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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Mendes de Gouveia appointed informateur in Curacao – Governor supports interim-cabinet

WILLEMSTAD  - Governor Frits Goedgedrag has appointed Eduardo ‘Dito’ Mendes de Gouveia as formateur charged with the formation of an interim-cabinet. In a letter to the members of parliament, the governor declared the motions of no confidence th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Arraignment suspect King murders set for tomorrow

St. Maarten – The suspect in last week’s murder of Michael King and Thelma Strickland King will be arraigned before the judge of instruction tomorrow before 1 p.m., his attorney mr. Brenda Brooks told this newspaper yesterday. The suspect is a 28

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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MP Laville about double murder in Cupecoy: “This does not represent who we are as St. Maarteners”

St. Maarten - The double murder of American tourist couple Michael and Thelma King last Friday has damaged the island’s image as a safe tourist destination but in no way represents the people of St. Maarten, says Vice-President of parliament Romain

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Online petition and protest videos on Youtube and Facebook – Opposition grows against Salt Pond drag racing strip

St. Maarten – The opposition against the drag racing strip in the Great Salt Pond is gaining momentum. Residents for SXM started an online petition on Sunday that had gathered 135 signatures yesterday afternoon. A video released to Youtube also ple

Opinion - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Opinion: Tip lines

The number is always there but at a time when a horrific crime is committed it is useful to bring it to the attention of our readers again: the police tip line. While the police are now bringing the number to the public’s attention to gather mor

Opinion - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Opinion: Condolences

The murder of Michael and Thelma King has made a deep impression, not only on ordinary citizens, but also on local politicians. The outpouring of condolences to family, friends and loved ones of the Kings by the prime minister, cabinet-members, COM-P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Minister De Weever welcomes Paho-director Carissa Etienne

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever welcomed Dr. Carissa Etienne of Dominica, the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization Paho. “As a newly born associate member of Paho, we the country of Sint Maarten

Opinion - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Opinion: Ill-conceived plan

The drag racing strip in the Great Salt Pond is the latest bone of contention between environmentalists (supported by hordes of others) and politicians who want to live up to a campaign promise. On their side are, of course, the people who will be do

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Prime Minister credits police for quick arrest

St. Maarten - "I am convinced that like myself, the entire community of St. Maarten hoped and prayed that the perpetrator(s) of last week's heinous crime would be apprehended and persecuted in the shortest time possible. This was important for our is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Minister Pantophlet offers condolences

St. Maarten – Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet offered his condolences to the family of Michael and Thelma King in a brief statement issues last night: “On behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, my cabinet and my family, I would like to exten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Fire prevention week starts half October

St. Maarten -“Protect Your family Against Fire. The Time to Act is Now,” is the theme of the 2012 observance of fire prevention week. Activities will be held from October 15 to October 20 in observance of the global week, all of which are being o

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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COM-President Richardson offers condolences “A heartbreaking and painful experience”

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Alain Richardson, President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin joined leaders on the Dutch side in offering condolences to the King family. In a statement issued yesterday, Richardson offered the condolences on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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NA-leader Marlin offers condolences “We are mourning with the families and share their pain”

St. Maarten - National Alliance leader and Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin has strongly condemned the murder of American couple Michael and Thelma King whose bodies were found in the Ocean Club Villas on Friday. Marlin, who returned to the is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Checkmate-owner Michael Kuiperi offers condolences: “We do considerable investigation before hiring a security guard”

St. Maarten – Checkmate Security owner Michael Kuiperi has condemned the murder of Michael and Thelma King. While the prosecutor’s office has not released details about the suspect that was arrested on Sunday morning, Kuiperi confirms in a statem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Autopsies completed, bodies released to family today – King murder-suspect heavily resisted arrest

St. Maarten – The public prosecutor’s office confirmed that the suspect in last week’s Michael and Thelma King murders is 28-year-old Jamaican M.K.J. From a statement by Checkmate Security owner Michael Kuiperi it appears that J. was working as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Motiance and Imbali merge into National Institute of Arts

St. Maarten - A dream born 21 years ago will become reality as St.Maarten top schools in artistic training and development embark on a journey of full merger to create N.I.A., the National Institute of Arts (St. Maarten), the two schools stated in a

Opinion - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Drag racing strip

Dear Editor: I see the Drag Racing Association had a rally on Sunday to show support for their drag racing strip. I understand that this is a legitimate sport for many. I have no problems with that. But, and this is a big but... I cannot suppor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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UP-faction calls De Weever to Central Committee meeting

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on Friday at 10 a.m. with Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever at the request of the opposition United People’s party-faction. The faction wishes to discuss the m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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St.Maarten prepares for Tempo Turns 7

St. Maarten - For seven days and seven nights, St.Maarten will play host to pan Caribbean media and entertainment company Tempo Networks for the station’s seventh anniversary celebrations; Tempo Turns 7. The highly anticipated affair will cost the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Street fair to boost Upper Princess Quarter

St. Maarten - The Upper Princess Quarter district needs some positive light injected into it and the district’s community council plans to use the first annual Community Street Fair to rekindle interest in its neighborhood. The street fair will be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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“Fruitful” meeting St. Maarten Medical Center with Health Inspectorate

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center met with the Inspectorate of Healthcare yesterday to discuss the contents of the inspectorate’s audit report, the mistakes in it and the improvement plan the hospital submitted. “Both parties expressed

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 25, 2012

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Editorial: Interim-cabinet

While St. Maarten is in shock over the King murders, an important development took place in Curacao where Governor Goedgedrag appointed a formateur to form an interim cabinet. While this cabinet in itself will not achieve great things in the twenty-o