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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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James: “Keeping the coalition together is more important” – UP party upset about parliament’s handling of meeting requests

St. Maarten – “Undemocratic and anti-transparent,” is how United People’s party MP Johan Leonard described the behavior of parliament President Rodolphe Samuel during a press conference yesterday morning. The UP is upset about the way request

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Investigators accept assistance from the FBI – Judge approves continued custody King murder suspect

St. Maarten – The judge of instruction approved the prolongation of the custody of 28-year-old suspect in the murders of Michael and Thelma King yesterday. The suspect, former Checkmate Security guard M.K.J. came out of a police van with a tee shir

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Woman who stabbed niece faces 3 years imprisonment

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor mr. Georges van den Eshof demanded 3 years imprisonment against Alexandra F. yesterday, for stabbing her niece Brenda W. during an argument the two had in St. Peters on June 14. The niece survived, and said in a lett

Opinion - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Opinion: What is reasonable?

The opposition United People’s party is quite right to sound the alarm about the way things are going currently in the parliament – and that is, in our opinion, only part of the problem that needs a sturdy shake-up. That ministers seemingly dr

Opinion - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Opinion: Corruption

Corruption is one of those nasty crimes that gnaw at the roots of a democracy. In a small community like ours there have always been a lot of rumors about the issue and there always seems to be a peak when elections roll around. Our National Detec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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AMFO signs last financing agreements in St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Recently two subsidy contracts were handed over by the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo to the No Kidding with our Kids Foundation and to the Sr. Magda Primary School. The No kidding with our Kids Foundation got a subsidy of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Organizations fight cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

St. Maarten - Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever says that the World Bank, Caricom, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Wash Advocates, have become the newest members of a regional coalition on water a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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All set for the ultimate off road test

St. Maarten - In addition to riding against the clock in the first St Maarten Duo Extreme which will take place this Sunday, the 50 odd participants will also have an opportunity to discover some rare scenes when they cover the 60 kilometer course on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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World Tourism Day – New uniforms for Tourist Bureau staff

St. Maarten - "Tourism and Sustainable Energy, Powering Sustainable Development" is the theme for today’s observance of World Tourism Day. The administrative staff of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau received their new uniforms just in time for the a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Court punishes corrupt civil servant

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Shirnon August Benvenuto Trinidad to 12 months imprisonment for accepting bribes and committing forgery in his function as inspector for the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment

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OCT conference in Greenland – Voges stresses importance of economic diversification

St. Maarten - Delegates representing St. Maarten are currently in Ililussat, Greenland attending the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA) conference discussing various instances regarding the country’s

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Minister Tuitt optimistic about meeting Cft budget deadline

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt will chair an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Minister (CoM) tomorrow to deal with the draft 2013 budget which has until October 1 to be submitted to the board for financial supervision (Cft). Th

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Vesuvius trial starts Monday at Belair Community Center

St. Maarten – The Vesuvius trial will begin on Monday morning at the Belair Community Center where the Court in First Instance will hold a session under the presidency of Judge mr. Harry Smid. The prosecution will ask on Monday for a postponement f

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Tuitt: security companies need to improve employee screening

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt took liberty in speaking on behalf of the Minister of Justice on Wednesday and indicated that government plans to look at instituting measures for increased safety of the island. Tuitt spoke at the Counc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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St. Maarten heads Octa audit committee

St. Maarten - St. Maarten has accepted the presidency of the audit committee of the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (Octa). Representing St. Maarten in this committee is Carol Voges, head of finance and eco

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St. Maarten Taekwondo team to Orlando

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sport Silveria Jacobs, was at the Princess Juliana International Airport yesterday to give a warm send-off to St. Maarten’s team for the All-Star International Taekwondo open tournamen

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Aids Foundation enlists help of youth group – Free HIV testing on Saturday in Cole Bay

St. Maarten - In an effort to get the youth involved in HIV/Aids awareness causes, the St. Maarten Aids Foundation has enlisted the support of the Salvation Army Youth group to assist in spreading the message and encouraging residents to get tested a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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St. Maarten Justice workers still await cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten - The 2010 cost of living adjustment payments to members of the Coast Guards are still pending. According to Finance Minister Roland Tuitt, it amounts to 2.4 million guilders ($1.34 million).  The amount Tuitt says will not affect the co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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SZV appointments can now be made by phone

St. Maarten-In order to register for the first time, register family members, renew insurance or change family doctor SZV’s clients once had to visit the W.J.A Nisbeth Road location in Philipsburg to make an appointment. The Director of SZV announc

Editorial - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Editorial: FBI assistance in King murder case

Police and prosecutor’s office have accepted the help from the American Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Michael and Thelma King murders. This will without any doubt raise some eyebrows, and not all for the same reasons. The prosecutor’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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LU student heads to Caribbean Youth Congress

St. Maarten - Kiran Jivanani of the Learning Unlimited Preparatory School will represent St. Maarten as its Junior Minister of Tourism at the annual Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Youth Congress in St. Kitts from October 9 to October 12. The

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Seven Seas Water win tennis tournament

St. Maarten - Giovanni Thomas, Raheem Meulens and Andrew Gordon had the right chemistry when they emerged as the championship table tennis team in the annual tournament last weekend at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium. A total of six teams sponsored

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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PM looks at Telem and postal service – Advice on partnership TelEm to be completed in November

St. Maarten - On Friday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams plans to sit in a shareholders meeting of the Telem Group of Companies. Wescot-Williams sits on the board, as government representative of the struggling telecommunications company which w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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UP-faction dissatisfied with parliament President Samuel

St. Maarten – The United people’s party faction has expressed its dissatisfaction with parliament President Rodolphe Samuel’s conduct in a letter the faction presented at a press conference yesterday morning. “Since the reshuffling and majori

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation dismisses Dalton’s arguments

St. Maarten - The Emilio Wilson Estate Foundation has taken notice of the Rain Forest Adventures propaganda by Mr. Dalton in your publication today,” board member Rueben Thompson wrote in a reaction to this newspaper yesterday. “The Foundation is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2012

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SCDF opens competition to select new identity logo

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has opened its competition for a logo, an identity, for Carnival. Once selected, it will mark the first time that Carnival as a festival will have a logo that can be branded worldwi

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Simplified road tax payment system in place by January Tuitt: We need half a billion guilders to run government

St. Maarten - Long lines at the Receivers Office on Pond Island may be reduced if the road tax system is passed in time for its proposed January 2013 implementation. The law to change the road tax has been prepared and now it is being reviewed, Fi