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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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St. Maarten Weekly News reports: American Airlines aborts non-stop flights from New York

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger analyzed the situation at American Airlines in this weekend’s edition of his St. Maarten weekly news electronic  newsletter. He notes that the airline is a mess and that non-stop flights this winter from JFK in New York

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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MP Douglasss urges De Weever to use tact in hospital conflict

St. Maarten – Opposition MP Dr. Ruth Douglasss called upon Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever “to stop playing out this sensitive matter in public and handle this in a productive and professional manner that will ultimately produce positi

Editorial - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Editorial: Rapid progress (Michael and Thelma King murder)

With the arrest of one suspect, the team that is investigation the brutal murder of Michael and Thelma King seems to have made rapid progress. It is probably a bridge too far to conclude now immediately that the case has been solved, but at least

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Wilson satisfied with team effort at CAC Games

St. Maarten - At the conclusion of the 40th CAC Games that were held over the weekend in Puerto Rico, a few athletes were able to secure podium positions and place St Maarten in the sporting headlines. The delegation which was headed by Martin Wil

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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One arrest in double King murder

St. Maarten – Yesterday morning around 4 a.m. police arrested a suspect in the murder of Michael and Thelma King. No details were released about the arrest or about the suspect, other than that it is a man. The quick arrest is the result of investi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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MP Pantophlet: “Businesses should live up to their responsibilities”

St. Maarten – “It is the responsibility of the government to create the environment where businesses can thrive. Businesses in turn should live up to their responsibilities by providing employment and by paying proper wages and benefits,” Natio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Life expectancy up in the Caribbean

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – During the past 110 years, health in the Americas has improved significantly, but inequalities persist, according to a report by the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) and the World Health Organization WHO. Average lif

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Minister Jacobs takes part in Special Olympics parade

Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister Silveria Jacobs joined on Saturday in an early morning parade with the Special Olympics Committee, the athletes, Sr. Basilia clients, members of the Mohican scouts, the Red Cross Youth Chapter, sponsors, and voluntee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Minister Jacobs seeks cooperation with Uruguay

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Minister Silveria Jacobs met in Uruguay with the country’s Vice-Minister of Education, Science and Culture Oscar Gomez, and the head of the Cultural Department to foster ties of cooperation in the areas of promoting our cu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Benders wants to see drag racing develop in a safe environment

St. Maarten / By Milton G. Pieters - Their areas of interest were not as vital as their mere presence on the area of the Ring Road behind the zoo early yesterday morning,  but what they all had in common was their whole hearted support for the cons

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Summer Speaks: Spoken word at Sheer

St. Maarten - The fourth annual “Summer Speaks”, an evening combining spoken word, poetry, short story, music and fine dining will take place this Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at Sheer restaurant on Front Street.  The event, called “Summer Speaks: A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Ombudsman exchanges views with ministries

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – The Office of the Ombudsman is currently in the process of meeting with secretaries general, heads of departments and sector heads of the seven ministries to exchange views about the procedures followed thus far by the Ombudsman

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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University networks in Aruba and Curacao

GREAT BAY - On September 17 management of the University of Saint Martin attended the “Leraren aan het stuur,” a congress organized by the Education Directorate in Aruba together with Look, the scientific center for teacher research. The St. Maar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Haren’s mayor Rob Bats appalled by Facebook-riots

GREAT BAY/ HAREN – Rob Bats, the former chef of the governor’s cabinet in St. Maarten, was appointed per May 1 to mayor of Haren – a sleepy town with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the province of Groningen. On Friday the 49-year old mayor had

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Divico joins Fun Miles

GREAT BAY – Divico Cash & Carry has joined Fun Miles, the Caribbean’s largest free customer reward program. This means that Fun Miles cardholders can now save and redeem Fun Miles at Divico’s clubstore while shopping for the premium brands

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Suggests other ministries follow suit – SHTA commends minister for name badge-initiative

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association SHTA has expressed its wish that more departments will follow the lead of Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius de Weever to have staffers wear name badges.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Arrindell returns from visit to The Netherlands

GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE - "As an active MP, I will continue to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones with members of the First and Second Chambers as well as with other governmental entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, includi

Opinion - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Opinion: Anonymous writing

We received this very nice letter from an anonymous fan of Today’s opinion page, basically thanking us for our editorials and opinions. Of course, we like compliments, and we’re happy to share them with our readers. Ego never sleeps. “You ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 24, 2012

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Opinion: Name tags

Minister De Weever (public health, social affairs and labor) got kudos from the hospitality and trade association SHTA for his initiative to adorn civil servants in the departments he is responsible for with name tags. Soon, we figure, employees at t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2012

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Arctic courtroom

GREAT BAY – The temperature in the upstairs courtroom at the courthouse in Philipsburg has gone beyond reasonable – and that is probably the understatement of the century. When the new resident Judge mr. Tamara Tijhuis took office in August, she

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 21, 2012

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Objection from Mary’s Fancy Home Owners Association – Drag strip in Great Salt Pond triggers negative reactions

GREAT BAY – The Mary’s Fancy Home Owners association opposes the construction of a drag racing strip in the Great Salt Pond, the association stated in a letter to this newspaper. “First of all, the Mary’s Fancy Home Owners Association (MFH

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