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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Minister shaves head to support the fight against breast cancer

St. Maarten - With his head shaved and casually dressed, Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever signaled at yesterday’s Council of Minister press conference that he was in support of breast cancer patients, survivors and awareness. All mon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Jacobs confirms inquiry at public education

St. Maarten - Education Minister Silveria Jacobs confirmed on Wednesday that an investigating committee had been appointed to look into the operations of the Department of Public Education. Last week news broke that the head of the department, seni

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Budget 2013 balances at 443 million guilders

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers approved the 2013 budget on Tuesday, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday. The budget balances at 443 million guilders ($247.5 million). The government wants to commit 30 million guilders ($16.75 milli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Prosecution demands again prison time against Laveist

St. Maarten – The lengthy trek through the courts that started back in 2008 for former Commissioner Louie Laveist could end with some benefits for the embattled politician. Solicitor-General mr. Taco Stein demanded yesterday in the Common Court of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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King murder-suspect confesses

St. Maarten – Suspect M.K.J confessed yesterday to his involvement in the violent murders of Michael and Thelma King on September 21 in Cupecoy, the prosecutor’s office stated in a press release issued yesterday morning. K. also confessed to the

Editorial - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Editorial: World Animals Day

There is hardly a day or a month in the calendar that is not dedicated to a cause. This month’s cause is breast cancer awareness. But within this month the United Nations has marked fifteen commemorative days, that’s one every other day of the mo

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Parents urged to pay school meal tickets

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The Collectivité de St. Martin is appealing to the parents to contribute to the meals program that affords all children to have a meal at school on a daily basis. The Collectivité is presently providing some 4,500 meals to the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Tuitt: No payments have been made to Taxand

St. Maarten – “No payments have been made to Taxand since I took office,” Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing, answering questions from this newspaper about rumors that the ministry had paid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Government expects to earn back its investment in Tempo project

St. Maarten – The Finance Ministry expects to earn back the $400,000 it will invest in the Tempo Turns 7 project, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “There has been a lot of talk on the road a

Opinion - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Opinion: World Animal Day

World Animal Day is based on the life of the Saint Franciscus van Assisi, who was born in 1182 in Italy, as the son of a rich merchant. As Franciscus became older, he encountered many problems in his life, he became seriously ill and was also in j

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Observe 10-10-10, Minister Jacobs urges

St. Maarten - Next Wednesday, October 10 will not be a public holiday for the celebration of the country’s second anniversary but can still be observed by citizens in an informal manner. Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs made this announcement

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Reader’s Letter: The criminal loving lunatic left

The pro-criminal anti-gun, anti-self-defense senseless comments of some in the liberal media never ceases the amaze me. In response to a recent letter by Leopold James entitled “Kneejerk” The editor of the Today noted that “the link between imm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Spencer appeal Lloyd-murder postponed until January 2013

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed the appeal of Anthony Ray Spencer against his 20-year sentence for murder of Christian Lloyd until January 30 of next year. Spencer appeared in court yesterday afternoon with his attorney mr. Cor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams returns

St. Maarten - Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams will be back on the air reading the newspapers and giving commentary on 99.9 Break FM (formerly Radio Soualiga) starting this Friday at 7:15 a.m. Williams took a sabbatical from radio earlier this year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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World Teachers’ Day opportunity to highlight challenges – Jacobs

St. Maarten -On Friday, St.Maarten will join the rest of the world in celebration World Teachers’ Day. The theme for this year’s commemoration is Taking a Stand for Teachers. “The international day is an opportunity to highlight the challenges

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Richardson initiates study into gasoline taxes

MARIGOT - The €18 million that the Collectivité received recently from France is a cash advance on the projected taxes for six years without any interest added to the principal amount, President Alain Richardson said. These funds are part of an ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Payments to government suppliers are underway

St. Maarten – Suppliers with outstanding invoices with the government may expect payment soon, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing. “Last week I ordered to break open CDs for between 8 and 15 mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Man shoots girlfriend and flees

St. Maarten – Yesterday morning around 9.25 a.m. a woman got injured in a shooting incident at her home on the A.T. Illidge Road in the vicinity of Richardson drive in Dutch Quarter. The victim, I.M. was shot by her boyfriend S.M. in her right thig

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Samuel finds Dutch interest in development medical center

St. Maarten – The Dutch are interested in participating in the development of the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC), however, they need to hear first what St. Maarten’s objectives are for the future of the facility, says President of Parliament,