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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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PM in Lloyd Richardson show: “Full independence a natural evolution”

St. Maarten - “I think full independence is a natural evolution of our people. Where we are today is definitely not the final stage,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a radio interview with Lloyd Richardson. “However, we must realiz

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Early morning fire destroys barber shop

St. Maarten - Nothing was saved in the D-Guebo barber shop after an early morning fire swept through one of the lower sections of the Cat’s Complex at #88 Illidge Road shortly after 3.00 a.m. yesterday morning. The families that were affected th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Gaston Boasman Help Desk opens – One stop shop for seniors and disabled

St. Maarten - The fourth Community Help Desk to bring government services to the people was opened yesterday afternoon in Hope Estate. Officially named the Gaston Boasman Help Desk for the Elderly and Disabled, the facility is distinctively different

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Spies enlightens parliament; Schotte speaks of witch hunt – Italy refused to give Corallo statement of good behavior

THE HAGUE / WILLEMSTAD – Ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte lashed out at media about reports that he has ties with the Italian mafia, and that he attempted to get an statement about the behavior of Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco

Opinion - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Opinion: Proud young country

As a proud young country we should be celebrating constitution day. Right? The first time, back in 2011, the day was described as a funeral by former Minister Franklin Meyers. This time, no such heavy words came out of anybody’s mouth, so in its

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Training for implementation mortality coding system

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Public Health Department (PHD), a policy making body of the Public Health Ministry, organized a meeting recently to sensitize stakeholders on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding. PHD and Co

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King-murder suspect in pre-trial detention

St. Maarten – The second suspect in the September 21 murders of Michael and Thelma King, Jeremiah C.M. appeared before the judge of instruction yesterday. The judge ordered the suspect’s pretrial detention for eight days. The prosecutor’s o

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St Maarten police poised to take top title

St. Maarten - After ten days of competition with police forces from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Holland, Suriname the Coast Guard and the host team St Maarten, the latter has dominated so far and there are still three more competitions to go. After t

Opinion - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Opinion: Slowly to hell

Let’s get back to that story about the new government administration building. It is not new anymore of course, because by now it has been standing forlorn on Pond Island waiting for  things that will never happen. Something’s gotta give of c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Trio bought electronics with stolen credit card – Ageing fraudster could be sent 4 years to jail

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Tineke Kamps demanded 48 months imprisonment against Alfredo Barossi F. and 24 months against Andrea C.-C. and Gabriella Maria B. for defrauding two electronics stores and one car rental company for more than $12,000

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Martin Luther King staff goes pink on Fridays

St. Maarten – The staff of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School invited the Positive Foundation to give a special presentation in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. Stuart Johnson, school manager stated, “Our invitation was qu

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Open house at hospital tomorrow

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) organizes an Open House tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second Open House is planned for Saturday November 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the central patio of the hospital staff from th

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Gunman arrested after Pond Island shooting

St. Maarten – Police arrested S.B.L. yesterday afternoon as a suspect in the shooting of a man on Wednesday evening on Pond Island in the vicinity of the Rock Salt Drive. Police received a call about the shooting around 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday. B

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Elshot seeks re-election

St. Maarten - President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot will be postulating for the upcoming elections of her union that are expected to be held soon. Prior to these elections she will be meeting with her members to advise them o

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Bad weather ahead due to tropical wave

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Department of Disaster Management says the peak of the hurricane season has passed, but residents should still remain vigilant until the end of the season. The season so far has seen 15 named tropical storms. Nadine bec

Editorial - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Editorial: Witch hunt

MFK-leader Gerrit Schotte accuses the media of a witch hunt, but so far we have not been able to detect any mistakes in the reports about the former prime minister’s attempts to obtain a statement of good behavior for Atlantis World Group and BPlus

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Doodnauth expresses confidence ahead of crucial game

St. Maarten - Going up against any team in the Leewards, Antigua & Barbuda have always been rated at the crowd favorites having won the most championship titles at any form of the game, but despite the fact that St Maarten has only defeated them

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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MPC hosts study financing meeting

St. Maarten - An information session to provide information about study financing and studying abroad will be held next Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Milton Peters College. All parents and guardians of exam class students are asked to att

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Cable-TV expands internet service

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV announced yesterday that the CableNet upgrade continues, with additional areas that can now receive high-speed internet service. The purpose of this upgrade is to improve the reliability and quality of service for C

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 12, 2012

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Eleven nominees for Crystal Pineapple

St. Maarten – So far eleven candidates have been nominated for the Crystal Pineapple Awards that will be issued during a gala evening on November 30. Tadzio Bervoets’ Nature Foundation and Mercedes de Windt’s Dolphin Defenders have been nomi

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Union concerned about children unable to find a place in school

GREAT BAY—With St. Maarten celebrating two years as a country within the Netherlands there should be a structure in place for the training of all teachers, said the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot. “We should be abl

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Pink Phit Phabulous walk Sunday

St. Maarten - The third annual Pink Phit Phabulous walk is set to take place this Sunday with the assembly point at Divico, Colebay from 5:30 am. The theme for this year’s event is Walk n Splash as organized by the Elektralytes Foundation and th

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Belly dancing class at John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – The Motiance Dance school will start will belly dancing classes on Tuesday at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall Road. Classes will be given by Okama Ekpe Brook a teacher who was born in Ekori, Nigeria, and recently moved to St.

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Teenager sent to jail for lighter-gun robbery

GREAT BAY – For an attempt to rob a man on the boardwalk on July 15 of his gold necklace, 18-year old Geoffrey Romeo Orlando Brooks was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment. Of the sentence, 16 months are suspended and when Brooks comes out of priso