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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Conference gets 45,000 guilders in subsidy – Government makes cancer a priority

St. Maarten - The Public Health Ministry has put 45,000 guilders (just over $25,000) into hosting the first ever cancer conference on St.Maarten in collaboration with several local non-governmental organizations and agencies such as SZV, the St. Labo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Ms. Arrindell turns 100 today

MIDDLE REGION, St. Maarten –Today Ms. Sylvannve Arrindell, the eldest resident in Middle Region will celebrate her 100th birthday. Many people living in Middle Region and passing her home were not even aware that in that house on Ellis Drive lives

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Vesuvius-suspects remain silent on first court day

St. Maarten – The Vesuvius-trial was off to a speedy start yesterday because six of the seven defendants mostly retained their right to remain silent when Judge mr. Rick Smid confronted them with the crimes they are accused off. This enabled the co

Opinion - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Opinion: The right to remain silent

The much anticipated Vesuvius-trial has yet to gain momentum. The seven gang members on trial opted to keep their mouths shut, at least most of the time, and that allowed Judge Rick Smid to sail through the case files in less than a day. By a quarter

Opinion - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Opinion: Screening law

It sounded too good to be true and by now we know what is what. Anthony Godett has declared himself an opponent of the screening law interim Prime Minister Stanley Betrian and his mini-cabinet want to push through parliament before the elections on F

Editorial - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Editorial: Knock knock

Marcel Loor was released from prison more than four years ago. Due to the final ruling by the Supreme Court, the former head of immigration is making some headlines again. His conviction is final, but he served his sentence already a long time ago.

Opinion - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Opinion: Willem Holleeder and Marcel Loor

Decades ago children used to grow up with the idea that crime does not pay. That good always beats evil. By now we know better and those who don’t have not been paying very much attention. In the Netherlands Willem Holleeder is all the rave thes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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New open house Immigration and Naturalization Service

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Immigration and Naturalization Service IND will hold an Open House on Friday November 2. Citizens who are interested in learning more about the IND-services are welcome at the Open House at the offices on the A.T. Illid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Plaque marks historical Jewish burial ground

St. Maarten – Earlier this month a plaque was dedicated to the former Jewish burial ground at Radio Shack on Longwall Road. Rabbi Moshe Chanowitz said a blessing and unveiled the solid bronze plaque together with lecturer and researcher Dana Cohen-

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Ex-cop already served his time for money laundering – Supreme Court confirms Marcel Loor sentence

St. Maarten – Five years, two months and twenty days after his June 19, 2007 arrest the legal fight of former police Commissioner Marcel Loor ended when the Supreme Court ruled on October 9 that he is guilty of money laundering. His sentence of 23

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Facebook features top hundred of unwanted citizens in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – This list is circulating on the social network site Facebook since yesterday: it contains one hundred names of people considered persona non grata in Curacao. Sources in Curacao have indicated that the list is the work of Pueblo Sobera

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Fête de la Cuisine returns in November

St. Maarten - The 6th annual culinary festival Fête de la Cuisine for food lovers returns on November 4 and will end on St. Maarten Day, November 11. St. Maarten is often referred to as the gastronomic center of the Caribbean. The island counts m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Empowerment conference in Cole Bay

St. Maarten - Maximizing Your Potential is the theme of a one week conference currently being held on St.Maarten. The conference which started Sunday night runs until Friday at 7:00 pm nightly at the Carl and Sons Unique Inn in Colebay. Today unde

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Deadline tender public health survey on Friday

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The deadline to submit all relevant documentation for the ‘How Healthy is St. Maarten’ in 1999 to 2002 survey is this upcoming Friday. The purpose of the first survey was to collect information for public health policy

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Paying respect to Tall Boy

St. Maarten – Staff at the courthouse has opened a condolences register for the late bailiff Karl Arndell, aka Tall Boy who passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. Anybody wishing to pay her or his respects to Tall Boy is welcome at the courthouse

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Fun Miles introduces Fun Treats

St. Maarten - A simple ceremony at the Kooyman Mega Store in Cay Hill marked the launch of Fun Miles St. Maarten’s end of year campaign Fun Treats. Marketing manager Agnetha Huiting said that the Caribbean’s fastest growing redemption program

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 16, 2012

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Passenger traffic at Princess Juliana International Airport increased in first seven months

St. Maarten - With a 7% increase in passenger traffic in the first seven months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, mainly attributed to international passengers, the movement of passengers at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)