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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Corallo does not confirm payments - “These private records may have been faked or invented”

Corallo does not confirm payments – “These private records may have been faked or invented”

St. Maarten – Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco Corallo said in a reaction to request this newspaper that he cannot confirm the payments that appear from the bank statements on the Curaleaks website. In an addendum to his statement, Co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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BPlus paid $215,000 before 2010 elections - Curaleaks documents show link Schotte and Corallo

BPlus paid $215,000 before 2010 elections – Curaleaks documents show link Schotte and Corallo

  The top of this image shows the wire transfer from BPlus; the bottom of the image shows the cash withdrawal for the Citibank account of Cicely van der Dijs. Source: curaleaks.com  St. Maarten / Curacao - By Hilbert Haar – The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Best: “We can take them in custody if they refuse” - Inspectorate imposes action plan

Best: “We can take them in custody if they refuse” – Inspectorate imposes action plan

    From left to right Attorney for the Public Health Inspectorate Jairo Bloem, Inspector General Dr. Earl Best and Interim Inspector General in Dr. Best’s absence, Dr. Jan Haeck share a light moment on Tuesday after hearing tha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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One hundred years and counting

St. Maarten - Sylvannve Arrindell, the oldest living resident on St Maarten who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday is joined by close relatives for this rare photo opportunity during a special ceremony which was held in her honor at her Middle R

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Library hosts spooktacular Halloween party

St. Maarten - Since 2009, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library has been hosting its annual Halloween program for children.  On Saturday October 27, the library returns with a “spooktacular” event focused on activities related to reading. “It pro

Editorial - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Editorial: Cornered

The publication of bank statements on Curacao’s whistleblower website Curaleaks suggesting hefty payments from Italian gaming company BPlus into the account of MFK-leader Gerrit Schotte’s girlfriend Cicely van der Dijs drew an angry reaction from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Betrian meets with Wescot-Williams

St. Maarten / Curacao —Prime Minister Stanley Betrian departed to Sint Maarten on Tuesday for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams. The two will talk about bilateral agreements and conflicts between the two islands. Restoring

Opinion - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Opinion: A warning for writers

Oh oh. This is really alarming, not for readers, but for the writer of this piece. The Karolinska University in Sweden says it discovered a link between creative professions and mental illness. People who work in creative professions are ore often tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Central Committee meets Jacobs again on Monday

St. Maarten - The Central Committee meeting of parliament with Education, Culture, Youths and Sports Minister Silveria Jacobs that was adjourned on October 8, will continue this upcoming Monday, October 22, at 10 a.m. The agenda points for the mee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Unesco TV production workshop begins tomorrow

St. Maarten- This Thursday and Friday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will deliver the keynote address at the young TV Producers’ workshop at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Unesco organizes together with the Caribbean Broadcasting Media Partne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Inspectorate finds three cases of sub-optimal care at SMMC

St. Maarten - The Inspectorate of Public Health has found that of the seven wrongful death cases filed against the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC), three are clear cases of "sub-optimal" care being administered to patients. This was revealed by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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SZV: pensions paid by November 1

St. Maarten - SZV announced in a press release issued yesterday that all pension requests that were received before August 2012 will be paid out by November 1. This will lead to shorter waiting periods for all future pension applicants. The Pensi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Five to vie for spot in international pageant

Five to vie for spot in international pageant

[caption id="attachment_17752" align="alignleft" width="288"] Caroline Paredes[/caption]St. Maarten - On November 3 five beautiful young ladies will participate in a pageant to see who will represent St Maarten in the 22nd Miss Caraibes Hibiscus at t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Robbers take car away in front of woman’s home

St. Maarten – Two armed men robbed a woman at her home in Guana Bay of her car just as she was getting ready to take her son to school on Monday. The victim, J.W., stated to officers of the special robbery unit that she was already sitting in her c

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Quarter finals still elusive for Ghetto Boyz

St. Maarten- Despite the stormy weather futsal matches continued as normal at the LB Scott Sports Auditorium on Sunday. The road to the quarter finals started promising for team Ghtetto Boyz in the 2012 Futsal competition sponsored by Nagico Insuranc

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Kalisha Trotman wins table tennis tourney

St. Maarten - The name of the table tennis tournament organized by the St Maarten Tennis Federation may have had more credibility than what was at stake during the individual, team and double events last Saturday despite the heavy showers of rain at

Opinion - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Opinion: Tolerance

Tolerance is in St. Maarten a word that is quickly associated with the police and its Zero Tolerance team. Nobody ever thinks about being tolerant to a neighbor, or a random passer-by who happens to come from a different ethnic background. The Net

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Boulder removed in joint exercise

Boulder removed in joint exercise

St. Maarten - Traffic going to and from Point Blanche came to a standstill yesterday afternoon to facilitate the removal of a gigantic boulder which was precariously positioned on the edge of the rocky surface opposite the entrance of the Dr. A.C Wat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Court finds hospital inadmissible in lawsuit against inspectorate

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance declared inadmissible the request by the St. Maarten Medical Center to apply article 85 of the national ordinance on administrative law (Lar) in its conflict with the Public Health Inspectorate. This way th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 17, 2012

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Jewelry store robbed

St. Maarten – Friday the 13th was not a good day for the Divinity Jewelry store on Front Street. Around 3.50 p.m. two masked and armed men stormed inside, told the employees not to move and took a large number of gold necklaces from behind the coun