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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Vesuvius-trial: day 4 – Prosecution slaughters defense arguments

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Prosecutors mrs. Gonda van der Wulp and Barth den Hartigh made mince meat of most of the defense arguments on the fourth day of the Vesuvius-trial and established that in particular attorneys mrs. Brenda Brooks, Mari

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Underwater dive cleanup at Kimsha Beach tomorrow

St. Maarten - The 2012 Underwater dive cleanup takes place tomorrow from 9:00 am near Kimsha Beach. This activity is part of the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by the Sint Maarten Pride foundation. Ocean Explorers dive center has bee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Aids Foundation opens secretariat

St. Maarten - After 23 years of spreading HIV/Aids prevention and awareness on the island, the St. Maarten Aids Foundation officially opened its secretariat yesterday, and it got off to a good start with a generous donation of more than $100,000 from

Opinion - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Opinion: Clean and smart

Politics is the weirdest sport in the world after professional cycling of course. Witness the signing of an agreement between three political parties in Curacao that are ready to form the second government in the country’s young and tumultuous hist

Editorial - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Editorial: Hollow phrases

The prosecution made short shrift yesterday of most of the arguments defense attorneys presented in the Vesuvius trial on Monday and Tuesday. Of course, not everything is what it seems and it is in the end up to the independent judge to separate fac

Opinion - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Opinion: Lo and behold

Yep, what else is there to say? In August our Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure gave a press conference where he announced the development of zoning plans. It was in a way a historical event that seemed to ind

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Passenger volume at airport up in first nine months

St. Maarten - According to the most recent statistics passenger traffic at the Princess Juliana International Airport is up 6.2 percent for the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2011. This growth has been propelled by depa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Students negatively affected by struggles teachers union

St. Maarten - The work done by teachers in the past has had its negative effects on students wanting to join the teaching profession, Windward Islands Teachers Union president Claire Elshot said. This is because students who would like to join this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Tax employees complete training

St. Maarten - Twenty eight employees of the tax administration participated in a training course last Friday to improve their knowledge about the island’s tax structure. The course was conducted by Vanessa Madema of the Stichting Belasting Accounta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Caribbean Gems burglary suspect denies involvement

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Hans Mos demanded 4 years imprisonment against Jose V. yesterday for his involvement in four burglaries and membership of a criminal organization. In May the court sentenced co-conspirator Brian Henson to 5 years imprisonme

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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CPS and baby wellness clinic closed on Monday

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and the baby wellness clinic will be closed on Monday because the department is organizing a retreat for staff members. An evaluation of the 2012 year plan and preparations for the 2013

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Audit Chamber board takes oath of office

St. Maarten - Governor drs. Eugène Holiday administered the oath of office to the members of the new board of the General Audit Chamber on Wednesday morning during a brief ceremony at his Cabinet. The governor underscored the importance of checks an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Foundation presents report about students to Voges

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Board members of the Soualiga Foundation presented the Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges with the report “Factors of Influence: The Academic performance of St. Maarten students in the Netherlands and Repatriation.”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Oncologist Wassenaar at cancer conference

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Registered Nurse Jasmien Cijntje, non-governmental organization board members Graciella Zimmerman, Lydia Vanterpool and Dr. Henk Wassenaar, will be some of the speakers at the cancer conference that starts this morning.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Community council extends deadline for postulation

St. Maarten – The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council has decided to extend the nomination date for board members to this upcoming Monday. The decision was taken because many people are interested in the election and are willing to postula

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Union wants shop stewards at schools

St. Maarten – The attendance of a member of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) to the St. Lucia conference has sparked new initiatives for the union. Among these are the appointment and training of shop stewards for several schools.”The w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Milton Peters College test week begins Monday

St. Maarten - Monday will see the beginning of examinations week for the Milton Peters College. Commonly called test week, all departments of MPC will be involved with the exception of second graders of the VSBO/PKL/PBL streams. The examination peri

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Deported Surinamese drug mules sentenced

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced two drug mules from Suriname to prison sentences of 14 and 12 months respectively. The cases indicate a change in smuggling routes to Europe. Both smugglers traveled from Paramaribo to Curacao and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Illidge Road in Dutch Quarter closed tomorrow

St. Maarten – The A.T. Illidge Road will be closed for all traffic tomorrow from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. between the Belvedere roundabout and the Dutch Quarter Medical Clinic of Dr. Bryson. The road closure is necessary to facilitate maintenance work o

Opinion - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Opinion: Field day

The prosecution had a field day yesterday when it responded to arguments defense attorneys in the Vesuvius-case presented on Monday and Tuesday. As a parting shot, prosecutors presented the criminal records of alleged gang leader Omar J. and that of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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Spotlight St. Maarten returns with a local twist

GREAT BAY - Spotlight St. Maarten 2012 as organized by the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) promises to be bigger and better than last year’s. This year will mark the second annual month long celebration of Spotlight St.Maarten and wi