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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 26, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Prosecution wants $100,000 from four human smugglers

St. Maarten – The prosecution wants to seize $100,000 from four members of a criminal organization that carried illegals from St. Maarten to US territory in 2010. During one of these transports, on December 5, 2010 the Jesus La, a small boat carryi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Council of Ministers to hear from Vromi today

St. Maarten - An extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers (CoM) has been planned for today where the Ministry of Vromi will provide an update on the results of preliminary hearings that were held for the different zoning plans and the zoning

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Conditional prison sentence, fine, and 3-year ban from office – MP Laveist again found guilty of bribery

St. Maarten – Four years after he was arrested on bribery charges, the Common Court of Justice sentenced MP Louie Laveist yesterday to a 6 month conditional prison sentence, a 5,000 guilders (close to $2,800) fine and a ban from office for three ye

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Opinion: Men with long hair (1)

How people express themselves is their personal freedom, as long as it does not harm others, and indeed personal liberties are fundamental human rights. I am of the ‘baby-boomer generation’ and many of us had long hair when we were young men, it

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Opinion: Emilio Wilson Estate

It has been silent around the government’s plans to purchase the Emilio Wilson Estate. We are now confronted with a situation whereby the government has expressed its willingness to buy the estate and whereby nothing happens because said government

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Professor Hassell lectures on Saturday evening

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Professor Trevor Hassell, an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, will give a lecture to non-governmental organizations about non-communicable diseases on Saturday evening from 6 to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Demand 2 years against Antiguan suspect – Human smuggler is telling fairytales, prosecutor says

St. Maarten – The story 56-year-old Cobert McElroy J. told in court yesterday was too good to be true and prosecutor Tineke Kamps did not believe a word of it. For an attempt to smuggle nine Cubans and a Dominicano to St. Thomas on July 17, she dem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Emilio Wilson Estate purchase in limbo

St. Maarten - No progress has been made by the government in terms of moving forward with the purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday said that government has not changed its mind about buying the historic

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Nagico/LICA, 50 over cricket competition rescheduled

St. Maarten - After a rain affected start in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition which was originally scheduled for Monday October 15, all is set for the opening matches that will take place on Saturday November 4 at two venues simultaneously. Angui

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Wathley expects improved performance for annual relay

St. Maarten - After placing a creditable 3rd place in the U-20 age bracket and 5th overall in the 2011 Around the Island Relay, athletic coach for the Dynamics Track Club, Abdule Wathley is optimistic about the chances of his two teams for this year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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PM forwards answers to James about post office

St. Maarten - Government’s shareholder representative for Postal Services St. Maarten N.V (PSS), Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed that questions posed by United People’s Party Parliamentarian Jules James have been answered.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Curacao political parties close to new government

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao –Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels expects the parties PS, MFK and MAN to sign an intention statement today for the formation of a new government for Curaçao. Both MAN and MFK have agreed to sign the document. The political

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Community service for ill-treatment with bike

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Eddie Zinhagel yesterday to an 8 month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 120 hours of community service for an attempt at serious ill-treatment against someone with whom he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Robbery-trial postponed

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against 18-year-old Tyronne Dilon W. yesterday until December 6. The teenager is a suspect in the September 17 robbery at the Sunshine supermarket, whereby he allegedly showed a gun to t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Argument over stolen bike turned ugly – Man faces 60 months for five year old shooting

St. Maarten – That old sins have long shadows became clear once more when Samuel Rony B. stood trial yesterday for a shooting that occurred more than five years ago, on August 24 2007. Prosecutor Dounia Benammar demands 60 months imprisonment and 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Immigration office closed this afternoon

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Immigration and Naturalization Service offices of Admittance and Residence on Illidge road (next to Napa) will be closed from 12 noon today for the entire afternoon. The Service receives 25 employees of IND Caribisch Nede

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Young talent emerges in school soccer tournament

St. Maarten - It did not matter if they were following a family tradition or were just emulating members on their respective communities or stars on television, all that mattered was that they all had a degree of raw talent. The primary and secondary

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Plans of approach for immigration service ready

St. Maarten - The seventh Plans of Approach ministerial consultation took place Monday between the government and Interior and Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies. The meeting was conducted via video conferencing through a technological setup

Editorial - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Editorial: Vesuvius

The Vesuvius-trial has almost run the first leg of its course. The prosecution has presented its case and defense attorneys have rattled the cage this week to the best of their abilities. Where the prosecution demands two life sentences and against

Opinion - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Double trouble

Dear Editor, This morning around 11.30 I turned on the radio and heard MP Lloyd Richardson speaking. He said that there are many children in Sint Maarten with mental health problems, such as behavior problems, autism, etc. However, Mr. Richardson

Opinion - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Opinion: Interesting

It is interesting that Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels wants to live up to the screening law the parliament passed before the elections. MFK-leader Gerrit Schotte wants nothing to do with this piece of legislation, saying that it was approved by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Vesuvius-trail nears its conclusion – Attorneys contest life sentences for gang leader and hit man

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The third day of the Vesuvius-trial did not bring any additional fireworks or it must have been that the attorneys for alleged gang leader Omar J., his equally alleged hit man Carlos R. contested all charges and aske

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Scotia manager Bendaly leaves

St. Maarten -Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with outgoing Country Manager of Bank of Nova Scotia Elie Bendaly on Monday. Bendaly will be leaving St. Maarten to further his professional career abroad and officially bid farewell to the prime

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Drag Racing Association announces peaceful show for this Sunday

St. Maarten - Just a few weeks after assembling behind the zoo on the Ring Road to show their support for the construction of a drag racing strip, the St Maarten Drag Racing Association will stage a peaceful car and bike show this upcoming Sunday on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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No workers to be found in new administration building

St. Maarten – According to a press release from the cabinet of Prime Minister Wescot-Williams, work on the installation of fire safety related provisions in the new government administration building began during the past weekend. When our photogra

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Slow progress with school upgrades

St. Maarten -Education Minister Sarah Jacobs gave an update to parliamentarians on Monday on the construction and maintenance works at various schools across the island. “The contractor F.M is in default at the Seventh Day Adventist School on paym

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Shak’Eat maintains lead as futsal enters semifinal round

St. Maarten - The first round in the 2012 Futsal competition ended on an exciting note with five teams battling for the top position and a chance to advance to the Super League (NSL) during the matches which was held at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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Betti V is ready to celebrate with Tempo

St. Maarten - Songstress, Betti V Nisbeth, St. Maarten’s daughter of the soil, has been singing and performing since the tender age of 12, when she blew away her local church congregation with her rendition of ‘Tomorrow’ by the Winans. Now, s

French St. Martin News - Posted by on October 24, 2012

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French delegates return from tourism conference

St. Martin - “The French side of the island can remain competitive as a major regional tourist destination with innovative and smart projects involving young people, tradition and culture.” This was the general consensus after a delegation from t

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