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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 19, 2012

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No reaction to Ser-letter about drag racing strip

St. Maarten – Up to now, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has not answered a letter sent to her by the chairman of the Social Economic Council René Richardson on October 15 about plans for a drag racing strip and a cricket stadium. The council

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 19, 2012

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Operation vigilance begins

St. Maarten - The police department launched its holiday season project under the name Operation Vigilance 2012 last week. It will continue for some time into the New Year and like the previous years will focus on safety. “The cruise season has st

Opinion - Posted by on November 19, 2012

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Opinion: Do the honorable thing

Michel Petit, a retired gynecologist, throws some more oil on the hospital fire in Cay Hill. In a press release he issued yesterday – pre-edited for immediate publication – Petit chooses sides against hospital Director George Scot, with whom he w

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Opinion: Slander

Did this newspaper really slander Justice Minister Roland Duncan? That is the question after the minister made a statement on the radio yesterday whereby he dismissed a story we published last week Wednesday about a court case that involved Hypnotic

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Opinion: Grave-digging

The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Curacao has established a committee tasked with reviewing politically sensitive reports. The past couple of months the prosecutor’s office has fielded an avalanche of reports from politicians, concerned citizens

Opinion - Posted by on November 19, 2012

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Opinion: Disdain

The mystery surrounding the plans for a drag racing strip and a cricket stadium is reaching new levels, now that it appears that Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has failed to respond to a letter from the Social Economic Council about these issue

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 19, 2012

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Scot’s management construction with hospital is perfectly legal – Inspectorate engages in “unparalleled nitpicking”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Whether the St. Maarten Medical Center has a contract with AnG Consulting or with AnG Consultancy does not matter at all. Legal experts this newspaper consulted label the fact that Inspector General Earl Best and hi

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Dr. Ian Robertson lectured about linguistics and history

St. Maarten - Creole language expert Dr. Ian Robertson was the guest speaker on Thursday evening at a language and history lecture at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library entitled “Linguistics and History: Associates or strange bedfellows.” Dr. Rob

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Labels story in Today as “malicious” and “slander” – Minister Duncan denies brothel-ownership

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan denied his involvement with the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden in an interview with radio host Lloyd Richardson yesterday. “I am not the owner of a whorehouse,” Duncan said, calling a repor

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Let’s Travel launches Let’s Cruise

St. Maarten – Local travel agency, Let’s Travel, launches a new service called Let’s Cruise in an effort to tap into the underdeveloped cruise market in St. Maarten and create new jobs in the process. Terrence Rey, who took over the manageme

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Ministers Marlin and Jacobs in parliament

St. Maarten – Today at 10 a.m. a meeting is scheduled with Minister William Marlin in a central committee to meet with parliamentarians. Minister William Marlin has been invited to parliament to provide information about maintenance and zoning.

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St. Maarten Medical Center reacts to court ruling “Let’s put the focus back on improving health care together”

St. Maarten -  The Management Team, the Board of Directors, and the Supervisory Council of the St. Maarten Medical Center issued last night their reaction to Friday’s court ruling that suspended the measures the Inspectorate for Public health want

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Suspect attempted murder arrested

St. Maarten – Last Friday afternoon the police arrested 25-year-old S.M. at Bush Road in an ongoing murder investigation. The St. Maartener had shot his girlfriend I.M. on October 3 of this year in her apartment on the A.T. Illidge Road in the vici

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Fraites represents island in Hibiscus pageant

St. Maarten - Twenty year old Stephanie Fraites went through an on stage transformation and won from a field of five after getting the joint approval from a panel of judges when the curtains went down on the 2012 Pre Miss Caraibes Hibiscus last Satur

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Rights of the Child celebration kicked off

St. Maarten – Yesterday the celebration of Rights of the Child kicked off with an Educational Festival at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex and at the Ujima Foundation. The Committee on the Rights of the Child is the body of independent experts t

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Ortega wins speaking competition

GREAT BAY – Shaquille Ortega of Learning Unlimited won the speaking competition at the national convention of Junior Chamber International in Curacao recently. Ortega’s speech was entitled “Diversity is strength rather than a weakness.” A

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Governor on working visit to Europe

St. Maarten - Governor Eugène Holiday begins today with a 5-day working visit to Europe. The focus of the visit is on sustainable educational, cultural and economic development. The governor will meet with the Director General and other UNESCO repre

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Everything St. Maarten website surpasses 3.5 million visitors

St. Maarten - Jeff Berger’s www.everythingstmaarten.com website surpassed 3.5 million visitors this weekend, as it continues to promote St. Maarten and St. Martin around the world. To celebrate, the site it will give away seven SXM vacations ear

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French residents urged to renew driver’s license

St. Maarten – French residents who hold an expired St. Maarten driver’s license need to make an appointment at the Civil Registry Department to renew it. From Monday until Friday, except for Wednesday, from 11 a.m. till 3.30 p.m. the appointme

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Police officer injured during control

St. Maarten – During a general police control last Friday a female officer was hit and injured by a car at the Jose Lake Sr. Ballpark. Around 8.30 p.m. the officer had given a driver a stop sign and instructed him towards the parking lot to be cont

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Middle Region yard sale to fund computer lab

St. Maarten - The Middle Region and Defiance Community Council organizes a yard sale on Sunday, December 2 in the parking lot in front of the Calabash bar and restaurant on Middle Region main road. It starts at 10.00 a.m. and closes at 5.00 p.m. The

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Youngster snatches gold chain

St. Maarten – A man filed a complaint at the detective department saying that Friday evening an unknown young man snatched his gold chain from his neck while standing behind the counter of the former Tito’s Bar at Well Road. The suspect started r

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Youth Council awards 39 students

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Youth Council awarded 39 students from various high schools on the Dutch side for stellar, repeat scholastic achievements. The awardees were in the company of youth parliamentarians, teachers and parents who had encouraged

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Suspect in car break-in arrested

St. Maarten – Saturday around 2.30 p.m., the Simpson Bay patrol was informed of a car break-in in the vicinity of La Bamba. The two unknown suspects had fled towards Cole Bay where patrols started with the search. During the search a patrol spotted

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Doram off to India

St. Maarten - When 15-year-old Daniel Doram, left for Holland yesterday on his way to Dubai and finally India, it marked the beginning of a journey that is expected to transform him mentally, spiritually and physically. Known as a person of few wo

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Online petition Cay Bay and Cole Bay against development

CAY BAY, St. Maarten - A group of concerned Cole Bay and Cay Bay Residents have launched a petition against the filling in of the Simpson Bay Lagoon, the construction of sewage treatment plants behind Tropicana Casino and in the village of Cay Bay, t