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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Unhappy with reporting about medical center - Minister De Weever tears up copy of Today newspaper

Unhappy with reporting about medical center – Minister De Weever tears up copy of Today newspaper

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever went out of his way during yesterday’s press briefing to express his opinion about Today’s reporting about the dispute between the St. Maarten Medical Center and the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Armed robber sent to jail for seven years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Montell Macdonald yesterday to 7 year imprisonment for three armed robberies and firearm possession. The just 18-year-old defendant robbed the Man Chung supermarket on December 22 of last year; on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

Comments Off on Still no information on Salt Pond filling – PM peeved about Ser-letter

Still no information on Salt Pond filling – PM peeved about Ser-letter

St. Maarten -  The letter that the Social Economic Council (Ser) submitted to the Council of Ministers on October 15 requesting more information on the proposed filling of a section of the Great Salt Pond to develop a cricket stadium and drag racing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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St. Maarten Government signed letter of intent with American Clinic

St. Maarten – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever made the first page of a Memorandum of Understanding available to the media at yesterday’s press briefing about plans to establish a medical tourism facility. The agreement is between the g

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Statia team faces Hotspurs FC

GREAT BAY- Daniel Halman will spearhead the Hotspurs FC against Ibos, a visiting team from Statia who will be playing two matches here this weekend starting on Saturday at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex at 4.00 p.m. The friendly tournament was o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Tempo Turns 7 kicks off Sunday

St. Maarten – Sunday the kick-off of Tempo Networks' 7th anniversary will start with a week-long series of events. These events will be held to commemorate the station with major headliners kicking-off the festivities throughout the island. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Trial young rapists postponed again

St. Maarten – Two boys who are accused of raping and sexually assaulting their two sisters – one of them just 3 years old – will remain in jail until at least next year March 14 to allow time for psychological and psychiatric evaluation. The bo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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More lionfish in coastal waters

St. Maarten – An increase of lionfish in the surrounding waters of St. Maarten has been noted by the Nature Foundation. During their regular lionfish sweeps the foundation had noticed the increase of the venomous creatures, particularly around the

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Aviation experts to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD — At request of the interim-cabinet the Netherlands will offer technical support by sending two aviation experts, who are expected to arrive on Curaçao on November 28th. The two will evaluate the current plan of approach meant to imp

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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MOVEMBER: Awareness for men’s health issues

WILLEMSTAD – Front Shore N.V. is helping raise awareness and funds for men’s health and specifically for prostate cancer during the month November through the internationally known “Movember” movement. Movember was started by a group of fr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Tuitt on finances

St. Maarten – Today at 2 p.m. the central committee will meet with Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt, who will inform Members of Parliament on two points. The first point of the plenary is informing the MPs to the current financial state of St. Maar

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Opinion: Circus act

We’re not going to dwell on the circus act by Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever on this page: we respect his tearing up a copy of our newspaper as an event that is covered by everybody’s right to freedom of expression. Sending a letter t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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St. Maarten Carnival gets new face

St. Maarten -"Come, Experience Life!" is the new tagline for the official St. Maarten Carnival logo. It will become the permanent slogan of Carnival as opposed to the thematic taglines that are used annually. The new logo was released yesterday and o

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Opinion: The ideal grandmother

Don’t think that senior citizens have no role to play in our community. We encountered a brilliant example yesterday when we attended a court session wherein a 22-year-old stood trial for car theft. For sure, not a shocking event, especially sin

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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18 to buy cigarettes in Holland

THE HAGUE – The legal age for buying cigarettes in the Netherlands is ‘very likely’ to be increased to 18, Dutch newspaper The Telegraaf reports yesterday. The paper says Junior Health Minister Martin van Rijn is currently working on policie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Money laundering suspect back to trial in February

St. Maarten – Fernando Jose M. M. was arrested on August 2 based on a tip from American law enforcement. Investigators found $690,000 in cash in his home, partly stashed in a washing machine, and a hunting rifle and a pistol with live ammunition. Y

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Caribbean Living Statues Meeting on Sunday

St. Maarten – Motiance Dance School and the Beyond Writing Foundation will conduct a pre kick-off meeting to take place coming Sunday, November 25 from 6 until 7.30 p.m. at Motiance at the Long Wall Road in Philipsburg. All registered statue partic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Grandmother reported drunk car thief to police

St. Maarten – For some reason Terry Alvin Halley could not stop laughing, but Judge Tamara Tijhuis did not see the fun. She sentenced Halley to a 1 month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation, supervision by the Rehabilitation Burea

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Opinion: Facebook-bullies

Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans closed down his Facebook account, the Volkskrant reported yesterday. He received a truckload of negative reactions on his Facebook-postings about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. That became

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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New pension rules delayed until 2015

THE HAGUE – The introduction of new rules for Dutch company pension schemes has been delayed until 2015 because of the complexity of the subject, Junior Social Affairs Minister Jetta Klijnsma told MPs on Wednesday afternoon. The new system of co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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More budget headaches underway

St. Maarten - The government is still trying to balance the 2013 budget and Finance Minister Roland Tuitt hopes to have it reach parliament and the board for financial supervision Cft by December 15. Today, Tuitt is expected to speak in parliament wh

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Government meets with Collectivité of St. Martin

St. Maarten - The first executive meeting between the Council of Ministers and the Collectivité of St. Martin was described as very “frank,” by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday. The meeting was attended by six of the seven minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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PAR possibly involved in government

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The parties PS, Pais, PNP and independent member of parliament Glenn Sulvaran have decided to approach the political party PAR. These three parties and the independent member are of the opinion that their current basis of elev

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Methodist Agogic Center hosts gala dinner in March

St. Maarten – The Methodist Agogic Centre school board and volunteers are busy organizing a fundraising gala dinner to commemorate over 35 years of academic tradition.  Together with the gala dinner the MAC will launch an Alumni Association; the l

Editorial - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Editorial: Compliment

Minister de Weever made a remarkable appearance at yesterday’s press briefing where he tore up a copy of this newspaper. A bigger compliment is hard to come by. The minister respects freedom of the press but he respects objective journalism even

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Defending champions on a rampage

St. Maarten - At the conclusion of week two in the quarter final round of the 2012 Nagico Futsal tournament, four more teams have been eliminated, but the defending champions, Paradise Inn are maintaining their consistency with one purpose in mind.

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: The quality of life

Wikipedia states the following:”The term quality of life (QOL) references the general well-being of individuals and societies. The term is used in a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, and politics

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2012

Comments Off on Mad father gets off light for ill-treating girlfriend

Mad father gets off light for ill-treating girlfriend

St. Maarten – Leonard Anthony Henry definitely had a bad hair day on July 17 when his ex-girlfriend came to pick up their two children. When the girl announced she had a new friend, Henry got mad. In the ensuing argument he threatened the girl with

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 22, 2012

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King Yen holds quarterly national taekwondo exams

St. Maarten - After 10 hours of intense taekwondo examinations which was held at the King Yen school last Saturday, over 50 students passed with flying colors in the final test of the year and now they are ready for the next step in their sporting ca