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Minister Duncan: Crime down but police brutality not tolerated

St. Maarten - Justice Minister Roland Duncan says that he is taking a hard line against law enforcement officials, such as customs, immigration and police, who use unwarranted excessive force or engage in police brutality. Speaking during Wednesda

Opinion - Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Black eye

"Further to the article in November 29th's news, the St Maarten Marine Trades Association would like to note the raids in the prison and all the contra-band imported through the open window in the Simpson Bay holding cells. This open access to the co

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Completion “white elephant” soon open for bidding

St. Maarten - Terms of reference for contractors to bid on the completion of several aspects of the Government Administration Building, aka the white elephant with the green hat, will be announced soon. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, on Wednes

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Mental Health Foundation director Eileen Healy: “Informal collaboration functions really well”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “The focus has to be on patient care.” Mental Health Foundation Director Eileen Healy does not want to create another healthcare controversy. Instead she told us about the things that do work in the cooperation

Opinion - Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Troubling trends

Mr. Editor, Please allow me some space in your newspaper to address two important troubling trends that we need to get away from in today's society. As a St. Maartener, I am very concerned about how we have changed from generation to generation. W

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MP Richardson donates computers to Ruby Labega primary school

St. Maarten- Realizing the necessity for advanced technology at the primary level, Member of Parliament Frans Richardson made a timely gesture by donating four computers and a color printer to the Ruby Labega school yesterday. While the donation m

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Reader’s Letter: Vending permits

Government has established a vending policy, clearly indicating where citizens can do vending or not. During the last six months we have been building and renting tiki huts to people who have or who applied for a vending or stationary license. The id

Opinion - Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Opinion: Badness outta style

Our photographer Milton Pieters went to the Sparrow show for the elderly on Wednesday evening on the pier, but he never got to take any pictures. When Pieters arrived, Tempo CEO Frederick Morton was waiting for him. Not to greet him, but to point

Editorial - Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Editorial: Urban legends

With all the controversies that surround our healthcare institutions one would be tempted to think that there is better care to be had in North Korea. But the reality is a tad different: in spite of all the court cases, in spite of all the mudslin

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LOL song competition tonight

St. Maarten – Today Laugh out Loud Productions (LOL) will introduce its first annual ‘So you think you can sing’ competition. This event will be a platform for singers from seven secondary schools to show their singing talent to the crowd. S

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SMMTA: “Simpson Bay prison cells serious safety concern”

St. Maarten – Yesterday the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) gave a reaction regarding the haul of contra-band that was found in the Simpson Bay prison cells on Wednesday morning. "Further to the article in November 29th's news, the

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PM reports on government-owned companies

St. Maarten -The restructuring of government-owned company TelEm was described as “A long and tedious process,” by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, but made successful because of the cooperation between union representatives and the manageme

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Education digest handed over to Minister

St. Maarten – The Division Educational Innovation (DEI) presented the education digest for the school year 2010/2011 to the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs last Wednesday. The education digest provides general da

Opinion - Posted by on November 30, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Tribute to Selma Cynthia Daniel Brown

As a child I remember Miss Selma, as we all called her, as a tall soft spoken God fearing individual. Putting her in her final resting place after 91 years of a very active life had to be tough on her surviving children, who traveled from the USA

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Airport signs contract for runway repair

St. Maarten – The contract for the repair of the runway at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) was signed between the airport’s Operating Company NV and the joint venture, Janssen de Jong Caribbean BV, NV Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatsch

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Zumba me red

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, in collaboration with the HIV/ Aids Program team will host a Zumba me red session in front of the Government Administration Building at 7.15 p.m. The special zumba session will be held to comme

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Minister Jacobs attends Morales book launch

St. Maarten, (DCOMM) –Minister Silveria Jacobs attended the book launch of Bloodline – A family Search by Loeki Morales at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Wednesday. In addition to the book launch an audio book of the same title with voice

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St. Maarten Police department asks assistance

St. Maarten – The Police Department is asking for assistance in the ongoing murder investigation of Gaston A. Gumbs. Gumbs’ body was found on November 10th at approximately 11 p.m. in Hope Estate. The investigating-team is asking if anyone may h

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Safety tips for holiday shopping

St. Maarten – As part of the ‘Get Checked’ campaign of the ministry of health, every parent's concern this holiday season should be to make sure that the presents you buy for your child this year is safe, by checking the safety information of t

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St. Maarten Carnival seeks junior and teen queen contestants

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has put out a call to the parents of potential contestants for the junior and teen carnival queen pageants for Carnival 2013. Girls for the junior pageants should be 7 to 12 years