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Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Editorial: Ludicrous

Minister Tuitt’s contention that “the media” are in collusion with the United People’s party is ludicrous. At Today we are not able, nor do we wish this, to speak for “the media” – we only speak for ourselves. Do we have an agenda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Tuitt: “Previous government misused millions of dollars”

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt went on a tirade yesterday implying that the media may be in collusion with the United People’s Party and are neglecting to highlight issues such as the additional costs of the causeway, the Taxand scam a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Attorney: “He totally lost it” Vesuvius-convict ejected from courtroom after insulting judge

St. Maarten – Vesuvius-convict Erno Labega Jr. totally lost it in the courtroom yesterday where he stood trial for his role in a fight at the Bada Bing adult entertainment club on February 3 of last year. Using an avalanche of choice words that sta

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Opinion: Outburst

The outburst of Vesuvius-convict Erno Labega Jr. in the court room yesterday morning seemingly showed for the first time the real face of the 29-year-old. For no apparent reason at all Labega, who is serving a 6-year prison sentence as an accomplice

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Opinion: Ashamed to be from Holland

The day before Yesterday, Hedy Kockx wrote an utterly funny, nonsensical article about her friend "Zwarte Piet". Her basic conclusion: Zwarte Piet is racism! Dear Hedy, every child in Holland loves Zwarte Piet. They do not love him because he is blac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Jealous husband faces 5 years for stabbing security guard

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Georges van den Eshof demanded 5 years imprisonment against Sahadeo J. for attempted murder on a security guard at the Atrium Hotel on September 29. Of the sentence, 2 years are suspended. The prosecutor asked the co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Balanced 2013 budget to Cft

St. Maarten- The 2013 Budget has been balanced and should be ready by today, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt reported yesterday. It will now make its round through the Council of Advice and Cft before heading to Parliament. Tuitt found a way to remo

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Rotterdam police use ‘Zwarte Piet’ as disguise

ROTTERDAM – Rotterdam police are dressing up as Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) to act as decoys and observers in ‘suspicious’ situations, the AD reports on Wednesday. The use of the Piet disguise, with police officers being made up with black face

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Government drafts dividend policy: Half a million for Corporate Governance Council

St. Maarten -The Council of Ministers (CoM) has approved the 2012 budget for the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) to the tune of approximately 500,000 guilders. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams made the announcement during yesterday’s CoM wee

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Critical Finance Minister Tuitt: Board members Central Bank from Curacao are not doing their job

St. Maarten - Just back from a meeting in Curacao on Monday on the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt has reported that the board members of Curacao are not cooperating and “they are not executing their tasks as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Causeway could end up costing 5 million more

St. Maarten - The causeway project has encountered “some hiccups,” as Finance Minister Roland Tuitt put it that could cost the government an additional 5 million guilders more. The original cost of the bridge over the Simpson Bay Lagoon was 92

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Ombudsman concludes info sessions

St. Maarten - The Office of the Ombudsman concluded its information sessions for 2012 with a presentation of the St. Maarten Constitution to the organizers of the event at the Cultural Center in Simpson Bay on Tuesday evening. Although the session wa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Opinion: Augmented reality contacts

We have to give it to the Belgians – never a dull moment in the country of chocolate and endless brands of beer. Researchers at the University of Gent have made a breakthrough in the development of a contact lens with augmented reality. They manage

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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St. Maarten Government seeks funding for social programs

St. Maarten - Government is trying to draft a social development plan and secure approximately 5 million guilders or more for the financing of social programs via the St. Maarten Development Fund (SDF) to cushion the effect of the closure of Antillea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Cleanup around government building finally underway

St. Maarten - Contractors have finally started to clean up the mess around the new government administration building on Pond Island. For a long time the place has looked like a dump after contractors abandoned the job. The developer, RGM, took the g

Opinion - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Opinion: Bling bling

What we learned from the remarkable story about a gold necklace that did or did not end up in a pawn shop where it subsequently disappeared is this: our pawn shops do not ask their customers the following question: where did you get this? In other

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Court sentences beggar to 30 months

St. Maarten – Raymond Gumbs was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment in the Court in First Instance yesterday. Of the verdict, 12 months are suspended; Judge Tamara Tijhuis imposed 3 years of probation. The sentence is in accordance with the demand