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Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Opinion: Interesting lesson

Here is an interesting lesson for politicians. Two words: Co Verdaas. Mystified? Verdaas was for a very brief period State Secretary of Economic Affairs. This week he resigned because his past finally caught up with him. There was no criminal i

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Opinion: Fat policemen

Hmm, this does not sound too friendly. Nobody wants to hear something like: you’re fat, even though this is true. We vaguely remember that our Justice Minister Roland Duncan wants to subject law enforcement officers to an annual fitness test. But t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Bar fight over marijuana ends ugly – Demand 36 months for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – A fight between friends at the Tito Bar on Well Road in Cole Bay on September 14 almost cost the initiator of the aggression an ear and might land another young man for several years in prison. Cedric Wilfredo F. stood trial yesterday

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St. Maarten Hospital terminates Dr. Scot’s contract

St. Maarten – The Supervisory Council of the St. Maarten Medical Center has terminated the contract with hospital Director George Scot’s AnG Consultancy per December 31. In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, the council stated that the decis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Victory but no money for Christian Kingdom Cooperative depositor

St. Maarten -Creditors in the now bankrupt Christian Kingdom Cooperative (CKC) Efrich and Patricia Lourens recorded an unprecedented victory against the Central Bank on October 30 and are now entitled to $6,032.96 and 692.50 guilders in legal fees fr

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Editorial: Move on

The departure of hospital Director Dr. George Scot at the St. Maarten Medical Center was probably inevitable. Now that the supervisory council has taken the step to terminate Scot’s contract per the end of this month it is time for all parties invo

Opinion - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: What have you done lately?

In these challenging times we rightfully monitor every move made by our government. We pay our fair share in taxes and thus demand full account on how our government is spending (or not spending) our collective funds. But…how much do we rely on our

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 7, 2012

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Statement of SMMC Supervisory Council

Below is the unabridged text of the St. Maarten Medical Center Supervisory Council’s statement about the termination of its contract with AnG Consultancy. The Supervisory Council of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has as an important goal

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Stronger together/red ribbon basketball tournament on

St. Maarten- Scotiabank is organizing a Stronger Together/ Red Ribbon inter-company basketball tournament this weekend in collaboration with the St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation at the Melford Hazel Sports Complex . The fundraising tournament wil

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No Xmas lights in Willemstad’s center

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — There will be no laughing Santa’s, jumping dolphins in the Waaigat, butterflies round the traffic circle at Riff Fort, or Christmas lights in the center of Punda and Otrobanda this year, Amigoe reports. Fundashon Pasku Fiest

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Prime Minister briefed on ILO

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit yesterday from representatives of the St. Maarten Labor Department, the Government of Antigua and the International Labor Organization (ILO). During the visit the prime min

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Social Economic Council presents AOV to Prime Minister

St. Maarten – Representatives of the Social Economic Council (SER) conducted a constructive meeting with the Prime Minister last Wednesday. On this occasion, a solicited SER advice entitled   “The AOV system made Affordable, Sustainable and Equ

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First female soccer team on St. Maarten

St. Maarten –The first official female soccer team has finally been established on St. Maarten. The Oualichi women’s soccer team has been meeting for nearly a month, training at the new Christian Hillside School Gym in Belair to improve the team

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Christmas tree lighting tomorrow

St. Maarten - The annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Government Administration Building will be held tomorrow. It gets underway at 4:30 pm with a parade leaving the Clem Labega Square, through the Court House Alley, up Front Street, down Back Stre

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St. Maarten Police officers take Justice Minister Duncan to court

  St. Maarten – Nineteen police officers are taking Justice Minister Roland Duncan to court this morning in an attempt to settle a dispute about taxation on rent-allowance. The officers came over from the Netherlands to assist the local pol

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Penha cuts 20 percent of its staff in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Penha, probably the best known ‘brand’ of Curaçao downtown, is forced to trim its work force down by 20 percent. Although this month Penha will open its much longer planned Victoria’s Secret store in Punda, the director, Kevi

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PM prepares for plans of approach meeting

St. Maarten -Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams leaves for the Netherlands next week to meet with new Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk. Her visit is for a Ministerial Consultation on the Plans of Approach. This will be

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Lions Christmas Bingo this Saturday

St. Maarten – The Lions Club is finalizing their preparations for the Annual Lions Christmas Bingo, which will be held this coming Saturday, December 8th at the Celebration Palace on Bush Road. The club will call about 42 bingo games for overloa

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PM:”Happy Saba Day”

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be leaving to Saba early Friday morning to join in the Saba Day Celebrations. The prime minister has always stressed that despite the constitutional change and the dissolving of the Netherland

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Ritchie and Williams set to make international ring debut

GREAT BAY- Two of St Maarten’s top amateur boxers, Gregorio Ritchie and Akeem Williams will be representing St Maarten when the 2012 Ronald Wilson memorial boxing tournament gets under way in Barbados this weekend. Both boxers had their share of

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Tuitt on M.O.T. (Bureau for Unusual Financial Transactions)

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten has up until May to improve its rating with regional organization, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) which monitors the measures countries take to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Two initiati

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Minister Duncan revisits Justice Park

St. Maarten – In an almost two hour exposé Justice Minister Roland Duncan revisited his Justice Park project in the central committee of parliament yesterday afternoon. Duncan once again made clear that the project emanates from the need to provid