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UP wants Tempo to open its books

St. Maarten - United Peoples (UP) party interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers called on the management of Tempo Networks to release its financials for 2011 and 2010 to the people of Sint Maarten “to counter that it is not a poor Caribbean company.â€

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Two arrested for double murder

St. Maarten– Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Antoine M. Whit (25) and Miquel Angel Torre Cleman (21) on Sunday December 9. On Friday French-side authorities arrested a suspect at the request of the prosecutor’s

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Laveist: fed up with Heyliger’s “elite clique” Mudslinging contest in central committee

St. Maarten – Friday’s Central Committee meeting about the dismissal of Kevin Bloyden and Mike Alexander from the supervisory board of the Harbor Group of Companies deteriorated into a mud-slinging contest with United People’s party-leader and

Editorial - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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Editorial: Higher level

Acting chairman of parliament Romain Laville hit the nail on the head with his closing remarks at the Central Committee meeting on Friday. His call to take discussions and questioning in parliament to a higher level is a just one. Watching the ord

Opinion - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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Balancing the Budget (1)

This article does not profess to give the solution(s) to our current financial situation but it is intended to provoke out of the box thinking to help solve our big problem which in turn can have positive benefits in other areas of society and our ec

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Reader’s Opinion: Investigation

After listening to the meeting held by parliament on Friday, now more than ever I am convinced that this present government must carry out an in-depth investigation in the running of the harbor affairs. This investigation must cover at the least the

Opinion - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Making mental health a priority

Leaders from across the globe over the past days have expressed sympathy to the people and Governor Dan Malloy of the US State of Connecticut, where last Friday a shooting rampage took place at an elementary school leaving 20 children (12 girls and e

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Contractors to close all utility trenches

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Vromi is requesting all contractors to fill all utility trenches along all primary and secondary roads including drives by Wednesday. This measure is to ensure safety during the holiday season. Open trenches present

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2012 SER advices released

St. Maarten - A number of 2012 advices by the Social Economic Council (SER) are now available for the general public for the first time, in accordance with the SER rules on publication. Notably, the unsolicited advice on crime prevention entitled

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Suspect in Gumbs-murder arrested

St. Maarten – Police have arrested a 38-year-old suspect identified as S.P. for the murder of Gaston Ambroise Gumbs. The body of Gumbs, 50, was found badly burned in Hope Estate on December 10. The victim was a resident of French Quarter. S.P. w

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Extortion-claim attorney loses appeal against Today

St. Maarten – Attorney Mr. Jairo Bloem lost his appeal in a lawsuit against the Today newspaper on Friday. The Common Court of Justice confirmed a ruling by the Court in First Instance of November 25 of last year. Mr. Bloem demanded rectification a

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Governor’s symposium at the Westin today

St. Maarten - Governor drs. Eugène Holiday hosts the first Annual Governor’s Symposium entitled “National Heritage: Historical, Cultural & Economic Importance” today at the Westin Hotel in Dawn Beach. It begins at 9.30 a.m. “For our y

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St Lucian Association joins the spirit of giving

St. Maarten - In their continued efforts to give something back to the community in which they now call home, the St Lucian Association on St Maarten have joined the list of organizations who will be making a difference for the season by making two t

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Steering group discusses criminal investigations

St. Maarten – The steering group formed by the police force and the public prosecutor’s office met on Friday to discuss the state of affairs in current criminal investigations. “The purpose of this steering group is to arrive at a structured ap

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Surveillance for cholera continues

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS) continues surveillance for Cholera and also maintains its travel advisory for persons traveling to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Cholera continues to take a heavy toll on Haiti and the D