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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Vesuvius-appeals in March

St. Maarten – The seven members of the Omar Jones-gang who were convicted in the Court in First Instance in November all will appeal their verdicts next year. The Common Court of Justice has scheduled the appeals hearing for March 6. On November

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Shigemoto: home for Christmas

St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction suspended former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s custody from this upcoming Monday at 3.30 p.m. He will therefore be home for Christmas. The office of the public prosecutor agreed with the suspension, on t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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2014 FCCA-conference huge event for St. Maarten: Harbor marks 1.7 million cruise passengers

St. Maarten – The harbor will welcome its 1.7 millionth cruise passenger on Boxing Day when there are five cruise ships in port, Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet and Harbor Group of Companies CEO Mark Mingo announced at a pres

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Schools to get post-Christmas gift: Emotional awareness coaching

St. Maarten - Come January, the exhilarating tag team of counselor and awareness coach Myriam Haar and Debbie Zwanikken plan to give public schools a post-Christmas gift that hopefully will last a lifetime for students. The duo want to unlock the “

Opinion - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Opinion: Obscene language

Our Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor has a problem with obscene language. Minister Cornelius de Weever, a true gentleman if there ever was one (we’re not joking), berated “the media” at Wednesday’s press briefing about

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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RSA announces sale of Dutch Caribbean Operation

St. Maarten -Sun Alliance Insurance Overseas Limited and Maduro & Curiel’s Bank N.V. yesterday announced that that they have reached a final agreement to sell Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Antilles) N.V to Fatum General Insurance N.V.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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First winner International Liquor promotion

St. Maarten –  International Liquor received the first winner of its scratch and win supermarket promotion last Friday. Sandra Raghoebier and her 2 girls pulled the winning card for an Ipad at Le Grand Marché in Cole Bay. Raghoebier is the first

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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“Innovation in action” Zenitel at the top of the market

St. Maarten - Eighty years after its establishment in the Dutch Caribbean, Zenitel is certainly not a classic company and moreover is the one who leads the way, is the example to follow and sets the standard in its specialization in countries the wor

Editorial - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Editorial: Business as usual

The decision by Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet to allow stores to be open on New Year’s Day makes sense. It will be welcome by the business community that is still struggling with a lackluster economy. A tourist destinati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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APS to pay cost of living adjustment to pensioners

GREAT BAY - APS, St. Maarten’s general pension fund administrator, is striving to make cost of living adjustment payments to government pensioners and early government service retirees, before the end of this year. As is known APS has been engag

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Minister De Weever: “Don’t drink and drive”

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) and the Department of Communication (DCOMM) in a collective public service message urges motorists not to drink and drive during the up-coming holiday season. The emphasis is on keeping

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Santa in Middle Region on Sunday

St. Maarten -The people of Middle Region and Defiance have behaved very well over the year 2012. Therefore, Santa has decided to make his final lap in the district before Christmas day. On Sunday, Santa will be parading through Middle Region’s main

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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No child left behind: Academy records 100 percent passes

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Academy (FAVE) graduating class of 2012 recorded 100 percent passes and at the top of the prestigious list of outstanding students is Linedia Masson, who has been on the school’s honor roll from Form 1. Masson led a group

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Attempted manslaughter punished with 30 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Cedric Wilfredo Fecunda to 30 months of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on a man during a fight at Titoy’s Bar in Cole Bay on September 14. Of the sentence 12 months are suspended; the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Man sentenced to 48 months for sexually abusing girl

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Joel Frantz Richards yesterday to 48 months of imprisonment for sexually abusing the underage daughter of his girlfriend for years. Of the sentence, 8 months are suspended; the court imposed 3 yea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Henriquez-Dijkhoffz and Baly most valuable SER members

St. Maarten -At the end of its first full year of operation, the Social Economic Council (Ser) distinguished Eveline Henriquez-Dijkhoffz and Aurillio Baly from its midst as ‘most valuable member’ and substitute member of 2012. Out of the nine

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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No cigar: the world is still there

St. Maarten – If you are reading this article today, it means that the world is still here. Some interpretations of the ancient Maya calendar, which ends today, have led some people to believe the word will end together with this calendar. 21 De

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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St. Maarten stores open on January 1

St. Maarten – Stores will be allowed to open for business on New year’s day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet announces yesterday. The minister said that the decision is an exception that is inspired by the fac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 21, 2012

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Quito Nicolaas lectures on Unheard Voices

St. Maarten - Aruban author Quito Nicolaas said at his recent lecture in Amsterdam that, “St. Maarten’s administrative process in isolation – a world separated between the Windward and Leeward Islands – offered the people the internal space t