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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2012

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Four-car accident causes traffic jam

St. Maarten - At least one female driver had to be treated on the scene for trauma after the car she was driving caused a chain of events which resulted in a total stoppage of traffic from both directions on the L.B. Scott Road. The details of wha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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St. Maarten Casinos disagree with fee increase

St. Maarten – The proposed fees on casino table games and slot machines for the government to generate at 7.5 million guilders in revenue has apparently not been met with the approval of the casino industry. The Casino Operators’ Association yest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Dookram and Samuel appeals postponed – Attorney Merx injured due to fall at his home

St. Maarten – Attorney  Cor Merx sustained injuries to his head when he fell at his home on Wednesday morning where he was recovering from an operation on his leg he underwent last week in Curacao. Due to his injuries, Merx was unable to appear in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Airport hosted Christmas Party for kids

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport hosted under the theme, ‘Santa is Coming to Candy Land’ another children’s Christmas party at the Rock House at Port de Plaisance last Sunday. It was a family affair as staff of the

Editorial - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Editorial: Piranha

The Piranha investigation has brought something to the surface that no politician talks about: the underfunding and understaffing of the National Detective Agency, aka the Landsrecherche. If statements made about this topic by the former head of the

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Are the media biased?

This is an open letter to Paul de Windt and Courtney Gibson, publisher and editor respectively of The Daily Herald. Obviously, this letter should have appeared in that newspaper, but the author sent it to us because the Herald refused to publish it.

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Opinion: Social fund

Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels gave companies in Curacao an idea where he is heading with his interim government during a meeting with the islands Business Association VBC. The PS-leader wants to create a social fund for investments in educat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Free flea market tomorrow

St. Maarten - Tomorrow from 10: 00 am to 4:00 pm lower Back Street will come alive with the first Free Flea Market organized by the Sharers of Love group. The group is the outreach arm of the House of Restoration and Deliverance International Ministr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Two appeal-cases postponed until next year

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed two appeal-cases yesterday because the summonses had been issued on a too short notice to the defendants. Acting Solicitor-General  Gonda van der Wulp withdrew the summonses and the court set new

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Higher sentence on appeal for indecent exposure to elderly lady

St. Maarten – Michael Marcelino Kruythoff was full of stories and good intentions as usual in court yesterday where the prosecution appealed his 3-month sentence for indecent exposure to a 77-year-old woman at her home in Madame Estate on July 11.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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MP Pantophlet praises plan for increased casino fees

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP George Pantophlet commended Finance Minister Roland Tuitt for his plan to increase casino fees. “Finally we are getting somewhere,” Pantophlet said in a press statement. Pantophlet said he has been pushing

Uncategorized - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Dutch banks under supervision

THE HAGUE – Four big Dutch banks will fall under European central bank supervision in 2014 when new rules agreed by European finance ministers come into effect. The European central bank is taking charge of banks with over €30 billion (estimat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Road tax law at Advisory Council

St. Maarten - By early 2013 Finance Minister Roland Tuitt hopes to see the implementation of a new law that will dissolve the annual change in vehicle license plate system and offer more options for the payment of road tax. On Wednesday, he indicated

Uncategorized - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Schoolgirl train suicide may be linked to bullying

MEPPEL, The Netherlands – An investigation has begun into the apparent suicide of a 15-year-old girl at a school in Meppel, who jumped in front of a train before the start of lessons on Tuesday, watched by several classmates. There are strong ru

Uncategorized - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Wiels” we shall overcome”

WILLEMSTAD – “We shall overcome with Jehova’s help,” Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels said after signing the government accord at the Brion square in Willemstad on Wednesday with Humphrey Davelaar, Alex Rosaria and Glen Sulvaran. The ev

Uncategorized - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Animals Are Friends Column: Why we have not evolved to eat meat

How many times have you heard someone justify their behavior based on the illogical premise that history somehow makes it right and assures its ethical legitimacy into the future? In fact, throughout history influential leaders and thinkers have used

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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PM Wescot-Williams at Par-fundraiser in Curacao “The new era in the Kingdom has not fully materialized”

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten abandoned the discussion about the country’s most appropriate political system “in the interest of time and conformity,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Tuesday at a fundraiser for the Partida Alternativa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Theophilus Priest performs “aqua ceremonial”

St. Maarten –The financing for the construction of a women’s shelter with one hundred units combined with a production center for a tilapia fish farm at Marigot Hill Road is for 99.9 percent secured, the project’s developer Theophilus Priest st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Demand 4 years for sexually abusing minor

St. Maarten – “He will always be the one who was always there for me. He is the best stepfather I could have. He is a darling but he did something wrong.” This statement from an underage girl who was sexually abused by her stepfather for years

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Ageing fraudster to Holland for medical treatment

St. Maarten– Alfredo Barossi Fernandez will fly to the Netherlands on Sunday to be treated for a heart condition. The 68-year-old Barossi will undergo so-called percutaneous angioplasty at the prison hospital in Scheveningen near The Hague. Baro

Editorial - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Editorial: Compassion

The story about the 68-year-old credit card swindler who has to be flown to the Netherlands for medical treatment may have readers wonder whether this is not an expensive way of doing things. It is of course true that flying an inmate with one or two

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Opinion: A special shrimp

Scientists in England made a discovery that shoots another hole in Genesis. They found a 425 million year old fossil of a shrimp-like animal that they called Pauline Avibella. The discovery of the invertebrate animal is very special, according to

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Opinion: Death notice

Is this charming or is this a brutal attempt to make a buck under brutal economic conditions? We’re not sure about this: the Straits Times, a newspaper published in Singapore starts on Sunday with a page called The Pets Corner. And no, it’s noth

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Posh

I am writing to address the offensive and ridiculous comments attributed to MP Frans Richardson. I would like MP Frans Richardson to point out at least one person that belongs under the term "POSH" in Guana Bay. Instead of recognizing that year

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Opinion: Suicide

A French teacher committed professional suicide by ordering his 13 and 14 year old pupils to write an essay about suicide. The school was not amused and suspended the teacher. The suspension followed objections from parents who suggested that the

Opinion - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Opinion: Turning our own keys

Is it fear? Is it desperation or is it simply the need to survive? We often hear the cries of hardworking, dedicated, struggling employees, who are forced to sign multiple 6 month or 1 year contracts, depriving them of any opportunities to upgrade

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Court postpones sexual offense case

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against Claudio Antonio W. yesterday because his attorney Shaira Bommel had not had the opportunity to discuss the case with him. Prosecutor Georges van den Eshof initially objected to t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Fine for carrying fake passport

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Modesto Cle to a 400 guilders fine for carrying a fake passport. The 43-year-old defendant from the Dominican Republic was caught at the airport with the document. The page containing his personal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Police meets with nightclub owners

St. Maarten– Last Tuesday Commissioner Carl John and community police officers held a meeting with representatives and owners of several nightclubs. Bliss, La Bamba, Under the Sun, Son Latino, Francis Bar, Roof Top and High-Up Club were represen

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 13, 2012

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Christmas Village for Philipsburg

St. Maarten - The Department of Culture in collaboration with the General Affairs Ministry is finalizing plans for the hosting of a four day Christmas fair at a Christmas village. The event is expected to be held from December 21 to December 24 an

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