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Marijke Linthorst: “I don’t know where we would find the money”  Senators divided about additional debt relief

Marijke Linthorst: “I don’t know where we would find the money” Senators divided about additional debt relief

Delegation leader Marijke Linthorst (l) in discussion with two visitors to the meet and greet at the Cultural Center. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – While Finance Minister Roland Tuitt maintains that there is still a chance for St.

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King-murder suspect refuses to come to court

St. Maarten – Meyshane Kemar J., one of the three suspects in the murder of Michael and Thelma King on September 21 of last year at the Ocean Club Resort in Cupecoy was scheduled to appear for a pro forma hearing in the Court in First Instance yest

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High pollution-level  at Emilio Wilson Park

High pollution-level at Emilio Wilson Park

The stream that runs through the Emilio Wilson Estate.St. Maarten – The water of the stream that runs through the Emilio Wilson Park, shows after being tested by the Nature Foundation, concerning levels of pollution. The Nature Foundation was ap

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Governor signs penal code into law

St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday confirmed yesterday to this newspaper that he signed the new penal code into law in the middle of December. The office of the Ombudsman received the legislation yesterday and it has now six weeks to decide whet

Opinion - Posted by on January 11, 2013

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Opinion: Perception

Opinion: Perception

The parliament building is the control center for the government – at least: it ought to be.Politics is seldom about the truth and more often about perception. Because readers have a short memory span and they remember best what they read last.

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Reader’s Letter: All of a sudden it’s about the people

For several weeks now I have read the utter nonsense that was being published in the local media by Mr. Maurice Lake. I call it utter nonsense because anyone that is paying attention to what is going on knows that all his articles are just based on f

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Members of the First Chamber meet with Parliament

St. Maarten – Members of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament will meet with the Parliament of St. Maarten and will visit several projects today. This morning the Dutch MPs first will visit drs. Governor Eugene Holiday. After that they will vis

Editorial - Posted by on January 11, 2013

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Editorial: Penal code

The country’s new penal code will enter the next phase now that Governor Holiday has signed it into law. Yesterday the code was received at the office of the ombudsman, where within the next six weeks a decision has to be taken about putting it in

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Government works on restoring border management system

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten’s disconnection from the border management system whose data was stored in Curacao did not come entirely by surprise, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Wednesday, especially since the country did not agree with a shar

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De Weever: Get vaccinated

St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is recommending high risk groups to get their seasonal flu vaccination. As part of the Minister of Public Health’s “Get Checked,” campaign, influenza is an acute viral infection that

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Man acquitted of ill-treatment

St. Maarten – Rafael de L.R. left the court with an acquittal to his name yesterday afternoon after prosecutor Georges van den Eshof nor Judge Tamara Tijhuis found legal and convincing evidence that he had ill-treated a man to such an extent on Apr

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PM presents governing program to governor

PM presents governing program to governor

President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, and Secretary General Jossy Semeleer holding copies of the Governing Program. Photo Today/Leo BrownSt. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams presented her cabine

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Thief released after 104 days behind bars: Man sentenced for stealing cop’s car

St. Maarten – Etnaldo Jedisko Benders was not in a good place on November 26 of last year after an argument with his mother and stepfather. The 20-year-old took to the streets and when he spotted a car with the keys left in the ignition he grabbed

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PM wants new screening law

St. Maarten -Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams wants St. Maarten to draft and pass its own national law on the screening of ministers. On Wednesday she revealed that she had already had a preliminary discussion with Governor Holiday, saying that i

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Prosecution demands 36 months for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – The prosecution charges Jeanroy Johnny Q. with attempted manslaughter and demands 36 months imprisonment, with 12 months suspended and 2 years of probation. But the defendant claims his stabbing of a man on October 18 of last year was

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Settling a score could send young man to jail for 4 years

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Georges van den Eshof demanded 4 years imprisonment against Ricardo Leopold M. yesterday for robbing a man who owed him money from his gold necklace at the Christina Bar on Mount William Hill on March 2 of last year. The de

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SHTA establishes defense fund for the environment

SHTA establishes defense fund for the environment

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA has opened up an Environmental Defense Fund EDF at the Scotia Bank which it intends to use to generate funds for action against the degradation of the natural environment and cultur

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UP questions non-payment of teachers’ salary-increase

St. Maarten - The UP faction will send a letter to Education Minister Silveria Jacobs about the non-payment of a salary increase to public education teachers because of the lack of an evaluation system. “According to media reports, other school

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Airport opens tender for new concessions

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport has published the Expressions of Interest documents for the new concession plan. As noted last year, Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) and the InterVistas Cons

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AXE to launch 22 people into space

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – AXE has teamed up with famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into space, aboard a suborbital Lynx space plane built by the American company XCOR Aerospace and operated by the tourism firm Space Expedition Curacao.

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Carnival Development Foundation meets with emergency services

Carnival Development Foundation meets with emergency services

From left to right: President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation Mike Granger, Board Member Roland Rommy, Edelmiro Jansen representative for the Ministry of Vromi, Kirk Richardson and Silvanico Pauletta (Fire Department), Alvin Daniel

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Carnival Extravaganza Thursdays on the boardwalk

Carnival Extravaganza Thursdays on the boardwalk

Tamara Leonard and May Ling Chun of SDI present a Boardwalk Carnival Extravaganza poster to SCDF President Mike Granger.St. Maarten – It will be like Carnival all year round when the Boardwalk Carnival Extravaganza kicks off on Thursdays, starting