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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2013

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“Not a member of criminal association” Italian Supreme Court clears Corallo’s name

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Italian Supreme Court has cleared Atlantis World Group and B Plus Giocolegale owner Francesco Corallo of all allegations against him related to the Banca Popolare di Milano investigation into questionable loans.

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Trade costs weigh heavy on Caribbean countries

St. Maarten / WASHINGTON D.C. – A new database developed jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the World Bank reveals that trade costs fall disproportionately on the Caribbean and other de

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Committee discusses harbour and marine sector tomorrow

St. Maarten - The permanent committee of parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications meets tomorrow morning at the request of its chairman Frans Richardson at 10 a.m. to discuss the state of affairs at the harbour

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2013

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Opinion: Witch hunt

How dangerous are social media and the free flow of information over the internet? Jean-Pierre Geelen, a TV-critic for the Volkskrant notes what we are experiencing here in St. Maarten as well: “Through social media surfaces what was already brewin

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Opinion: Language woes

We know that language is a bit of a bottleneck for our students overseas. Their Dutch is not good enough to get the best out of their studies and because they do not speak the language very well, they also become the butt of jokes among their fellow-

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2013

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Reader’s Letter: Black samurai

Dear Editors, February is, as we know, Black History Month. I’d like to relay what I believe is a little known piece of black history, one that I always found intriguing. It’s the story of the first black African to have stepped on Japanese so

Editorial - Posted by on February 11, 2013

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Editorial: Back in the game

The Italian Supreme Court has taken the sting out of the saga that had dogged Atlantis World Group and B Plus Giocolegale owner Francesco Corallo for more than two years. The highest court in Italy has stated clearly that Corallo is not a part of

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Committee discusses harbour and marine sector tomorrow

St. Maarten - The permanent committee of parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications meets tomorrow morning at the request of its chairman Frans Richardson at 10 a.m. to discuss the state of affairs at the harbour

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Jacobs supports cricket stadium

St. Maarten – Sports Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Friday that the cricket association of St. Maarten has never asked the government for subsidy to build a new cricket stadium and that the initiative is supported by the private sector. The minis

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No parking in school bus areas

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The School Bus Section Inspection stated in a press release that there are three designated school bus holding areas in Philipsburg, and that motorists are not allowed to park there. The three locations are Cannegieter Stre

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PM makes surprise appearance at party for inspection unit

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams surprised members of the Economic Affairs Department Inspection Unit at a swearing in ceremony for extraordinary police officers at the Sheer Restaurant on Friday. The prime minister congratulated Cl

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Budget cuts are hurtful, education minister says

St. Maarten - Some 5.6 million guilders had to be cut from her projected expenditures to balance the 2013 draft budget, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Silveria Jacobs told a central committee of Parliament on Friday. The meeting was a

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St. Maarten Government revives anti noise pollution campaign

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Acting Head of the Department of Inspections Martha Thewet says her department will be stepping up controls and enforcement after the swearing in of 18 staff members of her department and two from economic affairs as extraordi

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Man stabs woman and steals her car

St. Maarten – An unknown man who robbed a woman of her car in Philipsburg on Friday evening managed to escape from police patrols after a wild chase that ended with a frontal collision at the Kruythoff roundabout in Cole Bay. The man attacked th

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Minister Jacobs gives Raoul Illidge Sports complex priority: Upgrade sports facility in Cay Hill begins soon

St. Maarten - Six facilitates are in need of repairs and upgrade but only two will be given priority for now, Youth and Sports Minister Silveria Jacobs told parliamentarians who asked questions about the deplorable condition of facilities like the Ra

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Big turnout for local artists

St. Maarten – Yesterday the 13th edition of Art in the Park was held at the Emilio Wilson Park. Despite the few rain drops that fell, the turnout for the event was big. 45 stands with local artists showing their own pieces of art to the visitors

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Pantophlet at aviation conference in Colombia

St. Maarten – More than sixty airlines are represented at the Routes Americas aviation conference in Colombia that begins today and concludes on Wednesday. Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Romeo Pantoph

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Youth poetry competition at the library on Friday

St. Maarten - This Friday Soualigan Fyah, a poetry/spoken word contest for high school students between the ages of 13 and 18 will be launched at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. The competition, which is being organized by 5 Square Miles Production

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Brighter Path: referendum about Statia’s future status

STATIA - Brighter Path Foundation in collaboration with Statia Roots Foundation and Statia Awareness and Development Movement have joined forces to petition the Island Government to organize a constitutional referendum before the evaluation of the is

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Dormoy shows provocation

St. Maarten – Youmay Dormoy presented his art work in his exhibition called ‘Musically Lewd and Provocative’ at the Sheer Art Gallery on Front Street yesterday. Dormoy who is also a well-known musician on the island, worked at his pieces for