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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Suspicious baby-death returns to court

St. Maarten – Almost four years after her 6-month old baby died under suspicious circumstances, Kenesha T.R. was scheduled to appear in the Court in First Instance yesterday. But the case was postponed until a later date because the summons was dec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Wescot-Williams affronted by tone of Minister’s letter: PM strikes back at Ronald Plasterk

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams has reacted with a lengthy statement to the letter from Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk. The minister demanded action in the fields of Winair-ticket prices, medical emergency hel

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Attempted manslaughter on girlfriend: 6 years

St. Maarten – Jason Omar Margarita received a 6-year prison sentence for attempted manslaughter on his girlfriend Sammy Simmons on October 3 of last year. At the trial on January 23, the prosecution demanded 7 years against the 25-year-old defendan

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: A viable approach to sports

There remains no doubt that sports contributes to a healthy life and that it is the core obligation of any government to provide facilities to promote such. Such facilities should be built by government (as is the case) and must be run privately.

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Opinion: Flexible labor market

There was a time when a workweek of 48 hours was pretty much standard. That was in the time that children still went to school on Saturdays. But with the introduction of the 5-day work week the numbers dropped to 40 and kids got an extra day off on S

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Opinion: Heart Attack Grill

There is one restaurant concept we still do not have in St. Maarten. With a large American clientele all through the year it could be worth considering the establishment of a Caribbean version of the notorious Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Central Committee to meet with postal service

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will meet on Monday at 10.00am with respect to recent developments concerning the postal services of St. Maarten. The Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams as shareholder representative has been i

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Central Committee to meet with Gebe

St. Maarten – The Central Committee will meet on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with respect to the current situation at Gebe. The Minister of Public Housing, William Marlin as shareholder representative has been invited to parliament along with the Supervis

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Destra Garcia to perform at Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten - The organizers of the biggest Regatta in the Caribbean are proud to announce that Destra Garcia has been added to the entertainment line-up for the Heineken in what is expected to be a spectacular Soca performance on Saturday March 2 on

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Old fight ends with conditional fine

St. Maarten – Nibenson Fiaques found himself in court yesterday morning for a fight with his landlord that happened four-and-a-half years ago. The court sentenced him to a 100-guilders conditional fine and 1 year of probation. The 26-year-old de

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Presidiums meet in Curacao

St. Maarten – A delegation from the Parliament of St. Maarten headed by President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel, Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations Member of Parliament Roy Marlin, and Secretar

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Suspended sentence for old burglary

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 21-year-old Elvis Emmanuel Junior Flanders to an 8-month suspended prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 80 hours of community service for his involvement in a burglary that took place on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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First Olympiad set for Monday – Deadline for school entries is today-

St. Maarten - The island’s first National Primary and Secondary School Olympiad will be held on February 18 to February 20 and February 25 to February 27. The inaugural event will focus on 7 sporting disciplines which would have been part of the 20

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Gas prices up today

St. Maarten – The price of unleaded gas goes up today from 2.56 to 2.67 guilders ($1.43 to $1.49). the price of diesel increases from 2.24 to 2.29 guilders ($1.25 to $1.279). The Ministry of Economic affairs gave an extensive explanation for the

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New guideline in the making against use of forged passports

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance yesterday sentenced two defendants in absentia for carrying false passports. Fernando Campana Jansen, 53, was found in the possession of eight travel documents on August 9 of last year when he wanted to lea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Perjury punished with community service

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 20-year-old girl to a 6-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation and 80 hours of community service for lying under oath to the Judge of Instruction on August 15, of last year.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Prime Minister: Fibre optic cable must be a win-win

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Willams admits that the government should have already answered the Dutch government on its request to land a fibre optic cable here, but St. Maarten is not prepared to have a discussion without certain condi

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Work permit fraudster has to repay her victims

St. Maarten – Graciela Ismay Schmidt has to repay $2,181 to two people who entrusted her with their money to arrange their work permits. The Court in First Instance sentenced the 49-year old defendant for fraud to a 6 month conditional prison sente

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Kingdom Affairs Committee meets tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Permanent Parliamentary Committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations will meet tomorrow 10 a.m. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament. The agenda concerns preparations for the Inter-parli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Man gets community service for ill-treating girlfriend

St. Maarten – For ill-treating two girls and for damaging a car of one of them with a stone, the Court in First Instance sentenced Rollin Narcisse York to 90 days imprisonment with 79 days suspended, 60 hours of community service and supervision by

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Rotary Club inducts two new members

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club has inducted two new members during the lunch meeting yesterday at Divi Little Bay. For the opening of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), District Governor Vance Lewis came over from Tortola to conduct the i

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Tuitt to make decree to disregard billion in debts

St. Maarten - Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt will be moving to establish a policy to disregard outstanding taxes from 2006 and earlier, to give more credence to his decision. Those back taxes total 1.3 billion guilders, Tuitt said. His decision was

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Candles sale at Mental Health Foundation

St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation is having its annual “Valentine’s Day Candle Sale” at the candle shop located on its premises on the Leopard road Cay Hill. The public is invited to “light up” their Valentine’s Day while dona

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Lions Club launches quest program

St. Maarten – This coming Monday and Tuesday, the Lions Club will be launching its “Lions Quest Program” whereby 72 teachers, leaders involved in after school programs and those working with children homes and community centers will attend spec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2013

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Maagical Street Fair starts tonight

St. Maarten – The island’s distinct flare for entertainment, culture and the art is renowned in the Caribbean. Starting tonight the Maagical Maho Street Fair, a one weekly event, will tie all of those elements together. Sonesta Maho Beach Res