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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Prime Minister in Central Committee: “PSS cannot survive on postal services alone”

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended a central committee meeting of parliament yesterday, to discuss the operations of Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) N.V. As shareholder representative for the government-owned company, the l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Four suspects interrogated - Omar Jones confidante Andrew Davis stabbed

Four suspects interrogated – Omar Jones confidante Andrew Davis stabbed

Gang leader Omar Jones is led into the courthouse in this June 6, 2012 file photo. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – Four suspects have been detained and interrogated about their involvement in a stabbing at the House of Detention in S

Opinion - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: A driving force for change

The new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) Dr. Carissa Etienne, said recently that she will be working closely with Paho member countries to extend the benefits of health progress to all people in the Americas which also include

Opinion - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Opinion: Suspicious

The police, the tax inspectorate and the national traffic service worked together in Rotterdam last week in a sweeping control. They had a system for automatic license plate recognition at their disposal and that paid off big time. The control sta

Opinion - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Tax evasion in the big league

Here is some toe-curling news for tax-fundamentalists. Facebook and its 28-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg made a hefty profit of $1.2 billion last year. But the company did not pay a penny in corporation taxes. Even better: Facebook got a tax refun

Opinion - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Opinion: The party is over

The Netherlands seems to be saturated with social media. Especially Facebook and Twitter see their growth stagnate; social network Hyves saw its numbers tumble and it is now positioned behind twitter and LinkedIn. Newcom Research and Technology su

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Art of Living Foundation gives tips to youth

Art of Living Foundation gives tips to youth

International teacher of the Art of Living Foundation Dushyant Savadia addressing the participants of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. St. Maarten – The Art of Living Foundation added an important ingredient to the activities of Rotary Youth Leader

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Irene Serfilia completes 40 years of government service

Irene Serfilia completes 40 years of government service

St. Maarten - Irene Serfilia celebrated 40 years of working in the health sector for the government of St. Maarten and Public Health Minister Cornelius De Weever congratulated her with this achievement Miss Serfilia worked at the Backstreet Cl

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Readers are Leaders celebrate Black History Month tonight

St. Maarten -  This evening at 5.30 p.m. the Readers are Leaders Club will be presenting a cultural event to celebrate Black History Month in song, poetry, and dance at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library’s lobby. Readers are Leaders is a reading p

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Attorney says eviction in Fort Willem is legal – Brooks: “This is wrong and unfair”

St. Maarten – “We have been wrongfully accused of drugs and weapon possession and we want to set that record straight,” Phyllis Brooks, a member of the family that was evicted from its houses in Fort Willem last Saturday, said. “No drugs, wea

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De Weever reacts to security article

St. Maarten –“As the authority responsible for the issuance of employment permits, I deem it necessary to react to the article as it may lead to factual misinformation of the general public,” a press release stated from Minister de Weever on an

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Hearing on Thursday for hillside conservation areas

St. Maarten - Residents and stakeholders are invited to a town hall meeting about hillside conservation areas on Thursday at 7.00 p.m. at the University of St. Martin. The Ministry of Vromi (Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastr

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Man sentenced for sexual assault on 12-year old boy

MARIGOT – The court in Marigot sentenced former real estate agent Claude Considere last week to a 6 –month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. The court also ordered Considere to underg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Several irregularities at Postal Services St. Maarten

St. Maarten - A copy of the resignation letter of the managing director of Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) N.V will be handed over to Parliament, Prime Minister with responsibility for General Affairs, Sarah Wescot-Williams promised yesterday. She

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Car wrecks to be removed by police

St. Maarten – With over 1000 car wrecks on the island, the police has begun an exercise to rid several districts of these eye sores and haven for rodents. Community police officer for the Cay Hill, Belair, Bush Road and Fort Willem district, Richar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Immigration data from Curacao not accessible

St. Maarten - “The immigration data that was stored in Curacao was recently handed over to St. Maarten” Justice Minister Roland Duncan said on the TV-program In Depth last week. “We are however unable to retrieve this information because Curaca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister meets with Colombian consul

St. Maarten Prime Minister meets with Colombian consul

The Colombian Consul (l) in the meeting with (l.t.r.) Udo Aron, Jorien Wuite, Minister de Weever and Prime Minister Wescot-Williams. Photo Cabinet Prime Minister.St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the consul of Colombia A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Methodist Agogic Center wins RBC School Baseball Tournament

St. Maarten – Methodist Agogic Center wins for the second years in a row the 14th edition of the RBC School Baseball Tournament, which is hosted by the St. Maarten Little League Association. The tournament started last year and counted on the pa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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SHTA members meet with PM and president of parliament

St. Maarten - Members of the SHTA were treated to a unique opportunity on Friday during the association's monthly mixer with the attendance of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and the Chairman of Parliament Rodolphe. Samuel. They addressed the ne

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Ministry of Public Health closed Thursday afternoon

St. Maarten – All offices of the Ministry of Public Health Social Development & Labor will be closed on Thursday afternoon, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. to allow staff the time to attend an extended staff meeting of the ministry. The ministry apol

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Aviation photography competition scheduled for March – Toppix highlights thrill and excitement of landing in SXM

St. Maarten – Plane spotters from around the world are expected to come down on St. Maarten in March to take part in Toppix 2013, an aviation photography competition initiated by photographer Robbie Cijntje and embraced by SXM airport and the touri

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Schedule public holidays now online

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The public holiday schedule for this year issued recently by the Department of Labor is available on www.sintmaartengov.org Go to the “What’s New,” tab, scroll down a bit to come across the listing of the thirteen pub

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Dr. Cijntje-van Enckevort lectures at Black History Celebration

St. Maarten – “The 22ndannual Black History Celebration lecture will be delivered by Dr. Maria Cijntje-van Enckevort at the Jubilee Library, this Saturday at 8 p.m.,” Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation said. “Dr. Cijntj

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Toastmasters Club inducts new members

Toastmasters Club inducts new members

Shirma Roberts flanked by Toastmaster’s President Yvette Dupuis, (right) and Immediate Past President Alicia Etienne-Seaton.St. Maarten – The Disciples Toastmasters Club (DTMC) has added three new members with the induction of a security offi