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Rumors in Italy that gaming company is for sale: Corallo’s B Plus urged bank to drop lawsuit

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Francesco Corallo’s company B Plus urged the Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) in a letter dated November 16, 2012 to withdraw a lawsuit it filed under an article in the Italian civil code. The Italian edition of the

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De Weever to seek legal action for hospital council’s removal

St. Maarten - Public Health Minister Dr. Cornelius de Weever will be moving to the courts to have the supervisory council of the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC) rescind their positions. “I asked the entire supervisory council to reconsider the

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Governor Eugène Holiday visits Genevieve De Weever School

Governor Eugène Holiday visits Genevieve De Weever School

Students at the Genevieve de Weever School get assistance from Governor Holiday.St. Maarten –Governor Eugène Holiday paid a working visit on Wednesday to the Marie Genevieve De Weever Primary School. The governor received a warm welcome as all

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: Winair

Before 10/10/10 Winair was owned for 100% by the government of the former Netherlands Antilles. Airfares to and from Saba and St. Eustatius were dictated by the shareholder and promised subsidies were few and far between. Effective October 10, 2010,

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Opinion: Preventive custody

Remarkably, the Netherlands is struggling with a situation that nibbles at the core of the constitutional state. Philosopher Ab Gietelink tackled the sensitive issue in a column in the Volkskrant. He notes that the number of people in preventive cust

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: Black history, White business

Last week there was some symposium about race, slavery, archeology etc. etc. I do not go to symposiums, for two reasons. 1 I know already what they are going to say and 2 they speak very long sentences with foreign words in order to prove that they d

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Reader’s Opinion: Donkey business

I understand that the Statia Agriculture/LVV Department is/was responsible for the capture and penning of the donkeys that previously roamed free on the island. However, there has been almost no care for or management of the captured donkeys and the

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Reader’s Opinion: Beach bins

It is with great pleasure that I learned of the initiative by the Department of Tourism, Epic, St. Maarten Pride and the Ministry of Vromi/ Public Works to place garbage bins along the beaches of Mullet Bay and Kim Sha beach. For years these beaches,

Editorial - Posted by on February 15, 2013

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Editorial: Best client ever

The reports that come out about embattled casino boss Francesco Corallo seem at times conflicting. One moment the man is wanted by Interpol, a couple of months later his name and blurry picture are taken off the wanted list and most recently, the Ita

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Rotary donates to Diabetes Foundation

SDF President Charlotte Peterson and Rotary Mid Isle President Jon Hart.St. Maarten – The Rotary Club Mid Isle presented the St. Maarten Diabetes Foundation (SDF) with a donation of $1,500 for the purchasing of various testing materials. With t

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Rotary Club gives away car in Valentine’s raffle

Minerva Lawrence, in blue, together with members of the Rotary Club in front of her new car. St. Maarten – Minerva Lawrence was the lucky winner of the Rotary Club Valentine's Day Car Raffle. In the company of Rotarians, supporters and under s

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PM meets with representative of the National Government

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams together with the representative of the National Government of the Netherlands, Wilbert Stolte (left)St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with the representative of the National Government of the

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St. Maarten Airport spreads love on Valentine’s Day

St. Maarten – Arriving and departing passengers and other users were pleasantly surprised yesterday, when the airport firemen turned cupids as they gave out candies and roses, with their bows and arrows slung around their necks. Decked appropria

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Scotiabank donates to Aids Foundation

St. Maarten – Scotiabank has continued to be a supporter of the Aids Foundation with a successful weekend testing day and a $5,000 donation, solidifying a 7-year joint fundraising relationship. At the testing day last Saturday, 173 people, 83 me

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Traffic at St. Maarten airport drops

St. Maarten – The latest traffic development figures from the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) indicate a slight decrease in traffic in 2012 compared to the preceding year. While scheduled aircraft movements showed a slim decline of

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St. Maarten prepares for regional aviation conference

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten will play host to more than 200 delegates who will be attending a regional conference organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The conference will focus on Machine readable travel documents, biometric

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Martens succeeds Illidge at VKS

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday confirmed that she had deferred the appointment of a successor to Voluntary Korps of St. Maarten (VKS) Commander Lt. Colonel Jean Illidge, to the board of that foundation. After 16 ye

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Harvard professor to start government innovations training

St. Maarten -Innovations in Governance, Creating Change Agents From Within, is the theme of a public service training program that the government plans to embark on. The initiative comes at a time when St. Maarten is seeking to build up all of its in

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Girl Power at school

Students with their certificates after they conducted the Girl Power program of the Aids Foundation. GREAT BAY – St Maarten Aids Foundation, in collaboration with Sector Public Health, delivered the Girl Power program to 73 first- and second-forme

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Rotary Club welcomes Veronica Jansen

From left to right: President Jon Hart, Rotarian Veronica Jansen and Rotarian Peter MazereeuwSt. Maarten – At their recently held Valentines Dinner, the Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle welcomed their newest member Veronica Jansen to the world o

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Prime Minister continues fitness program today

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams during one of her U 2 Can Move campaigns. St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will continue her U 2 Can Move fitness campaign with zumba classes today. Last week Thursday some 60 civil servants jo

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Arrindell discusses draft law on domestic violence

MP Gracita Arrindell and Lawyer HijmansSt. Maarten – MP Gracita Arrindell met with Lawyer Hijmans earlier this week, to discuss further preparations of the objectives to introduce a draft law on domestic violence. Arrindell will also discuss thi

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Soualigan Fyah competition today

St. Maarten—The Soualigan Fyah, a poetry/spoken word competition for teens ages 13-18, will get its official launch this afternoon, at 5 p.m., at the Jubilee Library. The event, organized by Lysanne Charles of 5 Square Miles Productions in collabo

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Netherlands back in recession

THE HAGUE – The Dutch economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the final quarter of last year, meaning the Netherlands is now back in recession, according to initial estimates released by the national statistics office CBS yesterday. Year-on-year, the e

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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