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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Criticism frustrates harbor chief Mingo: lets others pay their fair share

St. Maarten - Chief executive officer of the Harbor Group of Companies, Mark Mingo reiterated his concerns that other government-owned companies are not paying concessions or dividends to their main shareholder, the government. Mingo told a Central C

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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“Expansion Pier 2 creates flexibility”

St. Maarten - It may cost 25 million guilders for Pier 2 to be expanded but the Harbor Group of Companies sees it as the only alternative to the challenges that St. Maarten is facing from its neighbors. Chief executive officer Mark Mingo gave info

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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President Richardson: We are on the right track” Collectivité tackles tax compliance

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt is not the only one to address tax compliance. Alain Richardson, like Tuitt a certified public accountant, and nowadays the President of the Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin (COM) is ba

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Boyfriend missing woman in immigration detention

St. Maarten – P.W., the boyfriend of missing Jamaican Annmarie Lynch was out in immigration detention on Monday after the Judge of Instruction on Friday turned down a demand by the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prolong the man’s custody with ei

Opinion - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Opinion: Marigot

What is it with our town centers that they just do not flourish after sunset? In Philipsburg the explanation seems rather simple. Front Street is crammed with jewelry stores and these retailers go home at the beginning of the evening. Same for Back S

Opinion - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Opinion: Company for Big Bad Tobacco

Big Tobacco has had a bad name for a long time, but now it has company of, one could say, Big Food and Big Alcohol. The three sectors use the same tactics and strategies to undermine public health – at least such is the conclusion from a global ana

Opinion - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Letter to the editor: Cay Hill Boys

Not all the time many words are needed to get a point across. So, this time a short article from our side. Actions speak sometimes louder than words. We all know the example of the twig that can easily be snapped once alone, but which is hard to bre

Opinion - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Opinion: Fair share

The frustration of harbor Chief Mark Mingo is understandable. While the port pays at least a concession fee to the government, other government-owned companies keep their money in their accounts. The airport just refinanced its debts with a bond i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Airport helps school with cleaning supplies

Airport helps school with cleaning supplies

From left to right Christopher Emmanuel, teacher Mary Victor, adjunct school manager Lucia Kroon, Kalifa Hickinson, manager marketing and communications at the airport and students of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Primary School.(SXM Airport ph

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Colombian consular services available this weekend

St. Maarten – Colombian consular services will be provided to St. Maarten this week, on the occasion of a visit by Colombia’s Consul-general in Curacao, Dr. Alfonso de Jesus Velez Rivas. The Colombian diplomat is assisted by Gloria Leon Lulu (Ass

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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SER and Minister of Finance discuss Cola and tax reform

St. Maarten -  A Social Economic Council (SER) delegation discussed a number of key policy issues on Friday with Finance Minister Roland Tuitt and several staff members. In line with the intention of the SER to anticipate advice requests from govern

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Librarian honored for 35 years of service

St. Maarten - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) honored staffer Irmin Hughes-Richards for her 35 years of dedicated service to the people of St. Maarten. “Earnest dedication, selfless devotion and utter commitment to her work are only a few

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Millions available for revival of Marigot, St. Martin

Millions available for revival of Marigot, St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin (COM) will invest between €5 and €6 million ($6.75 to $8.1 million) in the revival of the center of Marigot. “Marigot is a priority for the Collectivité,” the governm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Murder-suspect leaves island after acquittal

St. Maarten – Anthony Ray Spencer was put in immigration detention after the Common Court of Justice acquitted him last week Wednesday of the murder on Christian Lloyd in January 2010. Spencer, 43, was serving a 20-year sentence for the murder. He

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Sister Regina pupils get a taste of marine sector

Sister Regina pupils get a taste of marine sector

Leon Wilson poses with the kids at Port de Plaisance. Photo contributed.St. Maarten - Last week Wednesday students of Sister Regina School in Simpson Bay were given a tour of Yacht Club Isle De Sol (IDS) and Yacht Club Port De Plaisance (PDP).

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Mingo: Causeway adjustment cost will not be significant – funds from Union Road upgrade taken back-

St. Maarten - The Causeway project across the Simpson Bay Lagoon will go ahead with structural adjustments and chief executive officer of the Harbour Group of Companies Mark Mingo says that the initial construction which breached civil aviation stand

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Dominicanos ready to celebrate

St. Maarten - The members of the Dominican community living on St Maarten will be joining their fellow nationals all over the globe when the Dominican Republic celebrate their 169th  anniversary celebrations and a series of activities has already st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Inspectors receive extra ordinary police status

Inspectors receive extra ordinary police status

From left to right: The inspectors together with Acting Secretary General of Ministry VROMI Louis Brown (2nd from left) and Minister of Justice Roland Duncan (6th from left). Photo DCOMMSt. Maarten – Seven civil servants of the Ministry of Vrom

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Jacobs: ‘Upgrade is a priority’

St. Maarten – Minister of Sports Silveria Jacobs says it is a priority for her to see the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex (RISC) and Little League Ballpark upgraded. Department of New Projects Development and Planning has been working diligently an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Dozens of kids benefit from special classes in Marigot

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Collectivité d’Outre Mer de Saint Martin supports students who have a disability with specialized auxiliaries that work in the schools to facilitate the life of these students. All together, 167 children benefit from th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 13, 2013

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Junior Chamber installs new board

St. Maarten – The Junior Chamber International (JCI), recently elected and installed its new Board of directors. During the concluded elections, President, Meandra Hazel, welcomed the newest board members to the executive wing of the non-profit

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