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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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St. Maarten Carnival president Granger welcomes new touch to St Maarten carnival

St. Maarten - Unlike previous shows when patrons enter the Festival Village and just gyrate a little while the entertainers perform on stage, ‘Xtratight’ Entertainment will be seeking to take the partying to another level during a dance which is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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Jet Ski burst into flames in Great Bay

St. Maarten – On Wednesday afternoon a Jet Ski with a three persons on it suddenly burst into flames in the waters of Great Bay. Around 2.50 p.m. the police patrol was directed to the Boardwalk in the area of the Fire House Restaurant where a mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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Minor stabbed at Melfor Hazel Complex for cell phone

St. Maarten – A young man with the initials R.R. had been stabbed around 8.30 p.m. by an unknown man at the Melfor Hazel Sports Complex on Wednesday. The victim, a minor living at Over The Bank, reported that while he was walking on the Soaliga

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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New firearms for St. Maarten Police Department

St. Maarten – New firearms for the Ministry of Justice that was advised by the Committee for New Police Weapons (CNV), in which Commissioner of Police Carl John represents the police, was presented to Minister of Justice, Roland Duncan yesterday.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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Lions Health Fair hailed a success

St. Maarten - It came as no surprise when the majority of people who attended the 5th Annual Lions Rudy Hoeve Health and Wellness Fair flocked the booths that were offering free testing services. Those who did not have the time nor the resources to v

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister extends condolences on passing of Miguel Pourier

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams expressed her condolences to the family and friends of the late Antillean Statesman, Member of the PAR party and former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles Miguel Pourier. “I have had the

Editorial - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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Editorial: SXM Confidential

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams is of course right when she states that the vetting information ministers submitted to her after their appointment in 2010, is confidential. We knew that. But the controversy surrounding our justice minister shows ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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Landsrecherche interviews Heyliger and Herald publisher

St. Maarten – Theo Heyliger and Publisher of the Daily Herald, Paul de Windt were interviewed by the Landsrecherche in the alleged Bada Bing corruption case, a press release from the Prosecutors’ Office stated yesterday. In the last few days s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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MP Patrick Illidge declines to comment on Orca-probe - Describes investigation as “sensitive”

MP Patrick Illidge declines to comment on Orca-probe – Describes investigation as “sensitive”

MP Patrick Illidge answers questions from reporters at the airport upon his return to St. Maarten on March 10. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – Independent MP Patrick Illidge attended the central committee meeting yesterday about the appoin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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Leona Marlin chairs new Monument Council - Restoration funds available for Passangrahan and Guavaberry Emporium

Leona Marlin chairs new Monument Council – Restoration funds available for Passangrahan and Guavaberry Emporium

The characteristic building of Guava berry Emporium on Front Street. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten – Soft loans have been secured for the restoration of two of St. Maarten’s prized monuments: the Passangrahan Royal Guest House and Guava b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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St. Maarten Government evaluating feasibility of Central Bank

St. Maarten - The advice rendered by the Social Economic Council among others for St. Maarten to break away from the monetary union of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten will come under consideration when the administration makes clear its p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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Middle Region festival hosts pre- St. Maarten Carnival jump up

St. Maarten – Next week Sunday, the Middle Region and Defiance Community Council will host the Middle Region Festival, highlighted with a pre-Carnival musical jump up parade. “This parade is going to be the talk of town. Just imagine the peopl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister deflects criticism on Bada Bing scandal – Challenges UP to use law for its allegations

St. Maarten - As the controversial Bada Bing scandal continues, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is maintaining that she will not be engaging in any tit for tat, especially after Monday’s press conference by the United People’s (UP) Party cal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 22, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: Issues with Medivac at airport unsubstantiated

St. Maarten - Claims made by Saba and St. Eustatius that the St. Maarten airport is not cooperating with them with regard to medical evacuations are unsubstantiated, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday. Following a letter written b

Editorial - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Editorial: SXM Confidential

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams is of course right when she states that the vetting information ministers submitted to her after their appointment in 2010, is confidential. We knew that. But the controversy surrounding our justice minister shows ho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Arcade vendors voice concerns after branch breaks

Arcade vendors voice concerns after branch breaks

Vendors get involved in the cleanup exercise prior to the arrival of the members from the Fire Department yesterday. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Normal business in the Vendors Arcade came to a standstill yesterday after a huge branc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Aids Foundation, Generation New Status and Golden Age Foundation local winners Kroonappel Award

Aids Foundation, Generation New Status and Golden Age Foundation local winners Kroonappel Award

Some of the children of the Generation New Status STM Drum bandSt. Maarten – The three foundations that got enough votes and are still in the running for a Kroonappel Award are the St. Maarten Aids Foundation, Youmay Dourmoy’s Generation New Stat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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PM: Vetting info is confidential

St. Maarten – Answering questions from this newspaper, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams stated yesterday in an email that she is not free to release information ministers have submitted to her during the vetting process in 2010. Today asked

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Suspect Son Latino murders makes first court appearance

Suspect Son Latino murders makes first court appearance

[caption id="attachment_21959" align="alignleft" width="250"] Detectives examine the passport of murder victim Antoine Whit on the crime scene on Illidge Road on December 9 of last year. Photo Today / Leo Brown.[/caption]St. Maarten – The Court in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Usona to discuss closure with government today

St. Maarten - The Council of Ministers will today meet with The Implementing Organization of the Foundation for the Development of the Netherlands Antilles (Uitvoeringsorganisatie Stichting Ontwikkeling Nederlandse Antillen - Usona) to look at the f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

Comments Off on Threat with machete earns defendant conviction #11

Threat with machete earns defendant conviction #11

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Gerard Richards to 6 weeks of imprisonment for threatening a man who sat in a car in front of his house on December 2 of last year. The prosecution demanded 2 months imprisonment. Richards won’t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Local financial action task force committee functional

St. Maarten - A committee to advise on combating terrorism financing and money laundering has been established since June 2012, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday based on information that she had received from the Bureau for Unusual

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2013

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Armed robber proclaims his innocence

St. Maarten – Louie Alberto Junior E. proclaimed his innocence in the Court in First Instance yesterday, but prosecutor Tineke Kamps demanded 5 years imprisonment against him for an armed robbery, fencing stolen goods and firearm possession. The co

Entertainment - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Ship Happens!

Ship Happens!

St. Maarten - Somebody came up with what turned out to be a bright idea to print a few t-shirts with the words, ‘ SHIP HAPPENS, Carnival Dream 2013, St Maarten.’ The two visitors proudly agreed to pose for our cameras on the Board Walk. In the

Editorial - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Editorial: Silence

We agree with the idea that the investigation into the Bada Bing bribery scandal must run its course. There is no point getting in the way of investigators who have to work their way probably through a ton of material before they are able to come up

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Draft budget sent to Governor Holiday

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt sent the draft 2013 budget to Governor drs. Eugène Holiday yesterday afternoon and from there it will be submitted to the parliament. Last week the Minister said at the press briefing that he would submi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

Comments Off on Volkskrant depicts Justice Minister as brothel-owner – No comment from Duncan and PM

Volkskrant depicts Justice Minister as brothel-owner – No comment from Duncan and PM

St. Maarten – While the opposition UP has demanded that independent MP Patrick Illidge and Justice Minister Roland Duncan step aside until the investigation into the Bada Bing bribery scandal has brought more clarity, Duncan and Prime Minister Sara

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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WITU commissions antiviolence survey in schools

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Teachers Union yesterday began circulating a survey in all schools to garner scientific information on the level of violence against teachers perpetrated against teachers. Union president Claire Elshot yesterday sai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Emergency line repairs Pelican area today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians will be carrying out major repair work to a main telecommunication cable in the Pelican area this morning and as a result telecommunication services to residential and business properties will be affected. H

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Information Session for NGOs on National Development Plan today

St. Maarten – Today there will be an information session on the National Development Plan for members of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), organized by Sunfed—the umbrella organization for NGOs. The event will be held at the Belvedere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2013

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Richardson siblings present cross cultural book about Aruban history

Richardson siblings present cross cultural book about Aruban history

Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs, Tammy Richardson, Prime Minister Wescot-Williams and Gregory Richardson holding the book written by the Richardson siblings at the book presentation yesterday at the University of St. Martin. Photo Today/Leo B

Editorial - Posted by on March 19, 2013

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Editorial: Stepping aside

The United People’s party faction stated in a press conference yesterday afternoon the obvious: independent MP Patrick Illidge and Justice Minister Roland Duncan should step aside until the investigation into the Bada Bing bribery scandal provides

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

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Bulgarian psychology-grad runs ZM studios in Los Angeles – Agency lures exotic dancers with top pay to St. Maarten

St. Maarten– Adult entertainment club The Platinum Room in Maho uses an American company to lure exotic dancers to the island. ZM Studios Agency, a Los Angeles based company owned by Bulgarian-born Julian Andreev promises dancers a monthly income o

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

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New radio program on La Voix de St. Martin – Leopold James offers shock-therapy on air

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – He will be seventy in a couple of months but drs. Leopold James, the voice of indigenous St. Maarteners, still has a whole lot of fight in him. Tomorrow he will be on the air again with his new radio program, Buildi

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

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MP Illidge and Minister Duncan should step aside, UP-faction says

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan and independent MP Patrick Illidge ought to do the honorable thing and step aside until the investigation into the Bada Bing bribery tape has cleared up matters. That is the gist of a press conference th

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