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

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Sucker Garden land dispute – Agata complains, Brown shows original paperwork

St. Maarten –The structure erected on the Sucker Garden road by Steve Brown of Papas Car Rental remains a bone of contention for Rosendo Antonio Agata who claims that the government granted him the right of long lease for the land Brown is building

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

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St. Maarten Hospital launches new website

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) unveiled a new website yesterday, one day after the operational anniversary of the hospital. The new website is designed to provide internet users with up to date information about the Medical Ce

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

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Prime Minister commemorates Aruba Day

St. Maarten – Early yesterday morning Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the flag hoisting ceremony commemorating Aruba Day at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Zager’s Gut. Despite a rainy morning the prime minister, joined by Ac

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

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Soualiga Social Movement happy with Cay Hill Community Council

St. Maarten - The board of the Soualiga Social Movement (SSM) congratulated the residents of Cay Hill for the arrival of their own Community Council.  “The process that started in early January has finally resulted in the community of Cay Hill hav

Editorial - Posted by on March 19, 2013

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Editorial: Hangover

The country is still coming to terms with the reports that stem from the Bada Bing bribery tape. In the meantime, this newspaper has outlined the details of the ugly fight between Justice Minister Duncan’s Hypnotic and the license-holder of the Sea

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

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Justice Minister Duncan interviewed for hours about the Bada Bing bribery scandal

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan was interviewed as a witness in the Bada Bing bribery scandal on Friday for more than four-and-a-half hours by the head of the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche) Ademar Doran, a senior detective

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

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How Juctice Minister Duncan’s Hypnotic set its claws in the Seaman’s Club – Hangover after court victory

The Hypnotic files part 4: The end of the road When Richbenzwan N.V. signed a 10-year management contract with Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment back in 2009 for the management of the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden it soon found itself in o

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

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Department of inspections meets about sound pollution

St. Maarten – Acting Head of the Department of Inspections Martha Thewet said yesterday that her department and other relevant government agencies met last Friday at the Government Administration Building with representatives from entertainment est

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

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Meyers: “A job well done” on operation Carnival Dream

St. Maarten – “I would like to take this opportunity to commend all those public and private sector agencies that were involved in Operation Carnival Dream,” United People (UP) Party interim faction leader Sylvia Meyers said in a press release

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

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St. Maarten academy takes first place in speech competition

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Academy took the two top places of the Sunrise Rotoract Speech Competition which was held at the University of St. Martin on Saturday evening. Academy student Manaar Mohammed received the rotating plaque for the schoo

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

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UP party calls on government to help security officers at Maho

St. Maarten – The United People’s (UP) faction is concerned about the welfare of approximately 70 A-Team Security Officers and approximately 150-200 family members, the party said in a statement. According to media reports, the employer did not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Carnival Dream gets stuck

Carnival Dream gets stuck

The Carnival Dream in the harbor of Philipsburg yesterday afternoon. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten – The Carnival Dream cruise ship, as part of the Carnival Cruise Line, remained docked at the harbor of Philipsburg due to technical issu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Duncan has to postpone Justice Park, Cft advises

St. Maarten – The financial supervisor Cft gave the government of St. Maarten already in august 2011 a positive advise for a 48 million guilders loan to buy developer RGM out of the new government administration building on Pond Island. It also tol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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How Minister Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel set its claws in the Seaman’s Club brothel- Court clobbers Hypnotic

How Minister Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel set its claws in the Seaman’s Club brothel- Court clobbers Hypnotic

The Hypnotic files part 3: The court case When Richbenzwan N.V. signed a 10-year management contract with Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment back in 2009 for the management of the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden it soon found itself in one

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Taxes on gambling, smoking and drinking – Ambitious measures in 2013 draft budget

St. Maarten – Of the 25 million guilders the government had to cut from its draft 2013 budget, 18.5 million has been realized, financial supervisor Cft writes in its positive advice with the adjusted draft budget. This brings the balanced draft bud

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Bank card thief finally punished

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Nordica Cliantha Reed yesterday to a 6-month conditional prison sentence, 100 hours of community service and repayment of more than $4,600 to the victim of a credit card fraud. With the sentenc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Prosecution agrees defendant acted in self defense – Manslaughter-trial postponed

St. Maarten – The man who is thought to be responsible for the death of a man called Anselm on April 30, 2011, briefly appeared in the Court in First Instance yesterday, only to see his case postponed until May 29 because he did not have an attorne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 15, 2013

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Ministers at inauguration of solar panels at library

Ministers at inauguration of solar panels at library

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams together with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Jacobs revealing the solar panels at the library yesterday afternoon.St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin

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

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The Hypnotic files part 2: The first round – How Minister Duncan’s Hypnotic set its claws in the Seaman’s Club Brothel

When Richbenzwan N.V. signed a 10-year management contract with Hypnotic Hotel and entertainment back in 2009 for the management of the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden it soon found itself in one conflict after the other. Two court cases lat

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

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One victim just 3 years old – Prosecution wants jail time for abusing young sisters

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Georges van den Eshof demanded prison sentences of 40 and 36 months in the Court in First Instance yesterday against two brothers for sexually abusing their two sisters of 10 and 3 years old. Judge Tamara Tijhuis will prono

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

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Nature Foundation: Sea Turtles brought into jeopardy

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently carried out a wide scale assesment of the threats to the native Sea Turtle population which mostly nests at Guana Bay Beach. Over the last two months there have been various activities that

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

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Donner visits St. Maarten next week

St. Maarten – Vice Chairman of the Council of State, Piet Hein Donner, will  a visit to St. Maarten next week Thursday, where he will meet with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Governor Eugène Holiday and President of Parliament Rodolphe Sam

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

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Prime Minister Wescot-Williams, Marlin and Duncan met before scandal broke Marlin: Bada Bing scandal resembles James Bond movie

St. Maarten – “The new twist that has been given to the entire matter; that it involves the leader of another political party Theo Heyliger adds a totally new dimension to it and it is starting to look now like a James Bond movie,” the Deputy P

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

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Jacobs shapes discipline policy and care unit to counter violent students.

St. Maarten – Reacting to the concerns of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) that was published in yesterday's edition on violence against teachers, Education Minister Silveria Jacobs has reported that her ministry is working on a disciplin

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

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Troubled school bus driver sent to jail for 42 months

St. Maarten – The children Bernardo Oswaldo Hyman used to drive to school every morning in his bus will have to look for another means of transport for the time being. The Court in First Instance sentenced the 30-year-old school bus driver yesterda

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

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Two necklace robbers get serious jail time

St. Maarten – Alick Elrose Marcelle and Jofelder Rafael Emmanuel have something to think about after the Court in First Instance sentenced them to 24 and 22 months of imprisonment respectively. Of each sentence 6 months are suspended; the court imp

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

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The Hypnotic Hotel & Entertainment N.V. files part 1: The early years

The Hypnotic Hotel & Entertainment N.V. files part 1: The early years

Minister Roland Duncan personally signed the management contract with Richbenzwan. Photo DCOMMWhen Richbenzwan N.V. signed a 10-year management contract with Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment back in 2009 for the management of the Seaman’s Club

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

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How Minister Roland Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment NV set its claws in the Seaman’s Club - The brothel battle in Sucker Garden

How Minister Roland Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment NV set its claws in the Seaman’s Club – The brothel battle in Sucker Garden

The entrance to the Seaman’s Club in Sucker Garden. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – In the sixties of the last century a Japanese fishing company settled down in St. Maarten. It brought a lot of Japanese fishermen t

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

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During morning rush hour in St. Peters – A call on our readers to improve flow of traffic

St. Maarten – Readers who buy their newspaper on the way out of St. Peters in the morning are requested to have their money ready when they stop at one of our street vendors. The request comes from community police officer Felix Richards who has be

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

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Dutch TV-broadcast pummels St. Maarten

Dutch TV-broadcast pummels St. Maarten

The Dutch news program EenVandaag depicted yesterday Justice Minister Roland Duncan this way with strip club Bada Bing in the background. Photo Screenshot EenVandaag.St. Maarten – The Patrick Illidge bribery scandal is spreading like wildfire throu

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

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Rollocks fumes at lackluster response

St. Maarten – Businessman Julian Rollocks is outraged about the lackluster response from Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and parliamentarians to the Patrick Illidge bribery scandal. “St. Maarten is presently dealing with a scandal of hist

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

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St. Maarten's Prime Minister receives SER report

St. Maarten’s Prime Minister receives SER report

[caption id="attachment_21827" align="alignleft" width="250"] Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams receives the report, regarding the possibilities of stepping out of the monetary union, from Chairman of the SER, Rene Richardson.[/caption]St. Maarten

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

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St. Maarten’s future depends on renewable energy

St. Maarten - Local resident Carl Duinkerk runs the Mango Green Energy (MGE) Project that currently operates out of the Sunfed building on Back Street. He has devoted his life savings and has lost a lot of immovable property in his pursuit of renewab

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

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Dutch daily Telegraaf corruption-survey - Majority wants to sever ties with St. Maarten

Dutch daily Telegraaf corruption-survey – Majority wants to sever ties with St. Maarten

The Telegraaf depicted St. Maarten yesterday as a Mafia state. Photo Telegraaf / PluisSt. Maarten – Readers did not disappoint the editors of the Telegraaf with their answers to the question of the day: The Netherlands has to sever ties with St

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

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Wifol to meet de Weever today on Pelican workers

St. Maarten – The Wifol union is expected to meet with Labor Minister Cornelius de Weever from 2 p.m. today on the plight of workers of the former Pelican Resort. Union President Theophilus Thompson said that Wifol had made a commitment to the work

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