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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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St. Maarten’s Telecommunications Minister tells Holland no on cable

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten is maintaining its position not to grant Holland access to run a fiber optic cable through its territory for connectivity with St. Eustatius and Saba. Telecommunications Minister Romeo Pantophlet yesterday confirmed that on Feb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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Amador Jones murder case – Defense wants acquittal for accessory to killing

St. Maarten – Solicitor-General Taco Stein demanded yesterday that the Common Court of Justice confirms the Court in First Instance’s verdict against Kennedy Cynrick Akeem Daniel for being an accessory to Omax Bye who killed Amador Jones on April

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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St. Maarten prison director Ricardo retires after 40 years of service

St. Maarten prison director Ricardo retires after 40 years of service

St. Maarten– Yesterday Rudsel Ricardo officially retired from government service. Ricardo began his career with the government of the Netherland Antilles, in Curacao, in 1972, in service of the ministry of defense. In 1986, he was promoted to pr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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Tuitt: Dutch Finance Minister disrespectful

St. Maarten - Just back from his fact finding mission to the Netherlands, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt painted a less than satisfactory picture of his trip that was aimed at discussing the reopening of the debt relief program, St. Maarten new tax sy

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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Union: Psychological testing a waste of time

St. Maarten– Unionized teachers at the Prins Willem Alexander School are asking the Education Ministry to revisit its priorities with regard to the school. Windward Island Teachers Union president Claire Elshot said that while issues regarding teac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2013

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St. Maarten Visa regimes relaxed to boost tourism

St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism Romeo Pantophlet is contemplating relaxing visa regimes for South American nationals following his return from the Routes Americas Conference and the IATA Conference in Colombia. Pantophlet reported that while in Co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Land dispute blocks agricultural station

St. Maarten - St. Peters resident Rodrick Fleming has dreams of establishing an agricultural station for the nation in the hills of his community. His foundation, Kwanzaa Garden, has for the past decade been steadily advancing cultivation initiatives

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Samuel at Ipko: “It’s good to support each other”

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao are positive about the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation of the Kingdom (Ipko) which started in The Hague yesterday. The three Parliaments intend to stand as one. The three islands have prepared together

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Senate will approve rules for Antillean immigrants

THE HAGUE - The Dutch Senate supports an initiative law from VVD-MP André Bosman that sets rules for people from St Maarten, Curacao and Aruba who want to settle down in the Netherlands. Freedom Party MP Sietse Fritsma confirmed that the PVV will vo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Omar Jones and Carlos Richardson fight life sentences – Seven gang members in court for Vesuvius-appeal today

St. Maarten – Today the seven suspects in the Vesuvius-investigation appear in the Common Court of Justice for a pro forma hearing. At stake are the life sentences of gang leader Omar Jones and his hit man Carlos Richardson and the milder sentences

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Appeal accessory murder Amador Jones today

St. Maarten – The appeal of Akeem Daniel against his conviction to 9 years for his role in the murder of Amador Jones on April 16, 2011 was postponed yesterday until today, because the arrest team was unable to bring Carlos Richardson to court to b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Devon Otto’s appeal postponed until May

St. Maarten – The appeal of Devon Otto against his conviction to 9 years for a shooting in the prison in Curacao was postponed yesterday until May 16 because the defense wants to see the results of DNA-tests by the Dutch Forensic Institute NFI. Ot

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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Oyster Pond Road temporarily closed today

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Vromi) informs the general public of the temporarily road closure of a section of the Oyster Pond Road between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The specified secti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2013

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PM set for International Women’s Day

St. Maarten – The TelEm Group of Companies joined in with the Princess Juliana International Airport in supporting the initiative by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams in sponsoring the International Women’s Day commemorative program set for th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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Don Quichotte Busarov rides on – Bankrupt Bulgarian takes his quest to Queen Beatrix

St. Maarten – It is easy to see Yordan Stoilov Busarov as a Don Quichotte. The 48-year-old Bulgarian, who has been living in St. Maarten since 2000, was declared bankrupt by the Court in First Instance on February 27, 2012. Without attorneys he has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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Gisele Jermin wins Black History month quiz

St. Maarten - Gisele Jermin won the iPad mini first prize of the Black History Celebration Quiz last weekend, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). Jermin, an avid reader, also won an eBook from House Nehesi Publishers

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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Volleyball foundation sets up free United Academy

St. Maarten - After more than 20 years of functioning primarily as a recreational club focusing on volleyball teams to participate in the island’s tournaments, the United Volleyball Foundation has expanded its mission to assisting individual member

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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Fun Miles organizes expo at Kooyman Customer loyalty program has 100,000 card holders

St. Maarten – Customer loyalty program Fun Miles is getting ready for an extravaganza at Kooyman Megastore on Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Fifteen local Fun Miles partners will take part in an exposition to make consumers aware of the pos

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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VKS bids farewell to Commander Illidge

St. Maarten – The Voluntary Corps St. Maarten (VKS) will say goodbye in style on Saturday to its commander Lt. Colonel Jean Illidge who retired on February 28. Captain Paul Martens has been appointed as the acting commander for the VKS. The farewe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2013

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MAC school vandalized

St. Maarten – Unknown vandals caused havoc on the Rev. John A. Gumbs campus (the MAC school) in Betty’s Estate during the weekend. They broke into five of the sixteen class rooms where they played around with a fire extinguisher covering everythi

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Author Mark Yokoyama aims for global audience – Fundraising drive for wildlife guide

Grand Case - March 4, 2013 – Author Mark Yokoyama’s The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin has brought St. Martin’s unique fauna to thousands, both in print and online. Now, with a totally-updated new edition almost complete, he h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Party still angry about Wiels’ body bag-remark – PVV boycotts Kingdom consultation

St. Maarten – The Freedom Party PVV stays away from the inter-parliamentary consultation Ipko in The Hague this week because of the presence of Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels. The party is angry because it claims Wiels said last year that he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Glen Carty returns home

St. Maarten – Glen Carty will return to his former job as Chief Executive Officer for the Eastern Caribbean for telecom provider UTS. Carty left two years ago to become the second director of UTS in Curacao, but last week Earl Balborda, Minister o

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Developer expects opening Haappy City towards the end of 2014 – French hyper market project creates 700 jobs

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Retailers in Marigot and with them businesses on the Dutch side will get serious competition from a project that will be constructed in La Savanne on the French side – near the fire station along the Route Nationale 7. This

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Fleeing car stripper almost hits policeman

St. Maarten – A police officer fired shots at a car that fled from the vicinity of the Buccaneer Bar on Billy Folly Road on Saturday around 1.30 a.m. Patrols answered to a report that several men were busy stripping a car. A bike patrol arrived

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Jacobs supports De Weever’s Art Saves Lives project

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs met with Nicole de Weever on Wednesday to discuss her 'Art Saves Lives' project. Also in attendance at the meeting was the Head of the Culture Department Neville York.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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St Peters youths help with clean up action

St. Maarten - Thanks to the consorted efforts between the youths of St Peters and the community police, the basketball court located on the premises of the Rupert I Maynard Community Center now looks more user friendly after it received a facelift ov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Carilec hosts regional conference with Gebe

St. Maarten - The Caribbean Electricity Association Carilec hosts a regional conference for human resource, training, and health and safety professionals in St Maarten together with Gebe from next week Sunday March 17 until March 19 at the Sonesta Ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2013

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Arrindell: “Presentation Carnival plans not yet honored.”

St. Maarten – “We are just about to conclude yet another popular Heineken Regatta. I take this opportunity to congratulate the organizers, all participants, including the winners, the performers, police force and the public of St. Maarten for hos

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2013

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St. Maarten Airport installs sophisticated security system – Labega: “Human safety is our number one priority”

St. Maarten - The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has concluded phase one of the installation of what is considered “the most sophisticated security system in the whole Caribbean.” This was disclosed at a press conference on Wednesda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2013

Comments Off on Fewer burglaries, more fraud and embezzlement Reported crime down in 2012

Fewer burglaries, more fraud and embezzlement Reported crime down in 2012

St. Maarten – The number of reported crimes decreased in 2012 by 7.3 percent according to figures Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte presented yesterday to the Council of Ministers. Compared to 2010, the drop is even larger: 16.6 percent.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2013

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Black History Celebration quiz exciting to students

MARIGOT/GREAT BAY—Exciting participation in the annual Black History Celebration (BHC) quiz, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation and organizer of the island-wide celebration. “The students were excited about participatin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2013

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Tunnel proposal making headway

St. Maarten – A preliminary report on the development of tunnels as part of the comprehensive road network plan has already been drafted and several international firms have signaled their interests in constructing the structures. Deputy Prime Min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 1, 2013

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Bute: Dutch forsaking island for others

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten United Non-governmental Federation (Sunfed) is challenging the Dutch government to explain why developmental funds are being made available to other Caribbean countries and not St. Maarten. Sunfed President Alberto But

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