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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

Comments Off on Marlin eyes cell phones, lottery ticket and rental cars DP launches alternatives for generating tax revenue

Marlin eyes cell phones, lottery ticket and rental cars DP launches alternatives for generating tax revenue

St. Maarten – Waive the transfer tax on homes in the price category between $140,000 and $210,000 for first time buyers. MP Leroy de Weever announced yesterday during the first round of the central committee debate about the draft 2013 budget that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

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MP Patrick Illidge flips the bird

St. Maarten – When UP-MP Jules James asked Parliament President Rodolphe Samuel for a  roll call during yesterday’s central committee meeting, a remarkable incident took place. Earlier, James had referred to an MP “who gave loans to adult ente

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

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Marihuana plantation discovered by police

St. Maarten – A raid was conducted by the police department in the thick bushes on the hill between Brills Drive in Middle Region and Gibbs Drive in Dutch Quarter on Monday after receiving information of a large marihuana plantation that was locate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

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Labor Affairs acquires additional resources for labor market

St. Maarten – In an effort to improve services for the general public and all stakeholders the Department of Labor Affairs has successfully acquired and implemented further resources in the form of additional job placement officers, job coaches and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister officially launches Come Center

St. Maarten - What began as small faith based social gatherings has now blossomed into an outreach hub with direct focus on battling the social ills in society.  Established in January 2012, operational as of July and officially launched on Sunday,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 9, 2013

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Silent march for Kimberly Illidge and Mark Reid Jr. tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Middle Region Defiance Community Council is organizing a candle light silent march tomorrow in honor of the two young lives that were taken away through an act of violence. The recent passing of Kimberly Illidge who was only 17

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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Calypsonians on collision course

St. Maarten - The level of competitiveness was exemplified when six of the competitors ended up in a dead heat at the conclusion of the Nagico Senior Calypso eliminations at the Celebration Palace on Saturday night. According to the judging criter

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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92 golfers compete under tough conditions – Hobgood prolongs golf title

St. Maarten – Defending champion Howard Hobgood, a long-time St. Maarten resident, won the St. Maarten Golf Open this weekend with an overwhelming edge over his closest rival, Stanley Samuel. The golfers had to battle tough conditions on both da

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister clarifies budget cuts to ministry

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams commented on the various budget reductions, in particular within the Ministry of Justice as it relates to the plans of approach for Government Ministries. During her weekly radio show One on One

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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SHTA criticizes cuts on tourism budget “Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs”

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), the largest private business representative on the island, has serious questions about the cut in the draft Tourism Budget. Cutting the expenditures of the Tourism Office by 2.4 mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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Armed robbery on Chinese restaurant

St. Maarten – Three armed masked men robbed a Chinese restaurant last Saturday in Phillipsburg. At approximately 8 p.m. the men stormed into the Golden Alley Bar and restaurant and robbed the establishment. The suspects fled the scene after comm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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Baby wellness clinic closed for afternoon hours

St. Maarten –The Baby Wellness Clinic from the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), hereby informs its clients that the Baby Wellness Clinic will be closed during the afternoon hours as of today for the next two weeks. The afternoon hour closure

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister on integrity program for government: “Let the legal system do its work”

St. Maarten – During her weekly radio show, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams commented on the ongoing Bada Bing case (Orca investigation), and the steps government has undertaken to ensure integrity across the board for all institutions on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2013

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TelEm fun day well attended

St. Maarten- Patrons cued up on long lines in humid conditions just to get inside the parking lot of TelEm where there were a variety of fun events for kids last Saturday on Pond Island and it was the consensus of many that it’s something that shou

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

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Grieving parents faced with another dilemma

Grieving parents faced with another dilemma

[caption id="attachment_22184" align="alignleft" width="360"] Top, Reid points to the area where D.L.B smashed to gain entry into the house and bottom, Morgan points to a spot on a couch which was blood splattered. D.L.B lied down on the same couch p

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

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Critical letter to parliament about higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco - SHTA foresees disastrous effect

Critical letter to parliament about higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco – SHTA foresees disastrous effect

[caption id="attachment_22186" align="alignleft" width="251"] SHTA-President Emil Lee.[/caption] St. Maarten – The proposed increase of turnover tax on alcohol and tobacco will have disastrous consequences for the local economy. Emil Lee, presid

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

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Vacancy for Chief Prosecutor - Vacature Hoofdofficier van Justitie - Openbaar Ministerie

Vacancy for Chief Prosecutor – Vacature Hoofdofficier van Justitie – Openbaar Ministerie

Departing Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos, here pictured on his way to a session of the Vesuvius trial at the Belair Community Center in October of last year. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – The office of the Attorney-General has opened the vaca

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

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National Development Program formulation continues next week

St. Maarten - The process towards St. Maarten formulating its National Development Program (NDP) continues next week with a lecture and open forum that focuses on key stakeholder participation. The implementation of the NDP is being done under the gu

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

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Screening law Curacao stricter than local St. Maarten integrity rules

St. Maarten – “I leave it up to the minister if he feels it necessary to divulge any other information,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said during Wednesday’s press briefing. The minister she referred to is Justice Minister Roland Dunc

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

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Van Raak: “Transparency is not an alternative”

GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten’s initiative to consider a national integrity system assessment by Corruption-watchdog Transparency International won’t save the day, at least not for politicians in The Hague. The jot always entirely correctly infor

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

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St. Maarten Justice Minister: “Where does it say I am not allowed to have a brothel?”

St. Maarten Justice Minister: “Where does it say I am not allowed to have a brothel?”

Justice Minister Duncan’s name was linked to two brothels last month – Bada Bing and the Seaman’s Club.Kingdom Council of Ministers expects action from government in bribery case St. Maarten – The Netherlands is expecting a gesture fro

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

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: “Dutch MPs can scream from now until doomsday”

St. Maarten -“I want to let those members of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, who feel that things on St. Maarten are going haywire, it is not the case. Allow the system to do its work. I cannot wear the cap of the prosecutor and the prosecutor ca

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

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Suspect in custody - Mother: baby was killed in house

Suspect in custody – Mother: baby was killed in house

Latoya, Mark and Mark Jr. Reid. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - When Latoya Morgan tucked in her two month old child to sleep during the early stages of Tuesday evening, she had no idea it would be the last time. Le

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

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Van Ameijden appointed new Interim Financial Director St. Maarten Hospital

St. Maarten – The Supervisory Council of St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce that Yvonne van Ameijden has been appointed as the Interim Financial Director and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of SMMC as of April 1, a press

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

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SHTA urges people to voice their opinions “In a democracy, people get the government they deserve”

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), recognizes and appreciate that the wheels of Justice in St. Maarten are turning slowly but deliberately with regards to the recent investigation into a potential bribery incident

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

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‘Clean sweep’ before Royal visit

THE HAGUE — The Lower Chamber wants to limit the number of tricky matters in the Caribbean area as much as possible before the Royal visit, which is scheduled for November. The committee Kingdom Relations therefore wants a general consultation

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

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Money laundering suspect released before sentencing

Prosecution demands 3 years of imprisonment St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance terminated yesterday the preventive custody of money laundering suspect Fernando Jose M.M., even though the public prosecutor demanded 3 years of imprisonment

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

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TelEm cable repair today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians will be resuming emergency repair work on a main line cable in the Pelican area today between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. As a result there will be no telecommunication services to business and residential clients in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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PM Wescot-Williams contacted Transparency International two weeks ago Government seeks integrity assessment

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has contacted corruption watchdog Transparency International to conduct a national integrity system assessment in St. Maarten. In a press release issued yesterday, the PM’s cabinet stated that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Diamond Resorts Wholeowners win and lose in court battle

Mitigated increase in maintenance fees, but no ownership St. Maarten – The court battle between Diamond Resorts and two of its whole-owners has yielded something for all parties. Most of all, the wholeowners are stratified that the court blocke

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Carnival Dream sails again

St. Maarten - The Carnival Dream has returned to service, nearly two weeks after a malfunctioning emergency generator kept the ship docked in St. Maarten during the last leg of a seven-day cruise. Repairs were completed, and the Dream departed Saturd

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Five associations in the run for an ‘Orange Bow’

St. Maarten –The National Committee Inauguration designed an ‘Orange Bow’ as the official recognition for festive activities throughout the Kingdom. As part of the activities marking the inauguration of King Willem Alexander, five persons, as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Gas prices drop tomorrow

St. Maarten – Prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel will have a significant decrease tomorrow, Minister Pantophlet stated yesterday. Unleaded gasoline will drop from 2.700 guilders per liter to 2.587 guilders a liter. Diesel will drop from 2.276

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Income tax return forms available Friday

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Finance informs the community that the Tax Administration St. Maarten Inspectorate Department will have the 2012 income tax return form available as of Friday. Based on Article 7, Section 1 of the General Ordinance on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2013

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Rectification

On March 27 Today published an article on its front page under de headline St. Maarten has its own Berlusconi-law. The article incorrectly created the impression that Mentko Nap, who teaches constitutional law at the State University of Groningen, i

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