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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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Dutch MP Bosman doubts integrity of UP party leader Theo Heyliger and MP Romain Laville

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – VVD-MP André Bosman questions the integrity of United Peoples party-leader Theo Heyliger and that of the vice chairman of parliament and candidate for the post of Minister of Economic affairs, Independent MP Romain Lavill

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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Historical artifact confiscated during attempted export

Historical artifact confiscated during attempted export

St. Maarten – A tip was given from a local Courier Mail service at Cole Bay to Rueben Thompson that a historical cannonball was being attempted to be exported to the USA. Thompson contacted the director of the St. Maarten Archaeological Center (Sim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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St. Maarteners nominated for Pearls of the Caribbean award

St. Maarteners nominated for Pearls of the Caribbean award

St. Maarten / ROTTERDAM – Three St. Maarteners are nominated for the Pearls of the Dutch Caribbean award show that takes place tomorrow in Rotterdam: Ivy Defoe, Mathias Voges and Christella Garard. Defoe is nominated for the science pearl, and Voge

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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Still no successor found for Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos

St. Maarten – Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos returns per August 1 to the Netherlands but up to now the Prosecutor’s Office has not found a successor. Attorney General Dick Piar and Solicitor-General Taco Stein traveled to the Netherlands last week whe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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Cole Bay prepares for active hurricane season

Disaster coordinator Salomon commends cleanup actions St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon, head of the Office of Disaster Management, commends the cleanup initiative that was undertaken by the community police, Jazz G and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 31, 2013

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Two students enter finals FCCA environmental poster competition

Two students enter finals FCCA environmental poster competition

[caption id="attachment_23083" align="alignleft" width="250"] Isaiah Haakmat. Photo contributed.[/caption]St. Maarten – The artwork of two local students was chosen to represent St. Maarten at the 2013 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Ch

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Préfet for St. Martin meets St. Maarten's Governor

Préfet for St. Martin meets St. Maarten’s Governor

Mr. Philippe Chopin, Préfet for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, paid a working visit on Tuesday and met with Governor Eugene Holiday at his office in Philipsburg. During the meeting, the Governor and the Préfet discussed several matters of mutual

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Mason acquitted of manslaughter

St. Maarten – Andrew Ellis E. literally walked out of the courthouse a free mason yesterday afternoon after the Court in First Instance acquitted him of the manslaughter on Oscar Anselm on April 30, 2011. The 38-year-old mason successfully called o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: Lack of procedures after screening ministers

St. Maarten – There are no procedures in place to deal with ministers when information surfaces after they have taken office that would have disqualified them for the position, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday in answer to questi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Stabbing-suspect back in detention

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ordered the further pretrial detention of 17-year old S.A.B., the girl who is suspected of the fatal stabbing of Kimberley Illidge in Middle Region on March 24. The girl reported voluntarily to the police s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Vetting process candidate ministers is underway

St. Maarten – What bothers me is that all ethics have been thrown to the wind. Do these politicians realize what they are doing to the community?” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday at what used to be the Council of Ministers pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Court adjourns trial burglary-suspect

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial against burglary-suspect Darrick Daniel B. yesterday until an undetermined future date after the 18-year-old defendant claimed he had obtained specifics about the burglary from the victi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Light punishment for e-theft

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Erickson Rufus Greene yesterday to a 1-month conditional prison sentence and 30 hours of community service for electricity-theft. The 39-year-old defendant claimed ignorance: “I knew nothing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 30, 2013

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Lookout faces 42 months for role in armed robbery

St. Maarten – Randy S. is facing a 42-month prison sentence for his alleged involvement in a threat, a burglary and an armed robbery at the Peoples Supermarket on Zagersgut Road. The Court in First Instance will pronounce its verdict on June 19.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Profit UTS drops dramatically

WILLEMSTAD – GREAT BAY – Telecom provider UTS booked a 3 million guilders ($1.66 million) profit in 2012, 10.6 million guilders ($5.9 million) below the 2011-profit. Minister Balborda (Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning) announced the res

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Teachers suffer from work-related illnesses

St. Maarten – Teachers are suffering from a host of work-related illnesses, the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Witu Claire Elshot said yesterday. Teachers suffer from back and eye problems, allergies, colds and flu, but also from

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister Wescot-Williams strikes back at William Marlin “Eureka, I have discovered the sinister plot of the Prime Minister”

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams had her response ready on Monday while Vice PM William Marlin’s press conference about the so-called hidden letter from the governor was still in process. But later that same evening, after press

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Elshot to ILO-congress in Switzerland

St. Maarten – Vice President Claire Elshot of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions will leave this Sunday for Switzerland to attend the 102nd congress of the International Labor Organization ILO. The congress-theme is: Building a future

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Man suffers injuries after falling from scaffold

St. Maarten- While the exact details remains sketchy, at least one man was admitted to the St Maarten Medical Center after he fell while working on a building at the American University in Cupecoy yesterday. According to an unconfirmed report reac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Newsletter sounds alarm over emailing credit card information – Warning from abroad: “Do not take Caravanserai’s bad advice”

St. Maarten - In recent weeks, Caravanserai Resort in SXM has emailed its timeshare owners and given them terrible advice, Jeff Berger writes in St. Maarten Weekly News, an online newsletter that targets timeshare owners and that is part of everythin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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Physicians alerted about hand foot and mouth disease

St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) that falls under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, alerted local family physicians yesterday to look out for symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease after several cases

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 29, 2013

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St. Maarten PM rejects Marlins request again: no meeting Council of Ministers

St. Maarten – Vice Prime Minister William Marlin made another failed attempt to put his proposal to dissolve the parliament on the agenda of last Tuesday’s Council of Ministers meeting. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams turned down the request in a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Duncan not prosecuted for violating oath of secrecy

St. Maarten – Former Justice Minister Roland Duncan will not be prosecuted for violating his oath of secrecy, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos stated in an email to this newspaper. When the DP and Independent MP Romain Laville withdrew their support for t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Marlin accuses Wescot-Williams of hiding governor’s letter: “This is fraud by tampering with the democratic process”

St. Maarten – The 2014 election campaign started yesterday afternoon with a press conference by outgoing vice Prime Minister William Marlin who accused Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams of “fraud by tampering with the democratic process.” Be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Plasterk concerned about St. Maarten’s finances

AMSTERDAM – Concerns about St. Maarten, the aftermath of the Helmin Wiels-murder in Curacao and underprivileged youngsters were the main topics at a meeting of the association Antillean Network with Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk on Fri

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Kingdom’s conference cancelled

AMSTERDAM — The Kingdom’s conference, in which the governments of the Netherlands, St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba to discuss mutual interests, will not go through this year either. Considering the lack of progress of the various study groups it w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 28, 2013

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SHTA instrumental in hosting safety and health workshop

St. Maarten - The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) workshop has attracted managers from across the spectrum of the community including some union leaders. The three day workshop held at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino is organized b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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St. Maarten PM on radio program: “Budget is number one priority”

St. Maarten – “When on May 6 the majority in parliament submitted a new proposal for working together, one of the first items arrived at was to come with an action plan for the essential items that need to be handled in the interest of the people

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Police shuts down drug operation

St. Maarten – Over 200 marijuana plants were confiscated by police officers and members of the VKS during a large drug operation on Saturday morning in the hills of Margareth Bruce’s Drive in Middle Region. Searches of the area led the investi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Voges wants to target Brazilian market

St. Maarten – Following the recent high-powered Dutch trade mission to Brazil and the subsequent announcement by Aruba of an upcoming air bridge between São Paulo and Aruba, the cabinet of St. Maarten’s Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Dutch MP Bosman questions St. Maarten minister’s integrity

St. Maarten/THE HAGUE – Now that the candidates for the new ministry of St. Maarten are announced, Member of Parliament of the Second Chamber in The Hague André Bosman (VVD) immediately asked questions to Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Prices increased compared to February – Department of Statistics shows consumer price index

St. Maarten – The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased in April by 0.5 percent compared to that of February. When comparing average consumer prices over a 12 month period, April 2012 to April 2013, an increase of 2.9 percent was re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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St. Maarten Governor requests Wescot-Williams to form government

St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugéne Holiday, requested Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to form a new government as formateur Friday. The Governor considering the expressed willingness of the United People’s Party, Democratic Party and Indep

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Inspectorate appeals hospital court verdict

St. Maarten – The Public Health Inspectorate plans to take its case to the Court of Appeals and contest the decision of the Court of First Instance in favor of the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC). Yesterday, Inspector General Dr. Earl Best issu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 27, 2013

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Witter wins Mixmasters Bartenders challenge

Witter wins Mixmasters Bartenders challenge

Witter, in the process of mixing a Rum Collins during the finals which took place at the Point Bar, in Maho.St. Maarten -  Three months of hard work concluded with a mix off between three bartenders at the Point Bar, located on the premises of t

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