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

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U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship brings positive spin off for economy

U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship brings positive spin off for economy

St. Maarten – The visit of the U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle’s visit has been considered a success.  The open house attracted many visitors on Saturday despite the overcast conditions on that day.  There was a lot of interests and enthusiasm

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

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Rotary-mid isle celebrates successful year

St. Maarten – During the past Rotary Year 2012-2013, the Rotary Club-Mid Isle received various prestigious awards at the recently held District 7020 Conference in Tortola. The club received the District Governor’s Silver Award For Club Excelle

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

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Duncan responds to accusations on controls

St. Maarten – Former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan has responded to the statements made by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on the controls by the border patrol. The Prime Minister questioned in an email to former Minister of Tourism Rom

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

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Emil Lee nominated President Elect for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

St. Maarten – President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) Emil Lee is nominated President Elect for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) on Tuesday. The CHTA Nominating Committee met via a conference call

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

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Plenary session of parliament cancelled

St. Maarten – A plenary public session of parliament regarding the position of the chairman that was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled by the Vice Chairman of Parliament Romain Laville. The agenda point was handled in the plenary session o

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

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Two men shot in shooting

St. Maarten – In a shooting Friday night at approximately 2 am at the parking lot of the Caravanserai hotel near Bliss nightclub, where at least one man got injured and another man is still missing. According to police spokesman Richardo Henson,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Heyliger: The constitution, country and democracy are overall winners

St. Maarten – “The overall winners with the resignations of the four Ministers on Tuesday are the Constitution, the Country, Democracy and the people.  Our institutions have prevailed, and the rule of law has prevailed,” UP Leader Theo Heylige

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Judge orders smuggler to pay back criminal earnings

St. Maarten – Cobert McElroy Jeffrey, who was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment in November of last year for attempted smuggling of 11 persons from Cuba and the Dominican Republic into St. Maarten, was ordered by the court to pay back the money h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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New cabinet for St. Maarten takes office next week

St. Maarten – The new cabinet for St. Maarten is expected to take office as early as next week. The names of the incoming ministers were apparently sent to the Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams for screening. The incoming ministers for the ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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President of St. Maarten Parliament, Rodolphe Samuel resigns

Resignation effective today St. Maarten – In a letter send to the Parliament of St. Maarten, the President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel tendered his letter of resignation yesterday. Samuel first announced to tender his resignation as preside

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Point on political developments removed from agenda

St. Maarten – The first agenda point regarding the political developments has been removed from the agenda by the President of Parliament as per the request of Members of Parliament George Pantophlet, MP Louie Laveist of the National Alliance (NA)

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Arrindell congratulates St. Maarten students in Holland

[caption id="attachment_5601" align="alignleft" width="200"] Gracita Arrindell[/caption]St. Maarten – “I would like to commend our students in Holland who are getting involved in other non-curriculum activities to help the communities that they a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Companies meet with Vromi on energy plant

St. Maarten - Four prospective bidders for the waste to energy plant, held meetings with the Ministry of Vromi this week. The bidders were the ones selected for what is considered Invitation II or the Dialogue Phase and were expected to give verbal p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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De Weever highlights importance of garbage separation

De Weever highlights importance of garbage separation

Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor, Cornelius De Weever visited the landfill fire on the day the fire began to assess the situation and has expressed his concerns, and stresses the importance of garbage separation. St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Submission date for income tax return form June 5

St. Maarten – The issue date for the 2012 Income Tax Return Form is April 5, an announcement of the Inspector of Taxed stated. Consequently based of article 7 section 1 of the General Ordinance on Federal Taxes the tax return in question has to be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Small Properties Association updates Tourism Bureau Officials

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Small Properties Association’s (SSPA) Executive Board met with the Director of Tourism Edward Dest and Betty Jean -Baptiste of the Tourism Bureau to establish an amicable and future working relationship. The associatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Judge rules in favor of hospital

St. Maarten – Judge van Veen ruled in favor of the St. Maarten Medical Center in a ‘Landsverordening Administratie Uitspraak’ (Lar) that was brought forward by the hospital last year against the Inspectorate of Health Care. In a ruling hande

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Ministers submitted letters of resignation to governor

Ministers submitted letters of resignation to governor

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the National Alliance William Marlin announcing the resignation of the outgoing ministers during a press conference yesterday afternoon.  Marlin: ‘New elections are the answer to the problems’ St. Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Suspect Dayalani murder stands trial July 27

St. Maarten – During a pro-forma sitting, 30-year-old R.G.P. was led before Judge  Tamara Tijhuis yesterday as a suspect in the murder case of Indian businessman Haresh Dayalani and two armed robberies. He will stand trial for the murder in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Martha Thewet heads newly formed heart and stroke foundation

Martha Thewet heads newly formed heart and stroke foundation

Left to right is the treasurer of the SMHSF Cleon Frederick, Secretary Farina Amjad, President Martha Thewet and Marlene Mingo, of MF Mingo BV, Notary offering a congratulatory hand shake to Thewet.St. Maarten - As ironic as it might sound, each

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Chamber, BDO unite for family owned businesses seminar

St. Maarten - Focus on the development of family businesses is to be strengthened now that the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with BDO St. Maarten. On Tuesday, the two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding to jo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Labor and social services closed today

St. Maarten – The Departments of Social Services and Labor Affairs located on the Pondfill will be closed today as of 12 noon to the general public as the staff has to attend a staff meeting. Regular office hours will resume tomorrow at 8:30 a.m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Safety and health training on Monday

St. Maarten – The SHTA is organizing a 3-day training course for Business Owners, General Managers, Operations Managers, Human Resources Managers and Chief Engineers, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Middle Room at the Sonesta Great Bay Reso

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 23, 2013

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Wescot-Williams: claims made by Marlin are ‘very sad’

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has issued a strong reaction to statements attributed to outgoing Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin regarding the political situation on St. Maarten. “It is quite unfortunate to read, not o

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

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Smoke and more smoke on Pond Island

Smoke and more smoke on Pond Island

St. Maarten - While the apparent cause for the thick patches of smoke that mushroomed from the dump site on Pond Island since early yesterday morning could not be ascertained, it caused a degree of irritation to several persons, including infants.

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

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Laville schedules meeting for Thursday

St. Maarten - Embattled Independent Member of Parliament Romain Laville who withdrew his support from the governing National Alliance/Democratic Party/Independent 3 (NA/DP/I-3) coalition earlier this month is once again at the center of controversy.

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

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Marlin: ‘Remain calm during this time of political tensions’

Marlin: ‘Remain calm during this time of political tensions’

Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin addressing the media during an urgent press conference at the A.C Wathey Legislative Hall yesterday afternoonSt. Maarten – “Let’s go to the polls,” Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin said during an urgen

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

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Opposition MPs accuse William Marlin of fraud

Opposition MPs accuse William Marlin of fraud

St. Maarten - The joint parliamentary majority of the United People’s Party/Democratic Party /Romain Laville coalition reacted to Monday’s adjournment of the plenary session called to discuss a vote of no-confidence against several members of the

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

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St. Maarten citizens speak out on government developments

St. Maarten - The current state of affairs with the government is causing more questions to be raised than answers which is not readily available and despite of the low turn out for last Friday’s march where a few decided to make their voices be he

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

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Elshot on St. Maarten's parliament: Badness outa style

Elshot on St. Maarten’s parliament: Badness outa style

President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot addressing the members of the media at the Wiclu press conference yesterday morning.St. Maarten – “Badness outa style,” is how the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Uni

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

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Heyliger says President of Parliament needs to resign

St. Maarten – According to UP Party Leader Theo Heyliger, President of Parliament Rodolphe Samuel should do the honorable thing and give back the people’s Parliament. This is what he said in a statement yesterday. Heyliger stated that there i

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

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Pride Foundation concerned about dump fire

St. Maarten – The Pride Foundation is expressing their concerns about the human health and environmental consequences of the landfill fire at the dump on Pond Fill which appeared yesterday. The foundation informs government that landfill fires

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

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: “I will not entertain a Mexican standoff”

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams came out in defense of her portfolio yesterday; calling an extraordinary press conference to declare that she would not entertain even the appearance of a Mexican standoff in this young democracy as

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

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President of Parliament recalls resignation

President of Parliament recalls resignation

Samuel holds up a copy of the constitution as he announces that he will not vacate his seat in order to “protect the constitution.” Photo Today/Leo Brown Declares no confidence motion void St. Maarten - In a move that stunned the Parliament

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

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Wescot-Williams dispels allegations on immigration controls

“This was a desperate salvo of Minister Duncan” St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a statement that she is dismissing allegations made in the media regarding her sending a letter to Minister of Economic Affairs Romeo P

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