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

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Heart and Stroke Foundation launched tomorrow

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will be receiving another Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that will be promoting health.  Tomorrow, a group of community minded persons will be coming together to launch the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The foundatio

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

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Heyliger: ‘a dictator has taken over the council of ministers'

Heyliger: ‘a dictator has taken over the council of ministers’

UP-leader Theo Heyliger in the audience during the council of ministers of May 13. Photo Andrew DickSt. Maarten – “The people of the country would like the impasse created by the National Alliance to be over and governance returned to the country

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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Marlin speaks on political developments in St. Maarten

“Prime minister is refusing to uphold the constitution” St. Maarten –Deputy Prime Minister  and National Alliance leader, Willliam Marlin said last night that he had spoken for quite some time with Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plas

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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AUC commencement exercise one with a difference

AUC commencement exercise one with a difference

The graduates of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine at the Commencement ceremonies which was held at Sonesta Maho on Saturday morning. Photo Today/Andrew BishopSt. Maarten—The Faculty of the American University of the C

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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Francis: St. Maarten Youth disappointed with corruption and greed

St. Maarten - As a young democracy, both branches of government are not setting a positive example for young people in terms of morals and character as well as the workings of the government machinery. This is the view of visionary of the Victorious

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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Da Fonte: “Wiels was murdered by his own party”

WILLEMSTAD – The life partner of the murdered political leader says that Wiels did not have security for weeks before he was killed. His own party Pueblo Soberano gave the order to stop the bodyguard service for the Member of Parliament. This is w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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De Weever congratulates St. Maarten Medical Center

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor, Cornelius De Weever would like to congratulate the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on their recent acquisition of an additional pediatrician and a general surgeon at the instit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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Earthquake shakes St. Maarten and Northeastern Caribbean

St. Maarten - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across the northeastern Caribbean on Saturday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was felt in St Maarten and as far south as Guadeloupe and across St Eustatiu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2013

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Water plant equipment arrives in Pointe Blanche

St. Maarten – The good news of the arrival of the second stage and the main pump of the first Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant was reason for Minister Cornelius De Weever, responsible for production and distribution of water to visit, th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Road closure schedule for solidarity march

St. Maarten – In connection with solidarity march for new elections starting today at 4 p.m. at Le Grand Marche and ending at 6 p.m. at the Clem Labega Square, the following traffic measures will be taken to ensure the proper flow of traffic and p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Bosman questions integrity of St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Wescot-Williams

VVD Parliamentarian André Bosman. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Jamila BaazizTHE HAGUE /St. Maarten – VVD-MP André Bosman will remain openly critical about the developments in St. Maarten, he told Caribisch Netwerk-reporter Jamila Baaziz after re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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St. Maarten Hospital adds two specialists

St. Maarten Hospital adds two specialists

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical center SMMC had added General Surgeon Dr. Robert W.J. Muller and pediatrician Dr. Martijn E.C. Tilanus to its staff of specialists. Dr. Muller, who has 25 years of experience in his field, started working at t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Majority wants Samuel out

St. Maarten – The new majority in parliament of eight MPs has requested an urgent meeting of parliament designed to replace President Drs. Rodolphe Samuel. While the letter does not state this, it is likely that the group of eight wants to reappoin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Audit Chamber criticizes Kingdom Relations

THE HAGUE – The General Audit Chamber of the Netherlands is highly critical of the way the directorate for Kingdom Relations has regulated its financial management, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. The Audit Chamber advises Kingdom Relat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Ground breaking for six more homes in Ebenezer

St. Maarten – Six families will be moving to their new homes by Christmas when the new homes are completed in the Ebenezer Estate, said Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin at the ground breaking ceremony which was held yesterday. Marlin describ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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“It is no use for a second march” Koto joins in solidarity march

St. Maarten – “It’s better to hold one main march, instead of two marches on the same day,” Renée ‘Koto’ Wilson said about the non-political march that will be held this afternoon. After finding out that another march with the same pu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Pantophlet: keep politics out of zumba

St. Maarten - Patricia Pantophlet, the head instructor at Patti’s Zumba Fitness, has come out in defense to the negative comments by critics with regards to the weekly involvement by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, the initiator of the ‘U 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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Supermarket robber claims innocence

St. Maarten – Leonardo R.-C. heard Solicitor-General Taco Stein ask the Common Court of Justice yesterday to confirm the sentence the Court in First Instance handed down in November of last year for an armed robbery at the Ho Supermarket on April 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 17, 2013

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UTS: “We are not involved in illegal lotteries”

St. Maarten / Curacao – Telecom provider UTS stated in a press release yesterday that neither the company nor any of its subsidiaries is involved with illegal text message (sms)-lotteries. UTS reacts with its press release to the 31 questions the m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Finance Minister Tuitt: “I do not need this job”

PM counters actions by Vice PM Marlin St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “As soon as the parliament takes a legal decision I’m gone. I do not need this job. I can make much more money on the outside,” Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yeste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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No decisions yet from Governor Holiday: “Maintain and protect integrity”

St. Maarten – Governor Eugène Holiday appealed to all stakeholders “to do all that is necessary to maintain and protect the integrity of our constitutional democracy and to foster actions in keeping with our constitution based on the rule of law

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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PM Wescot-Williams in interview: “Integrity of administration regulated a long time ago”

THE HAGUE / GREAT BAY / By Jamila Baaziz– “St. Maarten regulated the integrity of its administration a long time ago,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in an interview with Jamila Baaziz that was published on Caribisch Netwerk yesterda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Young mom found guilty of attempted baby-murder

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Kenesha Tunisia Richardson to 2 years and 184 days imprisonment for the twofold attempted murder on her 6-month old baby Makhaylan Boasman in the night of May 25 to 26, 2009. Of the sentence, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Arrindell: Standoff NA jeopardizes credit rating

St. Maarten – Political tension and instability created by the National Alliance led government is bad for business confidence and can negatively impact the sovereign credit rating of the country.  Moody’s credit rating agency says that politica

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Court postpones Gaston Gumbs murder trial until July

St. Maarten – Two men who are suspected of the November 10 murder on Gaston Ambroise Gumbs saw their trial postponed until July 4 yesterday, mainly because one of the defendants had switched attorneys and his new counsel got the case only two days

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Maria Buncamper to be inducted as new president

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club announced its annual change of board ceremony and gala dinner.  On June 8 Maria Buncamper-Molanus, will take the helm of St. Maarten’s oldest Rotary Club at a formal gala dinner at Infinity Restaurant in the Oyster

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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Nature Foundation launches volunteer program

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Nature Foundation, in an effort to expand its activities and its operations while simultaneously involving the community in its work, will be launching a structured volunteer program. The Nature Foundation is the Managem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 16, 2013

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PM to politicians: Stop criticizing U2 Can Move campaign

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams invited politicians, especially those in parliament, to stop criticizing her U 2 Can Move health campaign, where the prime minister encourages especially women to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and

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

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Impressive farewell for Helmin Wiels

Impressive farewell for Helmin Wiels

A throng of people makes its way up to the SDK-stadium to pay tribute to Helmin Wiels. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Natasja GibbsWILLEMSTAD – Thousands paid their respect to the murdered politician Helmin Wiels in Curacao yesterday. Additionally, hund

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

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Koto calls for solidarity march on Friday

Koto calls for solidarity march on Friday

St. Maarten – Renée “Koto” Wilson organizes a peaceful solidarity march against corruption on Friday, whereby he will also demand elections. “All the police officers, the firemen and the customs officers who have come by my house to tell

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

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Lionfish edible elsewhere but not in Sint Maarten

Lionfish edible elsewhere but not in Sint Maarten

Consuming venomous fish could lead to ciguatera poisoning St. Maarten - Eating lionfish is not a good idea, Jeff Berger warned this week in het St. Maarten Weekly News online newsletter. The fish may contain the ciguatera toxin. “If you eat fish w

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

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St. Maarten Teachers take ministry to court

St. Maarten – Three members of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Witu are taking the government and the minister of education to court over two different issues. Witu-President Claire Elshot said yesterday that one teacher is working in a full

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

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St. Maarten Vice PM Marlin wants elections on July 26

St. Maarten Vice PM Marlin wants elections on July 26

Vice Prime Minister William Marlin during the election campaign in 2010. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – If it were up to National Alliance leader and Vice Prime Minister William Marlin, elections would be held on Friday, July 26 and

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

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Statement UP-leader Heyliger “National Alliance shamelessly plays with the people’s emotions”

Statement UP-leader Heyliger “National Alliance shamelessly plays with the people’s emotions”

UP-leader Theo Heyliger shakes hands with National Alliance MP Dr. Lloyd Richardson at the start of Monday’s meeting of parliament. Photo sxmislandtime.com / Samuel AllenSt. Maarten – For the first time since the political upheaval erupted S

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

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Union-leader Elshot: “We have a Humpty Dumpty government”

Union-leader Elshot: “We have a Humpty Dumpty government”

St. Maarten – “We will have a Humpty Dumpty government and the coalition will look like scrambled eggs,” observed Claire Elshot, Vice-President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions yesterday at the weekly press briefing. To the sugge

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