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

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Unions discuss cost of living adjustment with government

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions will meet tomorrow with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams to discuss the cost of living adjustment. Wiclu vice-President Claire Elshot said yesterday that so far, the government had incl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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Controversial parliament meeting sends five ministers home

St. Maarten – In a controversial parliament meeting the new majority of UP, DP and Independent MP Romain Laville passed a motion of no confidence against Ministers William Marlin, Roland Tuitt, Roland Duncan, Silveria Jacobs and Romeo Pantophlet. P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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Funeral Helmen Wiels today

WILLEMSTAD – Parliament will hold a meeting this morning for the last week murdered Pueblo Soberano leader, Helmin Wiels. After this solemn meeting, the funeral procession will start at the Parliament building and end at the Curacao Sport Center (S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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Big surprise for Brooks on Mother’s Day

GREAT BAY –  The St. Maarten Medical Center nurses on the Maternity and Women’s ward presented a gift to a mother who delivered an unexpected baby a few days before Mother’s Day. New mother, Keisha Brooks, was informed a few weeks before he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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“It’s got to be self-interest” Richardson calls for elections

St. Maarten - Independent MP Frans Richardson said yesterday afternoon at an impromptu press conference that he is calling for new elections and that he had no clue that fellow-Independent MP Romain Laville was about to break away from the coalition.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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Tank construction in Pointe Blanche progressing

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor with responsibility for the production and distribution of drinking water, Cornelius De Weever on Monday visited the construction site in Pointe Blanche where two tanks for stor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 14, 2013

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Unicef presents report on situation of children in St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Unicef presented the report on the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten, this happened in the presence of Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Affairs Silveria Jacobs. Many interested people came together

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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Attorney upset about bad communication – Accessory to Middle Region stabbing back in custody

St. Maarten –The 17-year-old accomplice in the fatal stabbing of Kimberly Illidge on March 23 in Middle Region identified as E.J. was re-arrested last week Wednesday after the Common Court of Justice granted the appeal against his release from cust

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: “I will do what I have to do as prime minister”

Wescot-Williams explains current issues on radio broadcast. St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams explained various items related to the dissolution of Parliament, her role as prime minister and the role of the governor in the curre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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Thousands pay tribute to Helmen Wiels

Thousands pay tribute to Helmen Wiels

A memorial plaque has been placed at the beach in Marie Pompoen where Helmin Wiels was murdered. Photo ANP / Prince VictorWILLEMSTAD / ROTTERDAM – Thousands of people took part in a silent march to commemorate the assassinated Pueblo Soberano l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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Cargo vessel Marietje Andrea departures today

St. Maarten – The cargo transport vessel Marietje Andrea’s Sunday evening departure has been postponed until today starting at 5.45pm till 6.30pm. The transit from the lagoon into the Simpson Bay should take approximately 30 minutes which mean

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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St. Maarten Minister of Justice Duncan speaks on resignation

St. Maarten – “I have already moved most of my personal belongings to my other office yesterday,” Minister Duncan said on his resignation on Friday. “I am tired of the situation,” Duncan said. “I am preparing a report with regard to my t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 13, 2013

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No reaction to information request about St. Maarten sex clubs

St. Maarten – So far the government has not reacted to a request by this newspaper for information about local brothels and strip clubs. Under the national ordinance on public administration, Today asked the government on April 18 to indicate whic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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PM Wescot-Williams: no need for elections – Dissolving parliament turns system upside down

Against a background of the freshly installed picture of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Prime Minister Wescot-Williams makes her case against dissolving the parliament. Photo Pearl FM 98.1St. Maarten - Following last weekend’s fall of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Justice Park is dead, Romain Laville ready to pay “ultimate sacrifice”

DP faction leader Roy Marlin  addresses the media while Leroy de Weever and Gracita Arrindell look on. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar Majority of eight wants “all noses in the same direction” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Two remarkable pie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Accomplices King-murders sentenced to 28 and 22 years - Life sentence for Meyshane Johnson

Accomplices King-murders sentenced to 28 and 22 years – Life sentence for Meyshane Johnson

[caption id="attachment_22723" align="alignleft" width="350"] Meyshane Kemar Johnson, the main suspect in the King murders, leaving the courthouse on Wednesday after Judge Tamara Tijhuis sentenced his to life imprisonment. Photo Today/Leo Brown[/capt

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Largest vessel Marietje Andrea leaves St. Maarten – 30 minute bridge opening expected on Sunday

St. Maarten – The cargo transport vessel Marietje Andrea, the largest ship ever to enter the Simpson Bay Lagoon to deliver the swing bridge for the causeway, is tentatively set to leave the lagoon on Sunday evening at 7 p.m.  The transit from the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Budget still not ratified

St. Maarten - More than two weeks after the 2013 Budget was approved by a majority in the parliament, it is yet to be written into law.  The national ordinance that should have followed the legislative approval of the policy document could be stalle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister reacts on third cabinet

St. Maarten -  Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams always appear to land on her feet and in last weekend’s government shakeup there have been no reports to date that she will not head the third cabinet since St. Maarten obtained its constitutiona

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Special edition of one on one with the Prime Minister

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is urging the population to listen to her radio program One on One with the Prime Minister today at 9 a.m. This week’s radio show will be dedicated to the recent and ongoing political development

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Telegraaf about change of government:  “Mafia tightens grip”

Telegraaf about change of government: “Mafia tightens grip”

UP-leader Theo Heyliger (l) in the company of casino-boss Francesco Corallo (with glasses) and his poker room manager Pepe on April 30, 2012 at the Waikiki Beach bar in Orient Bay on the French side of the island, less than 40 hours after the fal

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

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Allegations Wiels against UTS seem farfetched

Allegations Wiels against UTS seem farfetched

Radcomm Corporation holds UTS-license in St. Maarten  [caption id="attachment_22691" align="alignleft" width="375"] The late Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels.[/caption] St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The allegations of money laundering

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

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Dutch pathologists help with Wiels-investigation

Curacao – To solve the murder of politician Helmin Wiels a special team of pathologists comes from the Netherlands to Curacao to assist the large-scale investigation team TGO, the police in Curacao said. Natasja Gibbs reports about the latest devel

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

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National Alliance wants elections, PM refuses to dissolve parliament

St. Maarten – Ministers of the National Alliance and ministers appointed by Independent MPs want to dissolve the parliament and call for early elections, but during yesterday’s meeting of the Council of Ministers Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Willi

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

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Wiclu-President Thompson: “Unions are undermining other unions”

Claire Elshot and Theophilus ThompsonSt. Maarten – “Unions are undermining other unions. At the Chamber of Labor Unions we discover that kind of practices. This is not in the interest of the workers and we see this as a serious concern,” said T

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

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Ally Wiels suspects ‘political motive’

WILLEMSTAD – A close ally of Helmin Wiels killed by two assailants in Curacao said yesterday he believes the lawmaker was slain in some sort of politically motivated attack on the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. Donald Valenti

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

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Establishment of paternity and joint custody effective May 1

St. Maarten – The cabinet of the Minister of Justice announced on Tuesday that as of May 1, the National Ordinances to establish the judicial paternity and the joint custody of minor children went into effect. As per article 207 of the ordinance

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

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Plasterk prepared to attend funeral Wiels

THE HAGUE – Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk will attend the funeral of Helmin Wiels if he receives an invitation, the minister said on Monday in the TV-program Pauw and Witteman, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwer

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

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The King-killers: who are they?

The King-killers: who are they?

The three defendants in the King-killings: from left to right Jamal W., Jeremiah M,. and Meyshane J. Photo today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten – This morning the Court in First Instance will pronounce the verdicts against the three suspects in t

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

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Unions happy that De Weever stays on as labor minister

St. Maarten – “We will keep the same minister of labor and that is important for us,” said Claire Elshot, vice-President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions at the Wiclu’s weekly press conference in a reaction to the fall of the g

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

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Theo Heyliger expresses his sympathy to people of Curacao

St. Maarten – “I was in shock when I heard the news.  It is a senseless murder of a representative of the people,” Leader of the United People’s (UP) Party Theo Heyliger stated in a press release. “Never in the political history of the

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

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After the Wiels assassination: Shock, unbelief, anger and sadness

The Cabinet of Curacao’s Minister Plenipotentiary Roy Pieters in The Hague opened a condolence register for tributes to Helmin Wiels.WILLEMSTAD – Shock, unbelief, anger and sadness were the prevailing sentiments in Curacao and elsewhere after

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

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Threatening Youtube video after Wiels-assassination

WILLEMSTAD – The Public Prosecutor’s office is investigating a threatening video that appeared on Sunday on Youtube shortly after the assassination of Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch Netwerk. The spokesm

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

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Malfunctioning ministries inspired political revolt

Parliament discusses developments on MondaySt. Maarten – The Democratic Party faction and Independent MP Romain Laville withdrew their support for the National Alliance-led government “based on the functioning of the Council of Ministers and some

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

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Simpson Bay Lagoon Causeway Swing Bridge in place

The causeway swing bridge is putting in place in this contributed photoSt. Maarten – Harbor Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer Mark Mingo announced yesterday that the causeway swing bridge is in place. Mingo expresses gratitude to all t

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