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

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Vromi busy with preparation for hurricane season

St. Maarten – Head of the Infrastructure Management Department of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Claudius Buncamper, Emergency Support Function (ESF-3) says that his department is working on several

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Lower sentence for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – Jeanrony Johnny Quetant found leniency at the Common Court of Justice yesterday. While the Court in First Instance sentenced the defendant on January 30 to 36 months with 12 months suspended for attempted manslaughter, the Common Cour

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Report formateur ready on Friday

St. Maarten – Not all reports are in yet, formateur Wescot-Williams said at yesterday’s press briefing where she alluded to Governor Holiday’s request to form a new government. She expects to present her report to the governor on Friday. As

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Unicef reports on state of children in Dutch Caribbean

Minister Jacobs: not an accurate picture St. Maarten - Information disseminating from reports published by Unicef-Netherlands and Unicef-Panama through an independent agency tasked with research on the state of children and adolescents in the Dut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Wescot-Williams dismisses decision to dissolve parliament PM: “Insanity”

St. Maarten – “Insanity.” With that single word Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams condemned the actions of the four National Alliance ministers that held an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday afternoon where they approved

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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DP, UP and Laville condemn actions of ministers

St. Maarten – “The Democratic Party, United People’s (UP) Party, and Independent Member of Parliament Romain Laville condemn the actions of the four caretaker ministers who are now in a lame duck status until a new Council of Ministers have bee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Robber-burglar gets higher sentence on appeal

St. Maarten – Ricardo Frederick Alexander York got little pleasure out of his appeal against a verdict from the Court in First Instance. In December of last year this court sentenced him to 15 months for a burglary, while acquitting him of an armed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 6, 2013

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Wake for Courtney Gibson on Friday

St. Maarten – The Guyanese community will be holding a wake for the late Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Herald Courtney E. Gibson this Friday at Quality Snacks on the Walter Nisbeth Road from 7 p.m. A condolences book will also open at The Daily H

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

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Council of Ministers dissolves parliament

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers went through a hectic meeting yesterday morning, whereby Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams again refused to put a proposal to dissolve the parliament on the agenda. In the afternoon an extraordinary meeting

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

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Art Saves Lives program starts June 24

De Weever: I want to give children a life of meaning [caption id="attachment_23145" align="alignleft" width="250"] Nicole de Weever (left) and Erika Cannegieter (right) at the Art Saves Lives and Be The Change fundraiser at The Red Piano lounge on

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

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General used military craft for vacation flight to SXM

Canadian Military police investigated information leak St. Maarten / OTTOWA - Military police were used to investigate how CTV News obtained information Gen. Walt Natynczyk’s use of government VIP aircraft for trips to fundraising dinners, sport

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

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Miss St. Maarten Davinia Brooks becomes Be The Change-member

St. Maarten - Senior Carnival Queen 2013 and Miss St. Maarten Davinia Brooks has praised the Be The Change Foundation for its incredible initiative, pledged to become a member and urged the public to follow-suit. Davinia, who will be volunteering

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

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Civil servants union to PM: Government should set example

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union are taking the caretaker government to task over the payout of the 2011 cost of living adjustment (Cola).  Union president Derie Leonard is addressing her concerns directly

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

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Journalists follow course criminal justice system

WILLEMSTAD – Seventeen journalists and court reporters in Curacao took part in a training whereby the Public Prosecutor’s Office gave information to local media about the new penal code, legal resources, enforcement by taking away one’s freedom

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

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Medical center upgrades nurses in Saba

St. Maarten –7 Nursing aides of the Saba Hospital and Nursing Home received on Friday their certificate of Certified Nursing Assistant. This 6 month Accelerated Nursing Assistant Course was designed and executed by the Education Department of th

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

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Website Council of Advice online

Website Council of Advice online

St. Maarten - At the first of its bi-annual board meetings for 2013, The Council of Advice revealed its official website to the public. In a short speech to the press, Governor Holiday, who chairs the council, said it strives to “challenge itself e

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

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Short circuit causes power outage

St. Maarten – At approximately 9:57 am a short circuit occurred yesterday in a high tension cable feeding the Zagersgut Substation which resulted in a major power outage across St. Maarten. Gebe immediately began the process of restoring electric

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

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Arrindell wants Unicef report debated in parliament

St. Maarten – The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, has carried out a study as it relates to the rights of children and adolescents in the country.  This study was presented to the Minister of Youth Affairs last month where according to re

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

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Election drive activists call on Governor Holiday

Lisa Alexander reads the contents of the letter she received from Governor Holiday. Photo Caribisch Netwerk.St. Maarten – Lisa Alexander and a handful of activists were on governor drs. Eugène Holiday’s doorstep yesterday morning wanting to

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

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Guyanese re-enact youthful days at anniversary

Guyanese re-enact youthful days at anniversary

Kids in the 5 and under age bracket compete in a short sprint and the top three were rewarded for their efforts. This was one of the many events during the family fun day which took place on Sunday. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Dave Ma

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

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Hodge: Little perspective for Curacao’s future

Outgoing Prime Minister Daniel Hodge. Photo Caribisch NetwerkWILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Outgoing Prime Minister Daniel Hodge says that the political situation in Curacao offers little hope for the future. That is mainly due to the politicians whom h

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 4, 2013

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Population growth French St. Martin slows down

St. Martin – The population on the French side has multiplied six-fold between 1974 and 2009, a report from the institute for the overseas departments Iedom shows. In 2009, the French-side population stood at 36,824, an increase of 26.5 percent com

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

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Resignation Curacao MP Asjes stands

WILLEMSTAD – The parliament of Curacao will not void the resignation of MP Ivar Asjes. This is not possible, parliament President Mike Franco said, because the credentials of his successor Sherwin Leonora have already been approved by the parliamen

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

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Weather Services issues first storm watches and warnings

St. Maarten – Some of the reports received from the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) at last week’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting about the country’s disaster management system reveals that more than a majority of preparations

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

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Christella Garard and Ivy Defoe win Caribbean Pearls Award

Christella Garard and Ivy Defoe win Caribbean Pearls Award

Winners and nominees pose together for a group picture at the end of the award ceremony.ROTTERDAM – Ivy Defoe and Christella Garard did St. Maarten proud during the second annual Pearls of the Dutch Caribbean awards in Rotterdam on Saturday. Ga

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

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Impressive performances displayed in wonderland

St. Maarten - After witnessing the first round of the first annual recital organized by the National Institute of Arts at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium last Saturday, those witnessing the 27 performances may very well agree that the art form is headi

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

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Young crew ready to sail around the world

Corina IV leaves St. Maarten this weekend St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Is there something with girls called Laura and their desire to sail around the world? On January 21 of last year 16-year-old Laura Dekker sailed with her boat Guppy into th

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

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St. Maarten Prime Minister opens lifestyle corner at library

St. Maarten –Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams urged the community to practice a healthy lifestyle, in particular the avoiding of cigarettes and tobacco related products at the opening of the healthy lifestyle corner at the library last week.

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

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Youngsters discuss future St. Maarten

Future of St. Maarten; My perspective’ St. Maarten – The majority of students who will continue their studies abroad are most likely not coming back to St. Maarten to find a job. This was said at a panel discussion, organized for the St. Marti

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