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Editorial - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Editorial: One way out

St. Maarten has painted itself into a corner that offers only one way out. The advice from the financial supervisor Cft on the approved amendment to the 2013 budget is far from complimentary and the threat of yet another humiliating instruction is al

Opinion - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Opinion: Strange

During a recent Parliamentary debate I stated that where it pertains to remarks made by Members of the Second Chamber of the Netherlands, these remarks are almost certain to be carried front page by our two daily papers. I have also stated that the B

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Deadline for approved 2014 budget is December 15 – Cft threatens already with next instruction

GREAT BAY – If Sint Maarten does not have an approved 2014 budget by December 15, the board for financial supervision Cft will advise the Kingdom Council of Ministers to give the country a budget-instruction. This appears from the Cft-advice on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Court denies businessman direct ownership of land

St. Maarten – Julian Rollocks lost a lawsuit in the Court in First Instance this week against Country Sint Maarten over the ownership of a piece of land in Lower Princess Quarter. Rollocks demanded that the court declared he obtained ownership of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Verhoeven’s masterpiece comes alive at airport

Verhoeven’s masterpiece comes alive at airport

Bernie Verhoeven’s winning picture displayed at the arrival hall of the Princess Juliana International Airport. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - The most striking photograph taken by a professional or an amateur t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Motorworld back on board with Carnival

St. Maarten – Motorworld and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) have once again joined forces to offer the winner of the Ms. Mature Carnival Queen Pageant and Senior Carnival Queen pageant, brand new cars as their grand prize.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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SHTA counts down to the Crystal Pineapple Awards

St. Maarten – The nominations for the 8th annual Crystal Pineapple Awards are coming to a close on Monday, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) stated in a press release. The Pineapple Awards  is the only event which gives b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Community service for domestic violence

St. Maarten – Stalon Murphy Ogarro and the mother of his children are still living together in spite of a flurry of violent incidents that puts their relationship in the stormy-category. The court sentenced Ogarro, 24, yesterday to a 2-month condit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Would-be robbery suspect does not remember a thing

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Maarten Noordzij demanded a 4-year prison sentence against Sylvester Giovanni M. for an attempted robbery at the Tackling gas station in Cole Bay on April 30. The 20-year-old defendant claimed he does not remember anything.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 18, 2013

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Man sentenced for biting off ear

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Francis Clifford on Wednesday to an 8-month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 58 hours of community service for a drunken fight in a little bar on Arch Road whereby he bit

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CPS calls on physicians to remain alert for Cholera

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS) has sent out a notice to all general physicians to remain on alert with respect to cholera after the Ministry of Public Health received a Cholera Alert from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (