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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Court acknowledges rights of new owner Alegria: Corallo’s IFPS has to stay away from Caravanserai

St. Maarten – International Financial Planning Services (IFPS) has to remove fencing from a piece of land on the Caravanserai property in Beacon Hill within two days, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday morning. The new owner of the resort

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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University of St. Martin develops new Pre-USM program

St. Maarten – “The Pre-USM program came about because we realized the reality of St. Maarten – we need to do something for all youngsters on the island,” said Dean of Academics and Interim President of the University of St. Martin (USM) Dr.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Mosquito fogging moved forward; commences October 28

St. Maarten - The fogging of mosquitoes originally carded for November 1 has been moved forward to October 28, according to the Collective Preventive Services (CPS). Residents are asked to bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to elim

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Police bring Stop, Drop & Go project to St. Maarten Academy

St. Maarten - In an effort to bring awareness to all factions of the St. Maarten community about the Stop, Drop & Go project, KPSM Inspector Felix Richards and Police Public Relations officer Inspector Ricardo Henson visited the St. Maarten Acad

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Prosecution demands 10 years against leader drugs gang

St. Maarten – Public Prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded 10 years of imprisonment yesterday against Pershin D., the leader of a drugs gang that laundered around $300,000 and was caught in the possession of 3.8 kilos of cocaine and 47 rounds of

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Gebe restoration efforts in four areas tomorrow

St. Maarten —Gebe post Gonzalo restoration efforts will continue tomorrow October 26th in the areas of Middle Region, Sucker Garden, Point Blanche and Dutch Quarter Mt. Willem Hill, according to an NV Gebe press release. NV GEBE St. Maarten’s

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Curacao tackles ghost civil servants

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao is taking action against ghost civil servants. That appears from reports in several media. The country terminated the contracts of nine civil servants who were falsely on prolonged sick leave. One of them is Norbert George, imp

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Port St. Maarten meets with Ministry of Public Health with respect to ebola

St. Maarten - Officials of the Ministry of Public health met with the management team of Port St. Maarten earlier this week regarding the ports preparations for ebola. Ministry VSA informed Port management about the national preparations that are

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Aruba shows reluctance with support against instruction

ORANJESTAD – Politicians in Aruba are divided about the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to St. Maarten, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Contrary to Curacao, where practically all parties reject the instruction, it see

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Human smuggler must pay or serve time in prison

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ordered Pierre Josias Neus to pay $17,900 or to serve 179 days in prison in case he is unable to make the payment. Neus was the captain on at least one human smuggling transport on August 14, 2010. It ende

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Sailor weathers the storm for security reasons

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - After losing a boat back in 2004 when hurricane Ivan passed over Grenada, a second boat struck a container while travelling between Guadeloupe and Monteserrat and sleeping in a boat that was left on its side for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Jurist Ulli d’Oliveira: “Misconception that governor is a toothless tiger”

St. Maarten / Hilversum – Curacao won’t manage to sideline the governor in the screening process for ministers, Jamila Baaziz reports in Caribisch Netwerk, based on an analysis by jurist Ulli d’Oliveira and PhD kingdom law Aubrich Bakhuis. “

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Credit card swindler gets 3 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Egmond de Bies yesterday to 36-months of imprisonment for credit card fraud and the embezzlement of a rental car. Between December 28 of last year and January 31, the defendant bought clothing, c

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Lower punishment for ill-treating girlfriend

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Randall Sobacion Atlan on Wednesday to a 6-week conditional prison sentence for threatening the life of his girlfriend with a machete on February 8 of this year.  The punishment is slightly lowe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Canadian tour operators add more direct flights, resorts in St. Maarten for fall-winter season

St. Maarten - Canadian tour operators have added more direct flights to resorts in St. Maarten for their fall/winter season. Various Canada-based suppliers like Sunwing, Wesjet Vacations, Air Canada Vacations and Transat Holidays have increased t

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March for St. Maarten October 26

St. Maarten -The Citizens United for True Democracy foundation will stage a “March for St. Maarten” this Sunday, October 26. The March will commence at 2:00pm in the area of the WIFOL Building on Pondfill and the foundation invites the general p

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Ten months for attempted burglary

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Victor Hussein on Wednesday to 10 months of imprisonment for an attempt to burglarize the Kooijman hardware store on October 3 of last year. Of the sentence, 5 months are suspended. The court imp

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SMSPA hosts seminar on rights of seniors

St. Maarten / By Justin Simmons – “Our ambition is to build a future we want,” said St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) President Patricia Flanders in her welcome speech on Thursday at the Rights of the Seniors seminar at th