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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 30, 2014

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Dutch parliament to discuss Commonwealth proposal

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – Monday, the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament will discuss a proposal from the SP MP Ronald van Raak and VVD MP André Bosman. In the note that both have presented, they advocate for a future commonwealth-like bond between

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Students from Bob The Builder Playschool receive coloring books and crayons

BETTY’S ESTATE—Several students from Bob the Builders play school received coloring books from ARGOS and crayons which depicted the importance of water on Friday morning. Administrative Professional of ARGOS Gabriel Pena in his comments of the ha

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Court rules against Caravanserai timeshare owners: “Alegria does not have to respect contracts”

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance ruled yesterday that the new owner of the Caravanserai Beach Resort – Alegria Real Estate – does not have to respect the rights of timeshare owners. Alegria bought the resort at auction in August and in

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At the request of Italian authorities:  Search at Corallo’s house and the Atlantis Casino

St. Maarten – Detectives of the RST conducted searches yesterday at the house of Francesco Corallo in Cupecoy and at Atlantis Casino, the prosecutor’s office stated in a brief press release. At the casino’s address, several companies are establ

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Harbor Holding takes Dock Maarten to court: “Wolf in sheep’s clothing” wants to stop breakwater-construction

St. Maarten – Is the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company a wolf in sheep’s clothing – sympathetic only on the surface? Attorney Roeland Zwanikken described the Holding this way yesterday morning during a lawsuit in summary proceedings it initia

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Heyliger asks for more time to form Government

St. Maarten - UP leader and formateur Theo Heyliger has asked and received more time to submit the final names of his cabinet to form the new government according to a press release from Governor Eugene Holiday. The formateur originally had a Nove

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Evita Alla’make wins local and district Peace Poster Contest

St. Maarten – Milton Pieters College student Evita Alla’make won the Lions Club’s local and district Peace Poster Contest, an annual Lions Club event done worldwide, which was launched in October of this year, inviting young people all over the

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Miss Lalie Center on target for December opening

St. Maarten—Stakeholders and team members of the soon to be opened Miss Lalie Center in Cay Bay met on Thursday to provide insight to the participants on how the center was built up, how the employees are going to work with their clients and to con

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Christian council: Put the Christ back in Christmas

St. Maarten —With the Christmas season practically here, the Christian Council urges the populace to put the Christ back in Christmas. “With the preparation, anticipation and expectation in the Season of Advent, we can then fully, and spiritua

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Bats used to fight mosquitoes

St. Maarten – In an effort to control the island’s mosquito population, which has increased in the last few weeks, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation has launched a small, pilot project using bats to combat the increasing numbers of mosquitoes. Th

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Court denies release to convict with life sentence

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice yesterday denied a request by Romero Rudolf Canword to immediately release him from prison and to give him the opportunity to undergo treatment for an existing disorder. Canword is serving a life sentence f

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No tax-increases in 2015 budget

Hassink: Clarity about pre-2007 tax debts by next week St. Maarten – Citizens will not be confronted with additional or higher taxes in 2015, outgoing Finance Minister Martin Hassink said yesterday at what he announced to be his last appearance

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Winair/ Air Antilles capitalizing on cohesiveness

St. Maarten —With a strong economy and growing middle class that has set the stage for the region’s air traffic to grow at an average of 4.9 percent annually in the next 20 years, Winair and Air Antilles are looking to capitalize on this through

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Consumer prices Sint Maarten October 2014

St. Maarten - Prices have increased slightly compared to August 2014. The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased in the month of October 2014 by 0.2 percent compared to that of August 2014. When comparing average consumer prices over a tw

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Court reopens investigation into 2009 Pelican robberies

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice reopened the investigation against Robertson Craig Peter yesterday. In April, the Court in First Instance acquitted Peter of the murder of businessman Haresh Dayalani on May 26, 2009, but sentenced him for

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Emilio Wilson Estate purchase almost done

St. Maarten – The purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate by the government is in its final stages, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “The Parliament has approved the budget amendment fo

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Fine for hiding firearm

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Taj José Morille to a 1,200 guilders fine yesterday for – briefly – being in the possession of a gun, but mainly for hiding evidence of firearm possession from the police. If Morille does not

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Justice minister attends CFATF meeting

St. Maarten -  Justice Minister Dennis Richardson is currently in San Salvador, El Salvador, attending the Plenary and Ministerial meetings of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) which began on November 23 and will continue through to

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Lions Club to address youth alcohol abuse

St. Maarten – In an effort to bring awareness to and curb the use, and abuse, of alcohol amongst St. Maarten’s young people, the St. Maarten Lions Club launched its Youth Alcohol Awareness Campaign on Wednesday at the Lions Den in Sucker Garden.

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SJIB hosts foster parent training seminar

St. Maarten – A group of 12 participants recently completed the Foster Parent Training Seminar, which was given by the Foundation Judiciary Institutes Windward Islands (SJIB), to become foster care mentors and foster care parents for children in th

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Attorney-General Schram announces new approach: “Hurt criminals in their wallet”

WILLEMSTAD – The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Curacao wants to intensify efforts to tackle financial criminality, to confiscate criminal assets and to invest in the youth. Attorney-General Guus Schram announced these initiatives yesterday in a s

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AIDS Foundation has “Real Talk” with Sundial students

St. Maarten – “Real Talk and Girl Power bring and formalize important life lessons. We hope to ultimately influence the youngsters to take better care of themselves and pave the way for productive and fulfilling lives,”’ said Real Talk Head C

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Teens unite to end violence against women and girls

“Don’t mess with a scorned woman” St. Maarten – “Women are not as helpless as they think they are.” That was one of the remarks, coming from students of secondary schools yesterday at the event Teens Unite To End Violence Against Wome

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75% Statia complaints were about local government

GREAT BAY/STATIA—Seventy-five per cent of the complaints received on Statia by the national ombudsman were about the local government, according to a press release from the ombudsman office. The Statia population took full advantage of the presence

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UTS Head Glen Carty reiterates call for underground cables

St. Maarten —A collaborated effort by telecommunication companies to have all cables placed underground, is still thought by UTS head Glen Carty to be in the best interest of all concerned. Shortly after the passage of hurricane Gonzalo and the

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Funding for NGO projects still open for 2014

St. Maarten –Funding possibilities for Non-Governmental Organizations projects are still open for 2014 from the Foundation Cooperative Funds (Samenwerkende Fondsen). Foundation Cooperative Funds assists NGOs by providing funds for social and commun

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Autism awareness-training underway

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The SXM Autism Association organizes this week and in early December autism awareness trainings in partnership with the National Education, General Social Security Fund (SSTC) of Guadeloupe and Sessad Northern Islands - a servic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Feed the Families initiative to alleviate hunger and poverty

St. Maarten – “Poverty knows no name. It knows no ethnicity. It doesn’t differentiate between nationalities. It doesn’t recognize your country of birth. And many times than not, the inability to gain means to access food is the very first si

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Agreement soon on service weapons cross border (St. Maarten/St. Martin)

St. Maarten —An agreement pertaining to police forces from both sides of the island carrying weapons cross border, will soon be drafted. This was among amicable solutions arrived at during a meeting between Justice Minister Dennis Richardson and P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Utility company G.E.B.E. partners with Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority for renewable energy

St. Maarten — Installation is currently taking place with respect to the solar metal structure and control boxes that will be used to power the electronic traffic sign matrix boards at the Simpson Bay and Cole Bay Causeway Round-a-bouts. The Sim

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Author-nutritionist to give lecture on health and nutrition

St. Maarten – Author of “Healthy & Happy without Diets” and nutrition expert Ay Lin Kho will be giving a lecture about nutrition, health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle on Tuesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the White Yellow Cross Foun

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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US consulate donates books to SSC (Study Financing Foundation Curacao)

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao --Last week, U.S. Consul General James Moore presented a collection of reference books on higher education in the United States to Stichting Studiefinanciering Curaçao (SSC) Director Margit de Freitas. The books provide valuable

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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New fuel farm soon at SXM Airport

St. Maarten —SXM Airport will proceed with the construction of a new fuel farm on the property currently occupied by Goddard catering group. Thereafter, SXM airport will proceed with the construction of a new fuel farm on the vacated premises. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Sick leave administration in Willemstad is a mess

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao –The government in Curacao has no idea how long 39 of its civil servants that are at home have been on sick leave. All in all, 74 civil servants are currently not at work. Minister Etienne van der Horst (Administration, Planning

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2014

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Dutch Caribbean film/video artist to teach film course at USM

St. Maarten – “It’s something magical… you’re capturing something. Films can create an illusion or drag you out of your own world. Once you relate to a character or story, you live it through this window. It can offer you an escape, or it c

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