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Mixed opinion on legal employer of Coliseum Casino workers

St. Maarten - The current plight of the former employees of Coliseum is a mess created by Parliament, according to union head Theophilus Thompson, and a “tricky” situation according to legal experts consulted by Today yesterday after the former e

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Formateur Heyliger: reports about Gumbs are speculative

St. Maarten – Formateur Theo Heyliger has labeled media reports suggesting that Marcel Gumbs could become the next prime minister as speculative. In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, Heyliger noted that he has not completed the names of the c

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MPs unable to give update on government formation to Youth Parliament 

St. Maarten – As President of the St. Maarten Youth Parliament, Dwayne Griffith submitted to St. Maarten Parliament a motion, requesting an update on the current situation with government and the steps being taken to establish the new Council of Mi

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Oberon Nauta’s British alternative to guarantee good governance: “Give governor role in Council of Ministers”

St. Maarten – The British Overseas Territories apply the guarantee function more efficiently than the Kingdom of the Netherlands by giving the governor a role in meetings of the Council of Ministers. That is the opinion of Oberon Nauta, a senior pr

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Inspector Henson: “Keep bringing in your (illegal) fire arms”

St. Maarten —The message to keep bringing in illegal firearms until November 14 seems to have hit home as persons continue to turn in their illegal firearms, inspector Ricardo Henson said yesterday. One of these persons is said to have left a l

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Lakes book is catalyst for debate on St. Maartens future

St. Maarten – USM will be hosting a presentation on “Six 4 nine” a book by local author Jose Lake on November 6 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the USM lecture Hall. This will be followed by a panel discussion. In his book “Six 4 Nine,” local aut

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Students use tricks to keep their softdrug habit a secret

ROTTERDAM – Students from Curacao who are using softdrugs in the Netherland use all kinds of tricks to keep their habit a secret – especially for their parents back home, a survey by Najola Martina shows. The criminologist fears that the taboo ab

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Arnia now has a wide range of symbolic items

St. Maarten - Ten years ago when St Maarten’s day was celebrated, the Management of Arnia’s Bookstore only had two symbolic items on sale, now as November 11 approaches, they have 57 items available. “According to visitors to the island, thi

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SXM Airport hosts dinner for ATC staff

St. Maarten - Not even Hurricane Gonzalo could dampen the spirits of the Air Traffic Controllers of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, who were recently treated to a special dinner by the management of the airport, following the forced

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Gebe and telecom providers meet Wednesday to discuss underground cables

St. Maarten—A meeting is carded for Wednesday between the shareholder representative of Gebe and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to discuss having all telecommunications and power cables placed underground to avoid power outages as

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Mental Health Foundation celebrates St. Maarten Day

Cultural event on Friday at clinic in Cay Hill St. Maarten - The Mental Health Foundation is having its second St. Maarten Day Celebration on Friday at the clinic in Cay Hill from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are very excited to again be hosting this

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No Limit Soldiers-leader transferred to Holland

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office transferred Urvin Wawoe to an unidentified prison in the Netherlands on Sunday, making it the third inmate to be removed from the island. Last week Sunday, Carlos Richardson was sent to the Netherlands and e

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Sucker Garden-senior roofless after Gonzalo

St. Maarten— Seventy-six-year-old C.M of Sucker Garden is currently depending on the charity of friends for shelter since Gonzalo left her without a roof when it struck on October 13. Three weeks later, C.M says she has sort assistance from the pow

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VSA meets with SMMC on Ebola Preparedness Plan

St. Maarten - A live demonstration on how the health care workers at the SMMC are being trained to handle patients admitted with highly contagious diseases, particularly in this case for ebola, was done during a meeting between the VSA and the SMMC

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Feasibility of Chikungunya study being done locally

St. Maarten—Two interns from Holland--Wietske Bouwman and Lisanne de Langen (RIVM’s students)-- are currently on island assessing the feasibility of a long term complication study with regard to Chikungunya virus in St. Maarten. Lisanne de Lan

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Cayman Islands look at floating cruise pier to rival St. Maarten

CAYMAN ISLANDS – A floating cruise pier is now being considered by Cayman Island stakeholders that would rival Port St. Maarten by being able to accommodate six cruise ships at one time. If the private sector stakeholders are able to muster govern

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Van der Sloot stabbed in prison

LIMA – Joran van der Sloot has been stabbed by fellow inmates in the Peruvian Challapalca prison, the Telegraaf reported yesterday. Van der Sloot’s attorney Máximo Altez confirmed the stabbing and said that his client is seriously injured. He ha

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FIU in consultation with Prosecutor’s Office on AML/CTF Compliance

St. Maarten - The Financial Intelligence Unit Sint Maarten (FIU) is in consultation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the execution of the Sanctions Regime of the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Legislation of St.

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WIB introduces BSURE Insurance

The Windward Islands Bank Ltd Insurance department through its partnership with Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Insurance Services (MCIS) introduced BSURE as a new easier, faster, competitively priced-online insurance for the community. The launch of