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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 19, 2014

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Security breach leads to police files on Google

The Hague--Dozens of confidential police files have ended up in the public domain following an internet security leak, the NRC says on Wednesday. The files concern murders, armed robberies, gangs and suspect jihadist. The information was easy to find

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Robbery victim speaks out: “We have to stop these guys.”

St. Maarten - “This guy is lurking around, looking for people to scam. We have to stop these guys, they have become a nuisance to society, and they are a growing criminal gang – from stealing bags to mugging workers to armed robberies,” said a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 19, 2014

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André Bosman fails to react – De Weever takes legal action

St. Maarten – Member of Parliament Cornelius de Weever will take legal action against VVD-MP André Bosman who did not react to a summons to retract “erroneous, slanderous and defaming statements” before the deadline of last Monday at 5 p.m. On

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Silence dominates initiative to ban plastic grocery bags

Topic also on the agenda of European Commission St. Maarten – The plans to ban single use plastic grocery bags has a long history in St. Maarten. Motions from MPs Frans Richardson and Johan Leonard date back to 2012, but the bottom line has not

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Gunmen attempt to rob tourists

St. Maarten—Two armed gunmen attempted to rob a tourist couple yesterday in the Beacon Hill area, but their attempt was foiled and they made their getaway in a small white car. A police report from Inspector Ricardo Henson states that “at appr

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Public advised to guard against robberies

St. Maarten —Residents and in particular businesses are asked by the police department to take additional safety precautions with the upcoming holidays to keep their properties and homes safe from thieves. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Hens

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Interns optimistic about Chikungunya study

St. Maarten —To date 120 persons locally who have contracted the Chikungunya virus have been contacted and expressed their willingness to participate in the long term complication study that is likely to be conducted here next year by Dutch health

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Financial reports catch up GREAT BAY – The Central Committee of Parliament met yesterday afternoon under peculiar circumstances. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, the former president of parliament and now sitting on her chair as an elected

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Notary’s Rottweilers kill neighbor’s dog

St. Maarten – Three Rottweilers killed a dog in Cul de Sac yesterday morning to the despair of its owner, Paula Diasz. The distraught owner posted a picture of her dog on Facebook: “Our Freddie, the loveliest sweetest dog ever, has been attacked

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SER-member Reed strikes back at Tuitt

St. Maarten – William Reed, a senior member of the Social Economic Council (SER) has reacted angrily to statements made by former finance Minister Roland Tuitt about a SER-advice that criticizes Tuitt’s decision to take tax debts from 2006 and be

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New USA Today contest: St. Maarten in the mix for best romantic island

GREAT BAY –St. Maarten is among twenty destinations  for the title of "Best Romantic Caribbean Island" in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. The island is in the mix with the Dutch and the French side under one label. The other contes

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Parliament meeting postponed to 24

St. Maarten - The Parliament meeting scheduled for today to discuss election discrepancies has been rescheduled to Monday November 24th at 10:00am. The agenda point is a discussion with the main voting bureau and the civil registry department con

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Author Will Moreland: Who wants to be a millionaire?

St. Maarten—Everyone wants to be a millionaire and anyone can become a millionaire. That’s according to Dr. Will Moreland author of 31 books, including some that have made the best sellers list. Dr. Moreland is currently penning his 32 novel Copy

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Wescot-Williams reacts to heavy rainfall: “Comprehensive drainage plan must become national priority”

St. Maarten – “Many people in St. Maarten are still reeling from the devastation suffered due to the torrential weather system that battered our island on November 7 and 8. The  individual and collective losses are greater than many can imagine

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Entrepreneurs must look to the internet

St. Maarten —Local entrepreneurs must start looking to the internet for opportunities to reach a wider target audience and expand their market share and hence their businesses, says visiting entrepreneur Kenton Lord. According to Lord, who is o

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Stakeholders discuss flood prevention plans

St. Maarten - Concrete actions to be taken to avoid flood situations like those experienced in the torrential rains, were discussed during a meeting yesterday with Vromi Minister Maurice Lake and stakeholders. During the discussion it was stated

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SXM Trails Walkathon November 24

MARIGOT----The fourth annual SXM Trails walkathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 23, and will begin 5:30 am according to Manuel Juste president of the club. The St. Martin hiking group has been on a fundraising campaign to raise funds to help m