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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2014

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Lockie Johnson fights University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine’s lien

“I don’t understand why they are doing this” St. Maarten – On December 5, the Court in First Instance will pronounce its decision about a conflict between Lockie Johnson and the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine – located in

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Ninth Crystal Pineapple Awards:  SHTA posthumously honors Erika Cannegieter-Smith   

St. Maarten – The Crystal Pineapple Awards ceremony tends to get a bit rowdy towards the end of the evening – the result of a sumptuous dinner, a couple of glasses of wine and good company. On Friday evening the buzz stopped abruptly when Ricardo

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WITU joins the fight against child labor

St. Maarten - A petition against child labor currently being circulated has been signed by local teachers union Witu and union president Claire Elshot explained that while this is not a major issue locally, there are neighboring islands where it is

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Vromi prepared for flooding

St. Maarten – In response to the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten’s (MDS) weather forecast, in which it was predicted that St. Maarten could expect cloudy skies with periods of showers and a risk of thunder over the weekend, Ministry Vro

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Witu to attend CUT conference

St. Maarten —President of the Witu Claire Elshot and her deputy Corraine Lejuez will leave the island on Wednesday to attend the  biannual- teachers conference of the Caribbean Union of Teachers in Belize. The CUT—which is the umbrella union

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Rodrigues Pereira public health inspector in Curacao: “Not my intention to hang people”

WILLEMSTAD – St. Maarten did not want him as the successor of George Scot as director of the St. Maarten Medical Center, but Gersji Rodrigues Pereira got his job in the Caribbean after all. Minister of Public Health Ben Whiteman signed the decree t

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NIPA students may continue at US university

St. Maarten – Through a partnership between the island of St. Maarten and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, students of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) have the opportunity to continue their educ

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Officer Josepha gets credit for work at sub-station

MAHO—Community Police Officer Josepha has received much credit for his involvement in getting the Police sub-station in the Maho area completed. Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson in his opening remarks said the purpose of the CPO is to interact

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Police sub-station opens in Maho

MAHO—The Maho area is one of the hottest spots on the island with a number of tourist who frequent the area along with local residents. This is what makes it appropriate to open the fourth police sub-station-- in the four years of St. Maarten obtai

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New attempt by IFPS to claim ownership Caravanserai land

Baetsen: “We bought the property in good faith” St. Maarten – Rudolf Baetsen, the representative for International Financial Planning Services (IFPS) expressed his despair to Judge Katja Mans yesterday at the end of the company’s umpteenth

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Unicef-top about children’s rights: “Children want more attention”

LEIDEN – The rights of children in the Caribbean must improve. This is why the four countries in the Kingdom presented a number of priorities in the Children’s Rights Plan on Thursday through the Taskforce Children’s Rights, Jamila Baaziz repor

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Stop Drop and Go yields 72 firearms

St. Maarten—Seventy-two (72) illegal firearms are now off the streets of St. Maarten/St. Martin as a direct result of the Stop Drop and Go initiative of Dutch and French police. Now that the project is over, the police intend to make good on their

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Permanent parliamentary committees:  Leona Marlin-Romeo in seven committees – Heyliger in none

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament set up ten permanent parliamentary committees yesterday. The makeup of these committees will now be presented to parliament for approval in a public meeting. Most remarkable is the ad hoc committee

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Two arrested for robbery

St. Maarten —Two young men were arrested this week as suspects in the recent robbery at Atlantis Casino and in the December 2013 robbery at Bedazzle on Front Street. “On Wednesday November 19 and Thursday November 20 two young men were arrest

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Maho group pleased with new sub-station

St. Maarten -  The new police substation in the Maho area, has been welcomed by the Maho group. The substation opened yesterday and will mean four additional police officers in the area as part of what has been described as “the police department

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“Malice” and Brent Berry wanted for questioning

St. Maarten— Alexis Sherwin Roberts, alias “Malice” and Brent Berry are currently being sort by police in connection with the March 18 2014 shooting of Deyanida Faneyte. The shooting took place on the AT. Illidge road, in Dutch Quarter and t