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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Domestic violence: Alcoholic man sentenced to jail time and treatment

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Carlos Alberto Gibbs Encarnacion yesterday morning to a 12-month prison sentence with 3 years of probation. Of the sentence, 7 months are suspended and the 93 days the defendant spent in pretrial

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Young Dazzling Gems Jewelry store robbers jailed for quite some time

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced two men who robbed the Dazzling Gems jewelry store on Front Street on July 11 to prison sentences of 54 and 42 months. The prosecution demanded slightly higher punishments of 5 and 4 years respec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Elshot: “Deductions doesn’t mean you are registered with APS”

St. Maarten—New civil servants, in particular teachers, are being cautioned to take the time to properly register with the pension fund, said head of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot. According to Elshot, many times these new em

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Court acquits suspects of Bamboo Garden robbery

St. Maarten – Jovanny L. had a big smile on his face when he left the courtroom yesterday morning, after Judge Smid had acquitted him and his co-defendant Geraldo Leandro C. of an armed robbery at the Bamboo Garden Restaurant in Cole Bay. On We

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Former police officer Gregory Koeiman’s extradition to the USA on hold

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice has retained a decision about the extradition of Gregory Koeiman to the United States. In a ‘decision preceding an advice to the governor of St. Maarten’ the court ruled yesterday that it reopens the i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Ministry Vromi set to begin expansion of floodgates

St. Maarten – “It’ll be an impressive site when it’s finished and it should serve us justice in the event of a hurricane or flood,” said Claudius Buncamper, Department Head of Infrastructure Management, during a presentation about the expa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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St. Maartener extradited to the US on drugs charges

St. Maarten – Alex Rudolpho Antonio Reed bent over in despair yesterday afternoon after hearing that the Common Court of Justice has advised the governor that his extradition to the United States is permissible. Reed, a 45-year-old St. Maartene

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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WITU head wants teachers’ rights respected

St. Maarten—The rights of teachers to be respected and the rights of children to act responsibly were high on the agenda for union president Claire Elshot, as St. Maarten joined the rest of the world yesterday in observing International Day of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Stakeholders get update on APS health

St. Maarten—A presentation on the health of the pension fund—which includes challenges faced and projects undertaken or that are under consideration-- was given to stakeholder representatives by representatives of the APS. Discussions were also h

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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St. Maarten Police escort armed Gendarmes to French border due to no permission to carry weapons on St. Maarten

St. Maarten —Four armed Gendarmes were yesterday escorted to the border by police from Dutch St. Maarten, in what many view as retaliation for the embarrassment suffered by Dutch police at the hands of Gendarmerie on St. Maarten Day. At approxim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Legal action against Justice Ministry by assault victim Alonso Hassel

St. Maarten - The Ministry of Justice is now facing legal action from Insel Air St. Maarten manager Alanso Hassel, after the latter was assaulted by two “on the block boys” who were riding in the official L1 car of Justice Minister Dennis Richard

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Jimmy Chaou sentenced for money laundering, Souliman El Bouzaidi summons void.

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jimmy Wilhelmus Chaou to an 8-month prison sentence and a 15,000 guilders fine for money laundering and failing to report the amount of cash he was carrying when he arrived at the Princess Juliana

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Court revokes Kurt Ruan’s driver’s license for driving under the influence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Kurt Ruan yesterday to a 2-month condition prison sentence with 3 years of probation for causing a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol on March 28. He also ignored a ban

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Dolphin Defenders boycott businesses

St. Maarten – “We cannot endorse or support local businesses which actively promote what amounts to the enslavement and exploitation of an animal that is self-aware and sentient,” read a statement of Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten, which was iss

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Two restaurant robbers face 24 months of imprisonment

St. Maarten – The prosecution is demanding 24 months of imprisonment against two young men for an armed robbery at Bamboo Garden in Cole Bay on September 26. Prosecutor Maarten Noordzij asked the court to acquit the two defendants of a robbery at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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St. Maarten Police ask for information on missing person

St. Maarten - The Police Department is currently searching for a 33-year-old lady by the name of Kelly Sheils of British nationality, who has been reported missing by concerned friends. “Kelly was last seen by an acquaintance by the name of Ang

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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Suspect arrested for burglary

St. Maarten - On Friday, November 14 at approximately 11.00 p.m. a 21-year-old man from the Dominican Republic was arrested by police suspected of committing a burglary at a home on Pearl Drive in Pelican. During the investigation of this burglary by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 20, 2014

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34 new law enforcers for St. Maarten

GREAT BAY---St. Maarten’s efforts to protect her borders got a boost with the graduation of 34 new law enforcers in the areas of Customs, Immigration and border protection and auxiliary officers. The cadets graduated on Tuesday with a swearing i

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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