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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 15, 2014

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Harbour Holding’s 2013 financial statements show: Royal rewards and remarkable loans

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk wants to include the risks government-owned companies pose to St. Maarten in the assessment of the country’s budget by financial supervisor Cft. The Harbor group of Compa

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Mega cocaine shipment on Insel Air:  Veteran customs officer pleads his innocence on drug charges

St. Maarten:   “I am innocent. I want to go home,” customs officer Nestor Gregorio Sanchez told the judges in the Common ‘Court of Justice yesterday. On September 10, the Court in First Instance described Sanchez as “the rotten apple in the

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Minister Cornelius De Weever resigns from the Democratic Party

St. Maarten —Minister Cornelius De Weever yesterday officially severed ties with the Democratic Party by officially informing the leader of that party and care taker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams that he is resigning from the party. Minis

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Premiers of Former Netherlands Antilles Boycott Kingdom Day

WILLEMSTAD – The Prime Ministers of Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten are boycotting the celebration of Kingdom Day. They refuse to travel to Amsterdam to attend the traditional Kingdom Concert in the presence of King Willem Alexander. According

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Council of Ministers meets with NV GEBE   

St. Maarten—The government owned water company being managed by NV Gebe, will contribute NAf 5 million to the 2014 budget of the Government of St. Maarten as agreed by parties at a meeting yesterday of stakeholder representatives. The Council of

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Elshot favors teachers’ workshop on LGBT rights

St. Maarten—The rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teachers and students will be discussed at the next ASCD- gathering of the national teachers-- if a request of Witu President Claire Elshot to have this point included is grant

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New opportunities for students studying culinary arts

St. Maarten—Several work skills in the labor market has become redundant because of the technology that is being applied by business owners in the work place, according to president of the Workers Institute of Organized Labor Theophilus Thompson. H

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Unions lobby for discounted air fares

St. Maarten —Airlines in the Caribbean are being lobbied by the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) to assist with reduced flight fares for their membership that will make it possible for them to attend the various meetings and events of the CUT. Th

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Piranha-trial moved up another month: Attorney: “Shigemoto has no political ambitions”

St. Maarten – “Shigemoto does not want to become a minister in the next cabinet. He has no political ambitions and he wants to conclude all this as soon as possible. He has been done a great injustice,” attorney Jairo Bloem told the Court in F

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Air Lekkerbek going away

The iconic Air Lekkerbek restaurant on the Pondfill next to the office of the Today Newspaper has closed its doors. A small note near the entrance tells visitors that the Rotary Sunrise Club, which used the airplane-eatery for its breakfast meetings,

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Miss Lalie youth care center opened: “Here they will learn from their mistakes”

St. Maarten – The name of Ms. Eulalie Meyers took center stage yesterday afternoon during the official opening of the youth care center in Cay Bay that carries her name- and rightfully so. When the project group that put the center together brainst

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Abusive husband gets conditional sentence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jacob Jan Molanus to a 6-month conditional prison sentence yesterday for ill-treating his wife on three different occasions. “You beat up you wife under the influence of alcohol. It does not ge

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Attempted-murder suspect back to court in February

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance set the trial date for Renald Reo R. provisionally for February 25 of next year, though prosecutor Nanouk Lemmers said that she could not guarantee the trial would indeed take place on that date, because th

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Suspect in child’s death remains in custody

St. Maarten – Emotions went haywire at the courthouse after Judge Rick Smid ruled that Nikerson (Bob) B. has to remain in custody until his trial comes up on March 4 of next year. The 27-year-old is a suspect in the death of D’Jahneiro Kevin Ant