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Konket: “Minister Balborda Is violating his oath”

WILLEMSTAD – The opposition party PAR, through Armin Konket MP, has noted that the Member of Parliament for the coalition party PNP, Humphrey Davelaar gave Minister Earl Balborda till Wednesday, March 4, 12:30 pm to resign as Minister of Traffic, T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 9, 2015

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Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers opens In Bahamas

GREATBAY/NASSAU, Bahamas - Perry Christie, prime minister of The Bahamas delivered the keynote address at the ninth ILO meeting of Caribbean labour ministers held in Nassau. Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO

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Baldora’s letter of resignation ready

WILLEMSTAD – The political party and coalition partner PNP keeps its lips tight to the media about the troubles within the party. There is a lack of a unified vision within the party for some time now. And to add the cherry to the cake, last Tuesda

Editorial - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Editorial: The other suspects

Former marketing director at the tourist bureau Edward Dest wondered not without reason where the other suspects were at his trial. The accusations of inappropriate use of funds from an American bank account  that was to be used for the promotion

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Unpaid advice for my wife and Mark Mingo

The reader will of course wonder what my wife and Mark Mingo have in common. Well, first of all I love them both. Mark was an amiable student of mine in Milton Peters. Another thing my wife and Mark have in common is that they both spend my money. Ma

Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Opinion: A drug free life

In the fall of 2014 author Diana Spechler decided to quit the prescription medications she has been taking to treat her anxiety, depression and insomnia, and began the process of gradually reducing her dosages. In Going Off, a series of Anxiety post

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Opinion: Due diligence

Maybe it’s just us, but we cannot help wondering why Members of Parliament sometimes are asking the questions they are asking. Two examples are included in stories we publish today: the one about the tax-deal with the former owners of the American

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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American University tax deal: Minister authorized to lift confidentiality-rule

St. Maarten – Repeated attempts by National Alliance MP Christopher Emmanuel to get information about the tax-deal with the former owners of the American University in Cupecoy have so far stranded on Finance Minister Maarten Hassink’s refusal to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Civil law attorney Frielink: “Legal obligation to reveal shareholders does not exist”

St. Maarten – Parliament is facing an uphill battle in its attempt to bring the shareholders or beneficial owners of Checkmate Security NV to light. “A legal obligation to reveal the identity of shareholders or beneficial owners of a company doe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Tourist Bureau trial turns into indictment against Regina Labega

St. Maarten – The trial of former marketing director of the Tourist Bureau Edward Dest turned into an indictment against the bureau’s former managing director Regina Labega and against the former Executive Council of the Island Territory of St.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Telecommunication union accuses TelEm of hiring illegals:  Calls for resignation of the board

St. Maarten - A vote of no confidence in the board of TelEm and the resignation of Raphael Boasman as the head of that board because of a conflict of interest, were among issues cited by the St. Maarten Telecommunication Union during a press confere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Additional bridge opening today at 8:00am

St. Maarten -In connection with the 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, there will be five additional bridge openings to accommodate the vessels that will be partaking in the annual race, the first of which will be today at 8:00am.

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MP Wescot-Williams keeps focus on healthy lifestyle

St. Maarten -The U2 Can Move organization has planned a walkathon for Saturday, March 7th     towards their goal of a healthy life style for all. Former Prime Minister and Democratic Party MP Sarah WescoT-Williams, who has been one of the drivin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Seven Seas Waters contributes to Sundial School Breakfast Program

St. Maarten - The Sundial school has become the latest recipient of donations made by Seven Seas Waters (St. Maarten). Seven Seas Waters managing director, Franklyn Richards on Wednesday presented a cheque of 3500 dollars to the school for its annua

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2014 Eventful year for animal foundation

St. Maarten -The annual report for the animal welfare foundation is in and 2014 was an eventful year for the foundation, with 1290 home visits, 539 sterilizations, 260 stray animals collected, 109 mange dogs treated and 108 animals adopted. The 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Gasoline prices continue to climb

St. Maarten —The price of unleaded gasoline locally has increased slightly again which will go into effect today March 5th according to information from the office of the Minister of economic affairs. The local price of gasoline has gone up by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Minister Connor advises against remote piloted aircraft in airport area

St. Maarten -Minister responsible for aviation affairs Claret Connor and the Department of Civil Aviation and Shipping and Maritime has advised the public against the use of remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in St. Maarten, particularly in the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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MPC Students overall winner of youth desk competition

St. Maarten -Four talented students walked away with their very own Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 as a prize and the opportunity to execute their project proposal after winning the first Youth Desk Competition last Friday. The competition was organized by th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Cable TV denies allegations of interference

GREATBAY-- St. Maarten Cable TV has responded to allegations from their competitor Wireless Telecommunications Network  that St. Maarten Cable TV is responsible for signal interference resulting in service issues for WTN Cable TV subscribers in sele

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Council of Ministers gets update from electoral council

St. Maarten -The Council of Ministers (COM) received a presentation this week from the Electoral Council regarding its work in the past year. The Electoral Council was represented by its Chairman Bert Hofman and members Linda Richardson and Genar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Art Saves Lives audition draws many enthusiasts

St. Maarten - On Saturday February 28th students from both sides of the island took part in the audition and placement event for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held from June 29-July 4th 2015. Many students who took part

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Times: “Curaçao was the banking venue of choice for criminal gangs”

LONDON, WILLEMSTAD – The British news site Times, in an article titled “Cash return is a ray of sunshine for the taxpayer” indicated that taxpayers in Great Britain are to be repaid tens of millions of pounds by a Caribbean bank at the center o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2015

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Ombudsman visits St. Peters after complaints 

St. Maarten —Representatives of the Ombudsman Office visited the St. Peters district to have a firsthand look at the area following a number of reports by community activist Rene “Koto” Wilson. Complaint officer Lysandra William-Crestian and A

Editorial - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Editorial: End game

The risk of asking question to which one does not know the answer is getting an inconvenient response. This applies in all likelihood to the question the committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations submitted yesterday for revie

Opinion - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Reader’s Opinion: Advice (retrieving info on Govt owned companies)

Over the past months, we have witnessed the first elected parliament of Country St. Maarten attempt to get information from government-NVs to better enable them to inform the population on the goings on in these institutions. We witnessed the charade

Opinion - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Opinion: Social unrest

During the call in talk show on Sunday morning February 8, 2015 hosted by The Voice of St. Maarten and moderated by Lloyd Richardson. Lloyd’s guest was the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson, who hinted at social unrest in the making if the Dutc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Attorney-General Guus Schram wants  more judges for large trials

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram wants large trials to be handled by more than one judge in the future. He said this last week Friday in an interview with Anneke Polak in the radio show What a Week on Paradise FM in Curacao. “All ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Committee puts three questions to Council of State: Do kingdom instructions violate our autonomy?

St. Maarten – On the day of the extended deadline, the permanent parliamentary committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations formulated three questions about the procedures around instructions by the Kingdom Council of Ministers

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Bush fire escalates and destroy hotel’s storeroom

St. Maarten —What  began as a bush fire in the Bush Road area quickly escalated and engulfed a wooden shed in the area in flames and eventually burned it to cinders yesterday just before noon, spouting clouds of dark smoke into the oncoming traff

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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No extension to pay motor vehicle tax Inspections start after regatta

St. Maarten —There will be no extension this year to the deadline to pay motor vehicle taxes, Minister of Finance Martin Hassink confirmed on Monday. According to the finance minister, no extension is warranted because the provision of license pla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Romney presents book at university tomorrow

St. Maarten – Political scientist Julio Romney will present his book St. Maarten Our constituent State constitutional framework tomorrow evening at the university on Pond Island. Together with the book, Romney will present his draft Electoral Refo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Couple hosts fundraiser for Art Saves Lives Foundation

St. Maarten - On Sunday February 22, Fred J. Grigsby Jr. and Carol Pope hosted a fundraising event at their home to raise funds for Art Saves Lives Foundation Summer Intensive which will be held from June 29-July 4th 2015. Art Saves Lives student

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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One suspect in attempted break-in arrested

St. Maarten -On Monday March 2nd at approximately 01.45 a.m. police patrols were sent to investigate an attempted break-in at Windmill in Front Street. Shortly after that report the Central Dispatch received information that the suspects had fled to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Orient Beach in USA Today’s 10 best beaches

St. Maarten - Orient Beach in St. Martin has been named in the Top 10 "Best Caribbean Beach Category" by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. The full list of winners can be seen at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-caribbean-beach/.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Chikungunya conference starts today

St. Maarten - The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, will host a conference starting tomorrow in the Trinidadian capital of Port-of-Spain to discuss the region’s response to Chikungunya. The March 3-5 gathering, financed by the European

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