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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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Integrity Chamber law to Constitutional Court

  Ombudsman: “Law tramples on the constitutional rights of the citizens” St. Maarten – Yesterday Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin after careful consideration, submitted the national ordinance for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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Garbage meeting fizzles: Many questions, no answers and no solutions

St. Maarten – At the end of a long meeting, finally there were some fireworks when opposition MP asked Vromi-Minister Claret Connor to answer one question: “Is there a contract with a company to build the waste-to-energy plant and how does this j

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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Gebe’s 55th anniversary: Laptops for students

  St. Maarten -  At a special ceremony held on the parking lot of Gebe’s main office in Philipsburg, the utility provider demonstrated that they are not only known for providing water and light, they also recognized and equipped five stud

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Shots fired at fleeing robber

St. Maarten – Police fired shots yesterday afternoon during the pursuit of a suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel and Casino around 11.35 a.m. The suspect managed to escape, but he left behind his SUV con

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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St. Maarten University brings accreditation home: Minister: “I will recognize the university within two weeks”

  St. Maarten – Education Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs did not have much to say yesterday morning at the celebratory meeting at the university on Pond Island, but her brief remark was met with smiles and applause: “Within two weeks the gove

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Daughter suspected of murdering her father

St. Maarten - Police arrested 33-year-old Jannie Elisabeth Y. on Wednesday around 1.30 p.m. on suspicion of having played a role in the death of her father, Eddie York on December 31 2014. According to eye witnesses, detectives arrested her when s

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AG Schram stands by corruption statement

  St. Maarten– Attorney-General Guus Schram declined further comment on the statements he made last Friday during the installation of Judge Sander van Rijen. From a reaction this newspaper received yesterday via his spokesman Norman Serphos

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Bomb threat suspect is AUC-student

  St. Maarten – The suspect in the bomb threat at the American University in Cupecoy is a student at the AUC, press prosecutor Karola van Nie confirmed yesterday. The man was released last Friday after spending eight days behind bars. He re

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MP Heyliger: “The Dutch keep terrorizing our little country” : Constitution Day triggers calls for independence

  St. Maarten - Parliament unanimously approved changes to several ordinances to establish the second Monday of October as Constitution Day, an official holiday. Under this legislation. Kingdom Day (December 15) will disappear from the local

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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Assets pension fund slightly up

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten’s general pension fund administrator APS plans to forge ahead with a reorganization linked to the fund’s sustainability goals and is in keeping with trends worldwide, whereby pension funds are facing major challenges. Thes

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Opposition wants meeting on AG Schram’s remarks

  St. Maarten – The opposition has requested an urgent meeting of parliament about the corruption-remarks Attorney-General Guus Schram made during the installation of Judge Sander van Rijen last Friday. Members of Parliament William Marl

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Heavy metals in St. Maarten’s Great Salt Pond

  St. Maarten - During the recent drought surveys of the Great Salt Pond the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation took various soil samples in order to test for a wide spectrum of heavy metals caused by the Philipsburg landfill. The soil samples re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2015

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St. Maarten Parliament wants English as country’s mother tongue

  St. Maarten – Parliament unanimously approved a motion presented by Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams that asks the ministers of general affairs and education, culture, youth and sports to present within sixty days a plan to estab