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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Parliament closes off another year with few achievements

St. Maarten – The parliamentary year closes this morning in a meeting that begins at 10 a.m. It is a time for politicians to reflect on a year gone by –only, there is not much to look back on, as the stories we wrote between September 2014 and to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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DP wants disclosure  of Zebec settlement

  St. Maarten – The Democratic Party is “adamant” that the people have the right to know details about the settlement the harbor reached with developer Zebec over the stalled Harbor village project, DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Aruba moves towards registered partnership

ORANJESTAD - During the upcoming handling of the new civil code of Aruba amendments will be submitted for the implementation of the registered partnership, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. After one-and-a-half year of lobbying with min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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University bomb threat suspect eight days longer in detention

University bomb threat suspect eight days longer in detention

  The suspect is led into the courthouse. Photo Gromyko Wilson St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction extended the pretrial detention of the suspect in the bomb threat against the American University in Cupecoy by eight days yesterday a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Judge moved to other islands pending investigation

St. Maarten – Judge Maria Paulides will handle criminal cases in Aruba and Curacao for the time being and no longer in St. Maarten, press Judge Mauritsz de Kort said in answer to questions from this newspaper. Wednesday a week ago, there was an in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Buncamper-trial  hits another snag

  St. Maarten – The highly anticipated Buncamper-trial that is scheduled to begin next week Wednesday will most likely hit another snag. There is a dispute about the second summons the prosecution has brought against former Public Health M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Plasterk offers little to no help to strengthen tax inspectorate

Instruction: amend budget before October 31 GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE – “Sint Maarten has had ample time to take measures but in spite of promises it has failed to do so every time.” With this argument, the Kingdom Council of Ministers deemed i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Festive graduation ceremony in Pointe Blanche

Festive graduation ceremony in Pointe Blanche

Pointe Blanche students proudly show their certificates in the company of the chairman of the supervisory board, Mauritsz de Kort, Education Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs and Pointe Blanche Prison Director Edward Rohan. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar “

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Dutch navy supports Dominica

Dutch navy supports Dominica

Dutch marines hoist a truck aboard the support vessel Pelikaan. Photo contributed WILLEMSTAD – The support ship Pelikaan of the Royal Dutch Navy left yesterday for Dominica to offer emergency aid. Tropical Storm Erika caused a lot of damages t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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Hundreds show up for job registration drive

Hundreds show up for job registration drive

  This 20-year-old job hunter is eagerly awaiting the processing of names and applications. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - The Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services hosted a registration drive yesterday at the Clem La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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Electrical draftsman Ernest Sams  is minister of Economic Affairs

Electrical draftsman Ernest Sams  is minister of Economic Affairs

The new Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Ernest Sams. Photo Contributed St. Maarten - Ernest Sams, who will be sworn in as the new Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication on M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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St. Maarten’s Economic growth in first quarter is 1.6 percent

  GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s economy grew by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015, while Curacao’s economy shrank by 0.2 percent. This appears from the first quarter report of the Central Bank for Curacao and St. Maarten. “The e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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Sol offers fuel for life promotion

  General Manager David Antrobus poses with sol-employees at the banner promoting the fuel for life action. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - Drivers in St. Maarten and St. Martin have an opportunity to win free fuel for the rest of their

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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New major partners for Digikidz

New major partners for Digikidz

  (To the left), from left Jamie-Lee Peterson, Jose Sommers, Manisha Amjad and Lorenzo Gomez. To the right: students and school representatives. Photo contributed St. Maarten - Motorworld and Nagico recently became Major Partners of the D

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2015

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Twenty years after Hurricane Luis: “People started to cry when they heard the sound of the wind”

Twenty years after Hurricane Luis: “People started to cry when they heard the sound of the wind”

  Glen Carty and “Mr. Hurricane” Dennis Richardson. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St.  Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “I did not know what a hurricane was. I was in the radio business and I thought, I am going to drive around. I was on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

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New ministers take oath of office on Monday: Boasman and Sams complete cabinet

New ministers take oath of office on Monday: Boasman and Sams complete cabinet

Rafael Boasman is the new minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor. File photo Pearl FM     St. Maarten – Rafael Boasman will be sworn in as the new minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor next wee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

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Local bureau “is making strides”: Human trafficking awareness campaign

Local bureau “is making strides”: Human trafficking awareness campaign

St. Maarten - The National Reporting Bureau on Human Trafficking (NRB) is making strides in the fight against human trafficking by proactively informing and educating every sector of the community about their bureau’s core tasks and the role we al

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

Comments Off on Policeman stays in jail for Isidora-shooting: Plenty of supporters but no release for murder suspect

Policeman stays in jail for Isidora-shooting: Plenty of supporters but no release for murder suspect

St. Maarten – The courtroom filled up with colleagues and sympathizers of police officer Richmel Michel Patrick Y. yesterday morning. “I support Officer Richmel York” was the text on the back of many tee shirts that carried an image of the def

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

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Latoya Lake gets kudos for her first book  

Latoya Lake gets kudos for her first book  

  Minister Claret Connor with author Latoya Lake. Photo DCOMM   St. Maarten - Local author Latoya Lake received a token of accomplishment from Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and  Telecommunication Claret Connor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

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No suspects for burglary at minister’s home

St. Maarten - On May 19, an armed man dressed in black and wearing a hoody robbed the home of Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson just after midday. Police investigators have no new evidence in the case. Press Public Prosecutor Karola van Nie conf

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2015

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Prison time for belligerent young extortionist

St. Maarten – Reini Etaling Dutreuil, a 20-year old who infamously thumped a witness in court in his face and later made overt threats to his former lawyer Geert Hatzmann, received a prison sentence of 36 months in the Court in First Instance yest

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2015

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Timeshare disaster 

We celebrate the legal victory of the handful of timeshare tourists who were willing to organize against a well-funded and larger opponent, put up their own money, and fight for their rights to keep their timeshare weeks as purchased, but what we don

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2015

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Baby food needed for Dominica flood victims

Cap. Volunteers help to separate the clothes collected thus far. Photo Today / Andrew Dick  St. Maarten -The relief committee for the Dominica flood victims urges the public to assist the relief effort with canned baby food, clothing and educati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2015

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DP wants action with timeshare legislation

  St. Maarten– The ministry of tourism and economic affairs is going back to the drawing board with timeshare legislation and that is not to the liking of the Democratic Party. DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday that the party would

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2015

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Government Administration Building remains empty: White Elephant remains a burden

Government Administration Building remains empty: White Elephant remains a burden

  Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel? The lobby of the new government administration building is empty and waiting to be properly furnished. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar     St. Maarten – The new government

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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Financial supervision law triggers riots in Aruba

  Protesters used bullhorns to incite the crowd in front of the parliament building. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Ariën Rasmijn ORANJESTAD – Police arrested several people and protesters set a large traffic sign on fire on the boulevard in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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Minister Hassink’s mission impossible in The Hague: “I do not think I will get the instruction off the table”

  THE HAGUE – Finance Minister Martin Hassink was in The Hague this week, because next week the Kingdom Council of Ministers threatens to impose an instruction on the country in its meeting of September 4, Pieter Hofmann reports on Caribisc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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More than just weed

  A worker removes bags of Sargassum from the shoreline of Great Bay. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - The invasion of Sargassum, seaweed on beaches on St Maarten and the surrounding islands is a timely reminder that you get mor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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Two new attorneys at Gibson law firm, St. Maarten

  Attorneys Adarsh Sewgobind and Caroline van Hees at the offfices of Gibson and Associates. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - On Friday morning, Adarsh Sewgobind and Caroline van Hees, were sworn in as attorneys-at-law by the Jo

Entertainment - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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Former Miss Barbados Leah Marville: Beauty queen panelist at tourism conference

    WILLEMSTAD – Professional model, television host and former Miss Barbados World Leah Marville has been confirmed as a presenter for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Curaç

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2015

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Orient Bay named “sexiest beach” in the Caribbean

Orient Bay named “sexiest beach” in the Caribbean

  Orient Bay has the sexiest beach in the Caribbean according to Caribbean Journal. Photo screenshot CJ   St. Maarten – Caribbean Journal has named Orient Bay the “sexiest beach in the Caribbean,” before Seven Mile Beach in N

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