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Editorial - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Editorial: Carl John appointment as new Chief Commissioner of Police

With the appointment of now Chief Commissioner Carl John to the top job at the police force, St. Maarten has one of its own managing one of the most critical organizations on the island. The appointment was pending already for some time and the ne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Opinion: The University’s pending promise

The university has pushed the government with its nose in the facts: two promises, one held, and one pending. The promise the government kept is to recognize the university – whatever value such a statement may have. The second promise is much m

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Conflicting situation

The Electoral Council has interposed in the current political turmoil, without prior consent with the governor, for the main reason that the governor up until this date has not signed the decree to dissolve parliament. I believe that all parties -

Opinion - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Opinion: Would it help? (MP’s cost the tax payers for every half hour they waste)

From a press statement by the president of parliament, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams we learn that the current financial compensation for a parliamentarian is 120 guilders per hour. Assuming a 40-hour workweek and 52 weeks in a year, this puts the weekly

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Carl John appointed as Chief Commissioner

Carl John appointed as Chief Commissioner

  Carl John, the country’s new Chief Commissioner of Police. Photo Pearl 98.1 FM St. Maarten – It’s official: Commissioner Carl Marcuson John has been appointed as the successor of Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte as the chief of th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Attorney asks court to suspend decision against Airport Director

St. Maarten – Attorney Cor Merx filed an administrative lawsuit yesterday against the decision by Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs to refuse airport managing director Regina Labega a certificate of no objection. Such a certificate is required for Labeg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Operations begin around Thanksgiving: St. Maarten Airways gets off the ground

Operations begin around Thanksgiving: St. Maarten Airways gets off the ground

  From left: Michel Hyman (operations manager), Lloyd Hinds (director of air traffic control), Maggie Gumbs (marketing officer), Regina Labega (managing director), Rolando Brison (St. Maarten Airways managing director), Jeff Oliver and Elvis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams: “MPs waste hundreds of guilders”

President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams: “MPs waste hundreds of guilders”

St. Maarten – “Every half hour wasted by Members of Parliament costs taxpayers nine hundred guilders. (15 x 60 is 900 guilders). This amount is close to what some persons in our community earn monthly after deductions. It equals the school fee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Le Gourmet Marché in Simpson Bay has closed its doors

Le Gourmet Marché in Simpson Bay has closed its doors

Le Gourmet Marché in Simpson Bay has closed its doors, Jeff Berger reports on his electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News. Lal, who operates an Indian restaurant at the back of this building, told Berger that a small casino will open in the pl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Car wreck cleanup begins in St. Peters in November

St. Maarten – The clean-up of car wrecks in the district of St. Peters begins on November 4, the Vromi-ministry announced in a press release.  The clean-up will go on throughout the month of November. Vromi works together with the Community Pol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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University reminds government of promise to increase subsidy

St. Maarten - On May 20 the Board of the University of St. Maarten Foundation, assisted by its management team, discussed the developments of the University with the parliamentary committee of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Affairs. During th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Alcoholism may affect more than 2,400 locals

Alcoholism may affect more than 2,400 locals

  A government brochure about alcohol and alcoholism. Photo Today St. Maarten – The fellowship of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a global organization that also is involved in solving the problems of alcoholics on the Friendly Island.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Curacao participates in Cuba’s international fair

  WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao will take part for the first time in the International Fair of Havana (Fihav 2015), from November 2 to 7, bringing a delegation of over 40 business people belonging to firms in the fields of construction, textile, l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Man sustains two gunshots wounds in French Quarter

St. Maarten – A man suffering from two gunshot wounds reported to the St. Maarten Medical Center yesterday shortly after noon. Police established that the man had been shot in his arm and in his back. The victim said that he was in a bar in Fre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2015

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Caribbean Christian Dating website promotes “strong Godly relationships”

St. Maarten - After months of hard work and dedication, Caribbean Christian Dating (CCD) announced its official website launch: www.caribbeanchristiandating.com, “inspired by the breathtaking beauty of St. Martin, panorama of fused cultures and the