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Tzu Chi wants Elshot’s school off its property

St.maarten– The Court in First Instance rules on Friday morning on a dispute between the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation and Claire Elshot. Tzu Chi wants Elshot to vacate a building on its property that she uses for the ACE Foundation

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Police investigate two robberies

St.maarten - The Special Robbery Unit is presently investigating two armed robberies; one which took place last Friday at approximately 9.15 p.m. at supermarket on Union road. Two unknown and armed men, dressed in dark clothing arrived on the scene o

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Three men arrested for ill-treating policeman

St.maarten- Police have arrested three men for the ill-treatment of a police officer on duty. The incident took place last Saturday on Rhine Road in the vicinity of the Tantra night club. The officers were sent to that location to investigate a fight

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Sea Breeze hotel loses court case against tenant

St.maarten – The Sea Breeze Hotel in Little Bay is not allowed to close off the room Lydia Henderson rents there, the Court in first Instance ruled in summary proceedings. At the same time, the court noted that Henderson and her landlord Louis Fort

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More parties and 35 percent more candidates in elections

St.Maarten – The number of candidates that will contest the September 26 elections has increased by 35.5 percent compared to the 2014 elections from 90 to 122 it appeared from the lists the nine political parties submitted to the main voting bureau

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Port joins Pokemon Go insanity

St.Maarten - Besides being the number one port in the Caribbean, Port St. Maarten last week Friday may have also become one of the first ports in the Caribbean to join in the Pokemon Go craze. Last week Friday afternoon between 4.30pm and 7.00pm, lo

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Italian company wins bid for new general hospital

St.maarten– The Italian company INSO has won the bid for the construction of the new hospital. With a bid of $59,578,655 the company outbid Vamed ($80,149,443) and BAM/Philips ($138,843,852). The difference between the lowest and the highest bid is

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Minister orders road cleanup

St.maarten- Minister Angel Meyers and the Department of Infrastructure of his ministry assigned various companies to conduct a onetime general cleaning of several main roads. At present contractors are cleaning Airport Boulevard, Welfare Road, Union

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Cell phones banned on Election Day

St.maarten – The election campaign opens on Monday and concludes on Saturday September 24. Political manifestations and the placement of campaign posters and flags is only allowed during this period, Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo has decided.

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More than 200 confirmed Zika-cases

St.maarten– The number of confirmed Zika-cases on the island now stands above 200. Currently there are 47 confirmed cases on the Dutch side, Public Health Minister Emil Lee said yesterday. On the French side, there are 160 confirmed cases. Lee sai

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No more work permits for prostitutes

St.maarten – Since the Court in First Instance ordered the labor department on May 27 to process application for work permits from foreign prostitutes and to decide about these applications within three weeks, the department has not issued a single

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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Battle of Arnhem hotel up for demolition

OOSTERBEEK - A Dutch hotel which played a significant role in Operation Market Garden in World War II is about to be demolished, despite protests by veterans, historians and locals, broadcaster NOS reported. Hotel Dreijeroord in Oosterbeek – known

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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Workshop develops manual for outbreak control management

St.maarten – Staff from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, the Tourist Bureau, the Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino, took part in a two-day workshop coordinated by the Co

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PPA revisits property tax proposal

St.maarten - The People’s Progressive Alliance is looking at revisiting the property taxes party-leader Gracita Arrindell announced in a recent press conference and remove it from their political manifesto which was presented last week. The manifes

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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CPS warns again about mosquito breeding sites

St.maarten–After the recent rainfall, the Collective Preventive Services (CPS) calls on citizens to wear light colored clothing at dusk, long-sleeved shirts and pants and to use mosquito repellent to prevent being bitten by a mosquito that could po

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Shakiya to Leeward Islands Calypso competition

St.maarten—Morenika Charles-Arrindell, the first female and current Calypso Monarch of St. Maarten, will be representing the island at the 20th Annual Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition in Anguilla on Saturday. Charles-Arrindell, who sing

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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General Mills recalls flour

Due to four new confirmed illnesses General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31. Its products are also on the shelves in local supermarkets in

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Internal Affairs investigates addict’s stunt with police car

St.maarten - The Internal Affairs department of the police force is busy with the investigation into Saturday’s incident whereby a female drug addict took of with a police car. The handcuffed woman managed to force herself through a small window t

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Endorsement lists of candidates on August 9

St.maarten – After postulation day, Monday August 8, the endorsement of the candidates lists of political parties that are contesting the September 26 elections, will take place the following day at the census office from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The ce

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Organized crime is highly modernized

St.maarten - Information and information exchange is considered a key aspect in modern day law enforcement, the Law Enforcement Council writes in a recent report on the issue of information exchange between organizations in the judicial chain. The C

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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Larmonie Center gets an additional floor

St.maarten– Bids for the renovation and expansion of the John Larmonie Center on Longwall Road must be submitted this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Ministry of Vromi. The project includes work on drainage, sewage and parking facilities and the expansio

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Minister Gibson hospitalized

GREAT BAY – Finance Minister Richard Gibson was hospitalized on Monday for observation after he became unwell at his office. The minister appeared to suffer from extremely high blood sugar levels. He is expected to go overseas today, Thursday, for

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 4, 2016

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Government building on schedule for completion on August 15

St.maarten – While it looks that there is still an awful lot of work to be done, coordinator erno Labega sticks to the deadline of August 15 for the completion of the new government administration building on Pond Island. The Council of Ministers i

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 2, 2016

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Informed electorate

St.Maarten- The fierce criticism Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith has in store for incumbent members of parliament (see our opinion page: Be wary of promises) will not make him any friends, even though his observations are not without merit. Wh

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 2, 2016

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School bus controls until August 10

St.maarten – The annual control of school buses is currently underway. The controls began on July 20 and continue up to August 10. Inspections are being conducted on an appointment basis only. The inspections are taking place on the ring road dire

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Nature Foundation starts reef monitoring program

St.maarten - The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Protocol GCRMN-Caribbean baseline scientific monitoring methods last week. Staff of the Nature Foundation attended a coral reef monitoring workshop hosted by the regional activities center of the SPAW Pro

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 2, 2016

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MP Lake addresses concerns of senior homes in Belvedere

St.Maarten - Based on a walk through and a discussion with the seniors of the Belvedere Red Cross Senior Homes, MP Maurice Lake followed up on his word to address the issues and concerns affecting them. “The seniors complained about the overgrown

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 2, 2016

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Minister Jacobs encourages departing students “Stay focused and never give up”

St.Maarten– Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs offered words of encouragement to students departing the country for study overseas. “Life's journey is always an adventure, a path filled with decisions and actions that affect the hills and val

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Dutch murder rate at all-time low

THE HAGUE - The Dutch homicide rate has reached its lowest level on record with a fall of more than 15 per cent in 2015, according to the latest official statistics. Across the Netherlands 120 people were victims of murder or manslaughter, compared t

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Man accused of planning terrorist attack

DOESBURG - The 41-year-old man arrested in Doesburg last year was planning to launch an attack on behalf of IS, officials have told local broadcaster Omroep Gelderland. The man, named as Abdel O. is suspected of planning a terrorist attack, the broad

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Central Bank submits plan to regulate consumer credit

ORANJESTAD – The Central Bank of Aruba recently submitted a proposal to Finance Minister Angel Bermudez for the regulation of consumer credit, the Amigoe reported yesterday. The main objective of the initiative law is to make sure that consumers ar

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Growth in stayover tourism Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - The first five months of the year 2016 is showing a cumulative 2% growth in stay-over arrivals. This growth is mainly attributable to the performance of the European, North American and Caribbean regions in the period from January throug

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Jihadi Rafaa on the run, but not on the island

St.maarten– Information that the presumed jihadi Rachid Rafaa was on the run in St. Martin circulated on social media on Thursday. Rafaa was placed under house arrest in Martinique in May 2014, but on July 27 he no longer respected the conditions a

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Minister Kirindongo inaugurates forensic lab and shooting range

St.maarten – The old Soremar Building in Cole Bay is still virtually empty but it holds a lot of promise for the near future. Yesterday Minister Edson Kirindongo cut the blue ribbon on what will become the home of a state of the art shooting range,

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Boy comes back from the dead

ALKMAAR - Medics and rescue workers have described how a 15-year-old boy was brought back from the dead after he was feared drowned at sea. The teenager got into difficulty while he was swimming with his brother and a friend in Egmond aan Zee, RTL Ni

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