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

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Transparency International presents integrity assessment: “Political parties are weak in representing social interests”

  Transparency International’s regional director for the Americas Alejandro Salas and lead researcher Cora de Voit. Photo Today / Leo Brown GREAT BAY – At 7 p.m. local time last night, Transparency International’s National Integrity

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

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Murder mystery set in St. Maarten: Jacky Rom presents whodunnit at Toppers

Murder mystery set in St. Maarten: Jacky Rom presents whodunnit at Toppers

  British author Jacky Rom. Photo amazon.com   St. Maarten - Sandra Bernstein, better known as Sandy is a quirky, charismatic and extremely loyal makeup artist in her fifties. Her hobby is crime. When she loses her job on a daytime so

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

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Terrance Rey about Cuba and the internal threats to St. Maarten tourism “Americans will take a wait and see approach”

  Travel entrepreneur Terrance Rey. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten – How big a threat is Cuba really to St. Maarten’s economy and when will the effects hit us? Terrance Rey, managing director of several travel businesses like Le

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

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Man robbed on Back Street

St. Maarten – Two armed assailants robbed a 50-year-old man who was waiting at a bus stop on Back Street near the former parliament building of the Netherlands Antilles (now part of the offices of the courthouse) on Friday night around midnight. Th

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

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Man robs Rembrandt Café

St. Maarten – On Thursday evening of last week a man brandishing a firearm robbed the Rembrandt Café in the New Amsterdam shopping center in Madame Estate. He demanded money from the bar tender. He helped himself to some money from the cash regist

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

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No Limit Soldiers gang leader acquitted of membership criminal organization

  Urvin Wawoe, leader of No Limit Soldiers in Curacao is detained behind one of these doors at the Karelskamp prison in Almelo. Photo screenshot RTV Oost   Appeals court gives Wawoe much lighter sentence   St. Maarten – Urvin

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

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MP Lake went shopping at French-side Super U “A plus for the community”

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake says it is high time government sits down with supermarkets and distributors of food products to get a grasp on why consumer prices on the Dutch side are so high co

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

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Stabbing suspect remains in custody

St. Maarten - The suspect in involved in the major fight that took place on July 5, is still in police custody. On Monday, the suspect appeared in the Court in First Instance and the public prosecutor requested a 60 day pre-trial detention for the o

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

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Student ID card not ready for new school year

  Together with school representatives, Major Felix Richards (left) and Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs present a model of the student ID card. File photo KPSM St. Maarten - The school picture identification card program is still being worked on a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Silent revolution at the university

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin has gone through a silent revolution the past year and the board is not ready to talk about it. Soon after the university hired Dr. Francio Guadeloupe as its new dean of academics in the beginning of 2014 t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Financial supervision evaluation is complete

St. Maarten – The committee that evaluates the kingdom law financial supervision Curacao and St. Maarten must have completed its advice to Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk a bit more than two weeks ago, on July 10. Plasterk will use this

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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DP delivers blistering criticism on governing program: “If you cannot convince them, confuse them”

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams delivered blistering criticism of the governing program the Council of Ministers sent to the parliament a week and a half ago. The program shows “an inadequate end unprepared government,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Caribbean chocolate Festival in Maho: Appetizing models tantalize audience

  St. Maarten - Award winning chef and expert chocolatier, Veejooruth Purmessur and his assistant Ronald Stephen added the Midas touch to the chocolate flavored models on the opening night of the Caribbean Chocolate Festival at the Sonesta M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Laville still under investigation

  St. Maarten - Former Member of Parliament Romain Laville is not off the hook yet as the Public Prosecutor’s Office still considers charging him for gun possession and two cases of gun threats. Officers of the National Detective Agency ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Opinion: Paying lip service

What is most amazing about the never-ending procession of court cases the new owner of the former Caravanserai Resort, Alegria, gets involved in, is the lack of response to this very detrimental situation from the government, and in particular from T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Claude Wathey commemoration: Everybody on the same page again

  Family members and representatives of DP and UP gather for a group picture together with Minister Claret Connor. Photo Today / Leo Brown   St. Maarten – After the awkward split in the election year 2014, when the Democratic Party

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Three men rob jewelry store on Front Street

  This show case contained an assortment of jewelry; it was extensively damaged during the robbery. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - One officer from Checkmate Security remains traumatized and the owners of Helena Jewelry on Front S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Tsunami after volcanic eruption unlikely – Kick ‘em Jenny: no reason for panic

    St. Maarten – The orange alert the University of the West Indies issued for increased activity of the submarine volcano Kick ‘em Jenny is no reason for panic. At least, if we go by a statement from the director of the coastal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Atlantis World Group applauds action against Calabrian mafia

 “Illegal gambling activities give our industry a bad name” St. Maarten – Agence France Presse reported this week that the suspects Italian authorities arrested during an action against gambling activities of the Calabrian mafia also worke

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Fantastic Acrobat Marcus: not just another dreadlock

St. Maarten - He was physically and verbally abused in London, stoned in Jamaica, he has children in Iceland, Finland and New York, speaks four languages and was severely injured during an opening act. His name is David Marcus and he goes by the nam

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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DP policy advisor Lee critical about adopt-a-school program – “I have seen little effort to stimulate the economy”

  St. Maarten - The business community continues to react to the governing program the United Peoples Party (UP) led coalition presented to the Council of Ministers. Emil Lee, policy advisor to the Democratic Party, is concerned about the co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Stabbing victim declines to press charges

St. Maarten – A 39-year-old man declines to press charges against the mother of his child who reportedly stabbed him in the paid parking lot of the Princess Juliana International Airport on Tuesday afternoon around 4.30. The man had a stab woun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 27, 2015

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Committee agrees to letterabout dispute regulation

St. Maarten – The committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations agreed yesterday to sign on to a letter drafted by its sister committee in Curacao about the position the Dutch government took during the Kingdom conference about a

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

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Airport Road hit and run goes to trial in October

Defense objects to statement by victim’s relatives in court   St. Maarten –Kevyn Maurice C. will stand trial on October 7 for the fatal accident that took the life of Rotary president Ramesh Manek on April 16. The prosecution has char

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

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Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman visits St. Maarten police force 

Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman visits St. Maarten police force 

  St. Maarten - Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman will arrive on the island today for a one-day visit with the police force, his first one in history. Bouman  will sit down in intense discussions with the management of

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

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Iconic Kangaroo Court in Philipsburg, St. Maarten closed its doors

Iconic Kangaroo Court in Philipsburg, St. Maarten closed its doors

  Kangaroo Court, the iconic bar and restaurant across from the courthouse in the Hendrik Straat in Philipsburg has closed its doors. The Kangaroo Court sign has been removed from the building and it is unclear if and when the place is going

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

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Transparency International launches integrity report next week

St. Maarten – Transparency International will launch St. Maarten’s National Integrity System assessment next week Tuesday at the University of St. Martin. Alejandro Salas, the regional director for the Americas at Transparency International w

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

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Attempted manslaughter nets man 3 years in jail

St. Maarten – Ramon Gumbs claimed self-defense but the Court in First Instance sentenced him for attempted manslaughter to 3 years of imprisonment yesterday morning. The 24-year-old defendant had a beef with a security guard identified in court as

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

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Disaster management tells sailors to get ready (Hurricane preparedness)

Disaster management tells sailors to get ready (Hurricane preparedness)

  This is what these oats looked like after hurricane Gonzalo was done with them in October 2014. File photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) advises boat owners to review their hurricane

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

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Ebenezer residents want clean trenches

Ebenezer residents want clean trenches

A scene from a trench in Ebenezer on Wednesday. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Residents from the Ebenezer District are disappointed that their trenches are filled with bush and debris. Grass and small threes can be seen budding from the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2015

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Editorial: Unity in diversity – LBGTI

Lysanne Charles-Arrindell makes a good case for the LBGTI-community on the island in our front-page article. Her organization is not at war with the church and it is not looking for the legalization of religious same-sex marriages. Giving citizens

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2015

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Indian merchants support DigiKidz’ IT infrastructure

Indian merchants support DigiKidz’ IT infrastructure

  Jose Sommers (center) holds the check together with Ramu Dawtani (right) and IMA-President Prakash Mirpuri while other board members look on. Photo contributed At Hillside St. Peters School St. Maarten - Last week the Indian Merchant As

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2015

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Safe SXM president Lysanne Charles-Arrindell: “We are not at war with the church”

Safe SXM president Lysanne Charles-Arrindell: “We are not at war with the church”

  Safe SXM President Lysanne Charles-Arrindell. Photo Contributed St. Maarten / By Andrew Dick - The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Intersexual (LBGTI) community on the island is getting more reconciliation for its work than before.

Schoelcher commemoration in Grand Case: Chance-Duzant wants “support for the little things we ask”

Schoelcher commemoration in Grand Case: Chance-Duzant wants “support for the little things we ask”

Attorney Patricia Chance-Duzant is on a roll during her address. Photo Today / Leo Brown         GRAND CASE, St. Martin – Victor Schoelcher, the 19th-century abolitionist writer who had a large influence on the abol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 22, 2015

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Intruder robs and beats sexagenarian at home

St. Maarten – A masked intruder robbed and seriously injured a 65-year-old man in his home on the Calabas Drive in Almond Grove on Monday afternoon around 3.30 p.m. The intruder beat his victim after the latter confronted him. After the ill-trea

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