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Police tackle public drunkenness

St.maarten - The police department has recently been confronted with people who were highly intoxicated at establishments where alcohol is sold to intervene in situations that had gotten out of hand. On many occasions the persons involved were so dru

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 31, 2016

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Vlaun and Sons sold

St.maarten—The car dealership FW Vlaun and Sons which seemed to be a permanent fixture on the landscape of St. Maarten has changed ownership. Managing Director Eric Vlaun told this newspaper that the company has been sold to businessmen from Domini

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 31, 2016

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Almost 5,000 unemployed on the French side

MARIGOT – Unemployment on the French side increased by 1.8 percent over the past three months. Currently, 4,660 people are without a job. In July, unemployment among young job seekers (below 25 years of age) jumped by 17.1 percent. In the category

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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MP Franklin Meyers: “Sadly, often people’s lives are reduced to statistics”

St.maarten- “Sadly, often people’s lives are reduced to mere statistics, and the human aspects of these statistics are not taken into account. Often there are lots of pain, frustration, anger and pure desperation hiding behind these statistics, U

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Marlin-Romeo queries minister of finance

St.maarten – Independent MP Leona Marlin Romeo sent a letter to the chairlady of parliament on Thursday requesting answers from the Minister of Finance about “the abrupt deduction of back-taxes of civil servants.” The MP queried whether the Mi

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Investigators deploy dogs in Bakx murder investigation

KRALENDIJK –On the day family, friends and colleagues paid their respects to Ferry Bakx, the investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of this police officer continued. For this investigation, dubbed Drum, special expertise was flo

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Tourism Minister Ingrid Arrindell lyrical about marketing results

GREAT BAY - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Ingrid Arrindell, says that she is fully committed to “getting the job done” and ensuring that the upcoming high season will be “one that shows increased demand for destination Sint Maarten.

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University hosts political debate for millennials

St.maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) hosts a political debate on TuesdaySeptember 13, themed Millennials with a Purpose. One candidate from each party that contests the elections – aged between 25 and 45 – will take part in the debate.

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Many empty beds in Dutch refugee centers

THE HAGUE - Nearly 40 percent of the beds in Dutch refugee centers and emergency shelters are empty, broadcaster RTL news reported this weekend. The number of new asylum seekers arriving in the country has more than halved compared to a year ago, lea

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Mosquito elimination program off to a good start

St.maarten - Minister Emil Lee’s (Public Health) national mosquito elimination community program in the fight against the Zika-virus kicked off in Saunders Saturday a week ago and CPS program coordinator Gerald Davelaar says he was pleased with the

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Insurance companies go after fraudsters

AMSTERDAM - People who are caught trying to rip off insurance companies with false claims will face a fixed counter claim of €532 to cover the cost of the probe, the Dutch insurers association VVV has decided. Last year insurance firms identified o

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Scooter thief spent 23 days behind bars

St.maarten – Scooter thief Garvin Clint Baptiste spent 23 days behind bars after police caught him with a stolen scooter on April 27 at the height of the Carnival celebrations on the island. This week, the Court in First Instance sentenced Baptiste

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 30, 2016

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Police find counterfeit money; two in custody

St.maarten - The Multidisciplinary team arrested two men on Union Road in the vicinity of Burger King last Wednesday for the possession of five counterfeit American 100-dollar bills. The suspects were arrested during a routine control after they were

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 19, 2016

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“Illegal dumping threat to health and tourism”

St.maarten - The Nature Foundation remains concerned about illegal dumping of building materials and garbage on several locations around the island. In the last months the foundation’s staff spotted several dumping locations, mainly construction ga

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 19, 2016

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Police force offers tips after increase in armed robberies

St.maarten– The police force says in a press statement that there is an increase in armed robberies on the Dutch side of the island. “This situation should not raise any alarm; however it has raised some concern. The police force is doing its utm

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 19, 2016

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Hope gets its signatures and goes to elections

St.maarten – There will be hope after all: at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt’s party Helping Our People Excel (Hope) had collected 213 signatures to support is list of candidates for the September 26 elections. Last week

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 19, 2016

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All parties sign Code of Conduct

ST.MAARTEN – Eight political parties signed the Code of Conduct established by the Christian council of Churches, the United Ministerial Foundation and the Seventh Day Adventist communities during a brief ceremony at Holland House yesterday morning

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 17, 2016

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Immigration chief Aron contests his dismissal

ST.MAARTEN – The Court in First Instance rules on September 7 on the labor dispute between country St. Maarten and its suspended head of the immigration department Udo Aron. Hedy Kockx, Aron’s attorney, said during a court hearing yesterday that

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 17, 2016

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Student voting law to parliament

ST.MAARTEN– Draft legislation that would enable students studying abroad to vote in local elections has been sent to parliament, Prime Minister William Marlin said yesterday. The time is however too short for this legislation to take effect before

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 17, 2016

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Budget 2017scheduled for timely presentation

St.maarten News – Finance Minister Richard Gibson expects to deliver a balanced draft 12017 budget on time, despite the fact that the process to get there “has been a struggle because economically things are not what we expected them to be,” he

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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Candidate list SDM

St.maarten - The candidate list of the St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM) did not reach this newspaper yesterday. Its six candidates are all new to politics. Businessman Benjamin Ortega is the party leader. His number 2, Arthur Bute, is a former

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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TelEm co-signs Code of Practice

SAN JUAN- Day one of the 32nd CANTO Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino was full of thought provoking and forward thinking discussions, presentations and panels. One notable event coming out of the day

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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Doran-York receives students

THE HAGUE - Minister Plenipotentiary Henrietta Doran-York welcomed the 31 newly arrived students from Sint Maarten at her Cabinet last Friday, where they spent the entire day receiving information on the various ways that the cabinet can be of assist

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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Law office expands

St.maarten - On Tuesday 26 July 2016, junior associate Seyed Navid Zahedi was sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Seyed Navid started at the Curaçao office of VanEps Kunn

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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School uniform shirts arrive late for Vocational School

St.maarten – New school uniform shirts for students of the vocational school will arrive late at Penny’s Department Store. Because of the delay, the division public education has instructed all students to wear the new uniform navy blue pants to

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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Info meeting Academy PSVE tomorrow evening

St.maarten – The St. Maarten Academy PSVE hosts an information evening for students, parents and guardians tomorrow from 6.30 to 8 p.m. The event will take place under the gazebo at the Academy on the Berryl Richardson Road in Ebenezer.

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 10, 2016

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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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