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Uncategorized - Posted by on July 28, 2016

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USp introduces four candidates MP Richardson: “We will never support any increase in taxes”

St. Maarten News - The proposal by the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) to introduce a 10 percent flat rate income tax combined with a 2.5 percent real estate tax cannot count on support from the United St. Maarten party (USp). Party leader MP F

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 28, 2016

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Law Enforcement Council: Justice system not equipped to deal with addicts

St. Maarten News - The criminal justice system on St. Maarten is simply not equipped to handle addicts and persons with mental disorder who have come into contact with the Law Enforcement Council writes in a recent report. The council concludes that

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 26, 2016

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Gov’t announces interim work permit policy for exotic dancers

St. Maarten News —Minister of VSA Emil Lee, has emphasized that the new interim policy governing the issuance of work permits to exotic dancers, will seek to ensure that these workers will not be forced by clubs and brothel owners to perform tasks

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 13, 2016

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NEWSFLASH: Bomb Threat suspect sentenced 12 Months

The Court in First instance sentenced Bryan Rymer to 12 months inprisonment for making bomb threats against the airport on November 22 of last year. The court rejected claims for damages from the police and the fire department because they are not le

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Editorial: Family affair

It appears that the Efeze-investigation into weapons and drugs trafficking and money laundering is a family affair with an 81-year old patriarch, his 56-year old spouse and two sons of 27 and 23 years of age. One of the sons is currently serving a 16

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Opinion by MP Christopher Emmanuel: Fuel Prices

Dear editor, “As Member of Parliament, I have serious concerns regarding the current pricing of Petroleum products on the islands relating LPG, fuel and low sulfur diesel”. I believe that the people of St. Maarten have a right to know the ins a

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Lien on bank accounts housing foundation

SMHDF refuses to abide by court order St. Maarten News – The court ruling in the case of Henry Lynch against his former employer, the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation, was scheduled to be pronounced yesterday morning, but the ruling was

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Octogenarian (80 year old person) remains 60 more days in prison

Efeze-investigation St. Maarten News – Three suspects in a firearms and drugs trafficking and money laundering investigation dubbed Efeze will remain in custody for another 60 days, the judge of instruction ruled on Monday. One of the suspects, V

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Bureau Intellectual Property officially opens on Friday

St. Maarten News – The bureau for Intellectual Property launches the official opening of its office at Cannegieter Street 15 this Friday afternoon. The bureau, a guaranteed moneymaker for the government, was already in the works in 2014 and it coul

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Insurance for St. Maarten police officers in the works

St. Maarten News – There are currently offers from two insurance companies on the table for life, accident and disability insurance for the staff of the justice ministry, including police officers, but the unions have not taken a decision yet about

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Health City Cayman Islands completes first complex cardiac procedure

Health City Cayman Islands completes first complex cardiac procedure

Photo: The Health City Team from left: Dr. Chandy Abraham, Dr. Ravi Kishore, Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Dr. Dhruva Krishnan and Dr. Sumit Modi. Photo Health City Cayman Islands CAYMAN ISLANDS – While St. Maarten has been talking about medical

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on April 6, 2016

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Mavado headlines opening jazz festival in St. Lucia

Mavado headlines opening jazz festival in St. Lucia

SAINT LUCIA – The 2016 official festival opening show at the Mindoo Philip Mark on April 29 is set to offer patrons a high energy party experience consistent with the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival’s Best Party in the Caribbean brand.

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Editorial: Hiccups with the garbage collection

It was not pretty but maybe it was unavoidable. The change of the guard in the garbage collection department did not go smoothly. On the contrary, garbage piled up on several places, including in the heart of Philipsburg. We know who is responsible

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Category I Hurricane

The first idea that may come up when reading this heading is that this article pertains to the strength category of a hurricane. A Cat I hurricane we simply do not fear anymore in St. Maarten, as after Luis and Marilyn in 1995 we learned how to prepa

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Opinion: Implausible (ID Card machine always broken)

We’ve lost count (because we haven’t been paying attention – our bad) but it seems that the civil registry has been unable to produce new ID-cards or driver’s licenses like forever. All this is due to “severe technical issues” or so we ar

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Opinion: The lost years

The Dutch state has failed to come up with a convincing counter-story to terrorism, says professor of jurisprudence Paul Cliteur in this op-ed that appeared on dutchnews.nl. “Perhaps one of the most remarkable facts to emerge from the confusion sur

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Hiccups with garbage collection on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – The new contracts for garbage collection kicked in on April Fools Day but the transition to the new situation did not go smoothly. The government said in a press release that “unfortunately during the transition period the coll

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Sixty companies “red-flagged” RST investigates SZV insurance car d fraud

St. Maarten News – The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) is currently investigating fraud with SZV-insurance cards, SZV’s interim director Glen Carty told this newspaper yesterday. The insurer has sixty local companies ‘red-flagged” in conne

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Work on new St. Maarten Government building begins

“We want civil servants to move in as soon as possible” St. Maarten News – SZV will begin tomorrow with the finishing touches on the new government administration building on Pond Island. On February 5, the government signed a landmark agreeme

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Deadline essay contest in three weeks

St. Maarten News – The deadline for the essay contest organized by the department of culture is Friday, April 22. The interscholastic essay contest on intangible heritage is open to secondary school juniors and seniors (forms 3 to 5 or grades 9 to

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Free workshop for parents

St. Maarten News - The Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs hosts a free workshop this evening to assist parents with helping children to choose and explore career options. The workshop tak

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Minister Jacobs attends carnival’s cultural events

St. Maarten News – Minister silveria Jacobs (Education, culture, Youth and sports) attended both cultural carnival programs over the weekend. “The Calypso elimination, which showcased the least amount of participants we’ve seen in years, brough

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Orva Medina launches inspirational book

St. Maarten News - Local inspirational author Orva Medina will be presenting her book I am Ishshah Chayil on Thursday from 6 to 7.30 p.m AT THE Philipsburg Jubilee Library. “I am Ishshah Chayil is the Hebrew translation of a Virtuous Woman. It is

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Career Fair at Vocational School unites students and businesses

St. Maarten News - Princess Juliana International Airport, TeLEm, the Red Cross and entrepreneur Regina Rabess who is also a teacher at the St. Dominic School were among the businesses that participated in a Career Fair at the St. Maarten Vocational

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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C-Lounge Restaurant at Alegria (ex Caravanserai) firebombed

St. Maarten News – An unknown man firebombed the C-Lounge restaurant at the Alegria Resort in Beacon Hill on Sunday evening. Witnesses saw how a man threw an incendiary device through the windows of the establishment at 7.45 p.m. Police patrols an

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Cole Bay fire victims angle for government assistance

St. Maarten News - There was an outpouring of emotions as the Lewis family got together to view the damage caused by the fire that took place in Maracas Drive in Cole Bay last week. The matriarch of the family Maud Lewis who now resides in the United

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Dietician Jeshneila Carti highlights nutrition with type 2 Diabetes

St. Maarten - Nutrition is a critical part of diabetes care. Balancing the right amount of carbohydrates, fat, protein along with fiber, vitamins and minerals helps us to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Jeshneila Carti, dietician at

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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Spread the word…not the antibiotic resistant germs

One year ago, with the most widespread Ebola epidemic in history, there was a ‘wake up moment’ for Hygiene and Infection Control in hospitals around the world. Health care practitioners stopped and took a look at the importance of hygiene and inf

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 5, 2016

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DNA spit kit leads to first arrest

AMSTERDAM - A DNA spit kit has led to the Netherlands’ first arrest for allegedly spitting at a tram driver or conductor, reports the Parool. For six months, 50 GVB public transport employees have been armed with the spit kit, to help track down pe

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 4, 2016

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Court seizes 22 million from money laundering Dutchman

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The Common Court on Justice has seized 31 bars of gold, worth an estimated 21 million guilders – from Albert Wout de Groof in the Fiji-case. The court also took away 900,000 guilders from de Groof’s bank accounts. The tota

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 4, 2016

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Minister Meyers tours lagoon

St. Maarten News – Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers took a tour of the Simpson Bay Lagoon last week with Nature Foundation manager Tadzio Bervoets. The minister got a first-hand look at the areas most affected by sewage. In the southern part of the lag

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 4, 2016

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Belgians go after Dutch truckers

THE HAGUE - Dutch lorries weighing more than 3.5 ton will from today pay a new tax for the kilometers they drive over Belgian roads as Belgium introduces road pricing. Last year, Dutch transport companies were responsible for 6.5 million trips on Bel

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 4, 2016

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Stronger link between Zika and microcephaly

HILVERSUM – The World Health Organization says that there is strong scientific consensus about a link between the Zika-virus and disorders of the central nervous system. Never before did the organization state this so strongly, Pieter Hofmann repor

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 4, 2016

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The Hague hotbed of jihadis

THE HAGUE - Approximately 30 percent of those Europeans who left for Syria and Iraq as foreign fighters have returned to their home countries, according to a new report by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague. The study is base

Uncategorized - Posted by on April 1, 2016

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Endangered shark products in local stores and restaurants

St. Maarten News - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has uncovered numerous shark related products, including shark fin soup, being sold at various establishments around Sint Maarten. Over the past few weeks, the foundation made an inventory of shar

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