St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Robbery trial adjourned

St. Maarten – Judge Tamara Tijhuis ordered the reopening of the investigation against Jose V., one of the suspects in among others a heist at Caribbean Gems worth $340,000 on January 23. The judge concluded that the investigation during the tria

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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PM receives visit from Sōka Gakkai International

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from Cliff Sawyer, USA Leader of Sōka Gakkai International at her cabinet on Tuesday. Sōka Gakkai is a lay Buddhist movement linking more than 12 million people around

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Attempted manslaughter sends young man to jail for 54 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Samuel Rony Brown to 54 months imprisonment for the August 24, 2007 attempted manslaughter on Luis Frias. Of the sentence 18 months are suspended; the court imposed 2 years of probation. At the tr

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Correction: Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel operates Seaman’s Club

St. Maarten – Yesterday’s article about the sentencing of Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment contains a few inaccuracies. Richbenzwan NV, the company that won the lawsuit against Hypnotic, holds the license for

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Shillingford satisfied with weekend finals

St. Maarten - The conclusion of the Nagico/Leeeward Island 50 over cricket competition which took place on November 11, had all the ingredients of competitiveness, tension and excitement among the huge turnout at the Charles Vlaun Ball Park. Among

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Health Inspectorate wants director Scot to resign from St. Maarten Medical Center

St. Maarten – The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Public Health demands that the St. Maarten medical center terminates its service agreement with AnG Consulting NV or that hospital Director George Scot resigns from the board of directors before or

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 15, 2012

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Three years for supermarket robbery

GREAT BAY – The Court in First Instance sentenced Leonardo Rijo-Cedeno yesterday to 36 months imprisonment for an armed robbery on April 25 on the Ho Supermarket. The 23-year-old was also sentenced for firearm possession. Of the sentence 6 months a

Opinion - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Opinion: When politicians have to go

Former Lt. Governor Dennis Richardson clarified that, based on his knowledge the law states that as long as an investigation is in progress you lose your position. However Richardson’s explanation did not seem to convince too many people, especiall

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Top floor will house The Private Shore disco – Casino becomes duty free store

GREAT BAY – The building in Simpson Bay that was home to the Dolphin Casino and the 1 Eleven night club is currently under renovation. Owned by independent MP Frans Richardson, rumors spread this week about the possible establishment of a house of

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Duncan’s Hypnotic Hotel loses court case against Seaman’s Club

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment N.V. was sentenced in the Court in First Instance yesterday to pay thousands of dollars to Richbenzwan N.V., the company that exploits the Seaman’s Club brothel in Sucker Garden. H

Opinion - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Opinion: Wall of Shame

Creativity is not exactly a weak point with Big Food. The producers of all those products that populate supermarket shelves know how to handle challenges – like the obligation to list ingredients on their product-labels for instance. The Dutch C

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Six months extension for BTA-permit applications

GREAT BAY- Applicants for renewal of residence permits obtained under the Brooks Tower Accord will get 6 months extra to submit a copy of their birth certificate, the cabinet of Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced in a press statement. The

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Nutritionist Cartel: “Drop sugar, soda and fruit” Obesity goes into big numbers

GREAT BAY – Overweight and obesity are becoming serious problems on St. Maarten with 70 per cent of the population being overweight of which 30 per cent is obese. Not only adults on the island suffer from it, many children are also known to have th

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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T-Pain headlines Tempo celebrations

GREAT BAY – Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer T-Pain will headline Tempo Networks' 7th anniversary week long celebrations in St. Maarten. The celebrations which will feature musical stars from the region and the Uni

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Council of State member Marten Oosting: “We are united to obtain a higher goal”

GREAT BAY – “The Council of State contributes to the quality of legislation. That is the focus of our work,” council-member Marten Oosting said during a presentation in the central committee of parliament yesterday. Oosting, a 13-year vetera

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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PM heads Kingdom delegation to Spain

GREAT BAY – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be heading the Kingdom delegation to the Ibero-American summit in Cadiz, Spain from November 14 to18.  The summit is a yearly meeting of the heads of government of the Spanish- and Portuguese-s

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Foundation produces child rights calendar

GREAT BAY- The annual observance of Rights of the Child Week by the Voice Of Our Children foundation will start on Tuesday November 20. The foundation says that it has “taken on a big responsibility” by producing a 2013 calendar for the first tim

Opinion - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: We want to know…

Who authorized the dredging of sand for the amount of 4.9 million dollars? Who did the trucking of the sand? Who authorized the sale of sand belonging to the people of Sint Maarten? Who is receiving these revenues and what will be done with

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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RBC donates to senior citizens

GREAT BAY – RBC Royal Bank celebrated St. Maarten Day by donating $1,000 to the Come Center for senior citizens. This donation was given to further develop the elderly program which enables them to be part of modern day by developing computer class

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Conscious Lyrics celebrates 20th anniversary

GREAT BAY — Friends, well-wishers, and fans of Conscious Lyrics gathered at the SOS Radio studio last Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the radio magazine with host and producer Shujah Reiph. Reiph answered questions posed to him by

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Autopsy Hope Estate-man scheduled for Thursday

GREAT BAY - The identity of the man whose body was found in Hope Estate on Sunday morning has not been established yet. Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos said last night that the autopsy by the pathologist is scheduled for Thursday. For the moment the que

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Heyliger continues pencil case drive

GREAT BAY-Hundreds of students from the St. Dominic School and the Hillside Christian School received pencils cases from the former deputy prime minister and leader of the United People’s Party Theodore Heyliger yesterday. The purple pencil cases i

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Art Lovers exhibition at the Radisson

ANSE MARCEL--Art Lovers Association will host a special exhibition of artworks from its members at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina and Spa from Friday until Sunday. A reception to mark the opening of the exhibition and the collaboration with Radisson

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 14, 2012

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Spotlight on bullying at school panel discussion

GREAT BAY- Students from secondary schools on the Dutch and French side of the island will meet on November 30 for a special panel discussion on bullying. This issue has been at the top of the agenda for educators, non-governmental organizations and

Opinion - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: The circus at Jurassic Park

In a recent central committee meeting of parliament, the minister of justice was called to address the parliament on his further plans for justice on St. Maarten. He went on to lay out an elaborate long term 100 million-dollar Justice Park plan with

Editorial - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Editorial: What is wisdom?

UP-leader Theo Heyliger has challenged the government about the way it is dealing with the interests of the island’s lifeblood – cruise tourism. He sees his carefully crafted relationships with the major players in the industry crumble due to wha

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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King-murder trial in January to court

St. Maarten – The investigation into the September 21 murder of Michael and Thelma King is nearing completion, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. The case will go to trial in the beginning of January next year. The investig

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Ombudsman Arduin now regional director

St. Maarten - The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Dr. Nilda Arduin has been appointed as one of the Regional Directors of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region of the International Ombudsman Institute at the world conference in Wellington, New Zeala

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Opinion: Good behavior

How do you change people’s behavior? That question has hunted politicians all over the world forever. And based on results, they still have not found the answer. This has something to do with the way politicians view people. In the socialist vis

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Opinion: Enviro tax

Aruba is leading the way in the Caribbean in several fields. Efforts in the area of renewable energy are one of the first things that come to mind, but now the country is also making headway with tax reform. And there is a remarkable proposal in t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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St. Peters resident objects to tunnel plan

St. Maarten -  Community activist Rene Koto Wilson  is up in arms over the recent announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin to build at least two tunnels one of which is expected to pass through the St. Peters district, Wilson’s ho

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Three vacancies on board Chamber of Commerce

GREAT BAY – Three positions will become vacant on the board of the Chamber of Commerce per January 1. From tomorrow until November 27 nominations for these positions can be submitted, the chamber stated in a press release. It did not specify which

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger talks cruise tourism “Damage will take years to repair”

St. Maarten – “The damage these guys are going to do will take years to repair,” United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger said last week in a TV-broadcast of Oral Gibbes Live. Heyliger was referring to the government’s decision to pull th

French St. Martin News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Marigot announces stray dog action

MARIGOT – The Collectivité de Saint Martin will round up stray dogs from public roads between next Monday until the end of the month. Dog owners are advised to keep their animals at home and attached, also after the stray dog-action ends. For i

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted on November 13, 2012

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Governor’s address: “Secure our future to honor the work of our forefathers”

BELLE PLAINE – A call to secure our future in honor of the work of our forefathers; this is how Governor drs. Eugène Holiday presented St. Maarten Day’s theme “One people, respecting the past, investing in the future” in his address on Sunda

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