St. Maarten News - Posted on November 5, 2012

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PM encourages to celebrate St. Maarten’s Week

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is encouraging the community to show their support for St. Maarten’s Week. “In celebrating the day in which we celebrate St. Maarten, I would like to encourage the community to start to commemo

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 5, 2012

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Rashika Ramchandani wins Spelling Bee competition

St. Maarten — The students of the Methodist Agogic Center dominated the finals of the Spelling Bee Competition at the American University Campus on Saturday morning. The winner was Rashika Ramchandani of the Methodist Agogic Center, Browler Millard

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 5, 2012

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Department of Statistics conduct second Business Cycle Survey

GREAT BAY – The Department of Statistics will conduct the second Business Cycle Survey for the year 2012, starting on Monday November 5thuntil December 14th. This survey is conducted twice per year with a purpose to collect up-to-date information o

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 5, 2012

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Government taxes businesses to death, MP Arrindell says

GREAT BAY – “Government is heading in the direction of taxing people and businesses to death. The United People’s party had a strategy to go after those businesses and others that weren’t paying at all. Expanding the tax base will bring in th

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 5, 2012

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St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation releases Carnival 2013

St. Maarten — The new schedule for Carnival 2013 was released today by The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation. This year’s schedule will feature 22 days of Carnival activities and there will be 17 days of “fettin” from the official o

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 5, 2012

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Competition favorites draw first blood

GREAT BAY- Antigua and Barbuda sounded an early warning by opening their Nagico/LICA 50 over campaign on a winning note after defeating St Maarten by 201 runs in what can only be described as a one sided affair. Originally, St Kitts was scheduled

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Everyone needs to follow the rule of law – Good governance symposium opens today

St. Maarten - Today will see the hosting of the second annual symposium of the High Councils of State at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. The program gets underway at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to run until 12:00 pm. With the theme being Thoughts

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Taxand-report becomes public soon

St. Maarten - The minister of finance has received the first draft of the Soab report on Taxand Consultancy who was given a controversial contract to implement a new tax structure on St. Maarten under the United People’s Party/Democratic Party coal

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Heyliger wants assessment of Sandy-related damage

St. Maarten – Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet ought to provide a forecast of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the island’s economy, United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger said in a press statement issued yesterday. Th

Uncategorized - Posted on November 2, 2012

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DAE starts flights to St. Maarten from Curacao

St. Maarten – Dutch Antilles Express will soon start twice-daily flights from Curacao to St. Maarten, marketing director Joaquin Duenas told the Antilliaans Dagblad yesterday. The company will use an ATR 72 aircraft for the service. While this pl

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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SHTA demands Government to bring safety back

St. Maarten – In the wake of several violent armed robberies that took place in St. Maarten recently, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) is demanding government’s immediate attention to growing security concerns on the island.

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Respect the High Councils Jaime Saleh tells government

St. Maarten - “We have to respect these high councils of state. They are independent of the government and when they come up with advices we should respect them and when we don’t agree with them we should explain people why we are not following t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Rotary grants first vocational service award to Dr. Arndell

St. Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Martin sunrise honored clinical psychologist Dr. Judith Arndell with the Vocational Service Award. The rotary established the award this year for citizens that show leadership of the highest standard and that h

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Dolphin Defenders angry about Anguilla promotion

St. Maarten - Dolphin Defenders St. Maarten has become increasingly concerned about the amount of businesses that are promoting the captive dolphin facility on Anguilla in St. Maarten. Due to the efforts of Dolphin Defenders, previous plans to establ

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Imran McSood Amjad: “Should there be a cricket stadium? Certainly”

St. Maarten - Amid the growing concerns from a cross section of the community about the plan to erect a cricket stadium on a section of Pond Island, CEO of Nagico Insurances Imran McSood Amjad clarified his position on the matter. The views were mad

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Tuitt: South African trip helped St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Reporting on his recent trip to South Africa for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said that St.

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Motorworld teams up with Carnival Foundation – Senior and Mature Carnival Queens compete for new cars

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and Motorworld took their annual partnership to another level on Thursday with the announcement that the winner of the 2013 Carnival Senior and Mature Pageants will win a vehicle

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Insel Air Bandeirante makes emergency landing

WILLEMSTAD - Wednesday at 7.30 am a Bandeirante aircraft from Insel Air traveling to Bonaire with 15 people on board had to make an emergency landing at Hato international airport. After takeoff the front gear indicator showed that the plane’s nose

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Cricket: Hingorani replaces Evans

St. Maarten - Youth will take the place of experience when fifteen year old Mohit Hingorani takes up the position of Steven Evans behind the stumps when St. Maarten faces St. Kitts in the first 50 over game in the Nagico 50 over competition this Sund

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 2, 2012

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Ten point position paper hospitality sector – SHTA suggests gas-tax to fund tourism plans

St. Maarten – A good tax policy must be competitive; it must broaden the base and lower the overall effective rate. We all recognize that we are competing with others in the region for limited investment dollars and for an annual inflow of visitors

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Pageant for local Miss Hibiscus candidate

St. Maarten - The list of foreign contestants for the 22nd Miss Caraibes Hibiscus has almost been finalized, and the time has come to select a local queen. She will have to outlast four others in a pageant this Saturday in Maho to join that list. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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St. Maarten asked to remove turnover tax for BES islands – Tuitt seeks reopening debt relief program

St. Maarten - The government stands to lose even more revenue from unpaid turnover taxes if the Netherlands gets its way. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt announced yesterday that during a recent meeting with Dutch State Secretary of Finance Frans Weeke

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Prosecution demands 7 years against teen robbery suspect

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Georges van den Eshof demanded 7 years imprisonment against 18-year-old M.M. in the Court in First Instance yesterday for robbing three supermarkets in St. Peters and for firearm possession. Attorney Shaira Bommel asked the

Opinion - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Opinion: Lance Armstrong

Okay, so professional cyclist Lance Armstrong fell from his pedestal with a bang. His victories in the Tour de France have been taken away from him, he has been banned from the sport for life. Now the vultures start picking at the carcass. The outra

Opinion - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Opinion: Petty crimes

There are crimes, and there are petty crimes. On a scale that features murder, rape, armed robbery, sexual assault, ill-treatment, manslaughter and, say, credit card fraud, home burglaries probably do not qualify for the top spot with most people. B

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Community service for burglary

St. Maarten – Kevin Ryan Junior Lake was sentenced to a 2-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation and 60 hours of community service yesterday for a burglary in a house on the Little Bay Road on March 10 of last year. The Court i

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Ill-treatment ends with community service

St. Maarten – James Cadillon got into an argument with a man he says threatened to shoot him on January 13. Cadillon, 26, responded: he hit his adversary with a rock on his head and also damaged the man’s car with the stone. For all this, the Cou

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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State of the coalition – PM: “I am as secure as can be”

St. Maarten - “Outside of having discussions on the budget and other issues affecting the people of St. Maarten I am unaware of any dissatisfaction within the coalition to such an extent to say that it warranted what has been out there in the press

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Jewels Forever robber sentenced to 30 months

St. Maarten – Judge Tamara Tijhuis sentenced Derick Delan Wilson to 30 months imprisonment for his involvement in a robbery at the Jewels Forever store on Front Street on October 24 of last year. The court had a higher sentence in mind than prosec

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Government seeks help to clear debts

St. Maarten - The Finance Ministry plans to approach the board for financial supervision Cft and Holland to help solve its shortfalls in the 2013 budget. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt called the old debts on Wednesday a “sticky item.” “These w

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Dollar-A-Day participating hotels get marketing material for guests

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) has started distribution of marketing material for its Dollar-A-Day program, as part of plans to “re-energize” the program with a concerted effort on marketing to increase awarene

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Extension for US tax compliance act

St. Maarten - The United States of America has granted St. Maarten a one year extension on the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca). “Since they saw the complications that are taking place as far as this legislation is c

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Doram gets fitting birthday gift

St. Maarten - To be told that you have been selected to play for Holland’s national cricket team against an English A team in India officially one day after your 15th birthday is the best gift a young cricketer can receive and that is what happened

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Leader credit card fraud sentenced to 36 months

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced three credit card fraudsters to prison sentences from 18 to 36 months yesterday. The three defrauded two electronics stores and a car rental company for more than $12,000 by making payments with s

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 1, 2012

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Fines for carrying false passports

St. Maarten – Two defendants were sentenced in the Court in First Instance for possession of a false passport. Germene Pierre, a 29-year-old kitchen help from Haiti was sentenced to the standard fine of 300 guilders, but the court made 200 guilder

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