St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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U 2 Can Move resumes next week

St. Maarten - The Prime Minister’s U 2 Can Move campaign will continue in 2013 with its first activity slated for next Thursday, February 7. The fitness program that targets functioning civil servants has been expanded. On Wednesday, the prime mi

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Met office releases climate summary

St. Maarten – The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (Met) has released a climate summary for last year. This summary contains weather data that has been recorded at the Princess Juliana International Airport, a review of the 2012 hurricane s

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Pensioner’s association sets payment day

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Senior Pensioner Association announced that members are able to pay their membership fees on the first Tuesday of every month between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg. These Tuesdays are als

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Cabbies get training at Justice Academy

St. Maarten - New recipients of bus and taxi licenses participated in a mandatory training last week evening at the Justice Academy in Dutch Quarter. This training was organized by Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Teleco

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Lynch’s boyfriend to Judge of Instruction

St. Maarten – The boyfriend of disappeared Annmarie Lynch will appear before the Judge of Instruction today. He was arrested on Thursday. Contrary to what this newspaper reported based on information from the prosecutor’s office, the boyfriend, P

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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SER concludes workshops with union stalwart Clarence Richardson

St. Maarten -The Social Economic Council (SER) concluded a series of workshops entitled “SER’s past and present” conducted by the Training and Development Institute of eminent labor relations expert Clarence Richardson. In separate courses for

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Writing and play competitions on cultural diversity and freedom

St. Maarten - Beyond Writing Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. President Loekie Morales said in a press release that the foundation’s year plan of activities is ready and that BWF will execute several projects designed to en

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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Richardson and Marlin complete European seminar

St. Maarten – Head of the Department of Economic Affairs Lucy Richardson, and Head of the Civil Registry Leona Romeo-Marlin, completed the European Seminar on “Risk Management in the Public Sector” last week. The seminar took place in Berli

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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World Cancer Day today

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever says today, marks World Cancer Day. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – accounting for

St. Maarten News - Posted on February 4, 2013

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MPC Stars score big and win

St. Maarten - Week two in the St Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation’s interscholastic tournament was highlighted by the 11-0l victory by the MPC Stars over the Christian Hillside team in the U-13 category when the competition resumed on Saturday

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Corallo loses lawsuit against the Netherlands

THE HAGUE – Casino boss Francesco Corallo has lost his lawsuit against the Dutch state. The court in the Hague ruled yesterday that the state does not have to rectify claims in a letter from the former Dutch ambassador in Rome Fons Stoelinga to the

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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St. Maarten Government goes ahead with screening decree

St. Maarten - The government plans to draft and ratify its own national decree for the screening of ministers. “We have been executing that process of the screening of ministers on the basis of a decree of the former Netherlands Antilles,” Pri

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Ruling on request for release on February 20: King-killer suspect seeks freedom in appeals court

St. Maarten –A large delegation of family and friends of the murdered American couple Thelma and Michael King flocked to the courthouse yesterday afternoon for the appeal hearing of Meyshane Kemar J., the main suspect in this murder case. The defen

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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PM: Ombudsman’s actions show checks and balances are working

St. Maarten - The government is looking keenly at the way the Constitutional Court will handle the petition of the Ombudsman for an annulment of three articles in the Penal Code. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, during yesterday’s Council of M

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Defendant mistook psychiatric patient for a burglar: Prosecution wants verdict against rock-throwing man

St. Maarten – In February of last year, Franklin B.M. de W. walked out of the courthouse a free man after the court found him guilty of seriously injuring a woman who turned out to be a psychiatric patient with rocks on May 4, 2011. But the court d

Opinion - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Opinion: Name and shame journalism

Media ethicist Huub Evers posed an interesting question in an opinion piece that was published in Trouw on Tuesday. Is the practice of initials and bars not totally obsolete? With the initials, Evers refers to criminals that are traditionally identif

Opinion - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: A day of dying culture

Today, the bulldozers took their toll on this island’s heritage, after a valiant warning from a proud St. Martiner, I went to check the Cupecoy Bay archaeological site today. The Cupecoy Bay site was the only surviving prehistoric village site on t

Editorial - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Editorial: Slim chance

The attempt by the defense to get King murder-suspect Meyshane J. out of jail is an ingenious one, for sure, but it is also a move that has caused a lot of justified unrest among family and friends of the murdered American couple. The appeals cour

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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St. Maarten Met office release climate summary

St. Maarten – The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (Met) has released a climate summary for last year. This summary contains weather data that has been recorded at the Princess Juliana International Airport, a review of the 2012 hurricane s

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Ministry urges employers to supply pay slips

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Health Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever is urging employers to provide their employees with pay slips, which is based on the law, Book 7A title 7A of the Civil Code. Minister Cornelius De Weev

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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PM joins celebrations Republic of India Day

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined the festivities celebrating Indian Republic Day at the Belair Community Center on Tuesday evening. The Prime Minister congratulated the gathering on behalf of the government on the celebration

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Rotary honors Housen and Bijlani

Carl Housen (l), Carl and Son’s Bakery and Manohar Bijlani of Dutch Delight. Photo courtesy Rotary.St. Maarten - For Rotary Awareness month, the Rotary club of St. Martin Sunrise honored two of its long standing club supporters and Friends of R

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Water tank demolished in Pointe Blanche, St. Maarten

Minister Cornelius De Weever with the Management of Gebe and contractors in front of the old water tank in Point Blanche.St. Maarten –Minister Cornelius De Weever and the management of Gebe made a site visit to the location in Pointe Blanche last w

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Demand 5 years against rape-suspect

St. Maarten – Sheldon Ferando H. claimed it was all the fault of a 12-year-old girl whom he claimed he thought to be seventeen, but the victim of his sexual desires had told investigators a different story. When she went to the defendant’s home t

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Draft timeshare legislation meets need for regulation

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hopes to see a speedy handling of the draft timeshare legislation in Parliament.  The legislation was recently presented by Democratic Party MP Leroy de Weever, who was commended by Wescot-Williams

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Gun-rumor inspired stabbing results in 36-month sentence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jeanroy Johnny Quetant to 36 months of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on a man on October 18 of last year. The 24-year-old was put under 2 years of probation. Of the sentence, 12 months a

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Robber gets 36 months for settling score

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Ricardo Leopold Mitchell to 36 months imprisonment for an armed robbery at the Christina Bar on Illidge Road on March 2, 2012. Of the sentence 6 months are suspended; the court imposed 3 years of

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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St. Maarten Transposition of laws almost complete

St. Maarten - The last two sets of rewriting of legislation has been approved by the government. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reported yesterday that the process was “intense” but she is happy that it is nearing completion. In keeping

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Ministry pushes for return to CAT-1 aviation safety

Minister of Transportation Romeo Pantophlet (third from left) with officials from St. Maarten’s Aviation Department and IASO. Photo contributedSt. Maarten - In its ongoing attempts to bring the Civil Aviation Department back to Category I status, M

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Deadline for St. Maarten road tax remains February 28

St. Maarten - “Stipulated in the law is that the February 28 is the deadline for paying road tax. Please budget and keep this in mind. On one hand we are making the process of payment easier and on the other hand the enforcement will be stricter,

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Hunt: Hoteliers ought to focus on mid-week travel

Bernard Hunt. Photo Today / Andrew BishopMAHO BAY, St. Maarten - The Tourism authorities and hoteliers who attended the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Conference were advised to focus on the mid-week travel instead of weekend travel, sai

French St. Martin News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Loterie Farm: A day in paradise

The new natural pool at Loterie Farm. Photo Today/Daphne Stuut RAMBAUD, St. Martin - What used be a well-kept secret, is now a well-known piece of paradise; Loterie Farm. Loterie Farm is a 135 acres private nature reserve, hidden on the hills o

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Two women sentenced for fighting pregnant adversary

St. Maarten– An encounter between Aisha Latoya Londie van Putten, her friend Esmeralda Clarine Arrindell and a women with whom van Putten still had a score to settle, ended in an ordinary street fight in front of the Tropicana Casino in Simpson Bay

Uncategorized - Posted on January 31, 2013

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St. Maarten prepares to assess Antillean companies

St. Maarten - An initiative for a strategic plan for several government owned companies that St. Maarten is a co-shareholder in, has found approval in the Council of Ministers. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams put forward the propo

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on January 31, 2013

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Sol Antilles shows appreciation

St. Maarten - Several employees of Sol Antilles were recognized for their commitment and dedication to the company at an event at Rancho Restaurant in Simpson Bay on Saturday evening.  During the event Sol regional manager David Antrobus, Alfred Car

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