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St. Maarten News - Posted on October 15, 2012

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Preliminary results Census 2011 – Thirty percent population was born in St. Maarten

St. Maarten – A mere 63.7 percent of people living in St. Maarten have the Dutch nationality. The top five of other nationalities after Dutch are Haitian (6.7 percent), Dominicano (5.7), Jamaican (5.4), Guyanese (3.8) and Dominican (2.9). There are

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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PM in Lloyd Richardson show: “Full independence a natural evolution”

St. Maarten - “I think full independence is a natural evolution of our people. Where we are today is definitely not the final stage,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a radio interview with Lloyd Richardson. “However, we must realiz

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Early morning fire destroys barber shop

St. Maarten - Nothing was saved in the D-Guebo barber shop after an early morning fire swept through one of the lower sections of the Cat’s Complex at #88 Illidge Road shortly after 3.00 a.m. yesterday morning. The families that were affected th

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Gaston Boasman Help Desk opens – One stop shop for seniors and disabled

St. Maarten - The fourth Community Help Desk to bring government services to the people was opened yesterday afternoon in Hope Estate. Officially named the Gaston Boasman Help Desk for the Elderly and Disabled, the facility is distinctively different

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Spies enlightens parliament; Schotte speaks of witch hunt – Italy refused to give Corallo statement of good behavior

THE HAGUE / WILLEMSTAD – Ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte lashed out at media about reports that he has ties with the Italian mafia, and that he attempted to get an statement about the behavior of Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco

Opinion - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Opinion: Proud young country

As a proud young country we should be celebrating constitution day. Right? The first time, back in 2011, the day was described as a funeral by former Minister Franklin Meyers. This time, no such heavy words came out of anybody’s mouth, so in its

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Training for implementation mortality coding system

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Public Health Department (PHD), a policy making body of the Public Health Ministry, organized a meeting recently to sensitize stakeholders on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding. PHD and Co

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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King-murder suspect in pre-trial detention

St. Maarten – The second suspect in the September 21 murders of Michael and Thelma King, Jeremiah C.M. appeared before the judge of instruction yesterday. The judge ordered the suspect’s pretrial detention for eight days. The prosecutor’s o

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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St Maarten police poised to take top title

St. Maarten - After ten days of competition with police forces from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Holland, Suriname the Coast Guard and the host team St Maarten, the latter has dominated so far and there are still three more competitions to go. After t

Opinion - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Opinion: Slowly to hell

Let’s get back to that story about the new government administration building. It is not new anymore of course, because by now it has been standing forlorn on Pond Island waiting for  things that will never happen. Something’s gotta give of c

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Trio bought electronics with stolen credit card – Ageing fraudster could be sent 4 years to jail

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Tineke Kamps demanded 48 months imprisonment against Alfredo Barossi F. and 24 months against Andrea C.-C. and Gabriella Maria B. for defrauding two electronics stores and one car rental company for more than $12,000

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Martin Luther King staff goes pink on Fridays

St. Maarten – The staff of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School invited the Positive Foundation to give a special presentation in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. Stuart Johnson, school manager stated, “Our invitation was qu

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Open house at hospital tomorrow

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) organizes an Open House tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second Open House is planned for Saturday November 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the central patio of the hospital staff from th

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Gunman arrested after Pond Island shooting

St. Maarten – Police arrested S.B.L. yesterday afternoon as a suspect in the shooting of a man on Wednesday evening on Pond Island in the vicinity of the Rock Salt Drive. Police received a call about the shooting around 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday. B

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Elshot seeks re-election

St. Maarten - President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot will be postulating for the upcoming elections of her union that are expected to be held soon. Prior to these elections she will be meeting with her members to advise them o

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Bad weather ahead due to tropical wave

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Department of Disaster Management says the peak of the hurricane season has passed, but residents should still remain vigilant until the end of the season. The season so far has seen 15 named tropical storms. Nadine bec

Editorial - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Editorial: Witch hunt

MFK-leader Gerrit Schotte accuses the media of a witch hunt, but so far we have not been able to detect any mistakes in the reports about the former prime minister’s attempts to obtain a statement of good behavior for Atlantis World Group and BPlus

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Doodnauth expresses confidence ahead of crucial game

St. Maarten - Going up against any team in the Leewards, Antigua & Barbuda have always been rated at the crowd favorites having won the most championship titles at any form of the game, but despite the fact that St Maarten has only defeated them

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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MPC hosts study financing meeting

St. Maarten - An information session to provide information about study financing and studying abroad will be held next Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Milton Peters College. All parents and guardians of exam class students are asked to att

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Cable-TV expands internet service

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV announced yesterday that the CableNet upgrade continues, with additional areas that can now receive high-speed internet service. The purpose of this upgrade is to improve the reliability and quality of service for C

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Eleven nominees for Crystal Pineapple

St. Maarten – So far eleven candidates have been nominated for the Crystal Pineapple Awards that will be issued during a gala evening on November 30. Tadzio Bervoets’ Nature Foundation and Mercedes de Windt’s Dolphin Defenders have been nomi

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Union concerned about children unable to find a place in school

GREAT BAY—With St. Maarten celebrating two years as a country within the Netherlands there should be a structure in place for the training of all teachers, said the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot. “We should be abl

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Pink Phit Phabulous walk Sunday

St. Maarten - The third annual Pink Phit Phabulous walk is set to take place this Sunday with the assembly point at Divico, Colebay from 5:30 am. The theme for this year’s event is Walk n Splash as organized by the Elektralytes Foundation and th

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Belly dancing class at John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – The Motiance Dance school will start will belly dancing classes on Tuesday at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall Road. Classes will be given by Okama Ekpe Brook a teacher who was born in Ekori, Nigeria, and recently moved to St.

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 12, 2012

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Teenager sent to jail for lighter-gun robbery

GREAT BAY – For an attempt to rob a man on the boardwalk on July 15 of his gold necklace, 18-year old Geoffrey Romeo Orlando Brooks was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment. Of the sentence, 16 months are suspended and when Brooks comes out of priso

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Ecumenical service for Constitution Day “As for gay marriage, don’t even try to touch that”

GREAT BAY - Political leaders were warned not to desecrate the memory of our forefathers by enacting legislation that would legalize gay marriage and abortion by Pastor James Young at Wednesday’s ecumenical service to mark Constitution Day. With

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Developer wants government to finish administration building – $9.1 million down the drain

St. Maarten – By the end of this year tax payers in St. Maarten will have forked over $9.1 million in rent for the government administration building on Pond Island, but so far no civil servant has ever worked there. Developer RGM has had enough of

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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No celebration: robber sentenced to 48 months

GREAT BAY – There was little reason to celebrate for Gleivon Daniel Colastica in the Court in First Instance yesterday. On his 23rd birthday, September 19, the prosecution demanded 5 years imprisonment against him for two robberies and yesterday Ju

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Parliament marks second Constitution Day PM: “Economy too fragile to clamp down hard on businesses”

St. Maarten – Constitution Day is arguably one of the most significant events on the calendar but five members of parliament apparently had something better to do yesterday when the parliament convened to mark the second anniversary of country St.

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Corallo strikes back: clean record at two ministries

GREAT BAY – Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco Corallo has hit back with a vengeance at publications suggesting that he is a prominent member if the Sicilian mafia and that he was involved in the drugs trade. Corallo, who is on the Inte

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police parade on second anniversary

GREAT BAY – The police force celebrated its second anniversary on Constitution Day; it coincided with the Police sports week that brought members of police forces from elsewhere in the Kingdom to the island as well. Today photographer Milton Pieter

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police honors Marsdin and Elisabeth

GREAT BAY- Two deceased officers of the St.Maarten police force, Chief Inspector Alfred Churchill Marsdin and Detective Anthony Chicky Elizabeth were honored yesterday morning during a church service held to observe Police Week 2012. President of

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Selectors make two changes to cricket squad

St. Maarten - In their effort to maximize their positions when they go up against Antigua in the second semi final match of the Nagico/LICA T-20 competition, two fast bowlers will be added to the team. Marlon Brutus and Kenroy David will be replac

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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For ill-treatment of the wrong schoolboys: Cab driver keeps her license and gets community service

St. Maarten – There was a large fan base in court for Wulkiria Liesje Gumbs and Angel Esmil Rodriguez yesterday morning and they had both reasons for a sigh of relief and for shedding some tears over the court ruling they had come to witness. Gu

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police get second anniversary blessing

GREAT BAY- An estimated 250 law enforcement officials representing the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, the BES Islands and Suriname are in St. Maarten to join with their local counterparts in celebrating Police Week and the second anniversary of the Pol

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