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Soft-drug dealer gets light sentence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Orlando Lucas Hellemun to a 4-month suspended prison sentence and 60 hours of community service for dealing in marijuana between January 1 and November 19 of last year. The 27-year-old defendant w

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 10, 2013

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St. Maarten Work permits now issued in English

St. Maarten - Yesterday the Ministry of Labor began issuing employment permits in English. Work permits, as they as commonly called have always been issued in Dutch, which according to the Constitution is one of the two official languages for the cou

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 10, 2013

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Department researches elderly

St. Maarten – The Minister of Public Health Cornelius De Weever has commissioned a research to look into the living situation and conditions of the elderly on St. Maarten and is asking all those persons that are part of the survey to cooperate with

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 10, 2013

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Damian Marley performs at St. Maarten Carnival

St. Maarten – Veteran promoter Clarence Derby and CD Entertainment has secured the reggae night for Carnival 2013 and will stage what Derby has dubbed, even at this early stage, the biggest show of St. Maarten Carnival 2013. Derby, known for his

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Governing program-launch set for next week Wednesday

St. Maarten – The government will present its governing program next week Wednesday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said in a press statement yesterday. Originally it was scheduled for today, but the event was postponed due to the absence

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Large part of the work force not part of a labor union: Elshot and Thompson urge workers to get unionized

St. Maarten – An estimated 35 percent of the work force in St. Maarten is not unionized, Theophilus Thompson, president of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (Wiclu) said yesterday. “I have no specific current data on the level of union

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Minister Duncan: “What I said is the truth” Bar Association did react to draft ordinance

St. Maarten – An apparent misunderstanding has led the dean of the Bar Association, mr. Remco Stomp, to tell this newspaper that it had not received a concept of the draft attorneys ordinance from Justice Minister Roland Duncan. But correspondence

Opinion - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Reader’s Opinion: Added value

In my weekly cartoon in the “Weekender” I show Leopold James and Miguel Arrindell as my men of the year 2012. Let me explain why. Although I do not always agree with their ideas, I admire their idealism and their never ending fight to realize the

Editorial - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Editorial: Unionism

When the going gets tough people usually seek refuge somewhere. In times of war churches are always full, but when peace gets in the way, many of these fugitives quickly find better things to do. Against this background it is amazing to learn that th

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Apology

Now that the dean of the Bar Association has clarified that his reply to our request for a reaction to the draft national ordinance for the legal profession (the Advocatenlandsverordening) was based on a misunderstanding it is also clear that Justice

Opinion - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Reader’s Letter: Governing program(s)

I am very curious to see and read the new governing program or programs of the National Alliance-led coalition government. Our Prime  Minister said on a PJD2 radio program that they change the date of the  launch, because the idea is for each Minis

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Invitations not needed for meet and greet on Thursday

St. Maarten – In a reaction to a news report yesterday that an invitation may be needed to attend a meet and greet with Members of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament on Thursday, , President of Parliament drs. Rodolphe Samuel said that everybody

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Mini conference about macroeconomic models

St. Maarten (DCOMM)—The department of Economy, Transportation and Telecommunication opened its first mini Caribbean conference on macroeconomic analysis and modeling at Divi Little Bay Hotel. The conference’s primary goals are to exchange idea

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Pigs attack man in Nazareth

St. Maarten– A man suffered minor injuries after he was attacked by two wild pigs in the Nazareth area yesterday. The victim, M.A., described the pigs to police as very large and extremely aggressive. The animals were walking close to the Amsterdam

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Airport concessions tender opens

St. Maarten - Expressions of Interest documents became public yesterday on the Princess Juliana International Airport website: http://www.pjiae.com/eoi-docs.html, for the upgrade of the airport’s retail and food and beverage concessions. This phase

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Airport works on dividend policy

St. Maarten – A third party is currently drafting a dividend policy for the Princess Juliana International Airport. The draft is expected to be ready within six months. The airport is recognized as one of the leading income earners on the island.

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Membership Bar Association obligatory in the future

St. Maarten – There are 63 lawyers working in St. Maarten and 40 of them (63.5 percent) are members of the local Bar Association. For Curacao the membership-rate is 84.6 percent 165 out of 195 lawyers), and for Aruba 84.4 percent (81 out of 96). On

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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St. Maarten Carnival launches Carnival 2013 calendar

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation SCDF has launched the 2013 Carnival calendar of events  that take over the entire month of April. Sponsored again by long time partner Scotiabank and boasting its new branding logo and slog

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Tennessee Warbler spotted at Pic Paradis: Epic completes 12 years of bird-monitoring

St. Maarten – Epic’s conservation staff has just completed its twelfth year of island-wide bird monitoring. For each year since 2001 Epic (Environmental Protection in the Caribbean) has surveyed every wetland on the entire island during the winte

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Marine mammal census underway

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is once again conducting its marine mammal monitoring project which will last from January until May. Together with Dolphin Defenders the foundation will conduct a wide scale census of all marine mammals

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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De Weever confirms NHI will start this year

St. Maarten - Public Health, Labour and Social Development Minister Dr. Cornelius de Weever has contradicted statements made by Finance Minister Roland Tuitt , who on Monday said that the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme will not go into effect

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Integrity Bureau and Tourism Authority potential highlights governing program

St. Maarten -Last September Governor Eugene Holiday hinted at some of the government’s plans for this year and made it even clearer that some programs will definitely form part of the governing program. The program is scheduled to be unveiled next

Opinion - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Letter: A bag of rocks for a bag of gold

Those of us that have ever bought timeshare know that just like our government, it’s a Ponzi scheme, and timeshare salesmen are con artists knowingly selling a product that has absolutely no return on investment. Timeshare owners are charged very h

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 9, 2013

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Arrindell on delay Census 2011

St. Maarten – In a press release MP Gracita Arrindell stated her concern about the overdue delay in the release of Census 2011 statistical information to the community. “This information is also very valuable for planning purposes for both public

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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“System is built on more taxes and a 30 million deficit” Tuitt coins Theonomics

St. Maarten – The United People’s party is “very active and vocal, and spreading doom, “Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday morning at his first press conference of the year. Taking aim at UP-leader Theo Heyliger, the minister announ

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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World Resources Institute highlights Marine Park: Coral reefs valued at close to $58 million

St. Maarten - The establishment of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park through the combination of economic and scientific research has been highlighted as one of the few examples of success in the Caribbean Region, according to a report from the World R

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Cft gives negative advice on 2013 draft budget: Government wants to increase tax compliance by 10 percent

St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision Cft has given the government of St. Maarten a negative advice on its draft 2013 budget, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said at a press conference yesterday. However, this advice was given before the

Editorial - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Editorial: Tight corner

Financially the country remains in a tight corner, or so it appears from the frank information Finance Minister Roland Tuitt gave during his press conference yesterday. The financial supervisor Cft has given a negative advice on the draft 2013 budget

Opinion - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Allah

Allah has become a brand and not everybody is thrilled about the idea. Teun Castelein, a 32-year old artist from Amsterdam is the subject of anger among Islamic organizations after he submitted the name Allah as a brand at the Benelux Trademark Burea

Opinion - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Letter: Contract abuse

Is the use of the 6-month contract really being abused? If yes, by whom? But most importantly, if yes, how do we, immediately, eliminate such abuse? Before we can continue we must first understand what a contract really is, which is quite simple: A c

Opinion - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Rule of thumb

Standup comedians are constantly exploring the limits of their territory. What is funny and what is not? A good rule of thumb is this one: everything is funny as long as it happens to somebody else. The master of politically incorrect jokes is wit

Opinion - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Theo

Ai ai ai: the leader of the United People’s party will now go down in history as the politician who founded Theonomics, a rather brilliant term Finance Minister Roland Tuitt dreamt up during the Christmas holidays. Theonomics now stands for budg

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Amfo-funding ends: NGO’s on the ropes

St. Maarten – Without continued financing from the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo – or from alternative sources – the majority of the sixteen NGO-projects in St. Maarten would have to reduce their current activities to 30 percent. “

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Grabowski presents Luther King lecture

St. Maarten – Eugene Grabowski will present the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lecture next week Tuesday at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library under the title “St. Martin culture from an American perspective. The Conscious Lyrics Foundation

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2013

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Pensioners received cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten – The cost of living adjustment has been paid at the end of last year to pensioners, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday. For employees at the Coast Guard, the payment hinges on a technical detail. The ministry needs to reach a

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