Uncategorized - Posted on November 25, 2012

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Animal cruelty

Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by humane officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is kno

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2012

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Post pageant, Fraites sorely disappointed

St. Maarten - Still reeling from her win last Saturday night of the Miss St. Maarten Caraibes Hibiscus crown, twenty year old Stephanie Fraites, now feels that her victory is bittersweet. The Dutch Quarter native is expected to represent the island a

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2012

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PM meets fire department and airport

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams met with Fire Department Chief Winston Salomon, Head of Disaster Management Paul Martens and Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Regina Labega on matters regarding the ser

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 25, 2012

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Oasis games training this weekend

GREAT BAY – Training sessions for the Oasis game is currently underway and will continue this weekend at the Dutch Quarter Community Center. Persons interested in becoming a trainer are invited to attend either the session from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2012

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Make time for your kids, Minister Jacobs says

St. Maarten – As part of celebrating the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, and in connection with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs, is calling on parents to make time Saturday to support

Editorial - Posted on November 25, 2012

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Editorial: Happy meatless Sunday

Some people are still processing their Thanksgiving turkey, or maybe even having Thursday’s leftovers for lunch this weekend. And here comes the commemoration of Sadhu Vaswani’s birth date and the call for a meatless day tomorrow. Everything hap

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Young man acquitted of attempted murder

GREAT BAY – Did Angel Miguel R. fire shots at Reyes Ignacio Aureano-Vicente on May 30 of last year or was it his brother Ishmael? That question may never be answered. The Court in First Instance acquitted Angel R. yesterday of attempted murder. At

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Minister Tuitt: “Situation is not really gloomy” Higher turnover tax on alcohol and tobacco

St. Maarten – “The situation is not really gloomy, but it is not where we want it to be.” With those words, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt concluded his presentation yesterday in the central committee about the country’s financial situation.

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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The medical tourism project negotiations in Florida – The Wyvern Hotel: where it all began

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – On March 4 of last year nine people met at the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida. It’s a place where a room cost $148 a night and it is located just across from Port Charlotte, the home town of the Advanced Orth

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Union surveys teachers about vacation allowance

GREAT BAY – Teachers at 23 schools received a resolution from the Windward Islands Teachers Union Witu that details plans to push for an increase in the vacation allowance from 6 to 8 percent. Teachers are asked to return the document with their co

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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St. Maarten can use Kingdom infrastructure regionally

St. Maarten - Recently back from the Ibero-American Summit that was held in Spain from November 14 to 18, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams believes that her participation has further strengthened her position that St. Maarten ought to look at Cen

Opinion - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Louie, we want to know too

Yesterday I read that the "Honorable" Parliamentarian Louie Laveist wants to know "how the people's money is spent". He theatrically stood on the Parliament's expensive Front Street stage and pretended to champion "the people's business". What I want

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Tuitt concerned about Curacao rating

GREAT BAY- Finance Minister Roland Tuitt has expressed concern about the downgrade of Curacao’s financial outlook rating since it could affect St. Maarten. The two countries share a monetary union through the Netherlands Antillean guilder and one C

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Two more gas stations forced to close pumps

St. Maarten - An early inspection by members from the Economic Department resulted in the partial closure of one gas station and the shutdown of a second, the simple but technical reason was that customers were getting more than they paid for. These

Uncategorized - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Plasterk announces possible intervention in Curacao

THE HAGUE – Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk told the Second Chamber that the Kingdom government will intervene if Curacao does not get its finances in order in a hurry. The Kingdom Council of Ministers gave Curacao an instruction to bala

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Supervisory directors approved

St. Maarten - Technocrats of the board for financial supervision Cft and the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) were expected to meet yesterday to discuss matters such as the decree for the CGC. Although questions continue to persist as to whether t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Opinion: Not healthy

We obviously do not have the whole picture (not yet, at least), but we are beginning to understand why Public health Minister de Weever provided the media on Wednesday with just the first page of his Memorandum of Understanding between the government

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Studying in the region

St. Maarten -Thirty three applicants for the studying in the region project have been received by the Ministry of Education but only 18 applicants’ will be awarded scholarships. Dutch development funds of 329 thousand guilders have made the initia

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Motiance brings The Nutcracker

St. Maarten – December 1 will be the opening night of the seventh season of The Nutcracker. This Christmas story directed by Motiance Dance School Director Arlene Halley will also be a fundraising event for the Aids Foundation which commemorates Wo

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 23, 2012

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All set for grass roots cricket tournament

GREAT BAY- Cricket St Maarten Management Team will host its second annual Digicel Grassroots Cricket tournament this Saturday and Sunday for kids between the ages of 5 to 17. Viram Ragubhir and Mohit Hingorani, who came out of the Kiddy Cricket Pro

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Retirees to be honored

St. Maarten - Retired and retiring civil servants will be treated to a special brunch on Sunday by the government. The event is being organized by the General Affairs Ministry to treat people who would have served St. Maarten for thirty years or even

Opinion - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Opinion: Cost reduction

Rather than just looking at increased revenue, which usually means squeezing more money out of already embattled tax payers, MP Roy Marlin made a valid point during yesterday’s Central Committee meeting with Finance Minister Roland Tuitt by calling

Editorial - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Editorial: Complete openness

Citizen Michael Ferrier asks in a letter we publish today on our opinion page a couple of pertinent questions of MP Louie Laveist. We figure that as the president of the Democratic Party and as a citizen with a long history in local politics, Ferrier

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2012

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Marlin wants government to look at cost reduction

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin urged Finance Minister Roland Tuitt yesterday to look at cost-reduction programs, saying that the government is wasting money on mundane items like paper, pens and electricity. “You’ll have cost redu

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Unhappy with reporting about medical center – Minister De Weever tears up copy of Today newspaper

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever went out of his way during yesterday’s press briefing to express his opinion about Today’s reporting about the dispute between the St. Maarten Medical Center and the

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Armed robber sent to jail for seven years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Montell Macdonald yesterday to 7 year imprisonment for three armed robberies and firearm possession. The just 18-year-old defendant robbed the Man Chung supermarket on December 22 of last year; on

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Still no information on Salt Pond filling – PM peeved about Ser-letter

St. Maarten -  The letter that the Social Economic Council (Ser) submitted to the Council of Ministers on October 15 requesting more information on the proposed filling of a section of the Great Salt Pond to develop a cricket stadium and drag racing

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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St. Maarten Government signed letter of intent with American Clinic

St. Maarten – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever made the first page of a Memorandum of Understanding available to the media at yesterday’s press briefing about plans to establish a medical tourism facility. The agreement is between the g

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Statia team faces Hotspurs FC

GREAT BAY- Daniel Halman will spearhead the Hotspurs FC against Ibos, a visiting team from Statia who will be playing two matches here this weekend starting on Saturday at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex at 4.00 p.m. The friendly tournament was o

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Tempo Turns 7 kicks off Sunday

St. Maarten – Sunday the kick-off of Tempo Networks' 7th anniversary will start with a week-long series of events. These events will be held to commemorate the station with major headliners kicking-off the festivities throughout the island. The

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Trial young rapists postponed again

St. Maarten – Two boys who are accused of raping and sexually assaulting their two sisters – one of them just 3 years old – will remain in jail until at least next year March 14 to allow time for psychological and psychiatric evaluation. The bo

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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More lionfish in coastal waters

St. Maarten – An increase of lionfish in the surrounding waters of St. Maarten has been noted by the Nature Foundation. During their regular lionfish sweeps the foundation had noticed the increase of the venomous creatures, particularly around the

Uncategorized - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Aviation experts to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD — At request of the interim-cabinet the Netherlands will offer technical support by sending two aviation experts, who are expected to arrive on Curaçao on November 28th. The two will evaluate the current plan of approach meant to imp

Uncategorized - Posted on November 22, 2012

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MOVEMBER: Awareness for men’s health issues

WILLEMSTAD – Front Shore N.V. is helping raise awareness and funds for men’s health and specifically for prostate cancer during the month November through the internationally known “Movember” movement. Movember was started by a group of fr

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 22, 2012

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Tuitt on finances

St. Maarten – Today at 2 p.m. the central committee will meet with Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt, who will inform Members of Parliament on two points. The first point of the plenary is informing the MPs to the current financial state of St. Maar

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