St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Storm system approaches Caribbean – Forecasters: extremely active hurricane season

A strong tropical wave is on its way; there is a 60 percent chance it will turn into a hurricane within the next 48 hours.St. Maarten – The Caribbean is in for an extremely active hurricane season according to several sources. Jan Gelfand, the

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Preliminary results – St. Maarten Carnival research shows higher attendance

St. Maarten – Preliminary findings of the market research and economic study commissioned by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) show that attendance to all carnival events and hotel occupancy was on average higher across the boa

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Explosion at Gebe Pondfill substation

St. Maarten – On Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m. there was an explosion at the Pondfill Substation next to the Gebe main office. Smoke was coming from the “high voltage switch gear building” on the W J Nisbeth Road. The Police and Fire Depart

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Heyliger concerned about store closure at airport

St. Maarten – United People Party Leader Theo Heyliger expressed his concerns about what is happening with the closure of stores at the Princess Juliana International Airport and what will happen with the employees. According to Heyliger, some o

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Lake discusses issues with Community Council President Sidney de Weever

From left to right: Cabinet Legal Advisor Marieke van Zadelhof, Minister Maurice Lake, Dutch Quarter Community Council President Sidney de Weever, and Chef de Cabinet Veronica Jansen-Webster.  DCOMM PhotoSt. Maarten – Minister of Public Housin

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Minister Lake meets with Gebe shareholders – Assures Gebe jobs are secured

Minister Maurice Lake (2nd from left) meeting with Gebe Shareholder Foundation representatives.  Also in the photo are members of the minister’s cabinet. Photo DCOMMSt. Maarten – The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment a

Editorial - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Editorial: Resources

Kingdom Relations Minister Plasterk has noted that the National Detective Agency in Curacao has completely insufficient resources to perform its tasks. Based on results, the same is true for its sister organization in St. Maarten. Investigations t

Opinion - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Opinion: Infiltrators

Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten has some tough measures in mind. He wants higher prison sentences for corruption in the private sector and he also wants to use criminal infiltrators in police investigations. Both measures warrant our attention, especi

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Gray area in financial supervision law – Cft struggles with disguised loans

St. Maarten – The Board for financial supervision Cft struggles with the limitations the consensus Kingdom law financial supervision imposes on its work. In a letter to Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk dated May 8 that was only recently p

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Sneek accuses Merkman of racism in Statia

STATIA –Ouster Commissioner Koos Sneek accused his nemesis Rueben Merkman in a 12-page letter of outright racism. Outlining the procedure that led to an application by Paula Uil to a position at the personnel department, Sneek wrote that Merkman id

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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94 new Dutch citizens during naturalization ceremony

St. Maarten – 94 new Dutch Citizens, 29 of whom are born on St. Maarten, 55 women and 39 men, took the pledge of allegiance before Governor Eugene Holiday during the naturalization ceremony which took place at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa l

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Registered nurses group graduates

St. Maarten – One day after their examination, 19 nurses took their oath as registered nurses at their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 28. The theme of the ceremony was “Passing the Torch”. Each graduate was escorted in by a pensioner re

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 8, 2013

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Rotary Club Sunrise celebrates Change of Board

St. Maarten –   Rotary Club Sunrise celebrated the successes of the nearly ended Rotary Year 2012-2013 and the installation of the board members for the year 2013-2014. The event took place at the Sonesta Great Bay Resort on Saturday in the prese

Editorial - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Editorial: Through the wallet

As long as there is money to be made in the drugs business ugly crimes like the murder on French Quarter resident Gaston Gumbs will continue to happen. There is a way to tackle this issue from a different angle though: through the wallet. How ofte

Opinion - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Opinion: Rip deal

The November 10, 2012 murder of French Quarter resident Gaston Ambroise Gumbs turns out to be a drugs-related crime. The details that emerged during the trial of the two suspects in this case yesterday morning show that the local cocaine trade on the

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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32 students graduate from All Children Education School

Some of the graduates of the All Children Education School. St. Maarten – Thirty two pupils graduated from All Children’s Education (Ace) Foundation during an inspirational ceremony themed: “Sowing the good seeds to empower change” on Sunday

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Judge Van Veen returns to the Netherlands

[caption id="attachment_23659" align="alignleft" width="250"] Judge Rene van Veen holds up an award he received from the bailiffs at the courthouse. Photo Today / Leo Brown[/caption]St. Maarten – Judge René van Veen bid St, Maarten farewell with a

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Prosecution demands 14 years against two suspects – Mega drug deal behind Gaston Gumbs murder

Stevenson P. enters the courthouse for the Gaston Gumbs murder trial. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – The prosecution demanded yesterday 14 years of imprisonment against Stevenson P. and the escaped suspect Sobiesky Parrondo for the Novemb

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Early bird school bus inspections kick off on Monday

St. Maarten - School Bussing and Taxi Dispatching Inspection Department of Economic Affairs would like to inform school bus owners and drivers that early bird school bus inspections are scheduled to start on Monday till Wednesday known as early inspe

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Physicians report one case of hand, foot and mouth disease

Physicians report one case of hand, foot and mouth disease   St. Maarten – Collective Prevention Services (CPS) that falls under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, says according to its disease surveillance syst

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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The myth of a bloated public sector

By Jason Lista - Is St. Maarten’s government a bloated beast? Is it feasting on the fruits of a small, productive private sector? It’s an issue that is often brought up in public opinion and the general perception is that the government is a hug

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 5, 2013

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Arrindell introduced to new Consul General Chief of Mission

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell during her official visit to Curacao for Flag Day on Tuesday, was introduced to the new U.S. Consul General to Curacao and Chief of Mission to Aruba, BES Islands and St. Maarten James R. Moore

Editorial - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Editorial: Farming

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake has thrown his support behind the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery. It makes of course sense: growing your own food is one way of self-support that has been neglected in St. Maarten for too long.

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Opinion: In absentia

Sobiesky Manuel Parrondo has the right to attend his trial that starts this morning at 9 a.m. at the Court in First Instance in Philipsburg, but chances that he will put in an appearance are zip. Parrondo is a suspect – and not more than that at th

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Credit card fraud punished with 20 months imprisonment

St. Maarten –Stefano Pompei gruffly announced to the Court in first Instance that he does not waive his right to appeal the punishment he received yesterday morning for credit card fraud. After a demand of 24 months by prosecutor Karola van Nie, Ju

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Escaped murder-suspect on trial in absentia

Murder-suspect Sobiesky Parrondo is still on the lam. Photo KPSSSt. Maarten – The Court in First Instance deals this morning with the trail against two suspects in the November 10 murder of Gaston Ambroise Gumbs. The 50-year-old French Quarter-

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Plasterk meets with justice ministry next week

St. Maarten - A consultation between the Minister for Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Dennis Richardson is scheduled to be held next week Thursday. “This is the consultation that takes

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Suspects Middle Region stabbing remain in pre-trial custody

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of Shanieska Alisia B. and Eric Jonathan J. to October 23. The two 17-year-old suspects in the fatal stabbing of Kimberly Illidge on March 23 will remain in pre-trial custody until the t

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Man gets four months for death threats

St. Maarten - This time, Broertje was on the other side of the law. The 43-year-old security guard, who was sentenced to 240 hours of community service last year for firearm possession, and damaging a police car when he attempted to escape a control

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Nature Foundation expresses concern over Mullet Pond area

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation once again expresses concerns regarding the threats to the Mullet Pond Area. Over the past few weeks the foundation has been observing numerous activities, including the removal of Mangroves, at what is the islan

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Teenager gets community service for backpack theft and stabbing

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 16-year-old Dillon Chancellor Wallace to an 8 month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation and 120 hours of community service for robbing a 15-year-old boy of his backpack near the

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 4, 2013

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Trial baby-killing suspect moved to late September

St. Maarten – Dalton Danelle Le B., the 26-year-old suspect in the killing of baby boy Mark Reid Jr. on April 2, appeared briefly in the Court in First Instance yesterday afternoon. At the request of prosecutor Karola van Nie, the court sets a tria

Editorial - Posted on July 3, 2013

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Editorial: Cockfights

No there was no blood in the courtroom yesterday, but the Ombudsman took the opportunity to describe in graphic detail the cruelty that accompanies cockfights. The state brought a counter-argument: eating meat is also cruel to animals. We could not f

Opinion - Posted on July 3, 2013

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Opinion: Constitutional Court

Cynics call it the Bob Wit show but it may all still work out: the Constitutional Court was in session yesterday for the first time in history. With three judges on the bench, the Ombudsman on one side and state attorney Richard Gibson Jr. on the oth

St. Maarten News - Posted on July 3, 2013

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Lake introduces members of his cabinet

From left to right: Rafael Arrindell, Marieke van Zadelhof, Joe Richardson, Tatiana Arrindell, Minister Maurice Lake, Veronica Jansen-Webster and Otmar Jonis.St. Maarten – The Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake says he intends to work at the minist

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