Editorial - Posted on May 29, 2012

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Editorial: Thirty years

Maybe it comes like too little too late, but we think that the comments from the Bar Association about article 28 the parliament dropped from the new Criminal Code are still worth considering. Our parliament basically wants to lock up lifers and thr

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 29, 2012

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Relationship row leads to fatal stabbing

St. Maarten – O.A. McK says an argument over E.W.’s relationship with T.P.E. is what led to the stabbing incident behind the Baptist Church in Sucker Garden on Saturday. McK surrendered to police shortly after the stabbing on Saturday and 52-year

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 29, 2012

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Ser delegation connects with Dutch counterparts

The delegation of Ser St. Maarten attends a meeting of the Ser Brabant in den Bosch; right of center from left to right; R. Richardson, G. Richardson, E. Gumbs-Vlaun, E. Henriquez-Dijkhoffz, A. Alberts. (Ser photo)GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s So

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 29, 2012

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Seniors want discussion on Tres Rios declaration

GREAT BAY- The St.Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) seeks an audience with the government to discuss the Tres Rios declaration and its significance to the elderly, in particular. The non-governmental organization is hoping to

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 29, 2012

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Dog show in Nature Park on June 10

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation holds its annual dog show on Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Seaside Nature Park with ribbons and trophies awarded based on overall condition and personality. An all-around trophy

French St. Martin commemorates abolishment of slavery

AGREMENT, St. Martin – The French side of our island commemorated yesterday the 164th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in Agrément where the statue of Lady Liberty took center stage. Wreaths were laid by Collectivité President Alain Rich

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Battle in school soccer competition winds down

St. Maarten - After weeks of intense competition, the weaker teams have been eliminated from the school soccer competition, some are still fighting to remain in contention and the battles among the stronger teams have intensified. In one of the q

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Citizens march against drugs

St. Maarten – A small band of concerned citizens marched through St. Peters on Saturday to express their concerns about drug abuse. Participants in this March against Drugs carried placards and banners with texts like Marijuana Kills, Smoking Kills

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Athletes warm up for Boardwalk Triathlon

St. Maarten - Without even knowing exactly who the visiting opponents are, some of the local athletes have been getting in shape to compete in the Boardwalk Triathlon next Sunday. Early yesterday morning, several men and a few women that will be

Opinion - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Charmed senses

Every good deed deserves recognition. As a staunch critic of the PJIAE, my eyes, ears and other perceptive senses were recently charmed by a representative at the airport’s information counter. With only fifty minutes before my flight to New York

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Tearful Brook Tower project leader on trial: “Minister Duncan told me to help everybody”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “You have to help everyone, but this should not be made public. If the press finds out about this it’s every man for himself. He gave me an instruction and I thought: you are the minister of justice, not I. If yo

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Row over relocation convicted inmates to Simpson Bay: Prisoners knock off work and file lawsuit

POINTE BLANCHE, St. Maarten – Inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison went on strike yesterday morning, prison Director Rudsel Ricardo stated in a press release issued yesterday. Prisoners assigned to kitchen duty did not show up for work and the pris

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Graduation ceremony in Maho: American University delivers 125 new doctors

MAHO, St. Maarten - A total of 125 students of the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) took the physician’s oath from the Geneva Convention and were welcomed into the medical fraternity as doctors on Saturday. This paves the way for the new

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Man stabbed to death, attacker surrenders

St. Maarten – A man was stabbed to death on Saturday afternoon behind the Baptist Church in Sucker Garden. Police spokesman Ricardo Henson and Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos both acknowledged the incident, but were unable to confirm the victim’s name

Editorial - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Editorial: Courtroom Drama

The trial of Brooks Tower project leader Evelyn H. offered plenty of courtroom drama yesterday. The career civil servant is looking at a mild sentence but the damage the whole affair has done to her life is devastating. That damage is beyond repair

Opinion - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Brooks Tower fiasco

We’ll make a genuine effort to wrap our mind around the Brooks Tower fiasco. The court case against Evelyn H. yesterday made clear that what should have been a decent solution for the islands illegal residents has turned into an incredible mess. W

Uncategorized - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Stella Simmons attends Anguilla Literary Festival

ANGUILLA - So you want to be a bestselling author? The real deal. That was the topic of keynote speaker Terry McMillan, at the inaugural Anguilla Literary Festival on Friday. The best-selling US author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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St. Martin Book fair opens Thursday at Belair Community Center

St. Maarten – The organization of the tenth annual St. Martin book fair has released its official program. It begins on Thursday evening at eight o’clock with the opening ceremony at the Belair Community Center. Keynote speaker for this event is

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Sara Florian and Max Rippon at St. Martin book fair

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT - The St. Martin Book Fair has always attracted a diverse group of authors, novelists and poets through the years and this year is no exception. With authors hailing from the USA, Italy, Barbados, Singapore and more, attendees wil

Opinion - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Supersized noise

While politicians in St. Maarten as usual have better things to do, the discussion about noise pollution and the damage supersized noise could do to one’s hearing is reaching a critical point. In Aruba, there is already a push for legislation to re

Editorial - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Editorial: Remarkable (Strike at prison)

There are two versions about the reason for the strike at the Pointe Blanche prison and they don’t match. Given the limited communication coming from the prison management, we tend to believe what the attorney for the Inmates Association told this

Opinion - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Opinion: Spelling

Everybody makes mistakes and we here at the Today newspaper are no exception. We’re not asking for forgiveness for every spelling error that slips into the daily columns of Today: we simply make honest efforts to keep them to a minimum. In this c

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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St. Joseph School students visit parliament

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - On Friday morning fifth graders from the St. Joseph Primary School, accompanied by their teacher and a parent, visited the parliament building. Parliament President Gracita Arrindell commended the parent who took time off f

French St. Martin News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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Beach cleanup contractor causes pollution Orient Bay, St. Martin

MOUNT VERNON, St. Martin – The Réserve Naturelle is looking for witnesses to establish who opened the channel from the Etang de Chevrise to the open sea in Orient Bay and caused polluted water to flow through it. However, last Monday the contracto

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 28, 2012

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TelCell presents roaming gift for St. Dominic primary school trip

SOUTH REWARD, St. Maarten – Mobile provider TelCell donated 50 Top-Up cards to St. Dominic Primary school sixth-form students and their chaperons for an unforgettable end-of term Caribbean cruise that kicks off in Puerto Rico next week. The crui

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Cockfighting question blocks approval new criminal code

St. Maarten – The parliament came close to a vote about the new penal code yesterday afternoon but at the last moment DP-MP Roy Marlin threw a spanner in the works when he asked for clarification about an article that deals with cruelty to animals.

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Police seeks information on McDonald’s Drive Thru beating

GREAT BAY- The detective department is calling on the public for information about an unusual crime in which a man was violently attacked and beaten by a group of young men. The victim is hospitalized in critical condition. The incident occurred in

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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No sentence-review after 20 years Duncan: “A life sentence is for life”

GREAT BAY – Justice Minister Duncan’s proposes to take article 28 that gives convicts with a life sentence the right to ask for a review of their sentence after 20 years out of the draft criminal code. But lifers still have a backdoor to early re

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Wescot-Williams cautiously optimistic about developments at Winair

St. Maarten - “Cautiously optimistic,” is how Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams described her feelings about developments at Winair on Wednesday. The PM is the airline’s shareholder representative, a function she also holds for the TelEm Gro

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort cops TripAdvisor award

St. Maarten - The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.com has awarded Pearl Development’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award. On Wednesday the site sent the company a congratulatory message stating that, “Our

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Institutions aim to start MAE program this Fall President lauds rekindling USM-UVI relationship

St. Maarten - The rekindling of the relationship between the University of St. Martin and the University of the Virgin Islands was lauded on Thursday by both USM President Annelies van den Assem and the UVI Vice Provost Dr. Judith W. Edwin. This wa

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Sunfed moves to Back Street office

GREAT BAY- The St.Maarten United Non-governmental Federation (Sunfed) officially inaugurated its new headquarters with a lecture put on by the St.Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association on Wednesday night. The building is located on Back S

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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Methodist school board declines to react to dismissal pregnant teacher

GREAT BAY---The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Agogic Center and Chairman of the School Board Reverend Charles Seaton has indicated that the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot did not “give the facts” of the

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2012

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March against drugs in St. Peters

St. Maarten – The Health and Temperance department of the Seventh Day Adventist church organizes a march against drugs tomorrow in St. Peters. The march begins at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Milton Peters College and ends at the St. Pete

PM attends St. Louis Fete “It it takes a village to defend our culture”

ST. LOUIS/RAMBAUD - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams celebrated the St. Louis Fete with the residents of Rambaud and St. Louis on Sunday. The event featured a formal program including a church service, speeches given by dignitaries of both St. Ma

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