St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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King murder-suspect confesses

St. Maarten – Suspect M.K.J confessed yesterday to his involvement in the violent murders of Michael and Thelma King on September 21 in Cupecoy, the prosecutor’s office stated in a press release issued yesterday morning. K. also confessed to the

Editorial - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Editorial: World Animals Day

There is hardly a day or a month in the calendar that is not dedicated to a cause. This month’s cause is breast cancer awareness. But within this month the United Nations has marked fifteen commemorative days, that’s one every other day of the mo

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Parents urged to pay school meal tickets

MARIGOT, St. Martin - The Collectivité de St. Martin is appealing to the parents to contribute to the meals program that affords all children to have a meal at school on a daily basis. The Collectivité is presently providing some 4,500 meals to the

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Tuitt: No payments have been made to Taxand

St. Maarten – “No payments have been made to Taxand since I took office,” Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing, answering questions from this newspaper about rumors that the ministry had paid

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Government expects to earn back its investment in Tempo project

St. Maarten – The Finance Ministry expects to earn back the $400,000 it will invest in the Tempo Turns 7 project, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “There has been a lot of talk on the road a

Opinion - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Opinion: World Animal Day

World Animal Day is based on the life of the Saint Franciscus van Assisi, who was born in 1182 in Italy, as the son of a rich merchant. As Franciscus became older, he encountered many problems in his life, he became seriously ill and was also in j

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Observe 10-10-10, Minister Jacobs urges

St. Maarten - Next Wednesday, October 10 will not be a public holiday for the celebration of the country’s second anniversary but can still be observed by citizens in an informal manner. Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs made this announcement

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: The criminal loving lunatic left

The pro-criminal anti-gun, anti-self-defense senseless comments of some in the liberal media never ceases the amaze me. In response to a recent letter by Leopold James entitled “Kneejerk” The editor of the Today noted that “the link between imm

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Spencer appeal Lloyd-murder postponed until January 2013

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed the appeal of Anthony Ray Spencer against his 20-year sentence for murder of Christian Lloyd until January 30 of next year. Spencer appeared in court yesterday afternoon with his attorney mr. Cor

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams returns

St. Maarten - Veteran broadcaster Eddie Williams will be back on the air reading the newspapers and giving commentary on 99.9 Break FM (formerly Radio Soualiga) starting this Friday at 7:15 a.m. Williams took a sabbatical from radio earlier this year

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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World Teachers’ Day opportunity to highlight challenges – Jacobs

St. Maarten -On Friday, St.Maarten will join the rest of the world in celebration World Teachers’ Day. The theme for this year’s commemoration is Taking a Stand for Teachers. “The international day is an opportunity to highlight the challenges

French St. Martin News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Richardson initiates study into gasoline taxes

MARIGOT - The €18 million that the Collectivité received recently from France is a cash advance on the projected taxes for six years without any interest added to the principal amount, President Alain Richardson said. These funds are part of an ar

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Payments to government suppliers are underway

St. Maarten – Suppliers with outstanding invoices with the government may expect payment soon, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing. “Last week I ordered to break open CDs for between 8 and 15 mi

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Man shoots girlfriend and flees

St. Maarten – Yesterday morning around 9.25 a.m. a woman got injured in a shooting incident at her home on the A.T. Illidge Road in the vicinity of Richardson drive in Dutch Quarter. The victim, I.M. was shot by her boyfriend S.M. in her right thig

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 4, 2012

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Samuel finds Dutch interest in development medical center

St. Maarten – The Dutch are interested in participating in the development of the St. Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC), however, they need to hear first what St. Maarten’s objectives are for the future of the facility, says President of Parliament,

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Par stands to lose half its seats – Survey: Schotte and Wiels stable in election forecast

Curacao – Gerrit Schotte’s MFK and Helmin Wiels’ Pueblo Soberano will win the same number of seats in the October 19 elections as in 2010, but their coalition with the MAN will fall one seat short of a majority. That is the outcome of a survey

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Navy commander Borsboom visits St. Maarten on Friday

St. Maarten – Vice-Admiral Mathieu Borsboom, the commander of the Dutch navy visits St. Maarten on Friday. He will meet with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, and pay a visit to the port and to the Coast Guard Support center in Simpson Bay. Bo

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Little Miss St. Martin pageants meet

The contestants in the Little Miss St. Martin pageant and their parents and chaperones met with pageant director Nzinga Lake for an informative meeting in preparation for the event that is scheduled for Sunday November 4. Last year’s winner Kiara M

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Tomorrow evening at University – Lecture on the lost Jews of St. Maarten

St. Maarten - The University of St. Martin and the Philipsburg Jubilee Library host a lecture on “The Lost Jews of St. Maarten”, presented by Dana Cohen Sprott tomorrow. The lecture begins at 6.30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Entry is free. This

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Beach cleanup volunteers robbed

St. Maarten – Students of St. Dominic High School who went with St. Maarten Pride’s President Jadira Veen to clean up Guana Bay Point yesterday morning got a raw reward for their efforts: when they came back to Veen’s truck after the cleanup, b

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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WIB-customer wins a lot of Fun Miles

St. Maarten – Ermine Tweed became the winner of 25,000 Fun Miles in an action organized by the Windward Islands Bank together with Fun Miles. The winner received her miles from fun Miles SXM account manager Agnetha Huijting at the WIB branch on Bus

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Rozier takes bribery-accusers to court

Curacao — During a live interview on TV, independent parliamentarian Dean Rozier announced summary proceedings against MFK-members Pik Pisas, Monique Felida and Rudney Garmers, who accused him of bribery. As proof he presented an email between him

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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“Promoting awareness brings confidence to the disabled”

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs attended on Saturday evening the fundraising gala dinner of the Be Able Committee under the auspices of Top Promotion Foundation. The dinner is a first

Opinion - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Opinion: Oops II: the whole-wheat discussion is heating up

Bakker Menno ‘t Hoen started something with his op-ed in the Volkskrant about what one could call the dark side of whole-wheat bread (see Today’s opinion page of October 2: Oops: whole-wheat bread is not healthy at all). At the respectable NRCHa

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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MP James demands answers from Minister Duncan – Gun permit Romain Laville at center of sixteen questions

St. Maarten – Did Justice Minister Roland Duncan answer questions UP-MP Jules James posed to him or did he not? That is the question to which James would like to get an answer. At the opening of the parliamentary year, James asked the minister wha

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Voges asks Europe to consider St. Maarten’s vulnerabilities

St. Maarten - During the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union conference held last week in Greenland Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges stressed St. Maarten’s role as a new country within the constellation and the steps gove

Opinion - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Opinion: What a wonderful world

If you want to be a country you have to embrace everybody who lives there this is easier said than done, at least for some who may think that this is “their” country and that others should dance to their tune. I was born in the Netherlands, in a

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Doodnauth to spearhead national team

St. Maarten -A fourteen man squad led by Romain Doodnauth will be expected to hit the ground at a running pace when it goes up against archrivals Anguilla in three T/20 matches this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Anguilla. The 29-year-old l

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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PM attends gala dinner for disabled awareness week

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the Top Promotions Foundation cocktail evening at the Rock House in Port de Plaisance last weekend. The event was a fundraiser for the Week of Awareness for the disabled that will take place

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Editorial: Guns again

United People’s party MP Jules James is seriously concerned about Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s gun policy. He is a firm opponent of people walking around with guns – especially when those guns are loaded and even more especially when the pe

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Name badges for SZV staff

St. Maarten – Starting this week, all SZV staff will be wearing ID-badges showing their name and position within the organization. “As a growing organization, which aims to provide optimal service to its clients, SZV wants every customer to know

Uncategorized - Posted on October 3, 2012

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Minister Jacobs visits street fair

St. Maarten (DCOMM) –Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Silveria Jacobs attended the Upper Princess Quarter Street Fair last weekend. Minister Jacobs, who was a guest, commended the Upper Princess Quarter Community Council Fe

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 2, 2012

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Lots of police but no suspects on first day of Vesuvius-trial

Two members of the arrest team are on the roof of the Belair Community Center, while colleagues on the ground gather in the shade of a tree. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – The stage was set for the first day of the Vesuvius trial at the Belai

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 2, 2012

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Consultant charged Madrid trip to Finance Ministry – Taxand Partners had fallout

St. Maarten – Peter Muller, a former partner in Taxand Curacao has accused his business partner Judith Brewster of defrauding the company to the tune of 500,000 guilders (almost $280,000). In a position paper that covers the period from April until

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 2, 2012

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Police arrest teenaged suspect in King murders

St. Maarten – Police have arrested a second suspect in the murders of Michael King and Thelma Strickland King. The suspect is 17-year-old J.C.M. He was arrested on the streets in Cole Bay around 3.45 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Investigators consider

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