St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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No celebration: robber sentenced to 48 months

GREAT BAY – There was little reason to celebrate for Gleivon Daniel Colastica in the Court in First Instance yesterday. On his 23rd birthday, September 19, the prosecution demanded 5 years imprisonment against him for two robberies and yesterday Ju

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Parliament marks second Constitution Day PM: “Economy too fragile to clamp down hard on businesses”

St. Maarten – Constitution Day is arguably one of the most significant events on the calendar but five members of parliament apparently had something better to do yesterday when the parliament convened to mark the second anniversary of country St.

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Corallo strikes back: clean record at two ministries

GREAT BAY – Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco Corallo has hit back with a vengeance at publications suggesting that he is a prominent member if the Sicilian mafia and that he was involved in the drugs trade. Corallo, who is on the Inte

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police parade on second anniversary

GREAT BAY – The police force celebrated its second anniversary on Constitution Day; it coincided with the Police sports week that brought members of police forces from elsewhere in the Kingdom to the island as well. Today photographer Milton Pieter

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police honors Marsdin and Elisabeth

GREAT BAY- Two deceased officers of the St.Maarten police force, Chief Inspector Alfred Churchill Marsdin and Detective Anthony Chicky Elizabeth were honored yesterday morning during a church service held to observe Police Week 2012. President of

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Selectors make two changes to cricket squad

St. Maarten - In their effort to maximize their positions when they go up against Antigua in the second semi final match of the Nagico/LICA T-20 competition, two fast bowlers will be added to the team. Marlon Brutus and Kenroy David will be replac

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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For ill-treatment of the wrong schoolboys: Cab driver keeps her license and gets community service

St. Maarten – There was a large fan base in court for Wulkiria Liesje Gumbs and Angel Esmil Rodriguez yesterday morning and they had both reasons for a sigh of relief and for shedding some tears over the court ruling they had come to witness. Gu

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Police get second anniversary blessing

GREAT BAY- An estimated 250 law enforcement officials representing the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, the BES Islands and Suriname are in St. Maarten to join with their local counterparts in celebrating Police Week and the second anniversary of the Pol

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Family movie night at the library

GREAT BAY - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in honor of the remarkable life of Anne Frank will hold a family movie night every Thursday this month, starting at 5:30 p,m. The movies will speak of the Anne Frank experience or take place during WWII. 

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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De Witte paints rosy picture of police crime fighting capabilities

St. Maarten - “In 2011 to 2012 practically all of the homicides committed on the island were solved. This is accomplishment the whole police force can be proud of,” Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte said yesterday to resounding applause

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Voice of St. Maarten turns pink

GREAT BAY- Staff of radio station the Voice of St. Maarten PJD2 and PJD3 signaled their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink clothing and launching a series of public service announcement from now until the end of the month to encourag

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Flamingo gets 10 months for fight over stolen bike

GREAT BAY – The three men who went to the projects on July 2 to reclaim a stolen motorbike and ended up in a fight whereby machetes, rocks and pieces of wood were used as the weapons of choice were sentenced to between 7 and 10 months imprisonment

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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Cell phone robber gets 30 months

GREAT BAY – The Court in First Instance sentenced Michael-Angelo Labega to 30 months imprisonment yesterday for fencing a Blackberry in the fall of last year and for robbing two people of their cell phones on June 18. Of the sentence, 12 months are

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 11, 2012

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SCDF mourns the loss of former president Karl – Tall Boy – Arndell

GREAT BAY - President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) Mike Granger said the foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of its former president Karl “Tall Boy” Arndell yesterday. “He was so close to many us,” Grange

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Fire Prevention Week begins Monday

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Fire Department and the Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters Foundation unveiled it 2012 plan for fire prevention week yesterday morning. Speaking at the fire and ambulance building in Cay Hill, Fire Prevention, P

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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“Corallo important person in Sicilian mafia” Schotte linked to Italian mafia

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – The Antilliaans Dagblad quoted yesterday from correspondence that established a link between ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and the now fugitive Atlantis World Group and BPlus owner Francesco Corallo. In May 2011 S

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Court decides on Tuesday on hospital’s supervision

GREAT BAY – Next week Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Court in First Instance will rule on an administrative appeal by the St. Maarten Medical Center against a decision by the Healthcare Inspectorate to place the hospital under stricter supervision. The hosp

Opinion - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Opinion: Vote-buying

Hmm, elections are coming and Curacao is like a war zone. Violence and juvenile actions aside, there is another concern and it’s about vote-buying. Voters usually have to prove that they vote for their candidate with a picture of their ballot. Cell

Opinion - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Opinion: American Airlines

Tom Stieghorst writes in the cruise industry newsletter about trouble with American Airlines. “Recently, I took a family member to Miami International Airport to catch an American Airlines flight. After six hours they were still waiting to board

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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St. Maarten Zoo joins protests against drag racing strip

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Zoo , following the path of other concerned foundations, submitted its formal objections to the Council of Ministers to the filling in of the Great Salt Pond for a drag racing strip to be located near the zoo. In its le

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Breast cancer event at John Larmonie Center

St. Maarten – Bellas’s Fitness Coaching and the Positive Foundation organize an outdoor breast cancer presentation combined with a zumbaton at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall Road on Friday. The event begins at 6.30 p.m. and includes poe

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Another closed door meeting

GREAT BAY - The permanent committee of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications, will meet in a closed door session tomorrow at 10 a.m. The agenda is related to a presentation by Van Geel concerning his involvement in a pro

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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UTS contributes to Police Week

St. Maarten - UTS contributed to the Police Week, organized by the Police Sports Organization by making a donation of $5,000 to the organization. The funds will go towards the various activities that were scheduled from the 2nd of October until the 1

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Opinion: US Presidential blues

For some voters, November 6 could be the end of the world if “the other guy”—not-enough-jobs-creator President Barack Obama or out-of-touch-plutocrat Mitt Romney—wins the White House. And they could end up in St. Maarten on a free ticket.

Editorial - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Editorial: Aura of integrity

Things are not looking better for ousted Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in Curacao. Not that there is anything new about his ties with Atlantis World Group boss Francesco Corallo, but the fact that the latter has now been put on display through corres

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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New chapter in Central Bank saga – Commissioners in Curacao drop confidence in Tromp

GREAT BAY / WILLEMSTAD – The three Curacaolenean members of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Bank informed the Councils of Ministers of Curacao and St. Maarten on September 12 that they no longer have confidence in the bank’s President d

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Samuel congratulates police force

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulates the police force on Police Day, and commends them for the courage and dedication in protecting the community they serve. Samuel said that then officers that are policing 24

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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St. Maarten gets more time for international health regulations

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Public Health Department (PHD) organized a meeting recently with government departments and stakeholders about the International Health Regulations (IHR). The department is tasked with policy development at the Public Heal

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Samuel congratulates SXM with country status anniversary

St. Maarten - President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulated the nation on its second anniversary of country status in a press release issued last night. Samuel said that 10-10-10 represented a turning point and was a new beginning for

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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World Mental Health Day – Depression meets an all-time high

St. Maarten- Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Mental Health Day as introduced by the World Health Organization.  With the theme being Depression: A Global Crisis organizations like the Mental Health Foundation are commemorating the advancem

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Government warns: make healthy snacks for kids

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Nutrition related health problems in children are increasingly significant causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The problem of overweight and obesity have rea

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Educational film festival at University begins tomorrow

St. Maarten – The Love of Kids Foundation presents its 5th annual educational film festival starting tomorrow at the University of St Martin. This premier evening will include a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 7 p.m. where visitors can mingl

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Road closures for Police Week today

St. Maarten - In connection with the celebration of Police Week the following roads will be closed today between 06.00 a.m. and 01.00 p.m. Front street from Sea Palace to Emmaplein; Back street from Ch. Voges street toHensy Boujon street; School stee

St. Maarten News - Posted on October 10, 2012

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Permit required for importing Xmas trees

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Wholesalers and retailers who want to import Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season should request their permit early and make sure that the trees have been treated in the exporting country. A permit is required fo

Uncategorized - Posted on October 9, 2012

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Literacy priority in policy Education Ministry

St. Maarten - The central committee meeting called by the United People’s party (UP) faction on September 26 for education minister to explain her present educational policy and the policy on youth and sports ended with more questions than answers

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