St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Pensioner Pemberton ponders Hurricane Danny’s arrival

  Constancia Eduardo Pemberton in front of her renovated home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Gonzalo in October of last year. Photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten - Constancia Eduardo Pemberton, a resident of Madrid Drive in D

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Schools close for Danny, no newspapers on Monday

St. Maarten – The approach of Hurricane Danny has the island on high alert. Schools will be closed and the two local newspapers have suspended publication for Monday. Today will provide storm-related updates via its website todaysxm.com as long as

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Winair cancels all flights for Monday

  St. Maarten – Winair has canceled all flight for Monday due to the approaching of Hurricane Danny. Tomorrow, the airline will carry out its regular schedule with the exception of the flights to Tortola and Dominica that have been suspend

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Court imposes youth-measure for the first time

  The youth care facility in Cay Bay, the Miss Lalie Center. Photo contributed. St. Maarten – During a court hearing behind closed doors on Wednesday, the Court in First Instance sentenced a 14-year-old suspect to a so-called PIJ-measur

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Gebe closed on Monday

St. Maarten – Utilities company Gebe remains closed on Monday due to the weather conditions. Continuous services will remain operational, the company said in a press release. For emergencies, citizens should call 1 844 432   32 13. After t

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Out-patient clinic SMMC closed on Monday

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Medical Center keeps its out-patient clinic closed on  Monday due to the arrival of Hurricane Danny. All appointments will be rescheduled, the hospital said in a brief press statement. The emergency room and the in-p

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Robbers make big hole in wall of grocery store

  Store owner upset about robbery that took place. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Grocery store Pondfill Food Market, located in the Van Grieken  Building, was robbed Friday morning at about 2 a.m. by bandits who made a large ho

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Small company builds system to collect Sargassum seaweed

  The Sargator, a boat capable of dredging Sargassum seaweed from the water close to the shore, in action in Pétit-Bourg, Guadeloupe. Photo screenshot la1ere.fr St. Maarten – A small company with no more than five employees in Guadeloup

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Row over CID-regulation: Minister demands better cooperation from RST

St. Maarten – Attorney-General Guus Schram informed Justice Minister Dennis Richardson towards the end of June about changes to the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) regulation. The content of this regulation is not public, Norman Serphos, the s

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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“This defendant crossed the limits of decency”: School girl sentenced for vicious fight

St. Maarten – In the end, the tears came from 18-year-old Jameirys Vanessa Rombley, the teenager who got into a brutal fight at the Milton Peters College with a 14-year-old fellow-student on March 23. The Court in First Instance had just sentenced

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Nature Foundation manager Bervoets: “We are concerned about the coming months”

GREAT BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has been researching the effects of the on-going drought conditions the island has been experiencing for the past few months. The foundation researched water level, the number and state of animals and t

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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Bolita denies all responsibility for attack with machete

St. Maarten – Faced with irrefutable evidence, 35-year-old Nathanael Alberto C.A. flat-out denied to the court that he had done anything wrong, like slashing a man with a machete on July 29, 2013. Prosecutor Karola van Nie demanded 4 years of impri

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 24, 2015

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MP Lake questions Cadastre-situation

St. Maarten – Allowing Cadastre-director Clemens Roos to finish his contract on the island before sitting out his sentence is a breach of integrity, United People’s party MP Maurice Lake states in a press release. “Is there one rule of integri

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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$14,700 collected in nine days: Benjamin Foundation receives first donation

  St. Maarten - The Gamali Benjamin Foundation received a first check of $12,400 yesterday at the Island 92 studios in Simpson Bay. Radio personality Jeffrey “Dr. Soc” Sochrin presented the check to the foundation’s representative Pau

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Consultant Archer-Cunningham: Voluntourism offers major opportunities

ST. MAARTEN / NEW YORK - The Caribbean may be missing an important opportunity by not fully tapping into the growing volunteer tourism or "voluntourism" market, according to veteran community development expert and nonprofit advisor Kwayera Archer-

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Dutch newspapers pick up on conflict with chief Bouman

    GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten made headlines in Dutch media yesterday and the news was not all good. “Fifty police officer to Sint Maarten” the headline in the Volkskrant read. Algemeen Dagblad; Police considers politicians St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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SHTA opens nomination for Crystal Pineapple Awards

    St. Maarten - The 10th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards, organized by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, officially opened its nomination period on Monday. This year’s edition will be very special as the SHTA w

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Walter Plantz Square opens in September

The Walter Plantz Square. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten - The Walter Plantz Square project is ready for use and will be fully operational on September 19. The square was to open on August 15 however due to the sudden passing of Police Of

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Prosecutor removed from from Buncamper-case

  Prosecutor Dounia Benammar (pictured here in Cupecoy on her way to the crime scene of the Michael and Thelma King murders in 2012) will replace Gonda van der Wulp (inset) as the lead prosecutor during the Buncamper-trial. Photo Today / Leo Br

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Robbers involved 12-year-old: Limited prison time for Trey Wah robbery

  St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Miguel Obrien Stewart to 4 years of imprisonment yesterday for masterminding and executing an armed robbery on the Trey Wah restaurant in Cole Bay on April 18. Of the sentence, 2 years

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Former MPC security guard found dead

The late Michael Jeffers at Milton Peters College. Photo Contributed St. Maarten -Michael Jeffers was found dead on Tuesday evening at his home at the Coco Plum Road in St. Peters. Jeffers was the former head of security at the islands biggest hi

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 21, 2015

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Nature Foundation relocates dozens of sea turtle eggs

  The relocation of sea turtle eggs in progress. Photo contributed GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation was alerted to a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting on Great Bay Beach early on Monday morning. The turtle had nested i

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Only National Alliance votes against ordinance: Parliament establishes Integrity Chamber

St. Maarten – After everything was said and done yesterday, only the opposition faction of the National Alliance voted against the establishment of the Integrity Chamber. The United People’s party faction, having voiced serious opposition against

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Concerns about functioning supervisory board: Central Bank lawsuit stalls, as judge orders parties to negotiate

St. Maarten – The lawsuit the supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten filed against Emsley Tromp, Alberto Romero and Jerry Hasselmeyer is a solo action of chairman Rennie Maduro and board member Tom Kok, the Antilliaans D

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Mixed emotions as kids head back to school

  The only person that knows what is going through this little boy’s mind is himself, this was just one of the images captured at the MAC School in Betty’s Estate on the first day at school for the new term. Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Seventy ideas to enhance fight against crime: Parliament sends money to justice ministry

  [caption id="attachment_31737" align="alignnone" width="365"] President of Parliament Dr. Lloyd Richardson. Photo contributed[/caption] St. Maarten - The parliament will transfer 300,000 guilders of its travel budget to the Ministry of J

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Dominos Pizza wants “world record” for pizza delivery

St. Maarten – Domino’s Pizza is bent on setting a “world record” by delivering pizzas to eight countries and islands within one hour on Friday. Some of the deliveries will be made by air, some by land, and one by sea. The company will rec

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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Man shot on Front Street

A police officer searches for bullets and other evidence at the crime scene on Sunday evening. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Donavan McCardy (45) arrived at the police station after 8 p.m. on Sunday evening with six gunshot wounds. Polic

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 19, 2015

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MP Marlin-Romeo initiates small claims court proposal

  St. Maarten - Independent MP Leona Marlin-Romeo has requested a meeting to discuss the establishment of a small claims court. Attorney Reynold Groeneveldt has prepared a proposal to this end. Marlin-Romeo supports this initiative that all

Opinion - Posted on August 14, 2015

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The Council of Ministers: Tough talk

The Council of Ministers showed its teeth yesterday during its first press briefing since taking office on December 19 of last year. The gloves were off, and one minister after the other came out swinging with firm statements, some directed at that f

Editorial - Posted on August 14, 2015

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Editorial: Stunning facts of Gerard Bouman visit

Justice Minister Dennis Richardson presented what happened in July during his meeting with Gerard Bouman, the chief of the national police in the Netherlands as a matter of fact. But those facts were stunning. Before the summer, Richardson signed

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 14, 2015

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Bouman persona non grata in St. Maarten: Dutch police chief offends Justice Minister Richardson

  Police Chief Gerard Bouman is no longer welcome at the justice ministry. Photo contributed. St. Maarten – Gerard Bouman, the chief of the national police in the Netherlands is no longer welcome at the ministry of justice in St. Maarten.

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 14, 2015

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Emotional PM Marcel Gumbs: “Don’t destroy our country”: “If you’re suicidal do it; jump off a plane or something”

  The Council of Ministers during yesterday’s press briefing. From left Ministers Connor, Gumbs, Richardson, Hassink and Bourne-Gumbs. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar St. Maarten – It was supposed to be a solemn press briefing by the Counci

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 14, 2015

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Detention of robbery suspects extended: Second suspect identified

St. Maarten - The second suspect in last Wednesdays’ robbery of jewelry store Oro Diamante on Front Street has been identified as 20-year-Jamal L. During this robbery, 23-year-old rapper Kilo Gotti shot and killed police Officer Gamali Benjamin, w

St. Maarten News - Posted on August 14, 2015

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St. Maarten Budget 2016 needs 50-million trimming

  St. Maarten – Finance Minister Martin Hassink repeated at yesterday’s press briefing what he already confirmed last week in a report that appeared last Saturday in this newspaper: the Kingdom Council of Ministers will take a decision a

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