St. Maarten News - Posted on January 25, 2011

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Teachers, civil servants demand full cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten - Civil servants and teachers have unanimously adopted a resolution for a number of issues and demanded that government reply within 24 hours of them taking their decision. The document was presented by the Windward Islands Civil Servants

Editorial - Posted on January 25, 2011

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Civil Servants / Teachers Emergency Meetings

Union Leaders from the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) and the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) have made a very big mistake. They’ve announced they’ll be communication with the Finance Ministry in the

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 25, 2011

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Four Brooks Tower scam suspects remain in custody

St. Maarten – Of the five people who were arrested on Friday during a raid on the Immigration building on Illidge road, four are still in custody. One female employee, identified only by the initial R., was released. All suspects were brought befor

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 25, 2011

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Continued issues with procedure in St. Maarten Parliament

St. Maarten – Procedure continues to be a point of debate in St. Maarten’s parliament and this was exemplified again on Monday when President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell did not give National Alliance faction leader William Marlin the opportu

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 25, 2011

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St. Maarten and Curacao Finance Ministers discuss Central Bank, dollarization

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemeto and his Curacaolenean colleague Jorge Jamaloodin have discussed a transition regulation agreement for the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS). The two Ministers discussed the arrangement at a

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Five in custody for fraud with Brooks Tower documents

Raid on Immigration building and six other locations St. Maarten – Detectives raided the building of the immigration department on Illidge road yesterday morning as well as six houses on different locations, among them reportedly a house in Cole B

Opinion - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Shameful and embarrassing

The temptation to speculate about what went down at the Immigration building on Illidge Road yesterday morning is almost too strong. We know that acting Chief Prosecutor Mr. Mos was on the scene together with police officers. They took Evelyn H., t

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Duncan suspends Brooks Tower implementation again

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has suspended implementation of the Brooks Tower Project again. This second stop on the process to grant people who were residing here illegally a chance to obtain residence permits is due to an ongoing

Editorial - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Health hazard

Fires on the garbage dump are nothing new – they occur all the time. But that does not mean it is okay to let this situation continue. There is probably nobody ready to disagree with this, yet the reality is that we will most likely have to wait u

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Nagico Insurances opens Marigot office

MARIGOT/St. Martin – Insurance provider Nagico was “warmly welcomed” to St. Martin on Friday during the opening of the company’s operations there. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Imran McSood Amjad had announced the opening at t

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Subsidy, accounts key points between SCDF, Culture Minister

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) met with Minister of Culture Rhoda Arrindell recently to apprise her of the preparations for Carnival 2011 as well as the actions undertaken by the foundation to regulate its financ

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Ratification process for Pelican Resort agreement begins

St. Maarten – The process to ratify a new labor agreement for the workers at Pelican Resort has begun. Workers are choosing to bargain collectively through their union – Workers Institute for Organised Labor (WIFOL) – and so no agreement can be

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 22, 2011

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Search on for Secretary-General of St. Maarten Parliament

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell says the search is on for a Secretary-General of Parliament. The process has reached the stage where the Presidium of Parliament has reached the interview/selection process. One of the c

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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St. Maarten Police officers beat up young man needlessly

The police officer on the ground is pounding the young man with his right fist on the head. St. Maarten – “I have to say that these police officers did a fine job, Ilsa Dictus told this newspaper yesterday, but the mother of Rignald Lijfro

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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St. Maarten hit by 5.0 magnitude earth quake

St. Maarten was shaken by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake late Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey puts the epi-centre at 17.220°N, 63.168°W, which is 89 kilometres southwest of St. Maarten. The quake took place at a depth 163.7 kilomet

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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Pelican workers decide own fate tonight

Tense first meeting on new proposal St. Maarten - Staffers at Pelican Resort are being called to a ratification meeting tonight at the Wifol Building. The meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will deal with a labor agreement proposed by the property

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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Pelican Resort debate: Mediator, union, attorney tell parliament to work on labor issues

By Donellis Browne / St. Maarten - Labor Mediator Kenneth Lopes has placed the responsibility for handling the four issues brought to the fore by the current disputes at Pelican in the hands of the Members of Parliament. The matters he highlighted ar

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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Rollocks files complaint over Facebook-abuse

St. Maarten – “Of late someone has been sending messages and accepting friends on a face book page which I have no control over. This person is illegally accessing my private and personal information from my hotmail email address. My privacy is

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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Sewage treatment plant expansion scheduled for completion in 2012

St. Maarten – Fourteen months from now, the expansion of the sewage treatment plant on Illidge Road ought to be completed. That will conclude a process that started twelve years ago, when a design was made for the expansion. Yesterday afternoon, In

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 21, 2011

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Daylight shooting in Cole Bay, St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Police have launched an investigation into a mid-afternoon shooting in Cole Bay on Thursday. A report from the police states that F.B, a man who lives across from Ace Mega Center, was the person shot. Police were called about the sho

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Safety hazards discovered at construction sites

St. Maarten – The Occupational Health & Safety Inspector of the Inspectorate of Health, Social Development & Labour (VSA) has been carrying out spot checks of construction sites to see if contractors are adhering to the occupational health and safe

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Control Unit steps up controls

St. Maarten - Motorists who are continuing to defy simple rules will find themselves paying hefty fines and vehicles towed away now that officers from the Control Unit have resumed their impromptu checks. The department has replaced its light grey sh

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Angela Le Blanc George killed over $1,000

Gambling brother faces 12 years for strangling his diabetic sister St. Maarten – Prosecutor Mr. R. Mud demanded a 12-year prison sentence against Rivière G., 38, for manslaughter on his sister Angela Le Blanc-George on April 22 of last year in

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Extraordinary mediator for Pelican Resort

St. Maarten – Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Sarah Wescot-Williams is considering appointing an extraordinary mediator to break the deadlock between the Workers Institute for Organised Labor (WIFOL) and the owners of

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Government still researching dollarization

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says the discussion on dollarization is still open and the eventual decision will be based on “what exactly it will mean for St. Maarten.” Both the Democratic Party (D.P) and the United People

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Coalition parties vetting governing program

St. Maarten – The first working draft of the governing program has been completed and is being vetted Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. It’s been just over 100 days since the governmen

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Prime Minister waiting for recommendation on new Telem CEO

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says she’s waiting for the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Telem Group of Companies to send her recommendations for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board recommends two p

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 20, 2011

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Prime Minister to sack Winair Board, change management structure

St. Maarten – Prime Minister and Shareholder Representative for Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) Sarah Wescot-Williams has decided to proceed with changing the company’s board and implementing a new management structure. “This

Opinion - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Internet terrorism

Our office had the limited pleasure of receiving Judith Roumou yesterday afternoon. Roumou was upset because she claims we had called her an Internet-terrorist in an opinion piece that appeared on Saturday January 8. Well, not so fast. Upon closer i

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Arrindell reflects on first 100 days of parliament’s operation

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell has called the first 100 days of Parliament’s “a unique opportunity and a challenge” that has taught her to “be strong and stay focused.” The particular circumst

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Opposition leader Marlin questions Blackberry-contract parliamentarians

St. Maarten – The Parliament of St. Maarten has signed a contract with telecom provider UTS that gives all members of parliament a Blackberry plus the possibility to make unlimited phone calls to each other. At a non-disclosed fixed amount per mont

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Former Lt. Governor to chair Pension Fund Board

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto announced Tuesday that former Lt. Governor Franklyn E. Richards has been appointed Chairman of the five member board of directors of the General Pension Fund (APS). Richards, who is also a member of Com

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Parliament discusses Pelican, Ombudsman formation and benefits Thursday

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell announced she’s convening of two Central Committee meetings on Thursday to deal with the issues at Pelican Resort and on the formation plan for the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman’s benef

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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WINAIR Board wants to plead its case, requests cash investments

St. Maarten – Members of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Windward Islands Airways International have not yet tendered their resignations. Chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board Fernando William states doing so would not be good for the

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 19, 2011

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Heyliger, Boekar sign for Dutch Quarter upgrades

St. Maarten – Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, the Environment and Infrastructure Theodore Heyliger and Managing Director of Windward Roads Jan Hendrik Boekar signed a nearly three million guilder agreement on Tuesday, for the latter to buil

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