Uncategorized - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Hooker: Shareholders Foundation should take the lead

ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Commissioner Roy Hooker of St. Eustatius believes the Shareholders Foundation for GEBE should be taking the lead on discussions to divide the shares of GEBE and not politicians. The foundation, as the name implies, holds the

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Arrindell, Pantophlet urge attention for Haiti

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell and National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet issued reflections marking the one year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The country’s major infrastruc

Uncategorized - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Overmeer pledges to do “utmost” for Saba and St. Eustatius

ORANJESTAD – Drs. Marleen Overmeer was sworn in as Public Prosecutor for Saba and St. Eustatius in a brief ceremony at Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland on St. Eustatius on Tuesday afternoon. The 41 year old, a graduate of University of Leiden in the

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Court deals with series of violent crimes this week

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance deals today and tomorrow with a series of violent crimes, among them the murder of Christian Lloyd on January 23 of last year, the fatal stabbing of Alexander Radford on October 18 and the vehicular manslau

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Marathon meetings to elect Committee Chairs

St. Maarten – The Chair and Vice-Chairs of the eight permanent committees of parliament will be elected today. There is political agreement between the factions supporting the government on who will chair which committees and the names of all the m

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Courts gives non-Dutch nationals voting rights

ORANJESTAD – A ruling by the Court in First Instance on Bonaire that people legally residing in Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) for five or more years will be allowed to vote in the local elections, has been welcomed by the leader of the Progr

Editorial - Posted on January 12, 2011

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Murder and manslaughter

The Court in First Instance deals with a couple of crimes today and tomorrow that involve murder, manslaughter and a vehicular homicide. It is a sad parade of all the things that go wrong in our community. The stabbing of Alexander Radford will go d

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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Donner to investigate legal aid for Saba, St. Eustatius

St. Maarten - Dutch Minister for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner has agreed to help Saba and St. Eustatius get legal assistance to file an injunction against the implementation of GEBE’s new concession and to finalize the pr

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten Pride files complaint about illegal land reclamation

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Pride Foundation will file a complaint at the Public Prosecutor’s Office next week about the illegal land reclamation in the Great Salt Pond behind the old BBW cement factory on Sucker Garden Road and about the illegal

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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Refused handshake gets hotel worker in trouble

St. Maarten - Neville Mars was touring the media yesterday to tell his story about how a jokingly refused handshake on New Year’s Eve may end his 19-year career as a night supervisor at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino. “This is not

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten governor wants excellence in governance

St. Maarten - Governor Eugene Holiday made excellence in governance the key theme of first New Year’s Address. The speech was delivered to guests at a reception in Café Maximo at Porto Cupecoy. The theme of this year’s speech is grounded in Hol

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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St. Maarten Prime Minister moves to “end the madness” of long lines, waits

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said she pressed both the Justice Ministry and the Labor Ministry to “end the madness” of long lines at both the Immigration and Naturalization Department and the Labor Department. Of late peop

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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Pelican Resort managing director and member of parliament James sees no reason to choose between his two functions

St. Maarten – Jules James, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the United People’s (UP) Party and Managing Director of the new Ownership and Management Company for Pelican Resort, does not see a reason to choose between his two functions. He is repea

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 8, 2011

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Vote-selling investigation in limbo

St. Maarten – The investigation against two police officers and a member of the VKS who are suspected of having sold their vote in the run up to the September 17 elections is in limbo due to capacity problems and due to the fact that the landsreche

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 7, 2011

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US Vice Consul in Philipsburg today

St. Maarten - The vice consul of the United States will be in Philipsburg, St. Maarten this morning until 1pm at the Parliament building for American citizen services. The vice consul will only accept applications for a US passport and applications f

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 7, 2011

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Armed robber arrested

St. Maarten - Police arrested a man on Wednesday after he stole $200 from the Wing Li Supermarket in Middle Region. Residents helped the police catch the thief. The owner and staffer reported the robbery at 11:30am after the man who committed the ro

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 7, 2011

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Police arrest two in high speed chase

St. Maarten - Police arrested two men in a stolen car, with tools for a "break in" on Thursday morning. The arrest was made after police chased the suspected thieves and fired two warning shots, one of which hit the gas tank. Police said teh car was

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 7, 2011

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Parents call for stricter night club controls

St. Maarten - The parents of a child who became ill after drinking too much alcohol has called for tighter controls on minors entering night clubs. They made the call after their child had to be rushed to the hospital. People are allowed to

St. Maarten News - Posted on January 7, 2011

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Are you serving St. Maarten or your business??

St. Maarten - National Alliance has called for Jules James, and others within Parliament and the Council of Ministers, to choose between their function and their secondary positions. He also called for the unions to ?stop talking? and organi

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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Duncan: “We will put our St. Maarten flavor in those laws.”

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan announced Wednesday that revamps to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure will be given a St. Maarten flavor. He’s committed to doing so despite pressure from the Dutch Government to app

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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St. Maarten School Bus raid nets dangerous items

St. Maarten - Afro picks, retractable blades, combs, lighters and smoking paraphernalia were among the items confiscated by police in Wednesday morning’s impromptu search of school buses. Wednesday’s search comes days after a similar exercise an

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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St. Maarten Labor Minister to receive work/residence permit amendments Friday

St. Maarten – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Maria Buncamper-Molanus expects to receive the first draft of amendments to the policy on the employment of foreign nationals on Friday. The changes focus on criteria like the ag

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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Drug smugglers may escape justice due to disputed police report

St. Maarten – The trial against two brothers and two accomplices allegedly involved in transporting 600 kilos of cocaine from St. Maarten to the Netherlands might come to nothing if the Public Prosecutor’s Office declares itself inadmissible in t

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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Three designated dispatchers for Ambulance Department

St. Maarten - The Council of Ministers appointed three dispatchers for the St. Maarten Ambulance Department during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Maria Buncamper Molanus did the ann

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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Eco-Green established three days before multi-million dollar deal

St. Maarten – Eco-Green N.V., the company that bought the economic ownership of a piece of land Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius held in long lease on Pond Island, was registered at the Chamber of Commerce on December 16, 2

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 9, 2010

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Convicted fraudster, forger named Labor Mediator

St. Maarten – Convicted fraudster and forger Derrick Holiday has been appointed Labor Mediator. The former St. Maarten Chief Commissioner of Police will work along side the current mediator Kenneth Lopes, who will stand down in April 2011. Both men

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 2, 2010

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St. Maarten Cabinet learns from Meyer’s mistake

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers have gotten a lesson in how far they can go when it comes to issuing a Ministerial Decree. They’re learning from an error made specifically by Minister of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Transport & Telecommuni

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 2, 2010

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St. Maarten Prosecutor’s Office dropped record number of cases in 2009

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office in St. Maarten dismissed a record 36.9 percent of the criminal cases it registered last year. Out of 1,079 cases, the office dropped 397, 66 more than it dismissed in 2008. In 2007 the number of droppe

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 2, 2010

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Cocaine go-between sentenced to 3 years for old drugs case

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced Curacaolenean Urvin Ignatius Pieternella yesterday to 3 years imprisonment for setting up a drug deal involving 27 kilos of cocaine. With the sentence a drugs case dating back more than four years

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 2, 2010

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St. Maarten Cabinet meets again today on draft budget Education Ministry slashes expenditures by half

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Rhoda Arrindell says her and the Acting Secretary General have been able to cut at least 50 percent of the Ministry’s budget. The cutting was done in a “point for point and post for po

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 1, 2010

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HIV/Aids Program Manager Suzette Moses-Burton on World Aids Day

St. Maarten – Live Red. Show Love. With that slogan the HIV/Aids program management team enters the fourth year of campaigning for awareness and a better understanding of the disease. Today is World Aids Day, an appropriate moment to take stock o

St. Maarten News - Posted on December 1, 2010

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St. Maarten’s phone company strategic partnership committee to be reviewed

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is the Shareholder Representative for the Telem Group of Companies, intends to review the format of the committee seeking a strategic partner for the company needs to be renewed. She made he

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 29, 2010

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SHTA names Dennis Richardson and Richard Gibson Person of the Year

St. Maarten---The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association recognized Dennis Richardson and Richard Gibson sr. for their outstanding contribution and commitment in achieving the new constitutional change for St. Maarten and awarded them with t

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted on November 29, 2010

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Central committee continues today

St. Maarten - The Central Committee meeting of St. Maarten Parliament of last Friday will continue this afternoon at three o’clock in the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall to discuss the selection of Members of Parliament for the Parlatino permanent com

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 29, 2010

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Land reclamation behind BBW was already underway in 2007

St. Maarten – The illegal land reclamation behind the old location of the BBW cement factory was already well underway in 2007. Former prosecutor Paul Mooij made an aerial picture of the site available to this newspaper that shows the situation o

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