French St. Martin News - Posted on November 29, 2010

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Dozens take part in white march for St. Martin murder victim Pascal Delalosa

Marigot, St. Martin – Dozens of people took part in a white march through the streets of Marigot Saturday morning to commemorate murder victim Pascal Delalosa, an employee of the First Deco store located at the Rue de Hollande. The participants, a

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 29, 2010

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Road repairs on St. Maarten underway

St. Maarten – Public Works has started executing a road repair program worth 1.6 million guilders (around US$890,000). Yesterday contractor Windward Roads resurfaced large parts of Bush Road between the Shell gas station at the corner of Zagersgu

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 29, 2010

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St. Maarten seeks meteorological assistance in Curacao

St. Maarten – Minister of Economic and Tourism Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, met with representatives of Curacao’s Meteorological Services to discuss a draft one-year proposal for a service level agreement.

Entertainment - Posted on November 26, 2010

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St. Maarten Nature Park injects Spanish feel into new horse show

St. Maarten – Eight women of different riding ability and background will put on their first riding show at Seaside Nature Park on Sunday December 5. Entrance is free. The performance will run from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and has a Spanish Fiest

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Boy gets four months for two burglaries

St. Maarten – Aldo Roberto Santana Rivera, 18, has already been sent back to his native Dominican Republic, but that did not stop the Court in First Instance from sentencing him to 4 months imprisonment for two burglaries he committed on July 30 an

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Interim Inspector General arrives next week

St. Maarten – A temporary head of the Inspectorate of Public Health will arrive next week to lead the organization until early 2011. Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Maria Buncamper-Molanus said the person will likely serve unt

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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St. Maarten Postal company transfer is not easy delivery

St. Maarten – Even though a new postal company has been set up the management of New Post Netherlands Antilles has not ceded control. The five day caretaker Executive Council created St. Maarten Postal Services N.V. (SMPS) to take over the shares

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Government establishes Gazette, begins legislation review

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers has approved the set up of a Gazette in which it will publish Resolutions, Ordinances and Ministerial Decrees. The set up is part of the Publication Regulation, which also states that decrees will be numbered

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Parliamentarians have heated exchange over Cassandra Janssen’s application

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament (MPs) had a raging debate on Wednesday and the name of Cassandra Janssen was mentioned more than once. National Alliance (N.A.) MPs queried why the move was being made to appoint Franklin Hanze and Amador Mulle

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Ganja trafficker free due to lengthy stay in police custody

St. Maarten – Junior Wayne Gardiner, a 35-year-old Rastafarian from Jamaica, became a free man again after his trial for importing 1,230 grams of marijuana to St. Maarten on October 2. The Court in First Instance sentenced the defendant to 7 months

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Robbing junk, sentenced to another year in prison

St. Maarten – At times it sounded entertaining and almost believable, but in the end Michiel Marcelino Kruythoff, a 51-year-old from Curacao with a serious drug and alcohol addiction who has seen the inside of the courthouse numerous times, had to

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Ferrier Commission reviewing situation at WINAIR

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has announced that urgent attention is being given to amongst other things the financial situation at Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR). She’s tasked Former Aviation Affairs Commiss

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Dutch Representation funds workbook purchase

St. Maarten –Iris Kramer, who works in the Dutch Representation in Philipsburg, recently handed over US$ 4, 000 worth of Bright Ideas Science workbooks to the management of the Christian Hillside School. The books were purchased from the Small Pr

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Philips, Prosecutor’s Office still have outstanding issues

St. Maarten – An announcement that Inspector Carlton Phillips and the Public Prosecutors Office have reached an agreement does not single an end to the matter. His former attorney Reynold Groeneveldt, now the country’s Acting Governor, says they

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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Visiting robber put away for 60 months

St. Maarten – Chad Elvyn Depusoir, a 24-year-old from St. Kitts will have some time to regret his visit to St. Maarten, after the Court in First Instance sentenced him to 60 months imprisonment for his role in an armed robbery at the Cuchara Alegre

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 25, 2010

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St. Maarten Catholics starts celebrations in style

St. Maarten – Tuesday was dubbed the ‘Day of the Catholics.’ On that day students from all the island’s catholic schools met at the L.B Scott Sports Auditorium for activities that are part of a week of Catholic celebrations. The theme is

French St. Martin News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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Richardson: Call an election now

Marigot, St. Martin - Leader of the Opposition Party in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson has called for fresh elections in St. Martin. He believes that President of the Collectivity Frantz Gumbs and his faction should resign. He also opined t

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten urged to formulate vision about Kingdom’s future

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba have to formulate their vision about the Kingdom’s future sooner rather than later to facilitate a sensible debate about the issue, members of the permanent parliamentarian committees for Kingdom Relatio

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten Factions agree on joining Parlatino

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament have come to general agreement that the Parliament of St. Maarten will become a member of the Latin American Parliamentary grouping (PARLATINO). Their agreement in principle was given during a Central Committee

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten investigation into vote-selling underway

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed yesterday that an investigation has started into allegations of vote-selling by two police officers and a member of the VKS ahead of the September 17 elections. Two weeks ago, the

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten’s dualistic Government is between rock and a hard place

St. Maarten – “In short, government governs, and the Parliament controls.” Those simple and clear words are how candidate Council of State member and former Project Director for Constitutional Affairs Dennis Richardson described the island’s

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten Tourist Bureau director demands her job back, sues govt

St. Maarten – Mr. J.G. Bloem, the attorney for Regina Labega and Edward Dest, filed a request with the court for civil servants affairs at the end of the afternoon yesterday for a temporary provision. Labega and Dest, director and head of marketing

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 24, 2010

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Celebrity Cruises Eclipse makes inaugural call to St. Maarten

St. Maarten - It would take eleven male African elephants standing head to tail to match the width of the Celebrity Eclipse which is 121 feet wide (36.8 meters) and more than nine fully grown blue whales to match its length which is 1,033 feet (315

Editorial - Posted on November 24, 2010

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Solving Robberies in St. Maarten

The last available figures about solved robberies in St. Maarten dates back to 2008. In that year, detectives solved 51 robberies, a mere 17.44 percent of the total. The Netherlands was doing better in this field until recently; in 2004, the score wa

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Lasana Sekou’s book Pelican Heart launched in Mexico

St. Maarten - Pelican Heart, an anthology of poems by Lasana M. Sekou was launched in Mexico at the 10th Conference of the Caribbean Book on november 11, according to the Mexican Association of Caribbean Studies (AMEC). The poetry of the St.

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Second Carbon Monoxide victim succumbs in hospital

St. Maarten - Police confirmed the death of Maria Del Carmen-Ramirez on Monday. She was one of two people who was taken from a Brime Road home 11:00 a.m. last Thursday. Her male companion Nando Muelssen died that day and she succumbed Sunday

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Lecture on dualistic system of St. Maarten’s Government tonight

St. Maarten - In its continuous effort to educate the population of St. Maarten, the Chapter of Professional Young People (CPYP) will be presenting a lecture on the dualistic system of government. This system is based on the total separation o

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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UTS Call credit getting more expensive

St. Maarten - In order to mitigate an increase in cost for call credit, UTS has decided to offer more specials. The change takes effect today and the new rate is US$ 1 to NAfls 1.79. The change had to be made because of currency regulations establ

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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St. Maarten’s Cost of Consumer Goods drops

St. Maarten - The average cost of consumer goods, measured with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped for the first time in nearly two years during August. New figures released Monday by the Department of Statistics show a 0.3 percent drop when comp

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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St. Maarten Prime Minister signs digitizing project

St. Maarten - The archives at the Civil Registry (Census Office) will be digitized. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and USONA's representative Udo Aron signed the two year financing agreement totalling NAfls 450,000 for the project on Monday in

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Conviction puts Standard Trust Co’s license at risk

St. Maarten - The Standard Trust Company stands to lose its license if the Court in First Instance sentences the business and its three directors for money laundering, forgery and failing to report unusual financial transactions to the MOT, defense a

St. Maarten Sports - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Super Six Volleyball too hot for Nitro

St. Maarten - It took the Super Six Volleyball team just three sets to put the Nitro team, who clinched one set, in the shadows when the action in the 2010 St. Maarten Volleybal Association (SIMVA) competition resumed last Saturday at LB Scott Sports

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Banco di Caribe to open Philipsburg (St. Maarten) branch

St. Maarten - Banco di Caribe will open a second branch in Philipsburg, St. Maarten in the new year. The company's senior managers announced this on friday at a reception in the Caravanserai hotel to mark the bank's third anniversary of doing busines

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Heyliger, Shigemoto update students on development on St. Maarten

St. Maarten - Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto and Vice Prime Minister Theodore Heyliger over the weekend met with Sint Maarten students in an information session organized by St. Maarten Students Support Services (S4). Both ministers provided i

St. Maarten News - Posted on November 23, 2010

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Minister calls for greater respect of children’s rights

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, Rhoda Arrindell has embraced the non-violence theme chosen for this year's week long Rights of the Child celebration that begins today. The Department of Youth, which is planning the ac

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