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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 6, 2011

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Schotte featured in Dutch tabloid article on royal visit

THE HAGUE – Dutch tabloid Story, which has a circulation of 500,000 copies, has published an article in which it states that Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has a number of mistresses and an illegitimate child. There are also accusations that Schotte

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Wifol’s court victory over timeshare resort overturned on appeal

Union’s attorney objects to mistake in verdict St. Maarten / by Hilbert Haar – The Common Court of Justice voided yesterday a February 8 ruling of the court in First Instance that went in favor of the Wifol-union and against the Simpson Bay R

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Williams acquitted on appeal of hairdresser Eddy murder

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice acquitted Calniff McGarry Cultico Williams this week of murdering Bruno Basilio on December 21, 2008. The Court in First Instance sentenced Williams in February to 15 years imprisonment for the brutal murde

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CPS thanks participants in adolescents’ survey

St. Maarten – Section General Public Health of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), executing agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, issued a statement Friday thanking all stakeholders (secondary schools, parent

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Funmiles has fifth anniversary party Saturday

St. Maarten – Fun Miles will celebrate its fifth anniversary of being on St. Maarten with festivities at Emilio Wilson Park from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday November 5. DJ Ricky Da Phox will host the party that will have food, drinks, prizes

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Safe Haven hosts Women Festival today

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell urges all women to support the third Annual Women Festival on the Clem Labega Square on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is hosted by Safe Haven Foundation and themed Togeth

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New St. Maarten ID Cards available Monday

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry Department will launch the new Country St. Maarten Identification Card (ID) as of Monday, November 7 at 8:30 a.m. Services for the new ID card will commence for the general public after 9:00 a.m. To facilitate th

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The baffling structure of a timeshare resort

St. Maarten - The structure of the companies that run the former Pelican Resort Club (now the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina) is baffling to most outsiders. In 1996, the first operator of the timeshare resort went bankrupt. The timeshare owners establ

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Opinion: Freedom of expression

We all know that freedom of expression and by extension freedom of the press is not absolute. We all know that it is not done to deliberately insult someone. Right? Well, not so fast. Satirical magazines and satirical columnists have a lot of freedo

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Opinion: 104 Days until the Blue Mall

Is there a future for the Blue Mall? If we have to believe an ad from Fondo de Valores Immobilarios, which is, freely translated, a shopping mall developer, the imposing building in Cupecoy will finally come to life on February 17 of next year. At l

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The memorandum that did not make it (SBRMC & Royal Resorts)

St. Maarten – On April 26 of this year, the attorney for the Wifol union submitted a memorandum in reply to the Common Court of Justice. The document contests parts of the memorandum of grievance the attorney for Simpson Bay Resort Management Compa