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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2014

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CPS reminds persons to get their flu vaccine

St. Maarten---Persons, especially persons that fall into the high risk category, are urged by minister of public health and the Collective Preventative Services(CPS) to get their annual flu shots. Influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads ve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2014

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Lake: “Dutch instruction is part of the hidden agenda to take over St. Maarten”

St. Maarten —The Dutch instruction to Governor Holiday is being interpreted by Vromi minister Maurice Lake as part of a hidden agenda to take over St. Maarten. Lake, who was a successful candidate on the UP list in the last election noted that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 28, 2014

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SXM Airport (PJIA NV) governance approach in accordance with code issued in 2009

St. Maarten —PJIA NV “correctly presents the governance approach followed by the Managing and Supervisory Boards of the Company in accordance with the Corporate Governance Code issued by the Island Territory of St. Maarten in December 2009,” a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Court acknowledges rights of new owner Alegria: Corallo’s IFPS has to stay away from Caravanserai

St. Maarten – International Financial Planning Services (IFPS) has to remove fencing from a piece of land on the Caravanserai property in Beacon Hill within two days, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday morning. The new owner of the resort

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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University of St. Martin develops new Pre-USM program

St. Maarten – “The Pre-USM program came about because we realized the reality of St. Maarten – we need to do something for all youngsters on the island,” said Dean of Academics and Interim President of the University of St. Martin (USM) Dr.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Mosquito fogging moved forward; commences October 28

St. Maarten - The fogging of mosquitoes originally carded for November 1 has been moved forward to October 28, according to the Collective Preventive Services (CPS). Residents are asked to bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to elim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Police bring Stop, Drop & Go project to St. Maarten Academy

St. Maarten - In an effort to bring awareness to all factions of the St. Maarten community about the Stop, Drop & Go project, KPSM Inspector Felix Richards and Police Public Relations officer Inspector Ricardo Henson visited the St. Maarten Acad

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Prosecution demands 10 years against leader drugs gang

St. Maarten – Public Prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded 10 years of imprisonment yesterday against Pershin D., the leader of a drugs gang that laundered around $300,000 and was caught in the possession of 3.8 kilos of cocaine and 47 rounds of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Gebe restoration efforts in four areas tomorrow

St. Maarten —Gebe post Gonzalo restoration efforts will continue tomorrow October 26th in the areas of Middle Region, Sucker Garden, Point Blanche and Dutch Quarter Mt. Willem Hill, according to an NV Gebe press release. NV GEBE St. Maarten’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Curacao tackles ghost civil servants

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao is taking action against ghost civil servants. That appears from reports in several media. The country terminated the contracts of nine civil servants who were falsely on prolonged sick leave. One of them is Norbert George, imp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Port St. Maarten meets with Ministry of Public Health with respect to ebola

St. Maarten - Officials of the Ministry of Public health met with the management team of Port St. Maarten earlier this week regarding the ports preparations for ebola. Ministry VSA informed Port management about the national preparations that are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Aruba shows reluctance with support against instruction

ORANJESTAD – Politicians in Aruba are divided about the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to St. Maarten, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Contrary to Curacao, where practically all parties reject the instruction, it see

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Human smuggler must pay or serve time in prison

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ordered Pierre Josias Neus to pay $17,900 or to serve 179 days in prison in case he is unable to make the payment. Neus was the captain on at least one human smuggling transport on August 14, 2010. It ende

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Sailor weathers the storm for security reasons

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - After losing a boat back in 2004 when hurricane Ivan passed over Grenada, a second boat struck a container while travelling between Guadeloupe and Monteserrat and sleeping in a boat that was left on its side for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Jurist Ulli d’Oliveira: “Misconception that governor is a toothless tiger”

St. Maarten / Hilversum – Curacao won’t manage to sideline the governor in the screening process for ministers, Jamila Baaziz reports in Caribisch Netwerk, based on an analysis by jurist Ulli d’Oliveira and PhD kingdom law Aubrich Bakhuis. “

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Credit card swindler gets 3 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Egmond de Bies yesterday to 36-months of imprisonment for credit card fraud and the embezzlement of a rental car. Between December 28 of last year and January 31, the defendant bought clothing, c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Lower punishment for ill-treating girlfriend

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Randall Sobacion Atlan on Wednesday to a 6-week conditional prison sentence for threatening the life of his girlfriend with a machete on February 8 of this year.  The punishment is slightly lowe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Canadian tour operators add more direct flights, resorts in St. Maarten for fall-winter season

St. Maarten - Canadian tour operators have added more direct flights to resorts in St. Maarten for their fall/winter season. Various Canada-based suppliers like Sunwing, Wesjet Vacations, Air Canada Vacations and Transat Holidays have increased t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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March for St. Maarten October 26

St. Maarten -The Citizens United for True Democracy foundation will stage a “March for St. Maarten” this Sunday, October 26. The March will commence at 2:00pm in the area of the WIFOL Building on Pondfill and the foundation invites the general p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Ten months for attempted burglary

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Victor Hussein on Wednesday to 10 months of imprisonment for an attempt to burglarize the Kooijman hardware store on October 3 of last year. Of the sentence, 5 months are suspended. The court imp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 27, 2014

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SMSPA hosts seminar on rights of seniors

St. Maarten / By Justin Simmons – “Our ambition is to build a future we want,” said St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) President Patricia Flanders in her welcome speech on Thursday at the Rights of the Seniors seminar at th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Off-duty police officer stabbed at night club

St. Maarten - An off-duty police officer was stabbed in the left side of his chest while at “Club High Up” on Welfare Road early Wednesday morning. All police patrols were sent to the night club at approximately 2:45 a.m. in connection with loud

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Several guns handed over to solicitor

St. Maarten - Persons are taking advantage of the Stop Drop & Go initiative to get rid of illegal weapons, and one of these persons told Today “I am so fed up with this weapon that I thought that the only way to get rid of it was to hand it ov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Young people are our future: St. Maarten signs agreement with Dutch ‘Stichting Horizon’

St. Maarten - A delegation of professionals who are concerned about the St. Maarten youth population participated in a meeting at the conference room of the Philipsburg Police Station yesterday. During this meeting a historic agreement was signed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Credit card swindler gets 3 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Egmond de Bies yesterday to 36-months of imprisonment for credit card fraud and the embezzlement of a rental car. Between December 28 of last year and January 31, the defendant bought clothing, c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Acting Chief Prosecutor visits Cay Bay residents in Stop, Drop & Go project

St. Maaretn – In an effort to bring awareness to the St. Maarten community about the Stop, Drop & Go project, Acting Chief Prosecutor Karola van Nie and Assistant Prosecutor Ludwina Hodge, accompanied by community police officers Daryl Chandle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Committee for action plan on integrity reports: Parliament calls on governor not to execute instruction

St. Maarten – The Parliament passed a motion yesterday that calls on governor Drs. Eugène Holiday “not to yield to the measure of instruction formulated by the Dutch government” and to instruct the government to establish a committee that will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Hurricane Gonzalo leaves boats listing

St. Maarten - Not since hurricane Luis has so much damage been inflicted on the local marine industry with over 50 boats badly damaged-- some beyond repairs while those that can be considered lucky will need major repairs-- and the salvaging operati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Community police officer guilty of fornication with stepdaughter

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 42-year-old community police officer yesterday to a 6-month conditional prison sentence and 120 hours of community service for fornication with his under-age stepdaughter and for fornication wit

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on October 23, 2014

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Curacao sidelines governor

WILLEMSTAD – A majority in parliament supported a motion yesterday that proposes a change to the constitution of Curacao. The change sidelines the governor in the appointment process of the prime minister and other ministers. Only the parliament de

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Analysis: Screening of candidate-ministers seems at odds with constitution

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar - Screening? What screening? Nobody has asked this simple question yet, because everybody has been either busy and confused, or excited and angry about the humongous cloud of dust the Kingdom Council of Ministers create

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Stop, Drop & Go brings in 17 illegal firearms

St. Maarten – Seventeen illegal firearms have been surrendered to the Attorney General’s office since the kickoff of the Stop, Drop & Go project on October 15th. The project is a joint effort of Dutch and French side law enforcement authoriti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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Court voids extortionate interest on Meyers-loan

St. Maarten – Interest rates on loans that exceed 18 percent per year are excessive and void, based on the principle of good manners. The Court in First Instance established this in a ruling earlier this month that settled a dispute between Etienne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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FIU continues one-on-one meeting with none financial sectors

St. Maarten - The Financial Intelligence Unit has started one on one meetings with the business owners of the real estate agents and jewelers as part of efforts to get the none financial sector of the business community up to date on the correct repo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 22, 2014

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 Health ministry: “Avoid areas and countries where ebola is prevalent”

St. Maarten —Residents are being advised to avoid countries where ebola is prevalent. This advice comes from the Ministry of Health which continues to monitor developments in West Africa with respect to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak which

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