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

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

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