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Target Cruise Executives and Tourism Stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Target Cruise Executives and Tourism Stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Attendees and executives will congregate in St. Maarten from October 6-10 for a four-day series of meetings, workshops, networking functions and the trade show. The Conference's business functions will include preset one-on-one meetings that offer a ...

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Demand 5 years for beating up little girl

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 17 min ago

St. Maarten – Prosecutor Tineke Kamps demanded 5 years imprisonment yesterday against 37-year-old Angelo P. for attempted manslaughter on a 9-year-old girl on May 15 of this year. Of the demand, 2 years are conditional and the prosecutor asked the court to impose 3 years of probation. Kamps also wants the court to order the defendant’s admission for a period of no more than 12 months to the Mental Health Foundation for psychiatric treatment. Judge Koos van de Ven will pronounce his verdict on September 17.

While the community was shocked in May when it learned of the severe ill-t ... Read more

St. Maarten Government publishes reaction to Wit-report: Parliament gets to play its part in integrity actions      

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 17 min ago

St. Maarten – The Council of Minister published yesterday its reaction to Doing the Right Things Right, the report from the Wit-Committee about Integrity in Public Administration. The reaction shows indeed that the government has embraced the report’s recommendations. The execution of five of the forty recommendations require the cooperation of the parliament.

The government writes in its reaction that it will establish a progress committee tasked with monitoring the execution of the recommendations.

The recommendation to establish a public register for paid and unpaid add ... Read more

Prosecution appeals class justice ruling

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 19 min ago

St. Maarten – The prosecution filed an appeal yesterday against the ruling in the 2010 election fraud case (the so-called Masbangu investigation). On Monday, the court declared the prosecution inadmissible in the prosecution of three suspects who are accused of selling their vote to the United People’s party and one suspect who gave these suspects money on behalf of the UP. The court ruled that the decisions the prosecutor’s office made in this investigation –excluding the UP and its party leader Theo Heyliger from the investigation – have “the semblance of class justice.”

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Investigation at Prosecutor’s office

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 19 min ago

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Dennis Richardson will consult with the chairman of the Law Enforcement Council– former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards – about a possible investigation into the practice of class justice within the Public Prosecutor’s Office in St. Maarten.

The initiative follows on the heels of the court ruling in the Masbangu-case that revolves around selling and buying of votes before the 2010 elections. The Court in First Instance declared the prosecution inadmissible in this case and remarked in its ruling that, by not investigating the role of the United P ... Read more

Opinion: UP Party causes real estate bubble

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 23 min ago

Dear Editor,

The UP led government has created a real estate bubble that will burst and hurt many real estate investors. Let us take a look at the real estate transaction by Minister Lake of the UP party from an auditor’s view:

Before a minister can sign a document or contract that binds government financially he has to obtain at least 3 approvals from different control units:

  1. He has to obtain the approval from the minister of finance, because the minister of finance has higher supervision on all the ministries in government.
  2. He has to obtain the approv ... Read more

Court allows hearing additional witnesses in Bada Bing case

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 28 min ago

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance granted yesterday morning close to all requests defense attorneys made last week in the run-up to the Bada Bing bribery trial that is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2015. The court referred the case back to the Judge of Instruction for hearing witnesses the defense had asked for.

Judge Koos van de Ven dismissed the argument of public prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp, who said during the pro forma hearing last week Thursday that the defense should have notified the prosecutor’s office three days before the hearing about the witnesse ... Read more

UP party inadmissible in quest for complete voting register

Today Newspaper St Maarten - 11 hours 29 min ago

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance declared the United People’s party and its president Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce inadmissible yesterday in a lawsuit that the party filed in an effort to obtain a full copy of the voters register.

The UP, represented by attorneys Peggy Ann Brandon and Brenda Brooks, filed the lawsuit against the Minister of General Affairs and the Government of St. Maarten. Judge Katja Mans ruled in summary proceedings however that the minister and the government are not legal entities and that it is not possible to involve them in a legal procedure. “Only t ... Read more

Equipment for second water plant ordered - Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald

Google News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:06

Equipment for second water plant ordered
Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald
“Having the second plant in service, leads to a very advantageous position with respect to installed capacity for production of drinking water, as it comes with no additional cost for St. Maarten until February 2016. The second new plant will further ...

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Today is Election Day - Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald

Google News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:51

Today is Election Day
Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald
page1b087 PHILIPSBURG--The lives of fifteen of the ninety candidates of the six political parties will change significantly today, when voters head to the polls to elect the first Parliament of St. Maarten. A total of 21,457 people are eligible to vote ...

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Govt agrees that suspected directors should step down

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:49

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE--The Government of St. Maarten agrees with the Wit-Samson Committee that directors of government-owned companies, who are a suspect in a criminal investigation, need to step down until this investigation is completed.

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Dennis Richardson stated this in their formal response to the July 2014 report of the Wit-Samson integrity committee. The response was sent to the Parliament and Governor of St. Maarten, as well as the Kingdom Council of Ministers on August 21.

The integrity committee, installed by th ... Read more

Govt agrees that suspected directors should step down

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:49

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE--The Government of St. Maarten agrees with the Wit-Samson Committee that directors of government-owned companies, who are a suspect in a criminal investigation, need to step down until this investigation is completed.

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Dennis Richardson stated this in their formal response to the July 2014 report of the Wit-Samson integrity committee. The response was sent to the Parliament and Governor of St. Maarten, as well as the Kingdom Council of Ministers on August 21.

The integrity committee, installed by th ... Read more

Zebec denies asking for changes to conditions

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:47

POINTE BLANCHE--Zebec Development N.V. has refuted the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies' (SHGC's) accusation that it had asked for previously-agreed-on conditions to be altered.

In an invited comment, Zebec also said it had been "first and foremost quite surprised" to learn that SHGC considered its lawsuit "without merit and frivolous," a statement it considered premature, as the complaint had not yet been served.

"Zebec's complaint is over 45 pages long and is accompanied by well over 500 pages of supporting documentation. Since the complaint has not yet been served on ... Read more

Zebec denies asking for changes to conditions

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:47

POINTE BLANCHE--Zebec Development N.V. has refuted the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies' (SHGC's) accusation that it had asked for previously-agreed-on conditions to be altered.

In an invited comment, Zebec also said it had been "first and foremost quite surprised" to learn that SHGC considered its lawsuit "without merit and frivolous," a statement it considered premature, as the complaint had not yet been served.

"Zebec's complaint is over 45 pages long and is accompanied by well over 500 pages of supporting documentation. Since the complaint has not yet been served on ... Read more

Today is Election Day

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:43

page1b087PHILIPSBURG--The lives of fifteen of the ninety candidates of the six political parties will change significantly today, when voters head to the polls to elect the first Parliament of St. Maarten. A total of 21,457 people are eligible to vote for the candidate of their choice to represent them in the fifteen-seat Parliament. The twenty polling stations open from 8:00am until 8:00pm.

All 20 pol ... Read more

Today is Election Day

The Daily Herald - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:43

page1b087PHILIPSBURG--The lives of fifteen of the ninety candidates of the six political parties will change significantly today, when voters head to the polls to elect the first Parliament of St. Maarten. A total of 21,457 people are eligible to vote for the candidate of their choice to represent them in the fifteen-seat Parliament. The twenty polling stations open from 8:00am until 8:00pm.

All 20 pol ... Read more

Organised by St. Maarten Women's Cricket Association - Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald

Google News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:09

Organised by St. Maarten Women's Cricket Association
Netherlands Antilles Daily Herald
Simpson bay Afterschool activities program provided by Stichting expertise centrum ervaringsgericht onderwijs St. Maarten are registering children at the office of the School for students 6-12 years of age. For more information call 5454219.

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Civil Registry Office Open on Election Day for those having problems with voting.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:01

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Civil Registry Department would like to inform the general public in connection to the election for the Members of Parliament on August 29th 2014, the Civil Registry in Philipsburg, Pond Island will be open solely to assist all persons that has issues regarding voting.

The office will be open to handle the following: no kind of identification or for a duplicate voting card if you did not receive your voting card in the mail.

All citizens that are eligible to vote must present a valid identification on the day of election ... Read more

Mosquitoes in Beaumont's South End positive for West Nile - Beaumont Enterprise

Google News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:48

Mosquitoes in Beaumont's South End positive for West Nile
Beaumont Enterprise
The virus then spread to neighboring Dutch St. Maarten, and the U.S. CDC says new cases have also been confirmed in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Barthelemy. The British Virgin Islands reported three cases Monday, Jan ...

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One Arrested in young boy's death --- Body confiscated for further forensic examination.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:01

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police arrested a male suspect as they continue the investigation into the death of a two year old boy who died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Wednesday. Prosecutor Tineke Kamps confirmed the arrest of the male suspect but declined to say whether or not the suspect is related to the victim. Kamps said police confiscated the body of the victim for further forensic investigation. SMN News understands that police invited the last person that was with the child prior to him being taken to SMMC for treatment. The source said when police ... Read more

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