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Theo on rumors of impending prosecution: "Part of my life"

GREAT BAY - Once again, Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger is at the center of rumors of impending prosecution. Tuesday, July 3rd, members of the media, in particularly those of the online news sites, were alight with tips and rumors about a...

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Dear Reader

Elderly abuse is at the heart of a serious court case today.

The aggravated assault on an at the time 80 year old elderly lady last year October resulting in the loss of her right eye is shocking.

We will be reporting on this case as we have made a pledge to also highlight and bring attention to elderly abuse here on our island.

Just like we bring to light the fact that political immaturity seems not to be a part of our constitution, civility and respect for one another, especially for our elders, do not seem to be a part of our DNA any more. When we did lose our humanity?

The official police report about the case can be read online by clicking on the link below:

"Female arrested for ill-treatment"

Obviously this short report does not tell the complete story. The photos and the report we have seen speak of a whole different magnitude of violence perpetrated for which there can be no excuse, no matter the cause or explanation.

The good news is that people who know of elderly abuse and are afraid to come forward to talk about this, especially to the media, can be assured that as of October 2018, your rights to remain anonymous and be protected by journalists as a source is now legally regulated in the Dutch Kingdom, at least in The Netherlands, to which appeal can be made for jurisprudence in our part of the Kingdom.

Read the news below for further details....

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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Parliament approves credentials incoming members

PHLIPSBURG - In its third attempt at holding an urgent plenary session of Parliament on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, at 1pm, the ruling coalition was able to garner support from the National Alliance members MP Silveria Jacobs...

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Protection of journalists' sources now legally regulated ...

THE NETHERLANDS/PHILIPSBURG - The legislative proposal of Minister Grapperhaus (Justice and Security), which provides legal protection for journalists who choose not to reveal their sources, was adopted today by the First Chamber. The regulation, ...

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May-Ling on Natural Disasters: Tourism sector must be ready

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) in collaboration with the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), on June 29 concluded their Hurricane Preparedness Forum for critical partners that dealt with...

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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Responds Fish Die-Off ...

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation over the weekend responded to a significant fish-die off event occurring in the Oysterpond wetland. The event is related to the present sargassum invasion the country is currently experiencing. "We have been at...

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Shouting sweet nothings

by Chris Morvan ~ Half time during a World Cup game and I repair to what people euphemistically call the restroom. This is a smart new sports bar and they've got more TV screens than a small African country, bigger screens than Times Square and...

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Self-insurance as a financial planning option

We wrote an article inspired by the debate about the payout and settlement policies of insurance companies on St. Maarten in the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Should Self-Insurance now be an option worth considering for those who have the resources?

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UPDATE #2: Detective Gerardus officially arrested ...

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Everything started with the case of Colin Kristensen, a 59-year- old Scotsman, who was arrested for possession of child porn and for sexual assault on several minors. His crimes were allegedly committed between May and ...

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Reminder Annual hurricane season clean-up underway

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby informs the community that the annual hurricane season clean-up continues in the month of July by the various waste...

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Grand Opening July 4th, 2018. Check out the scheduled line up of new movies.

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Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 in Cole Bay

COLE BAY - Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 at Cole Bay, St. Maarten Caribbean Cinemas announced the re-opening of the Cole Bay cinema complex in St. Maarten, which was closed for 10 months due to the damages caused by Hurricanes...

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EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutor's Office seeks Court Approval to ...

PHILIPSBURG:--- The prosecutor’s office approached the Courts on July 3rd 2018 to seek the permission of the judges to begin criminal procedures against Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger.

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Smith donates to VOICES: SMCP honours pledge

PHILIPSBURG:---Former Member of Parliament, the Honorable Wycliffe Smith honoured the Sint Maarten Christian Party campaign pledge to donate fifteen percent of the salary of the Member of Parliament to worthy causes ....

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Fickle conditions during the 4th annual Lagoonies Regatta

PHILIPSBURG:---The 4th edition of the Lagoonies regatta was sailed on June 30th with ten teams participating, sharing just four boats, courtesy of Hurricane Irma.

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Art Saves Lives holds placement audition for sixth...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Enthusiastic students from all over St. Maarten showed up for Art Saves Lives' placement screening for the organization's...

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is happy to announce to all Sport, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Businesses on the island that the...

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Caribbean Peering Forum brings dream of better Internet...

SINT MAARTEN/BELIZE - The dream of a faster, safer, more affordable Internet in the Caribbean sometimes seems elusive. One group of Internet pioneers is taking steps to make it a reality.

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WIB Cole Bay Branch Closure as of July 16

COLE BAY - The Windward Island's Bank (WIB) via the following notice announces the closure of its Cole Bay branch. Read for more details.

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B&P Certified Risk Auditors: Micro/Macro Corporate...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Benjamin & Parker (B&P) Corporation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) conducted a study in Latin America (Colombia, Valle del Cauca) and the Dutch Caribbean ...

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Summer school set up for pupils failed in Maastricht...

A special summer school will be set up for the 354 pupils in Maastricht whose exam results were ruled invalid because of administrative errors. The school authority Limburgs Voortgezet Onderwijs said it would do everything it could to help the...

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Steep rise in suicide among people under 20

The number of young people who took their own lives rose steeply in 2017, according to latest official figures. The national statistics service CBS classed 81 deaths as suicide for people aged between 10 and 20, compared to 48 in the previous year.

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The lack of physical activity is seen as a health threat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active; one in four adults and four out of five adolescents are ...

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CPS: Get vaccinated against measles and rubella ...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is calling on those who plan to travel to the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the next four weeks to ensure that the are up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the...

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Inspector Hodge new chief Basic Police Care Statia

Inspector Robelto Hodge is the new Chief of Basic Police Care on St. Eustatius effective July 1st 2018. This was confirmed during a special installation ceremony held on Sunday with the management of the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force,...

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'Agreement Aruba - Curaçao about ferry service ...

WILLEMSTAD, ORANJESTAD - Within one to two months Aruba and Curaçao will have the agreement about the fast ferry between the islands. And before the end of the year the second agreement with the operator. This is according to the Aruban Minister...

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Growing pains of a young country - 0%
Political immaturity - 86%
Laws need to be updated or changed - 14%
Lack of political savvy on the part of the coalition - 0%

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George receives distinction from the King

WILLEMSTAD - Herman George has received the Honor Cross of the House Order of Orange. A special award given by the King himself. No ribbon that is issued on the recommendation of a ministerial commission. George had an active role in organizing...

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No letter for the King from angry Bándabou residents

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IATA urges to enhance Caribbean aviation

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The Bahamas to Cut Red Tape Costs to Encourage Business

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T&T's Largest Conglomerate Invests in Costa Rica...

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Public Workers in Barbados to Get Pay Increase in August

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday June 29, 2018 - Public servants in Barbados will receive a five per cent salary increase in August. The increase was announced earlier this month, but Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ian Carrington said...

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Latest forecast calls for a below-average hurricane season

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King and queen to visit UK in October

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Rutte urges 'clarity' from May with 9 months to go to Brexit

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