More than 730 Haitians Physicians Trained in Cuba

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 22:02 Published in Island News
CUBA - One-hundred-and-fifteen Haitians will receive their Medical Doctor diplomas at the Medical School of Santiago de Cuba.

After this graduation the number of physicians from Haiti trained in Cuba from 1999 to date will total 731 medical doctors.

No arrest made in recent string of murder cases

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 20:41 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - There is still no success into the investigation of Rodolfo Arrindell, 37, who was shot to death in the Fort Willem area last Thursday morning.

The unfortunate incident occurred at around 2:15 am.

The victim was the brother of the late Miguel Arrindell, 33, who was also shot to death several times in broad day light on Wednesday May 15th of this year.

That case is also being investigated by the police department.

Rodolfo Arrindell's murder brought the number of people killed on the island this year to 8. Prior to that, the island experienced a string of murders including that of Miguel Arrindell's murder in Cole Bay.

Before him there was the murder of Amador Jones who was killed near a bar on the L B Scot Road on Saturday April 16th. He too was shot to death and to date, there have been no arrests in either of these cases.

SEMSAMAR discussed in Territorial Council Meeting

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 20:21 Published in Island News

MARIGOT - One of the subjects debated at the Territorial Council meeting on the French side of the island last week, was the issue of the SEMSAMAR.

According to Councilor of the MAP party Louis Mussington, who is also the president of SEMSAMAR, there has been opposition to the advancement of the company by various councilors.

The organization, (SEMSAMAR) has plans to acquire a parcel of land in the Grand case area, which will be used for three different purposes; (1) to build social housing, (2) to provide house lots for purchase and (3) to build houses that people can purchase over a period of time.

The Councilor expressed concern with the idea that development such as this, which will boost the area is being criticized.

President of the MAP, Councilor Louis Mussington also indicated that for the 25 years that the company is in existence, only now the company is the subject of so much criticism.

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PHILIPSBURG - United Telecommunication Services (UTS) is preparing to improve the services offered to its mobile and Internet subscribers.

Insurance Brokers call for "reflection period"

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 19:38 Published in Island News

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association issued a call Tuesday for a "reflection period" for those persons who are about to sign a financing contract with a lender for a mortgage.

President of the St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association Neil Henderson stated that he believes that this period could last for seven to fourteen days.

PHILIPSBURG- The Rotary Club of St. Maarten continues to provide information about Alzheimer’s. As part of the awareness campaign the club is raising funds to assist the St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Foundation.

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands- Eleven journalists from within the LIAT network will benefit from training at a one-week workshop which opened in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, on Monday July 11.

PHILIPSBURG - Constitutions often start with a preamble and some provisions about what defines the specific state. The foundational part reflects the identity of the political community.

Therefore, it frequently refers to historical events, specifies the symbolism of the country, and appeals to a traditional understanding of the constitution as a nation-building enterprise.

PHILIPSBURG - You are cordially invited to a meeting with the Minister of Sports, the Honorable Dr. Rhoda Arrindell on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the A. C. Wathey Legislative Hall. You are asked to prepare to adequately discuss the following agenda points.

PHILIPSBURG - Investigators raided a number of locations connected to Robbies Lottery on Tuesday both on St. Maarten and in Curacao.

According to correspondent Paul Soliana of Z86 radio in Curacao, Tuesday's raid is the culmination of a lengthy investigation.

The Main offices of Robbies Lottery as well as the home of the Managing Director Robbie Santos were raided on Curacao while on St. Maarten, three (3) offices were raided.

We have also learnt that charges have been filed against Mr. Santos including fraud, money laundering, forgery and the possession of an illegal weapon.

Paul Soliana confirmed the raids with Prosecutor Guiano Schoop who he said also confirmed that the investigation was being led by the RST.

A team of five (5) lawyers are already tending to the case on behalf of Robbies Lottery.

The business operation of Robbies Lottery is continuing as normal.

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