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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Pointe Blanche prison filled to capacity

Justice Ministry examines early release program St. Maarten – With 140 inmates the Pointe Blanche prison is filled to capacity and there is no more room to send new convicts up the hill. This became clear in the Court in First Instance yesterda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Prosecution demands 15 years for 2008 hairdresser stabbing

St. Maarten – Fifteen years in prison or free to go? For the next three weeks, that’s the question that will occupy the mind of Calniff M.C.W., 34, who stood trial yesterday for the manslaughter on Basilio Bruno, better known as hairdresser Eddy,

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Sister Magda parents, teachers protest planned closure

St. Maarten – The Parents and Teachers Association of the Sister Magda Primary School have asked Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell to reconsider a decision to allow all schools to close on February 17th and February 18th. The Minister sent school

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Census launches next Thursday

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Department of Statistics (STAT) and Innovative Marketing Creations will launch the 2011 St. Maarten Census publicity campaign alongside IMC on Thursday February 17th. The launch press conference will be held in the Palm

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Early release

It was of course inevitable but finally the moment has arrived. The Pointe Blanche prison is full – really full. With 140 inmates the facility is five inmates over its official capacity. Suspects spend incredibly long times in a police cell and the

Opinion - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Letter: CONGRATS PELICAN WORKERS

Dear Editor, It was nice seeing the Pelican Workers achieving victory. Good for them, they deserve it after a hard, determine fight for their rights. You have taught the St. Maarten people persistence and perseverance will pay off. What I admire

Editorial - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Fight for workers at Pelican Resort not over

On Tuesday there was a hint that the fight for workers at Pelican Resort was not over. That hint became a full blown obvious fact on Thursday when one of the attorneys for the Wifol told the new owners let’s get the people back to work, or we’ll

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 11, 2011

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16 and 12 months for burglary and weapons possession

Two brothers in arms add another sentence to their criminal records St. Maarten – To portray Francis Alejandro Acevedo-Ramos and his pal Wilson Rafael Henry as career criminals is probably pushing it, but the fact that both men have a criminal r

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Finance Minister submits “Budget 2011 Solution” for initial vetting

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has forwarded “Budget 2011 Solution” for initial vetting to the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft). The document contains the proposed solutions to balance the 2011 budget and has already been the

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Pelican Resort ultimatum: Give work or get sued

St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Resort Owner Company and The Simpson Bay Resort Management Company have been given until 2:00 p.m. today to inform the attorney of employees’ of Pelican Resort about whether they can return to work. If they don’t m

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Middle Region residents fear transport woes

St. Maarten - Residents of the Middle Region District say they fear transportation issues during the execution of the upcoming improvement project. When work starts on the 15 contractors will prepare and then close both ends to the main road as they

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Dutch VVD faction requests intervention in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE/St. Maarten – The senior party in the Dutch government, the Free Market Liberals (VVD), has requested the Kingdom Government intervene in St. Maarten. The proposal was tabled during a debate in the Second Chamber On Thursday. It calls for