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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Manslaughter on hairdresser Eddy: 15 years imprisonment

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Calniff Mc Garry Cultico Williams, 34, to 15 years imprisonment for the December 21, 2008 manslaughter on Basilio Bruno, aka hairdresser Eddy. The sentence follows the demand by the prosecution. W

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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MOU remains unsigned as SBROC heads to court with timeshare owners

St. Maarten – Parties to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will lead to a reopening of Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina have not yet reached an agreement. Amendments to the final draft were submit

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Human smuggling suspects face 2.5 to 3.5 years imprisonment

Six hour trial for first two defendants in Cerberus-trial St. Maarten – The trial of five defendants who are accused of involvement in a human smuggling ring that fell apart on November 14 of last year, took well over six hours yesterday – and

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Just keeps getting bigger

There are two potential conclusions to be drawn from the fact that the Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) is the biggest winner in the provincial elections in the Netherlands and that the party was the most popular at a mock election held at sc

Editorial - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Off to the races

The Heineken Regatta really kicks into high gear today, bringing with it a weekend of sailing, parties and drinking. The event has clearly established its benefits and the call by Minister Franklin Meyers for the community to support the event is spo

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: How many times can you slice the pizza before you begin to feel hunger?

Dear Editor, I’ve been reading in the local papers about the latest proposal which would turn the Emilio Wilson Estate into a miniature Disney World in order to further amuse the cruise line tourists. I have to ask why this is needed. Over the y

Opinion - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Screwed twice

George Greaux’ letter to the editor about the turnover tax suggests that the article we published on yesterday’s front page was grossly misleading. We respectfully disagree. The letter writer is of course right when he says that taxes are part

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 3, 2011

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Foundation, Radio Host launch information campaign

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Alzheimer's Foundation (SMAF) is starting an awareness campaign on Alzheimer's in collaboration with Valerie van Putten. The latter hosts and produces a weekly radio program called Now You Know. The first in a series

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Arrindell announces remembrance session for former Lt. Governor

St. Maarten – Parliament will have a special remembrance session for the late former Lt. Governor Reinier van Delden at 10:00 a.m. in Dr. Claude Wathey Legislative Hall in the Government Administration Building. The condolence book which has been p

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USM ends Black History Month on cultural tone

St. Maarten - First Tuesday at the University of St Maarten took on a whole new meaning when the Student Government Association, SGA, which is headed by Zamanda Solomon, held a short yet significant program to mark the end of Black History Month. Th

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Cft to issue advice on budgets of Curacao, St. Maarten Friday

WILEMSTAD/GREAT BAY — The supplementary and amended 2011 budget the Schotte government has submitted to the Board of financial supervision (Cft) is likely to get a positive advice. The body expects to render its advice on Friday, at the same time i

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Toddler rape-case postponed

St. Maarten – Patrick Ray A., 42, remains in custody until his trial for raping the 4-year old son of his partner between April and December of last year. The trial was postponed until April 13, because the final police report is not ready yet. A.

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Antrobus predicts higher fuel costs

St. Maarten – General Manager of SOL Antilles David Antrobus has predicted that fuel prices will rise higher because of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. The unrest in that region is causing fluctuations in the price of crude oil, the base