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Editorial - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: “Execution”

This newspaper, The Today Newspaper has a policy to refrain from publishing grueling pictures of crime scenes and traffic accidents. The privacy of victims is the more important to us than any form of sensationalism. The picture we published Satu

Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “Consider use of Dutch Army in fight against crime”

Dear Editor, With the recent murder of a mega-yacht crew member last weekend and another body of a male found on Alexis Arnell Road (also known as the Cake House Road) on Friday, crime on the island has hit a level which is very disturbing to the

Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “St. Maarten’s government should not allow dolphinarium”

Dear Editor, Plans for a new dolphinarium in St. Maarten should be referred to the paper recycle bin immediately. Dolphins, and other marine mammals for that matter, do not belong in captivity. These are intelligent, social animals whose welfare a

Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “St. Maarten, The Unfriendly Island”

Dear Editor, I have been an owner of timeshare weeks at the Pelican Resort in St. Maarten since 1985. The gross injustices experienced by the Pelican Timeshare Owners have been magnified by the complete lack of support from the St. Maarten governm

Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: “Community service”

Young convicts enjoy doing community service up to a point. That’s the conclusion of research conducted by the Bongers Institute for criminology and the Legal science Faculty of the Amsterdam University. The young criminals mention “a relaxed atm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Common Court drops prosecution security guard for fatal stabbing

St. Maarten – On January 12, Sandra Arlene Hall left the courthouse in shame with her hands covering her face, after the prosecution demanded 9 years imprisonment against her for the fatal stabbing of 45-year old Radford Alexander Seaforth on Octo

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Criminals released due to lack of prison cells

St. Maarten – The pressure on the prison system is reaching boiling point. The Judge of Instruction and the judges in the Common Court of Justice ordered last week the transfer of several suspects that are in preventive custody at the police stat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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Execution on G. Alexis Arnell Road

St. Maarten - An unidentified man was found murdered on the G. Alexis Arnell Road Friday morning. The killers forced the victim on his knees before they shot him in the head. The execution-style killing takes crime in St. Maarten to a scary level.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2011

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St. Maarten fuel prices increase further today

St. Maarten – The prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel increased today, Sunday, March 6 from currently 2.17 guilders per liter to 2.25 for unleaded gasoline, and diesel from the current 1.98 to 2.04 guilders per liter, according to the Ministry

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Pantophlet presses Minister on dividends, selling shares

St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet has thanked the Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto for answering his letter to the Prime Minister with proposals to balance the 2011 Budget. He also said he’s conducting the con

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Wifol, SBROC met special mediators Saturday

St. Maarten – Parties in the ongoing labor dispute that led to the closure of the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina have been called to a meeting yesterday (Saturday) by the prime minister’s legal adv

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GEBE seeks suspension of costly fuel clause ruling

St. Maarten – The battle between the Westin Hotel and utilities company GEBE over inflated water bills and contested fuel clause charges continued silently Friday when parties submitted new documents to the common court of Justice, whereby GEBE as