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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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25,000 Guilders reward for information about murders

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office is offering a reward of 25,000 guilders, or almost $14,000 for information that leads to the solution of the four murders that shocked the island during the past two weeks. Press officer Mr. Rienk Mud,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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“Maybe I do not serve the interest of certain highly paid consultants”

Cft board member Max Pandt speaks out about his tiff with Shigemoto GREAT BAY – “If I am a well respected professional, why the hell did he threw me out?” Tax attorney Max Pandt is still exasperated about the action by Finance Minister Hiro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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Inmates Association proposes solutions for prison cell shortage

Pointe Blanche renovation requires relocating 30 inmates St. Maarten – The complicated situation in the filled to capacity Pointe Blanche prison will get even more complicated when the renovation of the facility gets underway. A letter from the

Editorial - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Quibbling

Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto thinks of tax attorney, former Lt. Governor and members of the board for financial supervision Cft, Max Pandt, as a respected professional. Yet he found reason to throw him out of a meeting with the Cft because Pandt i

Opinion - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: “Gun licenses”

Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s decree that regulates the conditions for gun licenses leaves many questions unanswered. That the decree will be a topic of discussion this week, just after the island has been hit by an unprecedented spike in violen

Opinion - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Wasteful behavior

We spent some words on the wasteful behavior of our government last week but we are well aware that this attitude is well-spread around the world. Our so-called mother country has its own ways of making huge amounts of money disappear into a big blac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 8, 2011

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Court orders conditional release of Saban drug lord

St. Maarten – Michael Kennedy L., a 47-year old Rastafarian who was serving 33 months for dealing cocaine and marijuana in his native Saba was released from the Pointe Blanche prison on Friday against the express wishes of Justice Minister Roland D

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Finance Minister counters Xavier Blackman’s criticism

St. Maarten – Honourable Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto says he has taken note of the comments made by former Commissioner of Finance Xavier Blackman who was part of the National Alliance (NA)-led administration that was in government for a per

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Parliament discusses Duncan’s gun decree

St. Maarten – The parliament will discuss tomorrow afternoon Justice Minister Roland Duncan’s ministerial decree that regulates the conditions for gun licenses. Recently, chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos vehemently opposed the gun legislation. The