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

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Justice Minister pleads for public cooperation in crime fighting

Duncan outlines short to midterm efforts St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Roland Duncan has pressed the public to help the police solve crime, especially the murders that took place last week and told Parliament he’s ordered the force to focu

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Gun license decree deviates from advice public prosecutor and police

St. Maarten – The ministerial decree that regulates the conditions for gun licenses and ammunition deviates on critical points from the advice Justice Minister Roland Duncan received from the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the police. The discrep

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New Minister De Weever wants to “forge ahead”

St. Maarten – “We must forge ahead.” Those were the words Dr. Cornelius de Weever held in the front of his mind on Thursday as he took his oath of office as Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor. De Weever replaces Maria Bunca

Editorial - Posted by on March 11, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: What about paternity leave?

It is with interest that we take note of the planned changes to the Civil Code highlighted by Professor Mr. Jan de Boer at an information session on Thursday. One that jumps up is that young people can go to court to establish paternity and that a wo

Opinion - Posted by on March 11, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: A very special experience

We won’t reveal who made the remark, but it stuck after the Central Committee meeting. “This was a very special experience.” And what was that all about? Well, guess. About the quality of the debate of course. And who could blame such an a

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Today’s Opinion: Saturday night special

Minister Duncan’s plans to regulate gun ownership by ministerial decree will probably do nothing to curb the circulation of cheap illegal hand guns, commonly known as Saturday night specials. If anything, the regulation will encourage more citizens

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Prime Minister, USONA to sign financing agreements

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, who is responsible for the Ministry of General Affairs, will sign two financing agreements financed by the Dutch funding agency USONA on Friday. One relates to the Integrity project and the other

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Visa list to be expanded

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has announced that the government has sent a request to the Kingdom Council of Ministers to expand the list of countries whose citizens need a visa. No details of what countries will be added were given

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Stiffer punishments for Parliament to decide

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has told Members of Parliament that they’ll have a concrete chance to set “stiffer punishments” as a deterrent for crime when he presents them with the new Penal Code. He was responding to question

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New Civil Code gives children right to establish paternity

Quarter of kids don’t know who their biological father is St. Maarten – An astonishing 25 percent of children in Curacao does not have a father, Mr. Jan de Boer, a member of the Common Court of Justice revealed yesterday during a presentation