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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Broad based committee to review outstanding BTA applications

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutors Office has completed its criminal investigation around the implementation of the Brooks Tower Accord. Some 1, 100 files were scrutinized and returned and will subsequently reviewed by a committee that will have

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Prosecution demands combined 32 years against four suspects

Youngsters accused of armed robbery and membership of a criminal organization St. Maarten – Four suspects, three of them very young, fourteen different crimes – among them attempted murder, armed robbery, multiple car thefts, firearm possessio

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Duncan happy that reality of being alone is taking hold

Attorney General investigating lease possibilities St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says he’s not surprised that members of the Dutch Second Chamber have stated there will be no immediate help for St. Maarten when it comes to cell

Editorial - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The wave still towers high

Justice Minister Roland Duncan is definitely not tickled that this newspaper has referred to recent tactics used by the police as scenes from Hollywood. What the Minister and all must understand is that statement is not a criticism of the police. Ins

Opinion - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: “THE PELICAN AT THE YACHT CLUB (II)”

As mentioned in the first article on this topic the legal frame work provided by our Civil Code for the condomiumizing of a parcel of land and thereon standing building is a rather complex one. In focusing on the Simpson Bay Yacht Club we neverthele

Opinion - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Value for money

We have fifteen parliamentarians who, as we all know, take home $125,000 before taxes every year plus generous benefits worth approximately $20,000. They sit in a building that is costing the tax payer $96,000 every month, so the price tag for this h

Opinion - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: There is always tomorrow

Yesterday’s court session was taken up completely by charges against four defendants who had been involved in armed robbery, car theft ill-treatment, and attempted manslaughter. Three defendants had something in common: their youth. Two of them are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 17, 2011

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Get on the Bus, Get Busy (GB3) youth project launches April 2

St. Maarten – Get off the Block, Get on the Bus, Get Busy (GB3) youth project will be officially launched on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The start was announced Wednesday by Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell

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UTS share distribution not yet finalized

St. Maarten – A discussion has begun and must be finalized on the political level on a dividend policy for United Telecommunications Services (UTS). The company is owned by St. Maarten and Curacao, with the latter being the majority shareholder.

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Tax departments advises businesses to adjust administrations on ToT

St. Maarten – The Tax Department says that since the implementation of the turnover tax (ToT) it has been a point of discussion whether the ToT should be stated separately on the bill, invoice or receipt. The ToT is an indirect tax with the charact

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Atlantis Casino sponsors bands for Carnival Unity Jump-Up

St. Maarten - The Atlantis Casino is the latest company to partner with the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) by sponsoring all three bands that will be taking part in the Unity Jump-Up on Saturday. The longest of the five jump-ups s

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Duncan: Union standpoint based on incorrect information

“I think they’re bored.” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan says the standpoint President of the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) William Reed has taken on talks to have immigration officers

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Justice Ministers of the Kingdom meet here in June

Duncan continues to develop cooperation with Caribbean counterparts St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has reached agreement with his counterparts on Aruba – Arthur Dowers - and Curacao – Elmer Wilsoe - to continue cooperation on t

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An Evening with the Toastmasters this Saturday

St. Maarten —The Toastmasters Clubs on St. Maarten and Puerto Rico known as Area 6 will hold the seventh edition of “An Evening With the Toastmasters” on Saturday, March 19th, at the Belair Community Center at 7:00 p.m. sharp. The event will sh