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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Public private partnership takes charge of camera security system

Chamber calls for broad support St. Maarten - The Chamber of Commerce will establish as soon as possible a public/private partnership that will be charged with executing the St. Maarten security system. The first phase of this plan aims to install

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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“No more adventures” as Winair returns to core business

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee on Winair established by the airline’s shareholder representative – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams - has confirmed the airline will be returning to its core business

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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GEBE has to repay fuel clause charges on water bill to hotel

Court rejects appeal against Westin ruling St. Maarten – Utilities company GEBE had to repay the Westin Hotel fuel clause charges on its water bill going back to 2007. Yesterday GEBE lost its appeal against a February 22 court ruling that ordere

Opinion - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: In response to the justification of abortion

Dear Editor, People have a tendency to categorize sin, esteeming certain sins as being worse than others; but God doesn't see it that way. James 2:10 says, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of al

Opinion - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Is religion dead?

Here is some food for thought: religion is dead in the Netherlands and in a number of other western countries. The British broadcaster BBC reported this based on scientific research that was presented at a congress in Dallas, Texas. A team of scie

Opinion - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Strong message

The Dutch parliament sent a strong message to money grabbing bankers yesterday by passing a Freedom Party-motion that asks the government to tax all bonuses that have been paid to executives at state-supported banks like ABN, ING, SNS, Reaal and Aego

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Prosecutor calls on fugitive Omar N. to turn himself in

St. Maarten – Omar N., the 20-year old robbery suspect from Dutch Quarter who escaped from the Pointe Blanche prison in the night between Saturday to Sunday, is still on the run, even though his mom appears to have pleaded with him in an internet-m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Here Again

St. Maarten - Sea Turtle Nesting Season has begun again. The season runs between March and November. Female sea turtles return at that time to lay their eggs on the major nesting beaches of Simpson Bay, Guana Bay, and Gibbs Bay. There are three sea t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Communications Union presents shareholder with demands on Telem, Post Office

St. Maarten – The Board of the St. Maarten Communication Union has pressed shareholder representative for the Telem Group of Companies – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams - to ensure that the company’s restructuring is finalized before the c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Law firm pleads for better prison conditions, more rehabilitation

St. Maarten – The law firm Sulvaran and Peterson, which has offices in Curacao and St. Maarten, has written an open letter to protest the conditions at the Pointe Blanche House of Detention. They also urged local authorities to beef their efforts t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Former Police Chief Holiday does community service at Turning Point

St. Maarten – Former Chief Commissioner of Police Derrick Holiday has started to do his community service as an administrative assistant at Turning Point, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos confirmed in answer to questions from this newspaper. In Jun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 23, 2011

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Mega-cocaine case against two brothers will be postponed again

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will postpone the trial against four mega-cocaine smugglers again tomorrow afternoon. Attorney Mr. S.R. Bommel, who defends Rodolfo A., said yesterday that the prosecution needs more time for an internal in