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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Reserves are government’s last option for budget solution

PM: Raising fees, taxes not under discussion St. Maarten – An agreement with Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) to draw on reserves is one of the government’s last option in the short term to arrive at a positive advice for the 2011 budget.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Details emerge about kidnapping Israeli drug dealer in December

Trial two suspects moved to June 8 St. Maarten – Only now the details are emerging of a violent kidnapping of an Israeli drug dealer that occurred on December 16 of last year. Two suspects involved in this crime appeared in the court in First In

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Desperate gypsy cab driver punished with conditional fine

75-year old has 162-guilders pension St. Maarten – The authorities have made hunting down gypsy cab drivers a priority, and 75-year-old Sylvan Thomas Roberts was the first one to find himself on the receiving end of that policy. The court in Fir

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Brisett calls for completion of Belvedere Church

“Then he may truly rest in peace.” St. Maarten – “Then he may truly rest in peace.” With those words Reverend E. Lloyd Brisett - officiating minister at the funeral of the late  Edgar Lynch -, urged those who loved the deceased to acco

Opinion - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Police reports

Research in the Netherlands shows that less than one third of crime victims files a report with the police. More than half of the plaintiffs go to the police because they need a report for their insurance. Among victims of violent crimes the prepared

Opinion - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Gypsy cab driver hunting

That the authorities finally have gypsy cab drivers in the cross hairs became evident in the Court in First Instance  yesterday, but the question that remains is whether they chose the right man to make their point. Sylvan Thomas Roberts, the gyp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Government appreciates Gerd Leers’ approach

St. Maarten – The government of St. Maarten has welcomed discussions initiated by Dutch Minister of Immigration and Integration Gerd Leers on movement of people entering the various parts of the Dutch Kingdom and the movement of people between the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Homeless man needs care but gets prison sentence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance was at a loss when it came to sentencing Clinton Humphrey Hodge, a 34-year-local homeless man for beating another homeless man into the hospital with a piece of wood on December 23 of last year. In the end,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 7, 2011

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Government to craft vision on kingdom’s future, relationships

St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten believes that it must also evaluate the relationships that exist in the Kingdom. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced that feeling at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. The de