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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Fake items go up in flames

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - All that glitters is not gold and that is something all consumers on St Maarten have to bear in mind when they enter the various business establishments in and around the city of Philipsburg and its environs. Whil

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Police Chief, Dutch Forensics Institute sign service agreement

St. Maarten – Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte has signed an agreement with the Dutch Forensics Institute (NFI) for the latter to provide services. The agreement was countersigned by the head of the NFI’s front office for international

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Prime Minister loses third sibling in 12 months

St. Maarten – Prime Minister and Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot-Williams and her family were plunged into mourning on Wednesday when her younger brother Thomas “Tommy” Williams (53) died while helping a neighbor. No details of the

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Prosecution demands 7 years against smuggling taxi driver

Cerberus human smuggling trial: attorneys ask acquittal for three defendants St. Maarten – Prosecutor mr. M.L. P. Ridderbeks demanded 7 years imprisonment against Erold Montgomery B., a 64-year-old cab driver the prosecution considers the local

Editorial - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Missing information

It was made emphatically clear Wednesday that the visa requirement for Guyanese and Jamaicans went into “immediate enforcement” on Monday. This signals that people who arrived as of that date had to show a visa, but we can already see that all’

Opinion - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Courtroom tricks

Sometimes we wonder about what defendants think to achieve by displaying a belligerent attitude in court. Yesterday we saw a prime example in the human smuggling trial that resulted from the Cerberus-investigation. One of the defendants, considere

Opinion - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Today’s opinion: Experience does not count

The headline above may or may not startle but one can most definitely be startled by the statement, “As stated on numerous occasions, no one expected of the parliament and government of the new country St. Maarten that they would hit the ground run

Opinion - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: People kill other people

The argument that cars and criminals kill people, as Peter Gunn wants us to believe is a really simplistic approach of a rather complex issue. We have a much better argument for Gunn that is nonsensical and an eye opener at the same time: swimming

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 14, 2011

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Johnson urges businesses to follow TelEm Group’s St. Maarten carnival sponsorship lead

St. Maarten – St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation President, Stuart Johnson, is urging businesses on the island to follow the lead of TelEm Group in the sponsorship and promotion of the island’s premier Carnival event. Johnson was present

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Justice Minister: No grace period on visa requirement to enter St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan announced Wednesday that the visa requirement for Guyanese and Jamaicans came into “immediate enforcement” on March 11. The announcement of the restriction was made Tuesday, a day after the regime to

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Country St. Maarten 2011 Budget gets positive advice from Cft

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto received formal communication from the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) on Wednesday afternoon that the first country St. Maarten 2011 budget has received a positive advice. That means it meets the

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Couple still together, but man faces 5 years for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – A domestic dispute that ended with gun shots on November 14 of last year on Arch Road seemed to get a happy ending when it turned out in court yesterday that the alleged shooter, John H. and his wife Janet are still together. But pros

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Fault in Pondfill line blamed for partial outage

St. Maarten – Parts of the island connected to the electricity feeder cable on the Pondfill Road lose power around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A fault between the Zagersgut Substation and the Pondfill was blamed for the outage. In a post on Facebook

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MPs say yes to continuing cooperation with the other three Parliaments in the Dutch Kingdom

Unity, preparation stressed St. Maarten – Members of Parliament on and off the permanent Committee on Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations see a need to continue meeting with their colleagues from the other three Parliaments in the