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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Breaking News: Rasta man shot

Just half an hour ago, at 4:30pm a drive by shooting was reported in Dutch Quarter. A rasta man was shot dead. No further info at this time

Opinion - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Study of crime needed in order to deal with it in a sustainable and long-term manner

Dear Editor, All the investigating entities who worked diligently in resolving several serious crimes should be highly commended for their success in capturing those responsible. The apprehension of three individuals who have confessed to the crim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Bloem approved as supervisory board member for the Central Bank

St. Maarten –Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto announced Tuesday that the Council of Ministers (COM) has put forward attorney Jairo Bloem as one of St Maarten’s candidates for the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. Th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Court confirms guilt five human smugglers

Cab driver to prison for 4 years and 10 months St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced five defendants for human smuggling and membership of a criminal organization to prison terms from 23 months to 6 years and 10 months yesterday. O

Opinion - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The price of human smuggling

The much anticipated sentencing of a criminal gang involved in human smuggling went down without spectacular fireworks. The bottom line is that the defendants, who are with two exceptions men in their sixties, were convicted. Though the sentences

Opinion - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: At the end of the rainbow

We read with growing amazement through the petition 28 owners at the Rainbow Beach Club filed and in which they demand corrections to discrepancies between their deeds of division and their purchase contracts. Basically, the owners bought somethin

Editorial - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: And now to sustained and structural approaches

Commendations continue to pour in for the task force that has caught the men responsible for three of the five people, who were murdered earlier this year. It also does not miss our attention that the national group from which they come has made it q

Opinion - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Trouble on the horizon

Justice Minister Roland Duncan seems to have a talent for hopping from one problem to the next. Whether it is the dismissal of Bas Roorda, the firearm policy or the Brooks Tower Accord, as soon as Duncan’s name is involved, there is trouble on the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Bridge openings being reduced mid-May

St. Maarten – Bridge openings in Simpson Bay will be scaled back to four times per day as of May 16. The announcement of the scale back from six openings was made by the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA). The first two openings for t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Task force commended for solving murders

St. Maarten  - The St. Maarten Marines Trades Association (SMMTA) has congratulated the joint task force that solved three recent murders. The congratulations also come with sincere appreciation as the three people who were killed worked in and arou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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TelEm Group cutting over 500 subscribers in Cole Bay starting today

St. Maarten - TelEm Group technicians and engineers will continue their work on the largest transfer of customer subscriber lines so far in the company’s continuing migration to a new CS2K Softswitch today. The cutover began in late January and has

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Corporation, MP distance Dominican community from recent violence

St. Maarten– The President of the Marigot Dominica/St. Maarten Development Corporation Jonah Doram and faction leader of the United People’s (UP) Party Romain Laville have condemned the actions of the three Dominicans police have detained for thr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 20, 2011

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Rainbow Beach Club owners demand corrections to deeds

Plaintiffs contest differences between purchase contracts and deeds of division St. Maarten – The Rainbow Beach Club in Cupecoy is heading for another court case. No less than 28 owners at the property have filed a law suit against four companie