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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Roorda’s attorney asks court to hear Shigemoto and Duncan

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Bas Roorda case is not ready to go to court yet. Yesterday, Roorda’s attorney mr. Maarten Le Poole asked the court to hear several witnesses first. Judge mr. D.M. Thierry will rule on the request on May 23. Le

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Armed robber gets lighter sentence on appeal

St. Maarten – The Appeals Court sentenced 26-year-old Nashon Elwin Francis to an 11-year prison sentence last week for three armed robberies he committed in 2008 and for one robbery-attempt. Though the court considered that Francis was still under

Editorial - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Cuba

St. Maarten has long been concerned about the possible negative effect on its tourism industry in case the United States would lift travel bans to Havana. Now the Castro government has announced that it wants to offer its citizens the opportunity

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Stuff for conspiracy-buffs

The attorneys of the government and of the dismissed finance department head Bas Roorda had their first courtroom encounter yesterday morning. Roorda wants to hear witnesses, among them finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto and Justice Minister Roland D

Opinion - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: In the wake of a tragedy

It is amazing how opinions are brewing about Friday’s fatal traffic accident that took the life of 12-year-old Silvia Lynch. It is, of course, a tragedy – there is no other word for it. The circumstances, as they now appear to be, seem to show

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Telem puts phone lines on software based switch

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians began the final phase of transferring business and residential telephone lines in the Cole Bay area yesterday The technicians are targeting completion of 700 lines from TelEm Group’s legacy DMS 100 digital

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Cft-secretary Bergsma steps down, successor is Van Nieuwamerongen

St. Maarten – Mr. Geert Bergsma will step down as the secretary of the board for financial supervision Cft at the end of June, after a two-year stint. His successor is Mr. Kees van Nieuwamerongen. The complete Cft-board will visit all five islan

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James pleased with turnout at Cole Bay town hall meeting

St. Maarten - United Peoples Party MP Jules James said he is very pleased with the turnout to the town hall meeting last week Thursday that attracted approximately 100 people. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial De

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Schools get educational material from Nagico Insurances

St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances made hefty donations of educational material to more than ten schools and playschools on the island yesterday as part of its move to facilitate and support Foundation Based Education. According to Nagico’s Marketi

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Smart organizes Doggie Mixer fundraiser at Kim Sha Beach

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Animal Rescue Team (Smart) organizes a fundraiser at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Kim Sha Beach this Saturday, starting at five in the afternoon. Buccaneer will donate proceeds from hot dog and Greyhound drink sales Smart

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Scared Neighbors and The Oil King: why Chávez won’t invade Curacao

RIJSWIJK – Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire have nothing to fear from an invasion by Venezuela, journalist Edwin Koopman writes in his book The Oil King – Hugo Chavez and the Promises of his Latin-American Revolution. Advisors to President Chávez and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Three local students graduate from NC Wesleyan College

St. Maarten - On May 1 three St. Maarten students were the first to ever graduate from North Carolina Wesleyan College, in the USA, with the St. Maarten flag raised at the commencement ceremonies. The graduating students are Gene Kemble and the br

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 10, 2011

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DP President suggests maximum penalty of 6 years for causing fatal accidents

Ferrier urges MPs to change the law St. Maarten – Businessman and DP president Michael Ferrier calls on parliamentarians to spring into action and to change the law to allow for a maximum penalty of 6 years imprisonment for drivers who cause a f

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James wants parliamentary inquiry into fatal accident

St. Maarten - United Peoples Party MP Jules James said that he will call for a parliamentary inquiry into Friday’s traffic accident that took the life of 12-year-old Silvia Lynch. James said that he was saddened to learn about the tragic death o