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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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Attorney Brooks drops client mid-trial

Prosecutor: “This is judicial blackmail” St. Maarten – Prosecutor mr. B. den Hartigh remained outwardly cool, but he did not mince his words when attorney mr. B.B. Brooks desisted from defending her client Rosalind A. G.-R. any longer when h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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Attorney: Family wanted $1.8 million from Bobby V. to settle rape allegations

Prosecution demands 18 months for raping 16-year old niece St. Maarten – Emotions almost spiraled out of control at the courthouse yesterday afternoon during the rape trial of businessman Bobby V. when the defense charged that the rape-victim’

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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Opinion: Judicial blackmail

The words hung heavy in the air in the court room yesterday morning: judicial blackmail. This is how prosecutor Bart den Hartigh labeled attorney Brenda Brooks' decision to drop a client on the spot after the court denied her request to hear said c

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Free Speech

We are blessed to live in a country where our media still reports the news from a neutral perspective. It seems our journalists and editors are passionate about what they do and they still seem to understand that the media has an incredibly important

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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I Can Foundation fraud trial postponed until August

St. Maarten – A couple that landed a job at the I Can Foundation after it did community service there for an earlier conviction, appeared in the Court in First Instance yesterday charged with forging receipts for goods delivered to this foundation

Opinion - Posted by on June 16, 2011

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Editorial: On the matter of holidays

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell is pressing forward with her quest for Emancipation Day to become a national, public holiday. We say good on her, because Emancipation Day represents a joint hope of all of people who li

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No Emancipation Day holiday this year

St. Maarten Businesses asked to close St. Maarten – This year’s Emancipation Day – Friday July 1 - will not be a national public holiday. However Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has requested the two main busi

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Community service for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced Delroy D.A. Forbes, 17, to a 30 months suspended prison sentence for attempted manslaughter on Glenroy Mills on February 15. Judge mr. M. Keppels imposed a 3-year probation period and ordered that F

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Community service for fencing stolen car

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Richard Francisco Dilone, 21, to 146 days imprisonment and 120 hours of community service for fencing a car he bought for $200 on March 5. Of the prison sentence, 120 days are suspended and Dilone