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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2011

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Court acquits man of rape

Birthday celebration ends in “drunken fooling around” St. Maarten – An alcohol-induced birthday celebration ended badly for a girl who’d been clubbing at Tantra and the Platinum Room in Maho on January 13. The girl hooked up with Alexander

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2011

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Prosecution brings new charges against Cheetah Moon killers

Trial postponed until September St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against two men who are suspected of three murders, a rape, and two armed robberies until September 14 because the final police report is not finished

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 1, 2011

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Bureau Telecom explores cooperation with France and Holland

GREAT BAY/THE NETHERLANDS - Representatives of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten traveled to Paris and The Hague recently for introductory meetings with representatives of French and Dutch Telecommunication regulators for open discussion

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Attempt to smuggle Brazilians to Puerto Rico

Attorney says clients completed crime and should be acquitted St. Maarten – Defense attorney mr. G. Hatzmann did what is seemingly unthinkable in the Court in First Instance yesterday. He argued that his clients, two Puerto Ricans accused of an

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Bada Bing robbers back in court in September

Main suspect released, others remain in jail St. Maarten – On March 7 armed robbers stole $16,000 in cash from adult entertainment club Bada Bing in Simpson Bay. Yesterday the clubs former female bookkeeper, Romanian Ramona Sonia L., 32, and a s

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BTA Advisory Committee responds to deportation

St. Maarten – On Monday June 27, 2011 the Court ruled, upholding the repatriation of P.B.P. (Dominican Republic), who applied for a BTA-permit for the first time in December 2010. The judgment has no immediate consequences for other BTA-applicants

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Court acquits young man of major jewelry robbery

“Fingerprints alone are not enough evidence” St. Maarten – His fingerprints were on the glass counter of Helena Jewelers, but that was not enough to convict Derrick Delan W., 21, for a jewelry heist that took place on April 24 and that nette

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Donner predicts Central Bank probe will take months

“I am concerned about the further subdividing of the bank” THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch Minister of Interior and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner provided assurances Wednesday that the investigation into the dispute between the Government of Cura

Editorial - Posted by on July 1, 2011

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Editorial: Rape

The Court in First Instance arrived at a remarkable verdict in a rape case yesterday, and this sentence ought to send a clear message. The case involves a girl who had been celebrating her birthday by dipping into any bottle of alcohol she could f

Opinion - Posted by on July 1, 2011

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Opinion: Beggars

We’re not entirely sure whether we have a law that prohibits begging and we have to say that we are very seldom bothered by people who come asking for a dollar. The sheer perception beggars have will ensure that they will stay where they are for

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Opinion: Curve ball

We’re quite happy that we’re not sitting on the chair of our resident Judge mr. M. Keppels, because she has to figure out a rather unique situation. We’ll know the right answer on July 20, when our Judge rules on the case of two Puerto Ricans w

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Opinion: Holidays

Should we stick to the Christian calendar for our national holidays and throw in a few Caribbean odd balls? Or should we embrace the multicultural society that the Netherlands has just dropped like a hot potato and move with the times? Already now