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Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Opinion: No perspective (for people committing crimes)

If people were stunned by the double murder that occurred on Thursday, they were stunned when another murder followed within twenty-four hours. But how surprising is it, really? We know from the days we spend in the courthouse every Wednesday that t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Police introduce new system to catch robbers red-handed

AMSTERDAM - Dutch police will introduce a new protocol on September 1 for catching criminals red-handed. As soon as a robbery is reported, police will issue a ‘state of police alert’ SPA, and all available units will hasten to various strategic p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Putas of the Caribbean on sale in September

St. Maarten – Sir Leo Alexander, author of Putas of the Caribbean spent most of his adult life in the Caribbean after leaving his native South Africa behind. The majority of those years were spent on the island of Curacao. His book is a true accoun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Van der Sloot remains behind bars in Peru

LIMA - It is highly unlikely that Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot will be released from prison before he stands trial, Peruvian legal expert Mario Amoretti says. Van der Sloot is suspected of the murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old stu

Opinion - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Opinion: Short-sighted

A court in Zutphen has come to a remarkable decision: the Suzuki that was used during the failed attempt on Queen Beatrix during the Queen’s birthday celebration in Apeldoorn in 2009 has to be destroyed. The black car is currently stored in a crate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Queen well after cataract operation

THE HAGUE - Queen Beatrix has been operated on for cataracts in her right eye, the Government Information Service stated in a press release. The Queen was treated on Thursday as an outpatient and was able to leave the hospital after the operation.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Tenth murder of the year

Victim was on probation for a 2010-conviction Tenth murder of the year St. Maarten – Within twenty-four hours of the double murder on A.T. Illidge Road on Thursday morning another murder occurred. Around six o’clock yesterday morning police fou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Minister Meyers signs contract for Man of War Shoal Marine Park

St. Maarten - Yesterday Minister Franklin Meyers (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication) signed the management contract between St. Maarten and the Nature Foundation for the management of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park. The boun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Residents speak out about murders

“The blame lies with whatever the victims are involved in”St. Maarten - Three murders in two days have caused residents to think about the downside of this recent spate of crimes. It has gripped the Friendly Island and, ironic as it may seem, the

Editorial - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Editorial: The right direction

It’s been a long struggle, but now it is finally a fact. Minister Franklin Meyers signed the management contract for the Man of War Shoal Marine Park with the Nature Foundation. It is a landmark event on the road to environmental protection in St

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 21, 2011

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Enviro groups are still waiting for donation from eco-shopping bag sales

St. Maarten – Valentine’s seemed to have come early in 2009 for local environmental organizations. On Friday February 13, Le Grand Marché and Prime Distributors presented their eco-friendly shopping bags. The companies said that they had produce