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Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: Check please

We started paying attention to the receipts we get after the call by Chamber of Commerce President Glen Carty to keep an eye on such things. The question we put out here is: must receipts from restaurants contain the company’s name and their Chamb

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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First hearing Van der Sloot-trial next week Monday in Lima

ORANJESTAD/LIMA – The first public hearing in the criminal trial of Joran van der Sloot will take place next week Monday, September 12. The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Lima demands a 30-year prison term against the young Dutchman for the murder

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: History repeats itself

Our friend Mickey is at it again. Yesterday we received a very funny email from California stuffed with statements people made in 1955 – that’s right, about 55 years ago. While Mickey specializes in the global distribution of useless information,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba) get tax-relief

State Secretary Weekers projects $10 million windfall THE HAGUE - The fiscal regime for the BES-islands will probably undergo some changes next month. Finance state secretary Frans Weekers takes into account that the islands have experiences a win

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Gun possession nets regretful garage-owner conditional sentence

St. Maarten – Desmond Anthony George, the 49-year old owner of the Man George garage in Madame Estate thought that the well-dressed man who entered his shop on April 1 and offered him the gun he had for sale, was a foreigner- but when he saw the sa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Bureaucratic mix-up delays access to pro Deo attorney

Acid-attack trial postponed until November St. Maarten – On June 15, attorney mr. B.B. Brooks desisted mid-trial because the court wouldn’t let her hear her client’s son as a witness. Yesterday that client, Rosalind G.-R., was in court again

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Frans Richardson leaves National Alliance

Party’s number 2 vote-getter becomes second independent MP St. Maarten – National Alliance is about to lose one of its biggest vote getters. Frans Richardson, a former Commissioner of Tourism and Economic Affairs, will declare himself next wee

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Alzheimer’s Foundation, Rotary join forces for fundraiser

This Saturday at two Grand Marché-locations St. Maarten – This Saturday volunteers of the St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation together with members of the Rotary Club of St, Maarten will be at Le Grand Marché in Cul de Sac and in Cole Bay to rai

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: Prostitution: deal with it

The raid at the Border Bar makes, irrelevant of the outcome of the criminal investigation, something clear that everybody knows and that few people are prepared to take action against. While moral crusaders will defend their opposition to prostitutio

Editorial - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Editorial: National Alliance parliamentarian to go independent

Independent It is a bit too early yet to draw conclusions about the move by National Alliance parliamentarian to go independent. After all, we have not had the opportunity to hear MP Richardson’s side of the story. However, if it turns out to be

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Father and son make cricket history

St. Maarten - Keith Mckindley Carty was born on August 20, 1964, his son Keacy Uycless Carty on March 19, 1997 and when they were selected to open the batting for the Nagico team, little did they know that they were making history because, the son’

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: Playing with fire

Helmin Wiels is, as usual, playing with fire in Curacao. His latest rant against the office of the public prosecutor is a venture into territory where no politician ought to go. Wiels wants a parliamentary inquiry into the functioning of the Public

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: Peeping Juan

Some men ought to be locked up in a dark place with someone like, say Helm in Wiels for a couple of days. We found a candidate for this dubious honor in Spain, where police arrested a man for filming under women’s skirts. The Spanish newspaper La V

Opinion - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Opinion: Johnny Anglais

When we read this story we had to think about something Ombudsman Arduin told us this week: something legal can be very improper. Now we don’t think that our civil servant are engaging in this kind of activities (though we’re not giving any guara

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Government-owned companies failed to hold shareholder-meetings

St. Maarten – “Many government-owned companies” have not called shareholder meetings to give discharge to the boards for the financial statements “for quite some years,” Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger said this week. He mentioned the Har

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Border Bar owner to Judge of Instruction today

St. Maarten – The owner of the Border Bar, identified by the Public Prosecutor’s Office as I.P., remains in custody and will appear in front of the Judge of Instruction today, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. On Wedne

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Cabinet divided about abortion and euthanasia

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers is still divided about proposals by Justice Minister Roland Duncan to legalize abortion, euthanasia and prostitution. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams declined to reveal her position on the issue during We

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Police detain suspect in Sheldon Thomas-murder

St. Maarten – Investigators have detained a suspect in the murder of Sheldon Thomas, Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. He declined to give further details. Thomas was murdered today two weeks ago. His body was found on t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Psychological evaluation for man who abused girlfriend

St. Maarten – Jeremiah V.O.D., a 25-year-old who is currently in the Bavpol-training to become a law enforcement officer, stood trial for domestic violence in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The court postponed the trial until November 9 to

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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Veterans face off in soccer

FRENCH QUARTER- A total of six veteran soccer teams will be showing that they still have what it takes to be competitive when the Veterans competition kicks off at the Alberic Richards Stadium in French Quarter at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Th

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Ruby Bute hosts fundraiser concert for Imbali next week Saturday

St. Maarten – Next week Saturday Ruby Bute hosts a concert at her Silk Cotton grove art gallery in Friar’s Bay. The event is a fundraiser for the Imbali dance School. Burglars took all teaching equipment from the school on July 13. “This though

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 2, 2011

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SHTA and Duncan strive for healthy, workable immigration policy

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and trade association SHTA met with Justice Minister Duncan yesterday to discuss the Brooks Tower Accord process and Duncan’s plans to achieve a non-bureaucratic process to legalize staff. SHTA president Emi