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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 8, 2011

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Tragic motorcycle accident on the airport road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten

A white-red Yamaha R1 motorcycle struck the back of a public transport bus tonight at 9:30pm. It's assumed that the bus had malfunctioning tail lights and since the road is not lighted, the motorcycle rider must not have seen the bus on time. He died

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 8, 2011

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Richardson still undecided about leaving National Alliance

One casino company replaces another GREAT BAY, St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne and Hilbert Haar – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers says a casino license for Millenium Star N.V. was nev

Opinion - Posted by on September 8, 2011

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Sent in letter: Early release out of political hands

Dear Editor, Please allow me to make notice of several “malpractices” that are being applied to our inmates by the ministry of justice. In response to the article of Monday August 29th, 2011 in the other daily newspaper concerning the early rel

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Opinion: Bada bingo

Okay, so we have a cell capacity shortage. We get that. Somebody robbed sixteen grand from Bada Bing. We’re not sure who did this, though there are three suspects: the Romanian bookkeeper, the American born local, and the Dominican born fugitive.

Opinion - Posted by on September 8, 2011

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Opinion: Being fat

It’s not always a disadvantage to be fat. Well, actually this remains to be seen, but a New Yorker who weighs in at 188 kilos and who is a suspect in a series of armed robberies, earned himself a new trial because of it. The case seemed simple: wi

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Opinion: Court TV

We always thought of the United Kingdom as – how to say this kindly – not the most advanced country in the universe. Now the UK is taking a step ahead of the pack by putting court cases on public television. The idea is to give the public an unde

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Opinion: Golden tip, but not for Muslims

Is this the golden tip for people who are, ehhh, fat, overweight, obese? We’re not sure but we give it to our readers for what it’s worth, marveling at the same time how in a rich industrialized world there is money to research practically anythi

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Police arrest girl’s father for murder

Burnt body not yet identified GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The police arrested and detained R.R. at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night in Middle Region for the murder of his 13 year old daughter T.R. Police have held the man because they believe that burn

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Court suspends detention Bada Bing robbery suspects

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance suspended the detention of two suspects in the March 7 robbery at adult entertainment club Bada Bing in Simpson Bay to give the prosecutor’s office the opportunity to track down the main suspec

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Government to instruct GEBE on tariffs this week

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers will send utility company GEBE a letter this week telling the company what tariff to charge consumers for electricity consumption.

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Public urged to monitor Tropical Storm Maria’s approach

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) has urged the general public to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Maria, which formed in the Atlantic early Tuesday morning. An Air Force Reconnaissance Aircraft is expec

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Bureau issues reminder of country St. Maarten dialing code change

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten issued a statement Wednesday reminding the general public that the country’s dialing code will switch from 599 to 1-721 on September 30, 2011. The new code is part of the islan

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Community service for buying stolen car

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 20-year-old Fitzroy Jonathan Charles to a 4-month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation and 150 hours of community service for buying a stolen car for $1,000 in June.

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UTS employees complete advanced Microsoft Excel course

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Nine UTS employees received their certificates for the Microsoft Advanced Excel Training that was held over a two week period at the company’s TDC training facility in Philipsburg. The course was given by Microsoft Master

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Frustrated woman “lives in sewage”

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - Cynthia Rosilia, who lives at #19 Montevideo Road, Union Farm is now utterly frustrated after 10 years of having to live in a closed up house and dodge sewerage when she goes outside. A large part of her frustration is the fa

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Senior technocrats have one week to deliver new budget proposal

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Both Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto have confirmed that the secretaries general in the seven ministries are to meet again on Thursday to “crunch the numbers” in the draft 2012 b