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Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Opinion: Bus drivers

Again a bus driver appeared in court yesterday for a traffic violation. The charge was similar to the one quite some of his colleagues have faced before. He had dared to let passengers get off his bus on the A.J.C. Brouwers Road opposite the Diyon fu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Donner visits Dutch Caribbean next week

No meetings in St. Maarten THE NETHERLANDS - The Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, (BZK), Piet Hein Donner, will pay a working visit to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba from September 26th until September 29th 2011. Donner wants to su

Opinion - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Opinion: Saving paper

When the personal computer emerged in the early eighties of last century it did not take long for utopian articles to appear about the paperless office. Stories about free computers followed close on their heels. But thirty odd years later, the free

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Ex-police officers might be involved in Lloyd murder

Prosecution demands 24 years; sex-games preceded brutal murder St. Maarten – Anthony Ray S. sits already one-and-a-half year in pretrial detention for a murder he says he did not commit. Yesterday, public prosecutor mr. B. den Hartigh demanded 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Gun license policy takes effect January 1

St. Maarten – Minister of Justice Roland Duncan says his policy on the issuance of gun licenses will take effect on January 1, 2012. The updated draft policy, which takes into account several concerns and advices, is currently being reviewed by the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Heavy sentences for Awad-kidnappers

St. Maarten – Roberto Francisco Gumbs and Isidro Eddison Josepha will spend the foreseeable future behind bars in the Pointe Blanche Prison. Judge Mr. M. Keppels sentenced Josepha yesterday to 14 years and 6 months imprisonment and Gumbs to 11 year

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Court postpones domestic violence trial

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has postponed the trial of Safraz H. for a maximum of three months to give the Rehabilitation Bureau the opportunity to do a psychological evaluation. The postponement was requested by prosecutor mr. M. Ove

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Telem switching over more clients today

St. Maarten – TelEm Group technicians will be continuing with phase 3 of the company’s transfer of business and residential telephone lines in the Philipsburg area today. The technicians are targeting completion of 1, 000 plus lines from TelEm Gr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Lange Frans-standard does not fly in St. Maarten

Ten months for firearm possession St. Maarten – Defense attorney mr. G. Hatzmann introduced the Lange Frans-standard in the Court in First Instance yesterday during a seemingly open and shut case of firearm possession. The argument was original

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Office of Disaster Management recommends monitoring Ophelia

St. Maarten – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the population of the South side of the island to closely monitor the progress of newly formed and 15th storm of the season Tropical Storm (TS) Ophelia. The storm’s westerly track

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Police open new “Back Office”

St. Maarten – The “Back Office” at the Immigration Department at the Princess Juliana International Airport was officially opened on Wednesday morning. The decision to establish the office, where officers will inspect suspicious travel document

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Central Bank: Guilder still solid

WILLEMSTAD – The presentation of the report by the International Monetary Fund delegation on its Article IV consultation led to an email exchange between the Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten on Monday. S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Winair wraps up anniversary tour with high praise

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS – Officials in Nevis has praised Winair for its safety record and called for it to continue offering faithful, reliable and punctual service. The compliment and admonition were delivered during a ceremony to mark the airline’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Royal tour of Dutch Caribbean begins in Aruba

ORANJESTAD – A manifestation of the Linear Park, a visit to Parke Arikok and the district Juwana Morto are three of the major scheduled events on the program for the two day visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Prin

Editorial - Posted by on September 22, 2011

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Editorial: Absolute Care

There’s been an increase in gun related incidents in recent days and this is cause for concern for every law abiding member of the society. Some may find comfort in knowing that as of January 1, they’ll be able to apply for a gun license under th