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Editorial - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Editorial: A good example

Friday morning’s capture of two men who were breaking into a gasoline station is proof of what patrolling officers can do. It gives a clear example that more blue on the streets ensures that criminals are caught and is the start of how we lessen cr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Central Bank issues bond for St. Maarten

GREAT BAY/WILLEMSTAD – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has issued a 26 million guilder bond on behalf of St. Maarten. The bond is for five years with an interest rate of 1.5 percent. The interest is based on what the Netherlands comm

Opinion - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Opinion: Ghost politicians

St. Maarten has Hyacinth Richardson and Louie Laveist, and the Netherlands now has a name for politicians like them who hardly ever show up for public meetings: ghost politicians. The Netherlands has them as well. Home affairs Minister Piet Hein Donn

Opinion - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Opinion: No more Last Supper (death penalty)

Since the United States re-introduced the death penalty in 1976, the country had executed 1,266 convicted murderers. Sixteen states do not have the death penalty and of the other 34, Texas is the absolute champ: it executed 473 convicts – 37 percen

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Salduz and Brusco go European

The Netherlands is not happy with a plan by the European Commission to establish minimum standards for the presence of attorneys in criminal investigations. Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding wants to guarantee suspects in all 27 member states the r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Police catch thieves red handed

St. Maarten – Police arrested and detained two men at 2:10 a.m. Friday morning as they attempted to break into the Sol Gas Station on Bush Road. The two suspects are 59 year old B.M.B. who was repatriated to his home island Trinidad & Tobago in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Postal services to be transferred October 9

St. Maarten – New Post Netherlands Antilles is officially announcing its plans to transfer postal services to Postal Services St. Maarten with ads that will begin appearing on Monday. This announcement follows the signing of a transfer protocol bet

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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French St. Martin launches new promotional brochure

MARIGOT – President of the Office du Tourisme Ida Zin-Keu launched a new glossy brochure promoting St. Maarten at the most recent edition of the largest tourism fair in France­ -Top Resa. The brochure is titled, “Saint-Martin, more than anywhere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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Rotary donates $5, 000 to Alzheimer Foundation

GREAT BAY – Members of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten’s Alzheimer's Awareness Committee and the Club’s President Rebecca Low presented a cheque for $5, 000 to Patricia Krolis and Raymond Jessurun of the St. Maarten Alzheimer's Foundation on Wed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 26, 2011

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St. Maarten and Curacao’s budgets lack strong data correlations

THE HAGUE – The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) have called the late or non-submission of data a major weakness in the financial policy of the Government of St. Maarten and the Government of Curacao. The remark is part of a report covering Jun