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Editorial - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Editorial: Little reassurance

The presentations by the police and the justice minister in Monday’s Central Committee meeting likely did very little to reassure the public that the authorities are serious about dealing with crime. It is good to hear that work is being done to ge

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Exchange meeting marine parks aims to launch Caribbean network

St. Martin– The Reserve Naturelle organizes the first exchange meeting for marine protected areas of St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla, Saba and Statia. The four-day meeting started yesterday with a lunch at the Mercure hotel, where the

Opinion - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Opinion: Internet addiction

Forget smoking, drinking, sex and poker: there is another addiction on the up and coming. At least, if we believe what researchers in Germany found: half a million people in the country are addicted to the internet. Among 15-year-old girls, twenty pe

Opinion - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Opinion: To be a smoker

Lol, it cannot be fun to be a smoker these days. Banned from smoking in public places in quite some countries, smokers now also come under fire for the consequences of their habit. It’s a bit late, and it remains debatable, but still. Almost 55 per

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Opinion: Working with criminals

No manpower? Make deals with criminals, the way it used to be back in the nineties. That’s the way to curb crime. No this is not another idea of Justice Minister Roland Duncan, but the opinion of Cyrille Fijnaut, one of the most influential police

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Another murder will require more overtime from taxed officers

Jacobs: “We have had to make choices” St. Maarten – Another murder and/or violent crime will push an already burdened police force to demand officers put in more overtime and to work on their off days. This position was put forward by Chief

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Justice Ministry fighting crime while building foundation

“There’s a lack of everything” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has told parliament his ministry will continue to focus on construction in the year 2012 as it also continues to deal with the crime situation and its other respon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliamentarians believe gold rush root cause of crime problem

St. Maarten – Lowering the amount of gold people can trade before it becomes an Unusual Financial Transaction was a feature point early in Parliament’s discussion with Justice Minister Roland Duncan on the crime situation on Monday. Members of Pa

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Rainbow Beach Club adds to existing construction

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – The Court in first Instance sentenced the Rainbow Beach Club and developer Sabra N.V. last week to pay damages to apartment owners because of building permit issues. One of the beefs of plaintiffs was that more than 80 apartm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Discussion on Kingdom Visa Law deferred

St. Maarten– Justice Minister Roland Duncan has requested that he be able to join in on Parliament’s discussion on the Kingdom Visa Law. He’d come ready to do this on Monday, but Members of Parliament decided to remove the matter from the agend

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Radio personality launches tell all book Saturday

St. Maarten - Lydia – From Heterosexual to Bisexual to Lesbian to God by Lydia G. Henderson will launch at The Alley Lounge on Saturday, October 1, at 8:00 p.m. Henderson is a radio personality at Island 92 FM, where she hosts the “Island Delight

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St. Maarten Police detail changing face of crime

St. Maarten – Though they’ve spotted a “definite decrease in crime in general” the Police Force of St. Maarten has observed an increase in “serious violent criminal acts.” This point was stressed in a presentation to Parliament by Head of