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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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The minimum sentence-debate

Attorney Cor Merx: “Hands off our judges” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan is at odds with his advisor on the new penal code, prof. Hans de Doelder. The draft penal code abolishes minimum sentences, but Duncan opposes this. Minim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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St. Maarten Government thanks company for its vision to invest in St. Maarten

Windward Roads celebrates 25th anniversary PORT-DE-PLAISANCE, St. Maarten — “In 25 years we have come a long way as St. Maarten and Windward Roads have played a big part in the development of the island,” said Prime Minister of St. Maarten S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Johan de Witt pays unique visit to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Next week Friday the navy transport vessel Johan de Witt will arrive at fort Amsterdam at a quarter past eight. Brigadier General Swijgman, the flag officer for the Dutch forces in the Caribbean and governor drs. Eugene Holiday will b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Border Bar-owner remains in custody for next eight days

St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction approved the detention of Border Bar owner I.P. for an additional eight days. P. is the main suspect in a human trafficking-investigation that revolves around the trade in women. The Border Bar is a brothel l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Draft 2012 budget passes September 1 deadline

Cft awaits copy for informal advice GREAT BAY / By Hilbert Haar – St. Maarten did not submit its draft 2012 budget in a timely manner to the parliament and to the Cft. The deadline expired on Thursday. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes resume

St. Maarten - Instructor Melissa Bardfield announced in a press statement that SXM BJJ will start classes for children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu this Monday. Bardfield returned from an educational trip to Rio de Janeiro where she completed a two week

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Match supermarket closes doors after twenty years

Marigot’s Howell Center is in a shambles MARIGOT, St. Martin – The Howell Center in Marigot is in a shambles because its biggest store, the Match supermarket has closed down and is awaiting a court ruling about its state of bankruptcy. Unconfi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Duncan threatens Brooks Towers Accord applicants with deportation

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan gives applicants for a Brooks Towers Accord permit who were found to have registered with a bogus employer three weeks to correct their application by coming in with their real employer. Otherwise, they

French St. Martin News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Powerful line up of speakers for State of the Industry Conference

MARIGOT - The Saint-Martin Tourist Office and its President Mrs Ida Zin Ka Ieu are happy to announce that there will be a powerful lineup of influential speakers for the inaugural State of the Industry conference in St. Martin this month. Among tho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Community service for stealing safe from mother’s bedroom

St. Maarten – A teenager and his 20-year old friend stood trial this week for stealing a safe that contained passports, $600, jewelry and other personal stuff. A remarkable case, because the safe has disappeared, and so has the boy’s own passport

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Minister de Weever attends Alzheimer’s fundraiser

St. Maarten – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever will visit the Alzheimer’s foundation’s fundraiser at Le Grand Marche in Cul de Sac this morning at ten o’clock. The Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Rotary Club’s Alzheimer awarenes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Suspect Thomas-murder released from custody

St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction rules yesterday that the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Sheldon Thomas was unlawful, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos told this newspaper yesterday. The suspect, about whom the prosecutor did not release an

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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About.com praises Orient Beach as one of the best nudist beaches

“For bottomless sunbathing, stick to Orient Beach” St. Maarten – With the state of the Industry conference coming up in just a couple of weeks, the French side tourist Bureau is stepping up its efforts to highlight St. Maarten and Saint Mart

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Drag racing association organizes fundraiser

GREAT BAY - The St Maarten Drag Racing Association organizes a fund raising event in French Quarter at Brooks & Sons Car Wash tomorrow. Proceeds are earmarked to cover the expenses for a local team of drivers that wants to take part in the drag racin

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 3, 2011

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Editorial: St. Maarten Government has more budget woes

The deadline to submit the draft 2012 budget to the parliament was September 1 – and the government missed it. This is hardly surprising because we don’t remember the time when a St. Maarten government did manage to meet this deadline. Prime Min

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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