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Opinion - Posted by on October 13, 2011

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Opinion: Are women lazy?

Soccer trainer Thijs Libregts once spoke these memorable words about Ruud Gullit, and they hound him until this day. “Gullit is able to play soccer, he is just a little bit lazy. That the problem with these little blacks.” History is on Gullit

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Chamber ready to take Nieuwe Post to court

St. Maarten – The Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to take the Nieuwe Post Netherlands Antilles to court if the post office does not reopen this morning. NPNA locked down the post office on Monday. On Tuesday there was a debate in the parliamen

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No leak in Kingdom Council of Ministers, Donner says

THE HAGUE – There were no state secrets leaked from the Kingdom Council of Ministers, Kingdom Relations Minister Piet Hein Donner said yesterday. At most there is a violation of the rules of confidentiality, the Minister answered to questions posed

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Mothers want to see justice served

St. Maarten - Now that Gregorio Ritchie and Akeem Williams have been discharged from hospital after they were stabbed several times last Monday during a fight in Middle Region, apart from the physical wounds, they also have to deal with the healing

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Burglar sentenced to 9 months

St. Maarten – Maurice Serafine learned the consequences of not knowing your rights the hard way yesterday when the Court in First Instance sentenced him to 9 months for a burglary on May 23 and for fencing stolen goods on June 13. Serafine, 23, wa

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Tee shirt theft results in 11-month prison sentence

St. Maarten – Gerard Patrice Richards, 31, was sentenced to 11 months imprisonment basically for stealing three tee shirts from Penny’s Department store. That theft in itself was good for a 2-month prison sentence, but Richards also had a convict

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Deceased man in Maho was 30-year-old Frenchman

GREAT BAY – Family and close friends of the man who was found dead in Maho reef on Sunday morning have identified him as Michael Granville. He was born in France in 1980, but the police did not release a date of birth. Granville was found near the

Opinion - Posted by on October 13, 2011

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Opinion: Political folly

Curacao is heading for turbulent times, or maybe it is more correct to say – more turbulent times. The decisions the Parliament in Curacao took this week do everything to shoot the messenger and nothing to make even an attempt to solve the underlyi

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Man sentenced to pay damages for 2008 road rage incident

St. Maarten – Michael Ariel Dupont turned out to be a talkative defendant in the Court in first Instance yesterday, but his verbal acumen did not save him from a 2-month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation, plus the obligation to

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Curacao on collision course with the Kingdom

WILLEMSTAD – The government and the parliament in Curacao are on a collision course with the Kingdom Council of Ministers, after the parliament passed motions to close the chapter about the screening of ministers, to force Central Bank president Em

Opinion - Posted by on October 13, 2011

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Opinion: Unlawful

It’s not as if the defendant hadn’t done it. The point is that he could have gotten away with it if he had been just a little bit smarter. Instead, the Court in First Instance sentenced him yesterday to nine months imprisonment. What happened? N

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Community service for drunken teenager

St. Maarten – A drunken teenager who was described in court as intelligent and who wants to join the Coast Guard was sentenced for burglary to a 3-month conditional prison sentence, 80 hours of community service, supervision by the Court of Guardia

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Blackberry service in trouble

St. Maarten – Research in Motion, the Canadian company that offers Blackberry services worldwide is experiencing technical problems in the Caribbean, Latin America and Canada. The technical problems also affect service in St. Maarten, mobile teleco

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Christian Lloyd killer sentenced to 20 years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Anthony Ray Spencer to 20 years imprisonment for the January 23, 2010 murder of Christian Lloyd. The prosecution demanded 24 years at the trial on September 21. With the sentence the long and cum

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Razor blade attack on rival nets woman community service

St. Maarten – Stephanie Anais Phillips was on the receiving end of a beating by two sisters and their mother in August 2009, but on September 11 of this year, the 26-year-old did some damage of her own when she confronted a woman whom she suspected

Opinion - Posted by on October 13, 2011

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Opinion: National anthem

We put the question out there already, and we hear from many people the same reaction: what is wrong with O Sweet St. Maarten Land? Do we really need a new national anthem? And do we really have to pay somebody ten grand for composing it? If we didn