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Opinion: Landsrecherche

The landsrecherche has yet another interesting file on its desk: an order to investigate the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Robert Reid on October 24. Reid was detained as a suspect in the murder of his 13-year-old daughter Tiffany. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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Opinion: The other Stapels

There is chaos in what some consider the stuffy world of science and universities. That’s all due to Diederik Stapel, a by now former professor in social psychology who made up research data for years. Yesterday he voluntarily returned his degree t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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Body of former Lt. Governor’s son found floating in pond

GRONINGEN – Police in Groningen have confirmed finding the body of 24 year old St. Maartener Joaquim Jamal Richards. The body of the 24-year-old son of former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards was first spotted by a hiker who alerted the police. R

French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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New art association formed on French Side

MARIGOT — Florence Nkpa launches a new association called ‘Headmade factory art sxm’ today. It is aimed at creating new platforms for visual and modern contemporary art on St. Maarten/St. Martin. The association has already started on collabora

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Day speeches focus on unity, instead of cooperation

Gumbs says, “One people is in the making.” St. Maarten – Speeches at Friday’s St. Maarten’s Day celebrations focused only the united nature of St. Maarten and steered clear of statements on functional cooperation. There were also no spe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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Last days to vote for Crystal Pineapple Awards

GREAT BAY - Voting in the Crystal Pineapple Awards closes on Monday at 9:00 a.m. That means people only have the weekend left to vote by clicking the ‘Crystal Pineapple Awards’ tab on the left side of www.shta.com. A link to voting is also avail

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Library focuses on nature and animals during book week

St. Maarten – Nature and Animal Stories is the theme of this year’s Children’s Book Week, which will run from November 20 to November 27. The week of activities is organized by the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Next to the theme there is a sloga

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Independent investigation into circumstances prison suicide

Guard suspended; attorney points to director’s responsibility St. Maarten – The national detective agency (landsrecherche) has been charged with an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Robert Reid in the Pointe Blanc

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Attorney sues Today Newspaper over extortion claim article

Demands: rectification and $4000 in damages St. Maarten – Attorney Mr. Jairo Bloem is suing the Today newspaper over what he considers incorrect and unlawful publications that he says have caused him material and immaterial damages. The civi

Editorial - Posted by on November 12, 2011

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Editorial: The road to independence?

It is well known that at least one cabinet minister who spoke on St. Maarten’s Day believes St. Maarten’s future is as an independent state, where the two sides have one administration, fly one flag and have one anthem etc. The way the officia