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Editorial - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Editorial: Sustaining the fight against counterfeit

We welcome the seizures of counterfeit items that has taken place on Wednesday and Thursday. At the same time we urge authorities to use this opportunity to increase controls so that these items don’t even make it to the shelves in the various stor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Sobbing young mother gets 15 months for cocaine smuggling

GREAT BAY – The Court in First Instance sentenced a sobbing 21-year-old girl from Guyana, Candacy Amanda Delph, to 15 months imprisonment for an attempt to smuggle a bit more than two kilos of cocaine via a complicated route from Suriname to Africa

Opinion, Uncategorized - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Letter: Unpaid advisor did not cry

Dear Editor,   There are four ways to react to injustice: 1 you cry for the victims 2 you analyze the injustice and give a solution 3 you start ranting and raving and insulting the people who caused the injustice 4 you ridicule the ones wh

Opinion - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Opinion: Alcohol and kids

A Dutch pediatrician wrote a book about alcohol and kids, and he came to a conclusion that we find rather doubtful, or at least debatable. The story came out after a newspaper in the Netherlands reported that a ten-year-old boy had been hospitaliz

Opinion - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Opinion: Cynical

Journalists are a cynical bunch. We should know. J So there is a lot of stuff going on in editorial offices that never sees the light of day; it never hits the front page, or even page 29, it never airs on radio or TV. But accidents happen. Ask Ro

Opinion - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Opinion: Insanity

Is Curtley R. insane? Is he playing a game? That question came up yesterday in court when the man’s attorney pleaded his case in court. Curtley is not your everyday criminal. He is involved in three murders, a gang rape, and several armed robberies

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Defense attorneys plead with court for milder sentences

“Scientifically, I could say that my client is insane” St. Maarten – The attorneys for Regatta-murder suspects Curtley Allison R. and Sherwan R. pleaded with the court yesterday morning to leave their clients some perspective and refrain fro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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More fake items seized on Back Street

St. Maarten - Six stores have now been raided in two days as part of an ongoing effort to rid St. Maarten of counterfeit items. Two stores on Front Street were raided on Wednesday, another four on Back Street were raided Thursday and the action could

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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“Increased recognition for added value forensic evidence”

NFI-scientist Robert Bink St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – One man followed the Regatta-murders trial on Wednesday and Thursday with a special interest in mind: forensic scientist Robert Bink. He was deeply involved in analyzing the dozens o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Arrindell presents her thesis at the library next Monday

GREAT BAY – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell will give a special presentation on her thesis - Language, Culture and identity in St Martin – at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on November 28 at 7:00 pm sharp. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Permanent Committee meets St. Maarten Real Estate Association today

GREAT BAY – The permanent committee of parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) will meet the St. Maarten Real Estate Association on November 25. The two agenda points are the introduction of the St. Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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SCDF invites school leaders to meeting

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) invites leaders from all schools to a meeting on Tuesday, November 29th 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Government Administration Building to discuss their participation in carnival

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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St. Maarten unanimously accepted to International Ombudsman Institution

GREAT BAY – The Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Institution (I.O.I.) has unanimously approved the Ombudsman Institution of St. Maarten’s application for membership. The vote was done at a meeting in Zambia and follows talks betw

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Indigo Bay’s principals treat I Can Foundation to Thanksgiving lunch

GREAT BAY – The principals of Indigo Bay treated 24 children and the staff of the I Can Foundation to Thanksgiving Day lunch on Thursday. The idea came from the employees on the project after the project manager Marc van de Bilt asked them for idea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Nagico makes major acquisition that covers 18,000

St. Maarten - Nagico Holdings Ltd. has acquired British American Insurance Company N.V. including its subsidiary British American Insurance Company (Aruba) N.V. and branch operations on Bonaire and St. Maarten. The transaction was completed on Novemb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Parliament meets on Corporate Governance Council today

St. Maarten – A plenary public session of Parliament on the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) begins at 10:00 a.m. today in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament. The meeting was requested by the National Alliance faction in a le

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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St. Maarten Police capture thief on first day of yearend controls

St. Maarten – A.R.P.B. was the first person to be arrested in the police’s end of year operation - “December Offensive 2011” – which began on Thursday. The St. Maartener was arrested for stealing a Blackberry from P.J.A. on Front Street. He

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 25, 2011

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Prime Minister hands parliament straight forward amendment

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has delivered a change to the law regulating the Voluntary Korps to parliament and announced that she will be submitting a note of amendment that will amongst other things give the law a St. Maarten