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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Web site dead wrong with plagiarism accusation

In defense of our editor Donellis Browne St. Maarten – We do not make a habit of criticizing other media outlets, mainly because we think that everybody is entitled to make his or her own mistakes. But when an internet site with a history of poo

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Judge stops removal retaining wall at Karakter Beach Bar

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – The Karakter Beach Bar in Simpson Bay is “angry and upset” about the fact that it had to break down a retaining wall it had built in April on the beach in front of the establishment. While Vromi-employees demolished t

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Court voids ministerial order to use cells as House of Detention

St. Maarten – The Judge of instruction determined in a ruling published on Monday that Justice Minister Roland Duncan cannot allocate 15 places in the new police cells as House of Detention. The ruling is the result of a complaint attorney mr. Shai

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St. Maarten Saturday kicks off on Kim Sha Beach

SIMPSON BAY - This Saturday, St. Maarten Saturday officially takes place at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Kim Sha Beach with a free concert by Orange Grove and G Love. Bound to be one of the biggest beach parties on the island, it will be a day filled with

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Police confiscate gun during routine control

St. Maarten – A police patrol from the Zero /tolerance team stopped a car with a French license place during a routine control yesterday afternoon around four o’clock near the Cottage roundabout. The driver and his passenger were told to get out

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Art of Living Foundation offers free workshops

St. Maarten - Art of Living Foundation is a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization (NGO). It was founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with the vision of creating a stress-free, violence-free society. It has rea

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Minister Duncan about Kingdom visa law

“This is meddling in our internal affairs” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan repeated his position on the Kingdom Visa Law in a Central committee meeting yesterday afternoon, saying that the draft legislation adversely affects the

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Border Bar (brothel) owner remains free for now

Decision about suspended detention expected Friday St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice handled yesterday afternoon the Public Prosecutor’s appeal against the suspension of the pretrial detention of brothel-owner Ignacio Augustine P., but

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Insel Air takes Curacao government to court

St. Maarten – Insel Air is taking country Curacao to court in summary proceedings after state-subsidized competitor Dutch Antilles Express obtained permission to add a McDonnel Douglas 83 of the American airline Falcon Air to its fleet and to fly i

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Opinion: The limited vision of the news gurus (4)

By Dean Starkman There are plenty of stories about the future of journalism but the extensive opinion Dean Starkman published in the Colombia Journalism Review stands out from the crowd. Starkman fueled the discussion about journalism in previous ar

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Kingdom Day message Parliament President Arrindell

“This is an exciting and pivotal time” St. Maarten – In a statement issued yesterday Parliament President Gracita Arrindell wished all citizens of the Kingdom a happy Kingdom Day. Tomorrow St. Maarten will mark this celebration for the secon

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Walter Williams jetty underused, and uptown businesses complain

St. Maarten - After just a few days of hectic activity at the Walter ‘Plantz’ Williams Jetty, businessmen in the area are of the opinion that they are getting a raw deal since less and less tenders are making trips to that area. The jetty which

Editorial - Posted by on December 14, 2011

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Editorial: Square one

Justice Minister Roland Duncan is not in an enviable position. He has too many criminals to deal with and not enough cells to house them. The latest move to reserve fifteen places in the new block of cells in the police station as an extra House of