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Shaquille O’Neal was seen strolling in Philipsburg

Shaquille O’Neal was seen strolling in Philipsburg

Famed basketballer Shaquille O’Neal was seen strolling in Philipsburg on Tuesday. Considered one of the all time greats in the sport O’Neal retired on June 3, 2011 and works as a commentator for TNT. People who know of his exploits on the cou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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SHTA wants tax plan but Chamber comfortable with waiting

GREAT BAY / By Donellis Browne – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has called for Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto to “finalize and disclose” his plans for a new tax structure. The call comes after months of not hearing a

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Scooter rider was uninsured, without helmet and light

Scooter rider was uninsured, without helmet and light

“Skeleton scooters create additional traffic hazards” St. Maarten / By Torana Granston – The collision that claimed the life of 21-year-old Jasias Hodge last Friday just after midnight might have been avoided if the deceased had paid more a

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Police arrest second suspect Deygoo-killing

St. Maarten – Members of the December Offensive Team arrested K.C., a French-side resident, around three o’clock in the afternoon last week wednesday as a suspect in the Fragile Bundle baby clothing store robbery and murder. Store-owner Mark Deyg

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New firearms policy “illegally” in force

St. Maarten – The police and Justice Minister Roland Duncan are still working out whether or not the backlog of people who applied for gun licenses in 2011 will be scrutinized based on the regulations form that year or the new policy which took eff

Opinion - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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Opinion: Young criminals: the next generation

Frank Pauw, the Chief Commissioner of police on Rotterdam-Rijnmond had a rather alarming message in his New Year’s speech yesterday. The good old repeat offender – the drug addict who breaks into cars to support his habit – is disappearing. Ins

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Letter: Avoid governance of the past

Dear Editor, After listening to parliamentarian De Weever speaks in a very disparaging manner during a meeting of Parliament which was called by the National Alliance to discuss the Corporate Governance Council, I really do not want to believe

Editorial - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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Editorial: Following the guiding principles

Justice Minister Rolando Duncan will probably liken this newspaper to some of the civil servants he has issue with because we point out that he has decided to give an instruction or set up policy without following the complete legal process. We know

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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Fireworks sound past usage deadline

St. Maarten – The sound of fireworks continued Tuesday night despite last week’s announcement by police and the prosecutor that people should not be using them past January 1. They have also reported that there were no incidents related to firewo

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Fight over rental car ends at police station

St. Maarten – Police arrested two men who were involved in a fight near the gas station in Madame Estate last Thursday afternoon. One of the men, L.K., told officers that he had rented a car to his adversary, L.U. in February of last year, but that

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Police arrest robbery suspects

St. Maarten – Last week Tuesday the December Offensive Team arrested A. de St. J., a man from Curacao who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Middle Region in September of last year. A second suspect was already in custody. The detecti

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 4, 2012

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Recruitment for municipal police officers begins

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The central authority in Guadeloupe has opened recruitment for municipal police officers. Interested candidates can complete the preregistration online up until January 31, 2012 and should be prepared to take written examinati

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St. Maarten Carnival (SCDF) issues deadline reminder

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) reminded Carnival stakeholders and all persons interested in Carnival that the registration deadline for Carnival 2012 is January 16 on Tuesday. The SCDF extended the registration dea

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Nature Foundation: Be on the lookout for rabid raccoons

St. Maarten - Overturned garbage containers, raided fruit trees and the presence of raccoons on the island have at least one environmental organization on the alert to stem any threat of the rabies virus. Tadzio Bervoet of the St. Maarten Nature Foun

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Norman Chester Wathey wants court to seal his father’s estate

St. Maarten – Norman Chester Wathey is taking his siblings to court on April 3, asking the judge to give him permission to seal and describe his father’s estate and to determine that these actions are conducted by notary M.M. Boekhoudt. Wathey al

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Thieves rob five supermarkets in an hour

St. Maarten – Five supermarkets in St. Peters were robbed within an hour on Tuesday morning. All of the supermarkets are close to each other and the thieves fled on foot from each of the robberies. Police were called to the area at around 10:00

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Two week grace period for removing illegal electronics

St. Maarten – Inspectors from Bureau Telecommunication and Post St. Maarten have given whole sale and retail stores two weeks to stop selling illegal wireless devices to the general public. If they don’t the agency will confiscate the item and th