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Ipol-report suspects large-scale money-laundering in St. Maarten

Ipol-report suspects large-scale money-laundering in St. Maarten

Casinos under suspicion St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – There is reason to suspect that money laundering occurs on a large scale in St. Maarten. This has a negative effect on the cost of living and it is a breeding ground for criminality. This

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2012

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Fierce debate during charter discussion leads to premature adjournment

Fierce debate during charter discussion leads to premature adjournment

Curacao takes aim at The Netherlands, while Arubans argue amongst themselves MPs attending the Inter-parliamentary Consultation on the Kingdom had a slow start to their day on Wednesday. The Dutch and Aruban delegation turned out in full force f

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Duo arrested for daylight supermarket robberies

Duo arrested for daylight supermarket robberies

A composite photo shows the two supermarkets in St. Peters that were robbed near midday Wednesday. St. Maarten – Police have arrested and detained J.M. and A.S. on Wednesday as suspects in two daylight robberies that occurred that same day. Th

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Chucky throws a tantrum and gets cuffed in court

Robbery and kidnapping suspects face 6 to 8 years St. Maarten – Commotion erupted in the courthouse yesterday shortly after noon when 21-year-old Omar Nelson, aka Chucky jumped from his chair, started moving his long arms around like a madman an

Opinion - Posted by on January 12, 2012

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Opinion: Macho Chucky

A curious incident happened in the courthouse yesterday. As we report on our front page today, a defendant told the court in an expletive-laden tirade that he’d had enough and that he wanted to leave. While he was wildly gesticulating after jumping

Opinion - Posted by on January 12, 2012

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Opinion: Everything is fit to print

We hear that Freedom Party Senator Peter van Dijk was rather upset that we quoted his position yesterday that his party would “love to get rid of these islands.” Van Dijk said, or so we hear, that he did not realize he was being interviewed. T

Editorial - Posted by on January 12, 2012

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Editorial: The art of doing nothing

The Ipol-report about organized crime in St. Maarten paints a dismal picture of the crime situation on our island. In itself, it is nothing new; after all, the Scientific Research and Documentation Center WODC of the Dutch Justice Ministry published

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 12, 2012

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Dynamics Track Club training at cricket field

St. Maarten - Dynamics Track Club has decided to use the cricket field in Cul de Sac because they can no longer access the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex so they can stay in mental and physical shape. The athletes are in a race for space at the new ven

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Attorney General delivers first report on St. Maarten crime patterns

St. Maarten – Attorney General Dick Piar handed Justice Minister Roland Duncan the first copy of the report ‘Crime Pattern Analysis on St. Maarten’ (CBA) on Wednesday. The report, which took nine months to compile, looks at the root causes, con

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St. Maarten Government “clears the air” on Cft and debt relief

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says the Council of Ministers “cleared the air” on the St. Maarten’s relationship the Board of Financial Supervision during a meeting with senators and members of parliament from the Dutch Firs

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Fun Miles and International Liqour launch their “marriage”

Fun Miles and International Liqour launch their “marriage”

Agnetha Huijting of Fun Mile and Diageo Brand Manager at International Liquor and Tobacco Trading Erica Fortuno toast the marriage between their two companies.  St. Maarten – International Liquor and Tobacco Trading N.V. became the newest member

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SZV wants to be “number one excellent service provider”

St. Maarten - “Making SZV the number one excellent service provider” was the theme of the Social and Health Insurances’ (SZV) first retreat for management and staff on January 6 2012. The one day event was opened by Chief Operations Officer Reg

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Community cautioned that hospital’s expansion is not a total healthcare fix

St. Maarten – Two cautions were sounded during a discussion between parliamentarians attending the Inter-parliamentary consultation on the Kingdom and a delegation from the St. Maarten Medical Center. The first caution was from the hospital’s gen

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Parliaments set up four way work group on healthcare

St. Maarten– Members of Parliament from Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands have agreed to install a committee on healthcare so they can come to specific ideas of how the countries in the Kingdom can deepen cooperation in these areas. T