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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 29, 2012

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Police’s “great error” leads to case dismissal

“We need to be sure who handled the weapon” St. Maarten - Jason Omar Margarita, who is 24-years-old, walked out of the Court House a free man on Wednesday after Judge Monique Keppels ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict him of gun

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Lottery manager learns fate April 18

St. Maarten – Manager of the St. Maarten branch of Robbie’s Lottery J.D.C will find out on April 18 whether Judge Monique Keppels agrees with the public prosecutor that he is guilty of illegal gun possession. Curacao based attorney Af Sulvaran ar

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St. Maarten Government chooses dollarization

Williams calls for “face to face” on Central Bank St. Maarten - The future of the Central Bank of Curacao and St.Maarten is uncertain at this moment with both countries reassessing its feasibility. On Wednesday Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Will

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Nagico becomes titular sponsor for Calypso eliminations and finals

Nagico becomes titular sponsor for Calypso eliminations and finals

Nagico’s Marketing Assistant Lisa Brown-McKay (left) and Annemiek Meussen (right) presents Treasurer of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation Erno Labega with the sponsorship cheque for the Calypso eliminations and Calypso Finals.St.

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St. Maarten Prime Minister: “At least now we have a full board”

St. Maarten - “I expect that he will demonstrate fair judgment in matters relating to St.Maarten and Curacao,” was the hope expressed by Prime Minister Sarah-Wescot-Williams on Wednesday as she confirmed  the appointment of a seventh member of t

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Three months for fight with girlfriend and brother

St. Maarten – Thirty six year old Rafael Wilson Henry was sentenced to three months in prison Wednesday for a fight he had on December 17 with his then girlfriend and her brother. The public prosecutor had demanded eight months imprisonment. The

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St. Maarten Government tracking human rights issues

GREAT BAY- St. Maarten’s transition into country status affected its ability to address many of its human rights issues. So says the Kingdom Report on Human Rights, a sentiment that is shared by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams. Since then a hu

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Graphic Design Xpress course still open

Start date moved to April St. Maarten – People interested in Graphic Design Xpress course being offered by the University of St. Martin in conjunction with KGraphix, have just one week to left to apply for the course. The tertiary institution ha

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Court defers two cases

St. Maarten – Judge Monique Keppels deferred two cases to next Thursday for two very different reasons on Wednesday. In one instance she was not personally ready to move forward and in the other she wanted to give the defendant one last chance to f

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Hazel elected JCI president

Hazel elected JCI president

The new board of JCI St. MaartenSt. Maarten – Meandra Hazel was elected President of JCI St. Maarten earlier this month. Hazel succeeds Immediate Past President Lionel Lawrence, who will also form part of the board. The other newly elected boa

Opinion - Posted by on March 29, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: A waste of education!

Dear Editor, I notice some people in St. Maarten think it is all right if native St. Maarten people are left behind. They believe we should not even talk or discuss about them. But for them how dare you say anything about foreigners. Some of thes

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Deadline for switching to digital boxes draws near

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV, as previously announced, has launched its digital service, and will be removing the analog simulcast on May 1, 2012. Thereafter, the company will cease transmission of all analog channels and pioneer converters wil

Editorial - Posted by on March 29, 2012

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Editorial: That’s not ok

Geert Haartzman capitalized on the mishandling of a weapon by police officers on Wednesday and was able to use their “great error” to ensure that his client left the courthouse a free man. That’s great for the attorney’s case record, but bad

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Funding agency gives project writing workshop

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten advisory board of Samenwerkende Fondsen/Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean will host an information session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 31 to familiarize foundations and associations of St. Maarten w

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Kingdom Affairs committee meets today

St. Maarten – The Permanent Committee of Parliament on Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meets in a closed door session to discuss a five point agenda. The committee consists of Roy Marlin (Chairman), Dr. Ruth Douglass (Vice-Chair),