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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Prosecution demands 8 years for shooting younger brother

Prosecution demands 8 years for shooting younger brother

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor mr. Manon Ridderbeks demanded 8 years imprisonment yesterday afternoon against Charles S. for the manslaughter on his brother Jamal Samuel on February 12 of this year. Attorney mr. Cor Merx asked the court to acq

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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St. Maarten Immigration Department clears request backlog

St. Maarten Immigration Department clears request backlog

Secretary General of the Immigration and Naturalization Department Udo AronSt. Maarten- The Immigration Department no longer has a back log on documents that had to be processed. Secretary General of the Immigration and Naturalization Department

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Cft welcomes discontinuing Cost of Living Adjustment

Bakker: “It is not well targeted to the poor.” St. Maarten – The Board of financial supervision (Cft) believes the Government of St. Maarten would be well advised to examine discontinuing the way the way it structurally adjusts salaries. At

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Gang leader offered $20,000 for Amador Jones murder

Demand 9 years for being accessory to Amador Jones murder St. Maarten– Hector Miguel Arrindell was ready to pay $20,000 to have Amador Jones, one of the leaders of a rival drugs gang, murdered. The money was offered to Kittitian Omax Bye, who ki

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Two sentenced for fiddling with Brooks Tower papers

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced  two women who were one way or the other involved in the Brooks Tower Accord project to conditional prison sentences. Wyesha Gergian Alfred, a 37-year-old former employee of Unico Management Serv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Renewal for BTA Category One applicants begins soon

St. Maarten – Secretary General of the Immigration and Naturalization Department Udo Aron says that foreign nationals who have applied through the Brooks Tower Accord for their legal status to be regulated and placed in category one are about to ha

Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Opinion: Contract killings

Some time ago, if we remember correctly it was in early 2011, there was a press conference at the public prosecutor’s office  there the question was asked it contract killings occurred on St. Maarten. Again, if we remember correctly, the answer wa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Cft: Financial management still a major issue

Cft: Financial management still a major issue

The Board of financial supervision (Cft) for Curacao and St. Maarten poses together for a handout photo. (Standing left to right) Alberto Romero, Sybilla Dekker, Age Bakker and Richard Gibson Sr.St. Maarten – The Board of financial supervision

Editorial - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Editorial: Family drama

The defendant in the Jamal Samuel shooting showed up in court dressed to the teens: dress pants, shirt and tie and shiny shoes. This was the main player in a family drama for which there is no consolation. The defendant shot his brother, thereby robb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Dow hosts second summer workshop

St. Maarten - The Dow Musical Foundation will, for the second time around, host its Steel Pan Summer Workshop from July 2 to July 20. It is expected to surpass last year’s attendance record of 150 participants with seasoned teachers from Trinidad a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Discussion on stamp ordinance amendment resumes today

GREAT BAY – The Central Committee of Parliament continues its discussions on changes to the Stamp Ordinance 1994 where it relates to the fees for new identification card and driver’s license. The meeting will be in the General Assembly Chamber an

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St. Maarten Government hosts “serious celebration” for Flag Day

St. Maarten Government hosts “serious celebration” for Flag Day

Designer of the St. Maarten Flag Rosie Richardson, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs lead the toast during Wednesday’s Flag Day ceremony at the Government Administration Bui

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Sol donates to renovating historic cook house

Sol donates to renovating historic cook house

Treasurer of the Emilio Wilson Historical and Cultural Foundation Julius Lambert, Wilhelm Patrick also of the Foundation, David Antrobus of Sol Antilles and Alan Busby of the foundation.St. Maarten – Sol Antilles donated money recently towards

Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Opinion: And then there is soccer

Yep, and then there is soccer. Obviously the Netherlands, aptly depicted as arrogance tulips in the Danish press after their first blooper in the European championship, did not make it against Germany either. But not everything is lost, if you hav

Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Opinion: Open letter to MP George Pantophlet

While normally I do not and will not get involved in politics and while I preferred that my husband did not get involved in active politics I see the need however to address this recent scenario. I was absolutely astonished when I read MP George P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Two major outages in three weeks

Two major outages in three weeks

A fault near Gebe’s power plant in Cole Bay led to a power outage across the Dutch side on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Leo Brown)St. Maarten – A technical fault close to the power plant has been named as the reason for Wednesday afternoon’s

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Central Committee discusses Civil Code today

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Professor Hans de Boer meets the Central Committee of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. today to discuss the draft ordinances for the new Civil Code. The meeting will be in the General Assembly Chamber of th

French St. Martin News, Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Letter: Hope versus despair

Dear Editor, This election on French St. Martin is about hope verses despair. Despair means the loss of hope or hopelessness. This election is one of the nastiest elections French St. Martin has ever seen. It includes racism, discrimination, wi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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Learning Unlimited and Sister Borgia excel in FCCA poster contest

Learning Unlimited and Sister Borgia excel in FCCA poster contest

St. Maarten – Emilie van der Waals, a student of Learning Unlimited School, has come in third place in the senior category of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Environmental Poster Contest. Van der Waals will receive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2012

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St. Maarten Justice Ministry introduces “foreigner cards”

St. Maarten – Secretary General of the Immigration and Naturalization Department Udo Aron says the department is preparing to issue “foreigner cards” to people who require residence permits. The new cards are meant to eliminate the need for peo