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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Stabbing victim says assailants are still threatening him

St. Maarten - Sixty-eight year old produce vendor Robert Heligar, who was stabbed by two young men near his stall on Cannegieter Street, is crying foul over what he calls the absence of justice in his case. Heligar had to be hospitalized for 5 days,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Tempo CEO Frederick Morton: “St Maarten has all the right ingredients”

St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters- After making their presence felt in several countries in the Caribbean, Tempo will be celebrating their seventh birthday on a 37 square mile island from November 25 to December 1, with a series of events that will b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Hector and Rodolfo Arrindell, Eric Lake and Kevin Gumbs liquidations – Demand: life imprisonment for gang leader and hit man

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The prosecution demanded life imprisonment yesterday against alleged gang leader Omar J. and his hit man Carlos R. for the liquidations of Hector Miguel and Rodolfo Arrindell, Eric Lake and Kevin Gumbs, weapons posse

Opinion - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Opinion: Who are these guys?

Some of the suspects in the Vesuvius-trial carry household names, but apart from that we do not know a lot about them. Alleged gang leader Omar J. had slight brushes with the law in 2005, but it did not come to any conviction. A case of ill-treatmen

Opinion - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Opinion: Life imprisonment

The public prosecutor’s office demanded life imprisonment against Omar J. and Carlos R. in the Vesuvius-trial yesterday. Some would see that as a daring move, given the fact that the appeals court overturned the life sentences of Regatta-killers Ro

Editorial - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Editorial: No done deal yet

The demand did not exactly come like a bat out of hell, but still, the life sentences public prosecutors demanded yesterday against two defendants in the Vesuvius trial suddenly doubles the number of potential lifers from two to four within less than

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Aviation officials complete state safety course

St. Maarten - Seven aviation professionals from the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority (SMCAA) recently participated in a state safety implementation course which started on Monday and ended yesterday. It was made possible through a technical coope

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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PM gets update on integrity program

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams received an update from the Program Manager Integrity at the department of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Tammy Richardson on Wednesday. The integrity training program featured a series of work

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Brothers wanted total control over the local drugs market

St. Maarten – The Vesuvius-trial arrived at a decisive stage yesterday when the prosecution presented its demands against the seven suspects. The demand runs 93 pages and contains a wealth of information about the murders they are accused of.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Samuel commends fire fighters

St. Maarten – The Fire Department is observing the Fire Prevention Week, organized by its fire prevention section and the Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters Foundation. The week is celebrated worldwide and a number of activities have b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Anti-bullying march on Saturday

St. Maarten - The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during the Voice of the Children (VOOC) foundation’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October. This month is observed as anti-bulling month in the United States and seve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Social Economic Council submits crime prevention report to PM

St. Maarten - The Social Economic Council (Ser) submitted a report entitled The Need for Community Based Crime Prevention Programs to the Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Wednesday. The unsolicited advice describes the development of petty

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Union wants special car deals for teachers

St. Maarten - The board of the Windward Islands Teachers Union has invited representatives of Motorworld to their general membership meeting at the John Larmonie Center on November 9. The union is seeking favorable deals for teachers who are interest

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Elshot wants continuity for teachers union

St. Maarten - One of the reasons for the president of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot to postulate again for the union’s presidency in the elections early next year is because she wants to ensure that there is continuity. She said

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Brothers in crime: the prosecution’s case for the criminal organization

St. Maarten – The seven defendants in the Vesuvius-trial are accused of membership of a criminal organization – a charge that has often been brought against defendants in criminal court in the past but that has seldom led to a conviction. But may

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Correction

Yesterday we erroneously reported that acting Governor Reynold Groeneveldt will travel to Curacao as an observer for today’s elections. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday that the chair of the main voting bureau would be dispatched at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Rotary Mid Isle launches soccer tourney

St. Maarten - In an effort to elevate the level of various sports on the island, the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle embarked on the Rotary Youth Soccer Competition (RYSC). For the past 5 years, the Rotary Club has been hosting a table tennis to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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“Walk the talk” Arrindell says about improving literacy

St. Maarten - United Peoples Party MP Gracita Arrindell joined the sixth grade class of the Sister Borgia School on Wednesday for a 45 minute reading session in Dutch and English. Arrindell has been volunteering for many years. During the last two a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Anthony Carty retires from TelEm Group after 23 years

St. Maarten - After working for the TelEm Group of Companies for 23 years, Outside Plant Manager Anthony Carty observed Wednesday as his last day at the telecommunications company. Friends, colleagues and “mentors” paid heartfelt tributes to him

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Pilgrims to Mecca advised to increase hygiene measures

St. Maarten - The Section General Public Health advises travelers to the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca next week to increase hygiene measures. The pilgrimage will take place from October 24 to October 29 and is considered one of the greatest assemb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 19, 2012

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Liat upgrades reservation system

St. Maarten - Regional airline Liat is set to upgrade its computerized reservations system CRS and its departure control system DCS next week /Tuesday and Wednesday. Liat advises travelers that its reservations system will be unavailable from 6:0