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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Attorney Brandon asks court to acquit her client Erno L.

St. Maarten – There were no family members at the temporary courthouse in the Belair community center yesterday to support Erno L., the second defendant in the Vesuvius-case who appeared yesterday morning to hear his attorney mr. Peggy Ann Brandon

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Davis-Holiday sent home for not cooperating with investigation

St. Maarten -Education Minister Silveria Jacobs delved even deeper into the investigation that is ongoing at Division of Public Education Services although repeatedly stating that it was a sensitive inquiry and ought to be kept confidential. The mini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Study financing debate in Central Committee – Jacobs: study debt keeps students from coming home

St. Maarten - 159 students were granted study financing assistance for 2012 but the government still has concerns about students in the Netherlands taking much longer to complete studies as opposed to those within the region or in the United States.

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Governor Frits Goedgedrag resigns

Curacao — Governor Frits Goedgedrag has formally submitted his resignation to Queen Beatrix. He cites health problems as the main reason. Governor Goedgedrag is undergoing treatment for a heart condition since last year. He was absent for several m

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Opinion: Government building

This report ought to be easy to check: the prime minister has approved fire safety requirement works for the new government building on Pond Island. When we read the press release carefully we got this uneasy feeling that often befalls us when news

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Opinion: Formation

Acting Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede has begun her consultations in the run-up to the formation of a new government in Curacao but the question is already how useful this is, since Pueblo Soberano, MFK and MAN apparently have already started t

Opinion - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Opinion: Bag of tricks

Attorneys for suspects in the Vesuvius trial open their bags of tricks yesterday in an attempt to counter the charges the prosecution brought against their clients last week Thursday. The stakes are high: the prosecution’s demands vary from 8 to 11

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Acting Governor begins consultations

WILLEMSTAD --Acting Governor Adele van der Pluijm-Vrede started with consultations for the formation of a new cabinet yesterday. There will also be consultations today. The acting governor spoke with the Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board, the pre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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PM approves fire safety works new administration building

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams signed the assignment letters late last week that were necessary for the completion of the new Government Administration Building fire system. “Finally the assignment letters were signed today bet

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Editorial: Writing legislation

It is interesting how our Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports played the ball back to the parliament yesterday when the issue of making Constitution Day a national holiday came up. Writing legislation is not the prerogative of the govern

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Egg throwing incident at school bus

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – The school bus inspection section is appealing to parents to address their children with respect to behavior on and in the vicinity of school busses. Parents are being called upon to address this behavior before somebody gets

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Ekron M. faces 11 years, but attorney asks for acquittal

St. Maarten – Attorney Ralph Richardson asked the Court in First Instance yesterday to acquit his client Ekron Sylvan Collin M. of all charges against him. M. is one of the seven suspects in the Vesuvius-trial, and the prosecution demanded 11 year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Legalities core of defense for Vesuvius-suspect Andrew D.

St. Maarten – Attorney mr. Cor Merx asked the court to declare the prosecution inadmissible in the case of his client Andrew D. because of several procedural violations. The prosecution demanded 9 years against the defendant last week, though it as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Attorney Hatzmann downplays role Charles F. in Tan Tan shooting

St. Maarten – “Nothing shows that my client was involved in criminal activities,” attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann said yesterday morning in defense of his client Charles F. who is accused of membership of a criminal organization and involvement in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Minister urges MPs to write law for Constitution Day

St. Maarten - Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister Silveria Jacobs returned to parliament yesterday to provide insight into her educational policy. The minister gave a lengthy presentation which addressed questions she had received in the fi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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University shows Invictus on Thursday

St. Maarten – The University of St. Martin, presents a viewing and lecture on the film "Invictus,” on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. “Invictus " is a film about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 23, 2012

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Cancer conference agenda available on website

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The two-day cancer conference agenda is now available on the website www.sintmaartengov.org under the tab What’s New. Visitors will find a heading and introduction labeled cancer conference agenda. The conference is organi