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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Prosecution wants $100,000 from four human smugglers

St. Maarten – The prosecution wants to seize $100,000 from four members of a criminal organization that carried illegals from St. Maarten to US territory in 2010. During one of these transports, on December 5, 2010 the Jesus La, a small boat carryi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Council of Ministers to hear from Vromi today

St. Maarten - An extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers (CoM) has been planned for today where the Ministry of Vromi will provide an update on the results of preliminary hearings that were held for the different zoning plans and the zoning

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Conditional prison sentence, fine, and 3-year ban from office – MP Laveist again found guilty of bribery

St. Maarten – Four years after he was arrested on bribery charges, the Common Court of Justice sentenced MP Louie Laveist yesterday to a 6 month conditional prison sentence, a 5,000 guilders (close to $2,800) fine and a ban from office for three ye

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Opinion: Men with long hair (1)

How people express themselves is their personal freedom, as long as it does not harm others, and indeed personal liberties are fundamental human rights. I am of the ‘baby-boomer generation’ and many of us had long hair when we were young men, it

Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Opinion: Emilio Wilson Estate

It has been silent around the government’s plans to purchase the Emilio Wilson Estate. We are now confronted with a situation whereby the government has expressed its willingness to buy the estate and whereby nothing happens because said government

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Professor Hassell lectures on Saturday evening

St. Maarten(DCOMM) – Professor Trevor Hassell, an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, will give a lecture to non-governmental organizations about non-communicable diseases on Saturday evening from 6 to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Demand 2 years against Antiguan suspect – Human smuggler is telling fairytales, prosecutor says

St. Maarten – The story 56-year-old Cobert McElroy J. told in court yesterday was too good to be true and prosecutor Tineke Kamps did not believe a word of it. For an attempt to smuggle nine Cubans and a Dominicano to St. Thomas on July 17, she dem

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Emilio Wilson Estate purchase in limbo

St. Maarten - No progress has been made by the government in terms of moving forward with the purchase of the Emilio Wilson Estate. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday said that government has not changed its mind about buying the historic

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Nagico/LICA, 50 over cricket competition rescheduled

St. Maarten - After a rain affected start in the Nagico/LICA 50 over competition which was originally scheduled for Monday October 15, all is set for the opening matches that will take place on Saturday November 4 at two venues simultaneously. Angui

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Wathley expects improved performance for annual relay

St. Maarten - After placing a creditable 3rd place in the U-20 age bracket and 5th overall in the 2011 Around the Island Relay, athletic coach for the Dynamics Track Club, Abdule Wathley is optimistic about the chances of his two teams for this year

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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PM forwards answers to James about post office

St. Maarten - Government’s shareholder representative for Postal Services St. Maarten N.V (PSS), Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed that questions posed by United People’s Party Parliamentarian Jules James have been answered.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Curacao political parties close to new government

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao –Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels expects the parties PS, MFK and MAN to sign an intention statement today for the formation of a new government for Curaçao. Both MAN and MFK have agreed to sign the document. The political

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Community service for ill-treatment with bike

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Eddie Zinhagel yesterday to an 8 month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 120 hours of community service for an attempt at serious ill-treatment against someone with whom he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Robbery-trial postponed

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against 18-year-old Tyronne Dilon W. yesterday until December 6. The teenager is a suspect in the September 17 robbery at the Sunshine supermarket, whereby he allegedly showed a gun to t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Argument over stolen bike turned ugly – Man faces 60 months for five year old shooting

St. Maarten – That old sins have long shadows became clear once more when Samuel Rony B. stood trial yesterday for a shooting that occurred more than five years ago, on August 24 2007. Prosecutor Dounia Benammar demands 60 months imprisonment and 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Immigration office closed this afternoon

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Immigration and Naturalization Service offices of Admittance and Residence on Illidge road (next to Napa) will be closed from 12 noon today for the entire afternoon. The Service receives 25 employees of IND Caribisch Nede

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Young talent emerges in school soccer tournament

St. Maarten - It did not matter if they were following a family tradition or were just emulating members on their respective communities or stars on television, all that mattered was that they all had a degree of raw talent. The primary and secondary

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2012

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Plans of approach for immigration service ready

St. Maarten - The seventh Plans of Approach ministerial consultation took place Monday between the government and Interior and Kingdom Relations Minister Liesbeth Spies. The meeting was conducted via video conferencing through a technological setup