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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Marlin wants tunnel from Cole Bay to St. Peters

St. Maarten -   Deputy Prime Minister William Marlin plans to sign off this week on further exploration of the development of tunnels as part of the road network for St. Maarten. Marlin is mulling over the possibility of adding an additional tunnel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Due to postponement of appeal hearing – Otto remains in Pointe Blanche at least until March next year

GREAT BAY – Stripped of his wild dreadlocks and outwardly calm Devon Otto appeared in the Joint court of Justice yesterday afternoon for his appeal against his June 27 conviction for shooting Lysandro Alvin Kani and Steven Ansel Servanie in the Sen

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Prosecution demands 18 years against absent serial robber

St. Maarten – Leon Shaphan Olson G. will go to jail for 18 years for a series of 16 armed robberies he committed between October 24 of last year and February 17 if it is up to prosecutor Mr. Dounia Benammar. The defendant’s attorney Mr. Nerissa d

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Opinion: The key to change

Whenever we see young kids end up in the courtroom to answer to charges for armed robbery we always wonder what makes these kids tick. The explanations they give to the judge are mostly half-truths or outright lies so they offer little insight. Ye

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Reader’s Opinion: Justice Park

As a Member of Parliament, I’m often amazed at what we get handed to deal with in Parliament. The priorities of the current Ministries sometimes amaze me. The Airport cost $100 Million, but it can pay for itself by generating income averaging $400,

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Opinion: Hot topic {How government spends our money}

How government spends our money is often a hot topic. In the Netherlands all hell broke loose after the VVD agreed with its coalition partner to make healthcare premiums income-dependent. In other words: the more money you make, the higher the premiu

Opinion - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Opinion: For the record

The headline Saleh disagrees with screening law above an article in our Tuesday edition seems to have wrong-footed some readers, because it gave the impression that Saleh opposes the law. This is not the case. Professor Saleh noted in his address tha

Editorial - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Editorial: Tunnel-tax

St. Maarten is certainly not short of plans. First there were the by now infamous cricket field and the drag racing strip. Then Justice Minister Duncan launched his plan for a Justice Park. Now we hear from infrastructure Minister William Marlin that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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BBQ fundraising for Sr. Borgia

St. Maarten – The Parents Teachers Association of Sr. Borgia Elementary School organizes a pre- St. Maarten fundraising BBQ on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the school located at Cannegieter Street.  The proceeds will go to new school ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Great Bay water quality worrisome

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation carried out water quality tests on the 1st and 2nd of November at seven sites surrounding St. Maarten. These tests, which are conducted bi-annually, are carried out to determine the levels of pollutants and other

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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PM: historic meeting with Saba and Statia

St. Maarten – Health care, medical evacuation, the high cost of inter-island air travel, the postal services, the fiber optic cable and the 5 percent turnover tax on exports to Saba and Statia were the main points of discussion in a meeting of isla

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PM Wescot-Williams congratulates Obama

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has congratulated the people of the Obama campaign with the result of the presidential elections. “I would like to congratulate the people of America on re-electing President Barack Obama as Pres

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Princess Juliana International Airport St. Maarten gets Moody’s rating

St. Maarten -Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. has assigned an initial Baa2 rating to the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company NV’s (PJIAE) senior secured bonds. Obligations rated Baa are subject to moderate credit risk. They

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Appeal hearing accessory Jones murder postponed

St. Maarten – The Joint Court of Justice postponed Akeem Kennedy Daniel’s appeal against his conviction to 9 years for his role in the April 16, 2011 murder of Amador Jones until January 31 yesterday. Daniel’s attorney Cor Merx wants to hear th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Central Committee meets on National Security Service

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament meets this morning at 10 a.m. at the Parliament Building to discuss a change to the National Ordinance Security Service with respect to a commission of supervision. The meeting will be carried li

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Youth Parliament organize Art, Poetry & Essay Competition

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Youth Parliament will in commemoration of the Rights of the Child, organize with an Art, Poetry & Essay Competition. This competition is open to students of any elementary and secondary school. The contest is divided

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New elections for Middle Region and Defiance

St. Maarten – Tonight the Middle Region and Defiance Community Council will elect a new board. This will take place at the Sister Marie Laurence School from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the first class room from the entrance of the school. Voters must

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 8, 2012

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Prime minister proposes civil servants day off, pension age increase, maternity leave

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams wants to expand the basket of controlled goods as part of the review of the cost of living adjustment. The prime minister said that she had proposed to the Ministry of Economic Affairs to expand t