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Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Opinion: Two life sentences

The main players in the Vesuvius-trial may have thought that the life sentence the public prosecutor’s office demanded against them would come to nought because the appeals court overturned the life sentences of Regatta-killers Sherwin Roberts and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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St. Maarten Hospital director Dr. Scot: “There is a completely different agenda at stake” – Health inspectorate lies in medical center press release

St. Maarten /By Hilbert Haar – Inspector General dr. Earl Best lied in the press release he issued on Wednesday evening about a “severe conflict of interest within the board of directors” of the St. Maarten Medical Center. Best demands in the p

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Editorial: Smear campaign

There are lies, damned lies and statistics, the saying goes. Lies are bound to come out sooner or later and statistics usually lead a happy life of their own. So what to make of the lies Inspector General Earl Best told the media in a press releas

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Opinion: Phone headaches

Phones are supposed to work but the fact is: they disappoint consumers at the most inappropriate moments. We received a press release from St. Maarten Cable TV that confirms this perception. The company received complaints from clients whose calls to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Hope Estate-man was murdered

St. Maarten – The badly burnt body of the man found in Hope Estate last Saturday has been identified as Gaston Ambroise Gumbs. Chief prosecutor Hans Mos confirmed yesterday that Gumbs died as the result of a crime. The 50-year-old French Quarter re

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Other Vesuvius-suspects sentenced to between 5 and 8 years. Life imprisonment for Jones and Richardson

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Omar Jones and Carlos Richardson were sentenced to life in prison by Judge Rick Smid yesterday morning. Five other defendants in the Vesuvius-trial received sentences between 5 and 8 years. Jones and Richardson w

Opinion - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Opinion: Doormat

We support freedom of expression, which means that at times we have to defend something we do not agree with. That’s okay, because freedom of expression is a big thing in a constitutional democracy. But what to do if that freedom of expression is a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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HBO provides training to Cable TV

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable TV has just concluded training for it customer service department on the HBO services. “We currently carry five of the premium channels that HBO has for our region, which are available in our Platinum Plus package

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Vesuvius-trial “Innocent bystanders were just collateral damage”

St. Maarten – Omar Jones and Carlos Richardson are the main players in the Vesuvius-trial. Both men were sentenced to life imprisonment. Judge Rick Smid established that Jones was the leader of the criminal organization that committed four murders,

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Arch Road closed today

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Vromi announced that due to repairs carried out today on Arch Road sections of the road between the A.Th. Illidge and the Guadeloupe Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7.30 p.m. until 2.00 a.m. Motori

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Nature Foundation launches promo video

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation has developed, together with the efforts of LeRoy French and Laura Bijnsdorp, a short video clip showing images of wildlife within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park. “Many people are not aware of the diverse mar

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Tempo’s Morton strikes back at naysayers

St. Maarten – Tempo CEO Frederick Morton set “the record straight” in a press statement about the upcoming Tempo Turns 7 event, claiming that local newspapers, including Today presented “false information” Morton gave an overview of  “wh

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Official results around the island relay

St. Maarten - There are no changes to the top finishers in the 25th Around the Island Relay which took place on November 11. The final results will come as good news to the 41 of the 50 teams that started the race. The time separating the first to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 16, 2012

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Sol training for marinas

St. Maarten – A training session organized by SOL Antilles was held last Tuesday. A number of marinas attended the session which was divided in two parts. The first part of the session focused on the marina operations and procedures and the second

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Hibiscus pageant will be held, Meyers says

St. Maarten - At last the silence on the mystery surrounding the hosting of the pre selection in the Miss Caraibes Hibiscus has been broken after the local franchise holder Ann Meyers announced that it will be held this Saturday at the Belair Communi

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Birthday party donation for Middle Region Council

St. Maarten – The Middle Region Community Council received a surprise $500 donation last night. The donation stems from a birthday party from Today Editor-in-Chief Hilbert Haar‘s wife Myriam that was held at the La Cabana restaurant in the Royal

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Hyman interviewed Archbishop Nicola Girasoli

St. Maarten – Archbishop Nicola Girasoli and Bishop Luis A. Secco were guests in Beverly Hyman’s ‘Prime Time’. The interview took place because of the recent revealing of the St. Maarten of Tours statue. “This was a very special intervie

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Zumba goes blue

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be holding a special ‘zumba Goes Blue’ session in front of the Government Administration building today to support and promote World Diabetes Day which was observed on Wednesday. The prime

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De Weever: Get checked for diabetes

St. Maarten - Get checked and know your status as it relates to diabetes was the message that Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever gave to the nation on World Diabetes Day on Wednesday. “It would be better for to confirm that you don’t h

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Manager Paul Ingram” I can’t wait for the new season to start” – Tamarind Hotel at its best

St. Maarten – The Tamarind Hotel located in Pointe Blanche has made its return into the market, by being number 1 on Tripadvisor for the past six months. Last year the hotel’s ranking was number 12 out of 13 hotels located in Philipsburg. But wit