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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Four-car accident causes traffic jam

St. Maarten - At least one female driver had to be treated on the scene for trauma after the car she was driving caused a chain of events which resulted in a total stoppage of traffic from both directions on the L.B. Scott Road. The details of wha

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St. Maarten Casinos disagree with fee increase

St. Maarten – The proposed fees on casino table games and slot machines for the government to generate at 7.5 million guilders in revenue has apparently not been met with the approval of the casino industry. The Casino Operators’ Association yest

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Dookram and Samuel appeals postponed – Attorney Merx injured due to fall at his home

St. Maarten – Attorney  Cor Merx sustained injuries to his head when he fell at his home on Wednesday morning where he was recovering from an operation on his leg he underwent last week in Curacao. Due to his injuries, Merx was unable to appear in

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Airport hosted Christmas Party for kids

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport hosted under the theme, ‘Santa is Coming to Candy Land’ another children’s Christmas party at the Rock House at Port de Plaisance last Sunday. It was a family affair as staff of the

Editorial - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Editorial: Piranha

The Piranha investigation has brought something to the surface that no politician talks about: the underfunding and understaffing of the National Detective Agency, aka the Landsrecherche. If statements made about this topic by the former head of the

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Reader’s Letter: Are the media biased?

This is an open letter to Paul de Windt and Courtney Gibson, publisher and editor respectively of The Daily Herald. Obviously, this letter should have appeared in that newspaper, but the author sent it to us because the Herald refused to publish it.

Opinion - Posted by on December 14, 2012

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Opinion: Social fund

Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels gave companies in Curacao an idea where he is heading with his interim government during a meeting with the islands Business Association VBC. The PS-leader wants to create a social fund for investments in educat

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Free flea market tomorrow

St. Maarten - Tomorrow from 10: 00 am to 4:00 pm lower Back Street will come alive with the first Free Flea Market organized by the Sharers of Love group. The group is the outreach arm of the House of Restoration and Deliverance International Ministr

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Two appeal-cases postponed until next year

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed two appeal-cases yesterday because the summonses had been issued on a too short notice to the defendants. Acting Solicitor-General  Gonda van der Wulp withdrew the summonses and the court set new

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Higher sentence on appeal for indecent exposure to elderly lady

St. Maarten – Michael Marcelino Kruythoff was full of stories and good intentions as usual in court yesterday where the prosecution appealed his 3-month sentence for indecent exposure to a 77-year-old woman at her home in Madame Estate on July 11.

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MP Pantophlet praises plan for increased casino fees

St. Maarten – National Alliance MP George Pantophlet commended Finance Minister Roland Tuitt for his plan to increase casino fees. “Finally we are getting somewhere,” Pantophlet said in a press statement. Pantophlet said he has been pushing

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Dutch banks under supervision

THE HAGUE – Four big Dutch banks will fall under European central bank supervision in 2014 when new rules agreed by European finance ministers come into effect. The European central bank is taking charge of banks with over €30 billion (estimat

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Road tax law at Advisory Council

St. Maarten - By early 2013 Finance Minister Roland Tuitt hopes to see the implementation of a new law that will dissolve the annual change in vehicle license plate system and offer more options for the payment of road tax. On Wednesday, he indicated

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Schoolgirl train suicide may be linked to bullying

MEPPEL, The Netherlands – An investigation has begun into the apparent suicide of a 15-year-old girl at a school in Meppel, who jumped in front of a train before the start of lessons on Tuesday, watched by several classmates. There are strong ru

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Wiels” we shall overcome”

WILLEMSTAD – “We shall overcome with Jehova’s help,” Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels said after signing the government accord at the Brion square in Willemstad on Wednesday with Humphrey Davelaar, Alex Rosaria and Glen Sulvaran. The ev

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Animals Are Friends Column: Why we have not evolved to eat meat

How many times have you heard someone justify their behavior based on the illogical premise that history somehow makes it right and assures its ethical legitimacy into the future? In fact, throughout history influential leaders and thinkers have used