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Editorial - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Editorial: Common sense in King murder trial

The Common Court of Justice has found solid legal grounds to keep murder-suspect Meyshane J. behind bars. That is a relief, not only for the family and friends of murder victims Thelma and Michael King, but also for the public prosecutor’s office t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Attempt to spring King-killer from prison fails in court – Murder-suspect remains where he is: behind bars

St. Maarten – Meyshane J. - one of the three suspects in the brutal killing of Thelma and Michael King on September 21 of last year – remains behind bars. Yesterday the Common Court of Justice rejected a request by J.’s attorney Brenda Brooks t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Rapist sentenced to 44 months

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance sentenced Sheldon Fernando Harris to 44 months of imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old girl on August 23 of last year in her own home in Hope Estate. Of the sentence, 12 months are suspended and the court im

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Appeals court drops rock thrower case

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice dismissed all prosecution against Franklin B.M. de W. yesterday, thereby confirming an earlier verdict from the Court in First Instance. The prosecutor’s office had appealed this verdict. At the appeal he

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Bankers fearful of Fatca regulations

St. Maarten -Finance Minister Roland Tuitt recently met with the bankers association on St. Maarten to discuss the implementation of the United States’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The act obliges foreign financial institutions to re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Cab driver gets lower sentence for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – Not 6, but 4 years imprisonment. That is the sentence Mathurin Alextus received yesterday from the Common Court of Justice for multiple attempts of manslaughter, committed on March 31 of last year in front of the Princess Port de Plai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Electricity thieves get community service

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced yesterday six defendants in separate cases for electricity-theft to conditional prison sentences varying from 1 to 7 months and to community service varying from 20 to 120 hours. The thieves stole

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Government working to cushion effect of Amfo closure

St. Maarten - As the fears of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) heighten over the closure of Antillean co-financing agency (Amfo), the government is assuring that the St. Maarten Development Fund (SDF) will soon be prepared to cushion the effect.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Ring road closed tomorrow

St. Maarten – Due to works that have to be carried out by Gebe to upgrade their high tension network with approximately 24 high tension cables, a section of the ring road area used for public parking will be partially closed off. The work will star