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Again 9 years for accomplice to Amador Jones murder

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice sentenced Kennedy Akeem Cynrick Daniel yesterday on appeal to 9 years imprisonment for complicity to the murder of Amador Jones on April 16, 2011. The Court in First Instance had sentenced Daniel also to 9

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Council of Advice criticizes draft 2013 budget

St. Maarten – The Council of Advice has criticized the draft 2013 budget in a 12-page memorandum that is included in the budget documents the parliament put online this week. The main complaint concerns all ministries and is about the lack of ta

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Court lowers sentence for tragic fratricide

St. Maarten – Charles Tristan Samuel found a little bit of relief with the Common Court of Justice yesterday, after it lowered the sentence for fatally shooting his brother Jamal on February 12 of last year from 8 to 6 years. Of the appeal-sentence

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Royal inauguration activities revealed

St. Maarten - The Organizing Committee Inauguration have planned a series of activities to observe the abdication of Queen Beatrix and crowning of King Willem Alexander which includes the King games, a King's breakfast, a song for the King and a mess

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Cocaine smuggler gets 4 years

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice did not uphold Davonan Sookram’s sentence to 5 years for smuggling 54 kilos of cocaine into St. Maarten on December 23, 2011. The appeals court lowered the sentence yesterday to 4 years, with 1 year suspe

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Gas prices drop today

St. Maarten – Prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel will decrease today, Minister Pantophlet stated on Tuesday. Unleaded gasoline will drop from 2.825 guilders per liter to 2.700 guilders a liter. Diesel will drop from 2.361 guilders per liter

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Curacao’s Hodge cabinet resigned yesterday

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – During the weekly Council of Ministers’ meeting, Prime Minister Daniel Hodge has decided to turn in the resignation of his cabinet to the Governor of Curacao. The cabinet is now a demissionary government and the process of f

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Illegal spearfishing caught over the weekend

St. Maarten – A concerned citizen informed the Nature Foundation, that three men were illegally spearfishing in the waters close to the Gebe plant. It is illegal on St. Maarten to possess or use a spear gun without the necessary permits. The men

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For armed robberies, ill-treatment and gun possession – Prosecutor demands sturdy sentences against youngsters

St. Maarten – Gilbert Ch. and Johan Alberto R. denied about everything, but that did not stop prosecutor Dounia Benammar from demanding sturdy prison sentences against them for a string of crimes dating back to March 12, 2011 that include robbery,

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Simpson Bay Public service center to open April 12

St. Maarten - On April 12 the first public center will be officially opened in Simpson Bay. The center is located on the top floor of the Simpson Bay Fish Market and will see a soft opening after months of preparations. "We have made some adjustment