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Opinion - Posted by on June 28, 2013

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Editorial: Prostitution

Prostitution and the law do not sit well together. Our current policy condones the trafficking of women. Last year a brothel owner was sentenced to 54 months for this crime, but the government took no action to close down his Border Bar brothel in sp

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Opinion: Clear statement

Politicians are not always very clear in their statements. That is because they want to be able to say today something is white, tomorrow that it could have been gray and the day after tomorrow that it is actually black. Once they are used to this (b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2013

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Returning President of Parliament meets press – 47 laws still pending from former Netherlands Antilles

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell gave her first press conference yesterday since resuming her former role. She outlined her desire to get still pending legislation moving down the pipeline in the upcoming year and to keep the

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19 students graduate from Sundial School - Arrindell: “nothing beats a second chance”

19 students graduate from Sundial School – Arrindell: “nothing beats a second chance”

From left to right school mentor Wendell Moore praises his former student, valedictorian Kevin Arrindell. Photo: Julius Goodman.St. Maarten - The second time around proved to be charm and also taught a valuable life lesson for a young man who edged o

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Committee writes new policy on prostitution

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office is part of a committee charged with writing a new prostitution policy for St. Maarten. The policy will have to be in agreement with the draft new penal code and with the Memorandum of Understanding the

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Country misses revenue by not collecting fines

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office is concerned about the fact that increasingly court rulings cannot be executed and that fines are not collected. “The justice system will only be effective if imposed punishments and measures are act

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Administrative action against violating laws and regulations

St. Maarten– Controls on laws and regulations met a dead end after 10-10-10 because inspectors lost their authority to control, the Public Prosecutor’s Office writes in its 2014 year plan. “This year the Justice Minister reappointed the inspect

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Stricter controls on drunk driving

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office continues next year with its policy that it will be informed about all traffic accidents that result in death or serious injuries. Enforcing traffic rules is an important element in the feeling of citi