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Editorial - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Editorial: Cockfights

No there was no blood in the courtroom yesterday, but the Ombudsman took the opportunity to describe in graphic detail the cruelty that accompanies cockfights. The state brought a counter-argument: eating meat is also cruel to animals. We could not f

Opinion - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Opinion: Constitutional Court

Cynics call it the Bob Wit show but it may all still work out: the Constitutional Court was in session yesterday for the first time in history. With three judges on the bench, the Ombudsman on one side and state attorney Richard Gibson Jr. on the oth

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Lake introduces members of his cabinet

From left to right: Rafael Arrindell, Marieke van Zadelhof, Joe Richardson, Tatiana Arrindell, Minister Maurice Lake, Veronica Jansen-Webster and Otmar Jonis.St. Maarten – The Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake says he intends to work at the minist

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Minister Lake awards Sucker Garden youth contract to clean own neighborhood

Minister Lake (l) meets with Arrindell Gumbs of Garden Boyz Cleaning Services, awarding the group the contract to clean the neighborhood trenches while other members look on in the background. Photo Today/Leo BrownSt. Maarten – Sticking to his

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Constitutional Court rules on September 13 – Cockfights, prostitution and prisoner’s rights scrutinized

The Constitutional Court during its first public session in the courthouse in Philipsburg. From left Justices Jan de Boer, Bob Wit and Ben Vermeulen, and court registrar Maritsa James-Christina. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – The upstairs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Buncamper new president Lions Club

Lions District Governor 60B Lion Claudius Buncamper, MJF presents the Lion of the Year Award 2012-2013 to Lion Davey Woods. St. Maarten– Claudius Buncamper is the new president of the Lions Club. He was installed as new president on Saturday at it

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Ministries develops quick school repair project

St. Maarten– Representatives from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (Ministry ECYS) and the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry Vromi) will be meeting today to work out the detai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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Over 200 cars checked at joint police control

Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte talking to members of the gendarmes at the joint controls on Friday night. St. Maarten – The Gendarmes and the Dutch police kept a joint general control on Friday night. The controls were carried out at Coralita/O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 3, 2013

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SER presents 2012 annual report to Governor Holiday

SER presents 2012 annual report to Governor Holiday

From left, Governor Holiday receives the 2012 SER report from its chairman, Rene Richardson. Photo SERSt. Maarten - The 2012 annual report from the Social and Economic Council (SER) was presented to Governor Holiday yesterday. The governor met with t