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Editorial - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Editorial: Farming

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake has thrown his support behind the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery. It makes of course sense: growing your own food is one way of self-support that has been neglected in St. Maarten for too long.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Opinion: In absentia

Sobiesky Manuel Parrondo has the right to attend his trial that starts this morning at 9 a.m. at the Court in First Instance in Philipsburg, but chances that he will put in an appearance are zip. Parrondo is a suspect – and not more than that at th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Credit card fraud punished with 20 months imprisonment

St. Maarten –Stefano Pompei gruffly announced to the Court in first Instance that he does not waive his right to appeal the punishment he received yesterday morning for credit card fraud. After a demand of 24 months by prosecutor Karola van Nie, Ju

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Escaped murder-suspect on trial in absentia

Murder-suspect Sobiesky Parrondo is still on the lam. Photo KPSSSt. Maarten – The Court in First Instance deals this morning with the trail against two suspects in the November 10 murder of Gaston Ambroise Gumbs. The 50-year-old French Quarter-

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Plasterk meets with justice ministry next week

St. Maarten - A consultation between the Minister for Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Dennis Richardson is scheduled to be held next week Thursday. “This is the consultation that takes

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Suspects Middle Region stabbing remain in pre-trial custody

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of Shanieska Alisia B. and Eric Jonathan J. to October 23. The two 17-year-old suspects in the fatal stabbing of Kimberly Illidge on March 23 will remain in pre-trial custody until the t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Man gets four months for death threats

St. Maarten - This time, Broertje was on the other side of the law. The 43-year-old security guard, who was sentenced to 240 hours of community service last year for firearm possession, and damaging a police car when he attempted to escape a control

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Nature Foundation expresses concern over Mullet Pond area

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation once again expresses concerns regarding the threats to the Mullet Pond Area. Over the past few weeks the foundation has been observing numerous activities, including the removal of Mangroves, at what is the islan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Teenager gets community service for backpack theft and stabbing

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced 16-year-old Dillon Chancellor Wallace to an 8 month conditional prison sentence with 3 years of probation and 120 hours of community service for robbing a 15-year-old boy of his backpack near the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2013

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Trial baby-killing suspect moved to late September

St. Maarten – Dalton Danelle Le B., the 26-year-old suspect in the killing of baby boy Mark Reid Jr. on April 2, appeared briefly in the Court in First Instance yesterday afternoon. At the request of prosecutor Karola van Nie, the court sets a tria