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Editorial - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Editorial: Justice

Not all court cases end badly for defendants, even though most trials have something in common: something bad happened. That our justice system is fair appeared once again yesterday from court rulings from the Common Court of Justice. In one ca

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Opinion: Malversation

The word malversation became unexpectedly popular this week after Prime Minister Sarah Wescot's press release about irregularities at the National Security Service VDSM. The press release, issued Monday late in the afternoon spoke of "serious indicat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Record fine for money laundering

St. Maarten - Angel Arencibia-Gallo, a 41-year-old Cuban living in Miami was hit with a record 37,850 guilders fine, a 6-month conditional prison sentence and 2 years of probation by the Common Court of Justice yesterday for money laundering. In May,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Stabbing drunken neighbor ruled self-defense on appeal

St. Maarten - The Common Court of Justice dismissed all prosecution against Diony Rafael Rivas Hernandez yesterday for attempted manslaughter on a drunken neighbor. The Court in First Instance sentenced the defendant in September of last year to 24 m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Bus driver again sentenced to 42 months for ill-treatment

St. Maarten - The Common Court of Justice sentenced school bus driver Berrnardo Oswaldo Hyman yesterday to 42 months imprisonment for two attempts of causing someone grievous bodily harm and one case of ill-treatment. Of the sentence, 18 months are s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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Lake: contractor’s and builders needs to have plans in place

St. Maarten – Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake is calling on contractors and builders to have a plan in place to prepare and secure their job sites in the event of a passing hurricane. The most active months of the hurricane season are approaching

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2013

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MP Leonard wants a laptop for every child

St. Maarten -After a recent visit to Parlatino in Colombia, MP Johan “Janchi” Leonard of the United People’s Party, stated that the use of technology will have to play a major role in education as” we continue to shape the future of Country S

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Teenaged street robber gets a free pass on appeal

St. Maarten - Jofelder Rafael Emmanuel got something out of his appeal against the verdict the Court in First Instance handed down in March for robbing a 66-year-old lady of her heirloom necklace and for threatening a 15-year-old girl with rape. The