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Editorial - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Editorial: Youth detention

The concept of a youth detention facility that Justice Minister Dennis Richardson envisions sounds like the plan St. Maarten has been waiting for. The minister's approach could create a temporary solution in the mid-term and afterwards create addi

Opinion - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Opinion: Social code of conduct

Justice Minister Dennis Richardson made a remarkable observation in the interview we publish today: corruption in the Netherlands is not the same as (what is perceived as) corruption in St. Maarten. With close to 17 million inhabitants, the Nether

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Henson calls for more financial support

The tart and candy makers were presented with plaques in recognition of their exceptional work yesterday at the Bastille Day celebrations. Photo Today/Andrew BishopMARIGOT, St. Martin – It was a time for reflection as the Collectivite of St. Ma

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Justice Minister Richardson: 13 months to get results Additional floor on prison to solve youth detention problem

Justice Minister Dennis Richardson, in front of a painting by Ras Mosera, envisions a three-level facility for youth detention - from closed, to half open to entirely open. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten - By Hilbert Haar - When the country c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Wescot- Williams gives clarity on National Security Service investigation

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot –Williams has further explained the serious indications of corruption at the National Security Department (VDSM) on Friday. The prime minister gave clarity on the status of the VDSM and the progress of

French St. Martin News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Arnel: Collectivité continues with the same development program

Arnel: Collectivité continues with the same development program

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The same governing program that was prepared by the combined parties in the Triple R Group is continued by the Collectivite, said Vice President Guillaume Arnel. “The only thing that has changed since the former President

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister gives update on budget

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave an update on the budget on her weekly call-in radio program One on One with the Prime Minister on Pearl 98.1 FM on Friday. She stated that for the last few weeks as the new government one o

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Two men robbed within 25 minutes

St. Maarten – Within 25 minutes, two robberies took place on Saturday evening where two victims were robbed of their belongings. The first robbery occurred around 9.30 p.m. in the vicinity of Island Water World on Water Front Road where two men

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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St. Maarten Prime Minister Wescot-Williams holds video conference meeting with Plasterk

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot- Williams during the video conference with Dutch Minister of Interior Ronald Plasterk. St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held her once quarterly meeting with the Dutch Minister of Interior Plasterk

Opinion - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Opinion: Conflicts of interest

The Council of Advice has published its own code of conduct. This is a noteworthy initiative; not because the code contains any real surprises, but because this shows the council's commitment to transparency and independence. Years ago, when St. M

Editorial - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Editorial: Two yardsticks

Kingdom Relations Minister Plasterk seems to have to yardsticks: one for St. Maarten and Curacao, and one for the Dutch public entities Bonaire, Saba and Statia. While Bonaire is engaged in a political controversy that makes St. Maarten look like

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Ahead Center of Excellence closed its doors

St. Maarten - After a yearlong struggle to keep its program afloat, the Ahead Center of Excellence has officially closed its doors. Last week the institution, which addresses the unique learning disabilities children face, particularly autistic child

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Court handled slightly more cases last year

St. Maarten - The court in Philipsburg handled 4,331 cases in 2012, a slight increase of 2.1 percent compared to the 4,242 it handled in 2011. This appears from the annual report of the Common Court of Justice that belatedly arrived yesterday. Ove

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Plasterk not concerned about political crisis in Bonaire

THE HAGUE - Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk does not consider the political crisis in Bonaire a controversial issue, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. From a letter to the Second Chamber, it appears that he shrugs off the reports

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Seven now qualified financial investigators

St. Maarten – Seven candidates received their certificate in advanced financial investigation from the head of the Detective Department, Commissioner Denise Jacobs, on 5 June. One of candidates was from the federal detectives and the other six came

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2013

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Shuttle starts today – New shuttle service for medical center

St. Maarten – Persons making their way to the St. Maarten Medical, the St. Maarten Laboratory services or the Mental Health Foundation will be able to access transportation at the intersection of the Welgelegen Road at the vicinity of the Teke Teke

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Woman killed in car accident at Pelican

St. Maarten – A woman was killed in the Pelican Key area yesterday in a serious car accident at around 2:15pm. The central police dispatch received a call informing them that a female driver was stuck under the vehicle and was not showing any signs

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Two theft suspects arrested in Mullet Bay

St. Maarten - The central police dispatch received a call from an off-duty police officer who saw three teenage boys in the Mullet Bay area walking suspiciously towards Maho on 12 July at approximately 11.40 am. He had also received a call from someo