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Editorial - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Editorial: Apology

Yesterday we published a picture on our front page with the story about the imminent criminal investigation against former Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius. We realize that using the picture in this context was a serious e

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Opinion: In favor of tablets

The debate about kids and new media is rumbling on. MP Johan Leonard wants a laptop for every school kid - the wet dream of every street robber come true - and teacher Renée Braams wants to take iPads and other electronic gadgets away from children

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Human Rights Court offers glimmer of hope for local lifers: Life sentence without perspective inhumane

St. Maarten - The Large Chamber of the European Court for the protection of Human Rights has ruled last week on the case of three British inmates that are serving life sentences. The ruling is important for imposing and executing life sentences in th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Manek, Housen and Haviser receive Paul Harris Fellow recognitions

St. Maarten – Ramesh Manek, Carl Housen and Dr. Jay Haviser received Paul Harris Fellow recognitions at last Saturday’s Change of Guard Ceremony which was organized by the Rotary Club of Mid Isle.Rotarian Manek served as President of the Mid Isle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Search for missing Lynch still unsuccessful

The missing Ann-Marie Lynch here seen on a file photo. St. Maarten – The investigation into the missing of Ann-Marie Lynch, who worked at Pineapple Pete Restaurant in Simpson bay, has so far been unsuccessful. Lynch has gone missing since December

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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7.5 million prison renovation kicks-off

7.5 million prison renovation kicks-off

Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson (fifth from left) standing with representatives of the contractor, project supervisor, prison management, judicial officials and financer rep.  photo DCOMM St. Maarten – A number of dignitaries were on ha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Man got stabbed during dispute

St. Maarten – A man was stabbed several times with a machete Monday evening on the Sucker Garden Road in the vicinity of Coastal Car Rental. Several police patrols were sent to the scene where they found the victim lying on the ground and bleeding

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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More people wearing seatbelts since 2007

St. Maarten – Back in late 2007, Today published an article on the percentage of cars in which motorists were wearing their seatbelts. Out of a random sampling of motorists driving near the Prins Bernhard Bridge, more than 40 percent were not weari

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Nature Foundation warns against consumption lionfish

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation has reacted to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill on the invasion of lionfish in regional waters and its recommendation that people consume the fish.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Thompson: Dismissal procedure change without consultation

St. Maarten - Changes to the dismissal procedure by the Labor Affairs Department that was published in the Government Pages last Thursday sounded alarm bells for various stakeholders within the Tripartite Committee of the Ministry of Labor. The pu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2013

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Labor union investigates discrimination of permanent residents claim

St. Maarten – Reports that companies are hesitant to employ people who have a permanent residency status on the island, have aroused concern within workers' organizations. Yesterday, the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (Wiclu), via its wee