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Editorial - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Editorial: Skimming

Don’t ask what your bank can do for you; ask what you can do for your bank. This liberal interpretation of John F. Kennedy’s famous statement comes to mind after reading the verdict against two Bulgarian skimmers. These defendants got off ligh

Opinion - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Opinion: Plastic bags, an old story

A couple of weeks ago, the TelEm group of companies came with a good initiative. It gave away eco-friendly shopping bags in an attempt to reduce the use of flimsy plastic bags. There are also eco-shoppers on the market produced by Firgos, so one is t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Portrait of an artist: An afternoon with Sir Roland

Portrait of an artist: An afternoon with Sir Roland

Artist Roland Richardson at work in his gallery completing a portrait of a young relative visiting. He has been doing more portrait work recently. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten / By Jason Lista – The image of the boy unfolded as the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Armed robbery at Island Finance

The police and paramedics at Island Finance after the robbery took place. Photo Today/Leo BrownSt. Maarten – Three armed men robbed Island Finance yesterday morning, which is located on the Walter Nisbeth Road, where they fled the scene with only a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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King-murders appeal set for December 12

St. Maarten – The killers of Michael and Thelma King will appear on December 12 in the Common Court of Justice to appeal their verdicts. Before that date, main suspect Meyshane Johnson will undergo another psychiatric and psychological evaluation,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Ambulance service still under intensified supervision

St. Maarten – Intensified supervision on the ambulance service by the Inspectorate of Public Health has not been called off. This is according to Inspector General Dr. Earl Best who said that the Inspectorate is playing it safe in its evaluation of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 30, 2013

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Dead man found in apartment

St. Maarten – The lifeless body of 21-year-old Karl Barhenbruch was found Wednesday afternoon in his apartment in Porto Cupecoy. Witnesses explained that their tenant was not seen for several days and that a very bad scent was coming from the ap

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Green Sea Turtle lays nest on Great Bay beach

St. Maarten – The Nature Foundation was alerted to a Green Sea Turtle nesting on Great Bay beach early yesterday morning. Upon arrival at the location it was found that the turtle nested very shallow in the sand on Great Bay and her nesting was int

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Light sentence for hitting policeman

St. Maarten – Roy Ovine Benders had an encounter with the police on May 15 that he will remember. It all started with a traffic control on Welfare road near the Peking supermarket. The 37-year-old defendant had been drinking and he had also smoked

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Prison employee caught smuggling drugs inside

Threatened woman fired and sentenced to community service St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 51-year-old administrative employee of the Pointe Blanche prison yesterday to 3 months of imprisonment, with 2 months suspended, 2 ye

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Thompson: Do not sign contracts without advice

St. Maarten – “Persons should not sign any documents or agreement given to them by management unless they get an advice. They can either go to the Labor Office or they can visit Wifol’s Office and they will be dealt with accordingly,” Preside