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Editorial - Posted by on September 5, 2013

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Editorial: Sense of urgency

Judge van de Ven looked perplexed yesterday morning when a prosecutor told him that unconditional prison sentences for suspects that are not detained at the moment of their sentencing cannot be executed at the moment. The message is realistic and

Opinion - Posted by on September 5, 2013

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Opinion: Hanky-panky at the Westin

The court case was once more about grand theft yesterday. An operational manager – or rather, a former operational manager – at the Westin Hotel fiddled with credit cards and robbed the company of around $220,000. One would think that large co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2013

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Mega-embezzler may just get community service – No place in prison to execute sentences

St. Maarten – A man who embezzled almost $220,000 in just 27 months from the Westin Hotel is facing a completely conditional prison sentence and community service because there is no place for him in the Pointe Blanche prison. Prosecutor Gonda v

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St. Maarten Prime Minister berates MP Frans Richardson

St. Maarten St. Maarten – “Acting on behalf of the parliament has as far as I know not been mandated to any individual Member of Parliament,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at yesterday’s press briefing. The PM reacted to a lett

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Addicted burglar sentenced to 21 months imprisonment

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Antonio Rafael Wilson to 21 months imprisonment with 7 months suspended and 2 years of probation for a string of crimes that includes a burglary at the home of his older brother and a case of ill-

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St. Maarten’s utility provider G.E.B.E loses power twice

St. Maarten – Yesterday Gebe lost its electricity twice during the day, leaving several parts of the island in the dark. The first occurred in the morning at approximately 9.50 a.m. when a stress cone in the high tension cable connection gave wa

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Government will voice position on Bosman-law “very clearly”

St. Maarten  – The parliament urged the government in a motion on Tuesday “to make every effort to ensure that the Bosman-initiative does not become law” but Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams made clear at yesterday’s press briefing that

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Finance Minister Hassink: “Budget-amendment will be approved before instruction”

St. Maarten – “We basically expect an instruction to say: balance the budget,” Finance Minister Maarten Hassink said at yesterday’s press briefing in a reaction to the announcement by the financial supervisor Cft that it had advised the Kingd

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The long night of terror – Hurricane Luis remembered (Sep. 5, 1995)

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista - It’s been nearly 20 years since that day, 18 to be exact. I can still remember it clearly. In the week before the 5th of September, 1995, we watched on the TV as the monster Category 4 hurricane slowly formed and ap