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Editorial - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Editorial: English and the Law

The translation of the Organic Laws of St. Maarten into English is a great step forward in social justice for the island. Too many of its citizens and residents remain in the dark or are often baffled when served legal or official documents. At a cer

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Organic Laws now in English too – PM wants Civil and Penal Codes translated

St. Maarten  -A symbolic launching of the translation of the Organic Laws for St. Maarten from Dutch to English was witnessed by members of the community at the A C Wathey Legislative Hall yesterday afternoon. “It has been a long time that there w

Uncategorized - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Demand again 9 years against last of the Vesuvius-suspects

St. Maarten – Solicitor-General Taco Stein demanded on appeal 9 years of imprisonment against the most talkative of all the defendants in the Vesuvius-investigation, 32-year old Andrew Davis who has described himself as a good friend and an advisor

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Opinion: Prison safety

Citizens are entitled to their safety. That sounds good, but the truth is of course that we do not live in a world that is one hundred percent foolproof safe. People commit crimes against fellow-citizens, accidents happen – it is really quite dange

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Opinion: Noise pollution

Getting agitated because of noise pollution is one thing, sustaining damages to your ears because of music that is way too loud quite another. This topic returns to the public each year by the time carnival rolls around. In St. Maarten, the festiviti

Opinion - Posted by on February 28, 2014

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Opinion: Hipster beards (Beard Transplantations)

Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concen