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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Historic covenant signed at courthouse

St. Maarten – For the first time in history, the Common Court of Justice and the Public Prosecutor’s Office signed a covenant that regulates in great detail the way criminal cases will be handled in first instance. Chief Prosecutor Rick Noordhoek

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Considers political career: Emil Lee resigns as SHTA-President

St. Maarten – Emil Lee, announced his immediate resignation as the President of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association yesterday at the membership mixer at the Blue Mall. Lee, manager of the luxury boutique hotel Princess Heights, led th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Cheap cooking gas could cost St. Maarten dearly

St. Maarten - The promise of cheap cooking gas independent MP Romain Laville presented on Wednesday as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between St. Maarten and Dominica, is most likely too good to be true and – if executed – could cost the c

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Opinion: Populist deal

Separating facts from fiction in an election year is an interesting exercise. How many of the promises politicians suddenly unleash by the truckloads are real, and how many are just wishful thinking? The most recent example is obviously the Memora

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Opinion: Emil Lee resigns

Below is the unabridged letter SHTA-President Emil Lee sent yesterday to the board members of the organization. After careful consideration, I have decided to tender my resignation as President of SHTA as well as my position on the board of the SH

Editorial - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Editorial: Commendable

Emil Lee’s resignation from the presidency at the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association is a wonderful example of transparency. The SHTA has always been non-political and from his position as president Lee has for thirteen years been abl

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Prosecution demands 18 years for manslaughter on Haresh Dayalani

St. Maarten – Public prosecutor Tineke Kamps demanded 18 years of imprisonment against Robertson Craig P. yesterday for two armed robberies at the former Pelican Resort in Simpson Bay on May 13 and 14 of 2009 and for the robbery and manslaughter on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Labor mediator Boasman presents annual report to De Weever

St. Maarten – Labor mediator Raphael Boasman presented the first annual report of his office to Labor Minister Cornelius de Weever yesterday morning at the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall. The report recommends the establishment of a separate bureau f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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MP Laville presents agreement with Dominica: Cheap cooking gas, and grants for local students

St. Maarten – Independent MP Romain Laville presented a Memorandum of Understanding between the government of St. Maarten and the Commonwealth of Dominica to the media yesterday morning at a press briefing in the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall that e

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Joyous occasion (Utilities relief to seniors)

It is with great acknowledgement that I extend my support for the Senior Citizens’ Utilities Relief signed by GEBE Supervisory Board Chairman Kelvin Bloyden and Managing Board of Directors President Romelio Maduro, in the presence of Minister Mauri

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Opinion: Important lesson

It has taken almost five years, but yesterday finally one of the suspects in the manslaughter on Indian businessman Haresh Dayalani stood before his judges. This crime rates among the most heinous ones in the island’s recent criminal history. Da

Opinion - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Fortune Telling

Dear Editor, Do you believe in fortune telling? Read this story. Well, I visited one lately. She was a beautiful woman, well dressed. Well built, and was wearing a long black coat. “Can I help you?” she asked, and looking straight into my e

Editorial - Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Editorial: Added value

Independent MP Romain Laville’s venture into a Memorandum of Understanding with Dominica is an interesting one. If it returns what it seems to promise – scholarships for local students, cheap cooking gas for residents – it is all good. There