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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Defendant implicates owner Robbie’s Lottery in shooting – Dr. Friday Demand 2 years of imprisonment for firing deadly assault rifle

St. Maarten – David Arthur R. had a compelling story for the Court in First Instance about how he came to possess a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, an assault weapon Colt markets as a variance of the military M16. On February 17 of last year, the defe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Scotia Bank Simpson Bay branch robber

The Scotiabank branch in Simpson Bay was robbed yesterday morning by three armed men in a daring daylight bank robbery. Police are still investigating the matter and details remain sketchy; however, they have confirmed that the bank was indeed robbed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Man sentenced to 30 months for attempted manslaughter

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Sugal Angel Gregorio Canelo Rodriguez yesterday to 30 months of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on a man on August 26, 2012, and for shattering the window of a house on January 20 of this

Editorial - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Editorial: Welfare

Minister de Weever’s announcement about the indexation of welfare payments comes at an appropriate moment – days before seniors mark the World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day this Sunday. Financial aid from the government, combined with the old ag

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Opinion: Guns

It never stops to amaze us how people justify the possession of firearms. Yesterday was a nice example. The defendant did not have just any firearm, no he had one of the meanest assault rifles the world has ever produced after the AK-47 and the M16

Opinion - Posted by on June 13, 2014

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Opinion: The new Black Peter

Once upon a time, in a country far from here, there was a children’s friend and his name was Black Peter. You never heard about this character, except during maybe the four weeks leading up to the Dutch Sinterklaas-celebration. These days, Black Pe