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Editorial: Responsibility

Responsibility Former PSS-managing director Denicio Richardson threatens to become the victim of a power game played by the government and its postal services. The story of Richardson’s unlawful suspension and subsequent departure in 2013 is

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Opinion: Black experience

Novelist, biographer and author of “Sparta” Roxana Robinson hit a nerve with the following op-ed published in the New York Times. The piece triggered almost 170 reactions. An interesting topic that will also ring plenty of bells in St. Maarten.

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Opinion: Government building disaster

Dear Editor, Around the millennium several Island Council members had the wonderful idea of building a Government Administration Building on Pond Island. In essence a good idea from a financial standpoint. Their reasoning given at the time: thi

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Opinion: Reckless spending of taxpayer’s money

Dear editor, As a taxpayer of this country it leaves me no other choice than to speak out when the taxpayer’s money is being abused. The land deal in Cay Hill that the Minister of Vromi committed Country St. Maarten to, is in my humble opinion,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Suspect escapes: High speed chase ends in crash

St. Maarten – A high speed police chase ensued yesterday morning around 10 am after a driver in a darkly tinted white Nissan Almera, with license plate 5184 AAB, refused to stop when asked by police. The patrol was at the crossing of Zagers Gut Roa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Postal Services unable to pay damages to former director

Court rules on liens placed on government bank accounts St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will rule this afternoon on a request by Country Sint Maarten and Postal Services St. Maarten NV (PSS) to lift the lien on their bank accounts. Fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Tamara Leonard’s message after breast cancer diagnosis: “Stop being shy about it, you did nothing wrong”

St. Maarten – Tamara Leonard announced at a press conference yesterday that she has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. The former President of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and candidate for the United Peop

Opinion - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Opinion: Shameful that government appealed the court ruling of former Post director

Shameful Politicians in both the executive and legislative branch of government sure do love to talk about giving young, educated St. Maarteners a chance, but they don’t always walk the walk. Case in point: Denicio Richardson. The young St. M

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Opinion: no zoning plan

St. Maarten is struggling with its zoning plans. That has been going on for years and there is no end in sight. While our government is deeply ensconced in drawing up all those little rules its citizenry will have to abide by, the new town of Almere,

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Opinion: What happened? Nothing

The tragic killing of Mark Anthony Reid Morgan would have brought closure to the bereaved family – in as far as closure is possible for such a heartbreaking event – if only legislators had done their job. The Common Court of Justice confirmed thi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 6, 2014

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Baby-killer also gets 15 years on appeal: Court underlines parliament’s failure to effectuate legislation

St. Maarten - The Common Court of Justice sentenced Dalton Danelle Le Blanc this week on appeal to 15 years of imprisonment for killing baby-boy Mark Anthony Reid Morgan in a gruesome manner on April 2 of last year in Middle Region. The judges note i

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Court declares interrogation by American DEA-agents unlawful

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ruled this week that last year’s interrogation of drug smuggler John Henry Medina by agents of the American Drug Enforcement Administration was unlawful. Medina’s attorney Eldon Sulvaran asked the co

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Former Postal director wins lawsuit: Court upholds lien on bank accounts country and PSS

Country St. Maarten and Postal Services Sint Maarten NV lost their urgent summary proceedings against former PSS-director Denicio Richardson on all points. Judge Katja Mans denied yesterday afternoon the country’s and PSS’s request to lift the l