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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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UP-candidate suspect in money-laundering investigation: Prosecution gets three months for Buncamper-Molanus probe

St. Maarten – United People’s party candidate number 21, Maria Buncamper-Molanus remains the subject of a criminal investigation. The Judge of instruction decided yesterday that the prosecutor’s office has to complete the investigation into su

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Lake’s help to fire victims irritates Minister De Weever

St. Maarten – “We have seen politicians who exploit the system for political mileage and interfere in the process, which makes our job more difficult,” Minister Cornelius de Weever (Public Health, Social Development and Labor) said at yesterday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin released

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The Judge of Instruction in Curacao released former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin yesterday morning, because there are insufficient reasons to prolong his detention, Elisa Koek reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Jamaloodin

Editorial - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Editorial: Roundabouts

What exactly is the perimeter of a roundabout? Believe it or not, opinions differ on this little matter. The Democratic Party has taken the view that the campaign billboard it has erected in Belvedere near the Delta Petroleum gas station is not stand

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Opinion: A big loss

Dear editor, The newspaper is a source not only that presents your opinion but also facts that will foster general knowledge to the people of St. Martin. People are confused and do not understand how politicians can leave from one political party

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Opinion: Perspectives

Elections are around the corner and, as is the habit every four years, suddenly all kinds of citizens have all kinds of opinions about all kinds of other people. We bicker about where campaign billboards are allowed to be, and where they should not b

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Opinion: The clock is ticking

Although, they are not (yet) openly admitting such, an increasing number of politicians in all parties and on both sides of the island are recognizing the importance to define, recognize and create special provisions for native, indigenous St. Martin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Projection: sharp decline in armed robberies

St. Maarten – The crime figures for the first four months of the year are looking relatively good. Extrapolated for the whole year, they show a sharp decline in armed robberies – after murder the most unsettling crimes the island experiences eve

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Milanese prosecutors want to take Corallo to court

GREAT BAY – Atlantis World Group and BPlus Giocolegale beneficial owner Francesco Corallo is one of sixteen suspects the Milanese prosecutors Roberto Pellicano and Mauricio Clerici want to take to court for conspiracy and embezzlement, the Italian

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Defense: false confession from wife of Wiels murderer

WILLEMSTAD – The wife of the man accused of murdering Helmin Wiels made ​​the incriminating statements about her husband in anger, according to Olga Saleh-Kostrzewski, the lawyer of Elvis “Monster" Kuwas. According to the lawyer, Kuwas’

Editorial - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Editorial: Troubled youth

Most of the crime committed on the island is by males, specifically young males. The initiative to intervene in the lives of socially vulnerable youth is a good one, and hopefully the fruits of such an initiative will be felt. How effective the progr

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Opinion: Ganja and schizophrenia

People who oppose legalization of marijuana routinely raise the possibility that marijuana may cause or exacerbate episodes of psychosis, including schizophrenia. This is hardly settled science, but it’s not necessarily bogus, either, Philip M. Bof

Opinion - Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Opinion: Regulating the soft drug market

As voters and lawmakers in more states decide to legalize marijuana, policy makers will have to answer a fresh and difficult question: How should governments regulate the production and sale of the drug? Vikas Bajaj examines this question in an op-ed