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St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 9, 2014

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DP-candidate bought drugs from suspect in coke-trial

St. Maarten – Octavio Ogando Garcia, who was a candidate on the list of the Democratic Party in the August 29 elections, bought cocaine from a suspect in a cocaine-trial on two different occasions. Yesterday Garcia appeared in the Court in First I

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Electricity slightly cheaper for the next six months

St. Maarten – Utilities company Gebe announced yesterday a decrease in electricity prices for residential and commercial consumers. The rate for residential consumptions goes down by 5 guilder cents per kwh, and that for commercial consumers becom

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Gang members remain in jail until drugs trial in November

Prosecution sees Papillon as organizer of drug transports St. Maarten – Two out of six defendants in a cocaine-smuggling trial regained their freedom yesterday after Judge Rick Smid suspended their pretrial detention. Of four others, two remain

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Saba drops geothermal research, goes for wind and solar energy

Setback for St. Maarten’s green energy policy St. Maarten – The Executive Council in Saba prefers investments in solar and wind energy, and to forego for the time being preliminary research into the potential of geothermal energy. The decisio

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Police arrest three more with illegal firearm

St. Maarten – Police arrested three men on Tuesday who were involved in a firearm-threat on Monday in St. Peters. That incident resulted already in the arrest of two suspects on the same day near Cost-U-Less. On Tuesday, police spotted the seco

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Security beefed up at entrance to pier

St. Maarten - The undercarriage of all vehicles entering the premises of the Dr. Claude Wathey Cruise Facility has been subject to rigid inspections regardless of the amount of times they arrive at the check point. Using two tactical inspection to

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Cloose advocates joint tourism ventures

GREAT BAY---St. Maartens’ tourism strategy to reinvent itself will be adopted by Curacao according to the marketing manager of the Curacao port authority Dimitri Cloose, who encourages joint tourism ventures among the islands. Cloose is one of t

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Cruise industry CEOs discuss innovations in industry

St. Maarten - Innovation in the cruise industry was the topic of discussion at yesterday’s CEO Roundtable event at the 21st Annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show held at the Port of St. Maarten. President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines Ke

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Advice to government Curacao: Add cancellation-right to consensus kingdom laws

WILLEMSTAD – The Committee for the Evaluation of Kingdom Laws in Curacao (CVR) advises the government to add a cancellation right to the four consensus kingdom laws. According to the committee the point of departure for these laws was that there ha

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Non-Dutch may get voting rights in island council elections 2015

THE HAGUE - Non-Dutch citizens will probably be able to vote and to be elected in the island council elections in Caribbean Netherlands in the spring of 2015, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. The Second Chamber votes next week Tuesday abou

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UP Party says Dutch voting system less transparent than St. Maarten’s

St. Maarten - “Raising one’s finger, an inheritance from colonial times, comes easier to populist Dutch politicians than searching their own hearts,” according to a news release from the UP party via its legal representative Sulvaran and Peters