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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Domestic violence: Alcoholic man sentenced to jail time and treatment

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Carlos Alberto Gibbs Encarnacion yesterday morning to a 12-month prison sentence with 3 years of probation. Of the sentence, 7 months are suspended and the 93 days the defendant spent in pretrial

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Young Dazzling Gems Jewelry store robbers jailed for quite some time

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced two men who robbed the Dazzling Gems jewelry store on Front Street on July 11 to prison sentences of 54 and 42 months. The prosecution demanded slightly higher punishments of 5 and 4 years respec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Elshot: “Deductions doesn’t mean you are registered with APS”

St. Maarten—New civil servants, in particular teachers, are being cautioned to take the time to properly register with the pension fund, said head of the Windward Islands Teachers Union Claire Elshot. According to Elshot, many times these new em

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Court acquits suspects of Bamboo Garden robbery

St. Maarten – Jovanny L. had a big smile on his face when he left the courtroom yesterday morning, after Judge Smid had acquitted him and his co-defendant Geraldo Leandro C. of an armed robbery at the Bamboo Garden Restaurant in Cole Bay. On We

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Former police officer Gregory Koeiman’s extradition to the USA on hold

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice has retained a decision about the extradition of Gregory Koeiman to the United States. In a ‘decision preceding an advice to the governor of St. Maarten’ the court ruled yesterday that it reopens the i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Ministry Vromi set to begin expansion of floodgates

St. Maarten – “It’ll be an impressive site when it’s finished and it should serve us justice in the event of a hurricane or flood,” said Claudius Buncamper, Department Head of Infrastructure Management, during a presentation about the expa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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St. Maartener extradited to the US on drugs charges

St. Maarten – Alex Rudolpho Antonio Reed bent over in despair yesterday afternoon after hearing that the Common Court of Justice has advised the governor that his extradition to the United States is permissible. Reed, a 45-year-old St. Maartene

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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WITU head wants teachers’ rights respected

St. Maarten—The rights of teachers to be respected and the rights of children to act responsibly were high on the agenda for union president Claire Elshot, as St. Maarten joined the rest of the world yesterday in observing International Day of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 21, 2014

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Stakeholders get update on APS health

St. Maarten—A presentation on the health of the pension fund—which includes challenges faced and projects undertaken or that are under consideration-- was given to stakeholder representatives by representatives of the APS. Discussions were also h