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Opinion: Cowards (Media outlets not publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons)

What do you do if terrorists use Kalashnikovs to silence journalists and cartoonists as has happened in Paris with the freedom fighters of Charlie Hebdo? We do not pretend that Today is making a dent in the landscape of global media, but that does no

Editorial - Posted by on January 12, 2015

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Editorial: Settling disputes

The inter-parliamentary consultation that took place this week in Aruba usually evolves along familiar lines. Gone are the days though when angry Caribbean MPs left the meeting – like Helmin Wiels did in St. Maarten once. There seems to be conse

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 12, 2015

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President of parliament condemns Charlie Hebdo attack

St. Maarten - President of parliament Dr. Lloyd Richardson has expressed deepest sympathy to the Republic of France, its people and Government during these trying times on behalf of the people and the members of the Parliament of St. Maarten. “T

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DP:  “A dark day for all of us” (Charlie Hebdo)

St. Maarten – The Democratic Party is the first political party to react to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris. In a brief statement, party-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams offers its condolences as well as sympathy to our country’s French n

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OCaN-chairman Helberg steps down

AMSTERDAM – OcaN chairman Glenn Helberg (59) will soon step down, the leader of the most well-known Antillean organization in the Netherlands told John Samson of Caribisch Netwerk. He says it is time for a breath of fresh air. “I am now at a s

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French police kill terrorists; Al-Quaida may have directed Charlie Hebdo attacks

PARIS—French police have killed three of the terrorists involved in the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and reports indicate that the attack may have been directed by Al-Qaida. Al-Quaida in the Arabian Peninsula is believed to

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Curacao’s Prime Minister Asjes pays a working visit to St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD – Prime Minister Ivar Asjes is on Sint Maarten for an official working visit until January 13. This will be the first time the two Prime Ministers of the former Netherlands Antilles islands will meet. Marcel Gumbs was recently sworn in

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Preparations underway for 3rd annual Nagico to Nagico Race

St. Maarten —Preparations are currently underway for the third annual Nagico to Nagico cycling race. This week representatives from Nagico  Insurances, the French VCG- cycling Club, representatives from the St. Maarten-St. Martin Cycling Associati

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PM Gumbs credited with pushing for statue repairs

St. Maarten —The current repairs of the Miss Lalie statue in Belvedere is being attributed to the direct involvement of Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, who contacted sculptor Michael Maghiro Maghiro “with a simple yet deliberately strong message: Ms

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Gas prices down to Naf 1.957 per liter

St. Maarten — The  price of unleaded gasoline will go down to Naf 1.957 per liter as of Monday a press release from the economics department stated yesterday. The current price of unleaded gasoline is Naf 2.067 per liter and the current price o

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16th Edition of the Regatta Art Competition has officially begun

St. Maarten - This year the 16thedition of the Regatta Art Competition takes place. Packages with the assignments have been handed out to all Dutch side schools, which means that the Regatta Art Competition has officially kicked off. This competition

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Indictments against the Buncampers show: Forgery, tax fraud and destruction of evidence

St. Maarten – The prosecution accuses former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius of membership of a criminal organization which objectives were forgery, incorrect and incomplete filing of tax returns and intentio

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Bomb scare at St. Maarten Port was a hoax

St. Maarten —Operations at the harbor came to a standstill for almost an hour yesterday following reports of a bomb threat which caused police and emergency personnel to respond in droves and close off access in and out of the Pointe Blanche area.

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“Digital” child abuser York sentenced to five years

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Emanuel York yesterday to 5 years of imprisonment for raping two boys, aged 15 and 17. The sentence is one year below the demand by prosecutor Maarten Noordzij at the trial on December 17 of last

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Jail time and community service for tax fraud: Court comes down hard on swindling MP Matser

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced United People’s party Member of Parliament Silvio Jan Matser yesterday to 24 months of imprisonment for a string of fiscal offenses. The court sentenced his now defunct construction company Ener

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SHTA opposes counterpart policy

St. Maarten - The new Gumbs’ administration has made some good decisions in their short time in office but the Counterpart policy is not one of them, according to the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA). The SHTA has fired off a n

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Central Bank issues new bond on behalf of Curacao

Willemstad - On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, there will be a sinking bond issue on behalf of the country of Curaçao, the Central Bank stated in a press release yesterday. A bond issue that is backed by a fund, called a sinking fund, sets aside money

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Sarah Wescott-Williams: IPKO discussions fierce but candid

GREATBAY/Oranjestad--- The discussions at the IPKO to date have been described as fierce at times, but open and candid, by leader of the DP Sarah Wescott-Williams. The three delegations at the IPKO consultations in Aruba approved and signed a resolut