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Editorial - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Editorial: Decency (Taking its objection off the table in hit and run accident)

The family of hit and run victim Ramesh Manek has asked the court permission to make a statement at the trial on October 7. The attorney for the defense has objected to the request – for now - because she fears that such a statement could have an a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Airport Road hit and run goes to trial in October

Defense objects to statement by victim’s relatives in court   St. Maarten –Kevyn Maurice C. will stand trial on October 7 for the fatal accident that took the life of Rotary president Ramesh Manek on April 16. The prosecution has char

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman visits St. Maarten police force 

Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman visits St. Maarten police force 

  St. Maarten - Police Chief of the Dutch National Police Gerard Bouman will arrive on the island today for a one-day visit with the police force, his first one in history. Bouman  will sit down in intense discussions with the management of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Iconic Kangaroo Court in Philipsburg, St. Maarten closed its doors

Iconic Kangaroo Court in Philipsburg, St. Maarten closed its doors

  Kangaroo Court, the iconic bar and restaurant across from the courthouse in the Hendrik Straat in Philipsburg has closed its doors. The Kangaroo Court sign has been removed from the building and it is unclear if and when the place is going

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Transparency International launches integrity report next week

St. Maarten – Transparency International will launch St. Maarten’s National Integrity System assessment next week Tuesday at the University of St. Martin. Alejandro Salas, the regional director for the Americas at Transparency International w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Attempted manslaughter nets man 3 years in jail

St. Maarten – Ramon Gumbs claimed self-defense but the Court in First Instance sentenced him for attempted manslaughter to 3 years of imprisonment yesterday morning. The 24-year-old defendant had a beef with a security guard identified in court as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Disaster management tells sailors to get ready (Hurricane preparedness)

Disaster management tells sailors to get ready (Hurricane preparedness)

  This is what these oats looked like after hurricane Gonzalo was done with them in October 2014. File photo Today / Milton Pieters St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) advises boat owners to review their hurricane

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 23, 2015

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Ebenezer residents want clean trenches

Ebenezer residents want clean trenches

A scene from a trench in Ebenezer on Wednesday. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Residents from the Ebenezer District are disappointed that their trenches are filled with bush and debris. Grass and small threes can be seen budding from the