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Editorial - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Editorial: Right on the money

  The letter from businessman Mike Ferrier (see page 6) touches a raw nerve – and it is so on the mark.  Right on the money is an expression that does very well in this context. Our self-serving politicians have spread their own bed ver

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 16, 2015

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Bolita gets four years for attempted manslaughter

  St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Nathanael Alberto Camacho-Acosta yesterday to 4 years of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on Romano Dennis on July 29, 2013. The verdict is on a par with the demand from the pros

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Agreement about crash course in journalism

  St. Maarten - The Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the university and Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support the “I AM SXM” initiative of MP Tamara Leonard whereby St. Maarten

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Prosecution ready to drop second case against Buncampers

“We have not attempted  to cover this up” St. Maarten – Prosecutor Dounia Benammar put on a hair shirt on behalf of the prosecutor’s office yesterday morning to atone for procedural violations that threaten to jeopardize part of the tria

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Buncamper-trial moves to January: Attorneys ask court to declare the prosecution inadmissible

  St. Maarten  –The Buncamper-case reached a critical stage yesterday and it remains to be seen whether there will be a trial at all against the former Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labor at all. The decision is in the

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Police spokesman Ricardo Henson about Officer Benjamin “We are still mourning the  loss of our close friend”

St. Maarten / By Andrew Dick -The entire police force is still mourning the death of its close friend and colleague Officer Gamali Benjamin police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said yesterday. What is the physiological state of the police

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Soualiga Grassroots Movement rallies around Natigua Stephen

Soualiga Grassroots Movement rallies around Natigua Stephen

  Members of the Soualiga Grassroots Movement, from left: Freddy Richardson, Horace Whit, X-Ray, Natigua Stephen and Ras Mystic. Photo Today / Andrew Dick Ras Mystic: “Other suffer from the same treatment”   MARIGOT – “A

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Cft asks again for  annual accounts

St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft has not received a single financial account for the year 2014 from 37 government-owned or subsidized entities; of 25 of these entities, the Cft does not have the annual 2013 accounts either. The Cft has asked

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“It is essential to generate more revenue” Governor’s address brings plans for 2016 into focus

St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday outlined the priorities of the government’s policy-intentions for the next twelve months in an address at the parliament yesterday morning on the occasion of the opening of the parliamentary year 2015-

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One tablet per child  project in limbo

    St. Maarten - On August 26 last year, the Council of Ministers approved the "One tablet per child" project aimed at providing elementary school pupils with a tablet, starting with those in public education which falls directly un

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“It’s like Déjà vu with you”  Latoya Lake debuts  with romantic novel

“It’s like Déjà vu with you”  Latoya Lake debuts  with romantic novel

Author Latoya Lake. Photo Today / Andrew Dick   St. Maarten - In less than twelve months, local author Latoya Lake has spiraled to the forefront of the island’s list of books to read. The pharmacist assistant was inspired to go back to

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Ex-MPs cost taxpayers almost half a million

  St.  Maarten – The nine Members of Parliament who were not reelected during last year’s election cost the tax payers close to 811,000 guilders ($453,000) in the first year after 10-10-14. This appears from the annual report of the par

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UP faction leader Meyers: “We are perceived as the most corrupt party in the country”

St. Maarten – “The perception is that we are the most corrupt party in the country,” said Franklin Meyers, faction leader of the United People’s party yesterday morning at the meeting of parliament to close the parliamentary year 2014-2015.

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National Alliance MP Marlin: “Certainly not a  year to remember”

  St. Maarten – “What is there to talk about?” National Alliance leader William Marlin wondered in his address at the closure of the parliamentary year yesterday morning. “You expect to be looking back at the results of the past year

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Parliament’s annual report: MP Matser has worst  attendance record

  St. Maarten – United People’s party MP Silvio Matser has the worst attendance record for the parliamentary year 2014-2015 in public meetings of parliament and in meetings of the central committee. Matser showed up 56 percent of the tim

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“The prosecutor’s office  is taking us for a ride”

Attorneys incensed over treatment Son Latino suspects   St. Maarten– Criminal defense attorneys Geert Hatzmann and Cor Merx are incensed about the way the prosecutor’s office is dealing with the suspects it holds in detention for a bur

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Sixty days more for Oro Diamante robber

Sixty days more for Oro Diamante robber

The suspects of the Oro Diamante case. Photo Contributed St. Maarten - The second suspect in the Oro Diamante robbery and the shooting of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin, J.L will be spending 60 more days in prison, after the Judge of Instruction

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Birdwatchers count hundreds of birds in Great Salt Pond

Birdwatchers count hundreds of birds in Great Salt Pond

  This Black-Crowned Night Heron, a full time resident of the Great Salt Pond, made a rare appearance on Saturday. It is a shy bird that usually does not show itself during daylight hours and certainly not so openly, the photographer said. Ph

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Parliament closes off another year with few achievements

St. Maarten – The parliamentary year closes this morning in a meeting that begins at 10 a.m. It is a time for politicians to reflect on a year gone by –only, there is not much to look back on, as the stories we wrote between September 2014 and to

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DP wants disclosure  of Zebec settlement

  St. Maarten – The Democratic Party is “adamant” that the people have the right to know details about the settlement the harbor reached with developer Zebec over the stalled Harbor village project, DP-MP Sarah Wescot-Williams said in

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Aruba moves towards registered partnership

ORANJESTAD - During the upcoming handling of the new civil code of Aruba amendments will be submitted for the implementation of the registered partnership, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. After one-and-a-half year of lobbying with min

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University bomb threat suspect eight days longer in detention

University bomb threat suspect eight days longer in detention

  The suspect is led into the courthouse. Photo Gromyko Wilson St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction extended the pretrial detention of the suspect in the bomb threat against the American University in Cupecoy by eight days yesterday a

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Judge moved to other islands pending investigation

St. Maarten – Judge Maria Paulides will handle criminal cases in Aruba and Curacao for the time being and no longer in St. Maarten, press Judge Mauritsz de Kort said in answer to questions from this newspaper. Wednesday a week ago, there was an in

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Buncamper-trial  hits another snag

  St. Maarten – The highly anticipated Buncamper-trial that is scheduled to begin next week Wednesday will most likely hit another snag. There is a dispute about the second summons the prosecution has brought against former Public Health M

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Plasterk offers little to no help to strengthen tax inspectorate

Instruction: amend budget before October 31 GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE – “Sint Maarten has had ample time to take measures but in spite of promises it has failed to do so every time.” With this argument, the Kingdom Council of Ministers deemed i

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Festive graduation ceremony in Pointe Blanche

Festive graduation ceremony in Pointe Blanche

Pointe Blanche students proudly show their certificates in the company of the chairman of the supervisory board, Mauritsz de Kort, Education Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs and Pointe Blanche Prison Director Edward Rohan. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar “

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Dutch navy supports Dominica

Dutch navy supports Dominica

Dutch marines hoist a truck aboard the support vessel Pelikaan. Photo contributed WILLEMSTAD – The support ship Pelikaan of the Royal Dutch Navy left yesterday for Dominica to offer emergency aid. Tropical Storm Erika caused a lot of damages t