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

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Police arrest suspect in stolen motorbike case

St. Maarten – On Tuesday, police arrested a 23-year-old man, with initials H.F.M., and born on Curacao, in connection with the December 2, 2013, theft of a motorbike at the Tamarind Hotel in Pointe Blanche. During the robbery security guard who tri

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

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NA-leader William Marlin: “No guarantee for election date”

St. Maarten – “There is no guarantee when elections will be held,” National Alliance leader William Marlin said at a press conference yesterday morning. “We said already a year ago to dissolve the Parliament and we still stand by it. The peop

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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The American DEA is among us (on St. Maarten)

What exactly is the American Drug Enforcement administration doing in St. Maarten? That question seems legitimate after the organization’s name surfaced for the second time in a month in a court case in Philipsburg, this time complete with the name

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Opinion: Calm down (Election time is coming)

Who will get his or her way? Minister of General Affairs Sarah Wescot-Williams has set the date for the parliamentary elections at September 5. UP-leader Theo Heyliger wants to have elections before the summer, to stay away from the peak month of the

Editorial - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Editorial: Justice

The police have apprehended a suspect in the case of the stolen motorbike and the brave security guard who risked his life defending someone else’s property. The suspect is, to be sure, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. But we do hope

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

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Election Day 2014: Friday, September 5: Regular elections before the summer not possible

St. Maarten – Unconfirmed rumblings suggest that the fall of the third Wescot-Williams cabinet is scheduled for the end of this month but it is unclear whether this is inspired by the wish to bring about elections before the summer or by other poli

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

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Ministry promotes rights of the worker

St. Maarten – Policy advisor Nikima Groeneveldt-Hickinson presented brochures and a poster depicting the rights of the workers in St. Maarten yesterday morning in the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall, in the presence of Labor Minister Cornelius de Weev

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

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Court mitigates sentence seventh Vesuvius-suspect

St. Maarten – Andrew Davis, the self-proclaimed advisor of gang leader Omar Jones found some sort of relief in the Common Court of Justice yesterday afternoon. Serving a 6-year prison sentence handed to him in the Court in First Instance and faced

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

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Appeal ruling Middle Region stabbing: Court cuts sentence in half

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice gave Shanieska Alisia Brooks a significantly milder punishment on appeal for stabbing her former friend Kimberly Illidge to death on March 23 of last year. While the Court in First Instance sentenced Brooks

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Opinion: The road to Election Day 2014

Unless someone pulls a political white rabbit out of his hat soon, two important dates are set for this year’s elections. The first one is obviously the one for Election Day: Friday, September 5. Another date is the one for Postulation Day – the

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Opinion: Political tribalism

Very soon the people will be called again to choose, and they will do so overwhelmingly for one direction. There is a better way forward and it is upward. It is time to put an end to political tribalism. It is lamentable that never before have we

Opinion - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Opinion: A tribute in honor of Mr. J. A. Lambert

Mr. Julius Lambert was born on August 4, 1947, and passed away on March 15, 2014, at the age of 67. We will always remember him as a family man, friend and a true patriarch of St. Maarten. Through his life he was a living testament of what hard

Editorial - Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Editorial: Why bother?

Before the summer or after the summer? That is the question raging through election land right now. From the presentation by Prime Minister Wescot-Williams we understand that the regular procedure will lead to elections on Friday, September 5.