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Police expresses concern about possession of tasers
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St.maarten – The police have taken notice of the increased popularity of tasers among youngsters. In two separate cases students of secondary schools were caught in the possession of a taser. They were taken away and the students were expelled from school. The Juvenile Department was informed about the situation. “Tasers are electroshock weapons that come in different types, shapes and sizes,” the police note in a press release. “Tasers can be compared to firearms. The use of these weapons...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Homosexuals caught with liquid drugs on JFK Airport
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SINT MAARTEN / USA — Two men were busted at JFK Airport when agents learned the bottle of Bailey’s they were carrying was filled with a much stronger drink— liquid cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. Gerald Pantophlet, 30, and his boyfriend Sherman Myers, 28, were caught trying to smuggle more than four pounds of the drinkable drug into the country on Jet Blue flight 788 from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten at around 8:30 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said....

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
St Maarten 2016 Election Results
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — St. Maarten will once again have another coalition government after low turnout plagued Election Day Monday. The National Alliance and United People’s Party came out on top with five seats each; not enough for either party to gain the majority to form the government. At the end of the final preliminary count in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the OSPP got 204 votes; the United People’s Party 4,127, the United Peoples Party 2,796, SDM 603,...

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Stop destroying the lives of our young people
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PHILIPSBURG—“Destroying the lives of our young people by sending them to prison, in some cases for decades,  over petty crimes while we give a pat on the wrist to those in authority and with financial means who abuse their positions and commit worst crimes must not be allowed to continue.  People who are not from this island but who live in certain areas of the island and occasionally grease the palms of greedy parliamentarians are allowed to go scot free...

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Friday, 16 September 2016
OSPP advocates home ownership for tenants of emergency housing scheme
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OSPP Party Leader Leonard Priest Sucker Garden-Foga Pond—Residents of the emergency housing scheme in Foga Pond in Sucker Garden may soon become home owners if leader of the One St. Maarten Peoples Party Lenny Priest has his way. The OSPP leader forwarded a letter to Minister Angel Meyers on July 2, 2016 proposing that he instructs the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation to sell the emergency homes in the Foga Pond in Sucker Garden. “It is twenty one years later...

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Emergency Drill Scheduled at Airport for the Morning of July 5th
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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) will commence with an emergency training drill on Tuesday, 5 July between 9.00am and 11.00am. Various emergency services which will include, Ambulance, Police, Government Fire Department, Airport Fire Department and the Coast Guard, will be taking part in the drill on5 July. The purpose of this exercise is to assess the level of preparedness and coordination between SXM Airport and the country’s national emergency agencies in response to...

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Thursday, 30 June 2016
MoneyGram in Simpsonbay closes down
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St. Maarten News – The Moneygram office in Simpson Bay that is managed by the Postal Services closed yesterday. On April 1 the Moneygram office at the Dr. Claude Wathey cruise facilities was also closed. The motive for closing these facilities was cited as “economic constraints” which the Postal Services has been experiencing after people began using internet and smart phones. The management of the Postal Services when questioned about the closure said that there are plans to have another Moneygram...

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Thursday, 30 June 2016
For the series of burglaries Prosecutor asked 20 years for Felix Floyd Crawford
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GREAT BAY – Prosecutor Karola van Nie demanded 20 years of imprisonment yesterday morning against Felix Floyd C. for a series of nine home burglaries, four armed home robberies, attempted manslaughter on a police officer and firearm and ammunition possession. The court will present an interim-ruling on July 13. The 38-year old defendant was brought under heavy security into the court room. Outside, the Hendrik Straat next to the courthouse was closed off for all traffic and C. was brought...

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Friday, 24 June 2016
MP Christopher Emmanuel calls on Council of Ministers to appointing locals in top positions
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PHILIPSBURG:— Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel did not mingle with words on Thursday in an interview with SMN News when he called on the Council of Ministers especially the Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr to appoint locals to top positions that are yet to be filled. MP Emmanuel said that the Council of Ministers should appoint the acting head of the Cadaster Office Marcia Peterson as head of the department since she has been carrying out the day to...

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Friday, 24 June 2016
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PHILIPSBURG–The court hearings in the so-called “Orca” or “Bada Bing” case will be kicking off in the Court of First Instance today, Wednesday, at 9:00am. The case involves a number of alleged illegal practices in and concerning Bada Bing nightclub in Simpson Bay. In the trial, former Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge (49) will be facing charges of accepting bribes from Bada Bing and Lunteren N.V. owner, Jaap van den Heuvel (49) for the total amount of US $150,000 between...

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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