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Resort owner for Captain Oliver’s was assaulted and robbed at home
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OYSTER POND–Captain Oliver’s Hotel and Marina co-owner Maggi Shurtleff was subjected to a traumatic assault and robbery last Thursday evening when two masked and armed individuals forced their way into her home on the Dutch side of Oyster Pond. Shurtleff’s hands and feet were tied, a sweater was placed over her head to prevent her from seeing and she was thrown violently to the floor during the incident, which lasted some 35 minutes as her assailants searched for money and...

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
A beautiful display of Large troupes in Children’s Parade on french side
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  Photo – The Daily Herald MARIGOT–The Carnival committee was on the mark when it anticipated some large troupes for Sunday’s Children’s Parade in Marigot, and indeed two schools, Elie Gibbs School in Grand Case and French Quarter 2, featured a large number of revellers in their troupes that gave the whole parade a major boost. The Children’s Parade marked the start of Carnival on the French side, and as usual it was a colourful spectacle appreciated by the many...

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Monday, 09 February 2015
Statia boat accident leaves one crew member dead
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Removing the lifeless body from the boat – Photo The Daily Herald ST. EUSTATIUS–One man died after a fishing boat capsized in the waters between St. Eustatius and St. Kitts on January 27. Harbour Master Austin van Heyningen, of the harbour in Statia, received a call at 4:03pm from the police, stating they had received a distress call from a vessel located South-east of Statia. It transpired that the fishing boat had capsized, leaving three people in the water. One...

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The country needs to understand it – Christopher Emmanuel requests for 2015 draft budget be translated into english
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   Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel PHILIPSBURG–National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel voiced his discontent about the 2015 draft budget being presented to Parliament in Dutch. He has “mixed feelings” about handling the budget, because he does not know the budget’s content. The majority of the country speaks English, the first-term MP said in the Central Committee meeting of Parliament dealing with the budget in Parliament House on Thursday. He had stated his problem with the...

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Friday, 23 January 2015
St Peters residents close off  Sugar Apple Road
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A sign that says ” Road Close” and some other dabrie  was placed by St Peters residents to close off a section of lemon road in demand for repairs by government – Photo The Daily Herald ST PETERS – St. Peters residents took matters into their own hands and made a makeshift “road closed” sign with plywood and spray-paint, adding tree branches to bring more attention to an exposed and broken-up section of Sugar Apple Road. The action was taken...

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Friday, 23 January 2015
GEBE says price change will come in electricity bill but slowly
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PHILIPSBURG–Rapidly decreasing fuel prices will have their effect on local energy prices, but the general public will have to be patient. “The trickledown effect of these decreases takes an average 45 days before consumers can enjoy some much-needed relief. This means based on present trends, by February’s billing period, consumers will experience further relief,” GEBE management stated in a press release on Wednesday. “The main objective of GEBE is always to ensure that the fuel clause is as low as...

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Thursday, 22 January 2015
Stabbing at Atlantis casino leaves one woman in critical condition
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PHILIPSBURG – On Tuesday January 20th at approximately 03.30 a.m. a police patrol was sent to Atlantis Casino to investigate a stabbing. On the scene the investigating officers noticed that an altercation had indeed taken place at the entrance of the casino because of the blood evidence that was found at the location. After speaking to witnesses the officers learnt that a fight had taken place between two women. During the fight one of the women used a knife to...

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Suspect in Junior -Juice Boy- Murder detention extended
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The 24 year old male Leon Alfred Didder suspect charged with the violent murder of Junior Adolphe BERTIN-MAURICA, had his first day in court Tuesday. Junior Adolphe BERTIN-MAURICA was gun down during the morning hours of Saturday August 16th 2014 just below the “Rooftop Club”. According to a police report on Tuesday evening, the murder suspects hails from the island of Nevis and that he was arrested on Saturday January 17. The murder suspect was brought...

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
1 suspect held in Scotia bank robbery
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – It is now believed that at least one of the suspects in last year’s Scotiabank robbery is in the hands of the police. After a long and intensive investigation by the authorities, a house search was carried out on Monday morning on the Coralita Road in Saunders. The house search was conducted by law enforcement, the Acting Prosecutor and the Judge of Instruction. Arrested is the man who is know on the streets as “SALTI” and...

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Police takes responsibility for neglected children
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COLE BAY–Three young children were taken into police care after they were found in a neglected state on Monday. The children, ages two to six, were said to have been locked inside a residential house in the Wellington Road area with no adult supervision, Police Spokesman Inspector Henson confirmed. A neighbour became suspicious and observed the children through a window, before contacting police. According to the neighbour this is not the first time the children were left unattended. The police...

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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