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Stabbing at MPC School – 1 student injured
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PHILISBURG–A seventeen-year-old high school student was arrested for stabbing a fellow student on Tuesday, January 12. A press release from the police reports that around 1:15pm, several police patrols were sent to L.B. Scott Road. They attended a location between Milton Peters College (MPC) and St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. to investigate a stabbing. The boys involved did not attend either of those two schools. On the scene, the investigating officers encountered the 17-year-old victim who had two superficial stab wounds...

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Body of missing Anguillian Fisherman found on the beach in Cul De Sac
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ANGUILLA–On Saturday evening, January 10, police received a report of a man missing at sea. Clinton Connor of Blowing Point was returning from a fishing trip with Walter Connor. The two had left Grand Case and were heading to Anguilla, when Walter suddenly realised that Clinton was no longer in the boat, and started searching for him. He did not find any sign of Clinton, so he returned to Anguilla and reported the missing man to the police, who started...

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Gas price drops – doesn’t mean instant reduction on you electricity bill say GEBE – Is this a rip off ?
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PHILIPSBURG–With the plummeting of the fuel price on the international market, many consumers have been questioning when and whether this will be reflected in their electricity bills. In an invited comment via the Press Secretariat, GEBE’s Managing Director Romelio Maduro said one cannot compare gasoline with fuel oil or gas oil. He said too that fuel prices are not determined by the utilities company, but by ‘the posting’ and whether crude prices go down. “This does not entail that the...

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015
China Palace Supermarket Robbed – 4 suspects arrested
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Police at the crime scene – Photo The Daily Herald PHILIPSBURG–An armed robbery took place at China Plaza Supermarket on the Pondfill near the junction with A.Th. Illidge Road around 7:35pm Sunday. About 20 minutes later the police arrested four men suspected of having been involved in the robbery. Two young men had entered the shop, wearing black balaclavas and black clothing. Each of them pointed a handgun at the two cashiers before emptying the tills of the evening’s takings....

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Monday, 12 January 2015
3 arrested for robbing tourist between Oyster Pond and French Quarter
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MARIGOT–The Gendarmerie disclosed it arrested three minors on Friday, January 9, in connection with the armed robbery of a Swedish tourist couple between Oyster Pond and French Quarter at 3:55pm on January 8. The suspects appeared in court in Marigot at 2:00pm on Friday and have been placed under judiciary control pending their placement in a closed educational institution. The couple was travelling along Coralita Road on a scooter when their path was blocked by the suspects brandishing two automatic...

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Monday, 12 January 2015
Gas price goes down on St Maarten on Monday January 10 – 2015
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PHILIPSBURG–Motorists will be paying less when they go to tank up at the pump as of Monday. The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (TEATT) has announced that the gasoline price will go down from Monday, January 12. The price of unleaded gasoline will move from NAf. 2.067 per litre to NAf. 1.957 per litre, while the price of diesel fuel will drop from NAf. 1.781 per litre to NAf. 1.697 per litre. Government regulates the prices of...

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Saturday, 10 January 2015
523 babies born in St Maarten in 2014
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PHILIPSBURG–More bouncing bundles of joys were born in St. Maarten last year compared to 2013; figures provided by the Department of Civil Registry via the Press Secretariat shows. There were 45 live births in January, 29 in February, 36 in March, 40 in April, 41 in May, 33 in June, 49 in July, 41 in August, 61 in September, 53 in October, 43 in November and 52 in December, the figures show. A total of 294 children were acknowledged last...

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Saturday, 10 January 2015
1 of the Caribbean’s best Beaches is Orient Bay in St Maarten
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  MARIGOT–Orient Bay Beach in St. Martin stands a chance of earning the distinction of the Caribbean’s best beach. The Orient Beach is one of the nominees in USA Today’s latest 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest, a category that includes twenty other Caribbean beaches contending for the title. The best Caribbean beach category is a new category recently launched by USA Today.  The tourism office of St. Martin is urging members of the public to give the chances...

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Saturday, 10 January 2015
Airport cargo building to get multi-million dollar face lift this year
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Artist’s rendition of the new SXM Cargo Building. (SXM photo)     GREATBAY— Talisien Construction NV has been selected as main contractor for the multi- million dollar renovation works of the cargo building of the SXM airport. Talisen Construction was selected out of 14 contractors who submitted bids. According to an SXM press release the selection was based on the contractor’s price, experience, and good reputation in big construction works. After contract negotiations with SXM Airport, which was assisted by...

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
3 Arrested in St Peters for breaking and entering
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GREATBAY—Police have arrested three young men who were part of a group that broke into the Ho Supermarket on St. Peters road during the early hours of Monday morning. Acting police spokesman Inspector Steven Carty explained yesterday that at around 03:00am on Monday the police central dispatch received a call that several unknown persons were busy breaking into the Ho Supermarket on the St. Peters road and a patrol was immediately dispatched to the location. “On arrival the patrol managed...

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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