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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Raising one's finger, an inheritance from colonial times, comes easier to populist Dutch politicians than searching their own hearts.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - There is a photo currently being circulated on social media (face book), of some-one pointing an illegal firearm at a Police Patrol car.

Appeal after acquittal attempted manslaughter

Written by Wednesday, 08 October 2014 01:00

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutors Service appealed the Courts decision in the case against the 36-year-old man E.S.R.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - By letter dated September 18, 2014, the Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten to the Council for Law Enforcement requested to start an investigation into the prosecution policy of the office of the Public Prosecution's Office of Sint Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Former Minister of Justice, attorney Roland Duncan told our news department over the weekend that the Justice system needs to be built up.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The issue of the possible intervention of the Dutch government into the affairs of St. Maarten through the Justice Department was also put to the former Justice Minister Attorney Roland Duncan on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - President of the Windward Islands Federation of Labor, Theophilus Thompson told members of the media on Thursday morning that the organization is concerned about several issues affecting employees.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Lately many media have been reporting about how busy Police and Public Prosecutors are, on the Dutch side as well as on the French side of the island, with numerous violent armed robberies and deadly shootings on our 'Friendly Island'.

Missed deadline for candidates violates the law

Written by Wednesday, 24 September 2014 21:07

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Electoral Council is cautioning all candidates who participated in the recently held parliamentary elections, that if they do not submit their donation registration to the Electoral Council by Monday, September 29th, 2014, they will be in violation of the law.

Arrest in investigation Iron

Written by Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:40

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On September 12, 2014 a 21-year-old man, A.R.S.R. was arrested in Sint Maarten on suspicion of murder/manslaughter and/or rape.