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Prosecution calls for prison time in attempted bribery case

PHILIPBURG - The preliminary hearing in the CATFISH investigation took place today in court. The Public Prosecution Service is demanding a prison sentence of 12 months of which 6 months' are conditional for suspect Theo Heyliger.

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MP Peterson requests urgent meeting with VROMI minister

Wants status update of government lease land agreement with Denicio Wyatte ~ PHILIPSBURG - MP Claude 'Chacho' Peterson, together with four of his parliamentary colleagues, is requesting an urgent meeting of Parliament regarding the government...

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How former Minister Emmanuel helped his friends to land

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By Hilbert Haar ~ Almost immediately after, published the story on Monday about wrongdoings by former Minister Christophe Emmanuel with the issuance of land in long lease, the site was bombarded with a series of reactions...

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Former Minister Christopher Emmanuel gave out land to LOCALS

and gave work to a LOCAL company. SO WHAT!! This is OUR country!!! So Emmanuel gave out land on the ring road. So what! I will say it again, so what! Didn't Claret Connor give out 10.000 square meters of land on the ring road to Chamber of Commerce?

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Political terrorism unleashed on Christopher Emmanuel

Dear Editor, I never thought I would live to see this day when politics on St. Maarten would reach to such a low and nasty level. Our political history on this island has always been known to be amicable. Persons may disagree about things and...

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Emmanuel rages against justice system

PHILIPSBURG - MP Christophe Emmanuel already made a remark about it on Monday, but during the second day of the 2018 budget debate he went all out against the criminal justice system in St. Maarten because he was not satisfied with the answer he got

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Detention extended for Emmanuel and former Chief of Staff

PHILIPSBURG -- The pre-trial detention of MP and former Minister of VROMI, Christophe Emmanuel and the Chief of his Cabinet while Emmanuel served as Minister, a woman M.A.R., has been extended, announced the Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday afternoon.

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BREAKING NEWS: Prisoners refusing to enter their cells...

PHILIPSBURG:--- The prisoners at the Pointe Blanche Prison continue with their strike action this evening as they refuse to enter their cells and police are at the location trying to calm the prisoners down and close them in.

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Action needed to secure EDF-funding

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten is lagging far behind other Caribbean nations in terms of EU-support. The government has failed to take the steps necessary to establish, with the European Community, the cooperation programs provided for under the...

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European Commission waiting on St Maarten to present plan

PHILIPSBURG - A breakthrough in the joint wastewater management program for St. Maarten and St. Martin is long overdue. While government secured some €6.1 million from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), and €7 million is waiting to be...

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How Holland House built back better on its own after Irma

PHILIPSBURG - When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay Beach, and some of them were able to...

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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown farm

PHILIPSBURG - Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals - like...

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