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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The journey that ended in tragedy began July 9 in Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island whose control is shared by France and the Netherlands. On board were 19 people including 15 Cubans, one Colombian, one Dominican and two residents of St. Maarten. They were headed to St.

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DEAD: MATHIEU CARTY MARIGOT — Mathieu Carty of French St. Martin was beaten to death in his Baie Mahault prison cell in Guadeloupe last week, according to France Antilles. Seven co-detainees, reportedly in the same cell with Carty, are the prime suspects in his murder, authorities in Guadeloupe said. Carty,

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PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard said it seized 120 kilos of cocaine and detained three men from a go-fast boat off the coast of Sint Maarten late on Friday night. The Coast Guard said a small boat was traveling at a high rate of speed with no lights

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday it has called off a search for 15 people reported missing in an attempt to reach the U.S. Virgin Islands. Survivors who were rescued Monday near the British Virgin Islands told officials that 13 Cubans, a Colombian and a Dominican were

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VIRGIN GORDA – Coast Guard rescue crews area actively searching waters between the British Virgin Islands and Sint Maarten on Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel. Two Sint Maarten and two Cuban migrants who were traveling aboard the capsized vessel were rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel

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SUSPECT: MATHIEU CARTY MARIGOT — Mathieu Carty, a 21-year-old native of St. Martin, has been arrested in connection with the murder of Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet on July 9 and is due to be transferred to Guadeloupe for trial today. Wendy’s body was found in the bushes in Baie Nettle

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MARIGOT — Authorities in Sint Maarten are offering  a $2,793.30 reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune, a convicted killer who escaped from prison and is wanted for questioning in the brutal stabbing death and rape of a Belgian tourist. The court in Sint

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MURDERED: Wendy Montulet of Belgium MARIGOT — A 21-year-old Belgian tourist was found murdered on a deserted beach in St. Martin on Sunday. Her family says Wendy Montulet was found naked on the beach at Nettle Bay and that it was a sex crime. Montulet’s family sounded the alarm when she did not return

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PHILIPSBURG — The Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Sint Maarten and the Cayman Islands have declared their territorial waters closed to all commercial shark fishing. The popular diving destinations on Wednesday announced protected areas for the endangered marine predators in St Maarten along with officials from Pew

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PHILLIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has embarked on a strategic partnership with the Caribbean Amerindian Organization to come to solutions for some of the invasive species issues facing St. Maarten, particularly as it pertains to the invasive green iguana. Since its introduction that particular species of Iguana has

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