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PHILLIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Two employees of the Dutch immigration service were arrested suspected of human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their post this week. A person with the initials “K.L.M.B.” (34) and a person with the initials “A.A.D.” (33) were arrested around 6:20 am. on Tuesday. The arrests are the

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane could smash into South Florida this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. It could then charge into the Gulf of Mexico and rapidly intensify, posing a serious danger to the Gulf Coast next week. Or, the fledgling disturbance may never truly get

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The Ameriflight jet with nose down. PHILIPSBURG — An airplane flying United Parcel Service (UPS) mail into Sint Maarten from Puerto Rico had to make an emergency landing after the crew was unable to extend its nose landing gear this weekend. According to the Aviation Herald, an Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227

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WANTED: Rachid Rafaa PHILIPSBURG – Alleged Jihadi terrorist Rachid Rafaa remains at large and people in the Eastern Caribbean are asked to stay vigilant. According to Martinique authorities, Rafaa had been under house arrest there since May 2014 as part of a deportation order. Rafaa disappeared from the house he was

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WANTED: Rachid Rafaa PHILIPSBURG – Police in Sint Maarten are warning that a wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist could be traveling in the waters of the Eastern Caribbean by boat. The Korps Politie Sint Maarten (KPSM) or Sint Maarten Police Force said people living in the Eastern Caribbean such as the U.S. Virgin

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MIAMI — A tropical wave is expected to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, bringing rain and gusty wind, the National Hurricane Center said today (July 29). Meanwhile, a second tropical wave in the Atlantic has become better organized. According to forecasters, the first wave is about 1,200 miles east of

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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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