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__. University 'of Florida
JGainesville. Florida

OPINION

"AMOR KT LABOtt OV.NIA VfNXIT" "U.VK ,< UjjgUR U).\Writ ALL Till fs
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 9, 1964
Vol. 5 NS. 35
Price Fls. 0.25
MIDNIGHT
C 0 U H T S E S S I 0 N
AT SABA

On Tuesday, Febr. 25, 1964, a midnight couurt session was held at Saba.
It all started on Monday when one of the owners of the land on which the road fron
the airport at Flat Point to Hell's Gate, is built decided to close the road Ac-
cording to information on Monday Febr. 24, Mr. Lambert Johnson,an heir to the land
on which the road leading from the airport to Hell's Gate has been built, closed the
-0a^. by Planting two posts (one of each side of the road) with the sign "NO TIOESPASSING
Atr. 483" and putting a heavy chain across the fron post to post He stood at the
roadblock and refused to allow any jeeps to pass the roadblock unless a dollar was
paid.
This was the situation, which Judge, iir. J.V.M. van Koot, Prosecutor, Mr. F.C.
Flick and Court Recorder, M.A. de Lannoy found when they arrived at Saba on Monday
afternoon about 5 o'clock.
It was known that the next day, Tuesday Febr. 25, oany flights had been scheduled
and that about 30 tourists would be flown into Saba by the Windward Islands Airways -
Since this is the only road by which the tourists would be able to get fron the
airport to the residentail areas as well as the only road by which the nails and,other
(See COURT on page 3)

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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY FEBR. 29, 194
TBE .WINDWARD ISL/J1DS' OPINION

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Is published every Saturday It waa established by J.H. Lake,Sr. on
July 1, 1959 as a means of helping to improve the social, economic, ..!*_. '2.-.:..
educational and political conditions of .-the Windward Islands by advocat- J-5
ing against the cause of injustice and oppression.
Publisher and Editor...................,.............. .'J.JI. Lake,Sr.
Associate Editor....................................,\. C.E. Baly.Sr.
Associate Editor...............................L. .....;. Mrs. B. Morales
Editorial address: P.O. Box 22 V' I, I
Phi lips bur; j
St. liaarten, Neth. Ant.
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Printers: The People's Printery Tamarindesteeg N* 8 Philipsburg
EHTO RIAL
A scrupulous person who speaks the truth at aH tinjs.irrespective to the consequence
it may have is not only courageous but rirtusus as well.
The practice: of this virtue for a general good ought to be applauded by honest and de-
dicated uen; not scorned at, not reduced toihe dastard measure of one's puny ambition,
one's ego-contricity.
It wants to appear-in ^i^na-liTFOTarmnity^tte tbv gem of
malicious intolerance towards those who ere endeavouring to establish a general good.
V/e are-crippled with a chornic inferiority complex and therefore are inclined to
shun, groups -ridiculous myopic comprehension 'ox5'this little beautiful^isiand being incapable of pro-
ducing, anything of consequent value.' This live sore started throbbing again during the
:,f show at St.rJohn's Ranch Monday 24, 1964. The behavious of many present was humiliating}
..juvenile delinquent' would have paid morV attention to what must be called a fine show.
Apart from-the acrobatics. Mr. John L. a1 fine creative personality offered in his calyp-
soes tmweh more than just the ordinary. Calypsoes such as "Ode to Kennedy" and "March to
Washington" were indeed compelling in their poetic expression. The pain was aggravated
when Mr. John L could no longer surpress 'his astonishment a't'the terrible lack, of patrio-r
tism; he started a wonderful calypso hailing the geographical beauty and splendour of St. I
Maarten. The dramatic nuance of aforementioned calypsoes could not be savoured, but was
rudely interrupted by vandalistic noise from some individuals who were standing in the
- -back.:
We younger generation must pouze here to question ourselves the tales of our parents
still ringing in our ears: How far have we gone since our forefathers. Oh no, this is
not the lament of senile utopists. We are one of you'trying to retrace our steps so that
we may find a. path together which will take us to a unified body representing: Dignity -
self respect;- tolerance of and comunal progress.
We speak not to disprove of anything et all which has been promoted so far; we must
of course commend those who have honestly and dedicatedly been responsible for whatever
general good brought about.
T*t us, however, not rest complacent for we arc still to re.ach the Eeart of the matter.
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important items could pass, something had
to be done, and fast.
The Prosecutor therefoi acting as Acting
attorney General, after making the necessary
contact* immediately started working on a
petition in which he requested-'the Judge to
call a-Court session-in shfitft^period to have
Mr. Johnson remove the roadblock. At midnight
he filed his petition which he had made) on
the behalf .of the government, of the Nether-
lands- Antilles; Mr. Lambert Johnson one of
heirs represented the* interest of the owners
in Cburt At 12:45 a.m. ,the history making
session wa^-rtftj^ed^- ~.-. ,- '
The-defendant, Mr. Lambert Johnson stated
.that he had closed the road, because it had
been a" long time since he should have, been
paid by the government for the land, but up
A^ that time no payment had been made. He
explained.that-there*was an agreement be-
tween toe owners of'the land and the Govern-
ment, that the government would have
.bought the land..But a few years have past
and the government had made no efforts-to
pay for the land he.further explained that
instead of paying for the land he had
knowledge that the government was planning
to have the land exappropriated.
..: The Acting Attorney General explained :i
that it was cf the.fyitnost important to "
the people of Saba\vthat the road leading
from the airport to Vhe residential areas
be open \immediately, \ince the only re-
gular connection with\>aba at the pre-
sent is by^plane- The*pails, sick people,
uedicLne, and -o-thfeF iteW nu-stallpass----
.^over this road beforereaching destination.
He pointed out thi^.to aflow Mr. Johnson
and the other owners -of /the land to block
the road, would be, ^lacingMne "individual
interest* above "the "public interest jin-
terest", and'said h6: "It should never
happen that the ?individual interest" is


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WffiDWARD ISLANC&' OPINION
SAITORDAY FEBR. 29. Ifl>ft4
H 0 L S U M
BR/5AD
White Bread
Y/hole Wheat Bread
Rye Bread
Sandwich or Hamburger Buns
Weane or Hot-dog Buns
Dinner Rolls
Brown-n-serve Rolls
; Yellow Coconut Cake
Yellow Orange Cake
Yollow Chocolate Cake
Banana Cake '
Cherry Cake
Boston Pineapple Cake
Raspberry Filled Jelly Rolls
Pound Cakes, various'assortments
PISS
SEALT5ST ICECREAM
Icecream sandwiches Toffee krunch bars
Icecream bars Deluxe fudgesicles
Flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strewberry, Butter
alnond, Cherry vanilla, Vanilla fudge, Neapolitan,
Coffee, Cherry nugget, Vanilla orange.
ALSO DI5TETIC I&lCRBAti
ICECREAM stocked in 3-onz. to 2 l/2-gallon containers
CANDIES, In Various Assortments
: AT
FROSTOH'S SHOP
Frontstreet
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Philipsburg
FROSTON'S SHOP
Close to Uharf
Marigot
PLACED ABOVE THE "PUBLIC INTEREST ".
The Judge agreed with the Acting Attorney
and about 2:45 a.m. condemned Mr. Johnson to
have the roadblock removed -with the cohdi-"
tion that should Mr. Johnson refuse to re-
move the roadblock then this could be done
wi*^ the assistance of the Police. Police
assistance was not necessary, because Mr.
Johnson said that he would comply with the
demand of the Judge.
It was not until 3:30 a.ta. that Judge Mr.
J.V.M. van Koot, Prosecutor Mr. F.C. Flick
and Court Recorder k'.A. de Lannoy were able
to go to bed.
The Courthall at The Bottom was crowded.
This was the first time in the history of
the Netherlands Antilles* that a Court Sess-
ion had started at midnight.
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' E V I N R U D E means S EBT.I'Clf
REKvaTION OF COtJRTBALL. PLANNED FOR THIS '
YEAR 1
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here are plans to renovate the Courthall
at Philipsburg this year. According 4o in-
formation all effort will be mode to main-
tain the exterior look of building which
was built in 1793. The interior of the
building will be renovated and modern-
ized. It is expected that after the re-
novation, most of the Central (Federal)
Government Departments s-ieh as; Post
Office, Reciever's Office, Social Securi-
ty, Court-hall^.Court. Recorder's Office
etc., will be located in this building.
To start the first phase of this reno-
vation job Fls.50.000.-- have been: placed
on the budget for 1964.
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DIRECT C0MMUNICATJJ)N WITH ST. THOMAS IN
ABOUT SIX MONTHS
We Were informed by a reliable source
that in about six months,' St. Maarten
will have direct telephone and teletype
communication with St. Thomas And through
St. Thomas with San Juan and the U.S^X
According to our Source of information
a contract to carry ou"V this project has
already been signed by the government and
the Radio Corperation of Puerto Rico.
There will be three telephone lines and
dike teletype line The receiving and
sending station will be constructed on


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WINDWARD ISLANDS1 OPINION
C A R I B A I R S en1!! D U L E S
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EFFECTIVE1 DECEMBER 20, 1663
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MONDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS
Arrive St, Maarten at 10:14 aAn.
Depart St. Maarten at JQ:J30 a.n.
And on
.*,* SUNDAYS
Arrive St. Maarten at 4:04 p.m.
Depart St. Maarten at 4:20 p.n.
CONNECT. IONS TO
ST. C R 0 I X
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MONDAYS
THURSDAYS
SATURDAYS
Arrive St. Tbonas 11:20 a.n.
Depart St. Thonas 2:45 p.n. ,
SUNDAYS
Arrive St, Thonas 5:10 p.n.
Depart St. Thonas 5:35 p.n.
Please Reconfirn Your Reservation
Check In At Airport 45 Minutes Before Flight Arrival
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D U P ON T PAINTS
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ONCE TRIED ALWAYS PREFERED
Available at F. W. V I A U. N, = & SON
Philipsburg
. .St, Maarten
Autonotive Lae Duco Enanel, & Varnishes

the top of Fort Willen (The Fort Hill).
To carry out this important project
W'S. 53.750. have been placed on the bud-
Bet for 1964.
This is a very important project for the
island and we conoend the authorities for
giving it the"green light".
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TOURISTS ROUND-UP
The tourist season continues to be good -
this week like last week all hotel rooms
are filled and many families have been
forced to take tourists into their pri-
vates homes.-The demand for hotel rooms
was so great, that the newly constructed
"EL PIIL.TE" Hotel at Sandy Ground, Marigot


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SATURDAY FEBR, 29, 1964
bad to open its doors to guests before it
has been fully completed "El Pirate" Ho-
tel is a two story building, with 12 modern
and up-to-date rooms (all rooms are equipped
with private baths).
There are quite a number of tourists on
the island at present and we have at one
time or the other come into contact with
most of then. We are pleased to note that
up to press time all with whom we have cone
into contact have impressed us as being
genuinely nice people In other words human
beings.
WANTED
Young energetic male with
MULO eertificate. Should be
proficient in English and .
Dutch languages and able to
type.
Ability to drive desirable. .
Main accupation will be In-
surance work but other" clerical
office duties required.
Apply in writing to:
Chester Watbey
P.O. Box 18
Philipsburg
St. Maarten, N.A.
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ST. MAARTEN TRADING COMPANY
Mainstreet Philipsburg
-General merchandise-
Groceries Household arti-
cles Bicycles hardware
Coanetics Suitcases -
Ladies, Gents & Children
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Prop. J.P. CONNER
-The other day we met Mr. and Mrs. J.
Jones who are old visitors to the island.
They have been visiting the island for the
past five years and according to their own
words "love it very much" -
Mr. Jones is a construction engineer and
bails fron Princeton, New Jersey, his wife
is a professor at Princeton University -
They are fine people to talk to and are
staying at the Pasangrahan.
-A Dutch and French speaking American
couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lewenstein from Ohio !
are at present vacationing here Mr.
Lewenstein grows tobacco and he and his
gracious wife have visited this island
several times and enjoyed all of their
visits. They are a most delightful couple
and are staying at Capt. Hodge's Guesthouse,
According to then, they are having a won-
derful time.
-Miss Ann Tuncan of Long Island, New
York, is enjoying her first real vacation
here Miss Tuncan visited the island for
one day last year while making a cruise a-
board the Meteor, she was much impressed
with the island and decided that one day
was not enough So, here she is to spend
a two-weeks vacation.
Miss Tuncan in the short time that we
haye known her impressed us as a real nice
person and we hope that she will continue
to enjoy her stay. She is a guest at Capt.
Hodge's Guesthouse and plans to leave the
island on Friday next.
-Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Neuss of New York,
after spending an enjoyable time at the
Sea-View Hotel left on Thursday last by
Caribair.
-Mr. and Mrs. George Bogounoff and their
little son Benjamin are having a fine time
at Capt. .'lodge's Guesthouse. They
leave on Monday next for their home
in McLeant Virginia.
CONG B_A_T ULATIONS
On Thursday Febr. 27, the charming
Mis3 Rosemary, daughter of Capt. and
Mrs. Hodge of Philipsburg was married
in the United States of America to
Mr. Georges Gonzales, a native of
Peru.
The memorable occasion was marked
by a gals party given by the parents
of tti bride at their guesthouse
(Capt_ Hodge's Guesthouse) in Philips-
burg.
At about 8:30 p.m. the first of the
guests started arriving and at 9 p.m.
Capt. Eodge welcomed his many guests -
Lt. Governor J.J. Beaujon, then in
well chosen words congratulated the
proud parents and proposed a toast
to the health and happiness of the
young couple -Mr. "Bill" Burcher an
attorney at law from Westhampton
Beach, Long Island, and a longtime
friend of the Hodje ^family, also


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on Monday, Marchli ; ri' > : f E:<^ y
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, .' -rKate Graauerstorf: is excecled frofi '
Europe, to-day, Eebr. 2d.M".
-Iris: is expeitetf forn Europe on
Wednesday March 1*0.
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fron Europe on Monday March 30
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via Miani on Thursday March 19. ''
C.NGRi.TULATEi: Capt. and Mrs. Hodge and
expressed the .hope that "Roseuary $nd
Georges' enjoy a long and happy marriage
life".
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spfee^iinaking ended, beautifi;^
-Q'-ufail for 'a&ncitfgwas supplied by the ; j,,,,,
oriJ 9Sha'r*'SSiooter^^steelband The floo,r fas
'tfffi'riarly operietf f,or .dancing by,itv..
"roVernWr J.J. ^Beaujon'and his charming
'ItlflrUghter and^Capt. and" Mrs. Iiodge, parenjtp
of-'the bride-- Fron there on, the many
n^guests pres;en'f1^joyed themselves iauensf?cly
as: they danqeid jooder a rouantic moon on ;the
"'\aciohs p,aitid of "'Capt. Hodge's Gtiesthotse,
..|:j .Among the nany distin^ished gu'ests were:
Lt. Governor, J.J. Beaujbn and his charm-
ing daughter, Ex-Lt. Governor Walter Bun-
vafiper and his attractive daughter, Dr,
Levendag-, Mi*..and Mrs. C.V.'. V/atbey, Mr.
and Mrs. J. ,,Chich" Arrindell, Mr. and Mrs.
N.C. V.'athey, Mr. and Mrs. Lildan Beauper-
tLuy, MisS B. and Miss C. Carty, Mr. and/
Mrs. J.H. Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Tackling,
I>r. and Mrs. Fanday, Miss C. and Miss R
Buncauper, Mr. and Mrs. A.' Buncanper, Mr.
William Johnson, Mr. Douglas Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs1. "Manho" Hodge, Miss J. Wathey,
Mr-, and Mrs. Levenste'in, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Bogounbf-f",1 Miss likitt Tun can, Mr. and Mrs.
Tuddai ahd Mr; and Richard Boehu.
Therp was, ouch,to eat and drink, and all
persons present .hai'a'most Wonderful time -
The Windward Islands'. Opinion congratulates
the parents and the young couple and hopes
that Rosemary and her Peruvian husband;
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O 0 U R-T'-H'A L L NEWS
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Criminal' cases; were handled here in the ,>
Court of First' Instance* on Wednesday
Febr. 49, 196# The- Judge handling the


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S,.TUa&.Y FEBR. 29. 19$4
CC3.18 vrpru: Mr. J.V.M. van Koot, Prosecutor,
F.G. Flick and M.A. Lannoy was the Court ite-
corder.
-The first case wa3 that of Erville Errol
Peciberton, a native of Nevis, who was charged
with the theft and larceny He was not pre-
sent and sentenced in absentia to four
monfihes imprisonuent of which 2-cionths was
conditionally suspended for 3-years.
-Charles Elmo Gunbs was accused of being
an acccnplice in a theft case, "committed
by Erville Pembertoh, Gordon Morris Lake and
Fernando Guillenao Hodge, and of assisting
them drink chocolate milk which they had
stolen. CEG, denied that he was an accomp-
lice in the theft case, but admitted that
he hhad assiste them in drinking, the stolen
chocolate milk Witness M.L. tes.tjfiediahi: .
It was Gumbs' idea to steal the \oous-and"'-'
that it was he (Gumbs) who made the plan.
He stated that it had been decided that ':..
he (Gumbs) would go into the backdoor of
the snack-bar and gave the others a signal
if the coast was clear and'he Gumbs gave
the signal as was palnned and E.P. and F.H,
went into the storeroom of the snack-bar and
BLUE BAND -Holland's Best
remover3 several cases of sodas and chocolate
milk- Gumbs during cross questioning ad-
mitted that he had agreed to go into the
backdoor and give the others a signal if the
ttoast was clear, but he said at the last mo-
ment he changed his mind and did not give the
pi anned signal. He (Gumbs) said that he
did not know that the boys were going to
take so much sodas He also stated that he
informed an employee of the snack-bar of
what was going on and advised hlta to see to
.it that the door to the storeroom be kept
locked. This statement was Confirmed by the
employee in question.
The Prosecutor in his Hunaiary said that
-tt had been proven that Gumbs was guilty
-of'the charges against him Even though he
hadldenied that he ha. given the go-ahead
signal to the others, both witnesses testi-
fied that he had done so However he said:-
JIThe accused is young and thi3 is his first
offense an therefore I would like to demand
a sentence of 12-weeks imprisonment of which
9,-weeks should be conditionally suspended for
.three years.
.: The Judge in his summary agreed with the
Prosecutor, and further explained that this
case, was a serious one, for said he: "This
is= not a matter of one person committing a
crime But it is an act committed by organ-
ized gang.Gumbs was condemned to 12 weeks
imprisonment of which 10 weeks wonditionally
suspended for 3-years.
Cyril Belborda lirooks, was accused of hav-
ing accented gifts;tins of sodas which were
stolen. Cyril Brook admitted that on one oc-
cation, in the evening, M.L. had placed a-
bout 12 tins of sodas in his (C.B's) scooter
and asked him to take, themrup..by the Welfare
Bridge. After he had t.ken the sodas to the
''Head^of-the-tdwn" M.-E; arrived accompanied
by F.Hi and M.L.' gave C;B. a !in of soda
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that the sodas were stolen. C.B.
further testified that on another occa-
sion he had his car parked on the Main-
street in Philipsburg and about 11 p.m.
when he was about to go home M.L. accom-
panied by F.H. came to his car and asked
him to drop then up the street When
he dropped them up the street, M.L. went
to the back bf the car and trok out three
cases of sodas and said to him (C.B.):nI
left something for you" he latter dis-
covered that the something was about 12-
tins of soda's He C.B.) and some of his
friends drank the sodas the next day, how-
ever he (C.Bi) did not know that the
sodas were stolen. The Prosecutor in his
summary siad that it had been proven that
.. C.B. was guilty of the charge an.' demanded
a punishment of 4 weeks imprisonment, con-
ditionally suspended for 3 years and a
fine of Fls...50 or 10 days in prison. The
Judge however condemned C3. to 14 days
imprisonment conditionally suspended for
3 years and a fine of Fls. 50. or 10
days in prison.
-Fernando Guiilemo Hodge was charged
with entering and stealing at two places .
F.H. did not deny the charge, but said
that he committed the acts because M.L.
had asked-him to do so* He declared that
he had ontored the hotel about 20 or more
times and taken such items as, whiskey,
""run, milk, cheese, sugar etc. he exp
plained that at the start he entered the
hotel via-the bar anc dinning room and
used the keys-which were"always in the
kitchen dpo to get to the storeroom lif-
ter a while he discovered that the keys
were no longer left in the kitchen door,
this made, it impossible for him to get
into the store-room, he reported this to
M.L. who supplied him with a_key -.he
went on to explain that the first key
could nov fit the door. He:reported it to
M.L. and lie (F.H.) was given another
key by m.L. the second key wasable to
open the door and from then on~X,t was
easy going". Under cross eximanaticn F.H.
said that he took the things for M.L. be-
because he felt sorrow for n'.L. who has
twc children and sometimes did not have
anything t give them He also explained
how he and Lyiaan Hal ley had stolen from
a snackbar in Philipsburg.
The Prosecutor demanded 1 year, impri-
sonment. The Judge decided to give sen-
tence on Febr. and on Febr. 27 the Judge
condemned.F.B. to 1-year imprisonment
-Gordon';Morris Lake was accused of steal-
ing with g,E.G.,E.P., and F.H. from a
hotel and snackbar in Philipsburg M.L.
did not deny the charge The Prosecutor
deijanded 1 year imprisonment. The Judge
desided to give sentence on Febr. 27
-on that~dat e~condemnsd M.L. t imprisonment.
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Au^a ,0nori Thomas of Cole Bay was
ch^i^ewith threatening,a. man with a
weapon (a' hidious looking daggar) which
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Prosecutor demanded ajf^e^f Fj.s^ 75^-jruilders The Judf-e_cnnikajnad. ^.- Jwi pQy a
fiie of Fls. 50. or 10 days in prison.
-Lanman Oliver Webster was charged with trafiic violations (speeding and driving a
car without brakes) He did not deny the charges and was condemned to pay a fine of
fls.40. of 4 days in prison for speeding, and a. fine of fls. 40.-^- or 4^iays in prison
for dri vingrsxirttaOTrt^Srakes;---------------~~ --------::==-------
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IMVEoTIG-.TION CONTINUES
Mr. Nijboer, Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department at Curacao arrived here a-
gain yesterday, Friday Febr. 28.
It will be remembered that this able detective is investigating irregularities at cer-
tain government offices here. This is his third trip to the island in a short time On
Febr. 8, 1964 he took a male government official to Curacao with him On Friday Febr.
21, he took a fmal government.official ;yjl"th hijn jto Curacaoi (l^ords have reached us that
the female government official above mentioned was released" yesterday afternoon) Now
Mr. Sijboer, who has been nicknamed "Chioken Kawk" is here again anci there are two
questions in the minds of most people ..
iWILL EE TAKE ..NfeTKER GOVERNMENT OFFICL.L TTTH HIM TO CUlL.CiO????
IF SO, WHO '..'ILE-IT'BE ?^???W??r#??$
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CL.Y STOPS LISTON IN 7 SIlLUTS "I .1, KINS'
Miami Beach (^J-'-Cassius Clay scored one of the greatest upsets in fight history on
Tuesday night when he stopped heavyweight championSonny Liston at the end of six
rounds and became the new heavyweight ru?er. ....
Dr. Alexander iiobbins ordered the fighr, stopped after the sixth round ended because
Liston ha injured his left shoulder.
Clay a 7 1-'underdog was hardly, given a chance by anyone. But he had outpointed the
cut anc" tiring Liston up to the time the fi; ht was stopped. It goes into the record books
as a seven-round technical kn4okeu-tr-s -the bell "had sounded for the start of the seventh.
Fans stormed into the ring an ClayLturned to-the ringside and shoLu'ed to reporters:
"Eat your words."
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"I am the best, I am the best, I am the best," yelled Clay."I am the king of the world
I surprised the world. I am the king. I am the king."
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GROflj G5.J3S BRIDE'S PURSE. THEN T.IKES OFF
Colombo, Ceylon (iip) The bridegroom already had stolen--the-gi*!-'* -hear*-,-toi&-then
he stole her purse just as they were about to sign the marriage register.
The parents of the 19-year-old bride from Elpitiya chased her suitor but he escaped
with the purse containing the equivalent of $40.
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%  WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY FEBR. 29, 194 TBE .WINDWARD ISL/J1DS' OPINION ________^_____ Is published every Saturday It waa established by J.H. Lake,Sr. on July 1, 1959 as a means of helping to improve the social, economic, ..!*_. '2.-.:.. educational and political conditions of .-the Windward Islands by advocatJ -5 ing against the cause of injustice and oppression. Publisher and Editor .'J.JI. Lake,Sr. Associate Editor \. C.E. Baly.Sr. Associate Editor L ..... ; Mrs. B. Morales Editorial address: P.O. Box 22 V' I, I Phi lips bur; j St. liaarten, Neth. Ant. Printers: The People's Printery Tamarindesteeg N* 8 Philipsburg EHTO RIAL A scrupulous person who speaks the truth at aH tinjs.irrespective to the consequence it may have is not only courageous but rirtusus as well. The practice: of this virtue for a general good ought to be applauded by honest and dedicated uen; not scorned at, not reduced toihe dastard measure of one's puny ambition, one's ego-contricity. It wants to appear-in ^i^na-liTFOTarmnity^tte tbv gem of malicious intolerance towards those who ere endeavouring to establish a general good. V/e are-crippled with a chornic inferiority complex and therefore are inclined to shun, groups


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' TEXT OBSCURED WBOTARD ISMNES' OPINION I L i-j^aa!UMBg-gBa. W4-" AGFA AKAI ASAHI BELL & HOV/ELL BO LEX BRAUN CANON CARL ZEISS CROY,N DURST ELMO SUMIG EXAKTA FUJIYA HA8SELBLAD FULTMAB KODAK KOJJAFLEX' L2ICA LDffiOF,' MALflYA MINOLTA lilNOX NIKON OLYMPUS FOLAROID REViffiE RICOH ROLLEIFLEX • SAMOCA ,SS S SANKYO SCHNEIDER SONY V.'ALZ WESTON -"" %  W0LL2NSAK YASHICA ZEISS IKON Photografic & Electronic Equipment fron every Corner of the World .... LOB (>,SINT MAHRTEN ARUBA — CURACAO % %  ./ ALBERT C. WAT HEY INSURANCE AGENT FATUM The Netherlands o f 0*3 Complete Coverage ACCIDENT INSURANCE ANNUITY INSURANCE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS INSURANCE EDUCTION FIRE INS GLASS IN. HOSPITAL!.. LIABILITY 1 LIFE INSURANCE LUGiAGE INSURANCE LARINE INSURANCE "viEDICAL EXPENSES INSURHNCE PENSION PLAN INSURANCE (For Group & Individuals) TRAVEL-ACCIDENT INSURANCE TROUSSEAU INSURANCE PHILIPSBURG INSURANCE CE *!E \ *N INSURANCE iUNCE S T M A A R T E N P.O. Box 18 \ —— %  conn ;_" r (Continued from page l) important items could pass, something had to be done, and fast. The Prosecutor therefoi acting as Acting attorney General, after making the necessary contact* immediately started working on a petition in which he requested-'the Judge to call a-Court session-in shfitft^period to have Mr. Johnson remove the roadblock. At midnight he filed his petition which he had made) on the behalf .of the government, of the NetherlandsAntilles; Mr. Lambert Johnson one of heirs represented the* interest of the owners in Cburt At 12:45 a.m. ,the history making session wa^-rtftj^ed^~.-—. ,' The-defendant, Mr. Lambert Johnson stated .that he had closed the road, because it had been a" long time since he should have, been paid by the government for the land, but up A ^ that time no payment had been made. He explained.that-there*was an agreement between toe owners of'the land and the Government, that the government would have .bought the land..But a few years have past and the government had made no efforts-to pay for the land he.further explained that instead of paying for the land he had knowledge that the government was planning to have the land exappropriated. ..: The Acting Attorney General explained :i that it was cf the.fyitnost important to the people of Saba\vthat the road leading from the airport to Vhe residential areas be open \ immediately, \ince the only regular connection with\>aba at the present is by^plane— The*pails, sick people, uedicLne, and -o-thfeF iteW nu-stallpass .^over this road beforereaching destination. He pointed out thi^.to aflow Mr. Johnson and the other owners -of /the land to block the road, would be, ^lacingMne "individual interest* above "the "public interest jinterest", and'said h6: "It should never happen that the ?individual interest" is



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•^ WINDWiotD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY FEBR. Ui:M —77—• ,.-. -..-.'.. %  i I— in %  : : %  • SitUffted at CW-de-Sac, now operated undei-the name of: i ..:.•. %  ,r:f.. r ,...','! Fl 0 0 -E ; %  0 E N T R B I N C" "" i J 6ffers you a large assortment,of Groceries and other supplies at low -iil BOOS 3f>', lli.,1! % %  '' %  ->••>" J •• • -" %  : I' ,ir! ^prlceVv.-" ." 7'"" ^.."'i ,&iS 'ii,: %  : >^ %  -^ ** • %  •'/."' •"/"% :;••;,;.;; .-,,,/. %  • %  • %  %  !,f! r ,: ,t "* 'I'' ,. COliJLETE S3LF*SEilVI€r '. %  : % %  •-'-•• ;; ;;;'•;;;• ;* ^ff^^^ui T we^s special gafc, .. % %  >< ; i % %  ;••-." % % % %  J ,...., ,i ,'!Liuks" Lemonade Syrup sold V '. .. : -i f %  /': %  %  • '• • ,;) %  %  • at Els. l.lhThis week..,., ....vj. ..Els. 0.95 • %  .'.!isr.j [f•: • '• : %  -'• %  %  r i u % %  •• %  :: %  %  FOOD CENTRE ~ T O'O D EDE, 1,„w 3 i tiilij th % %  • • ; i*no Aiva •:t ..'i. i ii. %  %  %  > u 11 1 1 :Tr £. st.-Jo! Ji_ I ;1 I %  1 "i ->'f J "l I... 'I') f<: f)i\H li!'-.' T-' rr/.v •.I — .).! I roil adJ J*I •• -i'1— i.ii M. 'i i ii? %  ;.-•-•!:ii I its ,utn %  < %  %  • % %  .> ut od.i iAftF ttt*>speeldhuakinK ei >^TJ^ boaxulq %  iaa nu.yi ; %  % %  8=3 3 I B I'-Mod IVi %  ; I .RS4 • r | i" ^.u ) : ^:-'••• • •• %  flftV '.'.I,T b'jeu ..j o :> tfjflj, bl s ,-njs /iNTJLLo, is e.j^pec.ted, frop,. -v,\ i ^nyffo^ ^>x^"?^ WJ i^e/Jnesdayiiiarich. •^•!,j"'',' %  %  ">' f-Jj '-. ; -:r i -* ,i K>Ni.S.,toV'.. %  yi Jil ,uoo^piol / Daphnis is expected*, froti feur) on Monday, Marchli ; ri' %  > : f E:<^ y ., -i ,..' •. .,. .-• ... .. ( iff* '"•' -y\'.>'-' .' -rKate Gr aauerstorf : is excecled frofi Europe, to-day, Eebr. 2d. M ". -Iris: is expeitetf forn Europe on Wednesday March 1*0. -V/ilGela Doerenktunp : is expected fron Europe on Monday March 30 ATLuffIC LINES: J. x i. %  i i If)'! r..i I Ji' Atlantic Tearl : expectedt.frota, ., i New York via Miaui-on Tuesday '• '' Marchl ?,V • ,.-w. -' — Lakhish ex;>ecte9 froo.New Yorkj ,j 0 j via Miani on Thursday March 19. '•' C.NGRi.TULATEi: Capt. and Mrs. Hodge and expressed the .hope that "Roseuary $nd Georges' enjoy a long and happy marriage life". :< %  %  in spfee^iinaking ended, beautifi;^ -Q'-ufail for 'a&ncitfg„was supplied by the ; j,,,,, oriJ 9Sha'r*'SSiooter^^steelband The floo,r fas %  tfffi'riarly operietf f,or .dancing by,itv.. "roVernWr J.J. ^Beaujon'and his charming •'••ItlflrUghter and^Capt. and" Mrs. Iiodge, parenjtp of-'the bride-Fron there on, the many n ^guests pres;en'f 1 ^joyed themselves iauensf? c ly as: they danqeid jooder a rouantic moon on ; the "'\aciohs p,aitid of "'Capt. Hodge's Gtiesthotse, ..| : j .Among the nany distin^ished gu'ests were: • Lt. Governor, J.J. Beaujbn and his charming daughter, Ex-Lt. Governor Walter Bunvafiper and his attractive daughter, Dr, Levendag-, Mi*. %  .and Mrs. C.V.'. V/atbey, Mr. and Mrs. J. ,, Chich" Arrindell, Mr. and Mrs. N.C. V.'athey, Mr. and Mrs. Lildan BeaupertLuy, MisS B. and Miss C. Carty, Mr. and/ Mrs. J.H. Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Tackling, I>r. and Mrs. Fanday, Miss C. and Miss R Buncauper, Mr. and Mrs. A.' Buncanper, Mr. William Johnson, Mr. Douglas Johnson, Mr. and Mrs 1 "Manho" Hodge, Miss J. Wathey, Mr-, and Mrs. Levenste'in, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bogounbf-f", 1 Miss likitt Tun can, Mr. and Mrs. Tuddai ahd Mr; and Richard Boehu. Therp was, ouch,to eat and drink, and all persons present .hai'a'most Wonderful time The Windward Islands'. Opinion congratulates the parents and the young couple and hopes that Rosemary and her Peruvian husband; ., ••> i %  ; %  •-.•' :i :: i • +++++++.Hft+ : h+++++++-.-|.+ r • I %  ; • i %  O 0 U R-T'-H'A L L NEWS i rti. Criminal' cases; were handled here in the ,> Court of First' Instance* on Wednesday Febr. 49, 196# TheJudge handling the



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WINE".-iffi ISL/i-ir.S' OPINION S,.TUa&.Y FEBR. 29. 19$4 CC3.18 vrpru: Mr. J.V.M. van Koot, Prosecutor, F.G. Flick and M.A. Lannoy was the Court itecorder. -The first case wa3 that of Erville Errol Peciberton, a native of Nevis, who was charged with the theft and larceny He was not present and sentenced in absentia to four monfihes imprisonuent of which 2-cionths was conditionally suspended for 3-years. -Charles Elmo Gunbs was accused of being an acccnplice in a theft case, "committed by Erville Pembertoh, Gordon Morris Lake and Fernando Guillenao Hodge, and of assisting them drink chocolate milk which they had stolen. CEG, denied that he was an accomplice in the theft case, but admitted that he hhad assiste them in drinking, the stolen chocolate milk Witness M.L. tes.tjfiediahi: It was Gumbs' idea to steal the \oous-and %  •'-•' that it was he (Gumbs) who made the plan. He stated that it had been decided that •':.. he (Gumbs) would go into the backdoor of the snack-bar and gave the others a signal if the coast was clear and'he Gumbs gave the signal as was palnned and E.P. and F.H, went into the storeroom of the snack-bar and BLUE BAND -Holland's Best remover 3 several cases of sodas and chocolate milkGumbs during cross questioning ad— mitted that he had agreed to go into the backdoor and give the others a signal if the ttoast was clear, but he said at the last moment he changed his mind and did not give the pi anned signal. He (Gumbs) said that he did not know that the boys were going to take so much sodas He also stated that he informed an employee of the snack-bar of what was going on and advised hlta to see to .it that the door to the storeroom be kept locked. This statement was Confirmed by the employee in question. The Prosecutor in his Hunaiary said that -tt had been proven that Gumbs was guilty -of'the charges against him Even though he hadldenied that he ha. given the go-ahead signal to the others, both witnesses testified that he had done so However he said:JIThe accused is young and thi3 is his first offense an therefore I would like to demand a sentence of 12-weeks imprisonment of which 9,-weeks should be conditionally suspended for .three years. %  : The Judge in his summary agreed with the Prosecutor, and further explained that this case, was a serious one, for said he: "This is= not a matter of one person committing a crime But it is an act committed by organized gang.Gumbs was condemned to 12 weeks imprisonment of which 10 weeks wonditionally suspended for 3-years. Cyril Belborda lirooks, was accused of having accented gifts;tins of sodas which were stolen. Cyril Brook admitted that on one occation, in the evening, M.L. had placed about 12 tins of sodas in his (C.B's) scooter and aske d him to take, themrup..by the Welfare Bridge. After he had t.ken the sodas to the ''Head^of-the-tdwn" M.-E; arrived accompanied by F.Hi and M.L.' gave C;B. a !in of soda ,'Vt .'.i I' i '-• %  •: : %  ;i r • .' which he drank, he(C.B.) did not know that the sodas were stolen. C.B. further testified that on another occasion he had his car parked on the Mainstreet in Philipsburg and about 11 p.m. when he was about to go home M.L. accompanied by F.H. came to his car and asked him to drop then up the street When he dropped them up the street, M.L. went to the back bf the car and trok out three cases of sodas and said to him (C.B.): n I left something for you" he latter discovered that the something was about 12tins of soda's He C.B.) and some of his friends drank the sodas the next day, however he (C.Bi) did not know that the sodas were stolen. The Prosecutor in his summary siad that it had been proven that .. C.B. was guilty of the charge an.' demanded a punishment of 4 weeks imprisonment, conditionally suspended for 3 years and a fine of Fls...50 or 10 days in prison. The Judge however condemned C3. to 14 days imprisonment conditionally suspended for 3 years and a fine of Fls. 50.— or 10 days in prison. -Fernando Guiilemo Hodge was charged with entering and stealing at two places F.H. did not deny the charge, but said that he committed the acts because M.L. had asked-him to do so* He declared that he had ontored the hotel about 20 or more times and taken such items as, whiskey, ""run, milk, cheese, sugar etc. he exp plained that at the start he entered the hotel via-the bar anc dinning room and used the keys-which were"always in the kitchen dpo to get to the storeroom lifter a while he discovered that the keys were no longer left in the kitchen door, this made, it impossible for him to get into the store-room, he reported this to M.L. who supplied him with a_key -.he went on to explain that the first key could nov fit the door. He:reported it to M.L. and lie (F.H.) was given another key by M.L. the second key wasable to open the door and from then on~X,t was easy going". Under cross eximanaticn F.H. said that he took the things for M.L. bebecause he felt sorrow for n'.L. who has twc children and sometimes did not have anything t give them He also explained how he and Lyiaan Hal ley had stolen from a snackbar in Philipsburg. The Prosecutor demanded 1 year, imprisonment. The Judge decided to give sentence on Febr. and on Febr. 27 the Judge condemned.F.B. to 1-year imprisonment -Gordon' ; Morris Lake was accused of stealing with g,E.G.,E.P., and F.H. from a hotel and snackbar in Philipsburg M.L. did not deny the charge The Prosecutor deijanded 1 year imprisonment. The Judge desided to give sentence on Febr. 27 -on that~dat e~condemnsd M.L. t



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 6 SATURDAY FEBR, 29, 1964 bad to open its doors to guests before it has been fully completed "El Pirate" Hotel is a two story building, with 12 modern and up-to-date rooms (all rooms are equipped with private baths). There are quite a number of tourists on the island at present and we have at one time or the other come into contact with most of then. We are pleased to note that up to press time all with whom we have cone into contact have impressed us as being genuinely nice people In other words human beings. WANTED Young energetic male with MULO eertificate. Should be proficient in English and Dutch languages and able to type. Ability to drive desirable. Main accupation will be Insurance work but other" clerical office duties required. Apply in writing to: Chester Watbey P.O. Box 18 Philipsburg St. Maarten, N.A. ;' i ST. MAARTEN TRADING COMPANY Mainstreet Philipsburg -General merchandiseGroceries Household articles Bicycles hardware Coanetics Suitcases Ladies, Gents & Children wear. %  i COLD STOBACE AND FRESH VEGETABLES 'in. ..r-..-! %  ., t i %  ; i i ;•' %  -. Prop. J.P. CONNER -The other day we met Mr. and Mrs. J. %  Jones who are old visitors to the island. They have been visiting the island for the past five years and according to their own words "love it very much" Mr. Jones is a construction engineer and bails fron Princeton, New Jersey, his wife is a professor at Princeton University They are fine people to talk to and are staying at the Pasangrahan. -A Dutch and French speaking American couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lewenstein from Ohio are at present vacationing here Mr. Lewenstein grows tobacco and he and his gracious wife have visited this island several times and enjoyed all of their visits. They are a most delightful couple and are staying at Capt. Hodge's Guesthouse, According to then, they are having a wonderful time. -Miss Ann Tuncan of Long Island, New York, is enjoying her first real vacation here Miss Tuncan visited the island for one day last year while making a cruise aboard the Meteor, she was much impressed with the island and decided that one day was not enough So, here she is to spend a two-weeks vacation. Miss Tuncan in the short time that we haye known her impressed us as a real nice person and we hope that she will continue to enjoy her stay. She is a guest at Capt. Hodge's Guesthouse and plans to leave the island on Friday next. -Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Neuss of New York, after spending an enjoyable time at the Sea-View Hotel left on Thursday last by Caribair. -Mr. and Mrs. George Bogounoff and their little son Benjamin are having a fine time at Capt. .'lodge's Guesthouse. They leave on Monday next for their home in McLean t Virginia. CO N G B_A_T ULATIONS On Thursday Febr. 27, the charming Mis3 Rosemary, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Hodge of Philipsburg was married in the United States of America to Mr. Georges Gonzales, a native of Peru. The memorable occasion was marked by a gals party given by the parents of tti bride at their guesthouse (Capt_ Hodge's Guesthouse) in Philipsburg. At about 8:30 p.m. the first of the guests started arriving and at 9 p.m. Capt. Eodge welcomed his many guests Lt. Governor J.J. Beaujon, then in well chosen words congratulated the proud parents and proposed a toast to the health and happiness of the young couple -Mr. "Bill" Burcher an attorney at law from Westhampton Beach, Long Island, and a longtime friend of the Hodje ^family, also



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WjNPgARD ISLANDS' OPINION 9 SATURDAY FEBR. 29, 1964 he claimed was the property of a friend. The weapon was confiscated by the Court and the Prosecutor demanded ajf^e^f Fj.s^ 75^-jruilde rs The Judf-e_cnnikajnad. ^£.Jwi pQ y a fiie of Fls. 50.— or 10 days in prison. -Lanman Oliver Webster was charged with trafiic violations (speeding and driving a car without brakes) He did not deny the charges and was condemned to pay a fine of fls.40.— of 4 days in prison for speeding, and a. fine of fls. 40.-^or 4^iays in prison for dri vingrsxirttaOTrt^Srakes; ~ ~ ::== +++++++++++ IMVEoTIG-.TION CONTINUES Mr. Nijboer, Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department at Curacao arrived here again yesterday, Friday Febr. 28. It will be remembered that this able detective is investigating irregularities at certain government offices here. This is his third trip to the island in a short time On Febr. 8, 1964 he took a male government official to Curacao with him On Friday Febr. 21, he took a fmal government.official ;yjl"th hijn jto Curacaoi (l^ords have reached us that the female government official above mentioned was released" yesterday afternoon) Now Mr. Sijboer, who has been nicknamed "Chioken Kawk" is here again anci there are two questions in the minds of most people — %  iWILL EE TAKE ..NfeTKER GOVERNMENT OFFICL.L TTTH HIM TO CUlL.CiO???? IF SO, WHO '..'ILE-IT'BE ?^???W??£r#??$ A !tUr.y.'.u -. •'. •' % %  % % %  '" %  '' %  "'•" %  '"' '' ; CL.Y STOPS LISTON IN 7 SIlLUTS "I .1, KINS' Miami Beach (^J-'-Cassius Clay scored one of the greatest upsets in fight history on Tuesday night when he stopped heavyweight championSonny Liston at the end of six rounds and became the new heavyweight ru?er. .... Dr. Alexander iiobbins ordered the fighr, stopped after the sixth round ended because Liston ha injured his left shoulder. Clay a 7 1-'underdog was hardly, given a chance by anyone. But he had outpointed the cut anc" tiring Liston up to the time the fi ; ht was stopped. It goes into the record books as a seven-round technical kn4okeu-tr-s -the bell "had sounded for the start of the seventh. Fans stormed into the ring an Clay L turned to-the ringside and sho L u'€ed to reporters: "Eat your words." l "I am the best, I am the best, I am the best," yelled Clay. I am the king of the world I surprised the world. I am the king. I am the king." ••: •'.•!! '' %  i %  •! %  :..-. %  • %  ." ooooo oooooooooooooo GROflj G5.J3S BRIDE'S PURSE. THEN T.IKES OFF Colombo, Ceylon (iip) The bridegroom already had stolen--the-gi*!-'* -hear*-,TOI&then he stole her purse just as they were about to sign the marriage register. The parents of the 19-year-old bride from Elpitiya chased her suitor but he escaped with the purse containing the equivalent of $40.— oooooooooooooo VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE OF THE NLTHErA. J-JDS PROF. DR. J.L.A. BEEL VISITS '/INIWARB ISLv^NDS (Story in next issue)



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'" I %  ill v Latin ^roerioan Specialist __. University 'of Florida JGainesville. Florida OPINION "AMOR KT LABOtt OV.NIA VfNXIT" "U.VK ,<• UjjgUR U).\Writ ALL Till fs S A T U R D A Y FEBRUARY 2 9, 1964 Vol. 5 NS. 35 Price Fls. 0.25 MIDNIGHT C 0 U H T S E S S I 0 N AT SABA On Tuesday, Febr. 25, 1964, a midnight couurt session was held at Saba. It all started on Monday when one of the owners of the land on which the road fron the airport at Flat Point to Hell's Gate, is built decided to close the road According to information on Monday Febr. 24, Mr. Lambert Johnson,an heir to the land on which the road leading from the airport to Hell's Gate has been built, closed the 0a ^. by Planting two posts (one of each side of the road) with the sign "NO TIOESPASSING Atr. 483" and putting a heavy chain across the fron post to post He stood at the roadblock and refused to allow any jeeps to pass the roadblock unless a dollar was paid. This was the situation, which Judge, iir. J.V.M. van Koot, Prosecutor, Mr. F.C. Flick and Court Recorder, M.A. de Lannoy found when they arrived at Saba on Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock. It was known that the next day, Tuesday Febr. 25, oany flights had been scheduled and that about 30 tourists would be flown into Saba by the Windward Islands Airways Since this is the only road by which the tourists would be able to get fron the airport to the residentail areas as well as the only road by which the nails and,other (See COURT on page 3) THIS IS YOUR NEWSPAPER SUPPORT IT