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French St. Martin News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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Richardson: Call an election now

Marigot, St. Martin - Leader of the Opposition Party in the Territorial Council Alain Richardson has called for fresh elections in St. Martin. He believes that President of the Collectivity Frantz Gumbs and his faction should resign. He also opined t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten urged to formulate vision about Kingdom’s future

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba have to formulate their vision about the Kingdom’s future sooner rather than later to facilitate a sensible debate about the issue, members of the permanent parliamentarian committees for Kingdom Relatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten Factions agree on joining Parlatino

St. Maarten Factions agree on joining Parlatino

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament have come to general agreement that the Parliament of St. Maarten will become a member of the Latin American Parliamentary grouping (PARLATINO). Their agreement in principle was given during a Central Committee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten investigation into vote-selling underway

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed yesterday that an investigation has started into allegations of vote-selling by two police officers and a member of the VKS ahead of the September 17 elections. Two weeks ago, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten’s dualistic Government is between rock and a hard place

St. Maarten – “In short, government governs, and the Parliament controls.” Those simple and clear words are how candidate Council of State member and former Project Director for Constitutional Affairs Dennis Richardson described the island’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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St. Maarten Tourist Bureau director demands her job back, sues govt

St. Maarten – Mr. J.G. Bloem, the attorney for Regina Labega and Edward Dest, filed a request with the court for civil servants affairs at the end of the afternoon yesterday for a temporary provision. Labega and Dest, director and head of marketing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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Celebrity Cruises Eclipse makes inaugural call to St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises Eclipse makes inaugural call to St. Maarten

St. Maarten - It would take eleven male African elephants standing head to tail to match the width of the Celebrity Eclipse which is 121 feet wide (36.8 meters) and more than nine fully grown blue whales to match its length which is 1,033 feet (315

Editorial - Posted by on November 24, 2010

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Solving Robberies in St. Maarten

The last available figures about solved robberies in St. Maarten dates back to 2008. In that year, detectives solved 51 robberies, a mere 17.44 percent of the total. The Netherlands was doing better in this field until recently; in 2004, the score wa