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St. Maarten Finance Minister agrees on need for fiscal discipline

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says that he is in full agreement with a recent statement by the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten that fiscal discipline must be maintained in 2011 and beyond. The statement was part of the bankâ

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St. Maarten Turnover Tax criticism by SHTA irritates Finance Minister Shigemoto

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA says recent confusion of the turnover tax amendment could have been avoided if the Minister had met with stakeholders to review the draft legislation before publishing it. They sa

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St. Maarten Carnival foundation hopes to submit financial report this week

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is hoping to submit the first of several audited financial reports to the government this week. They’re hoping it will be approved and lead to the handover of owed subsidy for 2

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New owners eradicate name of the historic Emilio Wilson Estate

St. Maarten – Henri Brookson, together with the Paas-family the new owner of the Emilio Wilson Estate has renamed the property Golden Rock Estate. This appears from an invitation for the New Year’s party of Ennia. The insurance company invites gu

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James cannot participate in debate on Pelican Resort as MP

St. Maarten – “I will not sideline the Constitution and make up things” is the general position taken by President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell on calls for United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James to choose between

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Hooker: Shareholders Foundation should take the lead

ORANJESTAD/GREAT BAY – Commissioner Roy Hooker of St. Eustatius believes the Shareholders Foundation for GEBE should be taking the lead on discussions to divide the shares of GEBE and not politicians. The foundation, as the name implies, holds the

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Arrindell, Pantophlet urge attention for Haiti

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell and National Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) George Pantophlet issued reflections marking the one year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The country’s major infrastruc

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Overmeer pledges to do “utmost” for Saba and St. Eustatius

ORANJESTAD – Drs. Marleen Overmeer was sworn in as Public Prosecutor for Saba and St. Eustatius in a brief ceremony at Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland on St. Eustatius on Tuesday afternoon. The 41 year old, a graduate of University of Leiden in the

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Court deals with series of violent crimes this week

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance deals today and tomorrow with a series of violent crimes, among them the murder of Christian Lloyd on January 23 of last year, the fatal stabbing of Alexander Radford on October 18 and the vehicular manslau

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Marathon meetings to elect Committee Chairs

St. Maarten – The Chair and Vice-Chairs of the eight permanent committees of parliament will be elected today. There is political agreement between the factions supporting the government on who will chair which committees and the names of all the m

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Courts gives non-Dutch nationals voting rights

ORANJESTAD – A ruling by the Court in First Instance on Bonaire that people legally residing in Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) for five or more years will be allowed to vote in the local elections, has been welcomed by the leader of the Progr

Editorial - Posted by on January 12, 2011

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Murder and manslaughter

The Court in First Instance deals with a couple of crimes today and tomorrow that involve murder, manslaughter and a vehicular homicide. It is a sad parade of all the things that go wrong in our community. The stabbing of Alexander Radford will go d