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Opinion - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Minister’s side-jobs and business deals

While the big storm surrounding the antics of former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus is over, the anger among ordinary citizens is still palpable. Certainly, there is a vacancy now in the UP/DP-cabinet, so there ought to be at least a

Opinion - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Self defense or manslaughter?

There are no witnesses, as far as we know, so nobody but the victim and the defendant know what happened on October 18 in a home at Christiansted Drive in Dutch Quarter. Two things are certain: the defendant, a 42-year-old security guard stabbed the

Opinion - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Required reading

The President of our parliament, Drs. Gracita Arrindell was quoted in our newspaper yesterday saying, “It does not state anywhere that being an MP is a fulltime job.” We won’t go as far as calling this a little white lie – that would be too

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Police to draft new policy for St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten – Police high command, led by Chief Commissioner Peter De Witte, has told immigration officers at the airport they plan to create new policies and guidelines on how the officers at the airport work. The announcement follows a weekend in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Ownership St. Maarten Building Supplies under scrutiny

No side-jobs for civil servants that constitute conflict of interest St. Maarten – Civil servants are not allowed to hold side-jobs “if they are considered a conflict with the position they hold,” Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said

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Government examining Pelican Resort incentive package, short term employment

St. Maarten – Leader of the United People’s (UP) Party Theodore Heyliger says he will not be asking Jules James to choose between his function as a Member of Parliament (MP) and as Managing Director of the new ownership and management company for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2011

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Grace period for driver’s licenses, passport rule waiver not in effect yet

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams says her announced grace period to allow people who live on the French side to renew their driver’s license issued on the Dutch side has not yet taken effect. The decree, which will state the beg

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Stern warning for stealing game computer from Divi Resort

St. Maarten – Morrel Odicio Stevens did not have to go back to prison for stealing a game computer from the Divi Little Bay Resort on a historic day – October 10 of last year – but the Court in First Instance sent him on his way with a firm war

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Threatened man sentenced for gun possession

St. Maarten - Alvin Larry Halley had every excuse for carrying a weapon when he was caught with it on October 23 of last year, but he still went down with a 12 month prison sentence in the Court in First Instance. Of the sentence, 8 months are suspen

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Government will tax services purchased from outside companies

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has confirmed the need to amend the law on the Turnover Tax even further. At the weekend the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association issued its analysis of the law and said government had cre

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The Buncamper-Molanus pay-out schedule: Income ex-Minister’s husband not deducted from pension payments

St. Maarten –Ex-Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus’ husband Claudius’ income will not be taken into account to calculate the pension rights over the next two years for the fallen politician. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said yesterday morning i

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Female security guard faces 9 years for fatal stabbing

St. Maarten – Sandra Arlene H., a 42-year-old security guard, faces a 9-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing 45-year-old Alexander Radford Seaford on October 18 of last year after a domestic dispute that went out of control. Judge Mr. M. Keppe