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Editorial - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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St. Maarten and Curacao have a similar problem

One hundred days into their life as countries, both do not have governing program. These documents are basically the government’s guide for the four year term that they are sitting. It lays out specifically what the government will do, when and how

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Schoolnews: a tribute to  the late Vance James Jr.

Schoolnews: a tribute to the late Vance James Jr.

St. Maarten – Schoolnews is a one-time publication by Jabez Consulting Group International. The 96-page booklet is a tribute to the late Vance James Jr., and in contains one of the last interviews James gave before his death at age 58 on January

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Central Bank lays out reasoning for dollarization

St. Maarten – Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto said on Monday that those present for the presentation on dollarization asked a range of questions covering the pros and cons. Issues such as the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten’s gold rese

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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No confirmed dengue cases reported yet for 2011

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a health authority body linked to the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, has reported that no confirmed dengue cases have been reported thus far this year. This could ch

Opinion - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Henri Brookson and Emilio Wilson BV are no longer on friendly terms

We are busy finding out the details, but it appears that the former business partners Henri Brookson and Emilio Wilson B.V. have had a fall-out. From a public notice that appeared in print yesterday we learned that Emilio Wilson B.V. has been summone

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Subsidy stop to be used as enforcement mechanism

St. Maarten – Minister of Education Rhoda Arrindell says schools that reject children based on their immigration status will lose their subsidy. According to her this is the one mechanism the government has in its arsenal to make sure that the law

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Police arrest three for Billy Folly abductions

St. Maarten – A special team of detectives has arrested and detained R.E.G, I.E.J and N.E.B, all from St. Maarten on suspicion of being involved in two separate abductions they’re investigating. The first abduction took place between Dece

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Newly acquired police K9 makes first capture during robbery

Newly acquired police K9 makes first capture during robbery

St. Maarten - A.P.H., who was recently employed by Sun Color Paint Store, was arrested by police early Monday morning for working with J.S. to rob the store’s location in Philipsburg. The pair was caught in the store by a police K-9 patrol that c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2011

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Landlords not allowed to charge turnover tax to tenants

St. Maarten - The Today newspaper received information from concerned tenants claiming that their landlords are forcing them to pay 5 percent turnover tax on top of their rent. According to a spokesman for the tax inspectorate, this is illegal. “T