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Editorial - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Editorial: National Frustration

The stage seems set for labor unrest in young Country St. Maarten. Teachers and civil servants are unhappy with the decision of government and parliament to spread a 5.3 percent cost of living adjustment over two years and late payment. Next to that

Opinion - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Opinion: The new penal code

That there is still a lot of work to be done in the Friendly Country became once again clear during a presentation by law professor Hans de Doelder in a meeting of the central committee yesterday. The subject of De Doelder’s presentation was the d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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“The chairlady believes that parliament belongs to her”

Opposition leader Marlin criticizes Gracita Arrindell after sign-in row St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Opposition leader William Marlin severely criticized President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell yesterday after remarks by the latter that Mar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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New Pelican Resort owners take possession today: Union says “Go to work” despite memo

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne - President of the Workers Institute for Organised Labor (Wifol) Theophilus Thompson has told workers at Pelican Resort to go to work per their normal schedule today despite a memo that they will no longer have access

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Ministry closes Friday for retreat

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs will be holding its “Ministry’s Conference” on Friday, January 28th, 2011 and consequently all the offices of the Ministry will be closed to the public on this day. Norm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Joint request for meeting on credit union, dollarization

St. Maarten – The three factions that support the government have requested two meetings of the Central Committee of Parliament on developments at the Christian Kingdom Cooperative (CKC). Their primary concern is that people who have invested their

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Hundreds of fraudulent documents found

St. Maarten – A review of current applications under the Brooks Tower program shows that at least 300 were done fraudulently. The review began following last week’s arrest of five people at the Immigration and Naturalization Department. One perso

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Haitians plead for permanent Consul

St. Maarten - Non-representation, seizure of passports and other related documents were some of the topics members of the United Haitian Community discussed with St. Maarten Justice Minister Roland Duncan last Friday. The meeting included the Haitian

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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New penal code abolishes minimum prison sentences

Higher threshold to try youngsters under adult law St. Maarten – The new penal code for Country St. Maarten will limit the possibilities for judges to try 16 and 17-year old suspects under adult law. Only if three conditions are met youngsters

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 26, 2011

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Teachers Civil Cervants unions submit five point demand

St. Maarten – The leadership of the Windward Islands Teachers Union and the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union have called the decision to not pay teachers and civil servants 5.3 percent in cost of living illegal, an insult