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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Three Brooks Tower fraud suspects remain detained

St. Maarten – Three of the four suspects that were arrested Friday a week ago during the investigation of fraud with Brooks Tower Accord papers were before the judge of instruction yesterday afternoon. One suspect, identified as Mrs. A., was releas

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Government, school boards to cut wages of meeting attendees

Teachers, civil servants meet again today on late night proposal St. Maarten – The government and school boards began deducting daily wages from teachers who did not turn up for work on Monday and will continue doing so for every day they attend m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Regulating prostitution

To get a grip on the Friendly Country’s prostitution policy, we have to go back almost seven years, to February 4, 2003. That is when the Democratic Party-government established it. Basically, the St. Maarten government authorized employment for 16

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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French side negotiates with Dutch about number plates

MARIGOT, St. Martin – The gendarmerie will start this week with traffic controls centered on road tax and number plates. French-side residents have to change their number plates, a process that will take several weeks to complete. In the meantime

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Financial Supervision finds 30 million guilder hole in St. Maarten’s budget

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has said paying out the 5.3 cost of living adjustment will cost the government 15 million guilders this year and could drive up the perceived deficit in the budget to 45 million guilders. The first 30 m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Prime Minister says “Pelican workers still have right to employment, salary”

St. Maarten – Acting Minister of Labor Sarah Wescot-Williams has said the employees at Pelican Resort Club have a right to a job and salary as long as a decision has not been made on the dismissal request filed by Royal Resorts that covers the time

Opinion - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Opinion: Is truthfulness a characteristic of a politician who is good for the people?

Dear Editor, The real truth is we get what we deserve when it comes to politicians when the system lets them off for fraudulent misuse of public funds, yet pounces on a single mom doing a couple of hours to try and keep her children in decent clothe

Editorial - Posted by on February 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Be Reasonable

Today marks a great opportunity for compromise in this friendly country of ours after days of back and forth between the government and the unions that represent teachers and civil servants. It could also be a day of deadlock because of the position