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French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 2, 2011

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Waiter enters seventh day of hunger strike

MARIGOT/ST.MARTIN – Rui Bagina, a 59-year-old waiter and bartender, enters the seventh day of his hunger strike at the Hotel de Ville in Marigot today. Bagina started his action last week Thursday in an attempt to get some form of justice for the h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 2, 2011

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Unions urge teachers, civil servants to return to work

St. Maarten – Teachers and civil servants have been urged to return to work today by their unions after another lengthy meeting with members of the Council of Ministers has delivered agreement in principal that the remaining 3.3 percent in cost of

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United Haitian Community hosts elections on March 27

St. Maarten – The United Haitian Community (UHC) has opened the nominations for the board elections on March 27. The process is being led by an Electoral Board led by Canes Gassant. The elections for this board should not be confused with the rec

Editorial - Posted by on February 2, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: “Let’s work, not talk!”

Today we think we’ll take our lead from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and not talk about winners and losers in terms of the arrangement that was brokered between the government and the unions that represent civil servants and teachers on Wednesda

Opinion - Posted by on February 2, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Speaking time

Some parliamentarians made quite a fuss yesterday when the parliament decided by majority to limit the speaking time on the Brooks Tower Accord agenda point to twenty minutes in the first round and ten minutes in the second round. As the meeting prog

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Shigemoto says CFT has not rejected 2011 budget

St. Maarten –Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says that the Committee for Financial Supervision Cft has not rejected the 2011 budget of country St. Maarten as reported in one of the daily newspapers on Tuesday. “The headline of the news report i

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Letter: The plot for revenge

Dear Editor, I am the managing editor of the Today Newspaper. On December 8 of last year, I published an article under the headline Minister Buncamper sold leased land on Pond Island for $3 million. More than fifty articles about this self-enrichme

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Minister Duncan: number of illegals is highly exaggerated

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan extended the deadline for the Brooks Tower Accord to prevent that people who had already applied for a permit would fall back into illegality, the minister said yesterday during the BTA-debate in the par

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ABVO wants elite team disbanded

St. Maarten – President of ABVO St. Maarten Randall Salomè, which represents the prison guards, has said he wants Justice Minister Roland Duncan to disband an elite team that Director of the Prison Rudsel Ricardo has put together “illegally.”

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Ombudsman’s formation plan, allowances approved

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament unanimously approved the formation plan for the Bureau of the Ombudsman and allowances for the Ombudsman herself on Tuesday afternoon. The advice submitted by the Central Committee was approved without debate.