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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2011

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Dutch rep Lars Walrave returns to Netherlands

St. Maarten – The Dutch Representative in St. Maarten, Lars Walrave returns to the Netherlands next week Friday. He took office on August 1st, 2009 as the successor of Gert Jan Stortelers who returned after a 4-year stint on the island to the Minis

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 15, 2011

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Government slow to void long lease contract with Buncampers

Preliminary investigation into $3 million land deal remains active St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos reconfirmed yesterday that the preliminary investigation into possible criminal wrongdoings by former Public Health

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(Pelican Resort) Bloem requests assistance for speedy appeal

St. Maarten – The legal representative for Simpson Bay Resort Management Company (SBRMC) and Royal Resorts Jairo Bloem has requested the assistance of the attorneys for the Workers Institute of Labor (Wifol) in speeding up an appeal of the February

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Last meeting for St. Maarten Carnival booths on Thursday

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host its third and final meeting for booth holders on Thursday, February 17 at the Government Administration Building. The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. President of the SCDF

Opinion - Posted by on February 15, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Earning the money

Members of Parliament, at least some of them, seems to not have a handle on taking advice and seeing some of the things we print here as our contribution to raising the bar in this our friendly country. We have been told in no certain terms, by them

Editorial - Posted by on February 15, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Action

It is now 54 days ago that Public Health, Social Development and Labor Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus announced her forced resignation over a scandal whereby she and her husband Claudius sold the economic ownership of a piece of government-owned la

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Celebrity Century Cruise brings 1,800 nudists to St. Maarten on Sunday

St. Maarten – The Celebrity Century cruise ship will dock in Philipsburg on Sunday carrying 1,800 nudists. The cruise is organized by Bare Necessities Tour and travel from Austin, Texas. The vessel left Miami yesterday; it will arrive in St. Barths

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Dutch, French St. Maarten Hotels pitch into accommodate Pelican Resort guests

St. Maarten – Six hotels on both sides of the island have allotted rooms to accommodate timeshare owners originally destined for Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina. The property’s management has decided

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Richardson says clarity needed on Winair

St. Maarten –National Alliance Member of Parliament Frans Richardson has announced the faction’s intention to call a meeting of parliament to “gain clarity” around events at Winair. He’s also accused Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, wh

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MPs slam Minister over teacher’s action

St. Maarten – Members of the Parliament from the National Alliance have chastised the government for unilaterally altering the arrangement for teachers and civil servants to get a 5.3 percent cost of living adjustment in 2011. They also said the mi

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St. Maarten Police report strong arrest figures

St. Maarten – The Special Robbery Unit of the police force has solved 40 percent of the armed robberies that took place in January. There were 15 armed robberies in that month in different areas and so far the SRU has arrested six suspects. The po