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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) Wifol attorneys offer tradeoff for cooperation

St. Maarten – The attorneys for the Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) Maarten Le Poole and Wim van Sambeek said Tuesday their client will only consider supporting a request for speedy appeal if the resort stays open and the members of W

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce wants stricter control on business registration

President Carty asks Duncan for extraordinary criminal investigators St. Maarten – The Chamber of Commerce is stepping up to the plate to enforce good governance in the business community. President Glen Carty announced yesterday that he has so

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Justice Minister’s driver arrested as BTA-suspect

St. Maarten – The driver of Justice Minister Roland Duncan was arrested yesterday morning as a suspect in the ongoing Brooks Tower fraud investigation. The driver is a former female VKS-officer, M.S. Press officer Mr. Rienk Mud confirmed the arre

Editorial - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Another arrest

The Brooks Tower fraud investigation netted another suspect yesterday – and again it is someone with a function that is too close for comfort to the political leadership of the country. Having said that, we’d like to stress for the record that w

Opinion - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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A Love Letter to the People of St. Maarten

Dear Editor, I was so glad to find that your editor published another of my letters (Feb. 10, page 22). My first letter had been in Today on Feb. 5, page 18. Being published makes me so happy. I am 69 years old and here I find I have a new call

Opinion - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell.

A top 25 for Minister Arrindell Education Minister Rhoda Arrindell has decided that her Ministry will refer to the Friendly Country in all written communication as St. Martin. It does not make sense to stick to the Dutch spelling St. Maarten, the Mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Middle Region ground breaking ceremony postponed

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) announced that the ground breaking ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Government approves corrective law for turnover tax

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says the Council of Ministers has approved a change to the turnover tax (ToT) law – corrective law - on February 8th, 2011. The corrective law will now have to go to the Council of Advice and then to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Coast Guard name change approved

St. Maarten – The Kingdom Council of Ministers has decided to rebrand the Coast Guard. In its meeting on Friday February 11, the council decided to adopt the name Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (KWCARIB). The Coast Guard has been known as the Coast

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Repeat offender arrested in stolen car

St. Maarten – Police arrested M.L, a repeat offender, on Saturday in a car that was reported stolen in September 2010. The suspect was found asleep in the gold colored Mitsubishi Mirage on Pumpkin Drive at 1:00 p.m. The vehicle had been stripped of

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 16, 2011

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Book launch set for Mother Language day

MARIGOT/ST.MARTIN - A book party for The Frock & Other Poems by Laurelle “Yaya” Richards will be held at the Marigot Waterfront on Sunday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. The event is being organized by the Collectivity’s Department of Culture. T