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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) Potential windfall awaits at Notary’s office

St. Maarten – Government is faced once again with a decision of whether to take possession of the U.S. $1.2 million it is owed in transfer tax or if it will grant the new owners of what is now the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Sim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Opposition wants to deny equal rights to independent members of parliament

Marlin: “Base support staff on proportional representation” St. Maarten – Opposition leader William Marlin objects to allotting an equal number of support staff to all faction in the parliament. In a letter to Parliament President Gracita Ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Shigemoto: No new cars for St. Maarten Ministers

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says none of the Ministers in the United Peoples (UP) Party/Democratic Party (DP) government have been granted new vehicles since coming to power on October 10, 2010. He asserted this during an intervie

Editorial - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Fair warning

The long lines at the St. Maarten Census Office where motorists are queuing these days for their new number plates proved to be a hotbed for political discussion last week. Surprisingly, the topic of heated debate was the 3 million dollar land scand

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Letter: “The Rockland/Emilio Wilson Estate Saga”

Dear Editor, I'm writing this article because I am disappointed in the manner in which Henry Brookson and his associates are being treated regarding the Rockland Estate also known as the "Emilio Wilson Estate". They are being treated unfairly by g

Opinion - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Today’s opinion: A matter of fact(ion)

Opposition leader William Marlin has a bone to grind with Patrick Illidge, the Independent Member of Parliament who took part in last year’s elections as the number 7 candidate on the list of the National Alliance. Or maybe this is not the case at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Permanent Committee on Justice Scheduled for Wednesday

St. Maarten –President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell would like to announce that the Permanent Committee on Justice will be meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd. The Committee is chaired by Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Carnival season passes introduced

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), for the first time ever, is offering season passes for St. Maarten Carnival. Launched on Monday, the passes will allow entrance to every show in Carnival Village, local as well as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Yokoyama publishes

Yokoyama publishes “The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin”

St. Maarten – After a year of hiking, researching, and photographing animals all over the island Mark Yokoyama has created the very first guide to the natural life of St. Martin/St. Maarten. The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin feat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Insel continues to seek partnership with Winair

St. Maarten - Insel Air’s Chief of International Affairs Edward Heerenveen has pledged “not to leave Winair out” as Insel continues its expansion. He made the announcement Saturday at a graduation for two new cabin attendants where he also said

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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Lion’s Club International officer gets taste of St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Members of the St. Maarten Lions Club gave the club’s International 2nd Vice President Wayne Madden a taste of St. Maarten that he could take home at the weekend by presenting him with the first copy of the second edition of their c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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St. Maarten basic commodities 3.2 percent higher in 2010

St. Maarten - The average cost of basic goods and services as measured by the consumer price index went up half a percent (0.5) to 111.8 in the last quarter of 2010. The year on year comparison puts the hike at 3.2 percent when one compares figures a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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(Pelican Resort) No quantification of re-accommodation plan’s “unqualified success”

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) has named its first attempt at re-accommodating displaced timeshare owners from Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina “an unqualified success.” T

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 22, 2011

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St. Maarten imported and exported more in 2008

St. Maarten – St. Maarten imported roughly one percent more in merchandise in 2008 than it did in 2007. The figure can be found in the Department of Statistics’ preliminary report on the 2008 Import/Export Survey, which was released on Monday. Th