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

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Companies incorrectly add turnover tax to their bills

St. Maarten – The 5 percent turnover tax is causing a direct hike in the cost of living for consumers at some stores, in spite of the fact that this tax has to be paid by businesses, not by their clients. In January, this newspaper reported abou

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Murder of French Chef investigation continues

Murder of French Chef investigation continues

Marine Trades Association offers to finance additional security St. Maarten – A delegation from the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) have offered the police top brass to retain Checkmate Security to provide additional security d

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Dolphin Defenders collects 1,500 signatures against dolphinarium

Plans are only a rumor; government and Royal Caribbean deny, but: St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – While few people seem to have seen actual plans, an Internet-driven petition is underway to object to the construction of a dolphinarium in St. Maa

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Timeshare owners request US $50,000 and US $1,000 penalties

Labor talks still ongoing St. Maarten – Gerrit Van Giffen officially filed a petition requesting summary proceedings on Tuesday in hopes that the court will get the new owners of the former Pelican Resort Club and Marina to fulfill its contractu

Editorial - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Real Solution

“Crime is at a level because of unemployment and unemployment is at a level because of the low economic turn around that we’re having in our economy right now. I have to do what I have to do as Minister of Economic Affairs to get this economy up

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Minister convenes urgent meeting on Sports

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Rhoda Arrindell, invited members of all sports associations and other sports organizations to an urgent meeting Tuesday. The meeting will look at organized sports in St. Marti

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Ear plugs

Dear sirs, It is somewhat astonishing that the current board of the SCDF, despite consistent efforts to keep the lines of communication open with our media partners, cannot count on a simple phone call or email from you in your attempts to provi

Opinion - Posted by on March 2, 2011

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Today’s Opinion 2: Crimes against tourism

A crime against tourism is a crime against St. Maarten. That statement from tourism Minister Franklin Meyers sounds heartfelt and at the same time it feels a bit as if not all murder victims are the same. But the fact that the particular murder of th

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Today’s Opinion: Proportionate pay

Never in a million years did we think it possible that a Freedom Party member would come up with an idea that is nothing short of brilliant. And yet, here it is. Laurance Stassen, a member of the European parliament who leads the Freedom Party list f

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

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Police announce street closures, parking arrangements, special bridge openings

St. Maarten – The police announced Tuesday they’ll be closing Front Street to vehicular traffic at midday on Friday. The closure is connected to set up for the Heineken Regatta Party that will take place there on Friday evening. The only exceptio

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Shigemoto rejects majority of Pantophlet’s proposals

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has responded to a letter from National Alliance MP George Pantophlet on Tuesday that was originally sent to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams. The February 16 letter contained proposals for balancin

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Library, Ark collaborate on storytelling festival

St. Maarten – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library and the Ark Foundation are jointly hosting a storytelling festival on Sunday themed “It takes a story to raise a child.” The event will be held in the Emilio Wilson Park from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.