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Editorial - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: A scandal and an illegality

That government controllers closed down Yan Yang Supermarket in Sucker Garden for carrying expired products is big news on its own. What makes it more of a concern is the conditions under which several of the employees were living. The photos we pu

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Respect the timeshare owners

Dear Editor, The Dutch government should wake up and start showing some respect and protection to timeshare holders who have been plundered by unscrupulous timeshare developers for years i.e. Diamond Resort @ Royal Palm. It is in YOUR best inte

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Sarah Wescot-Williams; The lady doth protest too much, methinks

Dear Editor, I’m not in the habit of quoting William Shakespeare, but after listening to the Prime Minister’s reaction on the radio, to the CFT’s request for the financial statements of Government owned companies, I believe it’s appropria

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Global Wealth Trade: too good to be true?

Global Wealth Trade is a company that retails jewelry over the internet. The structure of the organization resembles that of multi-level marketing businesses. They promise untold riches to anyone who is willing to join the organization, but only very

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Todays’ opinion: Unable to make ends meet

As we all know, parliamentarians are making a comfortable income. Still, we heard in court yesterday during a court hearing that National Alliance’s parliamentarian Louie Laveist has trouble to make ends meet. How did that happen? From Laveist’s

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Minister signs financing agreement for a St. Maarten E-Zone

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication Franklin Meyers signed a financing agreement with USONA Friday that will allow for the island to develop an E-Zone. The 18 month project will cost 270, 000 gu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Rolling Systems withdraws lien on salary MP Laveist

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Parties in the conflict between National Alliance MP Louie Laveist and Rolling Systems have agreed to lift the third party lien on Laveist’s salary after a hearing in summary proceedings on Friday. The MP failed to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Controllers close Yan Yang supermarket

St. Maarten - Expired tin stuff, expired meat and unsanitary living conditions are some of the reasons why Yang Sang Supermarket on the Sucker Garden main road was forced to close down after an impromptu check by Health Inspectors, Economic Controlle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Court orders armed robber’s return to Pointe Blanche

St. Maarten - Nashon Elwin Francis will return to St. Maarten's Pointe Blanche prison from Curacao no later than April 7th, the Common Court of Justice ruled earlier this week. Francis, who is serving a 12 years and 10-months sentence for a spate of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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St. Maarten to temporarily have three San Juan flights per April 1

Jet Blue commits to new route St. Maarten will only have three flights per week to Puerto Rico as of April 1 when American Eagle stops flying the route. Those three services will be provided by Insel Air. Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Prime Minister, USONA sign agreement for data management system

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Udo Aron of USONA signed a financing agreement Friday for a project titled Reinforcement of the data management of the government. Parties anticipate the project will benefit both government an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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Petition group gets permit for beach event on Sunday

St. Maarten – A family fun day will be held at Great Bay Beach on Sunday to allow people a central location where they can sign a petition calling on the government to resign. The event will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Social and politica

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2011

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A prosecutor’s legacy: the indictment against the lack of a youth policy

Press officer Rienk Mud returns to the Netherlands after three years St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – When he landed on March 16th in St. Maarten, public prosecutor Mr. Rienk Mud had never been to the island before. Yet, he had felt a strong pull