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Editorial - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Bittersweet Farewells

It may be a sign that life is random or that we must accept the good and the bad but today a nation must pause and find words to say farewell for two different reasons. On one hand Dennis Richardson, someone synonymous with moving the nation forwa

Opinion - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: How to dissolve a parliament

Eldridge van Putten’s petition drive aimed at dissolving the St. Maarten Parliament and – we assume – sending the St. Maarten government home – reached a new stage yesterday when the social and political activist sent a letter to the presiden

Opinion - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Kicking the Facebook habit

That Facebook is past the peak of its popularity is becoming increasingly evident. Our managing editor de-activated his Facebook page last week and two articles in the Dutch Volkskrant show that he is not the only one. Two authors reported on the pap

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Armed robber loses appeal against 6-year prison term

Common Court of Justice gives “veiled extradition” the nod St. Maarten – The Appeals Court has confirmed the verdict of Garvin Clint Baptiste and dismissed the argument that his arrest at the Dutch-French border on June 4, 2009, was unlawfu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Richardson’s appointment to Council of State approved

St. Maarten – Project Director for Constitutional Affairs and Interim Executive Director of the Social and Health Insurances (SZV) Dennis Richardson (64) has officially been appointed Member of the Kingdom Council of State. The decision to appoint

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Shigemoto, Jamaloodin sign transition regulation for Central Bank of Curacao and St Maarten

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto and his counterpart from Curacao Jorge R.M. Jamaloodin signed the transition regulation regulating the new Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten on Friday. This is seen as a significant development. 

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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CPS maintains travel advisory for persons travelling to Hispaniola

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS) which is part of the Ministry of Public Health, says its travel advisory to Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic) remains in force due to the cholera outbreak which has claimed a total of 4,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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St. Maarten Ministry of Public Health says no current or immediate threat from radiation out of Japan

St. Maarten – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor would like to inform the public that there is no current or immediate threat of radiation contamination to public health for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Census will ask about religion and illness but not about HIV/Aids

Get ready for April: 89 questions in 45 minutes St. Maarten – The questionnaire census takers will use during the upcoming 2011 census in April contains 89 questions in all: 54 about personal issues and an additional 35 about living accommodatio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Head Enumerators receive intense training ahead of Census

St. Maarten - Over 60 head enumerators and assistant head enumerators who will be responsible for managing 29 teams of enumerators scheduled to conduct housing & population surveys in every home across Dutch St. Maarten during April 9 to April 1

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Transactions to buy off forged passport charges not allowed

Attorney Merx points out rights of people with immigration-trouble St. Maarten - People who get caught by immigration with travel documents that are either forged or otherwise not in order have to seek legal assistance, attorney Mr. C.H.J. Merx to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Van Putten’s petition drive to dissolve parliament

Activist wants to know how many signatures he needs St. Maarten –“How many signatures are required for parliament to comply with our request?” that is the basis question social and political activist Eldridge van Putten asks in a letter add

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 27, 2011

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Community Pastor’s death leads to emotional outpouring

St. Maarten – Community Pastor Eulalie Meyers-Hazel died in hospital between Thursday and Friday, prompting an outpouring of support for the Meyers and Hazel families. The deceased is the mother of amongst others Minister of Tourism, Economic Affai