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Editorial - Posted by on March 29, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: GB-3 for Parliamentarians

St. Maarten’s Parliament is pressing on with meeting groups and individuals without emerging with much to show for it. This week’s calendar of meetings highlights just that as we see a meeting scheduled for today with the Pensioners Association a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 29, 2011

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PM, Finance Minister miss budget consultation with Cft

Beergsma: Meeting still possible St. Maarten – The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) expressed regret Monday for what they called an “apparent lack of cooperation from St. Maarten in the process of reaching a solution for the 2011 draft bu

Opinion - Posted by on March 29, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: A response emergency

Emergency response in St. Maarten needs serious attention. That is a bold assertion, and one we do not make lightly and without first testing it. The reason we do this is concern about how quickly emergency services respond to the calls they recei

Opinion - Posted by on March 29, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The downside of corruption

Maplecroft is a British risk assessment firm that publishes a global risk portfolio. Governments, multinationals, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations use the services of this firm. “Banks use our indices and in depth repor

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Duncan: Political favor kept former Winair Board in place

St. Maarten – Former Shareholder Representative for Winair Roland Duncan has given further content to the reasoning for the airline’s former board to have been sacked. They voluntarily resigned at a shareholder meeting on March 21 that was ready

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“Heritage map tool to create awareness about our history”

Archeologist Jerzy Gawronski presents first copy to government St. Maarten – St. Maarten has since yesterday a unique tool at its disposal that makes all information about the island’s heritage, its prehistoric archeological sites and its his

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Wiels says Curacao dances to the tune of St. Maarten casino owners

Controversy over Central Bank appointments for Richardson and Baetsen WILLEMSTAD – All seven candidates for the Council of Commissioners of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten have been approved by the government accountant bureau founda

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St. Maarten Calypso Eliminations Friday in Festival Village

St. Maarten - It’s time for the “big boys” to take center stage. After a successful weekend of junior events, the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host the Senior Calypso Eliminations this Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. at

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Central Committee to discuss Democratic Deficit, GB-3

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting twice on Wednesday in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament in the former Caribbean Palm building.  The first meeting at 9:00 a.m. will discuss the concept advice related to

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Major short circuit causes island wide blackout

St. Maarten – Electricity provider GEBE says a major short circuit in the main feeder cable is the cause of Monday’s power outages. At a given moment there were outages across the entire Dutch St. Maarten disrupting work for some and enraging

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De Weever discusses organizations, project financing with AMFO

St. Maarten – Minister of Health, Labor, and Social Affairs Cornelius de Weever discussed current issues and future developments, in terms of financing of programs and projects with a delegation from the Antillean Co-Financing Agency (AMFO) on Frid

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Man remains in custody as drowning investigation continues

St. Maarten – Witnesses to Felecia Williams’ drowning on Sunday have slammed the response time of emergency services and said she could have been saved if the authorities had acted faster. They are particularly displeased that neither the Coast