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Editorial - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Shock dismissal

The dismissal of a key civil servant at the Finance Ministry will get tongues wagging like there is no tomorrow. The fact that the head of the finance department Bas Roorda received his marching orders after just fifteen months on the job while th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Ministry fires Bas Roorda

St. Maarten –The Finance Ministry has fired the head of its finance department Bas Roorda this week, for reasons that have not yet been disclosed. When The Today Newspaper called the ministry yesterday afternoon and asked to speak to Roorda, actin

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St. Maarten Government, Parliament’s interaction with Corporate Governance Council remains poor

“We should be an organ that the government opens up to.” St. Maarten – The Corporate Governance Council (CGC) has said it has yet to receive the 400, 000 guilder advance Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced they’d get. The declar

French St. Martin News - Posted by on April 3, 2011

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Heavy fine for Chinese supermarket owner

MARIGOT – A Chinese entrepreneur who operates a clothing store in Philipsburg was fined $49,750 in the court in Marigot this week for employing four illegals in a supermarket he operates in the French district of Concordia. The illegals and a man w

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Census leaders explain the meaning of Census 2011

St. Maarten - Hundreds of enumerators will begin covering every district on Dutch St. Maarten on April 9 during the 2011 housing and population Census to survey all of St. Maarten’s residents. A housing and population Census is an entire count of

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Chippie supports Science Fair

St. Maarten - Chippie supported the annual science fair of St. Maarten as a bronze category sponsor. The science fair will be held at the Belair Community Center this weekend and will feature 26 entries from the various secondary schools on the islan

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Baetsen withdraws candidacy in face of controversy

St. Maarten – Rudolf Baetsen, who was the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantis Casino in Cupecoy, has told Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte he is no longer interested in being Chairman of the Board of  Commissioners of the Central Bank of Curacao and

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Police: Keep records, copies of important items

St. Maarten – The police have urged residents to keep a record of the serial numbers and brands of the items in their homes and to make copies of key documents like their passport, identification (I.D.) card, residence and employment permit and dr

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Tribute to a lady of honor and grace, the late Mrs. Eulalie Meyers

God works in a mysterious way His wonders to perform He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm The last time we heard Mrs. Meyers utter these words were at the funeral of the late Mr. van Delden on Friday March 4th, when she m

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Sportbike accident yesterday

Sportbike accident yesterday

Yesterday a white Suzuki sportbike had a collision with a car at 6:20pm in the vicinity of Kooyman and Ace on the AJC Brouwers Road. It was understood that the earlier the bike rider was noticed driving haphazardly/agitated carrying a passenger,