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Visa requirement for Guyanese and Jamaicans to enter St. Maarten takes effect

St. Maarten – New regulations requiring Guyanese and Jamaicans to obtain a visa to enter St. Maarten took effect on Monday. This was confirmed in a statement by Justice Minister Roland Duncan on Tuesday. The move is based on a request by Justice Mi

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St. Maarten Finance Minister Shigemoto had no right to kick advisor Pandt out of meeting

Donner: “Cft determines who its advisors are” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto was wrong when he kicked Cft board member Max Pandt out of a meeting on February 23, Kingdom Relations Minister Piet Hein Donner co

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Official opening St. Maarten Parliament building set for April 28

St. Maarten– The official opening of the House of Parliament is scheduled for Thursday April 28, the President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell announced yesterday. The opening ceremony will be “low budget but tasteful with a cultural element,

Editorial - Posted by on April 13, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Expertise

Minister Donner has put another dent in the armor of Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto. In a written answer to a question by Socialist Party parliamentarian Ronald van Raak that escaped everybody’s attention so far, Donner made clear that Shigemoto h

Opinion - Posted by on April 13, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Cars and Criminals Kill People

Dear Editor, St. Maarten and the Netherlands are two of the most difficult places in the world to get a gun permit yet the Netherlands gave a known criminal gun permits while no law-abiding citizen at the shopping centre had a gun or gun permit to

Opinion - Posted by on April 13, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Gun control

The gun policy Justice Minister Roland Duncan favors is destined to fail. It’s not that we’re not wishing otherwise, but in the wake of the shopping mall massacre in Alphen aan den Rijn on Saturday we learned that even in the Netherlands gun cont

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St. Maarten Government approves, sends Cft, Donner 420 million guilder budget

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto announced Tuesday that the Council of Ministers (COM) has approved a balanced 2011 budget and he expects a positive advice from the Committee for Financial Supervision (Cft). The expected positive advic

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St. Maarten Parliament meets on 2011 budget next week

St. Maarten – Parliament will meet next week Thursday to discuss issues concerning the 2011 budget. The National Alliance faction asked for the meeting on Monday. The 2011 budget is a hot topic, because the government has to submit a Cft-approve

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St. Maarten’s Pointe Blanche Prison gets 12 new guards

St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan swore in 12 new prison guards on April 11, 2011 at a ceremony in his office on the A. Th. Illidge road. The 12 new officers will be stationed at the Pointe Blanche Prison. Duncan and the prison’s Di

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St. Maarten Parliament discusses new clerk this Friday

Appointment urgent due to departure Franklin Hanze St. Maarten – The parliament handles on Friday morning the appointment of the clerk for its organization. The contract of Franklin Hanze, who has functioned as the interim clerk since 10-10-10,

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Wescot-Williams views election call as furtherance of installation protest

“Some still try to throw sand in the eyes of the people to hide their own shortcomings.” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has taken note of the statements made by the leader of the National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliamen