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Editorial - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Legalized abortion

Abortion will become legal in the BES-islands, and now there is a push to engage in a discussion to legalize the practice in Curacao as well. It’s only a matter of time before the topic becomes an issue in St. Maarten. Abortion is a sensitive is

Opinion - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Measures to be taken by St. Maarten Government

Dear Editor, It behooves the government of this island to consider taking the following measures to assist them in getting out of the quagmire that has been created over the years. The government should implement as soon as possible a moratorium

Opinion - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Anatomy of a shooting

The Dutch philosopher Paul ter Heyne considers, unlike many others, last week’s shopping mall massacre in Alphen aan den Rijn not as an incident. It has to do with the culture of a country and we have to focus on education and morals, Ter Heyne wro

Opinion - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Cruijff Court rules

Johan Cruijff is the best soccer player the Netherlands has ever had. Now, in his sixties, Cruijff is still a major force at Ajax Amsterdam, the club he made a household name with his phenomenal actions on the pitch. But Cruijff has also always be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Divi Little Bay unveils first environmental code of conduct signs

St. Maarten – The first of 32 environmental signs communicating the island’s code of conduct on protecting the marine environment was unveiled at Divi Little Bay on Friday afternoon. The hotel is taking part in a pilot project that will also lea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Van Gent puts legalized abortion in Curacao up for discussion

THE HAGUE – GreenLeft parliamentarian Ineke van Gent wants the Dutch government to engage in talks with Curacao about the legalization of abortion. Van gent reacts with this initiative to a research by Curacao-based general practitioner Adriana Boe

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Financial supervisor remains concerned about budget process

Instruction request withdrawn St. Maarten– The Board of Financial Supervision has withdrawn its request for the Kingdom Council of Ministers to give St. Maarten an instruction on the 2011 budget. The request stems from the fact that the Cft can

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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Hotels can apply earlier for casino license

St. Maarten– Article 3b of the casino policy has been adjusted to allow hotels to obtain a casino license before they have the required 200 rooms. New regulations approved by the Executive Council on August 31, 2010 and published Thursday allow for

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 17, 2011

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New St. Maarten taxi board seeks deeper relationships, plans to raise service level

St. Maarten – The new board of Genesis Taxi Association plans to improve service, lobby government on key issues and wants to deepen its relationship with the island’s other taxi associations. The trio was elected at a meeting on April 8 that wa

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Students contributed to design St. Maarten Parliament crest

St. Maarten – Parliament of St. Maarten Coram Populo is the text on the crest of the parliament that was revealed yesterday during a ceremony at the Caribbean Palm Building. Students of St. Dominic High, Learning Unlimited and St. Maarten Academy

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Diesel prices higher as of today

St. Maarten– The price of diesel will rise again on today. This is the fourth time this year and the second time this month that the prices of diesel have been adjusted. The price as of today will be 2.30 guilders ($1.28) per liter. This is a 13