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

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Shigemoto has “positive” meeting with Cft

St. Maarten – Minister of Finance Hiro Shigemoto met with the board of the Committee for Financial Supervision (Cft) Monday regarding a number of matters related to the country’s public financial management system. The Minister of Finance was sup

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

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St. Maarten’s Prosecutor’s Office to grow to 16 this year

St. Maarten – Chief Public Prosecutor Hans Mos says more people will be added to the office in St. Maarten in the coming months as part of a concrete effort to grow the office in St. Maarten. Mos’ primary responsibility here is to grow the depart

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Prime Minister seeks collaboration, development of relationships

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams told Inspirational Business Symposium leaders on Sunday during a cocktail evening that the Government of St. Maarten is keen on developing business relationships with all potential partners and in

Opinion - Posted by on May 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Time to get creative

It’s not like nobody has realized this before, but now we have scientific proof to back up the notion that having a job leads to less criminality. Victor van der Geest will get his degree tomorrow based on his research into the decrease in criminal

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Today’s Opinion: Mail confidentiality

The letter by George MacGee about the privacy of work-emails (they’re not private, MacGee says) gives reason to dive a bit deeper into this subject. Did the government of St. Maarten act correctly when it dug up emails written by its dismissed head

Opinion - Posted by on May 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Email exchange

Email exchanges between Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto and the fired head of the finance department Bas Roorda have shed some light on the atmosphere at the ministry. On March 30, shortly before five o’clock in the afternoon, Shigemoto emailed Roo

Opinion - Posted by on May 17, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Day against Homophobia

Today is the International Day against Homophobia. The fact that such a day exists already indicates that there are plenty of people around the globe who actively disapprove of homosexuality. In more than eighty countries homosexuality is punishable

Opinion - Posted by on May 17, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: Work emails are not private

Contrary to what some may believe, work emails are not private. As long as an employee is using the company's email system to send and receive emails, the employer has full and legal access to these emails. Therefore, employees should not use the c

Editorial - Posted by on May 17, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: The march of technology

Today the world, including our country, places its focus on telecommunications and the creation of information society. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Better life in rural communities with ICTs.” This theme reminds us that the mar

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UTS, Rim donate smart phones to teachers

St. Maarten – United Telecommunications Services (UTS) presented each member of the teaching staff at the Sister Marie Laurence School with Blackberry smartphones at a general assembly Monday in celebration of World Telecommunication and Informatio

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BT&P hosts seminar with hospitality link

St. Maarten – The Bureau of Telecommunications & Post (BT&P) St. Maarten issued a statement Monday congratulating all workers in the telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) sector on the occasion of World Telecommuni

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Meyers congratulates telecommunication workers on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers has congratulated all telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) workers on World Telecommunication and Information Societ

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TelEm Group reflects on ICT contributions

St. Maarten - TelEm Group is recognizing the observance of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) today together with telecommunication companies all over the world. As part of the reflection the company wants to remind the commu

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Government wanted to sell shares to Curacao

Bas Roorda sent information to Cft “without authorization” St. Maarten – The information the dismissed head of the finance department Bas Roorda shared with the financial supervisor Cft referred not only to the back service obligation St. Ma