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St. Maarten Government rejects name calling

“Let’s keep the constitutional lines clear” St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Thursday reacted to statements made by several Members of Parliament of the Dutch Second Chamber’s Permanent Commission for Kingdom Rela

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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CTO State of the Industry Conference scheduled for September in Marigot

Hugh Riley: “Recession has gone but profits are not back yet” MARIGOT – The Caribbean Tourism Organization CTO will hold its State of the Industry Conference from September 14 to September 17 in St. Martin, Secretary General Hugh Riley annou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Census Office bureaucracy strangles catering business

Caterer with valid papers unable to renew her driver’s license St. Maarten – A bureaucratic anomaly threatens Sara Rosa Catering, the catering business of Onesima del Carmen Bakhuis. After four months of haggling the Census Office is still ref

Editorial - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Name calling

That some members of the Second Chamber play politics and push their luck with statements about St. Maarten and its leadership is obvious. What we believe is also obvious is that sometimes the best response to certain statements is silence. While

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Bureaucracy

We understand that certain things have to be done by the book. We drive on the right hand side of the road and not on the left hand side, silly as that may seem to people from for instance Anguilla. We also stop for red traffic lights, and drive thro

Opinion - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Good news and bad news

The Caribbean Tourism Organization CTO had some good news yesterday: it will organize a State of the Industry Conference in Saint Martin in September. That conference will not only bring around 300 participants to the island in the low season, it wil

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Silly measure

Coming from a press conference where the Caribbean Tourism Organization CTO stressed the importance of working together, not only in the wider Caribbean, but also in St. Maarten with its two-country island status, it was easy to get into a state of b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Civil registry verifying residential addresses

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry Department will be publishing a list of names of individuals in the Government Information Page (GIP) on Friday, May 20 and on Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24. These people are asked to visit the Civil Registr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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St. Maarten ID card machine out of order

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry announced Thursday that the Identification Card (ID) machine is out of order until further notice. The department apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause. Persons who have any questions can contac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Finance Minister Shigemoto answers specific questions

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says that he has forwarded answers to questions that were partly asked in the Parliament meeting of April 21, 2011 or were provided to him in writing by the faction of the National Alliance (NA). The NA

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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St. Martin Talk opens St. Martin Book Fair 2011

St. Maarten -  St. Martin Talk by Robert Romney has just been published here, in time for the 9th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 2 - 4, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) Jacqueline Sample announced Thursday. St. Martin Talk is a handb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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Meyers consults French side President Gumbs on 150 Euro Dutch side taxy driver levy

GREAT BAY – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, says he was surprised to learn about plans by French-side authorities to levy a mandatory yearly fee of 150 euro on every Dutch-side taxi wishing

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 20, 2011

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St. Maarten Timeshare Association presses for consultation on new law

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (S.M.T.A) is “pleased” Democratic Party Member of Parliament (MP) Leroy de Weever is crafting an initiative law that will provide greater protection people who buy timeshare in St. Maarten. Part