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Opinion - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Reader’s Letter: I ate Flipper (and went to SeaWorld)

Dear Editor, I have been following the discussion on the building of a Dolphinarium. The local papers and Facebook are abuzz with it. Now comes my terrible confession: I have eaten dolphin steak, yes, dolphin … flipper—not mahi-mahi. And to

Uncategorized - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Only in St. Maarten

We have of course our own problems with buildings popping up around the island without proper building permits, but somehow our government or the owners manage to find creative solutions for these thorny issues. The Coral Beach Club in Oyster Pond st

Opinion, Uncategorized - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: The Roorda letters

Court documents released yesterday reveal the text of two letters relevant to the dismissal of the head of the finance department Bas Roorda. The first letter, dated March 31 2011 is signed by Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto. This is the dismissal

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Dismissal head finance department Bas Roorda ruled legal

Court orders ministers to public witness hearing St. Maarten - The dismissal of the head of the finance department Bas Roorda was legal and the government does not have to take him back or continue to pay his salary. However, in a separate rulin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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First initiative law to be submitted Monday

St. Maarten – The National Alliance faction will submit an initiative law on Monday that attempts to curtail the abuse of short term labor contracts. The basic premise of the change is that it is forbidden for companies to offer short term contrac

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Gasoline, diesel prices fell by another 10 cents Saturday

St. Maarten – Gasoline and diesel prices fell again Saturday. This is the second time this month there’s been an adjustment in prices. The first adjustment this month was on May 14 when gas and diesel prices fell by 10 and 17 guilder cents respe

Uncategorized - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: A first initiative

The National Alliance faction plans to submit draft legislation to the President of Parliament on Monday that it hopes will curb the abuse of short term labor contracts. The main intention of the bill is that companies that operate a permanent operat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Cft remains concerned about Curaçao and St. Maarten

“There is some progress” St. Maarten – The Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) remains concerned about the way the governments of St. Maarten and Curacao are performing on fiscal matters. They stated this in a release issued Friday at the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Shooting at Sandy Ground this morning

One person from Dominica was shot in Sandy Ground this morning. He was rushed to the French side hospital, but died later. It's reported that there was an argument yesterday with the man that shot him and it escalated today.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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Acquitted teenager faces 10 years for Otmar Leonard stabbing

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice dealt with the appeals of Sheldon Carty, Hakeem I. and Riviere George this week. The court will rule on the Carty and Isidora case on June 7, but the appeal of George was postponed until June 22 to allow f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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St. Maarten’s Education Minister pursues new education option

St. Maarten - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell visited the facilities of the Monroe College in St. Lucia and New York last week. She was accompanied by her Policy Advisor, Calvin Mardembrough.  “It was a very suc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 22, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliament handles appointment Deputy Secretary General Monday

St. Maarten – Parliament will meet for a second time on the advice of the Presidium of Parliament concerning the appointment of the Deputy Secretary-General on Monday because there was no quorum for the meeting on Friday morning. The meeting wi