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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Kingdom Visa law, freedom of movement major themes at mid-June gathering

St. Maarten – Justice Ministers from the Dutch Caribbean will discuss the Kingdom Visa Law with Dutch Minister of Immigration and Integration Geerd Leers on June 18. The draft law is unpopular in the Dutch Caribbean because it gives the authority o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Former Minister Buncamper-Molanus puts up a fight against armed robbers

Husband Claudius comes to the rescue St. Maarten – Former Public Health and Labor affairs Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus became the victim of an armed robbery at her home on the Ponnum Drive in St. John’s yesterday, but the robbers fled when

Opinion - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Priorities

Finance Minister had joined the chorus of politicians who see positive developments in the economy, in spite of the fact that the research department of the Central Bank has produced a report stating that the economy will stay flat this year and that

Opinion - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Not all robberies are equal

The brutal daylight robbery at the home of former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus is one of these rare events that may alter the course of our history. Talk about what is usually referred to as “the crime situation” has been going

Opinion - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Today’s Opinion: Ganja experiment

Many Caribbean islands, St. Maarten included, live under a permanent ganja-cloud. The soft drug is so commonly used that is does not really make any sense to prosecute people who are caught with small amounts in their possession. But up to this day,

Editorial - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Today’s Editorial: Respect

Former Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus deserves a lot of respect for the way she reacted to the two armed men who entered her home yesterday. Apparently the motive for the home invasion was robbery – the men took a flat screen TV that they later d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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St. Maarten Government seeks data from businesses, economic industries

St. Maarten - The Department of Statistics (STAT) will conduct a Business Cycle Survey for the first half of 2011, starting on Friday June 3. The survey will run until July 15. The survey is done twice per year to collect up-to-date information on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Duncan: St. Maarten must move quickly on money laundering, terrorism, financing

St. Maarten – St. Maarten officially became a member of the Caribbean Financial Action Taskforce (CFATF) on May 2 when Justice Minister Roland Duncan signed the Memorandum of Understanding governing the body and the documents for accession of membe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Forecasters expect five major hurricanes

Hurricane seasons starts today St. Maarten (AP) — The tough task of guessing what hurricane season will look like could be even more difficult this year for forecasters, who won't be able to rely on the relatively predictable forces known as El

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Government heads to Parliament June 6 with adapted budget

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has reiterated that answers to questions submitted during the debate on developments surrounding the budget for 2011 have been at the Parliament’s Secretariat since May 16. He also confirmed that gove

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Hurricane pass requirements for foreign business owners

St. Maarten - Business owners who live on the French side but are not born there and have a business on the other side of the border need a work permit if they want to obtain a hurricane emergency pass the head of the Disaster Management department P

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Insel Air adds fourth weekly flight to San Juan

St. Maarten – Insel Air announced Tuesday that it is adding a fourth flight between St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flights went on sale on Monday and will begin on June 6 and will continue until August. The announcement of the fourth f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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Minister Shigemoto wants fully operational Central Bank by January 1, 2012

“Do not make investments without my permission” Minister Shigemoto wants fully operational Central Bank by January 1, 2012 GREAT BAY – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has sent his Curacaolenoan counterpart George “Jorge” Jamloodin a le

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 1, 2011

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PAR faction requests urgent meeting

Sources: Kingdom Council of Ministers discuss Central Bank developments today THE HAGUE/WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY - The very public row between the President of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten Emsley Tromp and the Schotte cabinet may be on