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Today’s Opinion: Woe men

Behind every successful man there is a woman. You wouldn’t expect this to be the case for the leaders of the ultra-orthodox Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij SGP in the Netherlands, but the reality is different. The SHP is under fire for its poli

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Today’s Opinion: The beginning of a new age

Staffers of the Telem Group were told Tuesday that things are about to change at the company some have worked at for multiple decades. Recognizing that change can be difficult the management took the time to spell out exactly how the changes will be

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Today’s Opinion: American-Dutch Friendship Treaty

Is the American-Dutch Friendship Treaty directly applicable in St. Maarten or not? That is the question once again in a court case that plays out this afternoon. Justice Minister Roland Duncan claims that this is not the case, but there are severa

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Today’s Opinion: Wereldomroep, The end of an era

The Wereldomroep, Global Dutch Radio, is going to implement austerity measures by cutting its budget with €10 million to €36 million ($52.5 million), axing almost 22 percent. One of the victims of this operation is the Wereldomroep broadcasting s

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Rogers assumes presidency of St. Maarten police union

“We are here to protect and educate our members” St. Maarten – Partnership was stressed Wednesday as the first board of the Police Union St. Maarten took their oath of office. There was a necessity to create a local branch of the union becau

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Curacao’s Parliament approves motion for own Central Bank

Shigemoto: “I believe we should also adopt such a motion here” WILLEMSTAD/GREAT BAY By Donellis Browne– St. Maarten’s Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto believes that the Parliament of St. Maarten should adopt a motion for the island to have

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Court rules June 27 on American-Dutch Friendship Treaty dispute

St. Maarten – Judge mr. R.W.J. van Veen will pronounce his verdict in the case of Ricardo Perez vs. Justice Minister Roland Duncan on June 27. Perez, who filed a request to be admitted by right to St. Maarten in May 2010, wants to know whether the

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Christian Lloyd murder trial postponed for the sixth time

Court denies request to release defendant St. Maarten – The Christian Lloyd murder trial hit another snag yesterday when the Court in First Instance postponed it for the sixth time, because the defense still wants to hear two witnesses. Judge mr

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Epic, St. Maarten Nature Foundation launch iguana relocation

St. Maarten – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (Epic) and the St. Maarten Nature Foundation have launched a capture and relocate operation to save iguanas at Mullet Bay, St. Maarten. The action is a response to concerns by residents that w

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Cowardly robbery punished with conditional sentence

Co-defendant gets 1 day for marijuana possession St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance acquitted two defendants of robbing a man of his gold chain on December 9 of last year, and sentenced a third suspect to a 9 months conditional prison sen

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Kidnapping trial postponed until August

Group tortured Israeli drug dealer before robbing him of his cash St. Maarten – The trial against three men who are suspected of kidnapping and torturing an Israeli drug dealer on December 16 of last year was postponed until August 31 yesterday,

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St. Maarten Prices of basic goods continue showing increases

St. Maarten - The consumer price index for St. Maarten has increased in the month of April 2011 (117.7) by 2.0 percent compared to that of February 2011 (115.7). When comparing average consumer prices over a twelve month period (Apr. 2010 to Apr. 20