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Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Opinion: Legal pitfalls

Now that there is at least some clarity about where the National Alliance intends to go with its initiative draft law on short term labor contracts the public debate about the pros and cons will finally be able to begin. What stands out in the dra

Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Opinion: Charlie

With Charlie Mileilis, an 18-year-old boy a couple of sizes too big for his age, St. Maarten has another example on its hands of a failed youth policy. Maybe this is not entirely correct because for a policy to fail there must be a policy in the firs

Editorial - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Editorial: The positive and the negative

It is with interest that we note Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has informed Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner that his government will ask the Supervisory Board of Directors of Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten to investigate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Reed congratulates police union on new status

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) has congratulated the Police Union of St. Maarten for becoming an “independent union.” The daily board of the union led by Carlyle Rogers was sworn in on W

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Nagico advises including insurance on hurricane preparedness checklist

St. Maarten – Nagico Insurances has reminded their existing and potential customers to get their insurance policies regulated so that they are fully prepared for what is deemed to be an above average hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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St. Martin Talk by popular demand at USM on Tuesday

St. Maarten - A book party for St. Martin Talk by Robert Romney will be held at the University of St. Martin (USM) on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. However, it was not the publisher of the new book that came up with the book party idea so quickly af

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Schotte informs Donner of withdrawal from joint committee

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao’s Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has informed Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner that there is no longer a need for the setup of a joint committee to investigate the situation at the Central Bank of Curacao a

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MPs to receive presentation on medical tourism Friday

St. Maarten – The permanent committee for Health Care, Social Development & Labour will hear a presentation on medical tourism and the possibilities for St. Maarten during a meeting in the General Assembly Chamber on Friday. All parliamentarian

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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TelEm Group main building conforms to tough new safety requirements

St. Maarten– It’s official – The TelEm Group Building on Pond Island meets all safety requirements as stipulated under new fire safety laws for St. Maarten. The building received the green light from Government’s Fire Department inspectors fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Trial human smuggler postponed until September

St. Maarten – Jean Journel C.,  the last defendant to stand trial in a human smuggling case that cost eight people their life on December 5 of last year, will have to wait for his trial until September 1. Yesterday C. was in court, where statement

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Teenager gets maximum community service for robbing old man’s chain

St. Maarten – Charlie Mileilis got lucky yesterday when the Court in First Instance sentenced him for robbing a 72-year-old tourist of his gold chain on March 5. Instead of sending him to jail for two years, Judge mr. M. Keppels sentenced the 18-ye

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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Pensioners press St. Maarten government to seek equal pensions, healthcare level

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Senior Citizens and Pensioners Association has urged the Council of Ministers to work on equalizing pensions and healthcare. In order to press their point they submitted a petition to the Council of Ministers on Thursday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 10, 2011

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JCI St. Maarten brainstorms way forward with planning meetings

St. Maarten – The Board and Members of Junior Chamber International (JCI) St. Maarten have spent three intense evenings planning how to recruit more members and to improve the organization. They were assisted by the National Vice President Luiorgo

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Court denies robber release from pretrial detention

St. Maarten – Omar Alexander R., 22, will remain behind bars until his trial date on August 10. Yesterday, the Court in First Instance denied a request by the defendant’s attorney mr. A.A. Kraaijeveld to suspend the pretrial detention. R. is c

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NA proposes prison time and fines for employers who violate legislation

Initiative law short term labor contracts St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The national ordinance short term labor contracts, an initiative law drafted by the National Alliance faction, punishes employers who violate it with a maximum of 8 months

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St. Maarten Justice Minister Duncan orders inmates to end their strike

POINTE BLANCHE/St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan has ordered the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association “to immediately cease illegal strike actions” at the prison.”You are hereby ordered to cease and desist from your actions immediate

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St. Maarten Housing Foundation launches website, scholarship fund

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation launched its website and a scholarship program on Thursday as it continues the celebration of its 15th ceremony. The main goal of the website – www.smhdf.org - is sharing information wi