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Editorial - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Editorial: The reality of “politics” and “family”

Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe has made it clear yet again that ministers from particularly Pueblo Soberano have to toe the line or risk having their political career end. He did this by not participating in Sunday’s discussion on free m

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Shigemoto pledges to not “adversely affect” Dutch territories

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has promised Dutch State Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers that while St. Maarten’s new tax system will be competitive, he’ll do his best to ensure it does not “adversely affect” Bonaire, St. E

Opinion - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Opinion: Forgiveness

In St. Maarten it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. All real estate developers on the island are familiar with this reality, and most of them behave accordingly. We have seen the example of the Coral Beach Club in Oyster Po

Opinion - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Opinion: IQ-tests

Submit students who get in trouble with the police to an IQ test. This is a serious recommendation by a Dutch council that advises the government about youth protection and the application of the penal code. Is this something to consider for our J

Editorial - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Editorial: Opposing objectives

It’s been quiet for a while but the trench ware between GEBE’s managing director ir. William Brooks and his predecessor Julius Lambert seems to be getting a new lease on life. Only this time it does not feel like mudslinging. This time stuff is ;

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Inspection halts construction of Tango’s Beach bar in Simpson Bay

St. Maarten – An illegal construction on the Simpson Bay Beach in the White Sands area behind the airport has been halted by the Vromi inspection department, Henry Ellis wrote in an email to the St. Maarten Pride Foundation. “All legal measure

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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St. Maarten Police confirm road traffic death

St. Maarten – Police announced Monday that 16 year old Marvin Michael Arrindell was fatally wounded in Sunday night’s accident in front of the Amsterdam Shopping Complex. The teen sustained his injuries after being thrown from a scooter that was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Wilsoe refuses to be punished for helping

St. Maarten – Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Wilsoe has given further and specific details of his bills to both St. Maarten’s Justice Minister Roland Duncan and Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ivo Opstelten. The bills are for the cost

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Exterior renovation St. Maarten courthouse complete

St. Maarten – The exterior renovation of the courthouse in Philipsburg, St. Maarten has been completed and yesterday the court celebrated the new look with a simple celebration. The president of the common Court of Justice, mr. Liesbeth Hoefdraad a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Fear of hanging kept Wilsoe away from free movement discussion

St. Maarten– Curacao’s Justice Minister Elmer Kade Wilsoe says he did not attend Sunday’s discussion on free movement in the Dutch Kingdom, because he believes it would signal that he was considering changing his country’s position. He also b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2011

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Kingdom partners sign new agreement on human smuggling, human trafficking

St. Maarten– The Justice Ministers of St. Maarten, Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands have signed an agreement for the joint combating of human smuggling and human trafficking. This new document replaces the cooperation document that existed betwee