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Editorial - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Editorial: The dangerous beauty of what if

It is said that the words what and if cause no damage when they are separate, but put them together and you end up with quite an explosive situation. The growing camp of people who support Regina Labega’s appointment as Managing Director of the Pri

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Opinion: Fat kids

It’s still awkward, or so some people think, when somebody says: you’re fat. And while being fat may be awkward in itself, it is also a silent epidemic that rumbles on through the world while too many people bury their heads in the sand to avoid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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James condemns illegal construction on beaches

St. Maarten - United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James has condemned business owners for taking the liberty of constructing structures without having the necessary permits in place, and also not having the necessary due diligen

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Opinion: Free hate speech for all

Geert Wilders is at it again. Maybe it is more correct to say: Geert Wilders is still at it – we’re not sure. This time the leader of the populist Freedom Party had come up with yet another brilliant idea: take the articles that make inciting hat

Opinion - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Opinion: Public theft

That not all is well with the Crime Fund of the now defunct Netherland Antilles was already clear for some time. Last month the government accountant bureau Soab in Curacao described the fund-administration as chaotic. Money has disappeared big time

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Attorney criticizes legal community for refusal to handle pro Deo cases

Hatzmann: “This is purely a matter of money” St. Maarten – “This is a disgrace. Attorneys are making a lot of money and nobody wants to do pro Deo work,” criminal defense attorney mr. Geert Hatzmann told this newspaper yesterday in a rea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Jacoba promised St. Maarten $2 million from Crime Fund

Prosecutor Mos: “$2.5 million disappeared on October 8” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Former Justice Minister Magali Jacoba promised St. Maarten in writing a $2 million payment from the Netherlands Antillean Crime Find long before the tran

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Labega’s hypothetical conviction taken up in contract

“We have arrived at the best candidate for the airport.” St. Maarten – The Supervisory Board of Directors of the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding Company is the latest group to publicly support Regina Labega’s appointment as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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St. Maarten Minister of Education Arrindell will sign MOU with Monroe College next week

St. Maarten– Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the St. Maarten government with representatives of Monroe College on June 29 at the Dr. A.C. Legislat

French St. Martin News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Pierre Aliotti returns to work

MARIGOT, St. Martin – Vice-President with responsibility for Sustainable Development and Urban Planning Pierre Aliotti returned to work Thursday morning, some three days after being arrested. Police arrested Aliotti on suspicion he is involved in i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Free HIV Testing Day at ScotiaBank Saturday

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will join in a regional HIV and AIDS testing day initiative on Saturday that 18 other Caribbean countries will participate in on Friday. Public counseling and testing will be conducted on June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Roy Marlin calls for mutual respect

St. Maarten –Democratic Party faction leader in Parliament Roy Marlin has called for greater respect of the St. Maarten’s advisory and constitutional bodies. The MP also wants to see more dialogue between the bodies to “solve problems and move

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Customs to place additional investigating officer at St. Maarten airport

St. Maarten – M.C., who was arrested by St. Maarten Customs Officers June 18, remains in custody for attempting to smuggle drugs onto an Air France flight 3515 bound for Paris. Two kilos of cocaine in nine packets were confiscated as part of the in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 24, 2011

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Usona co-finances wastewater treatment system in Ebenezer

Minister Heyliger also signs agreement for Midas 3 St. Maarten – VROMI Minister Theo Heyliger signed financing agreements with Usona director Udo Aron yesterday afternoon for the construction of a wastewater treatment system in Ebenezer and for