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Curacao’s Parliament getting ready to approve new Penal Code

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao’s Parliament has closed off discussions on a new Penal Code in the Central Committee and is moving to handle it in a general public meeting. Once Justice Minister Elmer “Kade” Wilsoe answers the written questions that wil

Editorial - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Editorial: What could have been and must be avoided

Curacao and potentially St. Maarten are heading for the dark gray list on Human Trafficking in a key report that will be released by the United States Department of State on Monday. The reason the islands are heading there is that the new Criminal Co

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Opinion: On our way to an illegal prison?

Illegal construction activities on our beaches are, well, illegal. Anybody who build something without a permit will get the inspection department on his back (when they are found out, that is), and then several things might happen. The inspection

Opinion - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Opinion: Too early?

Attending the launch of a web site at eight thirty in the morning proved to be a stretch for eleven of our fifteen parliamentarians. And so it happened that dozens of acting secretaries-general and department heads were staring at eleven empty chairs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Advisory Councils discuss cooperation and common procedures

St. Maarten - Vice Chair of St. Maarten’s Advisory Council Mavis Brooks Salmon and the body’s Secretary General Niovis Winklaar met delegations from the Advisory Council of Aruba and Curacao on Friday to discuss cooperation. There were also discu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Government closes road to install sewage line

St. Maarten – Sections of the L.B. Scott Road will close between June 27 and August 14. The closure is to allow for the construction of phase one of the gravity sewage line from the aeration basin at Ebenezer II to the A.T. Illidge Road Wastewate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliament launches web site

St. Maarten – With the launch of its web site at sxmparliament.org the Parliament of St. Maarten entered the Internet-age, but most parliamentarians seemed to have stayed in bed for the occasion at eight thirty friday morning. Apart from the Presid

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Civil Registry completes database update for people born on Curacao and Aruba

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry Department has completed its compilation of information regarding St. Maarten residents born on Curacao and Aruba. Collecting the data is part of a wider ongoing update of the registry. The island is required to up

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association meets Central Bank on Monday

St. Maarten – A delegation from the St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) will meet a delegation from the Central Bank of Curacao and St Maarten on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Banks’ building in Philipsburg. The meeting is at th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Three vocational schools to be renovated during summer break

St. Maarten - Kick-off meetings about the renovations of classrooms at Sint Maarten Academy PSVE, at the Vocational Training School and at Milton Peters College were held June 23. The meetings were attended by the architects, the contractors, School

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 26, 2011

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Curacao gets negative review in Trafficking in Persons Report

WILLEMSTAD – There is an expectation that Curacao will be moved from the light gray list to the dark gray list in the Trafficking in Persons Report that will be issued by the United States Department of State on Monday. The downgrade, which is part