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Editorial: Fundamental debate

Justice Minister Roland Duncan opened the way for what will without any doubt be a fierce debate about legalizing abortion and euthanasia in St. Maarten. The Minister said yesterday in a radio broadcast that he personally tends to favor a woman’s r

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2011

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Opinion: After the Geert Wilders ruling

The reactions in the Netherlands after Geert Wilders’ acquittal in his hate-mongering process were predominantly positive. But outside tiny Holland’s borders foreign commentators made mashed potatoes of the ruling and of those reactions. The era

Opinion - Posted by on June 27, 2011

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Opinion: Dollarization (part 2)

In a presentation dated Feb 8 of this year entitled “Balance of payments vulnerabilities caused by a widening current account deficit: a way forward. Is dollarization the right approach?” given by Dr. E.D. Tromp, President of the Central Bank of

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Damoen proposes financial supervisor to succeed Cft

WILLEMSTAD – Former politician Gregory Damoen has proposed to establish an independent financial supervisor for Curacao as the future successor of the Board for Financial Supervision Cft. This supervisor must spot and advise about developments in t

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Duncan anticipates debate about legalizing abortion

“I tend to favor a woman’s right to decide about her own body” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan tends to favor a woman’s right to decide about her own body and therefore, under supervised conditions, to legalize abortion in S

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Free HIV testing day draws 175 participants

St. Maarten – The free HIV testing day at Scotia Bank drew a near record of 175 participants on Saturday. Aids Foundation President Gerard van Osch was pleased with the turnout, especially because this was a stand-alone testing day without surround

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Leers wants to remove thresholds for entry and residence rights

St. Maarten – Immigration and Asylum Minister Gerd Leers wants to remove thresholds for entry and residence of Kingdom citizens in all parts of the Kingdom, but he also wants to “create general conditions for free movement, residence and labor,

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Concrete box in Cay Hill is “a fantastic possibility”

St. Maarten – Samir Andrawos’ concrete box in Cay Hill is “a fantastic possibility” to solve St. Maarten’s prison cell shortage, Justice Minister Roland Duncan said yesterday morning in Radio Soualiga’s broadcast On the Record, but it wil

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Court grants Leo Hughes his share of the Wathey-estate

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice ruled on Friday that Stanley Leopold Hughes is a legal child of the late Norman Chester Wathey and that he is entitled to his legitimate portion of the estate. The court ordered Wathey’s six daughters

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Duncan about disappeared Crime Fund money

“They lied to me in Curacao” St. Maarten -  Justice Minister Roland Duncan labeled the irregularities with the Antillean Crime find “a typical form of abuse” yesterday, saying that former Justice Minister Magali Jacoba went on a rampage o

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Disaster management plans hurricane follow up meeting

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The ten Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) which form the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the country’s disaster management organization, will have a follow-up meeting in July as part of continued preparations for this ye

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Shujah Reiph sees future with university graduate in every home

St. Maarten - Leading cultural activist and recent University of St. Martin graduate Shujah Reiph wants to see “a USM graduate in every St. Martin home.” Reiph made his statement while delivering the “Address of the Class of 2011” at the U