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Editorial: Disparities show up again

Monday’s release of the United States Department of State Report on Trafficking in Persons reveals yet another area in which there are huge disparities between the partners in the Kingdom and that what is working in The Hague is not necessarily wor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 28, 2011

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Third generation Oranje School student tops class of 25

St. Maarten - The Oranje School, which is presently celebrating its 160th year, held its annual graduation ceremony at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort on Thursday 23rd June under the theme “Going the distance – Following our dream” with a total o

Opinion - Posted by on June 28, 2011

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Opinion: Deportation

That the Court in First Instance ruled in favor of Justice Minister Duncan in the case of a man who was deported to the Dominican Republic comes as no surprise. After all, the 21-year-old had filed a first-time application for a Brooks Tower Accord p

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Opinion: Silent genocide

Last year in August we wrote something on this page about genocide. Yesterday the term resurfaced during a press conference of the St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation: silent genocide. To refresh our memory we looked up last year’s article, whic

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Ebenezer sewage line

St. Maarten – With a brief ceremony in Ebenezer opposite to the Sol gas station, the government kicked off the seven-week project to install a new sewage line in the district. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Vromi Minister Theo Heyliger and P

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Nation Building Foundation wants affirmative action

Leopold James: “Legal recognition and positive discrimination for native St. Maarteners” St. Maarten – Ahead of Emancipation Day this Friday, the St. Maarten Nation Building Foundation once again made its case for the plight of the indigenou

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St. Maarten not covered in 2011 Trafficking Report

GREAT BAY / By Donellis Browne– St. Maarten is the only part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that does not have a country narrative in the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report that was released by the United States Department of State on Monday. A

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Arrindell and department establish protocol for handling laws

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell has established a protocol of understanding with the Legal and Legislation Department on how St. Maarten Parliament will handle the process of 65 laws of the former Netherlands Antilles.

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Dutch technocrats assisting in improvements at St. Maarten’s Civil Registry

St. Maarten - The Civil Registry Department has been reinforced with two specialists from the Netherlands as of June 27. The engagement of the two specialists is part of the project “Strengthening the Civil Registry Department” (Versterking Afdel

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Low becomes 40th St. Maarten’s Rotary Club President

St. Maarten – Rebecca Low was installed as the 40th President of The Rotary Club of St. Maarten on Saturday. The installation was held at Captain Oliver’s Restaurant. The other board members are Kishore Idnani (Immediate Past President), Elie

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Court approves deportation first time BTA-applicant

St. Maarten– Justice Minister Roland Duncan was within his rights when he ordered the deportation of 21-year-old Pascal Beltran Perez to the Dominican Republic. Perez had applied for a residence permit under the Brooks Tower Accord, but he had file