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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2011

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Opinion: Parking (public parking on the square now has 27 fewer spots to make space for parliamentarians)

The decision to stuff St. Maarten’s Parliament in a building in the center of town has obvious consequences. There is, for instance, no space to park near the Caribbean Palm building. While this seemed a nice opportunity for parliamentarians to get

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2011

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School busses have to pass final inspection

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The School Bus Inspection Section announced yesterday that the final inspection round will take place from today until Wednesday, daily from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. across from the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning,

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Forecasters predict up to five major hurricanes

St. Maarten – The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season will bring an above average number of storms and hurricanes, the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate prediction center CPC announced last week. The CPC foresees 14 to

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“We are highly illiterate”

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs. Gracita Arrindell said yesterday that she wants to encourage young people to pay more attention to developing their writing skills. “One of the biggest complaints I hear from employers is about writing s

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Central Committee meets bankers

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament meets with the Bankers Association tomorrow morning at ten o’clock to discuss the banker’s perception of current developments related to the national economy. President of Parliament drs. Graci

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Advisors penal and civil code return to St. Maarten in two weeks

Legislation to be passed before October 10 St. Maarten – Prof. Mr. Hans de Doelder and Prof Mr. Jan de Boer will return to St. Maarten in the last week of August to help completing the process that must lead to the introduction of an amended civ

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Public central committee meetings under scrutiny

St. Maarten – It is unsure whether the current practice of public central committee meetings of Parliament will continue. Parliament President Gracita Arrindell said yesterday on Soualiga Radio the process of reviewing the rules of order. “When

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2011

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Plenty of parking for parliamentarians

Plenty of parking for parliamentarians

St. Maarten– Members of parliament will have one problem solved when they return to work today:  they will all be able to park comfortably at the Clem Labega Square parking at walking distance from the parliament building on the Wilhelmina Str

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Usona approved almost 300 projects in first half 2011

Total funding of 400 million guilders St. Maarten - Up to the first half of 2011 the execution organization Usona has approved a total of 298 funding requests. These are all Dutch cooperation funds. The funding requests represent 91% of the total

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2011

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Editorial: Dreaming big

The building permit for the new Parliament building is finally signed, but according to the President of Parliament, drs. Gracita Arrindell it is already time to start thinking about a new location. If the Parliament intends to find new digs when

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Arrindell criticizes wandering politicians

St. Maarten – Parliament President Gracita Arrindell expressed her dissatisfaction with parliamentarians who make a habit of leaving the meeting room when Parliament is in session. “It is disrespectful to third parties and to ministers who come t

Opinion - Posted by on August 8, 2011

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Opinion: Hopeless fantasy (U.S. Credit rating)

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday Aug 5th downgraded the credit rating of the United States, stripping the world's largest economy of its prized AAA status (money.cnn.com). The safest bets are stamped AAA. That's where U.