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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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The might of the marines: Hurex a useful exercise for local volunteers

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten / By Milton G Pieters - A group of Red Cross first responders who were caught in the cross fire ended up as part of the collateral damage and members of the VKS along with a few Dutch Marines became defiant and found themselves

Opinion - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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Opinion: “No comment”

The daily bread of local politicians is “no comment” as soon as something comes up that requires them to take a position on a sensitive issue, or to clarify their own position. It is a cultural thing, we suppose, and we’ll have to live with it.

Editorial - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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Editorial: Taxes

The BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba) go through a remarkable experience: their taxes will go down. After complaints about the effects of the new tax system, State Secretary Weekers evaluated the situation and concluded that there is room f

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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Imbali adds drama classes

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Imbali Center for Creative Movement is adding drama classes for children to its 2011-2012 schedule starting this Wednesday, from 2:15-3:00pm. The classes will be taught by St. Maarten’s own Asheda Maccow, who is an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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Alzheimer’s fundraiser at Le Grand Marché

Minister De Weever: This is a great initiative” CUL-DE-SAC, St. Maarten - “It is a wonderful initiative for the St. Maarten Alzheimer’s Association and the Rotary Club of St. Maarten to join hands together in raising funds for the event whic

Opinion - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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Opinion: Ludicrous

Social activist Eldridge van Putten called us on Friday saying that he thought Justice Minister Roland Duncan ought to be prosecuted for, simply put “illegally accepting funds for a Brooks Tower Accord permit from applicants who arrived on the isla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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The minimum sentence-debate

Attorney Cor Merx: “Hands off our judges” St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan is at odds with his advisor on the new penal code, prof. Hans de Doelder. The draft penal code abolishes minimum sentences, but Duncan opposes this. Minim

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 5, 2011

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St. Maarten Government thanks company for its vision to invest in St. Maarten

Windward Roads celebrates 25th anniversary PORT-DE-PLAISANCE, St. Maarten — “In 25 years we have come a long way as St. Maarten and Windward Roads have played a big part in the development of the island,” said Prime Minister of St. Maarten S