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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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St. Maarten Government preparing education reforms

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is to begin work on a new plan for education in the 2011 – 2012 parliamentary year. This is one of the announcements that Governor Eugene Holiday made in his State of th

Editorial - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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Editorial: The time for St. Maarten Government to study is over

The government of St. Maarten will spend its second year studying what actions to take. This is the strong impression that we take away from the State of the Nation address delivered by Governor drs. Eugene Holiday on Tuesday. We are disa

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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Opinion: Frans Richardson, a happy man.

It’s always nice to see a happy human being and MP Frans Richardson was definitely in an exuberant mood when he drove onto the parking lot of our newspaper on Monday evening. As we were just about to leave and already sitting in our car, Richardson

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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Opinion: Shoplifting Brushes (Marc Jan Ahne)

To say that Marc Jan Ahne had a brush with the law is probably an understatement. Ahne, an alderman in the Executive Council of the municipality of Deventer seems to be a hands-on guy, given the fact that he went to a hardware store recently to buy s

Opinion - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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Opinion: Dying in the streets

Ho, ho, stop the press. Young people are dying in the streets every day. No we’re not talking about Darfur, Afghanistan or Libya; we’re talking about St. Maarten. The statement is from United People’s party-leader Romain Laville, made during t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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St. Maarten’s First State of the Nation address seen as “starting point”

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Politicians, leaders of advisory bodies and private sector organizations have called Tuesday’s State of the Nation Address a good starting point for further analysis. The speech, delivered by Governor drs Eugene Holiday,

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St. Maarten Governor: 2012 to be tough, but not impossible

GREAT BAY – “The coming year shall be a tough year, but by no means impossible.” Those words frame the entire context of the first State of the Nation Address delivered by Governor drs Eugene Holiday at Tuesday’s opening of the 2011 – 2012

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St. Maarten Tourist Office emails apology to British woman for jewelry rip-off

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Gus Priest, the head of visitor Services and Product Development at the Tourist Bureau has taken up the case of Jacky Evans, the British tourist who feels fleeced by a local jewelry store. Today reported about the case on M

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Coastal cleanup this Saturday

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten version of the International Coastal Cleanup will return to Mullet Bay Beach between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday September 17. The event is being coordinated by the St. Maarten Pride Foundation. This year’s ev

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High Councils discuss financing challenges with funder

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ombudsman Nilda Lynch-Arduin hopes a meeting last Friday will lead to the approval and execution of several projects that the Bureau has put forward. The Bureau of the Ombudsman had experienced delays with several projects,

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Two events to mark World Tourism Day

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau is organizing two activities to mark World Tourism Day on September 27. The event’s theme this year is ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures.’ It is aimed at celebrating tourism’s role in linking the cultu

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Councilor Dennis Richardson on ad hoc basis in The Hague

GREAT BAY/ THE HAGUE – St. Maarten’s representative in the authoritative Dutch Council of State Dennis Richardson has worked on a part time basis in the Netherlands since he was sworn in on May 9, because the 2011 budget did not contain a post to

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St. Maarten Government upgrading tax administration as work on new system continues

Turnover Tax to be evaluated GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Finance Ministry now expects to complete its planned overhaul of the tax system “within 18 months.” The announcement of the new timeframe was made by Governor drs Eugene Holiday durin

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St. Maarten Government wants Antillean Guilder for one more year

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – The Government of St. Maarten plans to request that Netherlands Antilles guilder (ANG) remain the joint currency for Curacao and St. Maarten for the year 2012. The government will then use that year to conduct a “careful

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 14, 2011

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Curtain falls for huge cocaine-smuggling case

Prosecutor’s Office will not appeal Snowflake-decision GREAT BAY, St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor’s Office will not appeal the August 24 court decision to declare the Snowflake case inadmissible, Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Mos said in a joi

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Work on St. Maarten’s National Development Plan begins soon

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Governor Eugene Holiday has announced that the government plans to begin work on the National Development Plan (NDP) “post haste”. That plan will replace the Multi Annual Policy Plan. “Through the National Developmen