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St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Transparency International investigation does not satisfy Dutch parliamentarians

THE HAGUE – The Socialist Party and GreenLeft reacted negatively yesterday to Curacao’s plan to let Transparency International investigate the government’s integrity. The Kingdom Council of Ministers took a decision about the initiative yesterd

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Real Estate Association of St. Maarten ejected from committee hearing

GREAT BAY – The Real Estate Association of St. Maarten (RAM) plans to request its own hearing with parliament’s permanent committee on tourism, economic affairs, transportation and telecommunication on recommended adjustments to the rules regulat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Marlin wants post meeting fracas condemned

St. Maarten – Democratic Party (D.P.) faction leader Roy Marlin has called on his colleagues to condemn the way he and his United People’s (UP) Party colleague Jules James had to be led away from the Thursday November 18, 2011 meeting on the situ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Coalition rallies in government’s defense as opposition slams council’s treatment

“This beats the crap out of me and the citizens of this country” St. Maarten – Members of the opposition National Alliance faction have slammed the government for its treatment of the Corporate Governance Council, while MPs factions supporti

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Judge forbids Simpson Bay Resort to execute November 7 ruling

Judge forbids Simpson Bay Resort to execute November 7 ruling

Bloem appeals Wifol’s surprise victory in court Attorney Van Sambeek (center) discusses the court ruling with Wifol President Thompson. To the left is attorney Maarten Le Poole.St. Maarten – The attorney for the Simpson Bay Resort and Roy

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Today Newspaper wins lawsuit against attorney

Court rejects demand to rectify extortion-claim statements St. Maarten – Today Newspaper does not have to rectify its conclusion that the extortion-claim in the Bobby Velasquez rape-trial was unfounded. This newspaper also does not have to rec

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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New law firm makes “good landing” in St. Maarten

New law firm makes “good landing” in St. Maarten

The five attorneys that will work at the St. Maarten office of Van Eps Kunneman Van Doorne stand together during their introduction at Friday night’s opening of the new law firm. The new attorneys are (l to r) Norbert Hijmans, Peter van Dort, Michi

Opinion - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Opinion: Huge secret

The National Gazette became available Friday but it is highly difficult to get one and there is no mad dash to get a copy. We make the latter assertion based on the fact that our news editor was the first person to try to get one and his visit was at

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Opinion: Bat out of hell (Simpson Bay Resorts, Royal Resorts)

The court ruling in favor of the Wifol union came like a bat out of hell yesterday morning. The court decision stunned the union’s attorneys and it must also have stunned Simpson Bay Resorts and Royal Resorts attorney mr. Jairo Bloem. He quickly le

Editorial - Posted by on November 27, 2011

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Editorial: Debate in a democracy

Article 10 of the country’s constitution guarantees every one living here the right to not just have, but to air their own opinion. An interesting discussion can now emerge as to how this freedom is exercised. We make this point based on a state

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Hillside uses pea soup to reinforce social studies and language

St. Maarten - Students in group A of the Early Stimulation program at Hillside Christian School learned how to make peas soup on a coal pot Friday. The activity was part of their Social Studies lessons. This theme in that subject area this month is