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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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“Wifol court-rulings example of the judges’ independence”

Common Court of Justice President Mr. Lisbeth Hoefdraad: St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “The case you refer to is without any question special and an example of the fact that that there are cases wherein the law does not offer a clear solutio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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Unions watching and waiting after meeting de Weever and UP faction

Issues remain on several fronts St. Maarten – Members of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions are somewhat pleased with the results of meetings they have had this week with faction members of the United People’s (UP) Party and Minister

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Carty: “St. Maarten chose for quantity over quality”

Central Committee discusses consumer protection with Chamber of Commerce GREAT BAY – “St. Maarten took the direction of quantity over quality with the cruise ships. Now we see some stores on Front Street with 18 directors. We gave a negative a

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Christmas Parade rolls into Festival Village this evening

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs has teamed up with RBC/RBTT for the latter’s traditional Christmas in Philipsburg Parade to end up in the Festival Village which will then be transformed into a Christmas

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GEBE announces fuel clause relief for December bills

St. Maarten – The supervisory board of directors at utilities company GEBE unanimously approved a fuel clause relief for December bills. The company lowers the fuel clause from 42 to 27 cent per kilowatt-hour, interim manager Paul Marshall stated i

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Report card meeting at Milton Peters College next Tuesday

St. Maarten - Milton Peters College will have its first trimester report card meeting for parents and guardians for school year 2011/2012 next Tuesday from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven o’clock. The school said in a statement that

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Wifol calls for meeting with Simpson Bay Resort’s management

St. Maarten – The Workers Institute for Organized Labor (Wifol) sent the management of Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina a letter Wednesday afternoon requesting a meeting. The union wants to use the gathe

Opinion - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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Opinion: Slavery

Curacao’s Parliament President Ivar Asjes has found another stick to lash out at the Netherlands: the country’s responsibility for slavery. Asjes wants apologies and compensation for the Afro-Curacaolenean who suffered from this. We sympathize w

Opinion - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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Opinion: Fuel clause relief

Utilities Company GEBE is finally coming up with some relief for its customers: a fuel clause relief of 15 cent per kilowatt-hour. That’s only for the December bills, so next month we’re going back to business as usual. We had to think about thi

Opinion - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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Opinion: Consumer protection

The business community got another truckload of criticism to deal with during a central Committee meeting with the Chamber of Commerce-board. In part that criticism came from the Chamber itself, the representative of good corporate citizens, as its p

Editorial - Posted by on December 9, 2011

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Editorial: Independent

What we have learned from our communication with Common Court President Lisbeth Hoefdraad is encouraging in the sense that the distribution of appeals cases at the court is pretty much a random process. Chance is the main factor, the President wrote