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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 5, 2012

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Pandt suggests introduction property and real estate tax

St. Maarten – Tax attorney Max Pandt made a case for introducing property and real estate tax in a broadcast this week on Oral Gibbes Live. “John Stuart Mill argued to shift taxation away from earned income and move towards taxation on wealth gen

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St. Maarten Government ends an E-ra

St. Maarten / By Donellis Browne – The period where people will see number plates that start with E on government cars will end this year with the introduction of a new scheme for number plates that was published by Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto

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St. Maarten Justice Minister announces immigration policy revamps

Gaps to be tackled St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan confirmed Wednesday he’s awaiting word back from the Council of Advice on changes he’s making to policies stemming from the Law on Admission and Expulsion (LTU). The revamps inc

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Bada Bing robbers remain free until sentence is irrevocable

Court hands down sentences of 36 and 30 months. St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Jimmey Dave Ramsahai to 36 months imprisonment, and Ramona Sonia Lupu to 30 months for their role in robbing nightclub Bada Bing of more than $16

Opinion - Posted by on January 5, 2012

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Opinion: Turnover tax

Since we’re not soothsayers we actually have no clue about what our Finance Minister has in store for tax reform. But based on universal analysis of political behavior, we’re pretty confident about one thing: the turnover tax is not going anyw

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Opinion: Self-imposed misery

We’re unable to shake the feeling that the whining about traffic jams is in fact akin to self-imposed misery. When our beleaguered government finally gets down to actually executing some much needed work – like the just concluded upgrades in Cole

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Opinion: Bread prices

We’ve been looking in bewilderment at the new bread prices Carl’s and Sons announced this week. It sounds like a hardship for minimum wage earners, but there is a real easy solution for this predicament: don’t eat bread. Switch, for instance, t

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Editorial: Land debate

Tax Attorney and Board member of the Board of financial supervision (Cft) BES Max Pandt has actually thrown out an interesting suggestion that we’re sure will inspire a hot debate in the country. For in the land where undivided property is still an

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Fuel rationing at St. Maarten airport ends

St. Maarten – The rationing of Jet A1 fuel at the Princess Juliana International Airport was relaxed Wednesday ahead of the arrival of a shipment on Friday. The rationing began earlier this week because Sol faced a “severe shortage” brought on

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Community service for ill-treating ex-wife

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced Safraz Hussein, 31, to a 1-year suspended prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 240 hours of community service yesterday for ill-treating his ex-wife. Hussein also has to maintain contact

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Justice Minister Duncan swears in 17 new officers

St. Maarten – Seventeen police officers were sworn in by Justice Minister Roland Duncan on Wednesday. Thirteen of them are cadets from the Basic Police Training and four of them are from the Netherlands. The 13 cadets have finished enough module

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Parents and motorists get reminder on safe school bussing

St. Maarten – The School Bus Inspection Section issued a statement Wednesday reminding parents and motorists to continue observing rules related to safe school bussing. The reminder was issued because thousands of students went back to school on Tu

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Cake House gives government one week ultimatum on bread prices

Cake House gives government one week ultimatum on bread prices

“We are all involved. We will all be consumed” St. Maarten – Cake House is giving the government a week to state its position on increased bread prices. If they don’t the supermarket’s management will follow Carl and Sons and raise their

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Justice Minister Duncan may not attend mid-January meeting out of anger

Two million transferred from Crime Fund St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan is unsure whether he’ll attend a mid-month consultation in Curacao with his colleagues from Curacao, Aruba and the Netherlands. The biannual meeting is a chan

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Majority criminal defendants in 2011 was born here

St. Maarten – The notion that our island is flooded with criminals from neighboring islands is only true up to a point, because 57 percent of the names that appeared on schedules for hearings in criminal court last year belong to defendants who wer

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Postal Services St. Maarten allowed New Post Netherlands Antilles to take assets

"Everything was taken out with our consent" St. Maarten – Chairman of the Board of Postal Services St. Maarten Hubert Pantophlet has announced that New Post Netherlands Antilles was allowed to take all the vehicles and some of the computers from

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St. Maarten affected by American Airlines shakeup

St. Maarten - The heavy weight reshuffling of American Airlines corporate structure in the United States has trickled down to St.Maarten. The latest casualty is the Country Manager who was asked to go on early retirement. The former country manager d

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Prime Minister’s New Year’s Message

The first full calendar year as a country is behind us. That’s 2011. At this time it is usually expected that we cast a fleeting look on what is behind us as we contemplate on what is before us. In looking back, we must guard against dwelling too