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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Inter-parliamentary consultation costs nearly 100, 000 guilders

St. Maarten – Next week’s inter-parliamentary consultation on the Kingdom will potentially cost tax payers nearly 100, 000 guilders. The final budget approved by the Central Committee on Friday is 92, 587.15 guilders and covers all costs related

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Holiday wants St. Maarten to become center of excellence in 2012

St. Maarten – Governor drs Eugene Holiday has called for the establishment of a law faculty at the University of St. Martin, the establishment of a St. Maarten Philharmonic Orchestra and a Center for the Performing Arts as part of “moving the cou

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Opinion: Pastechi (Curacao Corporate Governance)

Curacao has its own moments in the field of corporate governance. Everybody has by now almost forgotten that the Schotte-government wants to order an integrity-investigation by Transparency International. Last time we had contact with TI’s director

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Opinion: Brilliant student declares Freedom Party fascist

It is now official: Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party, the PVV is a fascist organization. And by the way, the Rutte government that keeps itself alive with the support from this party is fascist too. It is almost too funny for words that a Liberal Arts

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Opinion: An early idea for carnival

We still have some time before Carnival is upon us, but in Aruba they kick off the party this weekend. Celebrations of this magnitude always bring out the best in people, except for those who see an opportunity to start a criminal career or to settle

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Letter: NuStar – Safety record in question

Dear Editor, Over the last twenty years, companies have been quick to communicate their safety mission statements. NuStar that plans to build an ugly and potentially dangerous oil terminal on Statia is no exception. But when the Dutch political de

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Laura Dekker returns to end 27,000 mile journey

St. Maarten - Sixteen year old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker will end her around the world sailing trip here sometime between January 20 and 26. More accurate predictions are expected once Dekker passes the doldrums (an area with no or light wind conditi

Editorial - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Editorial: Legal capacity (Need for local law school)

St. Maarten's Governor drs Eugene Holiday has used his New Year’s address to amongst other things call for the University of St. Martin to begin offering a law program. He’s not the first person to do it. Former Minister of Constitutional Affairs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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St. Maarten Prime Minister congratulates newly elected leaders of St. Lucia, Guyana and Jamaica

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has sent notes of congratulations to three new Caribbean leaders who took office either late in 2011 or early in 2012. The three leaders in sequence of installation are St. Lucian Prime Minister Dr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Epic predicts large scale fish deaths in coming days

Great Salt Pond needs Long Term Solutions St. Maarten - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean’s (Epic) local representative Rueben Thompson has predicted another round of large scale fish deaths in the Great Salt Pond within a few days becau

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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St. Maarten Police scale up presence in Oyster Pond, St. Peters and Dutch Quarter

St. Maarten – Police Chief Peter De Witte has announced that Oyster Pond, St. Peters and Dutch Quarter will see increased police presence in 2012 because of the swelling of the force’s ranks. Oyster Pond, which is described as a “picturesque ma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2012

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Richardson asks Postal Service St. Maarten to lift suspension

St. Maarten – Denicio Richardson submitted an “extensive and elaborate response” to the board and the shareholder representative of the Postal Services St. Maarten PSS, his attorney Mr. Wim van Sambeek stated in a brief email. In the response,