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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2012

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Healthcare insurance fraud costs St. Maarten government millions

Increase in swindling due to Brooks Tower Accord St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Fraud with healthcare insurance is costing the St. Maarten government millions of guilders every year, the Ipol-report Criminaliteitsbeeldanalyse Sint Maarten abou

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Harbour Group CEO pushes “regional” development

“If they fail, we will too” St. Maarten – “We must co-develop the region, because if they fail, we will too.” That is the broad message that Chief Executive Officer of the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies Mark Mingo delivered on Th

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Former Pelican workers get little attention during Great Bay demonstration

St. Maarten – A group of former employees of what is now Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina held a peaceful stand about at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort on Thursday. They went there hoping to raise aw

Opinion - Posted by on January 13, 2012

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Opinion: Technical excuses

It all looked chipper when parties signed the so-called Slotakkoord on November 2, 2006. For clarity’s sake: this document carries the signature of our current Prime Minister on behalf of St. Maarten. With autonomy, our island would get a good fina

Opinion - Posted by on January 13, 2012

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Opinion: Our politicians are overpaid

Belgian politicians took a remarkable decision: they lowered their own salaries by 5 percent. That did not go unnoticed in the Netherlands where the Socialist Party jumped on the bandwagon. The party will submit a proposal to parliament next week to

Editorial - Posted by on January 13, 2012

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Editorial: Medical Tourism

The government is researching options for medical tourism, but we now learn from the Ipol-report that this industry is already flourishing on our island. Unfortunately, this is what our decision makers have in mind, because the tourism the Ipol repor

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Night away reduces tension on hot topics

St. Maarten – Parliamentarians from Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and the Netherlands have agreed they all support the Kingdom Charter and its tenets, that they can agree to disagree about the Consensus Kingdom Laws, that each of them will press thei

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Curacao opts out of inter-parliamentary committee on youth and youngsters

“We want to do this ourselves.” St. Maarten – Parliamentary delegations from Aruba, St. Maarten and the Netherlands at the Inter-parliamentary consultation on the Kingdom agreed on Wednesday to install a committee on Youth and Youngsters tha

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Friendly bickering about integrity does not reveal anything new

St. Maarten – Friendly bickering between the delegation of Curacao and Freedom Party MP Eric Lucassen was the rather lame highlight in the afternoon-session of the inter-parliamentary Kingdom consultation yesterday at the Great Bay Beach Hotel. The

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St. Maarten Government installing commission to combat money laundering and terrorism financing

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced on Wednesday that the Government of St. Maarten has decided to establish a permanent commission to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The members of the committee will be dr