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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Welfare drainage road-works begin Tuesday night

St. Maarten – Three drainage road crossings will be installed on the Welfare road, Cole Bay starting at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The three drainage road crossings will be installed between Cole Bay Round-a-bout and Marshall Motors. The road will not be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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James and Arrindell survive constitutional-violation motions

GREAT BAY – Parliament voted down three opposition motions related to MP Jules James’ controversial voting in a meeting on November 17 of last year. The five-strong National Alliance faction and independent Frans Richardson voted in favor; the co

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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“I got more color” Spies focuses on plans of approach in introductory meetings

St. Maarten – The progress reports on the Plans of Approach dominated talks between Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies and members of the Council of Ministers on Monday. The discussions started in an introductory me

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Editorial: Confusion

Members of the coalition seemed to be confused or badly informed or both yesterday when they discussed the question whether MP Jules James violated the constitution when he voted on motions that personally affected him on November 17, and whether Par

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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St. Maarten a no-show – St. Kitts wins first Ms. Chocolate Valentine

St. Maarten - St. Kitts and Nevis representative Jascur Hobson outshone her other two competitors to become the first Ms. Chocolate Valentine title holder. The poorly attended pageant initially touted six confirmed contestants but on Saturday night

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Porthole names St. Maarten ‘Best Caribbean Shopping Experience’

GREAT BAY - St. Maarten has been named 'Best Caribbean Shopping Experience' by the Editor-in-Chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. The award is determined based on those in the cruise and travel industry that have “gone above and beyond in terms of se

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Opinion: Article 53

What on earth could be open for interpretation in article 53 of our Staatsregeling? Let’s not beat about the bush – we leave that to our parliamentarians – and get right down to business. This is the text of article 53 in Dutch: Artikel 5

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Letter: Not enough eyes and ears

Parliament does not have enough eyes and ears to keep an eye on the manner in which this government is functioning. While my focus is on the Minister of Everything, as a representative of the people I also have to monitor the Minister of Economic Af

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Opinion: Victim or suspect? Let’s respect the victim!

On February 2nd 2012 TODAY newspaper published an opinion on the Opinion & Commentary page concerning a criminal case that was dealt with in court the day before. The Public Prosecutor’s Office feels the urge to respond to that article. The articl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Permanent committee discusses medical center’s report Tuesday

St. Maarten – The Permanent Committee of Parliament on Health, Social Development & Labour has a closed door session Tuesday to discuss a report of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) which deals with the expansion of the island’s medical facil

French St. Martin News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Mussington wants university on French side

MARIGOT – The set up of a university in St. Martin is one of the points that Territorial Councilor Louis Mussington will discuss with French presidential candidate François Hollande when the two meet on February 17. Thursday’s meeting with Holla

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Budget Marine officially joins Fun Miles

St. Maarten – Fun Miles welcomed its newest partner, Budget Marine, on Saturday night. The marine products store will allow people to save and redeem Fun Miles (1 Fun Mile = ANG 2,50). As a special introductory contest, Fun Miles cardholders can en

Opinion - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Letter: Terminal reflections from Statia

“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is an ass!” Such were the inimitable words spoken by that colorful and hypocritical character from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. As the world celebrates 200 years of this literary geniu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 14, 2012

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Social organizations request Spies’ assistance

St. Maarten – Social organizations delivered a letter for Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies to the Dutch representation in Philipsburg Monday requesting she use her position in the Kingdom Council of Ministers to c