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Opinion - Posted by on March 6, 2012

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Opinion: Fat cats

Here is another thing that thoroughly confuses us. On February 27 this newspaper reported that the personnel costs for our ministers are going up this year, if the parliament approves the budget. Actually it is better to write when the parliament

Editorial - Posted by on March 6, 2012

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Editorial: Dualism

In 2010 when St. Maarten governance took on a different tone; that new tone came home squarely when Democratic Party MP Petrus Leroy de Weever gave advance warning that the faction was not ready to accept the budget just as it was. We can appreciate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 6, 2012

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Opinion: Procedures

One of the points of criticism the board for financial supervision Cft had on St. Maarten’s 2012 budget was this: “The 2012 draft budget lacks for all ministries a guiding elaboration about the intended policy, adjusted for the current revenue an

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“Be prepared to start looking elsewhere” De Weever announces budget changes coming

St. Maarten – Democratic Party Member of Parliament Petrus Leroy de Weever has requested that Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto be ready to deal with changes to the budget that will be tabled by the Democratic Party faction. No date has been set for

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Laville issues “wake up” call

GREAT BAY – United People’s (UP) Party faction leader Romain Laville has called for the nation to “wake up” and deal with the challenges being encountered by the youth, before the country becomes even more unsafe. He made the comment in passi

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RCN: Minister protects TelEm in fiber optic cable row: “It’s blackmail, the ultimate form of bad governance”

St. Maarten - By Hilbert Haar – “A flagrant display of détournement de pouvoir, disguised nationalism and protectionism.” That is how attorney mr. Maarten Le Poole described the attitude of telecommunications Minister Franklin Meyers yesterda

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Foundation hosts spelling bee in May

St. Maarten - Come next week, the Voice of Our Children (VOOC) foundation will be distributing the list of more than fifty words to participating schools in the organization’s inaugural Spelling Bee Competition. President of VOOC Sharmaine Olivacce

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Budget passes Central Committee with protests

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto has promised that the government will respond to the additional questions and concerns expressed by Members of Parliament (MP) on Monday before a public plenary session is convened to handle the 2012 draf

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Wescot-Williams: “We have the power”

WILLEMSTAD – “We are who we are because of influences in our lives. Yet at the same time, we have the power, yes, the power, to influence lives so dramatically that we could collectively chart and change the course of entire societies.” That i

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Female candidates debate “key issues” Wednesday

MARIGOT –The hosts of “Woman 2 Woman” radio program - Josianne Fleming-Artsen and Jacqueline Louis – will be the moderators of a debate Wednesday night between female candidates of parties contesting the Territorial Council elections. The par

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Registration opens for performing arts school

GREAT BAY-The Ujima Foundation has begun the application process for students who are interested in enrolling in the foundation’s Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts. As of February 27, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and S

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TelEm Group cooperates with pump project

GREAT BAY – TelEm Group has granted access through its property to government contractors laying underground pipes for the ongoing Great Salt Pond storm water pumps project. The piping works began on the TelEm Group property two three weeks ago and