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Editorial - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Editorial: Convenience

The Democratic Party has come up with some excellent ideas about the way consumers pay for their electricity. But like with every proposal, and we’re referring here only to the idea to install pre-paid meters, there is also a downside. For sure

Opinion - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Opinion: The right direction

While the convenience that comes with pre-paid electricity meters seems to favor especially the electricity company and apartment owners, there are some other elements in the Democratic Party proposal to amend the electricity concession that are bene

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Young St. Maartener looking for air time

St. Maarten - At age 23, Ishmael Hodge, who was fortunate to get a secondary education at the Milton Peters College is now working as a trainee at the Parliament Building. But he is very much concerned about those that have no jobs. Now he is look

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Tax Office interviews potential recruits

GREAT BAY – A delegation of the Tax Department of St. Maarten visited the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague recently and made use of the Soualiga conference room to meet with St. Maarten students. The purpose of the visit is to r

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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New marechaussee commander appointed

THE NETHERLANDS – Major General Dr. J.A.J (Hans) Leijtens will take over as the Commander of the Royal Military Police (Marechaussee) on May 31. His appointment was approved on Friday by the Dutch government based on a proposal from Minister 

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Ombudsman gets Dutch colleague’s support

St. Maarten – Ombudsman Nilda Arduin recently signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Director of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands in The Hague. The SLA allows for the National Ombudsman to render the Ombudsman of St. Maarten human

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Opinion: The truth about money laundering

Justice Minister Duncan is apparently not aware of any report that indicates St. Maarten has a serious money laundering problem. Maybe he is unaware of an estimate by the International Monetary Fund that the Caribbean region launders an estimated

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Wib treats clients to double fun

St. Maarten – Windward Islands Bank (Wib) offers its clients the chance to redeem twice the amount of Funmiles every time they use their WibBankomatiko smart card at another Fun Miles partner. The bank also gives points every time clients use their

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Public and private sector collaborate at New York trade show

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) jointly participated in The New York Times Travel Show, which was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York from March 2 to March

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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St. Maarten Cable T.V. delays opening new location

GREATBAY- St. Maarten Cable TV announced Friday that the opening of itsSimpsonBaybranch has been delayed because of connectivity issues. The new office at Mail Box at thePalapaCenteroriginally scheduled to open on March 5. It will now open at the end

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Prosecutor slow on treaty requests New report labels St. Maarten drug transshipment hub

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - According to the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of March 2012, approximately 4, 890 kg of cocaine were seized in the entire Dutch Caribbean in 2011. The ABC-islands continued to serve as northbound transshipment

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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St. Maarten Currency proposal to Council of Ministers soon

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto is expected to present his advice on the official currency for St. Maarten and the future role the Central Bank may play in the country’s development to the Council of Ministers soon. So says Prime Mini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Party will submit proposals during budget debate DP wants energy-label and pre-paid electricity meters

St. Maarten – The Democratic Party faction wants an energy-label for household appliances,, different electricity tariffs for peak and off-peak hours, an option for pre-paid meters and the possibility for  green energy producers to sell their exce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Pre-schoolers learn about “community helpers”

St. Maarten, Guana Bay - Students of the Kids Lighthouse Pre-school and Daycare donned uniforms of some of the traditional professions on Friday as a way of depicting community helpers. Children between the ages of 2 and 4 participated in the activit

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 11, 2012

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Soualiga Foundation presses ahead with forum

THE HAGUE– Stichting Soualiga Foundation (SSF) is extremely grateful and encouraged by the support and endorsements received so far from dignitaries both on St. Maarten and in the Netherlands in response to their announcement of plans to host a stu