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Opinion - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Opinion: Clarification

The clarification Finance Minister Shigemoto promised in a press release issued this weekend seems to be not much of a clarification. Reading the minister’s press release one would easily get the impression that the financial supervisor Cft has alr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Tax revenue foreign condo owners possibly 4 million guilders lower

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto’s clarification about plans to collect taxes from foreign condo owners has caused some confusion. While Today’s assumption that the ministry aims to collect 48 million guilders this year was clearly

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Residence permits and gun licenses get a price tag

Minister Duncan announces plan to generate additional revenue St. Maarten – The announcement that the government will start charging for services that are now free in the near future was about the highlight of the first day of the 2012 budget me

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Regulator confiscates illegal wireless devices

Regulator confiscates illegal wireless devices

St. Maarten – Some 161 illegal wireless communication devices were confiscated last week during inspections conducted by Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP SXM). The control was aimed at curtailing the sale of illegal wireless co

Opinion - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Opinion: Shaky start

The budget meeting got off to a shaky start on Monday morning because the opposition did not sign in for the meeting. The reason? MP Frans Richardson said that written answers to questions had been received by email about twenty minutes before the st

Opinion - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Opinion: Political crash

Louis-Constant Fleming led his Union for Progress to a clear victory in the 2007 elections for the Territorial Council of the Collectivité de Saint Martin. With 40.35 percent of the vote in the first round, and 48.96 percent in the second round, Fle

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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RBTT officially becomes RBC

“This is a chance for increased success” St. Maarten – RBC Royal Bank N.V. officially opened its doors in St. Maarten, Saba, Curacao and Bonaire on Monday bringing together the local knowledge of the people in the islands and the internation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Elderly woman complains about neighbor’s sewage

Elderly woman complains about neighbor’s sewage

St. Maarten - An eighty three year old Pointe Blanche resident is appealing to the health authorities to intervene in a case of destruction of property via unabated sewerage and waste water. The elderly French national, who only wished to be identi

Editorial - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Editorial: Price tags

The government needs additional revenue and it will get that extra money by introducing fees for services that were free up to now. Residence permits, gun licenses and permits for public events are among the selected targets for this initiative.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 20, 2012

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Meyers confirms fiber optic cable has to land in Smitcoms manhole

St. Maarten – Telecommunications Minister Franklin Meyers reacted in parliament yesterday to results of the lawsuit the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN) brought against him in an attempt to force his ministry to allow for the landing of a fibe

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Thieves grab gold chains in Sucker Garden

St. Maarten – The police’s Special Robbery Unit is investigating two robberies that took place in Sucker Garden this past weekend. In both instances the robber(s) took the victim’s gold chain. The first robbery was at 7:45 p.m. on March 16. T

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Lions and organizations want more youth at health fair

Lions and organizations want more youth at health fair

St. Maarten - Physical fitness, health awareness and financial planning are just some of the areas that a series of private and public organizations will be collaborating on to make the fourth annual Lions’ Club Health and Wellness Fair a success

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Water cheaper in St. Eustatius

ORANJESTAD - The Island Government of St. Eustatius has decreased the price of drinking water from $12.85 per cubic meter to $11.18 per cubic meter. The decision was taken on February 28 and took effect on March 12. The rate was last adjusted in 2004

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Supermarket robbed at gunpoint

St. Maarten – The police’s Special Robbery Unit is investigating the March 14 robbery at Rainbow Supermarket on Sucker Garden road. The victim – K.P.N. – told officers that two unknown young men entered the store at 8:00 p.m. and stole the mo