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Tax consultant landed overpaid contract in 2010: Ministry circumvented public tender rules

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Finance Ministry circumvented the rules for public tenders by granting consultancy contract worth 210,000 guilders in 2010 to B&B consultancy for assistance with a tax and investment plan. Later, a company t

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NA-leader William Marlin: “What we see is the imploding of the United People’s party”

St. Maarten – “I think that what we see is the imploding of the United People’s party,” National Alliance leader William Marlin told reporters yesterday morning after hand delivering the original letter signed by four MPs who withdrew their s

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Trial against absent serial robber postponed

St. Maarten – Between October 24 of last year and February 17 of this year Leon Shaphan Olson G. committed no less than seventeen armed robberies, almost exclusively against Chinese supermarkets. The 25-year-old, who was released from pretrial cust

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Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos: “It’s important to know what is going around here”

St. Maarten - By Donellis Browne - The fact that the University of St. Martin is launching a law program this fall is hailed by Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos as the means to address an often-repeated question: Why are there no local public prosecutors?

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World Press Freedom Day 2012: Promoting online and offline freedom of expression

St. Maarten - Journalists across the globe are today celebrating World Press Freedom Day with the theme being “New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies”. Though there is no established press association on the island, our local me

Editorial - Posted by on May 3, 2012

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Editorial: Long shadows

Bas Roorda may be no longer in the service of our government but he’s still casting long shadows over the goings on at the finance department he headed until he was unceremoniously fired last year for filing a complaint with the public prosecutor

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Art Lovers opens gallery in Porto Cupecoy

CUPECOY - An art renaissance is taking place in earnest on the Dutch side with the opening of the Art Lovers’ Exhibition Space in Porto Cupecoy Plaza. More than 20 painters, potters, photographers and other artisans populate the space that will off

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Golden Star Karaoke party for Mother’s Day

St. Maarten - By popular demand, the Aging with Grace Foundation will host a Golden Star Karaoke Festival to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13. This event will be held under the tent at Port de Plaisance starting at three o’clock in the afternoon,

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Voxpop: should new elections be held? “Something has to be done about this jumping ship business”

St. Maarten - As the saying goes “politics makes for strange bedfellows.” So we cannot say that we were even vaguely surprised (by no stretch of the imagination) by the announcement that a new government was being formed right under the noses of

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New sargassum invasion underway

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is once again warning about the possibility of large amounts of sargassum seaweed washing ashore on local beaches. Based on surveys at sea and in the air there are several large patches of the seaweed are