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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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“They are looking for money everywhere” Tuitt objects to Curacao’s raid on UTS surplus value

St. Maarten – “I want to know how these calculations were made and I want to know who made them,” Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday in answer to questions about the 11.7 million guilders the Curacao-government wants to take from the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Superhost signs contract  to train Civil Registry employees

Superhost signs contract to train Civil Registry employees

Inocensia Leonard signs the contract at the census office while Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams (r) looks on.GREAT BAY - St. Maarten Superhost signed a contract with the Civil Registry for a customer service training yesterday morning. Inocensia

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AUC proposal raises alarm in Texas

CUPECOY - A proposal by the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) to send some of its students to Texas for clinical training has divided the governing board of that US state’s higher education agency. The Associated Press has been following t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Financial supervisor approves budget amendments

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s 2012 budget is in good shape, after the financial supervisor Cft approved the budget amendments Finance Minister Roland Tuitt submitted earlier this month. “The budget amendments have been approved by the Council of Mi

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Letter: Beware of house slaves

Dear Editor, House slaves are people never to be trusted. In St. Maarten we have the elite house slaves (Ministers and Parliament of St. Maarten) who believe because of their position and salary that they must be loyal to the establishment (Forei

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Pantophlet curious about income of short term contract signatories

St. Maarten – National Alliance Member of Parliament George Pantophlet considers getting advice from the Socio-Economic Council (Ser) on the faction’s initiative law dealing with the abuse of short term labor contracts a “welcome procedural mat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Wescot-Williams anticipates discussions on budgets and justice issues

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams expects the financial situation of St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao and some justice issues will be the central topic at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers. The prime ministers

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Opinion: Cash cow

The United People’s Party will soon experience what it feels like to be in the opposition. Earlier this month the faction submitted draft legislation to the parliament that aims to squeeze 40 percent more stay-over taxes out of timeshare tourists.

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Opinion: Driftwood Tabernacle Church about Emancipation

Good morning dear believers, your pastor embraces you. Today we will meditate about emancipation and slavery. Two weeks ago I read an article by my colleague pastor Sharon van Arneman. She writes every week on page two of The Herald’s Weekender

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Caribserve 4G Video X Games Game over party

Caribserve 4G Video X Games Game over party

St. Maarten - The Caribserve Video X Games is in full effect. The “Game over” closing party will be held on Saturday July 14 at Tantra Night Club & Sanctuary. The line-up for the night promises to be amazing with opening DJ’s like DJ Mix master

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Liat confirms single engine landing

ST. JOHN’S/ST. MAARTEN – The Management of Liat (1974) Limited confirmed on Wednesday that pilots on LI 369 en route to the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten on July 02 had to land the aircraft with just one engine. The single engine landin

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Tuitt announces simpler tax system

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Roland Tuitt intends to merge several taxes into one to lighten the administrative burden on companies and the receiver’s office. “We will merge taxes wherever it is possible,” the minister said, adding that t

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Arrindell stresses continued buildup after Interpol visit

Arrindell stresses continued buildup after Interpol visit

(Left to right) Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan, Interpol’s Secretary General Ronald Noble and President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell at Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France. (Interpol photo)St. Maarten – President of Parliame

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Opinion: Daylight robbery

Last week independent MP Frans Richardson said that he is not in favor of a merger between TelEm and UTS given the way Curacao has dealt with the assets of the post office: the government in Willemstad simply robbed all the assets that were on our is

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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St. Maarten joins organization of regional tax administrators

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten will become a member of the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators (Cota) during a meeting that will take place in Trinidad from July 18 to July 23. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt announced yesterday that he will attend

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French St. Martin banks seeing recovery signs

St. Martin - A new report shows that there money markets in St. Martin started showing signs of a rebound in the first quarter of the year. The report covers developments with loans and bank deposits. The amount of outstanding loans was 224.7 milli

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Police seek second counterfeit and skimming suspect

St. Maarten – Police have announced that 35 year old J.J.M of the Dominican Republic was the man they arrested and detained on Tuesday afternoon. Police Spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson was only able to say the man was Spanish speaking on the day

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Realtors get information on tax rules

Realtors get information on tax rules

Realtors and members of the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association that participated in a recent session on taxes pose together with the speakers Paul Van Vliet of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Gert Bergman of BZSE Law.St. Maarten – The Rea

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St. Maarten Government solicits bids for new health survey

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten conducted its first health study ‘How Healthy is St. Maarten’ in 1999 to 2002. The purpose hereof was to collect necessary information for public health policy development and health care and services reform on St. Maart

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2012

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Tuitt announces new legislation – Stay-over tax initiative law might be a dead letter

St. Maarten – The initiative law that aims to charge timeshare owners with a 40 percent hike in stay over taxes may very well become a dead letter before it appears on the agenda of the parliament, because Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterd

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Paho assists with anti-smoking framework

Paho assists with anti-smoking framework

(l-r) Mayra Martina, Section Head CPS; Maria Henry, Section Head CPS; Natasha de Herrera, Paho representative; Virginia Asin, CPS Head; Daphne Illis, Campaign team member and Lorraine Scot, Campaign Team Member.St. Maarten - The Ministry of Publi