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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2012

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Samuel willing to recall parliament for budget debate

St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Rodolphe Samuel is willing to call parliament back from recess to handle the budget if that becomes necessary. The statement is one of the first announcements he made during his first full day working day o

Opinion - Posted by on July 17, 2012

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Opinion: Ignore opinion pollsters

Philosopher Hans Schnitzler trained his guns on opinion pollsters in the Volkskrant yesterday and he made a convincing case for the following point of view: don’t trust the statistician and ignore the opinion pollster. The core of his argument: sta

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Opinion: Pavlov-reaction

It did not take long for Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels to produce his Pavlov-reaction to the instruction the Kingdom Council of Ministers gave Curacao on Friday. By September 1, the country must present a balanced budget for 2012 and repair sig

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Editorial: Improper behaviour by a member of parliament

The argument that took place earlier this month at the Cadastre and that this newspaper reveals on its front page today raises questions about the behavior of at least one of our members of parliament. The Cadastre management has recently come und

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“Do not ** with parliamentarians” MP Illidge argues at Cadastre over documents for first cousin

“Do not ** with parliamentarians” MP Illidge argues at Cadastre over documents for first cousin

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – A visit by two parliamentarians to the office of the Cadastre turned ugly earlier this month when Independent MP Patrick Illidge told Cadastre director Clemens Roos “not to fuck with parliamentarians” during a h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 17, 2012

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Imbali Camp enters final week

Imbali Camp enters final week

St. Maarten - Imbali Visual and Performance Art Summer Camp has entered its third and final week. The events this week include getting dance lessons from Evelyn Roberts, who is the granddaughter of Abraham Barry and daughter of Alice Barry. Both Barr

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Wathey-heirs strike back

St. Maarten– The six heirs of the late Norman Chester Wathey have filed a lawsuit in summary proceedings against Norman Wathey II. They ask the court to suspend execution of the court ruling of April 13 of this year, or at least to suspend the pena

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St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association presents Tuitt with tax reform suggestions

St. Maarten – Members of the board of St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association had a “very candid and informative” meeting with Finance Minister Roland Tuitt about the current state of the economy on Monday. Tuitt was presented with the as

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Jehovah’s Witnesses hosts convention this weekend

St. Maarten – “Safeguard your heart” is the theme that the Jehovah’s Witnesses will be using to host their annual convention. The convention has been slated for Friday July 27 until Sunday July 29 at the Kingdom Hall of the Christian group, L

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TelEm Group upgrading bandwidth capacity

St. Maarten – TelEm Group is upgrading bandwidth capacity to keep up with consumer demands for faster and more efficient broadband-related services. The company already has sufficient capacity from St. Maarten to Puerto Rico through the SMPR-1 –

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Telcell clears billing backlog

St. Maarten – TelEm Group is once again up to date with its TelCell bills and customers can expect to receive their TelCell bills for the month of June in the coming days. Mobile, landline and international customers have not been receiving their T