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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Changing number plates is no longer necessary

“Making paying taxes as painless as possible” St. Maarten – The number plates motorists currently have on their cars are the last ones they will ever get. Finance Minister Roland Tuitt made the announcement many citizens have been waiting fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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“It’s the social environment that dictates” Wescot-Williams urges civil to force sustainability on HIV programs

“It’s the social environment that dictates” Wescot-Williams urges civil to force sustainability on HIV programs

[caption id="attachment_14937" align="alignleft" width="360"] Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams delivers her lecture titled “The Challenge of Maintaining Programmatic Consistency in a Parliamentary Democracy” during the regional session entitl

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Gambling addiction:  An Achilles heel for locals

Gambling addiction: An Achilles heel for locals

St. Maarten / By Torana Granston - Gambling is one of the most popular entertainment activities on St. Maarten with a dozen casinos (stand alone and hotel based) on the Dutch side of the island. But there is a thin line between entertainment and add

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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US forces financial institutions to report American account holders

Jan Beaujon (WIB): “Banking could become more expensive” St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “Banking could become more expensive in St. Maarten for everyone,” Windward Islands Bank director Jan Beaujon said yesterday in reaction to a decis

Editorial - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Editorial: What a relief

Many motorists will let out a sigh of relief after reading about Finance Minister Roland Tuitt’s announcement that the annual hassle with changing number plates is history. One could only wonder why previous governments have never taken this ste

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Tuitt dismisses opposition claims to credit for budget amendments

St. Maarten – “Pathetic,” was how Finance Minister Roland Tuitt described the claim by the opposition United People’s party that he is enjoying the fruits of the labor by his predecessor Hiro Shigemoto. “If you want credit and give Jack

St. Maarten News, St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Volleyball camp provides players for St. Maarten “national” team

St. Maarten - When the “St. Maarten national selection” female volleyball team plays in St Kitts this weekend, the United Volleyball Club (UVC) will be rooting extra hard. The majority of the territory’s players in the Eastern Caribbean Volley

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Opinion: Credit

The who did what and when question always shows up after a change of government, whether this is in the United States, some European country or St. Maarten. So it came as no surprise that the United People’s party, humiliated and downgraded to the

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Letter: Too much hot air and not enough wind on Statia and Saba

Dear Editor, The French have a wonderful expression for describing meaningless speeches - ‘Vendre du vent’ (to sell wind). It may seem like a cute way to describe a lot of talk without saying anything but politicians are very clever at doing j

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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UTS-payment to Curacao remains bone of contention

St. Maarten – The Finance Ministry still disagrees with the 11.2 million guilders payment in so-called surplus value telecom provider UTS made to the government of Curacao recently. Minister Tuitt said yesterday that he is awaiting additional infor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Duncan congratulates newly graduated community police

Duncan congratulates newly graduated community police

The five community police officers pose with Director of Miami Dade school of Justice Dr. Hector Garcia, President of the Miami Dade School of Justice North campus Dr. Jose A. Vicente and Justice Minister Roland Duncan after the graduation ceremony a

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Opinion: A dress code for journalists

Dear government, The weekly Council of Ministers’ press briefing is usually a relaxed and almost informal event whereby ministers give updates about their portfolios and whereby journalists have the opportunity to ask any questions they like. Ye

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Trinidadian couple wins second honeymoon

Trinidadian couple wins second honeymoon

[caption id="attachment_14931" align="alignleft" width="350"] Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Lopez of Trinidad and Tobago will renew their vows here on St. Maarten after he won a competition for Caribbean Travel & Leisure.[/caption] St. Maarten - “Want

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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A contract for Holleeder

A contract for Holleeder

Courtroom drawing of The Nose.Willem Holleeder is a household name in the Netherlands. We imagine concerned moms telling their boys not to become like him, because this could have disastrous consequences. Holleeder became infamous as one of th

Opinion - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Letter: Make use of additional scholarship opportunities

Since St. Maarten became a country, a number of ambassadors from various countries have paid a courtesy visit to the St. Maarten House in The Hague or have personally met with minister’s here on the island to offer their credentials. A number of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 26, 2012

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Gifted returns with Glow party in 80’s Babies Style

Gifted returns with Glow party in 80’s Babies Style

[caption id="attachment_14926" align="alignleft" width="250"] Radio Maranatha radio personality Joshua DRJ Ferrol[/caption] St. Maarten - The Gifted Foundation returns continues their series of praise parties with Glow Party - 80’s Babies Style