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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 3, 2013

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Versluis succeeds Jonkers as Dutch representative

St. Maarten – Drs. Gert Versluis will succeed Marsie Jonkers as the head of the office of the Dutch representative in St. Maarten per February 1. Jonkers arrived in St. Maarten on February 24 of 2011 as the successor of Lars Walrave. He leaves t

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Missing woman reportedly in St. Thomas

St. Maarten- The Police on St. Maarten have begun to take the case of missing Jamaican Annmarie Lynch seriously and an arrest could be made soon. The 41 year old Pineapple Pete Restaurant employee was last seen on Saturday December 22 when she ended

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Critical New Year’s message United People’s party “This is the year of debt and taxes”

St. Maarten – United People’s party-leader Theo Heyliger severely criticized the government in the New Year’s message he released yesterday, saying that the political situation is unstable. He labeled 2013 as “the year of debt and taxes” an

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Cft-advice about 2013 draft budget ready

St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision Cft has sent its advice on St. Maarten’s draft 2013 budget to the Council of Ministers about a week ago, Cft-secretary Cees van Nieuwamerongen told this newspaper yesterday. The advice has not bee

Opinion - Posted by on January 3, 2013

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Opinion: Battle of proposals

The 2014 elections have started early and UP-leader Theo Heyliger has plenty of time on his hands to lead the dance. (See his New Year’s message on our front page and a related story on our opinion page). We perceive that the UP’s intention is

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Reader’s Opinion: Replenishing Cupecoy Beach

I offer two items for consideration please. Please feel free to print them as a single entity, or as two separate recommendations. I offer these from the point of view of someone that has enjoyed the people and atmosphere of Sint Maarten for 7-8 year

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Opinion: Sour grapes

Wow, the grapes are indeed very sour at the United People’s party. We’re the last ones to deny anybody the right to an opinion, but UP-leader Theo Heyliger turned his New Year’s message in a venomous attack on the government. We think that ther

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Opinion: The new normal

The Netherlands experienced a quiet transition from 2012 to 2013. At least, this is what one could conclude from a statement by the Dutch insurers association: “It was a quiet turn of the year.” The total damages private citizens sustained dur

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Expiration date SZV-cards extended

St. Maarten  - The expiration date for SZV insurance cards for civil servants and teachers has been extended until March 31, the SZV stated in a press release. Human resource departments ought to report to the SZV to obtain gray mutation forms th

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St. Maarten Airport workers sack Abvo

St. Maarten -Less than a year after employees of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) signed a collective labor agreement to guarantee their rights with union representation under the Abvo union, there appears to be trouble in paradise.

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VOOC announces 2013 theme: Listen to the Silent Cries of our Children

St. Maarten -The youth based organization the Voice of Our Children announced its theme for the upcoming year as Listen to the Silent Cries of our Children in its ongoing endeavour to stimulate the minds of local youth through the spoken word. “

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Anguilla’s chief minister disputes protocol breach with St. Maarten

THE VALLEY-Anguilla’s Chief Minister and Minister of Finance and Tourism Hubert Hughes is disputing claims posted on social media networks a few week ago, that failed  talks with St. Maarten and breach of contractual obligations with destination m

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Edgardo Lynch winner in Sol photography competition

St. Maarten - The winners of the Sol Scenic Drives photography competition for inclusion in the Sol 2013 Calendar have been announced and the featured photographers have been presented with their prizes in all 13 countries where the promotion was hel

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Sustainable development key at Boneiru Durodero

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire — Both the business community and the government ask for more support from the Netherlands with the island’s economic development. They made this request at the opening of the first sustainability expo ‘Boneiru Durodero’.

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Gumbs will fight dismissal in court

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Edsel Gumbs, the head of the Intelligence Service VDC in Curacao who was suspended during the rule of Gerrit Schotte, says he will go to court within 24 hours if he is dismissed. Gumbs said that he is unaware of the existence

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Scheveningen pier declared bankrupt

SCHEVENINGEN – The pier that made Scheveningen famous over the past years has been declared bankrupt after its owners, hotel and catering family Van der Valk, failed to find a buyer. The pier was put up for sale in March but parts of it were clo

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Young prostitute found strangled

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – A teenaged prostitute was found strangled in her room at the Campo Alegre brothel in Willemstad on New Year’s Eve. The 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic, Rudiliana Perez Perez was found with injuries to her mouth and w

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New complaint against Zorreguieta

THE HAGUE – A new complaint against the father of princess Máxima has been made by the families of four people who disappeared during the Argentine junta era, according to Argentine media. Jorge Zorreguieta was Minister of Agriculture during th

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Renovated Villa Tokara receives its first guests

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Following the recent downpours, the media paid much attention to dilapidated buildings on the list of protected monuments that are neglected by their owners. The renovation of a monument to its original condition is an expensi