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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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“System is built on more taxes and a 30 million deficit” Tuitt coins Theonomics

St. Maarten – The United People’s party is “very active and vocal, and spreading doom, “Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday morning at his first press conference of the year. Taking aim at UP-leader Theo Heyliger, the minister announ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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World Resources Institute highlights Marine Park: Coral reefs valued at close to $58 million

St. Maarten - The establishment of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park through the combination of economic and scientific research has been highlighted as one of the few examples of success in the Caribbean Region, according to a report from the World R

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Cft gives negative advice on 2013 draft budget: Government wants to increase tax compliance by 10 percent

St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision Cft has given the government of St. Maarten a negative advice on its draft 2013 budget, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said at a press conference yesterday. However, this advice was given before the

Editorial - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Editorial: Tight corner

Financially the country remains in a tight corner, or so it appears from the frank information Finance Minister Roland Tuitt gave during his press conference yesterday. The financial supervisor Cft has given a negative advice on the draft 2013 budget

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Allah

Allah has become a brand and not everybody is thrilled about the idea. Teun Castelein, a 32-year old artist from Amsterdam is the subject of anger among Islamic organizations after he submitted the name Allah as a brand at the Benelux Trademark Burea

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Letter: Contract abuse

Is the use of the 6-month contract really being abused? If yes, by whom? But most importantly, if yes, how do we, immediately, eliminate such abuse? Before we can continue we must first understand what a contract really is, which is quite simple: A c

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Rule of thumb

Standup comedians are constantly exploring the limits of their territory. What is funny and what is not? A good rule of thumb is this one: everything is funny as long as it happens to somebody else. The master of politically incorrect jokes is wit

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Opinion: Theo

Ai ai ai: the leader of the United People’s party will now go down in history as the politician who founded Theonomics, a rather brilliant term Finance Minister Roland Tuitt dreamt up during the Christmas holidays. Theonomics now stands for budg

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Amfo-funding ends: NGO’s on the ropes

St. Maarten – Without continued financing from the Antillean co-financing organization Amfo – or from alternative sources – the majority of the sixteen NGO-projects in St. Maarten would have to reduce their current activities to 30 percent. “

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Grabowski presents Luther King lecture

St. Maarten – Eugene Grabowski will present the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lecture next week Tuesday at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library under the title “St. Martin culture from an American perspective. The Conscious Lyrics Foundation

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Pensioners received cost of living adjustment

St. Maarten – The cost of living adjustment has been paid at the end of last year to pensioners, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday. For employees at the Coast Guard, the payment hinges on a technical detail. The ministry needs to reach a

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St. Maarten number plate law almost ready

St. Maarten – The number plate legislation will go to the Council of Advice this week and it should be ready for approval by the parliament by the end of this month, Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday. The legislation is designed to final

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Preparations underway to meet Dutch senators

St. Maarten – The preparations are well under way for the public to meet with members of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament who will be on the island this Thursday to meet the public at an open event. “I am very pleased,” said President o

Opinion - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Letter: A New Dawn

2012 will always be remembered and considered a year of trials, loss and knowledge gained. Nevertheless, I embrace 2013 with a stronghold, positivity and gratitude to be a part of it, giving me the opportunity to take all learnt to better my personal

French St. Martin News - Posted by on January 8, 2013

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Letter: CPA on the scene for 2013

We have been observing and assessing the mentality and attitude of the government institutions which includes the parliament of St. Maarten since 10-10-10. It is unfortunately sad that we have to inform you that our parliament still does not understa