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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2013

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Tax rates St. Maarten among world’s highest

St. Maarten – A KMPG-survey shows that the tax rates in St. Maarten are among the highest in the world. In a field of the top forty countries with the highest rates, St. Maarten takes the number 10 spot for incomes of $100,000 and the thirteenth sp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2013

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Court denies request, but appeal is still pending: Attorney seeks release King murder-suspect

St. Maarten – Attorney Brenda Brooks seeks the immediate release of her client Meyshane Kemar J., the main suspect in the September 21, 2012 murder of Thelma and Michael King, but a first attempt to achieve this stranded in the Court in First Insta

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Argument ends in shooting: prosecution demands 4 years

St. Maarten – Siegerd Basilio L. is facing 4 years of imprisonment for attempted manslaughter on a man on October 10 of last year. The court will rule on the case on February 6. The defendant got into an argument with a man who came to visit his g

Editorial - Posted by on January 18, 2013

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Editorial: Street vendors

Street vendors without a permit to peddle their hats, bags and beach dresses on the Boardwalk without a permit have nothing to fear from the justice system for the time being. Of the five permit-less vendors that were summoned to court yesterday just

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 18, 2013

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Street vendor fined for working without permit

St. Maarten – Of the five defendants that were summoned to court yesterday for selling hats, bags and dresses on the Boardwalk without a permit, just one showed up. Marie Judith Isaac, a 46-year-old who has a stand on the tourist market along the

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Ferrier to Minister Pantophlet: “We already have an airline”

St. Maarten – “Minister Pantophlet: You already own an airline,” chairman of the former ad hoc committee for Winair Michael Ferrier wrote in a statement to this newspaper yesterday. Ferrier reacted to statements by Pantophlet during the presen

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Gas and diesel price to change

St. Maarten – Due to the International developments in the oil market, the gas and diesel price will be adjusted as of tomorrow, a statement by the Minister of Tourism Romeo Pantophlet said. The current price for unleaded gasoline now is 247,000

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Kwan Tung Bar & Restaurant closed for business

St. Maarten - For reasons which still remains unclear, the management of Kwan Tung Bar & Restaurant which is situated on the Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard was forced to close down it daily operations yesterday. This sudden closure came about during th

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Soft drug users get conditional fine

St. Maarten – It was not a happy ending of the year for Charles Henri Bonnaud and Williams Martes when they ran into a traffic control on December 30. The butt of a just finished joint in the car’s ashtray gave officers reason to search the vehic

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Public Health Minister De Weever: National wellness approach is gaining momentum

St. Maarten - For 2013 it’s all about promoting jobs and protecting people, Dr. Cornelius de Weever said at Wednesday’s launch of the governing program. With responsibility for the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA),

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PM opens Captain’s briefing

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave the opening address at the 8th annual Captain’s Briefing of the US Superyacht Association at the IGY Isle De Sol Yacht Club in Simpson Bay on Wednesday. The Focus of this year’s briefing was

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Schotte stays away from future elections

WILLEMSTAD – Movemento Futuro Korsou leader Gerrit Schotte says that he will no longer take part in elections as long as election reforms are not implemented. Schotte said that he can no longer agree with “the current democracy on the island.”