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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Mafia-link allegations hurt Corallo’s business

St. Maarten – The letter from Dutch Ambassador Fons Stoelinga to former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in Curacao that contains references to alleged ties between Francesco Corallo and the Sicilian mafia has had dire consequences for the owner of th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Cooperation St. Maarten with supervisor is lacking: Cft toys with instruction from Kingdom Council of Ministers

St. Maarten – The board for financial Supervision Cft subtly points out in its advice about the 2013 draft budget that it has options to advise the Kingdom Council of Ministers to give St Maarten an instruction to put its budget in order. The advi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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“Most illegals are in the hospitality industry” Controls on illegal employees begin

St. Maarten – The mobile unit of the Immigration and Naturalization service IND will step up controls at companies in the search for employees without work permits. Per violation of the law, employers may expect a 5,000 guilders fine. Dur

Editorial - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Editorial: Clean sweep

The immigration department is opening the hunt for illegal employees and warns employers that they will be hit with 5,000-guilder fines for each violation. The actions seem to target especially the hospitality industry since the control unit perceive

Opinion - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Opinion: A salesman’s journey

The presentation by the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in a Central Committee came across as a salesman’s journey designed to sign up new clients. We hear that National Alliance MP Lloyd Richardson took the initiative for the presentat

Opinion - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Opinion: That’ll be the day (when parliamentarians would take a hard look at their own functioning)

The United People’s party wants to subject changes to the electoral law to a referendum, we understand from a press statement issued by MP Gracita Arrindell. It is a pity that so far we have not heard a lot about which changes politicians have in

Opinion - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Opinion: The budget (of Country St. Maarten)

The publications from the board for financial supervision Cft are practically always more revealing than the press conferences of our finance minister about the same topic: the budget. While Minister Tuitt shed some light on the findings of the Cft

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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UP discusses electoral reform

St. Maarten - The United People’s (UP) parliamentary faction met with attorney and former Lt. Governor Ralph Richardson on Thursday morning to discuss possible changes to the existing electoral law. “We have a Parliament of 15 members associate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Plasterk arrives Tuesday

St. Maarten – Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk will arrive on Tuesday in St. Maarten where he will meet with Governor drs. Eugène Holiday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and members of her cabinet. Plasterk ends hi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Police-search for missing woman

St. Maarten - A massive search was conducted in the Cay Bay area by the police on Wednesday morning for missing Jamaican Annmarie Lynch. But according to Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos, it yielded no results. Lynch, a salad chef of Pineapple Pete Restaura

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Union alarmed about airline project

St. Maarten - The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (Wicsu/PSU) wants the government to revise its statement or explain why it is in negotiations to set up an airline here when St. Maarten already owns 92 percent of Winair.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 20, 2013

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Seniors make room for new generation: Revolutionary new board Chamber of Commerce

GREAT BAY- The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a new executive board, described by its vice president Hubert Pantophlet as a “revolution” and shift in the face and image of the Chamber. Newly elected president Tamara Leonard yest