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Editorial - Posted by on March 8, 2013

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Editorial: Another scandal

The bribery-tape featuring independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge has put St. Maarten once more on the map as a Caribbean pirate’s nest in the eyes of our Kingdom partners in the Netherlands. But at the end of the day it is just another s

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Keeping fit ahead of International Women’s Day

Keeping fit ahead of International Women’s Day

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is shown how to jab by the Zumba instructor as a group of women on St Maarten keep fit on the eve of International Women’s Day. Milton Pieters photo. St. Maarten - Just one day before women all over the glo

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Friesland intercepts go-fast with 1,500 kilos of cocaine - Largest drug bust in Coast Guard history

Friesland intercepts go-fast with 1,500 kilos of cocaine – Largest drug bust in Coast Guard history

The Coast Guard found 51 bales of cocaine on the go-fast. Photo Prosecutor’s Office.St. Maarten – The Coast Guard seized a go-fast carrying close to 1,500 kilos of cocaine on Monday, 400 miles south of the island. It is the largest drug bust

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Video footage shows Illidge allegedly taking bribe from Bada Bing – Telegraaf bribery-report targets Illidge and Duncan

[caption id="attachment_14603" align="alignleft" width="216"] Patrick Illidge[/caption] By Hilbert Haar – St. Maarten bashing seems to be all the rage in the Netherlands during the Ipko-meeting. First there was the firestorm over the remunerati

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Salt Pond fish could be poisonous

St. Maarten – Reports continue to reach the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour that individuals have been observed picking up or catching fish from the Salt Pond for possible human consumption. The Salt Pond fish could be p

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Dutch company proposes Cola alternative

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Roland Tuitt has announced that a Holland-based group will be visiting St. Maarten to suggest alternatives to the cost of living adjustment (Cola). Tuitt met with the organization CAOP during his recent visit to the Net

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SBO School board selected

St. Maarten - The new advanced secondary vocational (SBO) training school that is currently under construction in Cay Hill is expected to be completed and handed over by April, Education Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday. The school will hav

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St. Maarten Tourism Authority makes progress

St. Maarten - Preparations for the establishment of the St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA) are ongoing, Tourism Minister Romeo Pantophlet reported on Wednesday. He indicated that Council of Ministers had discussed the proposal and sought financial a

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St. Maarten Primie Minister opens information session national development plan

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the first information session on the development of the National Development Plan (NDP) at the University of St. Maarten on Thursday evening. The prime minister started her opening addres