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Telegraaf newspaper deals St. Maarten another black eye: “Corruption-island” ducks Coast Guard funding

St. Maarten – The Telegraaf, the largest daily with a circulation of around 500,000 copies, labeled St. Maarten yesterday as a “corruption-island” in the headline above a story by Bart Olmer and Alex de Vries about the proposed cuts in the Coas

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Minister Plasterk: “Budget cuts are matter for country St. Maarten”

THE HAGUE – Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Plasterk says that budget cuts at the Public Prosecutor’s office, the police and the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche) are matter for the autonomous country St. Maarten. The Ministe

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MPs get 30 percent more than colleagues in Curacao

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament in St. Maarten receive a remuneration that is approximately 30 percent higher than what their colleagues in Aruba and Curacao get. Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk writes this in answer

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Pantophlet: Licenses being used to get residence permits

St. Maarten - An abuse of the business license procedure by foreign nationals has prompted Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet to place more than two dozen requests on hold as the government seeks a way to block the practice. Pantophlet told P

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Demand 12 months on appeal for gun possession

St. Maarten – Solicitor-General Taco Stein demanded 12 months imprisonment on appeal against Norvin Adelbert W. for firearm possession. Of the demand, 6 months are conditional. The defendant was stopped by a police patrol on August 1 of last yea

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New flat base rate on cellphones

St. Maarten - Telecommunications Minister Romeo Pantophlet is currently studying a new proposal that would see industry concessionaires paying a flat fee for the spectrum supervised by Bureau Telecommunication and Post  (BTP) instead of paying for e

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Nine injured in massive car accident

Nine injured in massive car accident

The last passenger from the Suzuki Van is rushed to a waiting ambulance after he was extracted from his vehicle.St. Maarten - The ‘Jaws of Life’ had to be used to extract the driver whose car collided head on with a vehicle that was travelling in

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Pantophlet and Tuitt differ on “sin tax”

St. Maarten - It did not appear to be a slip of the tongue when Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Romeo Pantophlet told Parliament’s Central Committee that he is opposed to additional taxes being placed on the alcohol and tobacco industry. T