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EenVandaag broadcast criticizes St. Maarten “Financial supervision does not function”

EenVandaag broadcast criticizes St. Maarten “Financial supervision does not function”

[caption id="attachment_22419" align="alignleft" width="550"] Former head of the Finance Department Bas Roorda during the EenVandaag broadcast on Tuesday. Photo screenshot EenVandaag.[/caption] St. Maarten – Financial supervision does not functi

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

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Father of Reid Jr. makes bold statement

Father of Reid Jr. makes bold statement

Morgan stands still for a few seconds between Mark Reid Sr and Fabian Steele after glancing briefly at the window on the tiny white coffin where her two month old son lied during the private viewing and thanks giving service which took place yest

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

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Jewels Forever robber sentenced to 7 years

St. Maarten – There was good news and bad news for Gilbert Chevalier and Johan Alberto Romney in the Court in First Instance yesterday but when everything was said and done both defendants were sent away with 7 years of imprisonment for different a

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

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No mistakes in semiannual report of Cft

WILLEMSTAD – Recently several newspapers in St. Maarten wrote that the most recent semiannual report of the Board of financial supervision (College financieel toezicht Curaçao en Sint Maarten - Cft), offers a misinterpretation of facts. The Board

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

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Swing bridge underway to St. Maarten

St. Maarten – The swing bridge that is to become part of the causeway across the Simpson Bay Lagoon was put aboard the 8,200 ton cargo vessel Marietje Andrea yesterday by shipyard Hollandia in Krimpen aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. The ship sai

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

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Burglar on crutches sentenced to 8 months

St. Maarten – Gerard Alexander Richardson hobbled into the courtroom on crutches yesterday morning to give account for a burglary in a home on the A.T. Illidge Road on July 21 of last year. He left not long afterwards with an 8-month prison sentenc

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Marlin outlines new parking strategy

St. Maarten - By the end of April paid parking at the Clem Labega Ministry is expected to be  restructured with new devices placed to better coordinate and control parking in that area. Ministry of Vromi, William Marlin gave an update on to Parliame

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Mild sentence for firearm possession

St. Maarten – The first trial stemming from the Bada Bing bribery-investigation played out in court on Tuesday, though the defendant has nothing to do with payment of kickbacks by strip club owner Jaap van den Heuvel to Independent parliamentarian

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Monkeys to be relocated from prison by traps

Monkeys to be relocated from prison by traps

[caption id="attachment_22423" align="alignleft" width="360"] Chief Ranger Etienne Lake is preparing a monkey trap[/caption]St. Maarten – Management of the Pointe Blanche prison recently contacted the Nature Foundation regarding issues it had with

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Pantophlet calls on Chamber of Commerce to update registry

St. Maarten -Huge discrepancies between the figures that the government and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry have for businesses on the island, need to be resolved soon, Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet says. While the Ministry and Tax

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St. Maarten to establish film commission

St. Maarten - Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Romeo Pantophlet foresees St. Maarten’s tax base expanding significantly over the next year as more foreign direct investment is attracted to the island. Pantophlet, in responding to questions

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Foga identified as possible area for relocation

St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) is “racing against the clock” to find property to relocate residents of Colebay who have up until June 30 to occupy social homes there.  Deputy Prime Minister with responsibi

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Law on residence permit fee reaches parliament by May

St. Maarten - By the end of May, Minister of Justice Roland Duncan wants to have legislation on fees for items such as residence permits be brought to Parliament. The proposal is to charge 15 hundred guilders per year for any type of residence per

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

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Pantophlet: Only 6 new stores for harbor

St. Maarten - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Romeo Pantophlet refuted claims by Democratic Party Parliamentarian Petrus Leroy de Weever that 24 new stores were to be established at the harbor soon. De Weever, on Tuesday contended that he ha