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Editorial - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Editorial: Tango

It takes two to tango. That is a loud and clear conclusion from the addresses about good governance and corruption at the SHTA meeting yesterday. Governments cannot be corrupt without counterparts in the private sector that are prepared to pay bribes

Opinion - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Opinion: Serious concerns (about the human trafficking report)

The American Trafficking in Persons report paints a bleak picture of St. Maarten though at the same time it shows a certain lack of understanding for how things work in our country. The authors of the report for instance commends the government fo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Report: 15,000 vulnerable to forced labor in St. Maarten “High-level officials involved in human trafficking”

By Hilbert Haar – "St. Maarten is a source, transit and destination for women, children and men subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor", the American State Department writes in its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report. “An estimated 15,000

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Heavy equipment company starts cleanup in St. Peters

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake (second from right) poses for a picture together with heavy equipment operator Edwin Hodge and his wife Sharon to his left and social activist Koto Wilson to his right and with Topsic workers. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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SHTA discusses corruption and good governance “Private sector has shared responsibility”

SHTA-President Emil Lee shares a word with Transparency International’s Alma Balcazar. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten – “For a government to be corrupt there must be a counterpart in the private sector.” With that statement Alma

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Philipsburg Jubilee Library Launches e-Book and e-Reader Collection

Philipsburg Jubilee Library Launches e-Book and e-Reader Collection

Prime Minister already has the Bible on her BlackBerry Librarian Annelies Starreveld demonstrates the eBook search system. In the background on the first row are from left Library director Monique Alberts, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Ed

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2013

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Emancipation Day theme: How free are we?

Committee announces program cultural manifestation   St. Maarten - Emancipation Day, Monday July 1, is an official holiday and all stores will be closed for the 150th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery presented its program during a press