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Editorial - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Editorial: Interesting challenge

There is a significant queue of draft ordinances waiting for approval at the parliament. It is a sad testimony to the lackluster performance of the fifteen MPs that are supposed to represent the interest of the people that elected them. Why all th

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Opinion: Imagination at work

A laptop for every child. That's the message UP-MP Johan Leonard brought back from a Parlatino meeting in Colombia. It is not a new idea, of course, and it is also not something that is likely to happen anytime soon in St. Maarten. First of all, l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Former Minister Buncamper-Molanus not off the hook yet: Criminal investigation into lease-land scandal this year

In June Claudius Buncamper received a Paul Harris Fellowship award from the Rotary Club of St. Maarten, of which his wife is the president. Pictures from left to right are Danny Ramchandani, Prime-Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Claudius Buncampe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Fifteen draft ordinances await parliament’s approval

St. Maarten - There are at least fifteen draft ordinances - all related to the civil code - awaiting approval by the parliament. The parliament website actually lists 18 draft ordinances, but some of them have already been approved by the parliament,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Mandela, the black Rapunzel

Asha Mandela displays her record 21 feet dread locks during the ‘Summer Edification’ program which was organized by the Freedom Fighters Foundation at the Belair Community Center on Sunday. Milton Pieters Photo.St. Maarten - With hair weighing ju

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Brooks Tower Agreement process closed

St. Maarten – The Brooks Tower Agreement (BTA) process is closed, a press release from the Immigration and Border Protection Service stated yesterday. There is no possibility to submit a first time request. Only existing permits are being handled,

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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De Weever assists French St. Martin with drinking water

Minister Cornelius De Weever with the Dutch and the French water delegation along with representation of the cooperation agreement at their recent meeting at the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall.St. Maarten – The Minister of Public Health Social Develo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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People’s opinion about National Security scandal: “This island is full of corruption”

St. Maarten – Since Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced the start of the investigation on corruption within the country’s National Security Department last week, many people were surprised and disturbed to hear about another scandal.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Richardson wants strengthening of border control

Richardson wants strengthening of border control

Minister of Justice, Dennis RichardsonSt. Maarten–Minister of Justice, Dennis Richardson, held a meeting with representatives of the police, Coast Guard, Customs, Immigration and Border Protection Services, and the attorney general on border co