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Editorial - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Editorial: Secret service

It becomes slowly but surely clear that our country has been rather sloppy in its dealings with one of the most sensitive departments it has: the National Security Service VDSM. That money has gone missing - or is not properly accounted for - is o

Opinion - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Opinion: Learning experience

It is near impossible not to wonder about how politicians deal with issues that matter. The investigation at the National Security Service VDSM is a case in point. While an opposition MP like Frans Richardson has decided to use the matter as a politi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Dutch trade mission tours on island

Members of the Dutch trade mission that accompanied Prime Minister Rutte on his visit to St. Maarten. The trade mission toured the island to get a better understanding of its economy and infrastructure. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – Acco

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Decree to establish committee nowhere to be found – Oversight committee VDSM never published public annual reports

St. Maarten - The oversight committee for the National Security Service VDSM has since St. Maarten obtained country status in October 2010 never published a public annual report, as is required by the ordinance that regulates the work of the VDSM and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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“New ministers at Finance and Justice offer positive outlook” Rutte discusses finances, justice and integrity

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Sarah Wescot-Williams are all smiles at the press conference. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed St. Maarten's finances and issues related to the Justice Ministry at l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Statistic Department starts with annual National Accounts Survey

St. Maarten – The Department of Statistics (Stat), hereby informs the general public about the start of its National Accounts & Import/Export surveys in 2013. These surveys are carried out amongst business establishments on St. Maarten with an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Witu: Dismissal procedure should include teacher protection

St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Teachers Union (Witu) wants the dismissal procedure law to be revised to reflect protection for teachers from independent termination. Union president Claire Elshot on Tuesday said that although country St. Maarte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 19, 2013

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Incineration plant has Lake’s full attention

Incineration plant has Lake’s full attention

Minister of Infrastructure Lake meets members of the visiting Dutch trade mission on the landfill on Pond Island. To his left are Operational Manager Edelmiro Jansen and Acting Secretary-General Miguel de Weever. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarte