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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Dr. Claude Wathey wreath laying ceremony

Dr. Claude Wathey wreath laying ceremony

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reflected on the 87th birthday of political icon and co-founder of the Democratic Party Dr. Claude Wathey. The prime minister, who led the delegation of the Council of Ministers yesterday at the annual wreath layi

Editorial - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Editorial: Failure

Finance Minister Hassink announced yesterday that the amended 2013 budget will be ready for approval by the parliament by the end of next month, or at the beginning of September. The minister inherited a flawed budget and he has to deal with it. A

Opinion - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Opinion: Responsibility

We live in a constitutional democracy. That is wonderful: we've got laws (plenty of them) and everybody is supposed to abide by them. The real power in our society is in the hands of just fifteen people - the members of our parliament. That's the way

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Drugs-related murder punished with 14 years

Drugs-related murder punished with 14 years

Stevenson Pinder enters the courthouse in this July 4, 2013 file picture. Photo Today / Leo BrownOne convict Gumbs-killing still on the run St. Maarten - Stevenson Pinder underwent his sentencing for the Gaston Gumbs murder yesterday with visi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Hassink says budget ready for parliament by end of August

St. Maarten - Finance Minister Maarten Hassink expects that the amended 2013 budget will be ready to go to parliament by the end of August or early September. Hassink was forced to take 30 million guilders in revenue out of the original budget and re

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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70 Students depart for Netherlands on Sunday

St. Maarten - On Sunday 70 students from St. Maarten will depart on the 12.30 p.m. flight to Amsterdam where they will continue their studies in the capital, in nearby Diemen, The Hague or Rotterdam. Two representatives of the study financing departm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Hapless armed robber sentenced to 36 months

St. Maarten - "The reasons why you took part in this robbery are sad, but they are no justification," Judge Mr. Tamara Tijhuis told 25-year old Don Joseph Junior Leogal yesterday in the Court in First Instance before sentencing him to 36 months impri

Uncategorized - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Dutch Prime Minister Rutte visits Port of St. Maarten

Mingo very pleased with visit prime minister and delegation St. Maarten – The cruise tourism figures for cruise and cargo movements in 2012 for the three Kingdom countries of Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten were given to Dutch Prime Minister Mark

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 25, 2013

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Suspect Dayalani-murder to court in November

St. Maarten - The Court in First Instance moved the trial of 30-year old Robertson Craig P., a suspect in amongst other the May 26, 2009 murder of businessman Haresh Dayalani, to November 20. The court has reserved a whole day for the trial that will