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Editorial - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Editorial: Good move

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake showed what he is made of after he discovered that a contractor started work on the Foga infrastructure project without valid permits and while there is no budget available to pay for the work. The 6-million guilder pro

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Opinion: Not all drivel

Okay, so we know that tax compliance is up for improvement. Last time we heard something about this, compliance stood between 30 and 35 percent, meaning that 65 to 70 percent is evading the taxman. It is not a new story, but it is a persistent one. S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Union leader says new director Medical Center is corrupt

[caption id="attachment_24292" align="alignleft" width="500"] Staff members at the St. Maarten Medical Center protested yesterday morning against the appointment of Pereira as their new director. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Andrew Dick[/caption] Sta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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PM confirms: oversight committee security service established in April

St. Maarten - Without saying it in so many words, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams confirmed yesterday that before April of this year there actually was no functioning oversight committee for the beleaguered National Security Service VDSM. The se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Minister Lake stops Foga infra-project: Contractor started work but no funds are available

[caption id="attachment_24293" align="alignleft" width="217"] Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake.[/caption] St. Maarten - Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake has ordered his secretary general Louis brown to draft a letter instructing a contractor that started wo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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MET Office: conditions favor storms

MET Office: conditions favor storms

[caption id="attachment_24291" align="alignleft" width="200"] Head of St. Maarten’s meteorological office Joseph Isaac delivers his presentation at the SHTA’s hurricane preparedness seminar at Carl’s Unique Inn on Tuesday. Photo Today / Leo Bro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Retirement age Curacao increases to 65 in 2018

Report describes tough savings measures WILLEMSTAD - Curacao will increase retirement age from 60 to 65 years a bit more than five years from now, in 2018. This is one of the proposals in a leaked plan of the government to get a grip on its perso