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Editorial - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Editorial: Deadwood

The government has put a stop on hiring new personnel. That sounds like a wise move, even though there will of course always be critical vacancies that must be filled. But for now, with the financial quandary the country has maneuvered itself into

Opinion - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Opinion: Wishy-washy

We don’t know what it is with this much talked-about but hardly understood National Development Plan. Every discussion we hear about it, every initiative we read about, gives us the feeling of a wishy-washy soooo sixties program. It also gives us t

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Corallo reports to Italian authorities

Corallo reports to Italian authorities

Attorney expects detention to be brief ROME / St. Maarten – Atlantis World and BPlus Giocolegale Ltd. owner Francesco Corallo is currently detained in  Rome for questioning about his role in the Banco Popolare di Milano scandal. Corallo volunta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Slap on the wrist for Bada Bing fight – Defendant objects to blindfold and shackles

St. Maarten – Erno Labega Jr. refused to come to court yesterday morning the face charges for his involvement in a fight that took place at the Bada Bing adult entertainment club on February 3, 2011. Labega did not appreciate the security measures

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Government orders stop on hiring new personnel

St. Maarten – The Council of Ministers has agreed to a stop on hiring new personnel in an attempt to balance the 2012 budget. “Critical vacancies have to come to the Council of Ministers for discussion,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams sai

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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‘Star witness’ in Wiels’ case unconfirmed

WILLEMSTAD – It is not clear whether the 43-year-old woman with the initials M.A.B., who was arrested on Saturday, will be presented as a ‘star witness’ in the murder case of the politician and Member of Parliament, Helmin Wiels. According t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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Casino cashier made up robbery to mask theft

St. Maarten – A cashier at the Casino Royale in Maho who invented an armed robbery to mask the theft of close to $2,700 from her employer received a 3-month prison sentence with 1 month conditional in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The 47-y

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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PJD2 and Carnival Foundation re-introduce Caribbean Queen Pageant

PJD2 and Carnival Foundation re-introduce Caribbean Queen Pageant

Senior Carnival Queen 2013 Davinia Brooks with Director and Owner of PJD2 Don Hughes. Brooks will represent St. Maarten in the PJD2 Caribbean Queen Pageant for Carnival 2014.St. Maarten – In the first major announcement for Carnival 2014, the St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 8, 2013

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PM meets with UNDP regional representative

“Island full of possibility, but pockets of poverty remain” St. Maarten – “Like all countries, there are pockets of poverty, there are areas of vulnerability in terms of social cohesion,” Richard Blewitt said of the island yesterday duri