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Editorial - Posted by on August 9, 2013

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Editorial: Secret service

The first meeting of the Central Committee after the summer recess certainly did not mark a bright and new beginning. On the contrary, the arguments brought forth by the opposition sounded old and did not make a lot of sense. It was more about emotio

Opinion - Posted by on August 9, 2013

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Opinion: Digital learning

The perception that digital learning will help students improve their results is gaining support. In the Netherlands, the term iPad-schools has become part of current lingo, and in Aruba politicians are now pushing for more digital education – some

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2013

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Telcell’s Brian Mingo weighs in on mobile phone tariffs – ‘No commitment, no good deal’

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – “90% of our business is pre-paid,” Brian Mingo, chief commercial officer (COO) of the Telem Group said in his office at the Soualiga building yesterday. “If I can’t get a commitment from you, I can’t give y

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MP Frans Richardson: “leave it as it is” – Opposition bemoans changes VDSM (Secret Service) oversight committee

St. Maarten – The opportunity was there but for a change all Members of Parliament stuck strictly to the agenda of yesterday’s Central Committee meeting and they did not make a single remark about the investigation into irregularities at the coun

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 9, 2013

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Tougher measures against forged travel documents

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office intends to get tougher with people who attempt to enter the country with forged travel documents. Currently these travelers are routinely sent back where they came from after paying a $300 fine, but in

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Court adjourns stabbing-trial

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of Andrew Cosmos Junior J. until November 13, because his attorney Safira Ibrahim had insufficient time to discuss the final report about the case with her client. The 18-year-old def

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Financial Intelligence Unit gives presentation on supervisory powers

Head of FIU Curacao, Kenneth Dambruck. Photo contributedSt. Maarten – The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Curacao gave its office on St. Maarten a presentation on the essence of an FIU with supervisory powers. Both FIU St. Maarten and FIU Curacao

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Lake meets with timeshare association about infrastructure

Lake meets with timeshare association about infrastructure

Second from right, Minister Maurice Lake meeting with the SMTA Board headed by Chairman Marcel Jarvois (fourth from left). Photo DCOMMSt. Maarten – Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake met with the Board of the St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA),