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Editorial - Posted by on August 14, 2013

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Editorial: Short-term contracts

The Council of Advice played the ball right back at the Central Committee when suddenly a question popped up about the infamous short-term labor contracts. Never mind that in civil law there are only two types of labor contracts: temporary and perman

Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2013

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Opinion: Attitude

Civil servants do not seem to understand what they are: servants. That impression was once more emphasized by Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin yesterday when she spoke about workshops her office is giving to civil servants. The standard of proper conduc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 14, 2013

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Another fish die-off in Great Salt Pond

Another fish die-off in Great Salt Pond

Workers are being busy to get all the dead fish out of the waters yesterday. Photo Today/Milton PietersSt. Maarten – Water quality tests were carried out by the nature Foundation in the Great Salt Pond from August 7 until August 12  in order t

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Ombudsman Arduin in Central Committee: “Civil servants have attitude as if they are fourth power”

From left Secretary General Patricia Philips, Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin and legal counsel Marlon Hart. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten – Civil servants are taking part in workshops organized by the office of the Ombudsman to educate them about

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RST raids six houses and real estate office

Three more arrests in international drugs investigation St. Maarten – The Detective Collaboration Team RST searches six houses and the office of an unidentified real estate company early yesterday morning in the Maho and Simpson Bay area. The RS

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Government one step closer to presenting return on investment study

St. Maarten- Government will soon be able to present its findings on a two year Return on Investment (ROI) study that was commissioned by the Education Ministry. The study sought to find out how St. Maarten has benefited from the annual approval of h

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Changes to be made in current causeway design – Lake observes roundabout test-run

Minister Maurice Lake along with the contractor, consultants and other government officials discussing the test-run carried out by the 40-footer container truck.  Photo DCOMM St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake was present to observe th

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Presentation Council of Advice attracts minimal interest MPs

Members of the Council of Advice listen intently to members of the Central Committee. From left Jan Beaujon, Mavis Brooks-Salmon, Gaston Bell and Mike Alexander. Photo Today / Leo BrownSt. Maarten - The Council of Advice made a presentation to me