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Editorial - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Editorial: Core tasks of Government

The initiative to do a study into the core tasks of government is a good one, for sure. It is also an initiative that could lead to some unrest in the civil service, certainly after Prime Minister Wescot-Williams floated the idea to outsource certain

Opinion - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Opinion: Tough measures

That the country is in dire financial straits is no secret and it makes the job for a minister of finance challenging, to say the least. The 2013 budget is still a big pain in the sense that the necessary amendments still have not been approved by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Cockfights, prostitution and early release on the line Constitutional Court rules this afternoon

St. Maarten - In a surprise move, the Constitutional Court will pronounce its verdict this afternoon in the case of the Ombudsman against the government of St. Maarten. Originally the verdict was planned for September 30. The court session begins at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Conditional sentence for attack on racist co-worker

St. Maarten – On February 23, Terrence Denicio Pantophlet gave in to his frustration and anger about a co-worker at the French-side company that distributed Presidente-beer and ill-treated the man who constantly pestered him with racist remarks lik

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Minister Hassink wants financial flexibility “Zero budget deficit is a mission impossible”

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Maarten Hassink will put St. Maarten’s financial position into perspective when he makes his presentation to the parliament about the amendment to the 2013 budget. September 2 has been set as a tentative date for th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Conditional sentence for attack on prison guard

St. Maarten – Jefferson Ingemar La Pas was back in court once more yesterday. After his involvement in a robbery at Ricky’s pawnshop in 2007 for which he served 22 months and an undisclosed other crime that earned him a 5-year prison sentence, La

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Core task study examines all civil service functions

St. Maarten – The core task study the government has initiated could result in outsourcing certain services, but how all this is going to work out did not immediately become clear at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “The last

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 15, 2013

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Peak period hurricane season starts today

St. Maarten – The start of the peak period of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season starts today and runs until around October 15, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) stated in a press release. It is appealing to residents not to let their guar