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Editorial - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Editorial: Whistleblowers

Attorney-General Dick Piar addressed an interesting issue last Friday: the protection of whistleblowers. Why is this important? Piar notes correctly that many people live in a culture of fear and that they simply do not dare to report abuse – wheth

Opinion - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Opinion: Cheers

Last week we wrote about the trial of Terrence Pantophlet. A couple of days later, Terrence visited our office to explain something, and we gladly share this with our readers. Terrence is a truck driver who delivers Presidente beer for a French-si

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Piar wants legislation to protect whistleblowers

WILLEMSTAD – “Corruption must be tackled harshly. This is why it is necessary to establish legal guarantees that regulate the position of whistleblowers within our communities in the Kingdom,” said Attorney-General Dick Piar on Friday at the in

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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New President Common Court of Justice Van der Poel: “We have reached the limit with budget cuts”

St. Maarten / WILLEMSTAD – The Common Court of Justice had reached the limits of what it is able to deliver with the current staff in terms of quality justice. With that message Judge Evert-Jan van der Poel announced his colors during is installati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Copa Airlines adds two flights for high season

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Ted Richardson is happy to report that Copa Airlines will be adding two additional weekly flights in December bringing the airlines airlift to the destination to four. The two additional flights will mean 9,776

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Lake: Transparency into housing foundation operations a must

St. Maarten – Minister of Vromi Maurice Lake met with the management and supervisory board members of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) on August 8. Minister Lake has advised the board to execute a quick scan operational a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Minister Lake looking into issues at kadaster

St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake has already met with employees, board and management of the Kadaster as well as the Ombudsman regarding operational matters and issues of concern. Minister Lake said on Sunday that he will be following

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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PM holds meeting with board PM: SER essential to inclusive stakeholder dialogue

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams held a meeting with the board of the Social Economic Council (SER) prior to the official opening of their brand new building at Harbor View on Friday. During the meeting the prime minister was pres

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2013

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Wescot-Williams explains developments Constitutional Court

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams gave an explanation on Friday on recent discussions within the community on the developments with regards to the Constitutional Court. Late last week the Constitutional Court heard cases brought by