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Editorial - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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Editorial: That’s where the money is

Willy Sutton is no longer with us but his legacy lives on. During his lifetime, Sutton robbed more than one hundred banks. Asked by a judge why he was committing these crimes the Irish-American bank robber quipped “Because that’s where the money

Opinion - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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Opinion: Through the mud

It is not the first time we hear stories about the civil service that are beyond belief. We hear that unnamed civil servants have the nerve to erase the signatures of ministers on documents that subsequently disappear into a deep drawer and that are

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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E-coli bacteria found in samples Inspectorate suspends Cole Bay Ice

St. Maarten - After two weeks of investigations into the operations and safety standards of ice manufacturing plants, the Inspectorate of Public Health has found at least one facility below standard. Food safety inspectors say they found E. coli, ba

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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Irene Scott wins trip to North Sea Jazz festival

St. Maarten – Oasis 96.3 FM listener Irene Scott is named the winner of the Curacao North Sea Jazz festival draw on Friday. Oasis 96.3 FM together with the Curacao Tourist Board and Travel Planners collaborated for this year’s grand giveaway; a g

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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Uncertainty about justified spending of $326 million – Sona-subsidies may have disappeared into thin air

St. Maarten – The foundation for the development of the Netherlands Antilles (Sona) is not sure whether €270 million ($362 million) has been spent according to the rules, the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) reported yesterday. The uncertainty is due to wha

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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“IP addresses should be available” Lake reacts to yellow journalism debate

St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake says he welcomes the debate here and abroad in other parts of the Kingdom with respect to his proposal related to ‘yellow journalism’ and responsible journalism. ‘Yellow journalism’ is described

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Cft: Positive financial result

First Semiannual financial report Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba St. Maarten – The public entities Bonaire and Saba closed 2012 with a positive result and herewith they have strengthened their reserves. The progress in the area of financial man

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Joint controls resumes September

St. Maarten - Joint controls conducted by members of the Labor and Public Health Inspectorate, SZV, Immigration and Coast Guard are set to resume next month. So says Inspector General Dr. Earl Best who made the announcement yesterday as he reported o

Uncategorized - Posted by on August 28, 2013

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Workers reject 50 percent Cola payment

GREAT BAY- Civil servants and teachers have now expressed the desire to have the complete payment of their cost of living adjustment (Cola) indexed to their salaries, following a general membership meeting last week. The workers who fall under the