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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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WICSU: New concession strategy poses no threat to airport workers

St. Maarten -Unionized workers at the  Princess Juliana International Airport will not lose their jobs as a result of  restructuring that is currently taking place, the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) has assu

Editorial - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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Editorial: Caught in limbo

That the St. Maarten Tourist Authority is slow in becoming a reality is an insult to the term understatement. The Tourist Statistical Information system TSIS is equally caught in limbo. What is wrong with all these people who are supposed to make

Opinion - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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Opinion: Telecom dilemma

There is a moratorium on telecommunication licenses, Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said earlier this week. That is probably a good thing, but what does it really mean? We have to mobile telecom providers: TelEm and UTS. A third one, Corporate Inn

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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Firearms replace security for ministers in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Gun-toting ministers. That will soon be the situation in Curacao when Justice Minister Nelson Navarro, administrative affairs Minister Etienne van der Horst and economic Affairs Minister Stanley Palm will go to work armed with a firearm.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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Moratorium on telecom licenses

Corporate Innovations obtained concession, remains inactive St. Maarten - The government established a moratorium on telecommunication licenses, but the decree regulating the freeze should have been published, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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5 residents receives scholars program awards scholarships

St. Maarten – American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the University of St Maarten (USM) announced yesterday that 5 St. Maarten residents are the 2013 recipients of the AUC/USM Scholars Program awards. The 2013 awardees

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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Tourist Authority an TSIS remain elusive initiatives

St. Maarten - Minister of Economic Affairs Ted Richardson has a full plate in front of him. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams referred on Wednesday to the St. Maarten Tourist Authority as one of the issues that requires his immediate attention. "I

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 2, 2013

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WICSU expresses solidarity with hospital workers

St. Maarten -The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/ Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) has expressed solidarity with the struggle of workers at the St. Maarten Medical Centre. The workers on Wednesday downed tools, and engaged in protest action, a

Editorial - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Editorial: Good move

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake showed what he is made of after he discovered that a contractor started work on the Foga infrastructure project without valid permits and while there is no budget available to pay for the work. The 6-million guilder pro

Opinion - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Opinion: Not all drivel

Okay, so we know that tax compliance is up for improvement. Last time we heard something about this, compliance stood between 30 and 35 percent, meaning that 65 to 70 percent is evading the taxman. It is not a new story, but it is a persistent one. S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Union leader says new director Medical Center is corrupt

[caption id="attachment_24292" align="alignleft" width="500"] Staff members at the St. Maarten Medical Center protested yesterday morning against the appointment of Pereira as their new director. Photo Caribisch Netwerk / Andrew Dick[/caption] Sta

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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PM confirms: oversight committee security service established in April

St. Maarten - Without saying it in so many words, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams confirmed yesterday that before April of this year there actually was no functioning oversight committee for the beleaguered National Security Service VDSM. The se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Minister Lake stops Foga infra-project: Contractor started work but no funds are available

[caption id="attachment_24293" align="alignleft" width="217"] Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake.[/caption] St. Maarten - Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake has ordered his secretary general Louis brown to draft a letter instructing a contractor that started wo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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MET Office: conditions favor storms

MET Office: conditions favor storms

[caption id="attachment_24291" align="alignleft" width="200"] Head of St. Maarten’s meteorological office Joseph Isaac delivers his presentation at the SHTA’s hurricane preparedness seminar at Carl’s Unique Inn on Tuesday. Photo Today / Leo Bro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 1, 2013

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Retirement age Curacao increases to 65 in 2018

Report describes tough savings measures WILLEMSTAD - Curacao will increase retirement age from 60 to 65 years a bit more than five years from now, in 2018. This is one of the proposals in a leaked plan of the government to get a grip on its perso

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