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Editorial - Posted by on September 3, 2013

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Editorial: Core tasks

Finance Minister Hassink’s mission impossible continued with a debate in the central committee yesterday. The minister is miffed that politicians in the Netherlands picked up on his statement – that a zero-budget deficit may be a mission impossib

Opinion - Posted by on September 3, 2013

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Opinion: Let’s talk about drugs

The discussion about drugs policy is an interesting one. Decades ago already a policeman in Amsterdam called Appie Baantjer called for the decriminalization of drugs, because the damage drug addicts caused to the community in the Dutch capital alone

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 3, 2013

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Browllia Maillard Campus hit by vandals

Browllia Maillard Campus hit by vandals

The fire service vehicle at the school campus yesterday. Photo DCOMM St. Maarten – Classes at the Mac School Browllia Maillard Campus will be back to normal on today starting at 8 a.m. Yesterday teachers, parents and pupils were confronted

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Finance Minister Hasssink: “Fixing 2013 budget is a waste of my time”

Finance Minister Maarten Hassink (middle) during yesterday’s Central Committee. Photo Pearl FMSt. Maarten – “80 Percent of my time is spent on getting the 2013 budget fixed. For 50 percent, that is a waste of time, and it does not give me time

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“It is all about the show, not about parliament” – MP Marlin vents his anger about ruling by Arrindell

[caption id="attachment_24813" align="alignleft" width="250"] MP Roy Marlin: “This is not a playschool.” Photo Today / Leo Brown[/caption]St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin became incensed when parliament President Drs. Gracita Arrind

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Mosquito fogging starts Thursday

St. Maarten – The Section General Health Care announces that mosquito fogging will commence on Thursday in the Cole Bay and Belvedere areas. Residents are however strongly advised to continue to step up measures at homes and businesses to mitiga

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Online course participant speaks on National Development Plan – Davis: Make yourselves be heard

St. Maarten – “The prime minister has thrown down a friendly challenge to ensure that everyone is involved in the development of the nation and to take part in what we are called to do. Make yourselves be heard,” Rodney Davis, participant in th

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SER meets with Development Fund

St. Maarten – The board of the Social Economic Council (SER) met with the interim director Keith Franca of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) on Wednesday. The SER has taken the initiative to gain better insight in the activities of the NGO-co