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Editorial - Posted by on September 10, 2013

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Editorial: Departure of MP Laville

Independent MP Romain Laville announced yesterday what may have been his last speech in parliament. That seems a bit early, given the fact that his current term in office only ends after next year’s elections. If it is Laville’s intention neve

Opinion - Posted by on September 10, 2013

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Opinion: Promoting crime

Hans Werdmölder, a cultural anthropologist and criminologist posed an interesting question in an op-ed in the Volkskrant yesterday. “Is it not so that crime is being promoted when starting criminals know there are always free lawyers at the ready?

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2013

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MP Romain Laville announces departure

“I have come to the overwhelming conclusion that we do not care” St. Maarten – Independent MP Romain Laville announced his departure from politics during yesterday’s closing of the 2012/2-13 parliamentary year. “This may be my last spee

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2013

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Marlin wants more control over government-owned companies

Closure parliamentary year 2012-2013 St. Maarten – The closing of the 2012-2013 parliamentary year began yesterday morning with a request by National Alliance MP Louie Laveist to have the parliament examine the credentials of former Vromi-mini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 10, 2013

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Chief Commissioner Wernet sent home – Navarro gets support from parliament

WILLEMSTAD – Chief Commissioner Marlon Wernet has been suspended by Justice Minister Nelson Navarro pending the investigation into the death of Luigi Florentina. But Navarro seemingly still has the confidence of the parliament and he will remain in

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Blue Flag locations evaluated on St. Maarten

International jury to decide on status  St. Maarten - Compliance of St. Maarten’s Blue Flag locations Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and The Yacht Club Isle de Sol with the 2013 Blue Flag criteria was scrutinized and evaluated by national Blue Fl

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Overall unemployment dropped Minister De Weever: “We can build St. Maarten together”

St. Maarten – The overall employment on St. Maarten has dropped as well as that of the youth, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever said in a speech at the Laying the Foundation presentation at the Dutch Quarte