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Opinion - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Integrity assessment (of Country St. Maarten) (1)

What would a national integrity system assessment of St. Maarten look like? Critics of Transparency International’s reports say that the findings are to general; at times they have even been compared to “a refined Google search.” Below is part

Editorial - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Editorial: Transparency

There is plenty of space for improvement in the field of transparency in St. Maarten. We all know this, so it is nothing new really. The government has to be transparent in its decision making and the body that controls the government-the parliament-

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Cole Bay Ice Plant operations halted because of non-compliance

St. Maarten – Inspector General, Dr. Earl Best explains in a statement to the press yesterday that the Inspectorate of the Ministry of VSA would like to inform the general people about recent unofficial publications in the media concerning the Cole

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Family members Miss Curacao arrested on drugs charges

WILLEMSTAD – Eline de Pool, recently crowned as Miss Curacao, may lose her crown because her father, her brother, her uncle and two of her cousins were arrested last Saturday for drugs and weapons possession. The 19-year-old won with her title the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Parliament accepts credentials UP-leader Theo Heyliger

St. Maarten – UP-leader Theo Heyliger will take up the seat in parliament Dr. Ruth Douglass vacated as soon as he is sworn in by Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday. A committee consisting of MPs Dr. Lloyd Richardson, Patrick Illidge and Johan Leonard ex

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Chandra Offringa: Profile of a young entrepreneur

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – Amidst the current political turmoil gripping St. Maarten, with its integrity in doubt and its image as a morally bankrupt place hardening in the minds of many observers, life still goes on. There are other stories b

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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APS and PM sign agreement on completion new administration building

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams signed an agreement yesterday with the National Pension Fund APS towards the understanding of exploring the financing possibilities between government and the APS which will go towards the completion

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Auction Christopher’s land continues as scheduled

St. Maarten – The auction of Elaine Christopher’s property in Statia will continue as scheduled tomorrow. On Friday, the Court in First Instance heard arguments in summary proceedings about the auction that is scheduled to take place tomorrow. Ch

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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St. Maarten Parliament approves inheritance law

St. Maarten – The parliament approved several pieces of civil legislation yesterday without much ado. Among the approved draft laws is the national ordinance on inheritance and donations. “This law will improve the position of the surviving sp

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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St. Maarten Aids Foundation launches youth wing

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Aids Foundation officially launched its Youth Wing at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Friday evening. Community Projects Coordinator Kimberley Meijers oversaw the event and led an information session with the new memb

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 8, 2013

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Website St. Maarten parliament out of date

St. Maarten – The website of the Parliament of St. Maarten contains outdated information and does not provide current information about central committee and parliament meetings. Yesterday the website’s home page featured a truckload of storie