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Opinion: integrity assessment Country St. Maarten: Strengths and weaknesses (2)

This is part 2 of the strengths and weaknesses chapter from Transparency International’s integrity assessment of Curacao. Part 2 appeared in our Thursday edition and part 3 will appear tomorrow. In the Curaçao National Integrity System, party dis

Editorial - Posted by on October 11, 2013

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Editorial: Making October 10 a National Holiday on St. Maarten

The call for making October 10 a national holiday has some merit. St. Maarten has more with the date it obtained autonomy in the Kingdom than with the meaningless Kingdom Day on December 15. Yet the latter date is a day off, and so far October 10 is

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St. Maarten Police Chief Peter De Witte: “New generation will be more outspoken and opinionated”

St. Maarten – “It feels as if the police force is constantly taking exams from a rigid teacher,” Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte said in his address yesterday during the celebration of the third anniversary of the force as an independent enti

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Third anniversary autonomous status Marlin wants national holiday on October 10

St. Maarten – Two years ago, during the parliament’s commemoration of its first anniversary as an autonomous country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands the atmosphere was subdued. “It is like a funeral in here,” Franklin Meyers, at the time Mi

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Mother gets suspended sentence for complicity to sexual assault

St. Maarten – A 38-year-old mother who stood trial in June for complicity to sexual assault on two of her daughters by two of her sons received a significantly lower sentence yesterday than the prosecution had demanded. In June, the prosecution

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 11, 2013

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Peace Is hosts St. Maarten’s Day fundraiser at Taloula Mangos

St. Maarten – “Taloula Mangos will again host the best breakfast on St. Maarten’s Day,” Glenville Blake, president of Peace is Foundation, said yesterday at Taloula Mango restaurant at the Sint Rose Arcade on the Boardwalk. “And this is the

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St. Maarten’s Prime Minister receives update on status of Maho Group

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams received an update from the Maho Group regarding the Maho Group, including Sonesta Maho and Sonesta Great Bay. Besides the prime minister the meeting was attended by Armando Pizzuti, Vice President

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St. Maarten Immigration launches new travel guide and residency brochures

St. Maarten – The Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBP) will be launching its new brand within the coming months. The organization is no longer the Immigration and Naturalization Department (IND). The brand launch will delve deeper into t