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Editorial - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Editorial: Alarming diabetes trend

Yes, we all know by now that the diabetes trend is alarming – also in St. Maarten. The question is: what do we do to buck the trend? So far, we have to depend on organizations like the Diabetes Foundation but – with all respect for their effor

Opinion - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Opinion: Balance sheet

A balance sheet has two sides: assets and liabilities. When the discussion turns to immigrants, and especially to illegal immigrants, there is a tendency to look at only one side of the balance sheet. You’re right: people tend not to look at the as

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Grave concerns about pension fund – Finance Minister will comply with Audit Chamber recommendations

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Maarten Hassink wrote in a letter to the General Audit Chamber’s chairman Ronald Halman on October 3 that he is ready to comply with the recommendations the chamber outlines in its financial compliance review report

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Hassink drops turnover tax for exports to Saba and Statia

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Maarten Hassink confirmed on Friday evening that he will exempt products that are exported directly to Saba and Statia of the 5 percent turnover tax. As Prime Minister Wescot-Williams indicated earlier, a request to h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Insel Air’s Kluijver warns against higher taxes

WILLEMSTAD – Increasing taxes will lead to job losses in the aviation industry. Albert Kluijver, CEO of Insel Air, pointed this out during the State of the Industry conference of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in Martinique last week.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Prime Distributors donates to Bikers for Boobs

Prime Distributors donates to Bikers for Boobs

As far as the eye can see, Harley Davidsons in all designs and size proceed with caution along the Airport Boulevard  on their way to the French side of the island. Photo Today / Milton PietersSt. Maarten - Breast Cancer awareness will not be a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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All set for Fête de la Cuisine

Henri Brookson, Chairman of the Top Promotion Foundation – the initiator of the Fête de la Cuisine – with his wife Agnes. Photo Art of Living Magazine.St. Maarten – The start of the annual Fête de la Cuisine is right around the corner whe

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 21, 2013

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“Diabetes trend is alarming”

St. Maarten - Sarah Wescot-Williams opened the Diabetes Conference on Friday soon after her return from the Netherlands where she highlighted the importance of a joint approach to combatting the disease. The conference, organized by the Windward Isla