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Opinion - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Opinion: The Black Peter fraud

Now it turns out that Verene Shepherd, a Jamaican Professor in Social History, has spoken on behalf of the United Nations while she has no right to do so. She is a volunteer who does not get paid by the UN and she speaks for her own account, United N

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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PM about campaign reform: “97 Percent Richardson-motion is already regulated by law”

St. Maarten – The issues independent parliamentarian Frans Richardson raised in a motion about electoral reform in April “are for 97 percent already regulated by law,” Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday. The PM said that she wo

Editorial - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Editorial: Campaign reform

If the statement by Prime Minister Wescot-Williams that 97 percent of the issues independent MP Frans Richardson mentions in his motion for campaign reform is already regulated by law is true, it is indeed time for an awareness campaign. Such a ca

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Dutch blockade on cooperation lifted

St. Maarten – The Dutch government ordered a blockade on cooperation with Sint Maarten for all ministries earlier this year, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Wednesday, adding that the blockade had to do with the fact that St. Maarten h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Information request about integrity-royal decree – Council of State reaction could take three months

THE HAGUE / St. Maarten – The request by Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges to the Advice Department of the Council of State for information about the royal decree that instructs Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday to commission an integrity investig

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Appeals Court confirms rape-conviction

St. Maarten – Nothing changed in the sentence Emanuel Velasquez, 33, received in the Court in First Instance on September 5 of last year for raping an illegal woman in the night from December 30 to 31, 2009, at the Travel Inn in Simpson Bay. The Co

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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St. Maarten’s Prime Minister wants to merge two integrity investigations

St. Maarten –The integrity investigation Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday has been instructed to conduct and the investigation by a committee led by Justice Bob Wit should be merged into a single effort. Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams hinted at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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“Conflict of Interest” – SMMTA: SLAC should be separated from Harbor Group

St. Maarten – President of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) Brian Deher said in a presentation to the Central Committee of Parliament yesterday that the Harbor Group of Companies, which owns the Simpson bay Lagoon Authority Corpora

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Vromi announces road closure Middle Region tomorrow

St. Maarten – Ministry of Vromi announces that there will be no through traffic tomorrow in Middle Region in the vicinity of the Hulda B. Richardson Road intersecting with Middle Region Road. The road closure will be from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. The a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Vromi announces road closure on Backstreet

St. Maarten – Ministry of Vromi announces that there will be no through traffic from the old parliament building/market on Back Street to the intersection by the Cadastre, DC Steeg and up to the juncture near Oranje School tomorrow in connection wi