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Editorial - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Editorial: The sooner the better (St. Maarten Govt. Integrity Investigation)

Reports about the instruction from the Kingdom Council of Ministers to Governor Holiday – and in particular the reaction to it from the government – have spread like wildfire across the Caribbean. Nearing its third anniversary as an autonomous co

Opinion - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Opinion: Telegraaf Caribbean edition

Anybody excited about the arrival of the Telegraaf in Sint Maarten? On Saturday the Caribbean edition of the latest newspaper in the Netherlands landed left right and center in bars and other places as a promotional item. The paper was old (dated

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Bank says plaintiff’s arguments are “phantasies and delusions”

Court rules October 18 on mortgage-dispute St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance will rule on October 18 in the dispute between Elaine Christopher and the Windward Islands Bank. Christopher took the bank to court claiming that her mortgage c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Bosman law postponed until spring 2014

THE HAGUE /St. Maarten – If the Dutch parliament approve the residence law from Member of Parliament for the VVD, André Bosman, it won’t become effective until March of April at the earliest. Additional research into the practical implementation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Chief Prosecutor Hans Wesselink: “St. Maarten has become a part of me”

Chief Prosecutor Hans Wesselink: “St. Maarten has become a part of me”

Chief Prosecutor Mr. Hans Wesselink. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten /Hilbert Haar – The good news comes at the end of the interview with Mr. Hans Wesselink, the interim Chief Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office. “There are s

St. Maarten Sports - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Central committee met with Tony James Group on football league

St. Maarten – Last Friday the Central Committee heard a presentation from the Tony James Group on the establishment of a St. Maarten youth football camp and program. President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell, who chaired the meeting, said “it was

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Minister Lake meets with Cape Bay residents

St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake met with the residents and Community Council representatives from Cape Bay area earlier this week. Residents voiced their grievances with respect to their neighborhoods and about the upgrades and improve

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Preparations underway to observe St. Maarten’s Constitution Day

St. Maarten – Preparations are well underway to celebrate the third anniversary of St. Maarten achieving country status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A solemn session of the House of Parliament will be held to commemorate the anniversar

Editorial - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Editorial: Predicament (Should civil servants follow orders of the PM not to cooperate with the Dutch Integrity Investigation, or follow and obey orders of the Governor?)

Civil servants have sworn obedience to the governor of St. Maarten and they could find themselves in a rare pickle if the government persists in its position that it will not cooperate with the integrity investigation the governor has been instructed

Opinion - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Opinion: The clock starts ticking today

Is it fair what that darned Dutch government is doing to St. Maarten? Depends whom you ask, we figure. The predominant sentiment in the cabinet is of course that Minister Plasterk – guided by his puppet master Mark Rutte - has pulled a fast one and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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US demands extradition of three suspects – Ex-bodyguard of MP Romain Laville arrested on drugs charges

Curacao / St. Maarten –Spokesman for the Public Prosecutor’s office in Curacao Norman Serphos confirmed to this newspaper yesterday that three men have been arrested at the request of the District Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of N

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Dutch Staatscourant publishes royal decree integrity investigation of St. Maarten: Dutch Minister Plasterk expects full cooperation

St. Maarten – The Staatscourant published yesterday the royal decree about the instruction to Governor Holiday to order an investigation into the functioning of the public administration in St. Maarten. The decree will also be published in the Nati

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Energy specialist: “You have to believe in safety.” SHTA, Chamber, and EB Energy host safety conference

St. Maarten – In collaboration with the St. Maarten Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHTA) and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce (SMCC), oil company GB Energy - which markets and distributes the Texaco brand - hosted a conference on how to impl

Uncategorized - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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William Marlin about Dutch integrity investigation order: “Politicians have brought this upon themselves”

St. Maarten – National Alliance leader William Marlin is back in his role as Member of Parliament and he grabbed the opportunity yesterday in the meeting requested by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Justice Minister Dennis Richardson to gi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Minister Lake meets with Priest about Foga houses

St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake met last week with the board of the One St. Maarten People’s Party (OSPP) led by President Lenny Priest regarding a number of issues of mutual concern. “The meeting was cordial, and the issues that w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 4, 2013

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Now smartphone friendly – Laser 101 radio station revamps its website

St. Maarten– “We’re keeping up with the times. We’re keeping up with social media,” Jennifer Carty said yesterday of her company Altus’ collaboration with radio station Laser 101’s revamped website. “It’s a big step up compared to w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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Davinia Brooks represents St Maarten at Miss Hibiscus

Davinia Brooks represents St Maarten at Miss Hibiscus

[caption id="attachment_25280" align="alignleft" width="400"] Davinia Brooks, the Senior Carnival Queen. Photo Today/Milton Pieters[/caption] St. Maarten - The 2013 Senior Carnival Queen Davinia Brooks, will be attempting to capture another title

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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PM Wescot-Williams: “I think we have that authority” – Civil servants could get order not to talk to investigators

[caption id="attachment_23962" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prime Ministers Sarah Wescot-Williams and Mark Rutte are all smiles in this July file picture, but in the meantime the mood has changed dramatically. Photo today / Milton Pieters[/caption]

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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Electoral reform: Time is too short for fundamental changes

St. Maarten – The time is too short for fundamental changes to the electoral system, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said yesterday at the weekly press briefing in answer to questions from this newspaper. “I am looking at matters that can be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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Departing PM Douglas: Nothing has been offered to me

St. Maarten – Former Member of Parliament for the United People Party, Dr. Ruth Douglas confirmed yesterday evening in a statement that she gave up her spot in parliament “so that the party leader, which in this case is Theo Heyliger may come in.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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PM Wescot-Williams: “Royal decree gives special powers to the governor”

St. Maarten - Allowing an integrity investigation in St. Maarten- as ordered by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to governor Holiday via a royal decree sets a dangerous precedent, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams reiterated during yesterday’s w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 3, 2013

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SHTA endorses DigiKidZ program

GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) met on Tuesday August 24 with José Sommers and Erwin Wolthuis, President and Vice-President of the Foresee Foundation regarding the Digikidz@St.Maarten project; a comprehensive ICT

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Attorney Merx: “Coercion method is unlawful” – Bada Bing-boss suspected of forgery and money laundering

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office confirmed in a press release that Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel has been detained by the National Detective Agency. He is suspected of forgery, failing to file a tax return and money laundering. Van den

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Bandell unhappy with imposed investigation

HILVERSUM – Ronald Bandell, the chairman of the Progress Committee Sint Maarten is not happy with the way the Dutch government is forcing St. Maarten to investigate integrity, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. “That the integrity needs

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Ruth Douglas submits resignation to parliament

St. Maarten – Member of Parliament Dr. Ruth Douglass submitted her resignation to Parliament yesterday. According to sources, the MP and member of the United People’s Party (UP) resigned to make space for UP party leader Theo Heyliger. Douglas an

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Opinion: Old hat (Integrity Investigation of St. Maarten Govt by Dutch Kingdom)

It is a pity that the controversy surrounding the instruction the Kingdom Council of Ministers gave to Governor Holiday had deteriorated into a shouting match wherein terms like neocolonialism, illegal, unconstitutional and paternalistic are just a f

Editorial - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Editorial: Ambush

Ronald Bandell, chairman of the Progress Committee Sint Maarten has come to the rescue of the government in the controversy over the instruction to Governor Holiday to initiate an integrity investigation. Bandell says that the measure the Kingdom

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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St. Maarten Cabinet objects to integrity investigation strategy of Dutch Kingdom government; but: Standing orders have option to instruct the governor

St. Maarten – In a memorandum to the Second Chamber dated July 15, 2011 the Dutch government gave an extensive explanation about the so-called guarantee-function – an article in the Kingdom Charter designed to protect basic rights and freedoms, l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 2, 2013

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Damaged telephone cabinet causing interruption in service

St. Maarten – An early morning accident in the Simpson Bay area left a TelEm Group telephone cabinet totally damaged yesterday interrupting landline and internet services to the area. The damage was reported by a concerned member of the public w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 1, 2013

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Potential sponsors don’t react – Living Statues Festival uncertain for this year

St. Maarten – The future of the Living Statues Festival in St. Maarten is uncertain because the Kultura Regulation of the Mondriaan Foundation – the main sponsor of the 2011 and 2012 edition – has ceased to exist. Loekie Morales, President of t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 1, 2013

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Van den Heuvel detained after interrogation

St. Maarten - Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel voluntarily returned from the Netherlands to St. Maarten to make a statement to the National Detective Agency about the perceived bribery-case that involves independent MP Patrick Illidge and possibly

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