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Editorial - Posted by on November 12, 2013

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Editorial: A sense of reality

Culture Minister Patricia Lourens gave the St. Maarten Day celebration a sense of reality with her remark that economic cooperation between the French and the Dutch side of the islands will not materialize. At the same time, we feel a hint of resi

Opinion - Posted by on November 12, 2013

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Opinion: Don’t kill the Corporate Governance Council

If it is up to Sint Maarten government, the Corporate Governance Council will die a slow and silent death. Within soon (November 16, 2013 to be exactly) the term for which the five members of the Corporate Governance Council were appointed will expir

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Man killed in Sucker Garden

St. Maarten – On Saturday evening Rundell Bobb was gunned down in his car at the carwash located behind Patricia’s Bar in Sucker Garden. The 23-year-old was at the receiving end of what must have been a torrent of bullets. Some witnesses spoke of

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Minister Lourens at St. Maarten Day celebration: “Economic cooperation with the French side will not materialize”

St. Maarten – Yesterday’s celebration of Sint Maarten Day marked the 265th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Concordia in 1648. There was a proper celebration at the Festival Village with a parade of uniformed services and speeches from

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Volkskrant examines Richardson’s passport-for-migrants statement

Journalist Jean Mentens asked permission twice to quote Justice Minister St. Maarten– Shortly after the Volkskrant published an article in which Justice Minister Dennis Richardson was quoted as saying that he wanted easier access to Dutch passpo

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Arrindell: support victims typhoon in the Philippines

St. Maarten –Last week Friday’s super typhoon Haiyan caused catastrophic damage to part of the island-chain of the Philippines. Parliament President Gracita Arrindell expressed in a press release support for legitimate relief efforts. The numb

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Winair expands fleet and adds new destinations

St. Maarten - Windward Island Airways International (Winair) will add  additional aircraft to its fleet and four new desinations to its route map starting December 15. Soon the airline will receive leased ATR 42 aircraft with a capacity of 48 pas

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UTS celebrates tenth anniversary

St. Maarten —Chief Operating Officer Glen Carty described the last ten years for the United Telecommunications Service (UTS) in Sint Maarten as utterly fantastic.  “If it was not for the customers in the St. Maarten and St. Martin and the neighb