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Editorial - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Editorial: Postal services

The Soab report about the Postal Services of Sint Maarten shows that the government took it upon itself to establish an independent postal provider on the island, but that it then hopelessly failed to give the organization the funding it needed to do

Opinion - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Letter to editor: Budget your integrity

Dear Editor, The Merriam Webster dictionary defines integrity as follows: 1. Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values - incorruptibility. 2. An unimpaired condition - soundness. 3. The quality or state of being complete or u

Opinion - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Opinion: Participation Act

With the Awareness Week for disabled citizens starting today, and with the Top Promotion Foundation / Be Able committee presentation in the Central Committee just behind us, the idea of creating employment for handicapped fellow-citizens has taken ce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Confidential Soab Quick Scan report: Government’s support to postal services fell short

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The government failed to support the Postal Services of St. Maarten (PSS) in 2010 when it needed a letter of guarantee to obtain loans for critical investments. From the start in October 2010 up to June 2012, the po

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Overwhelming reaction to Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser

St. Maarten – The Filipino community of St. Maarten came together this weekend with a lemon-aid fundraiser at Le Grand Marche on Bush Road to support the victims of typhoon Haiyan. Dozens of Filipinos flocked around the entrance and the exit of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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“Situation is unacceptable” Still no COLA payment for teachers

St. Maarten – “The Board of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) has received information from reliable sources that no teachers or members of the non-teaching staff employed at the government subsidized schools have received the payment of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 18, 2013

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Wiels did not go through “Dutch screening”

THE HAGUE – The claim by Curacao’s Minister Plenipotentiary Marvelyne Wiels that she has been screened before her appointment by the Netherlands is nonsense, Socialist Party Parliamentarian Ronald van Raak said on Friday. “I heard her say th