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Editorial - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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Editorial: Competition

Today the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association celebrates its eighth Crystal Pineapple Awards event with a gala dinner in Maho. The event has become a valued tradition as it highlights the best performers in the hospitality industry. R

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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Opinion: Memory loss

At times we have been utterly surprised by defendants in our courtroom who claimed that they did not remember anything. Such was for instance the case with the young man that attempted to rob the Tackling gas station in Cole Bay on April 30. He told

Opinion - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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Opinion: Spies

The story in NRC Handelsblad about “illegal spying” in Bonaire by the Dutch intelligence service AIVD is, to say the least, remarkable. While author Joep Dohmen does not reveal the sources that confirmed his story, one has to consider that NRC Ha

Uncategorized - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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Former Antillean PM De Jongh-Elhage: “I am shocked” – AIVD spied illegally on Booi and El Hage

KRALENDIJK – The Dutch intelligence service AIVD spied on politicians in Bonaire between 2005 and 2010, an investigation by NRC Handelsblad revealed yesterday. The targets of this illegal operation that was kept secret from the Antillean cabinet we

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2013 – No spots for St. Maarten in hotel and beach top-25

St. Maarten – For a tourist destination, St. Maarten does not have a strong appeal to the visitors of the TripAdvisor website, or so it appears from the rankings in the 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards. While the country receives more than 1.5 milli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on November 22, 2013

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St. Maarten Timeshare owner survey – Restaurants, retailers and casinos benefit most from timeshare owners

St. Maarten – Timeshare owners spend on average 10.9 days in St. Maarten and they spend on average $980 on dining, most of it outside of the timeshare resorts in the local economy. This appears from a survey the shared ownership services division o