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Editorial - Posted by on December 2, 2013

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Editorial: Proper enforcement

That St. Maarten is doing relatively well among its peers in the Kingdom is no reason to celebrate – because the country ought to do much better. Cft chairman Bakker had some nice things to say about St. Maarten in his address yesterday: low nat

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2013

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Opinion: Black humor

Not everybody has the same sense of humor, something one Mike de Wilde, the director of a company in Arnhem in car-electronics that bears his name found out the hard way this week. A candidate for an internship at the company was rejected. That happe

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2013

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Opinion: Political donations

Here is an idea for party leader Frans Richardson (we don’t know the name of the party yet, that will probably be dropped under our Christmas tree). But hang on, the American government has taken an initiative that must be close to the local party

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2013

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Opinion: Rescue plan

Here is an interesting checklist for our healthcare system and for our decision makers that must make sure that the system remains affordable. Psychological disorders gobble up more money than any other disease in the Netherlands. In 2011 this was

Opinion - Posted by on December 2, 2013

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Opinion: Will new hotel rooms jump-start the economy?

“Sint Maarten’s budgetary challenges are smaller than the budgetary challenges that the Netherlands, Curacao and Aruba are saddled with”, according to the chairman of the Cft, Prof. Age Bakker. Sint Maarten’s economy compared to the Netherlan

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

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Cft chairman Prof. Age Bakker about St. Maarten: “Tax revenue remains flat in spite of economic growth”

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten has experienced the highest economic growth of all countries in the Kingdom since the year 2000. Prof. Dr. Age Bakker, chairman of the Board for financial supervision Cft highlighted this feat in an address at the congress D

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

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Jones and Richardson’s cases postponed until half December

Vesuvius trial enters fourth day this morning St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice postponed the trial against gang leader Omar Jones and his hitman Carlos Richardson yesterday to Friday December 13 because one of the attorneys for the two