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Opinion: Political rumors

The 2014 elections may seem far away to some, but others are already jockeying for position. Asking questions about these developments is usually a futile exercise, because answers mostly resemble – if they are forthcoming at all – a blank wall.

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Former Minister Hillen was Ramonsito Booi’s advisor

THE HAGUE – Former Minister of Defense Hans Hillen was active in Bonaire as advisor for corruption suspect Ramonsito Booi, leader of the Union Patriotiko Bonairean – UPB. Research by NTC Handelsblad has brought the relationship between Hillen and

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PM: Inclusion should be practiced beyond Kingdom visits

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams wants to see the same level of diplomacy and respect for autonomy that was displayed during the Kingdom delegation visit to South America repeated. Following her recent visit to Colombia and Venezuel

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Opinion: A matter of libido

Fabian Schurgers is a writer and a game designer. He also has a remarkable opinion about prostitution and the men that frequent these working girls. In the Volkskrant, Schurgers found a podium to express that opinion. Well start with his conclusion a

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Minister De Weever approves indexation minimum wage

St. Maarten – The indexation of the minimum wage will go into effect per January 1, the Ministry of Public Health, social development and Labor announced in a press release yesterday afternoon. The parliament meets this afternoon to discuss the min

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Prosecution appeals acquittal of teen in Middle Region stabbing

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office has appealed the verdict of the Court in First Instance in the case of Eric J.J. who stood trial on October 23 as a suspect in the killing of Kimberly Illidge on March 23 of this year. The court acquitted the

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First meetings planned for week of December 16-20 – Wit’s integrity committee considers opening hotline

St. Maarten – The independent Public Administration Integrity Committee led by Justice Bob Wit will hold its first meetings starting Monday December 16; the meetings will continue until Friday December 20, the committee stated in a press release. T

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Michael Ferrier: “Treating French St. Martin as competitor is a mistake”

St. Maarten – “Being a preferred cruise destination, I agree that Government should post haste limit the "must close" days for businesses on St. Maarten to Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day,” businessman Michael Ferrier said in a sta

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Golden donates proceeds from children’s book

St. Maarten – The Victory Christian Academy and the Girls Brigade will benefit from the sale of Island Days, the first children’s book by author Nerissa Golden. Island Days is a poetic collection of memories of growing up around the Caribbean an

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Security guard severely beaten

St. Maarten - An unidentified security guard was found severely beaten and lying unconscious on the ground near the Tamarind Hotel in Point Blanche around 6 am yesterday morning. A police patrol was sent to investigate. The investigating officers not