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Editorial - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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Editorial: Who is who?

One may well wonder about who is the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication in St. Maarten: Ted Richardson or Romain Laville? Yesterday Laville hosted an “urgent” press conference at the parliament building abou

Opinion - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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Domestic violence: a Christmas story

It’s the middle of the night, when I am suddenly awakened from my sleep by the ringing of my phone. As usual when I am on call, I immediately pick up the phone. I am informed that I should drive to an address to investigate a case of ill-treatment.

Opinion - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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St. Maarten Electoral reform

A year ago, National Alliance leader William Marlin expressed his thoughts about electoral reform during a broadcast of Lloyd Richardson’s Voice of the People radio program. Since that day in December, a lot has been said about electoral reform but

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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St. Maarten prepares for invasion by 30,000 cruise ship passengers

St. Maarten – Representatives of the police force met with stakeholders to discuss the busy holiday season and the arrival of eight cruise ships in port tomorrow. St. Maarten will receive around 30,000 visitors from these cruise liners. The poli

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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St. Maarten twins with Newark – Minister Richardson: “This is a great opportunity”

GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten is about to embark on a sister city-relationship with Newark in New Jersey, independent MP Romain Laville announced yesterday at a press conference in the parliament building with Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Ted R

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Winair makes three inaugural flights

St. Maarten –Windward Islands Airways (Winair) made three inaugural flights on Sunday – to Tortola, Curacao, and Anguilla. The fourth route the airline has added to its schedule is the Dominican Republic. The Santo Domingo inaugural flight was se

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2013

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Bank puts loans to UTS Curacao on hold – UTS St. Maarten financially supports parent company

St. Maarten / Curacao – Telecom provider UTS remains in financial dire straits and the pressure increased just before the weekend when the MCB bank decided to put a 95 million loan to the company on hold until the restructuring plans have yielded t