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Opinion - Posted by on December 18, 2013

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A reader writes: Offshore medical schools

The initiative by Senator Durbin to introduce the Foreign Medical School Accountability Fairness Act (FMSAFA), which would impose 'some' restrictions on Caribbean medical schools (at least four offshore schools) is laudable. The nearly half a billion

Opinion - Posted by on December 18, 2013

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Opinion: Off to the races

And we’re off to the races again. The December 15 deadline to approve the 2014 budget has passed and there is no indication that a budget debate could take place this week. Therefore, the board for financial supervision Cft has done what it has to

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 18, 2013

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Reader’s Letter: Congrats

Dear editor, We want to congratulate both Nzinga Lake and Anastacio Baker for being elected to the board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce. We have confidence that together with the other board members you will do an excellent job for the bus

Editorial, Opinion - Posted by on December 18, 2013

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Opinion: Determination to bring MP case to court

The prosecution’s decision to address the Common Court of Justice with a request for permission to prosecute independent MP Patrick Illidge in the Bada Bing bribery investigation gives off different signals. First of all, it shows the determinat

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

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St. Maarten retailers brace for 30,000 plus cruise ship visitors today

St. Maarten – Philipsburg, and indeed the entire island, is bracing itself today for the arrival of an unprecedented 9 cruise ships – 8 large vessels and 1 smaller – at the A C Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities. This is the highest number of c

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

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Prosecution asks court’s okay to prosecute MP Patrick Illidge

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has asked the Common Court of Justice for permission to prosecute independent MP Patrick Illidge, a suspect in the Bada Bing bribery-investigation. The court handled the request yest

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

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More time to approve budget, but instruction still possible

St. Maarten - The Board for financial supervision (Cft) advisedthe Kingdom Council of Ministers on Monday to give Sint Maarten an instruction in case there is no adopted 2014 budget by January 16, 2014. In its advice about the 2013 budget the Cft