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Editorial - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Editorial: In time for Christmas

Independent Frans Richardson launched his party yesterday but we cannot help wondering whether this is the same politician who tabled a motion in parliament about electoral reform in April. That motion contained the line “not to bribe, not to pay o

Opinion - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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In memoriam: Chantel Prince

In memoriam: Chantel Prince

Chantel Prince, pictured here in front of what would become her home for the last years of her life. Photo contributed from private collection. In the night from Saturday to Sunday Chantel Prince passed away at the Mental Health Foundation after a

Opinion - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Opinion: Unprofessional and unbecoming

Dear Editor, Please allow us some space in your well-read publication to comment on Minister Lake’s statements in the local media this past Saturday with regards to the most recent filling-in of the Simpson Bay Lagoon for the airport expansion p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Armed robbery at gas station

St. Maarten – Three masked men robbed the Texaco gas station on Welfare Road on Friday morning around 6.50 a.m. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money and with the shoulder bag of a female client that contained personal items and also so

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Simpson Bay Lagoon becomes 150,000 m2 m smaller : Pride wants to see permit for airport expansion plan

Simpson Bay Lagoon becomes 150,000 m2 m smaller : Pride wants to see permit for airport expansion plan

St. Maarten – “There is a permit and we followed all the rules,’ Vromi-minister Maurice Lake told the Today Newspaper when asked about the filling in of the Simpson Bay Lagoon between Bobby’s Marina and the bridge across the lagoon, but St. M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Tuitt sticks to criticism of Hassink: “Minister does not understand the basis of internal control”

Tuitt sticks to criticism of Hassink: “Minister does not understand the basis of internal control”

[caption id="attachment_26223" align="alignleft" width="200"] Former Finance Minister Roland Tuitt. Photo DCOMM[/caption] St. Maarten – “Dear media, I am sorry to disappoint you, but I have no political ambitions at this time. It is sad that I

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Constitutional change option for electoral reform, says PM

St. Maarten -  Prime Minister Wescot-Williams considers changing the constitution to bring about electoral reform that should lead to more stability in local politics. She expressed this opinion in her weekly radio program on 98.1 Pearl FM, without

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Frans Richardson presents United St. Maarten Party

Frans Richardson presents United St. Maarten Party

Independent MP Frans Richardson on stage with the board of his party. St. Maarten – With lots of entertainment and little political content, independent MP Frans Richardson launched his political party yesterday at a location on L.B. Scott Road