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A candid chat with realtor Arun Jagtani “We need official real estate statistics”

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – Arun Jagtani is outside waiting for the appointment. His face exudes patience, and he smiles as he offers access to his offices in Simpson Bay. Inside, a warmly toned, modern interior contrasts the busy and dusty hus

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Draft budget 2014: Limited space for investments

St. Maarten – The wish list of investments by different ministries totals almost 300 million guilders, but there is no money available in 2014 to execute all these plans. This appears from the draft 2014 budget that is scheduled for handling in the

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Governor’s New Year’s address “Make a firm commitment to the common good”

St. Maarten – “Shaping our nation is a call to all for innovative policies, to secure a quality future for our people. That is particularly relevant in an election year when politics as opposed to policies, - more than normally is the case - beco

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St. Maarten Justice ministry announces painful choices

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Justice is heading into a challenging year, due to budget restraints. The ministry’s budget had been cut from 66.9 million guilders in 2013 to 62.3 million this year. “The ministry has significantly less resourc

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Editorial: Political Stability

The Prime Minister said something in a press release that ought to be understood by many. Just because there is a misunderstanding in Parliament does not mean that new elections should be called every time. She rightly pointed out that this kind of a

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Governor’s New Year address: Shaping our nation’s future

Below is the unabridged text of Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday’s New Year’s address. “Ladies and gentlemen, Good evening and welcome to this New Year’s Reception. Marie-Louise and I are delighted to celebrate the start of 2014 with you,