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St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Budget cuts affect many organizations

Mental Health Foundation and Safe Haven receive less subsidy St. Maarten – Cuts in the 2014 budget affect many organizations on the island. Notably among those that will have to make do with less money this year are the Mental Health Foundation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Laveist “disgusted” about salary-cut cabinet members

Draft 2014 budget in Central Committee Laveist “disgusted” about salary-cut cabinet members St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament began yesterday morning its deliberations about the draft 2014 budget. Finance Minister Martin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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“Ministers use company to finance pet projects”

NA-leader Marlin says harbor will buy Emilio Wilson Estate St. Maarten – National Alliance leader William Marlin severely criticized the way the government and the Harbor Group of Companies are dealing with the dividend policy and with the inte

Editorial - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Editorial: Follow suit

You have to be from a special planet to find fault with the decisions by members of the cabinet to cut their own salaries by 30,000 guilders. Yet MP Louie Laveist found reason to say the decision disgusted him. It is not at all difficult to figure

Opinion - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Opinion: Cigarettes

That smoking kills is a bit of a no brainer. Everybody knows it and addicted smokers could not care less. The cigarette packages we see in our supermarkets have already rather gruesome messages on them. But in Australia, they have taken things a step

Opinion - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Opinion: Let’s Travel

Travel expenses were again a topic of discussion in the central committee yesterday and for good reasons. Traveling is expensive and it seems, in the age of video conferencing, ludicrous to travel here there and everywhere without any significant ben

Opinion - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Opinion: Salary cuts

Making a gesture that simply translates into leading by example is apparently not as simple as it seems. Take the salary cuts the members of the cabinet have slipped into the budget without making a big deal of it. The questions this decision trigger

Opinion - Posted by on January 14, 2014

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Terry Peterson resigns from National Alliance

Dear Mr. William Marlin: I hereby acknowledge receipt of your two emails dated January 8, 2014 with New Year’s Greetings, and regarding the reorganization of the National Alliance, although all our previous attempts to meet on the subject since