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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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St. Maarten’s Port ready to invest in new crane technology

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Harbor Crane Company will invest in new crane technology to continue to offer highly efficient cargo operations at the port, St. Maarten Harbor Group of Companies CEO Mark Mingo stated from Dusseldorf, Germany. “The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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SER presents Flexicurity advice

St. Maarten - The Social Economic Council (SER) submitted Flexicurity for Sint Maarten, an unsolicited advice, to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams on Friday. The advice offers an integrated approach to dismissal procedures, the use of short-term

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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Priest pushes for solar panels on schools

St. Maarten – “In all good intention we have sent a letter on January 7, 2014 to NV GEBE shareholder representative Maurice Lake proposing that the company invest in the installation of solar panels in our schools. This investment will cause a re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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St. Maarten PM offers condolences

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams offered her condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Jean “Jimmy” Touze who passed away tragically at the opening of the SXMNBA Tournament on Sunday. Touze passed away while warming up

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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SMSPA wants consumer coalition

GREAT BAY-The St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) wants to see its brainchild, a Consumer Coalition made a reality in 2014. The association has extended an open invitation for other agencies and individuals to contact them to join

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St. Maarten PM next week in parliament about electoral reform

St. Maarten - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams confirmed that she has been invited to parliament to elucidate on her work towards electoral reform, on February 11 or 12. “One of the matters that will surely be discussed during those days will b

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Tax inspectorate missed $8.3 million in taxes over last three years: Exotic dancers cost treasury a fortune

St. Maarten – Over the past three years the treasury has missed almost $8.3 million in taxes and social premiums that nave not been paid by so-called exotic dancers – a government euphemism for prostitutes. Exotic dancers get a permit to work

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Justice Academy and medical students join massive effort: Action against chikungunya

St. Maarten – So far, there have been 40 confirmed cases of infections with the chikungunya virus on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. So far, none of the patients had to be hospitalized, but the situation is considered so serious that now a massive e

Editorial - Posted by on February 4, 2014

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Editorial: No alternatives

We read somewhere that MP Louie Laveist disagrees with the double SZV-premium employees will have to pay this year. That is of course possible, but Laveist stretched the truth a bit by claiming that this measure has been taken without the approval of