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St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Position paper on Bosman-law: Government calls plan unjustified and racist

St. Maarten – An admission and residence regulation for Caribbean Dutch citizens is by definition unjustified and the distinction VVD-MP André Bosman makes in his draft initiative law is de facto racist, the Government of St. Maarten writes in a p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Election fraud case in court next week

Four police officers and one UP-representative charged St. Maarten – Four former police officers that sold their vote ahead of the September 2010 elections to the United People's party will stand trial for election fraud next week Monday at 1.30 p

Editorial - Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Editorial: Second-class citizens

The position paper the government released yesterday about the Bosman-law comes on top of the negative advice from the Dutch Council of State and it feels very much like the final nail in the coffin of this unfortunate initiative. Bosman has been

Opinion - Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Optimism about state of the tourism industry

Winfield Griffith, director of research and IT at the Caribbean Tourism Organization CTO presented to the media this week in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands his CTO State of the Industry report. This is the unabridged text of his address. “T

Opinion - Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Opinion: Shared responsibility

In a world where good jobs are hard to come by politics seem an attractive alternative. Think about it: you do not really have to work, your boss comes knocking only ones every four years and your salary is beyond your wildest dreams. Only very stron