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Editorial - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Editorial: Emilio Wilson

The debate about the Emilio Wilson Estate court ruling has captured the imagination of many, but few seem to understand what this is really all about. At the heart of the matter are not the financial troubles of the country but the reliability of the

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Opinion: Chikungunya

Below is the unabridged text of Jeff Berger’s take on the way the government in St. Maarten is handling the chikungunya crisis.: There is no question that until Chikungunya arrived here in December, SXM was poised for an outstanding tourist seas

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Predicts sharp drop in tourism in March – Berger criticizes handling chikungunya-crisis

St. Maarten – Jeff Berger, the CEA of JMB Communications and the publisher of the influential electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News, warns in today’s edition that the tourist season will take a serious hit in March due to the way the gove

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Emilio Wilson ruling triggers animated debate “The court can never be above the people”

St. Maarten –Friday's decision by the Court in First Instance to sentence the government to purchase the Emilio Wilson Estate for $17 million from Henri Brookson and the Paas family triggered an animated discussion on Facebook this weekend. “W

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Ex-wife calls on community for help: Union stalwart Haize returned to St. Maarten unexpectedly

St. Maarten – Former union-leader Willy Haize was flown back from the Dominican Republic to St. Maarten yesterday for reasons that have mystified and upset his ex-wife Shuhua Zhang. She learned about Haize’s return through parliamentarian Hyacint

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Tomorrow hearing about Simpson Bay zoning plan

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake said on Sunday that everyone is invited to raise their concerns and questions at the public hearing tomorrow about the preliminary draft development plan for Simpson Bay. Residents and stakeholders can d

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Gebe ready to settle claim for electricity meter fraud

St. Maarten – A resident who was taken to court by utilities company Gebe over fraud with her electricity meter to the tune of 37,000 guilders (about $20,670) found some relief when Gebe was unable to indicate where the fraud was committed and by w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Law firm BZSE launches  ultra-user-friendly website

Law firm BZSE launches ultra-user-friendly website

From left: Attorneys Gert and Rik Bergman, Pieter Soons and Jelmer Snow toast on the launch of the company’s new website. Photo contributedSt. Maarten -  BZSE attorneys at law and tax lawyers, St. Maarten’s largest law firm, has officially l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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Prep program participants receive their certificates

Prep program participants receive their certificates

St. Maarten – The National Institute for Professional Advancement (Nipa) issued certificates on Friday to the participants in the prep program that was held last year from September until December. Education Minister Patricia Lourens was present at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on February 24, 2014

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The culture of natural hair

Panel discussion on International Women’s Day at the Library St. Maarten - “Hard Hair: St. Martin Women and the Culture of Natural Hair” is a panel discussion set for International Women’s Day on March 8, at 7.30 p.m. at Philipsburg Jubile