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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 5, 2014

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Bar Association Dean Remco Stomp: “Bosman Law is shameful and racist”

St. Maarten – Racist and shameful. Those are the qualifications for the Bosman Law from Attorney Remco Stomp, the Dean of the Bar Association in St. Maarten. The dutch parliament debates the initiative law from VVD-MP Andre Bosman today. “Much

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Dutch Marines have arrived

St. Maarten – The twenty marines of the new marine detachment Pointe Blanche landed yesterday in St. Maarten. Not by boat, but by plane. During the past six months, 6 colleagues have been preparing their arrival. The marines have a post at the Poin

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Francesco Corallo positions himself among the great philanthropists

Public relations offensive by casino mogul on internet St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Out of left field a series of stories have surfaced on the internet that portray Francesco Corallo, owner of the Italian gambling imperium BPlus Giocolegale

Opinion - Posted by on March 5, 2014

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Opinion: Philanthropy

It is quite possible that casino mogul Francesco Corallo is supporting all kinds of good causes with the money he makes from his business ventures. Certainly the efforts to support underprivileged children in Guatemala seem genuine – nothing wrong

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Opinion: Learning experience

Life is a journey. We all know how it begins and how it ends. What happens in between is what you make of it. Yesterday morning I received a phone call from a lady at the RBC bank who had read the opinion under the headline Senior Line. It was, ehhh,

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Opinion: Diversity

The tendency to judge a book by its cover is a flaw in the human psyche. For example, an American state trooper who spots a large, brand new SUV – preferably black – with heavily tinted windows, a black driver and out of state license plates will

Editorial - Posted by on March 5, 2014

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Editorial: Bosman Law

Today the Second Chamber debates the Bosman Law. As our front page story with the Dean of the bar association shows, not all Dutch are happy with this initiative that discriminates against Dutch citizens from the islands in the Caribbean. Shameful

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Report Council on Law enforcement: “St. Maarten needs 251 cell spaces”

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten needs at leads 251 cell spaces in its prison system, 108 more than the 143 that are currently available, the Council on Law Enforcement states in its report 'Detention capacity in Sint Maarten’ that council member Franklyn

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Driver speaks about fatal bike accident in French Quarter

“I wished things were different” FRENCH QUARTER-Two days after he was involved in an accident in which one teenager lost his life and one is still in critical condition, M.R, the driver of the Tundra the bike slammed into, is still traumatized f

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Bosman Law in parliament tomorrow

THE HAGUE – The Second Chamber will debate the Bosman Law tomorrow. The initiative law of VVD-MP André Bosman sets conditions for Caribbean Dutch citizens who want to establish themselves for more than six months in the Netherlands. The must have

Opinion - Posted by on March 5, 2014

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Opinion: Cell capacity

The Council on Law Enforcement has produced a magic number: 251. That is the number of cell spaces St. Maarten needs to meet the demand of the criminal justice system. Currently there are 143 places. Building more prison cells will obviously not d

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Opinion: Intimidation

Marvelyne Wiels showed last week that there is nothing wrong with her medium-term memory when she confronted journalist Dick Drayer during an event at a school in Willemstad. Drayer revealed last year how Wiels manipulated her curriculum. To this day

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Opinion: Senior line (at RBC Bank)

I have (almost) always appreciated the senior line at the RBC bank. I mean, maybe it's no fun being over 60 years of age, but when I see the younger people with banking business in the other line I have to admit that age has its perks. Imagine this:

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Life in the fast food lane

Life is tough in the fast food industry. Just ask the manager of a McD in Paicoma, Ca. what it’s like. A customer who received only one napkin with his meal – plus a free racist remark -whacked his franchise with a $1.5 million lawsuit. Webste