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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Defendant tells gangster stories to justify firearm possession

St. Maarten – Gregory Hinds had quite a story to tell in the Court in First Instance yesterday, but that did not save him from a conviction for firearm possession. After a demand of 18 months by prosecutor Karola van Nie, Judge Koos van de Ven sett

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce celebrates 35th anniversary in style

St. Maarten - For the past 35 years, the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry has acted as the sole representative for the growing business community on St. Maarten and in a simple but yet significant ceremony yesterday, that milestone was ce

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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PvdA demands fundamental changes: Bosman Law under heavy criticism

THE HAGUE – The debate about the Bosman Law in the Dutch parliament made clear yesterday that the legislation in its current form would not win majority support. Coalition partner PvdA says that the plans to keep underprivileged Dutch passport hold

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Opinion: Why Willem-Alexander and Máxima should go

Joost Smiers doesn’t think much of the moral fiber of the royals and thinks they should go, he writes in a column on the website Dutchnews.nl. Matte Mourik’s impressive documentary The Foolish Son, about Jorge Zorreguieta, set me thinking agai

Opinion - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Opinion: Reasonable conditions to settle down in The Netherlands

It was to be expected, but the Bosman initiative law that would restrict the admission of Dutch passport holders from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba to the Netherlands met with plenty of criticism in the Second Chamber yesterday. If Bosman does not p

Uncategorized - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Opinion: Ceasefire

It would benefit everyone if someone stepped in to put the seemingly never-ending dogfight between Minister Maurice Lake and his predecessor William Marlin to rest. As we wrote before, in normal countries a minister who lies to parliament leaves h

Editorial - Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Editorial: Plain and simple

The Parliament meeting requested by the National Alliance about the airport did not go through last week Thursday due to a lack of quorum. It had to be reconvened within four times 24 hours, so by last Tuesday. This did not happen; the Parliament