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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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UP leader Theo Heyliger: No coalitions “Our goal is a strong UP government”

St. Maarten – Leader of the United People’s (UP) party and Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger said that if given the mandate by the people in the 2014 elections, he would become Prime Minister. In 2010, Heyliger received the most personal votes o

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Responsible for management of marine and terrestrial ecosystems: Nature Foundation inks deal to become ecosystem authority

St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake signed a service level agreement yesterday with the Nature Foundation worth 612,000 guilders (close to $342,000) over the next three years. Under the agreement, the Nature Foundation becomes the management

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Julius Lambert remembered as friend of environment

St. Maarten - Tributes continue to pour in for the late Julius Lambert; former managing director of GEBE who died on March 15 at the age of 67. On Sunday, local radio host Stephan de Robert dedicated his radio show Breakfast With de Robert to the

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Opinion: The color zero

Elsewhere on this page, Rosemary Didier has a beef with the white men in the judicial system. It is an opinion one is free to have, but this newspaper does not embrace it. Judging people by the color of their skin is like judging a book by its cover.

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Opinion: Payback for crime (instead of prison time that cost money)

Nickels make dimes, dimes make dollar and dollars make you a rich sonofabitch. In short, that sums up the mentality of the mafia in the twenties and thirties of last century. Thomas Rica, a civil servant in the American village of Ridgewood (25,000 i

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Opinion: Robbing the citizen

On the scale of the Netherlands, St. Maarten is a village the size of Doetinchem (with around 57,000 inhabitants on around twice the physical space). A little place like Brummen (21,000 inhabitants) is obviously a lot smaller than St. Maarten in term

Opinion - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Opinion: Conflict of interest

The Corporate Governance Code of Country St. Maarten states that a supervisory director of a government owned company shall not demand or accept any donations from the corporation for himself. The Code further states that a conflict of interest shall

Editorial - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Editorial: Ecosystem authority

The service level agreement the Vromi-ministry signed with the Nature Foundation yesterday marks a step in the right direction. Never before has a government so clearly committed itself to the protection of our natural environment. Before we hang

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Court orders demolition of illegal garage in Cole Bay

St. Maarten – Wilfred Laurore has to demolish a garage he built on a property in Cole Bay and he has to remove all car wrecks from the site as well. The Court in First Instance gave the order yesterday morning in a ruling in summary proceedings ini

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Attempt to remove judge from election fraud court case fails

Great Bay, St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice rejected yesterday a request by attorney Cor Merx to remove Judge Koen Luijks from the election fraud trial. Merx filed the request at the trial on February 17 based on the perceived lack of impa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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St. Maarten Airport officially unveils bronze pelicans: “This roundabout is for you”

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – “Our island is the smallest landmass in the world divided by two European nations, but our airport is the busiest in the region,” airport Managing Director Regina Labega said yesterday, before the large bronze pelican

Editorial - Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Editorial: About time (banish race and discrimination from politics)

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that we shouldn’t stigmatize and label all Antillians and Moroccans. It’s about time the head of the Dutch government did. Geert Wilders may be the most obvious and odious representative of European far right