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Editorial - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Editorial: Legal framework

Once more Vromi-Minister Lake is upset about something that was published in what he calls “the blogs.” And once more the minister calls for “a legal framework” to be put in place to deal with new media. Last time Minister Lake was upset a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Democratic Party wants external observers for St. Maarten parliamentary elections

St. Maarten – The Democratic Party has called for the presence of external observers during the upcoming parliamentary elections on September 5. In a press release issues yesterday, the party maintains that the presence of these observers would enh

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Cats musical enthralls audience

St. Maarten– Two months of hard work on the choreography, followed by more hard work on costumes, décor and makeup came together Saturday evening at the cultural center where  the Indisu Dance Theater of St. Maarten put the musical Cats on stage

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Internet-entrepreneur Ryan Higgins: “Bitcoin could be a boon for the tourism industry”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Will St. Maarten become the first Bitcoin-island in the world? Internet entrepreneur Ryan Higgins would love to see this become a reality. On Friday, Higgins gave the second of a series of informal information sessi

Opinion - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Opinion: Voting rights for overseas citizens

Dear Editor, When the cow drowns than we cover the well. It surprises me to read in the newspaper that our honorable parliamentarian is complaining about taking away the right of our citizens residing overseas to come home and vote. When I formed

Opinion - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Opinion: Theomania versus Theonomics

It is a well-known fact that the leader of the UP Party, the honorable Mr. Theo Heyliger, is a promoter of big businesses. He also does not get involved in any social issues. When there is a project with a construction element he is the first to jump

Opinion - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Opinion: Coward comment posters

That the political hunting season is on is no news. Political parties are getting more active than they have been in the past four years to make voters aware of their existence. Mudslinging is also in full swing; some people seem to think that this i

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Social Reform Party to elections with just two candidates

St. Maarten – The Social Reform Party will enter the September 5 parliamentary elections with a list containing just two candidates - party founder and leader Jacinto Mock and Keith Hanson. The party held a meeting last Sunday, were Mock was ele

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Kingdom conference avoids hot topics

ORANJESTAD – The second edition of the Kingdom Conference ended with agreements about topics everybody could agree upon, Ariën Rasmijn reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Matters like the free travel of people, the right to cancel Kingdom laws unilatera

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Court orders investigation of Taxand’s business affairs

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice has ordered an investigation into the business affairs of Taxand Curacao, the company that once upon a time held a contract with the Government of St. Maarten to design a new fiscal system. The court appoin

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Editorial: Cumbersome

How useful is the Kingdom Conference? That is a legitimate question now that the highlight of the second edition seems to be the agreement to establish a task force that must guarantee the rights of the child in the Caribbean countries. This follo