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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Editorial: No law enforcement capacity left

Chief Prosecutor Rick Noordhoek offers a realistic picture of the situation in the local land of law enforcement in the interview we publish today. It is an inconvenient truth: there is not enough manpower, not enough expertise and not enough pris

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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The challenges of St. Maarten’s Chief Prosecutor Rick Noordhoek: “No capacity left to deal with criminal organizations”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “There is an awful lot to do here, though things work differently than they do in the Netherlands. There are a lot of hardworking people of good will in St. Maarten, but there is also something going on.” These

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Curacao reluctant to give up UTS Eastern Caribbean

St. Maarten – The Government of Curacao still has not taken a position on the proposal by minority shareholder St. Maarten to give up 12.5 percent of its shares in telecom provider UTS in exchange for complete control over UTS Eastern Caribbean. Cu

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Brains and beauty on display at pageant

St. Maarten - When it comes to pageantry, the combination of beauty and brains can make a huge difference between one contestant and another. Both, however, were on display after witnessing the teen and senior speech and cultural wear competition thi

Opinion - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Opinion: Let the debate take place (Inclusion or exclusion of immigrants)

Leopold James pushes for a debate about his favorite issue – the rights of indigenous St. Maarteners. Let the debate take place, he writes elsewhere on this page, so we take on the challenge and examine what James really has in mind. After a rat

Opinion - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Opinion: Concerns about Bitcoin

Joe Manchin, a Democratic Senator from West Virginia called already in February for financial regulators to ban the virtual currency Bitcoin, according to a report on the website thehill.com. Manchin’s concerns should not go unnoticed in St. Maarte

Opinion - Posted by on April 10, 2014

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Opinion: Are we really ready? (St. Maarten Elections)

It‘s election time again on the Friendly Island. The intriguing buzz-word for this election seems to be - We Ready. Oh yeah, really? We ready? Ready for what? Ready for mobs? Ready to once again, try to steal the Emilio Wilson Park for purely selfi