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Editorial - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Editorial: Higher taxes

Newcomer Social Reform Party pleads in its political manifesto for “higher taxes on harmful products,” a strategy that is sure to backfire when voters have to make their choice on August 29. Even though this idea seems well intended it will never

Opinion - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Opinion: Carnivalistic misalliances

One cannot help wondering about what exactly defines Carnival as the “most important cultural event” in St. Maarten. When the Carnival Village opened on Monday night, Culture Minister Patricia Lourens was off island and the Minister of Public Hea

Opinion - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Opinion: On inequality

In tackling income inequality, we should start at the top, Damon Linker writes in The Week, based on Thomas Piketty’s sensational book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Linker pleads for the introduction of a maximum wage. “The debate about

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Shigemoto in court – Former minister accused of defrauding the country

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office is charging former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto with defrauding the country of 235,000 guilders (a bit more than $131,000), by accepting invoices from this amount from a company called Global Advisory Serv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Princess Beatrix opens Youth Parliament meeting in May

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is in for another royal visit next month when Princess Beatrix opens the Kingdom Youth Parliament on Tuesday May 20 at the University of St. Martin. The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) announced this in a press re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 23, 2014

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Vrijmarkt in Emilio Wilson Park

St. Maarten – For the first time, and on the first King’s Day celebration, St. Maarten will see a Vrijmarkt (Free Market) where children will sell second hand articles – from clothes and books to toys and other knickknacks. “A group of enthus