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Editorial - Posted by on April 28, 2014

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Editorial: Community Dialogue

From Simpson Bay to Dutch Quarter, community dialogue with different branches of government is happening, and that is a good thing. Too often, mere lip service is given to the idea of democracy, with token gestures and hollow words. It is importan

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 28, 2014

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Transparent government

The Landsverordening Openbaarheid van Bestuur, the National Ordinance Public Administration, offers citizens the right to demand information from the government apparatus. Those who are familiar with this piece of legislation, and who have maybe used

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Six receive royal decorations

St. Maarten – Six St. Maarteners received a royal decoration Friday during a festive evening hosted by Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday at Fort Amsterdam. Former WIB-manager Jan Beaujon was knighted in the Order of Orange Nassau and the governor deco

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Jouvert Morning bigger and better than ever

St. Maarten - To date, the highly anticipated Jouvert Morning Jump Up around the Great Salt Pond attracted the largest amount of participants and spectators as St Maarten celebrates 45 years of Carnival in Caribbean style. Tramping behind the sou

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Financial supervisor limits 2014 loans to 60 million

St. Maarten – Financial supervisor Cft has given a positive advice on a loan request for capital investments to Finance Minister Martin Hassink, but it has set the ceiling for these loans at 60 million guilders (about $33.5 million). On March 18,