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St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Gordon Yee takes top prize – Explosion of color for Grand Parade

St. Maarten - Approximately 25 troupes and several corporate citizens participated in the highlight of St. Maarten's 45th Carnival celebrations, the joint Junior and Senior Grand Parade on Wednesday. And amidst a kaleidoscope of colors, sequins, fea

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Election fraud case attracts attention in the Netherlands

Court in The Hague handles petition to ban stemfies THE HAGUE / GREAT BAY – St. Maarten’s election fraud investigation received unexpected media coverage in the Netherlands yesterday when the court in The Hague dealt with a petition from the P

St. Maarten News - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Carnival court on June 19

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has planned a special session for Carnival-related offenses on June 19, the Public Prosecutor’s Office announced. Two men who were caught carrying a machete during the Jouvert morning jump up have spe

Editorial - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Editorial: Stemfies

Are stemfies fun or are they a direct threat to free and fair elections? That question took center stage in a court hearing in The Hague yesterday. Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk said in March that he would not encourage the practice, thoug

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Opinion: The Fatca effect

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) is coming to a bank near you real soon. What the implementation of this American fiscal legislation means for account holders in St. Maarten, is explained in this article by Jorik Julsing,  a senior tax

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Opinion: Shame on you, Mr. Plasterk

For years we have been fighting the buying of votes and the Dutch are basically legalizing it by allowing the voters to take a picture of the ballot indicating who they have voted for. Many years ago, people were paid with blocks, cement and zinc to

Opinion - Posted by on May 4, 2014

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Opinion: Unpaid advice to Theo Heyliger

Theo has chosen the color green for his party! I noticed that because in Carnival village he offered me a drink in a green cup! Later I almost caught a green tee shirt Theo was throwing out of his car. I am really wondering why Theo has chosen the co