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Editorial - Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Editorial: Concrete initiatives

Words are cheap as we all know, and they are the weapon of choice for any politician worth her (or his) salt. This is why we absorbed with interest statements Prime Minister Wescot-Williams made to journalists in New York last week. Remarks that s

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

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Prime Minister Wescot-Williams in New York: “Look at tourism as a tool for social development”

NEW YORK - Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams' attendance at Caribbean Week meetings and events in New York last week was a highlight for attendees, ministers and directors of tourism from other nations and journalists from across North America. 

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G.E.B.E. (Utilities provider) opens registration for seniors relief

Pilot program cut from one year to 6 months. St. Maarten – Senior citizens aged 62 and above can apply for temporarily relief on their electricity bills at utilities company Gebe until Monday, June 30. The company announced the relief program in

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Association addresses elderly abuse

GREAT BAY – The Sint Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association (SMSPA) will hold a meeting on Thursday at the Senior Citizens Recreational Center in Hope Estate ahead of World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day that is on the calendar for Sunday. SMSP

Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Opinion: A travesty of justice (Lars de Vries’ notary appointment)

Please allow me some space in your newspaper to comment on a recent article that was written concerning the arguments brought forward by the Minister of Justice, Mr. Dennis Richardson, for not appointing the late Mr. Lars de Vries as the next notary

Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Opinion: Position statement on immigration

Dear Editor, Legal immigration and illegal immigration result in a number of challenges which need to be addressed structurally and through clear and transparent policy and legislation. These topics are very current and difficult to address due to

Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Editorial: Code of conduct

The Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) in The Hague discussed integrity last week. Unfazed by the lessons the participants could have learned from the Kingdom Youth Parliament that met in St. Maarten last month, the decision was taken to

Opinion - Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Opinion: Enough is enough

Philip Polderman is a retired director of a Dutch college that employs 180 personnel and services 1,800 students. Polderman strongly disagrees with the prevailing culture wherein top managers determine each other’s salaries. Someone who earns 52 ti

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Police apprehend two armed suspects

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – After a short chase, police apprehended two armed suspects in the Simpson Bay area this past Saturday. According to sources, shots were fired but it remains unclear if any of the suspects were hit. The suspects were carry

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Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet new SER chairlady: First woman to chair council in Dutch Caribbean

St. Maarten – Long time educator Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet was elected chairlady of the Social Economic Council (SER) by fellow board members during their meeting on Wednesday, May 28, the SER said in a press release yesterday. Bryson–Pantophlet

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Ipko-delegations return home satisfied “We made more progress than ever”

THE HAGUE – “We have made more progress than ever,” was the conclusion of all delegations at the end of the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) on Friday, Jamila Baaziz reports on Caribisch Netwerk. To the relief of MP Roy Marlin