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Editorial - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Editorial: Uncertainty about G.E.B.E.’s utilities relief program

The utility relief program for seniors Gebe is offering remains somehow shrouded in a veil of secrecy. The registration form does not give a single indication about the requirements seniors have to meet to qualify for the program. As it stands now, a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Annual report Public Prosecutor’s Office: Fewer suspects behind bars

St. Maarten – The Public Prosecutor’s Office detained 16.8 percent fewer suspects in 2013 than it did in 2012. This appears from the 2013 annual report. “This could be the result of diminishing crime figures and the deployment of community pol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Ivo Opstelten to Minister Richardson: “Success with your conscience”

WILLEMSTAD / GREAT BAY – During the Four Countries consultation of the ministers of justice in Curacao on Wednesday a curious incident took place that involved the Dutch Minister Ivo Opstelten and St. Maarten’s Minister Dennis Richardson. Anne

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Conditions for seniors-relief on utility bills remain unclear

St. Maarten – The conditions seniors citizens must meet to qualify for Gebe’s utility relief program are still unclear. The registration form applicants have to fill in does not contain a single question about electricity consumption or househol

Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Opinion: Honest report of the Public Prosecutor

The Public Prosecutor’s Office is sober but honest in its 2013 annual report. This is not a look-how-good-we-are production but a realistic assessment of the challenges the prosecutor’s office has to deal with. The good news is obviously that

Opinion - Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Opinion: Bottle mania

We are unable to come up with a single initiative – from the government or the Parliament – over the past four years that has something to do with the protection of the environment. Ah, sure, there were motions in Parliament to ban single use pla