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Editorial - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Editorial: Clarity needed on the Vorst family land deal

Two issues need greater clarity and Vromi Minister Maurice Lake is the one who is currently responsible for providing that clarity. One issue involves the land deal with the Vorst family who recently dropped their court case against the state. For

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Tropigas loses lawsuit against Sol

St. Maarten– Tropigas and Paul Anthony James Cook lost a lawsuit yesterday they had initiated against Sol Antilles. Tropigas and Cook demanded that Sol lift the liens it has placed on their assets and bank accounts, but the court denied them. Tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Vorst family vs St. Maarten: contested land deal court case cancelled

St. Maarten – The much-anticipated lawsuit six members of the Vorst family brought against country St. Maarten over the purchase of property in Cay Hill at the location where former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan once envisioned his $100 million

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Artist Mounette Radot: A life extraordinary

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – Her favorite story is that of Ulysses, the timeless tale of the epic journey through the ups and downs of life that we all face, full of both hazard and wonder. Mounette Radot is 82, and has lived a life worth tellin

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Belgian schools to charge “Sandwich tax” to kids eating their own sandwiches

Sandwich tax Trust the Belgians to come up with something original that feels at the same time a bit despicable. Flemish primary schools are going to charge the parents of their pupils in September a sandwich tax, according to the newspaper Het La

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Staff on the road collecting money? Have control systems in place.

Is our justice system failing our crime victims? That question bubbled to the surface after the trial of a man who is a suspect in an armed robbery at the Tamarind Hotel that took place last year. One of the robbers hit a security guard on the back o

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Neighbour troubled by cigarette smoke – smoker court evicted

Chain-smoker When do neighbors become so annoying that a court decides to throw them out of their house? In St. Maarten we live with plenty of noise pollution. People have got so used to the noise and the fact that hardly ever anything is done abo

Editorial - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Editorial: St. Maarten authorities display “standard response” when women escape from brothels

Pavlov reaction We’re not very sensitive to remarks foreign countries make about our behavior, but this one deserves a bit more than average attention. The American Trafficking in Persons report observes that authorities in St. Maarten display a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Prosecution demands 10 years for L’Escargot restaurant armed robbery

St. Maarten - Prosecutor Gonda van der Wulp demanded 10 years imprisonment yesterday against Franklyn Emmanuel L. for his involvement in the near fatal armed robbery against the owners of L’Escargot restaurant in Philipsburg on October 26, 2012. Th

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The face of poverty: Margret’s story “I would love to buy a new dress sometimes, but I can’t afford it”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Yesterday, this newspaper published the first of a series of stories designed to give poverty in St. Maarten a face. Today the second installment – the story of Margret, a retired cleaning lady. Margret is 70

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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American Trafficking in Persons report 2014: St. Maarten still source, transit & destination for sex trafficking

St. Maarten – Like last year, the annual Trafficking in Persons (TiP) report from the American State Department describes St. Maarten as a source, transit, and destination for women, children and men subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Opinion: Upcoming elections: deluge of empty promises

Promises, promises Right, elections are coming and nobody will be able to escape the deluge of empty promises political parties are going to make. Voters, who want to keep their sanity during this siege of political verbal terrorism, ought to keep

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Opinion: Political party CPC concerned about the apparent financial mismanagement of St. Maarten since gaining country status on 10-10-2010

Political party Citizens for Positive Change (CPC) has reviewed the General Audit Chamber’s 2012 Financial Compliance Report and is concerned about the apparent financial mismanagement of St. Maarten since gaining country status on 10-10-2010. C

Opinion - Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Opinion: The war against the big gulp (large cups for soda drinks)

Big Gulp Super cups. No, we are not talking about soccer here. This is about the mega super cups New Yorkers love or hate. The ones they use for slobbering sodas. The Supreme Court of the state of New York shot down a proposal to ban half-liter cu