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Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2014

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Editorial: Decision about prosecuting former minister Maria Buncamper Molanus long overdue

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has been unable to take a decision about the criminal prosecution of former Public Health Minister Maria-Buncamper-Molanus for the past three-and-a-half years, and it continues to leave this question in limbo. This

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

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The Face of poverty: Adrianna’s story “What happens to me, could happen to you tomorrow”

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – Forty years ago she started coming from her native Antigua to St. Maarten selling vegetables, paying her own passage and taking care of herself. Now Adrianna is 74, she lives with her daughter in Belvedere and she

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

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St. Maarten Parliament reconvenes on Vorst land purchase deal: More sabre rattling as election looms

St. Maarten – The plenary session of Parliament on the Vorst family land deal was reconvened yesterday. And once again the argument became sharply divided along party lines as coalition partner the Democratic Party (DP) sided with the National All

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

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Total cost close to $39 million: St. Maarten Government now owns administration building

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams signed on Monday the buy-out agreement for the new government administration building on Pond Island with developer RGM. The buy-out price is $12,387,500. Together with the BOOT-fees the government

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

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Fallen minister candidate for UP in August: Buncamper-Molanus seeks absolution from prosecution

St. Maarten – Former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus has petitioned the court to order the Public Prosecutor’s Office to put an end to the uncertainty about a possible criminal investigation against her. Solicitor-General Taco Ste

Opinion - Posted by on July 4, 2014

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State of the art (hospital promised, but no consultation with Health Minister

We have the feeling that things do not really gel anymore in the coalition of the United People’s party and the Democratic Party. The upcoming elections are blowing their icy winds through the corridors of power and parties want to distinguish them

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 4, 2014

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Opinion: St. Martin politicians: parasites

Parasites Dear editor, Let’s have an honest discussion about our leaders. I call them a parasite and if you make an accusation, in the court of law you have to prove it. A parasite (St. Martin politicians) is an organism (The native St. Marti

Opinion - Posted by on July 4, 2014

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The numbers… for the St. Maarten Government building on Pond Island

The numbers for the government administration building on Pond Island do not look good. Adding up all the numbers we have arrived at a total cost of $38.7 million – and that is an estimate. Prime Minister Wescot-Williams said yesterday that the

Opinion - Posted by on July 4, 2014

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Mindboggling decision of our Prime Minister to appeal Postal Services case

    Dear editor, The Board of the OSPP has been following with keen interest this case of the Postal Services and Mr. Denicio Richardson from the beginning to present. We never understood why he was suspended in the first place see