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Emilio Wilson Estate owners take government back to court

St. Maarten – The owners of the Emilio Wilson Estate will go back to court if the government does not make the agreed down payment by July 31, Mark Meijjer, the attorney for the owners, stated in a press release. The owners, Henri Brookson and

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Board of Financial Supervion (Cft) warns Minister Hassink

Insufficient information: no budget-approval St. Maarten – The Board for financial supervision (Cft) has warned Finance Minister Martin Hassink that the draft budget 2015 has to meet specific requirements. “If the Cft does not have sufficient

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St. Maarten Carnival cleaner wants her money

SCDF keeps 60-year old waiting since May 5 St. Maarten – Florentina Segura was happy to get a job again as a cleaning contractor in the Festival village during this year’s Carnival season. But her happiness has soured considerably, because af

Opinion - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Opinion: G.E.B.E’s 62+ relief program

Is it going to be a relief or a headache? We’re not sure about this, after utility company Gebe announced in a press release that it had received all applications for its 62+-relief program. Maybe it is just us, but the information we receive about

Opinion - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Opinion: One way ticket

One way ticket Postulation Day is rapidly approaching and so far, the ministry of justice has issued no guidelines. That could still come of course – better late than never – but still, one would expect a more pro-active approach these days in

Opinion - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Opinion: Back to court

As was already made public in the daily newspapers of June 26, the owners of the Emilio Wilson Estate offered to make a donation of  $1 million out of the purchase price to be received to be distributed amongst community projects in return for a fix

Editorial - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Editorial: 58 days waiting to get paid

We do not doubt the good intentions of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation, but we do question its wisdom and prudence. Our front-page story about the cleaning lady who has been waiting since May 5 to be paid for her services shows tha

Opinion - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Opinion: Postulation Day (Some candidates with a solid history, and some with a dark history)

Among all the horses that will enter the race for fifteen seats in parliament on August 29, there are a couple of candidates with a solid history in terms of winning votes. There are also several dark horses – some with a history that shows they ar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Man arrested after police chase

St. Maarten – A man was arrested last Friday after a police chase in Middle Region. He is believed to be the same suspect that escaped police custody after another high speed car chase the day before, police said. At the Philipsburg police station

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Donated prescription glasses go a long way: “It saved my life”

St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – “Thanks to Port de Plaisance and all those people who called me,” Swinda Abram said yesterday at the Today office. Abram was accompanied by two other women, C. Christopher and Jaquiline Pemberton, who also recei

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Council of Ministers to discuss Vorst family land deal

St. Maarten -  Prime Minister Sarah Wescott-Williams discussed the ongoing land purchase issue with the public during her live radio call in show One on One with the Prime Minister last Friday on 98.1. The Prime Minister explained that the issue wil

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8 political parties registered for elections

St. Maarten -All 8 political parties that applied for registration to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections have been registered by the Electoral Council. These parties are now eligible to run in the parliamentary elections on August 2

Editorial - Posted by on July 8, 2014

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Editorial: Reform

The statements made by the Prime Minister about the Council of Ministers left us both disturbed and surprised. That there is the possibility under our chosen system of government for ministers to not know what the other is doing once their budgets ha