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Editorial - Posted by on July 14, 2014

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Editorial: Beyond ironic

Our political parties are ignoring the rules the Ministry of Justice has issued for the election campaign practically across the board. We have seen billboards at roundabouts, flags on the Prince Bernhard Bridge and banners on streetlight poles.

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

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Political parties violate permit-conditions of campaign material along public roads

Chief Commissioner De Witte calls on common sense St. Maarten – Political parties across the board pay no heed to the guidelines issued by Justice Minister Dennis Richardson, it appears from the way parties have placed their campaign billboards

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

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CPC board members sidelined President Rueben Thompson

St. Maarten – Secretary Paul Dijkhoffz and treasurer Paul Henriquez pulled the plug on the participation of Citizens for Positive Change in the August 29 elections, it appears from an explanation the party’s founder, president and designated num

Opinion - Posted by on July 14, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Still about positive change: An explanation (CPC)

Dear Editor, Over the past few days there has been much speculation regarding the Citizens for Positive Change Party’s (CPC) decision not to contest the 2014 Parliamentary elections. CPC’s decision was made public in the afternoon of Thursday

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

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St. Maarten Ministry announces new policy for “commercial sex workers”

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor wants to implement new policy rules for work permits for prostitutes and exotic dances immediately. This appears from a memorandum about “commercial sex workers” that app

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

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Streetlight war between Minister Lake and MP Roy Marlin

St. Maarten – The campaign for the August 29 elections has just started and already Vromi-Minister Lake and DP faction leader Roy Marlin are at war. Lake accuses the DP of damaging cables that feed streetlights along the Pondfill. Marlin is callin

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

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Alexander calls for private sector marketing

St. Maarten - The  solution for economic growth for the island should be done through marketing the island by the private sector, said Lisa Alexander who is the number 5 candidate of the United St. Maarten party. “The private sector will market t

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

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American company wins waste to energy concession

St. Maarten – The American company Synergy has won the bid for a concession agreement for the solid waste processing plan on Pond Island, Vromi-Minister Maurice lake announced in a press release last night. The council of Ministers and the legal af

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

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Police raid marijuana plantation

St. Maarten – On Saturday morning around 10 a.m. police raided a house on Gibbs Drive in Dutch Quarter where officers found a plantation with around 300 marijuana plants. The raid followed after information from within the police department. Whe