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Editorial - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Editorial: Aren’t politicians supposed to be role models?

The police are opting for a careful approach towards possible violations of the rules for the placement of political campaign material on public roads. It is of course always better to talk things over than to strong-arm citizens into obedience. S

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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D66-MP Wassila Hachchi: “Let Council of State investigate conflict about Aruba’s budget”

THE HAGUE  - The Council of State has to investigate the conflict about Aruba’s budget as soon as possible, D66-parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi said yesterday afternoon also on behalf of the CDA. According to Hachchi the answers Minister Ronald

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Tax bailiff goes after American University

St. Maarten – The bailiff for the tax inspectorate has served a distress warrant to the American University of the Caribbean NV. This entity, owned by Chinese-born American immigrant Paul Tien, sold the university in 2011 for $200 million to Devry

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Police will discuss campaign advertising with parties

St. Maarten – The police will address the placement of campaign material with the leaders of political parties that so far have ignored the conditions set forth in the general permit that allows parties to advertise along public roads. Based on

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Minister de Weever declines to accept campaign donations

St. Maarten – Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever, the number 2 candidate on the list of the Democratic Party, will not accept donations for his political campaign, he stated in a brief press release. Instead, De Weever encourages people who

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Violation on privacy

The way the signing of the list was done was definitely an infringement on democracy and on the people's rights to endorse whichever list they wished to without this being known to onlookers that were in the booth observing who signed which list. The

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Opinion: Quality adjusted life years

The United People’s party wants to give St. Maarten a new hospital. At least that seems to be the focal campaign promise of the green party. How much such a hospital will cost and – most importantly – whether this building will provide better m

Opinion - Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Education the way forward

Dear editor, Sint Maarten has taken the necessary steps to ensure that the island was in line with the UNICEF Rights of the Child Act that states “that every child has the right to an education”.  This came with the introduction of the law on