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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Former ministers fail to submit financial declarations

PM unaware of blank filing by former Justice Minister Duncan St. Maarten – Not all ministers that left office after the fall of the second Wescot-Williams cabinet have filed a declaration of their assets and financial affairs, Prime Minister S

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Franklin Meyers about his billboards: “I am not in breach of campaign rules”

St. Maarten – “I am not in breach of any campaign rule,” United People’s party candidate Franklin Meyers told this newspaper yesterday in a reaction to our report that the police will ask the Ministry of Vromi to remove political billboards f

St. Maarten News, Uncategorized - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Dutch Electoral Council wants ban on stemfies

THE HAGUE – The Dutch Electoral Council wants to ban the so-called stemfie – a picture taken by voters in the voting booth showing whom they voted for, the Telegraaf reported yesterday. In March, Minister Ronald Plaster (Home Affairs and Kingdom

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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De Weever warns politicians about requests for “special assistance”

St. Maarten – Members of Parliament, their wives, and candidates in the upcoming elections have been approaching civil servants at the Labor Department to ask “special assistance for their potential voters,” Minister of Public Health, Social De

Opinion - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Opinion: Empty promises of politicians in the elections

Elections bring out the best and the worst in people, candidates and potential voters alike. The traditional mudslinging does not surprise anyone anymore but it is getting old and it does not impress the thinking part of the electorate at all. Sur

Opinion - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Opinion: Blue murder (arrest of former minister and lottery boss)

Gerrit Schotte’s Movementu Futuro Kòrsou and attorney Eldon Sulvaran are screaming blue murder about the arrest of former Minister George Jamaloodin and lottery boss Robbie dos Santos. They use terms like black magic, claim that the prosecutor’s

Opinion - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Associations – Video Game Effects Phenomena

Decades ago our little godson Ryan came to visit us from Northern Ireland. One day, when we were going for a little trip and he sat content on the rear seat in my car, we heard him hum a tune – endlessly. Later we found out that this tune stems fro

Editorial - Posted by on July 31, 2014

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Editorial: Public disclosure

That former ministers have to file a declaration about their assets and finances within thirty days after leaving office seemed like a good idea. The reality is that this requirement – even though non-compliance carries a maximum prison sentence of