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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Cft warns that government entities have to follow the rules: Massive failure to file annual accounts

St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision Cft has not received a single 2013 annual financial account from government-owned companies and foundations. In a letter to Finance Minister Martin Hassink dated July 4, the Cft demands that the mi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Health authorities monitoring deadly Ebola outbreak closely

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Public Health Cornelius de Weever said on Thursday that public health authorities at the Ministry of Public Health are closely monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, adding that Ebola does not pose an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Former Mayor Fleming endorses wife and speaks of island unity

St. Maarten - Former St. Martin Mayor Albert Fleming shared his vision for the unification of the northern French side and southern Dutch side of the island. “I am a people person and I love my country,” said Fleming. “Things on the French sid

Editorial - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Editorial: Annual accounts (of subsidies to foundations)

The government does not have a good track record when it comes to subsidies – and that is being kind. The subsidy ordinance contains one simple rule: entities that request subsidies on an annual basis have to submit an annual financial report over

Opinion - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Opinion: Old age pensions

Everyone working in SXM pays AOV to the SZV. This fund is a solidarity fund. The working class pays for those who are on pension. The pension amount is set at 1,000 guilders. The basis for receiving this pension is the number of years a person is reg

Opinion - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Opinion: The marijuana myth

The New York Times has thrown itself full speed on the marijuana debate. This week, the newspaper’s op-ed pages were filled with a thorough overview of the impact this soft drug could have. “For Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug

Opinion - Posted by on August 3, 2014

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Opinion: Election campaign rules a travesty – DP Aplauds them, however disobeys them as well

On Thursday, the Democratic Party applauded the campaign rules Justice Minister Dennis Richardson has put in place. On Friday, the party erected a huge campaign billboard at the Belvedere roundabout smack in front of Roy Marlin’s Delta Petroleum ga