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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Wiels murder suspect Fonseca released

WILLEMSTAD – Burney “Nini” Fonseca, a suspect in the Helmin Wiels murder trial, has been released under strict conditions, the Curacao Chronicle reported yesterday. The judge stressed, however, that he is still a suspect. He must turn in his p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Minister Lake: Vromi ready to accept responsibility for Kadaster

St. Maarten – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake said yesterday that although at the moment his ministry does not have any legal responsibility over the land surveyor and registry office known as Kadaster, he is ready to take over once given the mandate b

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Opinion: The marijuana debate

The debate about legalizing marijuana rages on the op-ed pages of the New York Times. The times has put itself squarely behind a move towards legalization, but our Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson said this week that the government is not contem

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Opinion: Voter-fraud (An American perspective by David Firestone)

With the elections looming, and the ruling in the election fraud case coming up, the attention moves from billboards to fraud. How virulent is this phenomenon and how do you get a grip on it? David Firestone looks at this issue from the American pers

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Court declares $1.5 million land purchase again null and void (Even though buyer has a notarial deed)

Corallo’s IFPS bid to halt Caravanserai auction fails St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance rejected yesterday a request by Francesco Corallo’s company International Financial Planning Services (IFPS) to halt the auction of the Caravan

Editorial - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Editorial: Long lease (Wheeling and dealing)

Follow the money. That is always a wise thing to do when things do not smell right. The court ruling that allows a local bank to continue with the auction of the Caravanserai Resort next week put long lease rights smack in the center of attention.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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MP Leonard questions PM on alleged Winair debt

St. Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party Member of Parliament is seeking answers from Winiar shareholder representative Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams about a supposed debt of $1.4 million owed to a company in Guadeloupe. Leonard said in a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Legal policy advisor takes PM to court over dubious suspension

Social Economic Council implodes under warring secretary-general St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The Social Economic Council has virtually collapsed due to a conflict between its Secretary-General Gerard Richardson and legal policy advisor Arj

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Confusion about annual accounts from subsidized foundations 

MHF: “We submit documents every year” St. Maarten – That the board for financial supervision has not received annual accounts from foundations that receive annual government subsidies is in most cases not due to those foundations. This appe

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Opinion: Easy bedfellows (Plastkerk and Integrity, realities of political life is that good governance is only an ideal )

We expect good governance and transparency from the Dutch. But Stolte, Isabella and now the secret appointment of a very senior civil servant for the RCN in Bonaire have ruined that perception, Curacao Chronicle writes in a column that bears no auth

Opinion - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Opinion: An uneducated guess

Our front page story about an ugly power struggle at the Social Economic Council is about more than the uncertainty this has brought to its legal policy advisor Arjen Alberts. It is about the integrity and the unshakable solidity of an institution th

Editorial - Posted by on August 10, 2014

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Editorial: Fallout (Malaysia Airlines flight MH17) EU/US Impose Sanctions, Russia counters with Sanctions as well

How quickly the attention has faded from the disaster with the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in the Ukraine. The fallout of this human tragedy now continues on the political stage. The European Union and the United States have imposed