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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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Unemployed father calls for support with school fees

Anonymous businessman helped him out, but there are others St. Maarten – George Antoine Hodge is an unemployed father who struggles financially. With the new school year beginning today, there are school fees to be paid. He turned to Julian Rol

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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DP removed campaign material in Belvedere, but: Roundabout billboards remain an issue

St. Maarten – The police had to intervene and in the end, the Democratic Party yielded and took down its oversized political billboard at the Belvedere roundabout on Friday. Chief Commissioner Peter de Witte said that officers had checked the situa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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Lenny Priest wants clarity about St. Maarten Medical Center

St. Maarten – Lenny Priest, leader of the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP), has asked clarification from Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever about the possible construction of a new hospital. In a letter dated August 6 (last week Wednesd

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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UP-candidate Terry Peterson: “A vote for Frans means four more years of Laville”

St. Maarten – “A vote for Frans (Richardson – ed.) and the US Party is a vote for another unstable Romain Laville government,” Terry Peterson, the number 8 candidate on the list of the United People’s party (UP)  stated in a press release

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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Financial supervision (Cft) blames four ministries for delay in 2015 budget

St. Maarten – The 2015 budget will be ready by the end of the month, Finance Minister Martin Hassink told this newspaper last week. That is more than a month after the budget should have been submitted to the Council of Advice and to financial sup

Opinion - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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Opinion: The change we don’t need

UP-candidate Maria Buncamper-Molanus put two slogans on her campaign billboard that is to be seen, amongst others, at the junction of Zagersgut Road and Coralita Road. The first one reads: The Change We Need. The second one, at the bottom, proclaims:

Editorial - Posted by on August 12, 2014

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Editorial: Budget woes of Country St. Maarten

The 2015 budget follows a familiar pattern. Like in previous years, the budget will not make the deadline of September 1, when it ought to be submitted to Parliament. The deadline for submitting the draft budget to the Council of Advice and the finan