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Editorial - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Editorial: Done nothing

Two things made us take notice in the paper today. One is the statement from the Democratic Party wanting to eliminate the turnover tax, and the other are the remarks made by former President of Parliament and National Alliance candidate Rodolphe Sam

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Level of political debate SHTA mixer disappoints

St. Maarten - The political mixer organized by the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel began with a disappointment when the leader of the United St. Maarten party did not show up. Prime Minister

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Polling stations increased to 20

St. Maarten - There has been an increase in the number of polling stations for the upcoming elections slated for August 29. This was announced by the chairman of the Central Voting Bureau Jason Rogers at a press conference at the Government Administ

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Unacceptable detention conditions give teenaged burglar his freedom

St. Maarten – A 17-year-old boy regained his freedom yesterday, after the Court in First Instance sentenced him to the 130 days of imprisonment he had already served for two attempted burglaries at a timeshare resort. The prosecution demanded 20 m

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Opinion by Leopold James: Growing concern

Reliable information reaching our movement clearly indicates that there is a growing concern within the UP-party of Theo Heyliger about a number of issues. One of these issues is that some candidates on the UP-list are increasingly feeling very un

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Opinion: Roundabouts and election propaganda

The definition of a roundabout seems to escape some of the candidates that are vying for a $125,000+ job for the next four years in our Parliament. The Democratic Party has reluctantly removed a billboard from the roundabout in Belvedere, and Miguel

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Opinion: Very very strange (Emilio Wilson Estate)

On June 30 the budget amendment 2014 was scheduled to be handled by Parliament. That meeting could not go through due to lack of a quorum. Next to the President, only three other Members of Parliament were present. According to MP William Marlin the

Editorial - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Editorial: Racist vandalism

People have vandalized public property since time immemorial and come election time it’s expected that rival and immature supporters of different political factions will attempt to deface their opponents. We don’t condone such actions, of course,

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Opinion by Elco Rosario: Left behind (study financing)

  Juliy would have loved so much to be on the students’ plane that left Sint Maarten on August 3. Not only because of the study financing had she requested from her government to help her among others with the ticket to go to Holland. Also

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion on the elections: Refreshing the memory

Dear Editor, In time of elections, it is always good to refresh the memory of the citizens of this island and compare the performance of politicians when the survivability of this island was at stake. Such a time for me was in September 1995, w

Opinion - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Opinion on the elections: Three hot topics

Citizens for Positive Change (CPC) may have pulled out of the elections, but it does not mean that the movement has gone to ground in idleness. On the contrary, the CPC-Facebook page has by now collected almost 1,400 likes, so it is fair to say that

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Romaine McNeil – Ambrosia at Axum Art Café

St. Maarten – She is showcasing her art work for the next two weeks at Mosera’s Axum Art Café on Front Street. On Thursday evening Romaine McNeil unveiled her pieces to the St. Maarten public. Her exhibition is called Ambrosia, a collection of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Publication integrity-report delayed until next week

St. Maarten – The publication of the integrity-report from the Wit-Committee has been delayed until next week Friday, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams informed this newspaper yesterday. The original publication date of the report plus the comm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Judge Rick Smid replaces Van de Ven to handle criminal cases

St. Maarten – Judge Koos van de Ven will leave his post at the court in Philipsburg per October 1 and return to the Netherlands where he will start working for the court in Amsterdam, the Common Court of Justice said in a press release yesterday. J

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 18, 2014

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Today Newspaper election poll off to a good start

St. Maarten -The Today Newspaper election poll is off to a good start. Within the first couple of days - up to yesterday afternoon -758 Chippie- users had cast their vote. The Chippie mobile network facilitates the poll. Chippie-users receive a text