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Editorial - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Editorial: Guns off the streets

The crackdown on illegal firearms by the police is long overdue. There is another epidemic on St. Maarten besides dengue and chikungunya: the gun virus. Thursday’s confiscation of 4 semi-automatic pistols with extended clips and a snub nosed AK 47

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Wit report confirmation: St. Maarten parliament is not functioning as it should

The Wit-report confirms something everybody knows: St. Maarten's Parliament is not functioning as it should. This does not mean that all parliamentarians are slackers, or that all parliamentarians are taking their jobs way too lightly. We know the ex

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Cruelty to iguanas

Dear Editor, For years a family in Great Bay has held in captivity some iguanas.  On various occasions I’ve tried to contact the Nature Foundation as well as some animal rescue foundations to remind them about the situation and make a plea to d

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Open Government part II

Dear editor, After the publication of my first article on “Open Government” the topic has triggered many responses. Please allow me to continue on the platform of Open Government, and I ask the public to be open-minded and decide who they woul

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Integrity report presents scathing assessment – St. Maarten Parliament under fire

St. Maarten – Many within and outside of Parliament doubt whether the important task of this institution is currently executed adequately. That is the mildest remark in the integrity report of the Wit Committee about the functioning of St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Two more handguns confiscated

St. Maarten - Police confiscated two more illegal handguns yesterday as they continue to execute their plan of action to remove all illegal weapons from the streets and to prosecute those responsible. During a search of two suspect vehicles the pist

French St. Martin News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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St. Martin’s Vice President Guillaume Arnel receives French medal of merit

CONCORDIA—Vice President of the Collectivité Guillaume Jacques Arnel received the prestigious Medal of Merit from the President of the Republic of France. He was pinned with the medal by Prefét Philippe Chopin at a ceremony held at the Chamber of

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Report in Atlanta Business Chronicle: Tropical Shipping paid kickbacks to foreign port

St. Maarten – AGL Resources Inc., the largest national gas distribution company in the United States, sold Tropical Shipping for around $220 million to a subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources Inc., a privately owned company in Seattle. The sales follows

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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DP wants risk assessment by Central Bank – Harbor’s legal team calls Zebec N.V.’s $100M claim “frivolous”

 St. Maarten - The Harbor Group of Companies says that the $100 million claim from Zebec NV against it is “wholly without merit” but the Democratic Party said in a press release that it is “seriously concerned” about the matter. Zebec claim

Opinion - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Principles

Is there anybody out there still able to follow the political points of view about the purchase of the Vorst Estate? We certainly have trouble making sense of the reaction from Vromi-Minister Lake after the court sentenced the government to come up w

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Opinion: Incomprehensibility

Dear Editor, I will quote from the Daily Herald paper regarding the Daily Herald and the report of the Integrity Committee (your paper from last Friday) and you may tell the public (in a note under this article) that what is quoted by your paper a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Call to register for 21st FCCA cruise conference

St. Maarten - The business community is encouraged to register for the 21st Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) conference and trade show from October 6-10. The process to start registering for one-on-one meetings with cruise executives h

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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St. Maarten Government reaction to Wit-report still missing

St. Maarten – Up to yesterday, the government still had not released its reaction to Doing the Right Things Right, the report from the Wit Committee about Integrity in Public Administration. The report’s publication together with the government

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Ministers are indecisive, Minister Lake says

St. Maarten – V.R.O.M.I. Minister Maurice Lake says the indecisiveness within the Council of Ministers is costing government money and sending the wrong message to the youth. “A case in point is Denicio Richardson, former Head of Postal Servi

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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National Alliance: hold Minister Lake liable for Vorst Estate land purchase

St. Maarten - National Alliance says UP’s Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake should be held liable for his wrongdoings in the Vorst Estate land deal and for putting the people of St. Maarten in unnecessary expense of having to pay for the significantly ov

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 25, 2014

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National Alliance: focus on realistic achievements

St. Maarten – The National Alliance (NA) plans to focus on responsible, attainable and realistic achievements for residents by addressing the issues that directly affect the people of St. Maarten in the next governing period, the party said in a pr