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Prosecution inadmissible in election fraud trial: Class justice, judge rules

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance accused the Public Prosecutor’s Office of class justice in its ruling in the election fraud case yesterday, and revealed that United People’s party leader Theo Heyliger deposited $3 million of his own

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Party leaders avoid Laser 101 debate: Rhoda Arrindell (UP): “Stupid grievances downed first Wescot-Williams cabinet”

St. Maarten – Party leaders declined to take part in what would have been the last political debate before the elections on Friday yesterday. Radio station Laser 101 had invited UP-leader Theo Heyliger, DP-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams, NA-leader W

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Gaming industry hardly subject to controls: Casinos owe millions to treasury

St. Maarten – Casinos owe the treasury approximately 11 million guilders ($6.15 million) in arrears for casino controller fees. The Wit-Committee writes this in Doing the Right Things Right, its report about Integrity in Public Administration.

Opinion - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Opinion: Too many red flags

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Residents of St. Maarten know themselves who they are and believe in what they are. Others know what they read about St. Maarten and that’s what they tend to believe in. Are the media to blame for what they read? No! The ev

Opinion - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Opinion: Questions for the UP-leader (Theo Heyliger)

Dear Editor, Please allow me the use of your esteem daily to pose the following questions to the leader of the United People’s Party: Can the leader of the UP tell the citizens of Country St. Maarten, which political party, while in governmen

Opinion - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Opinion: Nationalized bus system

Dear Editor, Over the years I have seen our leaders propose several solutions to help alleviate traffic congestion. Some of the solutions include stop lights, round-a-bouts, bridges, a moratorium on bringing in cars and tunnels. Several of them we

Editorial - Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Editorial: They’re all guilty

The court ruling in the election fraud case must be manna from heaven for politicians. No crime was committed; the favorite line of UP-candidate Maria Buncamper-Molanus might soon become the mantra of other misguided politicians. The court declare