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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Daylight armed robbery in Cole Bay

St. Maarten —On the heels of two failed armed robberies over the weekend, another armed robbery attempt was foiled yesterday morning. “At approximately 9:45 am several police patrols were sent to Union Caribe money transfer located on Welfare roa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Election result anchored in national decree: Central Voting Bureau confirms the numbers 

St. Maarten - The Central Voting Bureau chaired by attorney Jason Rogers announced in a brief public meeting at the A.C. Wathey legislative Hall yesterday afternoon that it had incorporated the results of the August 29 elections in a national decree.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Gracita Arrindell closes parliamentary year

St. Maarten – Parliament President Gracita Arrindell closed off the parliamentary year 2013-2014 yesterday morning in a meeting MPs used to express countless thank you’s and also to express their respect for each other. Highlight of the meeting w

Editorial - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Editorial: Departure policy

The parliamentary year 2013-02014 closed without any fireworks, or it must be the motion departing DP-faction leader Roy Marlin tabled. That motion urges the prime minister to inform the members of her cabinet not to do anything that would encumbe

Opinion - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Opinion: Educating the people (Parliament or the media?)

One of the poorly understood concepts among the Members of our Parliament – okay, among some of these members – is the role of the media. Yesterday, during the public meeting held on the occasion of the closure of the parliamentary year, we heard

Opinion - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Opinion: The root cause of all trouble (Parliamentarians are free to do as they please)

Are candidates that are elected to Parliament who do not win enough votes to win a seat on their own, enslaved to the party they belong to? This seems to be the gist of the opinion of Ed Gumbs, elsewhere in this newspaper. We disagree. The system

Opinion - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Opinion by Bienvenido Richardson: Three Amigos Coalition

Dear Editor, After yesterday’s press briefing and statements made by Leona Marlin about coming out victorious on leading the pack of wolves, I am wondering really in this coalition partnership, who really is leading the pack? Oh and by the wa

Opinion - Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Opinion: Lifting the moratorium on car rental licenses

We’re not confident that the explanation Economic Affairs Minister Ted Richardson gave at the end of last week about his reasons for lifting the moratorium on car rental licenses is solid. It feels too much like departure policy - a decision taken