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St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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National energy policy hits a nerve in the Netherlands

St. Maarten – The article this newspaper published last Saturday about St. Maarten’s national energy policy has triggered questions in the Dutch Parliament from VVD-MP André Bosman and PvdA-MP Roelof van Laar. Articles about the energy policy al

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Customs officer jailed 7 years for mega cocaine shipment

Court describes defendant as “rotten apple in the basket” St. Maarten – “There is no doubt that several employees of the company Swissport Cargo Services in Curacao, the airport police in Curacao and / or the customs in Curacao and St. Maa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Cft: Stay the course of balanced budgets, keep improving financial management

St. Maarten – The College financieel toezicht (Cft) said yesterday in a press release that the execution of the 2014 budget is running its course on both Curaçao and Sint Maarten. “If the countries continue on this path, their budgets will stay

Opinion - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Opinion: Stealing (Parliamentary) seats – one more time

A Member of Parliament who leaves his faction or who is kicked out of his faction can keep his or her seat. This is the opening line in a brochure of the Dutch government entitled “Van abdicatie tot zetelroof” (From abdication to seat robbery).

Opinion - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Opinion: Look in the mirror

What do you do with a teenager who denies every responsibility for anything he does? Apparently, the parents of the young man who was in court yesterday did not have the right answer – otherwise he would not have been in court in the first place.

Opinion - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Opinion: Insult (main politicians not showing up on ceremonial day)

The opening of the parliamentary year is not for nothing announced as a solemn affair. It is, after all, one of those events on the calendar that pays tribute to the constitutional democracy we all value. The prime servants of this system, our minist

Uncategorized - Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Editorial: Pay attention

The Cft recently published its report on the financial state of affairs for both Curacao and St. Maarten and there are positive developments in both countries that are worth applauding, while imparting wise words of caution. The good news is that