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Editorial - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Editorial: Worst-case scenario (Politicians taking care of themselves)

Politicians have a tendency to take good care of themselves. Our front-page story about the political pensions for four soon to be ex-ministers and seven MPs that did not manage re-election depicts a worst-case scenario. These numbers are approximate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Departing politicians become a burden for the treasury

Political pensions could cost country St. Maarten $4 million St. Maarten – The change of government could cost the country over the next two years more than $4 million if all departing ministers and not re-elected members of parliament claim t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Ronald Plasterk caught on camera with Bada Bing boss Van den Heuvel

St. Maarten – Five days before the pro forma hearing in the Bada Bing bribery case, aka the Orca-investigation, Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel boarded a plane in the Netherlands for the Caribbean. Ronald Plasterk, Minister of Home Affairs and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Concerns about central radio room

Fourteenth report Progress Committee St. Maarten – The Progress Committee Sint Maarten observes in its fourteenth report with some dismay that no progress has been made with the joint radio room for police, fire department and ambulance services

Opinion - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Opinion: Parliamentarians with checkered histories

What kind of country do we want to be? That is the question Alex Rosaria, leader of the political party Pais in Curacao linked to his initiative-law that must make it possible to suspend members of parliament that have been detained or are suspected

Opinion - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Opinion by Michael J. Ferrier: Embrace each other

‎Dear Mr. Editor, If we truly want to make St. Maarten a better place for our children and grandchildren, letters to the Herald's Editor like the one in Sept 11th's edition under the caption "They have a right to" should become a thing of the pa

Opinion - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Opinion: Joint ventures (Marijuana Tourism)

There has been a lot of talk over the years in St. Maarten about diversifying the economy. That soon turned to diversifying the tourism industry. Terms like sports tourism and medical tourism became household expressions that have one thing in common

Opinion - Posted by on September 13, 2014

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Opinion by James E. Maduro: Witch Hunters

Dear Editor, Please find enclosed a letter written to my person from the Receiver’s office. I can only feel resentment coming from the wording of this letter and I hereby send you a copy for publishing. Such a reaction came, because writer fi