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Editorial - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Editorial: Dead letter (short term labor contracts)

The dog and pony show about the abuse of short-term labor contracts has been a familiar guest in the former Island Council and in the Parliament. On Friday, the Social Economic Council published its advice about the changes to the civil code that oug

Opinion - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Opinion: Hilarious question (Dutch MP asks about vote buying)

Reality is weirder than fiction – we all know that. The Dutch parliamentarian Ronald van Raak and Minister Plasterk (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) added a new chapter to this perception, when the minister answered questions from Van Raak abou

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Ronald Plasterk: “Buying votes undermines St. Maarten’s democratic character”

THE HAGUE – Socialist Party parliamentarian Ronald van Raak received predictable answers from Minister Ronald Plasterk to his questions about the election fraud trial in St. Maarten. “It is not up to the minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relat

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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SER spots loophole in draft ordinance labor contracts

St. Maarten – The Social Economic Council (SER) has advised Justice Minister Dennis Richardson to remove any mention of a maximum term from the draft national ordinance on labor contracts. The current draft still contains this term and the SER warn

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Restaurant-owner remains jailed for eight more days

St. Maarten – The Judge of Instruction extended the detention of the 75-year-old owner of Toppers restaurant by eight days yesterday. Last week police visited the restaurant in Simpson Bay and found a handgun and ammunition for which the owner, H.A

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 23, 2014

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Incredible amount of trash collected at 2014 International Coastal Cleanup

St. Maarten - On Sunday September 21 a crowd of 247 enthusiastic nature minded volunteers showed up at the La Belle Creole property on Nettle Bay to volunteer for the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup. The volunteers consisting of high school stu