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Opinion - Posted by on September 3, 2014

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Opinion: Coalition government

The results of Friday’s elections asked for a coalition government, and there were four possibilities, to know: UP/NA (11 seats), UP/USp or UP/DP (each 9 seats) and NA/DP/USp (8 seats). The election campaign clearly showed NA/DP/USp campaigning

Opinion - Posted by on September 3, 2014

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Opinion: Governing program (Are we going to get the change we voted for?)

Now that the dust has settled, the votes have been counted and the jobs have been divided the electorate will be scratching its collective heads and wonder: where to now? Are we going to get the change we voted for? Are we getting what we voted for p

Opinion - Posted by on September 3, 2014

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Opinion: Personal liability of politicians

With the birth of a new government that does not include the United People’s party, the fate of Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake could take a turn for the worse concerning his potential personal liability for the overpriced purchase of the Vorst Estate

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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St. Maarten elections 2014: Three-party agreement sends Heyliger to opposition benches

Suspects Matser and Buncamper-Molanus in new parliament, Laveist disappears St. Maarten – A handwritten note signed by NA-leader William Marlin, DP-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams and kingmaker Frans Richardson, leader of the US party, sealed the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Man arrested for gun possession

St. Maarten – A man was arrested for gun possession in Simpson Bay on Saturday at approximately 11:20 pm in the vicinity of Reggae Pool Bar and Grill, the police reported. According to police, a patrol was approached in the area by a man who said t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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St. Maarten Governor begins consultations following elections

St. Maarten –Governor Eugène Holiday has decided to start consultations regarding the formation of a new government following the results of the island’s first parliamentary elections last Friday. His cabinet said that the Governor has noted th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Board of Financial Supervision advises investigation into BTP-management

Annual account 2010 Bureau Telecommunication and Post still not verified St. Maarten – The board for financial supervision (Cft) advises the government to have the General Audit Chamber or the government accountant bureau Soab investigate the an

Opinion - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Opinion: Wrong signals (St. Maarten elections)

That the supporters, not to mention the leadership of the United People’s Party are disappointed about the developments that followed the results of Friday’s elections is understandable, but it does not mean that the UP could not have seen this c

Opinion - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Reader’s Opinion: Gridlock government

Dear Editor, Let me congratulate all the new parliamentarians. This is your chance to make a clear contrast about yourself than those parliamentarians who were before you. The people of St. Martin are the big losers. Let me explain why, second tim

Opinion - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Opinion: Coalition government (Good or bad?)

Are coalition governments bad for a country as Miguel Arrindell writes elsewhere on this page? This is not necessarily so, but the success of such a government depends on the willingness of coalition partners to work together and to listen to each ot

Editorial - Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Editorial: Governing program

A hangover for the party that won most of the votes and a tough job ahead for the three parties that intend to form the new government. That sums up the political developments that unfolded on Friday and that continued into the wee morning hours on S

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