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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Ministers pay no attention to millions in grants: Control over subsidies fails

St. Maarten – The government paid 78.2 million guilders in subsidies to 58 different organizations in 2013, but it has no clue whether these organizations used the money in an appropriate manner. The subsidy-amount represents 20.1 percent of the 20

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Plans Little Bay include open beach-access

St. Maarten – Karis Development NV obtained a building permit for the construction of seven apartment buildings in Little Bay, between Little Bay Pond and the beach. The permit department at the Vromi-Ministry approved the permit on October 20. The

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Philipsburg gets first mini mall

St. Maarten - When the new mall opens it’s doors today for the first time, in addition to having a variety of items on the shelves only available in Panama, they will be making it possible for at least 15 persons to be employed for now, but that fi

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Opinion: Competition Authority

Some people are good at giving other the impression that time stands still. Especially parliamentarians seem to be gifted in this field. To illustrate our point, read here what we wrote more than two years ago in November 2012 – and keep in mind th

Opinion - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Opinion: Promises, motions and more promises

St. Maarten is not the only place on earth where banning single-use plastic grocery bags takes longer than the education of the average law student. After all the promises, motions and more promises, St. Maarten is still nowhere. How difficult could

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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CPS appeals to garages and tire shops to help stop mosquitoes

St. Maarten - The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), is appealing to garage owners and tire repair shops to take measures to remove mosquito breeding sites from their establishments and to maintain on a daily basis control measures to eliminate an

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 8, 2014

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Gasoline prices plunge even further

St. Maarten—The price of unleaded gasoline and diesel will be reduced at the pumps today from Naf 2.193 per litter for unleaded gasoline to Naf 2.067 per litter and from Naf 2.006 per litter for diesel to Naf 1.893 per litter. The Government of