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St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Editorial: Not helpful (vague press statement from Minister Lake)

Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake is apparently not aware of the finer details of the articles of incorporation that regulate the St. Maarten Housing Foundation. That leads to public statements that are at odds with reality – and nobody stands to benefit

Opinion - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Opinion: More business as usual (at parliament)

Dear Editor, The Presidium of Parliament has taken note of the Today newspaper’s editorial under the heading “Business as usual (St. Maarten Parliament Meeting).” In connection with the postponement of meetings, Parliament has a right to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Minister Lake misreads articles of incorporation: Chaos at housing foundation

St. Maarten – The actions by a lone board member of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) to request the government’s accountants bureau (Soab) to carry out a forensic investigation, and also into the purchase-to-pay process and

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Police catch French car with gun and drugs

St. Maarten – The Customs Department and the police found marijuana and a gun on Friday evening in a car with a French license plate evening during a general control near the roundabout between Dutch Quarter and Belvedere. When officers control

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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“The people have had enough”: Priest demands a firm discount on utility bills

St. Maarten – According to media reports, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced that oil prices have fallen to an all-time low of $58 a barrel. Governments and energy companies all over the world have passed on this savings to their c

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Armed robbery at supermarket

St. Maarten – Two armed and masked men stormed the Vanke supermarket on Longwall Road on Sunday evening around 6.30 p.m. and forced the female cashier to hand over all the cash she had in the till. The woman complied because, according to the poli

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Governor Holiday addresses United Connection Foundation: “Stronger ties require deeper understanding of each other”

AMSTERDAM – Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday attended the first annual Christmas gala dinner of the United Sint Maarten Connection Foundation at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Amsterdam on Saturday. The theme for the dinner was “Stronger ties, stron

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 17, 2014

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Haitian community complains about treatment by Insel Air

St. Maarten – The Haitian community has a beef with Insel Air. This appears from statement by the president of the community, Jestan Guerrier, a long-time resident of St. Maarten. He feels that the airline is always putting passengers traveling to