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Court ruling confirms again: Americans citizens do not need residence and work permits

St. Maarten – American citizens are entitled to establish themselves in St. Maarten and they do not need a work permit. That is the conclusion from a ruling by the Common Court of Justice in the case of US-citizen Hillary Grant vs. Minister of Jus

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Housing foundation board member Elston Fos speaks: “Lake knew what is going on”

St. Maarten – Four candidates for the three vacant positions on the supervisory board of the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation withdrew their candidacy this weekend “for fear of their lives,” attorney Jairo Bloem stated in a press rel

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Container fees went up 10 percent this year

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Harbour cargo Facilities NV, a subsidiary of the Harbour Holding Company, increased its container fees in 2014 by 10 percent. This appears from the holding’s 2014 budget. The tax for a 20-foot container went up to $284

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Court rules against admission by right of Slowakian citizen

Great Bay – St. Maarten does not have to admit Svetlana Kostelnikova by right to its territory. That is the gist of a ruling the Common Court of Justice published on Monday. In March the Court in First Instance ruled that the Slowakian national was

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Cornelius De-Weever says: “bring back our professionals”

Great Bay—St. Maarten graduates and professionals in Holland must, according to Minister Cornelius de Weever, be encouraged and motivated to return to the island to use their expertise and knowledge in building their country. The Social developm

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Witu wants teachers council established

St. Maarten —A national teacher’s council on St. Maarten would be in the best interest of teachers, according to statements from head of the local teachers union Claire Elshot following the union’s participation in an education conference in Be

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Extended business hours as of December 17, 2014

St. Maarten - Business hours have been extended to 10:00pm as of December 17 through December 30 for all businesses according to a notice from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. “This is in accordance with Article 5 of the Shop Closure Ordinance

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Final phase Chincactus Drive starts January

St. Maarten - The final phase of the ChinCactus road upgrade is carded to commence on January 5, according to information from Public Works Project Leader, Alfredo Pantophlet, The recently began drainage project in the Sucker Garden area is curre