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Editorial - Posted by on January 5, 2015

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Editorial: Competitive economy

A productive, competitive and robust economy. That is what Up-leader Heyliger envisions for the coming year. Unfortunately, the Gumbs-cabinet has made clear that it will implement the controversial counterpart policy. That will get in the way of that

Opinion - Posted by on January 5, 2015

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Opinion: Nudism – Taking the plunge

Nudism triggers weird reactions in people. Though everybody is born in the same costume – gender differences aside – there are still people who frown upon nudism as if it is the new Sodom and Gomorrah. The reality is rather different, as the stor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 5, 2015

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Timeshare Association offers help to Caravanserai victims

St. Maarten – “It isn't a perfect solution, but a number of St. Maarten timeshare properties are stepping forward to offer timeshare condo accommodations to beleaguered Caravanserai timeshare owners,” Jeff Berger reports in his St. Maarten Week

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Today’s predictions for the New Year: Still no waste-to-energy plant, no plastic bag-ban, no new hospital

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – “It seems almost too easy: predict what will and what will not happen in St. Maarten in any given year.” that was the first sentence of the article we published exactly a year ago about our predictions for the

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Police asks witnesses to come forward: Wounded septuagenarian passes away in bedroom

St. Maarten – A 72-year old man, whose identity has not yet been released by the police, was found wounded in the bedroom of his home in Upper Princess Quarter on Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. Police officers and paramedics rushed to the scene and a

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Teen queen wins pageant in St. Kitts

St. Maarten - Reigning Teen Carnival Queen D’Shnay Mathew York added another crown by winning the Haynes Smith Talent Teen Caribbean Pageant in St. Kitts on Tuesday night. Mathew-York narrowly beat out the representative from St. Kitts to bring a

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New Year’s address prime Minister Gumbs: Government wants to implement controversial counterpart policy

St. Maarten – In his inaugural New Year’s address, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs has indicated that his government will make work of implementing the controversial counterpart policy and that it will tackle the gray economy. Gumbs’ address is fi

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UP-leader Theo Heyliger: Budget, economy and education are priorities

St. Maarten – Financial management, education and the economy are three of the priorities United People’s party leader MP Theo Heyliger mentions in his New Year’s address. “Along with my coalition partners I will be working diligently with th

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Economic Affairs Minister Claret Connor: “Service levels and standards are important principles”

St. Maarten – The government will share many ideas and initiatives to trigger tangible economic growth in the first few months of 2015 and most of these initiatives will be done in collaboration with the private sector and non-governmental organiz