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Editorial - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Editorial: Lame and indifferent (Timeshare legislation)

It appears from a letter to the editor that timeshare owners already submitted their proposals for legislation to Prime Minister Wescot-Williams in 2011. Those proposals were ignored, but now the former prime minister who is currently the lone DP-mem

Opinion - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Opinion: A tribute to WordPerfect

Who remembers WordPerfect? Its 5.1 version was good and simple –and there are still people who miss it. Sociologist Herman Vuijsje is one of them, and I am completely with him, struggling as I do at times with the hopelessly stupid word processor M

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Opinion: Consumer protection

In 2011 and 2012, a group of timeshare owners approached government and discussed a series of eleven legislative proposals which we felt should be included in the proposed timeshare owners’ consumer protection legislation. We were intentionally exc

Opinion - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Opinion: Connected and interdependent (global oil price down, GEBE no change)

This community is wrought with issues that need addressing in a no-nonsense manner to truly give relief to our people and stop the continuous slide of large parts of the society to the sub-poverty line. This government has got to come to grips with a

Opinion - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Opinion: Troubled budget

The central committee of parliament will meet on Thursday to discuss the draft 2015 budget. There is trouble in the air, because the cabinet sticks to its 445 million-budget, despite the advice from financial supervisor Cft to reduce it to 226 millio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Demand for report about Bureau Telecommunication and Post: BTP-statement exasperates MP Sarah Wescot-Williams

St. Maarten – Democratic Party MP Sarah Wescot-Williams has reacted rather exasperated at the press release the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) sent to the media just before the weekend. In the release, the BTP-board denies fraud-allegation

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Caravanserai timeshare owners join forces for legal battle

St. Maarten – Timeshare owners who were robbed of their rights at the former Caravanserai resort in Beacon Hill (now Alegria) have formed an association that will initiate legal procedures against Alegria and its beneficial owner Ray Sidhom. Curren

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Vacation Expo – again – without St. Maarten

UTRECHT – Since Friday there is finally a peak in attendance at the Vacation Expo in Utrecht, representatives of the Caribbean islands (minus St. Maarten – ed.) say. At the large Curacao Village a long row a visitors is waiting at the snack stand

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Gumbs reiterates integrity is top priority; Submits notifications of assets to council

St. Maarten —Three days before the legally stipulated deadline, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs submitted to the Council of Advice the written declarations and notifications (assets/holdings, secondary positions/interests) of the new ministers as well

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Aruban ministers could be prosecuted for corruption

ORANJESTAD – The Public Prosecutor’s Office will decide shortly whether it will prosecute Tourism Minister Otmar Oduber, Infrastructure Minister Benny Sevinger, the management of the Aruba Investment Bank and Prime Minister Mike Eman, Ariën Rasm

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Gumbs to Wescott-Williams: screening happened under your tenure

St. Maarten —Current Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs has pointed out to former Prime Minister that the screening of candidate ministers was done under her tenure and that since taking office he has not made any statements regarding the role of the Dut

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Dutch Kingdom-countries join forces to fight crime

THE HAGUE – The judicial cooperation between the Netherlands, Aruba, Sint Maarten and Curacao gets a more structural character, Pieter Hofmann reports on Caribisch Netwerk. This is the conclusion of the Judicial Four-Country Consultation according

St. Maarten News - Posted by on January 22, 2015

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Naf 1.742 per liter for gas

St. Maarten —Customers at the pumps will be able to get more fuel for their money today as gas prices drop even further to reflect the international drop of oil prices. Effective January 19th, the price of a litter of unleaded gasoline is Naf1.7