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Editorial - Posted by on March 9, 2015

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Editorial: Sad reality (Politics)

The electoral system is what it is. Hardly any candidate wins enough votes for a seat, so most MPs get their job on the strength of their party list. Should they, as political scientist Julio Romney suggests, be placed under some sort of higher su

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Opinion: Boardroom and bedroom

“IT’S easy to see how women benefit from equality — more leadership positions, better pay at work and more support at home. Men may fear that as women do better, they will do worse. But the surprising truth is that equality is good for men, too

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Opinion: Supernatural power

“I WAS sitting in a commuter train to London the first time I felt supernatural power rip through me. I was 23, and one year into my graduate training in anthropology. I had decided to do my fieldwork among educated white Britons who practiced what

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Judge: “Court not bound by guidelines gun possession”

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance offered a first glimpse at its position towards the guidelines Attorney-General Guus Schram recently issued for firearm possession. Basically, prosecutors in Curacao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands will d

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Scholar Julio Romney; “St. Maarten is not a country”

GREAT BAY – “Sint Maarten is not a country.” That statement from political scientist Julio Romney during the presentation of his book St. Maarten: Our Constituent State Constituent Framework resulted in a heated debate with Acting Governor Reyn

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Jose Lake: St. Maarten is ready for independence at next referendum

GREATBAY—St. Maarten is anticipated to take the leap to being an independent country within the next five years, president of the Independence for St. Martin Foundation Jose Lake said in a press conference yesterday. “We have seen a great incr

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Registration for Soca Rumble closed, music must be submitted Friday

St. Maarten - The promoter of the Soca Rumble "Battle of the Best" concert announced on Thursday that registration for the event is now closed. Promoter Grisha Marten said the response has been overwhelming with 25 plus registrants. She also reminde

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Romney’s draft electoral ordinance prohibits going independent

St. Maarten – Political analyst Julio Romney presented on Wednesday evening his proposal for electoral reform in the form of a draft electoral reconciliation ordinance. The draft contains two key differences with the current system. One is the way

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Labour department and TelEm meet today

St. Maarten —Officials of the Labour Department are carded to meet today with management of TelEm to discuss the Surinamese workers contracted to work for the company, allegedly without proper legal documents. Labour office representatives are

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Mathalympians get warm send off from TelEm

St. Maarten - TelEm Group gave a warm send off to a team of math students from Milton Peters College Thursday, by presenting them with some warm windbreaker jackets and a cash contribution towards their flight. The MPC math wizzes will be putting

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Officer involved shooting being investigated by Federal Police

St. Maarten - The young police officer involved in the shooting death of a young man in Belvedere on Wednesday night, has been questioned and will be questioned again as the investigation continues. However, although the officer accompanied his coll

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Dutch takes human struggling fight to Caribbean

THE HAGUE--At least one person faces deportation from the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, following human trafficking and exploitation inspections that were carried out there on Tuesday March 3. The inspections were a joint operation by the Roy

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Fuel related issue affect production at GEBE power plant

St. Maarten - Trouble with a Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Separator has been identified as the reason Utility Company NV GEBE has had to resort to load shedding during some parts of last week. Consumers in some areas have been receiving brief interruptio

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Junior Minister denies misleading parliament over drug dealer payment

THE HAGUE--Junior Justice Minister Fred Teeven has denied parliament was wrongly informed about a deal he struck with a convicted drugs dealer 15 years ago while a public prosecutor. On Wednesday, television current affairs show Nieuwsuur reported th

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Minister Connor and Chamber to better synchronize efforts

St. Maarten - Minister of TEATT Claret Connor met with the board of the Chamber of Commerce based on a February 15th request, and according to reports from the Chamber, the minister outlined his vision on economic development and the role of COCI.

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Open atelier route brings art closer to the people

WILLEMSTAD – That visitors and artists engage in conversation with each other, that is the most important thing during the third Open Atelier Route in Curacao, Sofie Custers reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Visitors get the opportunity to pose all the

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E-book workshop at the library Thursday

St. Maarten -  On Thursday, March 12th, the library will host another informative workshop on how to download e-books from the library’s website. “Come and learn about the PJ library’s great selection of E-books, available free of charge to a

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Curacaos Prime Minister Ivar Asjes meets with Bert Koenders to talk about Venezuela

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – During his working visit to Netherlands, Prime Minister Ivar Asjes had a conversation with the Kingdom Foreign Relations Minister Bert Koenders, on the situation in Venezuela. Minister Koenders recently indicated in a let

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Konket: “Minister Balborda Is violating his oath”

WILLEMSTAD – The opposition party PAR, through Armin Konket MP, has noted that the Member of Parliament for the coalition party PNP, Humphrey Davelaar gave Minister Earl Balborda till Wednesday, March 4, 12:30 pm to resign as Minister of Traffic, T

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Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers opens In Bahamas

GREATBAY/NASSAU, Bahamas - Perry Christie, prime minister of The Bahamas delivered the keynote address at the ninth ILO meeting of Caribbean labour ministers held in Nassau. Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO

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Baldora’s letter of resignation ready

WILLEMSTAD – The political party and coalition partner PNP keeps its lips tight to the media about the troubles within the party. There is a lack of a unified vision within the party for some time now. And to add the cherry to the cake, last Tuesda