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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 16, 2015

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Dominican organizers apologize: Chaos at panel discussion

Dominican organizers apologize: Chaos at panel discussion

  A scene from Friday’s panel discussion at the library in Philipsburg. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - Chaos broke out after audience members walked out of the Punto Latino International panel discussion about the deportation o

Editorial - Posted by on July 15, 2015

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Editorial: Uncertainty

Considering the Kingdom Council of Ministers’ move to postpone the decision about an instruction for St. Maarten until after the summer as good news would be a mistake because the non-decision leaves the country in uncertainty and projects that sho

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2015

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Fourth publication on integrity issues in St. Maarten – Transparency International study ready by month’s end

  St. Maarten – Transparency International plans to publish its National Integrity System Assessment about St. Maarten towards the end of this month. “Following the extensive consultation period and many conversations with key stakeholde

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2015

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No Dutch study financing for higher studies in the region

    GREAT BAY / THE HAGUE – The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker does not see the need to provide study financing to students from the autonomous countries in the Caribbean who want to pursue higher st

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2015

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No get out of jail card for gang leader Jones    

Conclusion attorney general Supreme Court   St. Maarten / The Hague – Attorney-general at the Supreme Court T.N.B.M. Spronken has concluded that the verdict against Omar Jones should be mitigated by three months because the court took to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 15, 2015

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Vromi threatens businesses with fines over illegal waste disposal

  St. Maarten – The department of infrastructure management of the Vromi-ministry is annoyed by the practice of businesses that depose their commercial waste illegally. In a notice that will appear on the government information page on Mond

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Independence Foundation calls for boycott of Dominican Republic

St. Maarten  - In its meeting of last week Tuesday, the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) decided to make a statement condemning the denationalization and forced deportation of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. In this stateme

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Moratorium on licenses for new supermarkets

St. Maarten – The Ministry of Economic Affairs has issued a moratorium on business licenses for supermarkets. “Adding new licenses for supermarket could entail consequences that harm existing supermarket and their investments,” according to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Three win I-watches from Coca Cola and Burger King

  St. Maarten – Coca Cola and Burger King announced the three lucky raffle winners that are now the owners of an Apple I-Watch. The campaign started in March at all Burger King locations where customers who bought any combo from the menu re

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Dutch Kingdom looks for support from international agencies

Plasterk reacts to Caribbean Ipko-concerns St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – Because the Caribbean countries are part of the Kingdom, they do not qualify for most of the development funds, Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk writes to the Second

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Connor moves to Vromi – new candidates pending : Cabinet reshuffle after the summer

Connor moves to Vromi – new candidates pending : Cabinet reshuffle after the summer

Minister Claret Connor’s days as the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs are almost over. Photo contributed   St. Maarten – Minister Claret Connor will be removed from his position at the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Tr

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Kingdom Council of Ministers decides about instruction

St. Maarten / THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers met for the last time before the summer recess. On the agenda is, among other issues, the instruction to St. Maarten. Financial supervisor Cft sent an advice to the council on July 3 to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Police officer sentenced for fraud and excessive violence

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance sentenced police officer Michelangelo Leonard Rupert Sirvania yesterday to a 3-month conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation and 180 hours of community service. The court found Sirvania guilty

Opinion - Posted by on July 12, 2015

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Dutch MP Van Raak’s apples and oranges

Ronald van Raak did it again. In a column on The Post Online he devotes a column to the arrest and subsequent release of internet blogger Judith Roumou. Without thinking twice, Van Raak joins the Free Roumou chorus, comparing apples and oranges for e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Housing foundation SMHDF suffers defeat in court

More than 100,000 guilders compensation for two ex-employees St. Maarten – Housing foundation SMHDF has to pay two former employees more than 100,000 guilders in compensation, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday. The court granted forme

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Buncampers sold the right of long lease to SBS - on paper

Buncampers sold the right of long lease to SBS – on paper

  The site of Sint Maarten Building Supplies on Pond Island. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   By Hilbert Haar / St. Maarten– It appears that former Minister of Public Health Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius sold the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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New invasion underway of Sargassum seaweed

New invasion underway of Sargassum seaweed

  Sargassum seaweed is piling up on Orient Beach in the vicinity of Mont Vernon. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar Nature Foundation sounds the alarm GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is again warning for a significant influx of the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Birds dominate annual report Windward Islands Bank

Birds dominate annual report Windward Islands Bank

  A picture of Binkie van Es in the WIB annual report. Photo contributed Bank increased sponsorships by 20 percent in 2014 St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Bank spent 20 percent more on sponsorships in 2014 than it did the year befor

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Bomb threat damages estimated at $150,000

No comment on investigation St. Maarten – The investigation into the bomb threat at Princess Juliana International Airport last Friday is in full swing, but the prosecutor’s office declined to provide any information. Insiders estimate the da

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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CHTA report about opening of Cuba: “Impact on cruise industry will be immediate”

CHTA report about opening of Cuba: “Impact on cruise industry will be immediate”

  Will cruise lines drop St. Maarten for Cuba? Photo today / Milton Pieters   St. Maarten – “Relatively little effort has been spent on turning the most tourism dependent region in the world into the most tourism competent,”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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No control on right of long lease by Council of Ministers 

  Former Minister Lake: “I am not aware of this” St. Maarten – There is no control over the rules that apply to buying and selling rights of long lease by the Council of Ministers. This appears from a reaction by UP-MP Maurice Lake

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Stabbing victim dies

St. Maarten- A 32-year-old man, identified as M.G.F. who was involved in a big fight near A&A Building Supplies on the A.T. Illidge Road on Sunday has died in the Dominican Republic from a stab wound to his neck. “The victim was flown to Sa

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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C Lounge wins battle in court against Alegria (ex-Caravanserai Resort)

C Lounge wins battle in court against Alegria (ex-Caravanserai Resort)

  The C Lounge on the Alegria property in Beacon Hill closed down in June of last year, but it will reopen once repairs are completed. Photo today / Hilbert Haar Resort owner ordered to repair property St. Maarten – Jimy’s NV, the

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Gebe-Maduro ruling postponed

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has postponed the ruling in the summary proceedings of utilities company Gebe against its suspended Chief Operating Officer Rennie Maduro until a later date. The ruling was scheduled for this afternoon at 2

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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St. Maarten Government outsources cleaning of public toilets

St. Maarten – The government has published a public tender for the management of the six public restrooms in Philipsburg in an announcement that appears of the government information page today. An information meeting was already held last week Mo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Bank license fees bring millions in revenue

St. Maarten – Since 1996, bank license fees in St. Maarten have generated 365.2 million guilders in revenue. Between 1996, when the 1-percent levy replaced the former 1.3 percent foreign exchange tax, the banking fees netted on average 16.7 million

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Bank license fees bring millions in revenue

St. Maarten – Since 1996, bank license fees in St. Maarten have generated 365.2 million guilders in revenue. Between 1996, when the 1-percent levy replaced the former 1.3 percent foreign exchange tax, the banking fees netted on average 16.7 millio

St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Steel pan school could be ready by end of next year

St. Maarten - Construction work is still pending for the soon to be build steel pan school says Isidore York also known as Mighty Dow. The first phase of the project is expected to start in December for completion by the end of 2016. Member of P

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