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End gun violence

End gun violence

Tragically, outrageously, editorials decrying gun violence in our country have become a regular feature in US newspapers, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote this week in a plea that fits St. Maarten too even though so far the island  has been spared

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2015

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Reader’s Opinion: Medical Tourism

Dear Editor, Medical tourism is considered the Caribbean’s fastest-growing segment, which includes patients from the U.S. mainland, and medical tourism is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world. Country Sint Maarten needs to

Opinion - Posted by on October 6, 2015

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Opinion: Predictable mantra

In what has become a predictable mantra, Socialist Party MP Ronald van Raak uses the occasion of the approaching five-year existence of the autonomous countries St. Maarten and Curacao to vent his opinions about criminality and corruption on the isla

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2015

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Wiclu-President Claire Elshot  “Labor department is not functioning as it should”

Wiclu-President Claire Elshot  “Labor department is not functioning as it should”

  Wiclu-President Claire Elshot during a recent press conference. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - President of the Windward Island Chamber of Labor Unions Claire Elshot is critical of the functioning of the Department of Labor, say

St. Maarten News - Posted by on October 6, 2015

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Green light for new government, but PM Gumbs disagrees: “Even the governor can make a mistake”

  St. Maarten – Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday has given the green light to the National Alliance-led coalition to form a new government. There will therefore be no elections on December 8, as would have been the case if the governor had rat

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Thesis about fraud and corruption in the Netherlands: “No major interest in fighting corruption”

  St. Maarten /By Hilbert Haar – “Dutch citizens consider themselves as the inhabitants of the least corrupt country in the world, while the many scandals show that this impression is not consistent with reality,” Jacqueline Bos writes

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Prof. Van Rijn in 2012: “The wish of parliament prevails”

  St. Maarten – Prof. Arjen van Rijn offered a different opinion about the position of parliament and government in an article in the Nederlands Juristenblad of December 7, 2012 that shows that constitutional law is not black and white. Whi

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Mandate mortgage custodian at the Cadastre has expired

  St. Maarten – The mandate of Marcia Peterson to act as the custodian of mortgages at the Cadastre expired per October 1. Peterson was appointed for a period of three months after the unexpected departure of director Clemens Roos. Fina

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New problems for St. Maarten Utilities Company Gebe

St. Maarten – Shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday utilities company Gebe sent out a press release announcing that one of its production units at the Cay Bay power plant was down. This forced the company to schedule a new series of power cuts, each last

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Tourism Minister Sams visits South America

Tourism Minister Sams visits South America

  From left: Minister Sams, Gustavo Esusy (Copa) and tourism advisor Bernard Hunt. Photo contributed St. Maarten – Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Ernest Sams attended the ABAV and FIT trade shows in Brazil and Argentina with the

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Youth Parliament hosts fundraising walkathon

  GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Youth Parliament hosts a fundraising walkathon on October 31. The Best Walk of Your Life promotes the convention of the Rights of the Child. The walkathon begins a t 5 a.m. at Le Grand Marché on Bush Road a

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National cultural parade on November 11: Youmay Dormoy: “I want to see a thousand people on the street”

National cultural parade on November 11: Youmay Dormoy: “I want to see a thousand people on the street”

One of the eight sections culture wear attire for the November 11 St. Martin day parade. Photo Today /Andrew Dick St. Maarten -“Faces and Traditions” is the theme for the islands first ever grand National Cultural Parade set for November 11, S

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Airport aims for aviation training academy

Airport aims for aviation training academy

  From left: The airport’s managing director Regina Labega, acting manager customer service department Suzy Kartokromo, IDTI’s manager training partners and business development Gurjit Gill, manager regional training center The Americas 

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Twins released from police custody

St. Maarten – Police released 25-year-old twin brothers Nathaniel Edwin and Rolando Nederville H. of Friday after they were arrested two weeks ago for firearm and cocaine possession. The twins are now free until their day in court. The prosecutor

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Effects of tax treaty are “uncertain but minimal”

  St. Maarten – The financial consequences of a treaty to prevent double taxation between the Netherlands and St. Maarten is uncertain, finance Minister Martin Hassink said in a Central Committee meeting yesterday morning, adding that he t

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Ombudsman Institute keeps regional subisidies in place

  St. Maarten - Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin attended the annual meeting of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Board of Directors in Windhoek, Namibia,  in September. The Board looked at developments and achievements made in the p

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NEWSFLASH: Pan American security guard kills two armed robbers

NEWSFLASH: Pan American security guard kills two armed robbers

One of the robbers who died during a robbery attempt on Monday. Photo Today / Andrew Dick St. Maarten - A security guard of Pan American shot and killed two armed robbers this morning around 8 a.m. in Cay Hill. A third robber escaped. The men