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The patriot Miguel Arrindell writes: Family values

Dear Editor, As our country deteriorates in morality and values so do the families of the country. The big picture of a successful individual is not only how much money you make but how you earn it. The beautiful aspect of a family is not how big yo

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Sarah Wescot-Williams writes: The way out

Dear Editor, The Democratic Party (DP) stand solidly with the coalition in leaving no stone unturned to get the budget of the country passed in Parliament. Because if we think the current situation is murky, imagine the following which is a very rea

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Opinion: Truly sad

Dear Editor, If this wasn’t so serious it would be funny. The Board of the National Alliance must admit that in most cases, we are somewhat biased towards the party we represent as a board. However, in the case of the press release of the UP leade

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Dutch marechaussee car chase leads to collision and arrest

St. Maarten News - It was drama under the traffic lights late yesterday afternoon staring with a head on collision involving two red vehicles and an arrest of an un identified male at the junction of the Longwall Road. While the details of the accid

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Finance Minister Gibson: “No reasons to vote against the budget”

St. Maarten News – “There should not be any reason to vote against the budget,” Finance Minister Richard Gibson said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. ‘If you don’t vote for the budget, what message are you sending to St

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Local Orient Beach tenants protest with road black

St. Martin News – Traffic on the Rue du Griselle in Mount Vernon came to an standstill early yesterday morning near the Cadisco gas station after disgruntled local tenants of the new outlets on Orient Beach blocked the road with a car wreck and a b

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Shooting of immigration officer ruled self-defense

St. Maarten News – There was good news and bad news for Jeffrey Bremer in the Court in First Instance yesterday. The court ruled that he had the right to shoot off duty immigration officer Jason Juliet in his leg in self-defense on December 16 of l

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Civil servants to course in legislation at university

St. Maarten News - The Department of Legal Affairs organized a one-day course on legislation, including writing proposed laws, for civil servants on Tuesday at the University of St. Martin. Secretary General of the Ministry of General Affairs Hensle

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Lions donate to Diabetic Foundation

St. Maarten News - The Lions Club of St. Maarten donated $1,200 to the Diabetic Foundation on Saturday for the group’s continued support of the Lion Rudy Hoeve Health & Wellness Fair that it hosts each year. Saturday was the 8th year of the He

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Parliamentary committee meets AVA Airways

St. Maarten News – Olivier Arrindell’s AVA Airways will gets its day in parliament with the permanent committee for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication on Friday at 10 a.m. The committee will discuss with AVA representativ

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Business plan new hospital put under a microscope

St. Maarten News – Last week there was another tripartite meeting about the business plan for the new hospital, Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) said at yesterday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. “The objective is to revalidate the busin

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Casablanca brothel suspects remain in jail until trial in May

St. Maarten News – Three suspects in the Casablanca human trafficking case remain behind bars at least until their trial on May 25, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday morning. It was the fourth time defense attorneys asked for the terminat

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Gas station attendant wins tickets for call record

St. Maarten News - When it comes to making international calls on the TelCell mobile network, gas station attendant Pedro Frias Cedeño, is in a league of his own. During the month of February Pedro made a record number of calls to his home country,

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PwC presents Fiscal Law book to Finance Minister Gibson

St. Maarten News - PwC presented its latest publication of the Fiscal Law book 2016 "Fiscale Wetgeving 2016" to Minister of Finance Richard Gibson this week. The minister received the publication from Paul van Vliet, Director of PwC Dutch Caribbean.

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Eight tons of garbage dumped at illegal sites

St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has responded to reports of various illegal garbage dumps in different districts during the past couple of days. Concerned citizens have been reporting that both individuals and in some cases busin

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Democratic Party elects new board

St. Maarten News - The Democratic Party elected a new board last Saturday, solution minded and ready to build upon the DP's proven track record of transparency and the solid principles of open government. The board is headed by President Marinka Gumb

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A man’s head found in an Amsterdam cafe

AMSTERDAM - Mayor Eberhard van der Laan used his executive powers yesterday to close down the water pipe café where a severed head was found in the early morning. ‘We have been confronted with an extremely gruesome find. It is a shock for public o

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Newly discovered Rembrandt at art fair in Maastricht

MAASTRICHT - A small panel by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, discovered at a minor American auction house last year, is one of the star attractions at this year’s Tefaf art fair in Maastricht which opens on Friday. The find brings the total numbe

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Opinion: Super Seven (The current St. Maarten political situation)

Dear Editor, The Board of the United People’s Party (UP) supports the position taken by UP Members of Parliament (MPs) and Independent MPs Cornelius de Weever and MP Leona Marlin-Romeo, also known as the Super Seven, with respect to the current po

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Opinion: Is the Public Prosecutor more important than parliament?

Dear Editor, An important part of my legal practice involves helping clients to combat the misuse of the criminal proceedings against them. Often these clients are successful foreign investors who have been targeted by authorities in countries in Af

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Julio Romney about electoral reform: “Forget personal issues and solve the problem”

St. Maarten News – Members of Parliament showed up in droves for the central committee meeting yesterday morning where political scientist Julio Romney answered questions they had posed in an earlier meeting about his draft amendment to the electio

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Seventeen suspects in Octopus investigation

St. Maarten News – The National Detective Agency has identified seventeen suspects in the Octopus investigation. Seven of them are currently already detained at the Pointe Blanche prison for other crimes, the spokesman for the prosecutor’s office

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Norovirus outbreak at Sonesta Maho stemmed from “external intrus ion”

St. Maarten News – The investigation into the Norovirus outbreak at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has been concluded, Dr. Virginia Asin Oostburg, Head of the Collective Preventive Services (CPS) said in a press statement. “The intervent

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Lack of marketing effort threatens to affect airlift to St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - St. Maarten continues to be a much sought after market; there’s significant interest in the destination. This sums up the reaction of particularly major US airlines during one-on-one meetings with the airport delegation to the re

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SZV obtains ‘marginal’ score in customer satisfaction survey

St. Maarten News - In September 2015 Social and Health Insurances SZV launched an independent customer satisfaction survey amongst its customers, employers, key stakeholders and the public. The findings translated into ‘a marginal achievement in th

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RBC Bank refuses liability for late Netbank payment

St. Maarten News – Dentist doctor George Scot – father of the former director of the St. Maarten Medical Center - is upset with the RBC Royal Bank over a transaction that went wrong and that cost him around $5,000. The bank refuses to take respon

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Apartment owner loses lawsuit about arrears

St. Maarten News – Patricia Ivana Santos lost a lawsuit about unpaid rent against Olivier Arrindell last week. Santos and her in the meantime deceased partner Jan Marshall demanded that Arrindell vacate an apartment in Porto Cupecoy and that the t