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MP Franklin Meyers: “Sadly, often people’s lives are reduced to statistics”

St.maarten- “Sadly, often people’s lives are reduced to mere statistics, and the human aspects of these statistics are not taken into account. Often there are lots of pain, frustration, anger and pure desperation hiding behind these statistics, U

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Marlin-Romeo queries minister of finance

St.maarten – Independent MP Leona Marlin Romeo sent a letter to the chairlady of parliament on Thursday requesting answers from the Minister of Finance about “the abrupt deduction of back-taxes of civil servants.” The MP queried whether the Mi

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Investigators deploy dogs in Bakx murder investigation

KRALENDIJK –On the day family, friends and colleagues paid their respects to Ferry Bakx, the investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of this police officer continued. For this investigation, dubbed Drum, special expertise was flo

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Tourism Minister Ingrid Arrindell lyrical about marketing results

GREAT BAY - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Ingrid Arrindell, says that she is fully committed to “getting the job done” and ensuring that the upcoming high season will be “one that shows increased demand for destination Sint Maarten.

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University hosts political debate for millennials

St.maarten - The University of St. Martin (USM) hosts a political debate on TuesdaySeptember 13, themed Millennials with a Purpose. One candidate from each party that contests the elections – aged between 25 and 45 – will take part in the debate.

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Many empty beds in Dutch refugee centers

THE HAGUE - Nearly 40 percent of the beds in Dutch refugee centers and emergency shelters are empty, broadcaster RTL news reported this weekend. The number of new asylum seekers arriving in the country has more than halved compared to a year ago, lea

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Mosquito elimination program off to a good start

St.maarten - Minister Emil Lee’s (Public Health) national mosquito elimination community program in the fight against the Zika-virus kicked off in Saunders Saturday a week ago and CPS program coordinator Gerald Davelaar says he was pleased with the

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Insurance companies go after fraudsters

AMSTERDAM - People who are caught trying to rip off insurance companies with false claims will face a fixed counter claim of €532 to cover the cost of the probe, the Dutch insurers association VVV has decided. Last year insurance firms identified o

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Scooter thief spent 23 days behind bars

St.maarten – Scooter thief Garvin Clint Baptiste spent 23 days behind bars after police caught him with a stolen scooter on April 27 at the height of the Carnival celebrations on the island. This week, the Court in First Instance sentenced Baptiste

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Police find counterfeit money; two in custody

St.maarten - The Multidisciplinary team arrested two men on Union Road in the vicinity of Burger King last Wednesday for the possession of five counterfeit American 100-dollar bills. The suspects were arrested during a routine control after they were