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Editorial: Higher taxes

Newcomer Social Reform Party pleads in its political manifesto for “higher taxes on harmful products,” a strategy that is sure to backfire when voters have to make their choice on August 29. Even though this idea seems well intended it will never have any effect the party may have in mind. Higher taxes will simply […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:41 am

Opinion: Carnivalistic misalliances

One cannot help wondering about what exactly defines Carnival as the “most important cultural event” in St. Maarten. When the Carnival Village opened on Monday night, Culture Minister Patricia Lourens was off island and the Minister of Public Health (public deafness would maybe be a more accurate observation in this case), Cornelius de Weever did […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:40 am

Opinion: On inequality

In tackling income inequality, we should start at the top, Damon Linker writes in The Week, based on Thomas Piketty’s sensational book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Linker pleads for the introduction of a maximum wage. “The debate about rising economic inequality that’s been building since the financial crisis of 2008 has approached a boiling […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:38 am

Shigemoto in court – Former minister accused of defrauding the country

St. Maarten – The prosecutor’s office is charging former Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto with defrauding the country of 235,000 guilders (a bit more than $131,000), by accepting invoices from this amount from a company called Global Advisory Services. Tomorrow, Shigemoto and Global Advisory Services owner Roberto G. are in court for a pro forma hearing […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:36 am

Princess Beatrix opens Youth Parliament meeting in May

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten is in for another royal visit next month when Princess Beatrix opens the Kingdom Youth Parliament on Tuesday May 20 at the University of St. Martin. The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) announced this in a press release yesterday. At the initiative of the National Committee 200 Years Kingdom and […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:34 am

Vrijmarkt in Emilio Wilson Park

St. Maarten – For the first time, and on the first King’s Day celebration, St. Maarten will see a Vrijmarkt (Free Market) where children will sell second hand articles – from clothes and books to toys and other knickknacks. “A group of enthusiast parents has come together to organize this,” says Leo Paul. “Until last […]
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 4:31 am

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Receives Courtesy Visit From Departing Dutch Representative for BES Islands Stolte.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from outgoing Dutch Government Representative to the BES Islands Wilbert Stolte, who will be officially leaving office on the 1st of May. The Representative of the National Government forms an administrative link between the National Government and the Public Entities of Saba, Statia and Bonaire. He promotes cooperation between the National Government and the governments of the Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and has various legal tasks with regards to higher supervision. He is tasked with reviewing decisions of the Public Entities in view of good governance. Also some island ordinances must be approved by the Representative of the National Government before these can go into effect.
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:51 pm


PHILIPSBURG:--- The Kingdom Youth Parliament will be held on St. Maarten from 20 to 22 May. Five teams of ten 16 to 23 year-olds will debate issues including education, culture, sustainable development and the rights of children – and give their views on the Kingdom today and in the future. The teams will come from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten, plus a combined team from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (Caribbean Netherlands). The Kingdom Youth Parliament is the National Committee 200 Years Kingdom's third national event and is jointly organized with the Kingdom Relations Committee.
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:46 pm

Presentation made to Health Minister in Commeration of Vaccination Week of Americas.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The committee that put together the program for the celebration of Vaccination Week of the Americas presented their program to the Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs Cornelius de Weever on Wednesday. St. Maarten has been celebrating this occasion for the past 12 years. The theme for this year the committee told members of the media on Wednesday is "Your Best Shot".
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:30 pm

Minister of VROMI Can Peruse Dossier on Purchase of Emilio Wilson Estate by General Secretary --- Government will Appeal part of the verdict even though they will purchase Emilio Wilson Estate.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams gave members of the media a complete run down on the discussions surrounding the purchase of Emilio Wilson Estate dating back to 2009 at the Council of Ministers' weekly press briefing on Wednesday.
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:45 pm

Minister Lake announces approval of capital budget.

"Road paving projects a priority"
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:33 pm

MPs show concern over practicality of electoral laws

St. Maarten – The Electoral Council of St. Maarten gave a presentation to the Central Committee of Parliament yesterday on its role in the upcoming elections. St. Maarten is the only constituent country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to have such an institution. Chairman of the council, Bert Hofman, presented and gave an explanation […]
Posted on 16 April 2014 | 5:51 am

Innocent suspects Spelonk-murders get almost $2 million in damages

KRALENDIJK – The Common Court of Justice awarded two men who spent years in jail for a double murder they did not commit damages totaling almost $2 million. Kabes Melaan spent 8 years in jail, received a bit more than $1.2 million. Nozai Thomas, who spent 6 years behind bars, received close to $680,000. One […]
Posted on 16 April 2014 | 5:49 am

Court handles election fraud trial on Monday August 4

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance set Monday August 4 as the date for the election fraud trial yesterday during a pro forma hearing. In this trial, a representative of the United People’s party, Roy H., is accused of giving money in exchange for votes prior to the September 17, 2010 elections to […]
Posted on 16 April 2014 | 5:41 am

After forty months, parliament approves its new rules of order

St. Maarten – Parliament needed another two-and-a-half hours yesterday morning but then the curtain finally fell after around forty months of deliberating about its own rules of order. The ad hoc committee chaired by MP Dr. Lloyd Richardson concluded its work, but the Parliament still needed three adjournments to cross the last tees and dot […]
Posted on 16 April 2014 | 5:39 am

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Queens are arriving for the 2014 PJD2 Caribbean Queen show which will be held on the 27th of April.
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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) …

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Wednesday, 23rd April is World Book and Copyright Day.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Chippie has pledged its support in the amount of \$1,000 towards the MOMs group, which is organizing participation in the Childrens carnival parade with its Nemo and Friends Childrens Float.
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says the Council of Ministers (COM) has approved the national Energy Policy, and has mandated him to sign the original policy.
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – A plenary public session of the House of Parliament is scheduled for April 24th regarding the Emilio Wilson Estate.
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten invites you to a wonderful evening of poker, bingo and excitement on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Hollywood Casino.
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BES ISLANDS , St. Eustatius - On Saturday, April 19th, a collision between a car and a scooter took place around 11:20 AM at the intersection of Fort Oranjestraat and the De Graafweg.
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GREAT BAY, St. Maarten …

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – POWER HOUR, a networking event for entrepreneurs and professionals, created by Foundation INFOBIZZ turned out to be a success on April 16, 2014. DJ Outkast inspired and motivated the participants by telling them not only of his successes but also of his challenges.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Bank Ltd.(WIB) will be making waves for the 45th carnival celebration with none other than the Youth Waves Band and DjSlY.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Police Department is reporting that the opening Jump-up for Carnival 2014 has been a success.
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