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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 2, 2013

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Diamond Resorts International loses court case against whole-owners

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance struck down a drive by Diamond Resorts International to hit so-called whole owners at their Royal Palm Resort in Simpson Bay with maintenance fee increases of between 800 and 900 percent. Instead, the court

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St. Maarten Government ignored SER-warning about road tax – News system could cost state millions

St. Maarten - By Hilbert Haar - The Social Economic Council advised the government on November 26 of last year to postpone the introduction of a new system for the collection of road tax until January 1, 2014, warning that without a proper control s

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SER advises government to dollarize: “Leave monetary union with Curacao immediately”

St. Maarten – The Social Economic Council (SER) “strongly advises the government of St. Maarten to step out of the monetary union with Curacao,” the council states in advice dated February 28, that was published last Thursday in the National Ga

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Winair holds Easter fun day

Winair holds Easter fun day

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams is flanked by kids of Winair staff and members of the Winair Activity Committee for a rare photo opportunity. St. Maarten –Unlike the previous day when several outdoor and indoor activities had to be postponed

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SER agrees with annual increase minimum wage

St. Maarten – The Social Economic Council (SER) agrees with the government’s proposal to annually index the minimum wage. At the same time the council advises to increase tax compliance from the current 36 percent to a higher level. “This could

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St. Maarten not in the running for Kroonappels award

St. Maarten – The three local winners for the Kroonappels award did not survive the second round, and they are not among the sixty remaining projects that vie for the main prize of €50,000 ($65,000). The Golden Age Foundations’ home away fro

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Dutch Representative Gert Versluis visits St. Maarten airport

Dutch Representative Gert Versluis visits St. Maarten airport

Airport’s Managing Director, Regina Labega (left) and Marketing Manager, Kalifa Hickinson (right) watch as Dutch Representative Gert Versluis takes a look at the token gift he received after their meeting on Thursday. St. Maarten – The Repre