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St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Van Ballekom guest speaker at trade mission in May

St. Maarten – Pim van Ballekom, the vice president of the European Investment Bank will be a guest speaker at the 18th trade mission organized by Interexpo Caribbean NV in St. Maarten from May 21 to 23, organizer Peter Oerlemans confirmed yesterday

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2014

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PM organizes sports event at International Women’s Day

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams organizes a sports event on the occasion of International Women’s Day this Saturday. The day will begin bright and early at 5 a.m. with a walkathon from the Government Administration Building at

St. Maarten News - Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Mega drug smugglers receive mild sentence

St. Maarten– John Henry Medina received a 6-year prison sentence in the Court in First Instance yesterday for his involvement in a humongous cocaine transport. The prosecution demanded 15 years against the 34-year-old defendant at the trial on Febr

Opinion - Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Opinion: The right amount of inequality (1)

If we can’t have (and don’t actually want) total equality or total inequality, what is the right amount of inequality? Contributing op-ed writer Thomas Edsall dealt with this question in the New York Times. Today we share part 1 with our readers.

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Opinion: Chikungunya

The question whether chikungunya is life threatening or just another inconvenience has become the topic of heated debate after this newspaper published an article from Jeff Berger's electronic newsletter St. Maarten Weekly News last week. Berger warn

Editorial - Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Editorial: Crime and punishment

The notion that crime pays is obviously a dangerous one because it would tempt more people to choose a career in this field. It is therefore important to have a system in place that deals with crime in a way that does justice to society without tramp