Volkskrant describes St. Maarten as money laundering center

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PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten made headlines in the Volkskrant on Tuesday and the news was not good. “An attractive island for tourists – and for criminal gangs that launder money,” correspondent Kees Broere reports. “The doors are open and the security guard makes a very relaxed impression. In Casino Royale, the largest gambling palace More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Kingdom imposes conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — St. Maarten will only get liquidity support from the Netherlands in 2019 if it complies with several conditions the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put in place. “These conditions see – More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Governor: Building partnerships of cooperation for socio-economic sustainability

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE — During a reception party hosted by the St. Maarten House in The Hague, Governor Eugene Holiday gave the following speech under the theme “Building partnerships of cooperation More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Inequality in the Kingdom: a constitutional judge would be a step in the right direction

PHILIPSBURG — Maintaining the myth that there is equality between the four countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands is hypocritical, St. Maarten’s representative in the Council of State Maria van der More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Second Chamber majority: Returning prisoners to St. Maarten is allowed

PHILIPSBURG — News coming out of The Netherlands reports that a majority in the Dutch Second Chamber in The Hague yesterday rejected a motion to suspend the relocation of prisoners back to St. Maarten. This More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Knops puts Van Raak at ease about parliament building

PHILIPSBURG – There is no proposal at the parliament in St. Maarten to use money earmarked for the reconstruction after Hurricane Irma for “a new expensive parliament, a futuristic project for a salt-crystal More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Income parliamentarians under attack again

PHILIPSBURG – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not done yet with attempts to address the high remuneration of members of parliament in St. Maarten. This appears from answers to questions from SP-MP Ronald More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Cargo ship Midnight Stone with humanitarian aid turned back from Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD — Venezuelan authorities turned back the cargo ship Midnight Stone filled with humanitarian aid, goods and foods when it sailed from Curacao via Bonaire to Venezuela this past weekend. Another More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Schotte loses appeal and is no longer MP

WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte is no longer a member of the parliament in Curacao and the parliament was within its rights when it stopped paying his salary. Schotte, who is currently serving More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Curacao’s agreement with the Dutch: heaven or hell?

PHILIPSBURG — Last week Curacao’s Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath signed an agreement with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. It’s rather optimistic title is ‘Samenwerkingsconvenant Groeistrategie Curacao’ More...