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Alegria loses battle for long lease rights

PHILIPSBURG — More than six years ago, Alegria Real Estate, owner of what is now the Morgan Resort in Burgeaux Bay, asked for long lease rights to a water parcel adjacent to its property. VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson had no objections, but his successor Egbert Jurendy Doran had different ideas. The appeals court has now vindicated the minister. In More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Former Minister Tuitt dodged wage taxes as director of Aruban lottery-foundation

PHILIPSBURG – Former Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt is out of a job again, after the Aruban Court in First Instance dissolved his labor contract with FLDP (Fundashion Lotto da Deporte), an organization More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Supreme Court puts civil inquiry at harbor companies to rest

PHILIPSBURG — The Supreme Court has firmly closed the door on a request from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to order a civil inquiry into the St. Maarten Harbor Holding company and twelve associated businesses. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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Supreme Court’s conclusion goes against Eratos in Sabra-bankruptcy

PHILIPSBURG — The Erato-family is on the brink of losing ownership of 38 rights of apartment after a conclusion by the Supreme Court’s Attorney-General G. Snijders. This is the story about the downfall More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
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Buncamper response to Council of Advice position

Dear Editor, On June 3rd 2022, I presented a compelling and detailed analysis to the Parliament of Sint Maarten identifying how article 50 sub 2b of our Constitution has proven to be in violation of International More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Dispute about union-referendum at TelEm

PHILIPSBURG — Government mediator Marcellina Loblack has called a referendum at telecom provider TelEm for Wednesday, October 19. Employees have the choice to be, or not to be, represented by the Windward More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Council of Advice declines handling questions about Buncamper’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Advice will not be drawn into a political discussion about the suspension of independent Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper. This appears from the Council’s reaction to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 14th, 2022
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Suspended GEBE-director Temmer wants his job back

PHILIPSBURG -- Merrill Temmer wants to be reinstated as the managing director of utilities company GEBE. This appears from a letter the law office of Berman/Keuning has sent to GEBE’s supervisory board and to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 14th, 2022
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Ombudsman closes file on Over the Bank dispute

PHILIPSBURG — The Ombudsman will not pursue further investigation of the issuance of long lease rights in the Over the Bank area. It sent a notice of termination to VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran. In a press More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
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Victory for investigative journalist Cramm against Curacao’s gambling industry: sublicensing is illegal

WILLEMSTAD — Investigative journalist Nardy Cramm scored a decisive victory in her fight against Cyberluck, a company that issue sublicenses to the operators of online gambling sites. Cramm has described More...