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Court orders Aruba and Curacao to allow same-sex marriages

WILLEMSTAD — Curacao and Aruba can no longer prevent marriages between partners of the same sex. The Common Court of Justice ruled on December 6 in two separate, though identical cases, that refusing to marry same sex partners violates an article in the local constitutions that prohibits discrimination. The court has ordered civil servants in More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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King orders investigation into his family’s role in colonial history

THE HAGUE — Prof. Dr. Gert Oostindie has been appointed as the chairman and lead researcher of a committee that will investigate the role of the royal family in the colonial history. King Willem-Alexander More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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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 More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
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MP Bijlani elected chairman of parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament elected  MP Sidharth Bijlani (UP) as the successor of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten for the function of chairman. MP Rolando Brison (UP) was elected as the second vice-chair. MP Heyliger-Marten More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
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Government spent millions, but effectiveness support programs remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG — The government paid out millions of guilders through its stimulus and relief program (SSRP) in 2021, but the Audit Chamber has been unable to establish whether this program was effective. ”During More...

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 Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
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MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to set up a “pop-up vet clinic” in St. Maarten for the treatment of stray animals, dogs and cats More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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MPC team Upcycle wins grand prize National Youth Pitch competition finals

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs speaking at the NYP Competition finals on Sunday, Novembe 20, 2022, said she wants these young entrepreneurs to be featured on the front page of our newspapers More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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A vision plan for Quarter Development? Where have we heard that before?

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers recently approved a “vision plan” for the development of what is now called the Quarter Development, situated next to the A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility. Minister More...