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One of the main points for the 2018 budget debate will without any doubt be the plans the government has for imposing a tax on the import of online purchases. It would not surprise us if this caused an outcry among avid online shoppers, because they could argue that they are being taxed twice. Purchases in the United States are subject to a sales tax More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Another conviction

With the conviction of the former director of the National Security Service there is once more proof that we may not live in a perfect world but that the crooks among us do get what is due to them at times. That More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Asset recovery team

The announcement by departing Attorney-General Guus Schram that his successor Roger Bos will probably aim for doubling the size of the Asset Recovery Teams in Curacao and St. Maarten is welcome news, except for More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Anticipation

The story of the three French cousins who want to bring a heritage tour to Marigot shows that our neighbors on the other side of the border are paying attention. The cousins will bring a tourist train to Marigot More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Homeless

Michael Ferrier’s photo of an apparently homeless man painfully illustrates that St. Maarten may have the highest per capita income in the region but that not everybody benefits equally from this economic bonanza. The More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, August 25th, 2017
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What about integrity?

Aruba’s Minister Paul Croes is currently detained on suspicion of corruption but according to Prime Minister Mike Eman he remains a minister. Aruba does not have legislation that deals with corrupt politicians More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Customer service

When the University on Pond Island launched its School for Continuous Education and Lifelong learning (Scell) it heralded its director Dr. Natasha Gittens. Soon Scell was all over the place with the organization More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Failed de-risking

RBC Royal Bank is caught between a rock and a hard place with the recent court ruling about its casino portfolio. The bank wants to get rid of these clients because they are considered high risk and the casinos More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Tourism

For a dedicated tourism destination we are not doing all too well, especially not when compared to other places. The multi-million dollar question is obviously why this is so. We figure that tourism markets are More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Solar eclipse

The next solar eclipse in North America will occur on August 8, 2024. That makes today’s event rather unique, except for eclipse chasers who can afford to go to South America where eclipses can be seen in 2019 More...