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LEE ELABORATES ON PROCESS FOR RECONSTRUCTION WORK PERMITS

LEE ELABORATES ON PROCESS FOR RECONSTRUCTION WORK PERMITS

Pond Island, Philipsburg, St. Maarten - In the Council of Ministers press briefing of Wednesday June 20th, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor, Emil Lee elaborated on the efforts of the Ministry in relation to the granting of work permits based on AB 2013 nr 73 article 7 lid 3. The Division Labor Affairs & Social Services has invoked AB...

Trump’s decision on Iranian nuclear deal is ‘a step backwards’: Dutch minister

Dutch FM calls U.S. leaving Human Rights Council regrettable

Stef Blok The United States decided to step out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs responded that he regrets the decision. Prime Minister Mark Rutte called it "unwise", the Telegraaf reports. According to the Americans, the Council has turned into a protector for human rights violators, not human rights. "We take this step...

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“Minister of Reconstruction or Business as usual?”

“ FOLLOW UP OR DOUBLE DOWN THAT’S THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION “

        St. Maarten - Gracita states;  “there’s no question that finding a lasting solution for some of the most pressing issues facing our communities today, must remain on the front burner of the agenda of the people of Sint Maarten. It’s important for the people of Sint Maarten to understand that we must hold our government officials accountable for their...

OPEN Letter to All Community Councils

OPEN Letter to All Community Councils

Dear Editor, I have listened, heard, and read the recent discussions and workshops on hurricane preparedness. For this Hurricane season which officially starts June 1st, 2018. As a Community spirited person, my motto for any hurricane season is to "Prepare for the worst and pray for the best". I would like to advise all Community Councils to start going around...

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