Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island More...

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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting More...

Minister Doran announces commencement of car wreck cleanup

POND ISLAND — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert More...

KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One Destiny – came together as More...

Arkenbout: “Can we count on each other?”

The worldwide crisis due to COVID-19 has hit the islands in the Kingdom relentlessly hard, notes Erwin Arkenbout, representative of More...

life sentences in jail

Knops maintains: human rights are St. Maarten’s responsibility

THE HAGUE – “It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem More...

Aruba’s decision to borrow locally is “the same as printing money”

PHILIPSBURG – Aruba has reportedly a deal with a consortium of local banks for a loan in an attempt to get away from the conditions More...

Third tranche of liquidity support remains elusive

THE HAGUE – The outcome of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting of Friday cannot come as a surprise to anyone. “As long as More...

MP Buncamper questions Minister of TEATT on Economic Recovery plan

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper, forwarded a letter to the More...

Have taxes been paid?

Reports coming out of Curacao indicate that well-known people on St. Maarten allegedly received millions in payments over a number of years from companies linked to ENNIA Insurances. More...

Force Majeure: The Liability Question

Our local accountant had some very interesting things to say wherein he gave us his opinions about the demands SZV was imposing on some of his clients. Companies are utilizing More...

Is there a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel?

We were asked the other night whether there will be another lockdown of the island. Our answer was that we do not think so. The good news tonight is that the number of active More...

Tips for closing down a business

~ Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN More...

Creating a new normal for the future

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert I don’t know when it was, the night of December 31, 2020 or December 2021, that I heard a leading politician make the statement: “We have seen hardship, More...

The mother of all challenges

By Hilbert Haar Our island is facing the mother of all challenges – and even that is an understatement. The COVID-19 More...

Getting to a better place

By Hilbert Haar It always had to come to this. Protecting public health is an obvious priority to anybody with More...

Attorney warns against dire consequences of foreign exchange restrictions

PHILIPSBURG – “If this ship sinks we all sink together,” is the conclusion of an opinion...

Minister Doran announces commencement of car wreck cleanup

POND ISLAND — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable...

KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One...

Four persons fined for breaching the border in Oyster Pond

OYSTER POND — The police patrol was sent on several occasions to the border in Oyster Pond for person’s More...

Strengthening of police force and law enforcement in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – 48 Marines who boarded the naval vessel Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman came to St. Maarten, as of today they will..

NAGICO donates PPE Gear to the Police & Justice Department

GREAT BAY—- NAGICO Insurances made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) yesterday to the Justice Department as we continue to..

Borderless

I follow the trails in the kochia bushes And find the age-old footprints of the Diamond 26 and the dew-fresh More...

SMCP concerned about school children being turned back at the border

PHILIPSBURG — With the re-opening of schools this year, the people of St. Martin are living the consequences of matters that..

GRACITA: “Parliament has not only the Power but the Obligation to Steer the Course of Government”

PHILIPSBURG — Gracita Arrindell states: “the current state of governance is critical as our island continues to grapple with business closures,..

MP Buncamper questions Minister of TEATT on Economic Recovery plan

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper, forwarded a letter to the minister of..

KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One Destiny – came together as..

Mullet Bay once again takes center stage

No one on St. Maarten, living and working on the island in the 70s and 80s, was not affected by Mullet..
 

Third tranche of liquidity support remains elusive

THE HAGUE – The outcome of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting of Friday cannot come as a surprise to anyone...

Minister Doran announces commencement of car wreck cleanup

POND ISLAND — The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, announces that..

Opening SXM Airport for US flights continues as scheduled August 1

GREAT BAY — The Princess Juliana International Airport’s opening will continue as scheduled for August 1, despite the concerns by the..
 

Attorney warns against dire consequences of foreign exchange restrictions

PHILIPSBURG – “If this ship sinks we all sink together,” is the conclusion of an opinion HBN Law attorney Michelle Wever..

KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One Destiny – came together as..

Financial supervisor Cft critical of 2020 budget

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor Cft has expressed serious criticism about St. Maarten’s approved 2020 budget in a letter to Finance Minister..