When opportunity knocks

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By Hilbert Haar The end of the sad story about Maritsa James-Christina, the disgraced registrar of the court in St. Maarten, is not in sight yet. After almost a lifetime of service to the court, James-Christina More...

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Hilbert Haar

When opportunity knocks

By Hilbert Haar The end of the sad story about Maritsa James-Christina, the disgraced registrar of the court in St. Maarten, is not More...

Chamber of Commerce presents plans to Minister TEATT 16102018

Chamber of Commerce presents its development plans

~ COIC presents its development plans & improved service goals to Johnson ~ PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Chamber of Industry More...

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Court missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from 3rd parties account

PHILIPSBURG — The Joint Court of Justice branch in Philipsburg is missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from its third parties bank More...

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3 years requested for police officer suspected of theft and embezzlement

Philipsburg — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested a 3 year prison sentence for police officer J.V.G. The Public Prosecutor’s More...

Honorary Consul to Guyana Cleavland Beresford

Guyana Consul to assist with renunciations

GREAT BAY — Guyanese who have not renounced their former nationality to obtain the Dutch passport will be able to do it through More...

Claudius and Maria Buncamper - MP

Many acquittals but Buncampers found guilty of tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has sentenced former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius More...

Ombudsman Sint Maarten Nilda Arduin

Ombudsman starts Systemic Investigation regarding PJIAE’s procurement process

Philipsburg — The Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin, has started a systemic investigation at the level of the functionally responsible More...

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Court reopens Casablanca-investigation

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has reopened the investigation in the so-called Casablanca-case about the exploitation More...

Acknowledging and preventing gambling addiction

Casino gambling roulette table

It is a public secret that the former court manager was a regular visitor of the casinos on St. Maarten. Her dismissal appeal case revealed that under her management of the court’s More...

StMaartenNews.com World Tourism Day Message: “Keep St. Maarten Clean Like Saba”

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Thursday, September 27, 2018, is World Tourism Day and apparently also World Maritime Day. So the cruise industry is having a double celebration. Today we also published a World More...

Only brief reference to St. Maarten in Troonrede

King Willem Alexander & Maxima - Prinsjesdag 2018 - Photo by RTL

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – Four paragraphs before the end of the annual Troonrede in Den Haag, King Willem-Alexander devoted more space than usual on the Caribbean part of More...

Hilbert Haar

When opportunity knocks

By Hilbert Haar The end of the sad story about Maritsa James-Christina, the disgraced registrar of the court in St. Maarten, is not in sight yet. After almost a lifetime of service More...

Moral aspects

By Hilbert Haar Well, well well. Hear hear. The appeals court has acquitted Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius of quite some charges in the so-called Eco Green-investigation. More...

Last letter from Luang Prabang

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By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that More...

The Great (Train) Journey – part 7

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By Hilbert Haar Super typhoon Magnkhut has missed Hanoi and barreled into southern China, so Myriam and I feel More...

Henri Brookson avatar Open Letter Henri Brookson to Ronald van Raak

PHILIPSBURG — Former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary to The Hague, Henri Brookson, publishes an open letter...

Raffle ACU 2 Winners of the ACU raffle, in connection with the International Credit Union Day are known

Willemstad – ACU’s first raffle, celebrating the 70th edition of the International Credit Union Day took...

shta SHTA OP-ED: Economic Recovery Process Too Slow

SHTA thanks the Netherlands for the generous support, primarily provided through the Trust Fund set up...

Open Letter Henri Brookson to Ronald van Raak

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PHILIPSBURG — Former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary to The Hague, Henri Brookson, publishes an open More...

SHTA OP-ED: Economic Recovery Process Too Slow

SHTA thanks the Netherlands for the generous support, primarily provided through the Trust Fund set up with the World Bank but..

If only

Dear Editor, Many years ago there was a board of directors that took the decision to build a new airport building..

Court missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from 3rd parties account

Court Room St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The Joint Court of Justice branch in Philipsburg is missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from More...

3 years requested for police officer suspected of theft and embezzlement

Philipsburg — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested a 3 year prison sentence for police officer J.V.G. The Public Prosecutor’s Office..

Many acquittals but Buncampers found guilty of tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has sentenced former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius to a..
Members of Parliament tour hurricane shelters

Members of Parliament tour “Hurricane Shelters”

~ MP Doran’s request honored by Council of Ministers ~ Philipsburg — Member of Parliament Egbert Jurendy Doran requested a tour..
Hilbert Haar

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel..
Chamber of Commerce presents plans to Minister TEATT 16102018

Chamber of Commerce presents its development plans

~ COIC presents its development plans & improved service goals to Johnson ~ PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Chamber of Industry..
 
Drs. Nichalin Martina (Tax Office Bonaire) visits Minister of Finance 20092018

Minister Geerlings receives Director Tax Administration Caribbean Netherlands

~ ‘Further talks on collaboration as part of the restructuring Tax Office’ ~ Philipsburg – Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings received..
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Enemy of the people

By Hilbert Haar A giant murderer, a toxic monster and we need immediate action. Minister Miklos Giterson used all these words..
Seatrade Med Cruise Conference

Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 attendance a Success. Much interests in Homeporting

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten representatives recently returned from attending Seatrade Cruise Med 2018, the world’s largest cruise industry..
 
Minister Wycliffe Smith at Sr. Regina School

Minister Smith Visits Sr. Regina School – Apologises for Error Made in Presentation to Parliament

Philipsburg, September 17, 2018 — Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honourable Wycliffe Smith visited the Sister Regina Primary..
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Leisure Car Rental Wins Big at the 2018 World Travel Awards

SIMPSON BAY — Leisure Car Rental was established in 2007 on the island of St. Maarten. They started small, but consistently..
Code of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

A post on Facebook caught our attention today. The topic was Codes of Conduct. Apparently, this was triggered by screenshots of..