Raymond Knops

Bonaire agrees to ‘light supervision’

KRALENDIJK – After the Island Council of Bonaire approved the 22-page governing agreement with the Netherlands, State Secretary More...

Point Blanche Prison

Government promises – again – to improve situation at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The government signed an agreement with State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) on October 19 to “shortly More...

vromi minister miklos & staff in mexico city for geospatial forum 2018

VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson attended Latin America GeoSpatial Forum in Mexico City

~ Ministry to develop national spatial data infrastructure plan for St. Maarten ~ POND ISLAND — Last week, VROMI Minister Miklos More...

Clyde van Putten - Statia

No scheduled meeting with Van Putten as Dutch State Secretary visits St. Eustatius this weekend

PHILIPSBURG/ST. EUSTATIUS—The visit of the Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops is not expected to include a More...

Rhoda Arrindell

Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr. Bijnsdorp’s More...

MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of More...

Remembering Natasha Schmidt

NIPA student Natasha Schmidt to be laid to rest today Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG — The late Natasha Schmidt who was brutally murdered by her brother-in-law in the Dutch Quarter district on October More...

St. Maarten Academy PSVE School Courtyard

Academy school board gets most of the blame for dispute with teachers

PHILIPSBURG – The situation at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) remains volatile now More...

School fights

StMaartenNews Editorial

In a poignant post on Facebook we read the statement that something has to be done about all these fights that are constantly happening at the schools. We agree! The writer post 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”

Saba Catholic Church Zion's Hill

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...

StMaartenNews Opinion

Promises, promises

By Hilbert Haar Justified complaints about the situation at the Pointe Blanche prison – by inmates but also by attorneys, the Law Enforcement Council and the Progress Committee More...

The responsibility of school boards

By Hilbert Haar The case of the dismissed guidance counselor Zeynep Sabahoglu by the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) shows once more how irresponsible More...

Last letter from Luang Prabang

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH

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

Tribal girl peddling trinkets - HH 20180929

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

Couple arrested in Philipsburg 20181116 Couple arrested by police

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday, November 15th at approximately 03.15 p.m. a female identified with initials D.P.G....

vromi minister miklos & staff in mexico city for geospatial forum 2018 VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson attended Latin America GeoSpatial Forum in Mexico City

~ Ministry to develop national spatial data infrastructure plan for St. Maarten ~ POND ISLAND —...

Team APS at 31st Annual St. Maarten’s Day Around the Island Relay Race 2018 Team APS at 31st Annual St. Maarten’s Day Around the Island Relay Race

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 14 November, 2018 – The Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) was represented at...

Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

Rhoda Arrindell

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet More...

Response to ‘School fights’

Dear editor, In reference to the editorial titled “School fights“. While I agree that this has reached a critical stage, I..

Turnover Tax will soon become a curiosity

Dear Sir, The report in your newspaper on tax reform discussions in parliament indicated that the view of the present government..

Heyliger’s name surfaces in massive bribery case

theo-heyliger

PHILIPSBURG – When current Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger (United Democrats) was minister of Public More...

Public Prosecutor’s Office calls on Government to provide a juvenile detention centre for boys and girls

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office concern about escalating school fights ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office is concerned about the rise..

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 account...
MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights in..
MP Rolando Brison Live-Streaming Review of Parliament Meeting

MP Brison: “Chair of Parliament seems to use her ‘prerogative’ just at a whim”

Philipsburg — Parliament held two continuation meetings regarding the repercussions of the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights in..
Divi Divi Air

Winair and Divi Divi Air discuss cooperation

Philipsburg, November 1, 2018 – Discussions have begun between DIVI DIVI Air (Curacao) and WINAIR (St. Maarten) to begin the process..
 
Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings

Finance Minister confirms Draft Budget Amendment is on track

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, says the second Draft Budget Amendment 2018 will be presented to Parliament of..
vromi minister miklos & staff in mexico city for geospatial forum 2018

VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson attended Latin America GeoSpatial Forum in Mexico City

~ Ministry to develop national spatial data infrastructure plan for St. Maarten ~ POND ISLAND — Last week, VROMI Minister Miklos..
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..
 
St. Maarten Academy PSVE School Courtyard

Academy school board gets most of the blame for dispute with teachers

PHILIPSBURG – The situation at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) remains volatile now that the board led..
St. Maarten Day Breakfast by Kreative Juices Catering Services

Review Kreative Juices Catering Pre-St. Maarten Day Breakfast

Today, Friday, November 9, 2018, as a pre-St. Maarten Day gift, a complimentary container filled with a delicious and tasty breakfast..
Rhoda Arrindell

Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr...