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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. More...

Alegria loses battle for long lease rights

PHILIPSBURG — More than six years ago, Alegria Real Estate, owner of what is now the Morgan Resort in Burgeaux Bay, asked for More...

MP Bijlani elected chairman of parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament elected  MP Sidharth Bijlani (UP) as the successor of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten for the function of More...

Government spent millions, but effectiveness support programs remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG — The government paid out millions of guilders through its stimulus and relief program (SSRP) in 2021, but the Audit More...

Former Minister Tuitt dodged wage taxes as director of Aruban lottery-foundation

PHILIPSBURG – Former Minister of Finance Roland Tuitt is out of a job again, after the Aruban Court in First Instance dissolved More...

MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to set up a “pop-up More...

MPC team Upcycle wins grand prize National Youth Pitch competition finals

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs speaking at the NYP Competition finals on Sunday, Novembe 20, 2022, said she wants More...

A vision plan for Quarter Development? Where have we heard that before?

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers recently approved a “vision plan” for the development of what is now called the Quarter More...

Parliamentary Democracy at its finest

What happened today, Monday, October 17, 2022, in Parliament is Parliamentary Democracy at its finest. A motion to add an agenda point to today’s public meeting of Parliament More...

Paper trails and money trails

We don’t understand why the airport is asking employees to provide information about payments made to them while an internal audit – or even a forensic audit More...

Commonalities and consequences

It is a sign of the times when we see convicted former Port CEO Mark Mingo after five years of radio silence giving an interview about his conviction in the Court of First Instance More...

Front men

By Terrance Rey The time-tested and true use of a front man in business on Sint Maarten is a well-known phenomenon. This phenomenon is in line with the strategy: Own nothing, More...

Stooges

By Hilbert Haar StMaartenNews.com publisher Terrance Rey wrote an interesting column for dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl about the phenomenon of stooges in St. Maarten. I’d More...

Being busy

This week Minister Doran caught my attention with a very interesting statement. He said during an interview on Thursday More...

A star is born

By Hilbert Haar MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten dealt a quick blow to her political adversaries after she was voted More...

Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is...

More than 6,500 people under the poverty line on Saba, Statia and Bonaire

PHILIPSBURG — More than 6,500 inhabitants in Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, Statia and Bonaire) are living under...

MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to...

Policy establishes fees for towing cars

PHILIPSBURG — Towed cars could cost their owners or users between $75 and $115 plus a daily storage fee More...

Second Annual Justice Week Conference a Success for St. Maarten

Philipsburg – The Ministry of Justice held the second annual Justice Week Conference 2022 hosted by the Honorable Minister of Justice..

Justice chain function books create financial headache, or unrest within the police force

PHILIPSBURG — “My heartfelt congrats to all service members of the justice chain with the approval of the function books.” That..

Concerning The Quarter Development

Dear Editor, What are in the plans for St. Martin’s people? Nothing? At one time I brought notice to More...

MP Melissa Gumbs on Unity Flag meeting

Dear Editor, Please permit me some space to address the general public. You see, there’s bound to be the usual political..

Motions Dutch Second Chamber present open-door opportunities for Sint Maarten

~ Comments and Proposals on follow up to Motions presented in the Dutch Second Chamber by Member of Parliament Drs. Jorien..

MP Bijlani elected chairman of parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament elected  MP Sidharth Bijlani (UP) as the successor of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten for the function of chairman. MP..

MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to set up a “pop-up vet..

Alegria loses battle for long lease rights

PHILIPSBURG — More than six years ago, Alegria Real Estate, owner of what is now the Morgan Resort in Burgeaux Bay,..
 

Government spent millions, but effectiveness support programs remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG — The government paid out millions of guilders through its stimulus and relief program (SSRP) in 2021, but the Audit..

Ansary loses legal fight for Mullet Bay

PHILIPSBURG — Hushang Ansary’s attempt to regain control of Sun Resorts and thereby of Mullet Bay has failed. The Court in..

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert and the search for St. Maarten’s unique selling point

PHILIPSBURG — In his article ‘Positioning a Caribbean tourism destination’ Cdr. Bud Slabbaert basically points out that a destination must have..
 

Supreme Court’s conclusion goes against Eratos in Sabra-bankruptcy

PHILIPSBURG — The Erato-family is on the brink of losing ownership of 38 rights of apartment after a conclusion by the..

Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and..

Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and Carnival Foundation Fundraising Partnership in support of Queen Pageant Participants

PHILIPSBURG — Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and the Pageantry Committee of the Carnival Development Foundation have come together to organize..