Naturalized Dutch citizens could lose their Dutch citizenship

Governor Office Cabinet

PHILIPSBURG — Naturalized persons on the island may lose their Dutch nationality if they have not relinquished their former nationality. According to the Politicians in the Netherlands persons who More...

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Governor Office Cabinet

Naturalized Dutch citizens could lose their Dutch citizenship

PHILIPSBURG — Naturalized persons on the island may lose their Dutch nationality if they have not relinquished their former More...

SZV-building

Medical providers complain about payments

PHILIPSBURG — Doctors and Pharmacists have complained that they are not being paid on time for services rendered to the patients More...

Saba roads clean

Saba Quiz

Photo caption: This photo was taken in Saba in the area commonly known as Hell’s Gate. What strikes you the most in this photo? More...

Saba Airport runway under construction - 20180920 TR

Saba Airport renovation well underway to be completed by October 8th

ZION’S HILL, SABA — Saba Airport renovation and runway resurfacing is well underway to be completed by the scheduled date More...

Joint Police control unit 18092018

Large Scale Joint Control

PHILIPSBURG — The KPSM Alpha Team consisting of members of the Police Force, the Immigration Department the Royal Marechaussee More...

King Willem Alexander - Troonrede 2018 - Photo Nu.nl

Troonrede 2018 – the unabridged translation

“Post-war history tells a story of progress and improvement” THE HAGUE – On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander opened the new parliamentary More...

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 More...

Hilbert Haar

Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe 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 the More...

Friendly raids

StMaartenNews Editorial

This week the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a press statement wherein mentioned was made that “raids” were conducted at three construction companies at More...

Replacement ministers

StMaartenNews Editorial

MP Doran has a point when he states that every minister has a replacement in the event of their absence. Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin made a point of outlining this clearly More...

Hilbert Haar

Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe Smith’s summary of the state of affairs in More...

Delivering happiness

By Hilbert Haar Ah, there is one more thing that has struck me as a significant difference between St. Maarten and the Asian countries where I am currently traveling. LOGIN More...

The Great Train Journey – part 4

At the Dinosaur Museum - 20180829 HH

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday afternoon, we wander over to the visa center of the Chinese embassy in Ulaanbaatar. We ask More...

The Great Train Journey – part 3

Tumen Ekh - 20180821 HH

By Hilbert Haar We leave Irkutsk on a Monday morning – rising early because the train leaves shortly after 8 More...

Governor Office Cabinet Naturalized Dutch citizens could lose their Dutch citizenship

PHILIPSBURG — Naturalized persons on the island may lose their Dutch nationality if they have not...

SZV-building Medical providers complain about payments

PHILIPSBURG — Doctors and Pharmacists have complained that they are not being paid on time for...

Minister Stuart Johnson visit St. Maarten House Minister Johnson visits St. Maarten House

~ says strengthening TEATT’s NL link is vital ~ Den Haag/Philipsburg – Minister of Tourism, Economic...

If only

StMaartenNews Letters

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

Relying on our own strength with the will to support each other

By Elco Rosario It was around September 1998 when I was visited in my notary office on Sint Maarten by two..

Our views on Theo vs the judicial process

Dear Editor, Lets line up the following facts: 1. The failure of many developing countries, particularly small ones has been caused..

Large Scale Joint Control

Joint Police control unit 18092018

PHILIPSBURG — The KPSM Alpha Team consisting of members of the Police Force, the Immigration Department More...

Judge visits SMHDF homes in Belvedere to assess damages

BELVEDERE — Not many court cases end with a judge personally visiting the site of a case in question. However, on..

MP Theo Heyliger’s immunity from prosecution revoked

PHILIPSBURG — The heavy hammer of a judge’s gavel dropped on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, thereby immediately revoking the political immunity..
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..
Protesters delivered signed petitions to various government offices on Wednesday, Aug. 29, condemning what they called persecution of local politicians by the Dutch government and the local judiciary. In photo, Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger, representing United Democrats, and former Minister and MP Frankie Meyers, also of UP, walk among fellow protesters. The Prosecutor's Office's decision last week to prosecute Heyliger for allegations of vote-buying spurred the demonstration.

Photo reportage Silent March

PHILIPSBURG — On an overcast Wednesday morning on August 29th, 2018, starting at the old Government Administration Building, protesters delivered signed..
Dwayne Elgin NAGICO - Ravi Daryanani PJIA

Nearly $700 Million USD paid out by NAGICO thus far; PJIA Airport latest recipient

Nearly $700 Million USD paid by NAGICO to insureds in the Caribbean thus far The US$58.2 Million Dollar judgement fully paid..
 
Minister of Finance Kadaster Meeting 17092018

Minister of Finance received visit and update from Kadaster management team

PHILIPSBURG — The management team of the Kadaster and Mortgage Custodian Registry on St. Maarten visited Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings..
smoking-dump-22-oct-2016

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..
Saba Airport runway under construction - 20180920 TR

Saba Airport renovation well underway to be completed by October 8th

ZION’S HILL, SABA — Saba Airport renovation and runway resurfacing is well underway to be completed by the scheduled date of..
 
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..
RESILIENCE Book cover

A year later: IRMA interviews published in RESILIENCE – SXM open for business!

PHILIPSBURG — One year after hurricane Irma, the corporate community of St. Maarten is on review in the book RESILIENCE –..
Roeland Zwanikken

Is it legal to attach conditions to an offer for financial aid?

By Roeland Zwanikken Art. 36 of the Kingdom Charter stipulates that the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten (will) provide each..