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No mass layoffs at Massy; only 5% staff reduction

PHILIPSBURG — Reports reaching our news desk indicated that 50% of Massy United Insurance in Trinidad were being let go and Barbados More...

Minister Johnson at Fire Station Demolition 20180719

Minister Johnson visit Old Fire Station demolition site

PHILIPSBURG — As the announced demolition of the old Fire Station next to the Philipsburg Market started on Thursday, Minister More...

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Hefty fines imposed to Sint Maarten Cable TV – revocation of license looms

Philipsburg – Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) imposed administrative fines on Caribbean Teleview Services d.b.a. More...

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NAGICO almost at a 100% settlement score

~ NAGICO continues to settle hurricane insurance claims at a score of 94% to date in St. Maarten, according to a company statement More...

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Notaries accept short term solution for Kadaster

PHILIPSBURG — On Sunday, July 15th, 2018, in an invited comment regarding the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the notaris, More...

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Sewage water running in the roads of St. Maarten remains a systemic problem

ST. PETERS — StMaartenNews.com made use of the quiet time on the roads while everyone was watching the France-Croatia World More...

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Posh Productions Presents Pageantry Plans for Carnival 2019

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, in the conference room at the House of Parliament, Anna Richardson, the director More...

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Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney Knowledge is understanding – with the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, More...

We ready?

StMaartenNews Editorial

The Caribbean can issue a collective sigh of relief now that hurricane Beryl has dissipated, thanks to the Sahara desert dust in the air. But the question remains whether St. Maarten More...

Dollarize yes, but…

StMaartenNews Editorial

It snuck back in quietly, but Dollarization is back on the political agenda. With Ferrier’s announcement that we have just two years worth of guilder banknotes left, the More...

What school children know

StMaartenNews Editorial

When you don’t know, you don’t know. But the school children always know. What school children have been saying for years is now a subject of investigation: the costs More...

StMaartenNews Opinion

Can you still cash checks in St. Maarten?

We have said it so often now, it is becoming like a mantra. Not because something is common practice means it is legal. Banks have been blocking checks deposited from other banks More...

Unpaid Advice to Incoming Government

By Hilbert Haar The new government seems to be almost there. Is that number seven or number eight since 10-10-10? I’ve lost count and I suspect that many of my readers have More...

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably More...

Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government: The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

Julio R. Romney

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney Knowledge is understanding – with the swearing in of the Council of Ministers More...

St. Maarten Cable TV building Hefty fines imposed to Sint Maarten Cable TV – revocation of license looms

Philipsburg – Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) imposed administrative fines on Caribbean Teleview Services...

Screenshot video footage of drugs found in a sportsbag Drugs found in container at Dutch Marine barracks possibly from St. Maarten

~ Lack of security at container terminal in St. Maarten an indication of a serious problem...

Finance Minister Perry Geerlings 20180717 Finance Minister clarifies claim of 2019 budget delay

PHILIPSBURG—Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings has every intention of delivering the final budget for 2019 to...

Drugs found in container at Dutch Marine barracks possibly from St. Maarten

Screenshot video footage of drugs found in a sportsbag

~ Lack of security at container terminal in St. Maarten an indication of a serious problem ~ PHILIPSBURG – More...

Minister Plenipotentiary Wuite & Cabinet Welcomes Deputy Minister Somersall. Continues with Courtesy Calls

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — On Monday July 16, the Minister and Cabinet members welcomed the Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary,..

Minister Plenipotentiary Wuite pays courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rutte

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — On Monday July 16 the Minister Plenipotentiary, Jorien Wuite, accompanied by staff member Kelly..

Theo Heyliger on rumors of impending prosecution: “Part of my life”

Screenshot MP They Heyliger 20180703

GREAT BAY — Once again, Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger is at the center of rumors of impending prosecution. More...

Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Joint Court of Justice start digitalizing criminal proceedings

The Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten and the Joint Court of Justice on Sint Maarten on Monday, June 25th, 2018, made..

Port St. Maarten Management pleased with Court Ruling

PORT ST. MAARTEN — June 14, 2018, the Joint Court of Justice rendered a provisional judgment with regard to the Public..
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Member of Parliament Egbert Jurendy Doran visits Parliament of Curacao

Recently, Member of Parliament Doran who was on a work-related visit on Curacao in connection with the commemoration of Curacao’s Flag..
Gracita Arrindell

“Parliament missing in action“ says Gracita Arrindell

“PARLIAMENT MISSING IN ACTION AT A TIME WHEN NEEDED MOST BY THE PEOPLE OF SINT MAARTEN“ “IT JUST IS NOT RIGHT”..
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No mass layoffs at Massy; only 5% staff reduction

PHILIPSBURG — Reports reaching our news desk indicated that 50% of Massy United Insurance in Trinidad were being let go and..
 
Finance Minister Perry Geerlings 20180717

Finance Minister clarifies claim of 2019 budget delay

PHILIPSBURG—Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings has every intention of delivering the final budget for 2019 to Parliament of St. Maarten before..
Minister Johnson at Fire Station Demolition 20180719

Minister Johnson visit Old Fire Station demolition site

PHILIPSBURG — As the announced demolition of the old Fire Station next to the Philipsburg Market started on Thursday, Minister of..
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All Roads Lead Back into the Terminal Building by November 2018 Transfer of the Temporary Operations Facilities

SIMPSON BAY — St. Maarten (Tuesday July 17, 2018) — “It is quite a giant step forward into the long anticipated..
 
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CPS: Prevent Drowning this School Holiday Season

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development..
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“It is a jewel” – Schoolboy in Wartime reviewed in Netherlands newspaper

GREAT BAY, St. Martin (July 17, 2018)—With the music of Betty V’s Hold on and Neville York’s Sweet Salt playing in the..
June 2018 Promotion Griup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Coach Jami Eloi earns Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

PHILIPSBURG — Renzo Gracie St Maarten (SXM BJJ) Coach Jami Eloi was promoted to the rank of purple belt in Brazilian..