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A united Parliament says NO to Dutch conditions for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament stands firm behind the decision of the Council of Ministers to reject the establishment of a Caribbean More...

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INSIDE St. Maarten news magazine NOW ON SALE in the SHOPS

PHILIPSBURG — Our new news magazine INSIDE St. Maarten is now on sale in the supermarkets and shops on St. Maarten. You can More...

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Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation More...

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TelEm-director sends confusing proposal to Prime Minister Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG – In a rather confusing letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, TelEm director Kendall Dupersoy seemingly proposes More...

SXM Airport open - 1 July 2020

How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

StMaartenNews.com brings you a timeline of developments on St. Maarten since the COVID-19 crisis hit the island. Currently, developments More...

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Airport Inn loses lawsuit against Bada Bing company

PHILIPSBURG – Lunteren, the company of former Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel does not have to pay Airport Inn Hotel $875,000 More...

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MP Heyliger-Marten requests formal position of Bar Association

~ Racism and bigotry in St. Maarten are unacceptable, says MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten ~ PHILIPSBURG—”The fact that Mr. Hatzmann More...

Are we ready?

Editorial - St Maarten News

Minister of TEATT Ludmilla De Weever announced via a press statement on Friday evening that the airport will reopen on July 1st, Emancipation Day. The question is, are we ready? More...

World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

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AIRPORT — As international aviation publications publish ICAO’s projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is More...

Why does the French continue monitoring the borders?

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~ Why is the French side border controls still in place? What are they looking for? How long will it last? ~ From our French side Correspondent GREAT BAY — It has been More...

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Jackass Airport

Believe it or not, there exists an airport called Jackass Aeropark, although it is no longer in use. It is situated northwest of Las Vegas and was named after an area in the Amargosa More...

Is a Dutch commonwealth the future?

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten’s has put decolonization once more on the political agenda; reason for StMaartenNews.com to look at available alternatives for More...

Pettifoggery

International Mail

By Hilbert Haar If I understand the letter from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte correctly More...

Racial discrimination

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By Hilbert Haar There is something to be said in favor of the approach the labor unions have chosen to put up a More...

MDS Meteo Depatment St. Maarten logo St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Monday, July 06, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll...

Statue Freedom Fighters - Emancipation Day Celebration Emancipation Day Speech Minister of Culture Drs. Rodolphe Samuel

Sacred Legacies: Standing on the shoulders of giants Emancipation, Emancipation, Emancipation A word that brings about...

Four persons fined for breaching the border in Oyster Pond

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OYSTER POND — The police patrol was sent on several occasions to the border in Oyster Pond for person’s More...

Strengthening of police force and law enforcement in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – 48 Marines who boarded the naval vessel Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman came to St. Maarten, as of today they will..

NAGICO donates PPE Gear to the Police & Justice Department

GREAT BAY—- NAGICO Insurances made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) yesterday to the Justice Department as we continue to..

Playtoys in who’s playpen on whose plantation?

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Who is the victim and who is the victimizer? Who’s playtoy in who’s playpen on whose plantation? Country More...

Asking the wrong questions

By Hilbert Haar Edwin James is at it again. This time he is tackling what he calls media houses for not..

Edwin James takes the Wathey family to task

PHILIPSBURG – Local political commentator Edwin James is on a roll, firing off one piece of his mind after the other..

SMMC CFO submits resignation

WIHCUA SMMC protesters CAY HILL — Wednesday night, Windward Islands Health Care Union leader, Brunilda Illidge, informed StMaartenNews.com that the St. Maarten Medical Center’s..

A coup at the Social Economic Council (SER)

SER St. Maarten By Hilbert Haar When any government announces the “restructuring” of a board or of any organization that is supposed to be..
Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten

A united Parliament says NO to Dutch conditions for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament stands firm behind the decision of the Council of Ministers to reject the establishment of a Caribbean..
Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten

A united Parliament says NO to Dutch conditions for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament stands firm behind the decision of the Council of Ministers to reject the establishment of a Caribbean..
Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH

Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation that..
 
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IMF-team paints dark picture of road to recovery

PHILIPSBURG —  St. Maarten’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will drop 25 percent this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis...
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PFP faction submits old and new questions to Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG -– On June 16, 2020, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted..
SXM Airport open - 1 July 2020

How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

StMaartenNews.com brings you a timeline of developments on St. Maarten since the COVID-19 crisis hit the island. Currently, developments are fluid..
 
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Banking with NIBanc comes to an end

PHILIPSBURG – The owner of NIBanc, Hushang Ansary, has requested the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten to withdraw the..
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MP Heyliger-Marten requests formal position of Bar Association

~ Racism and bigotry in St. Maarten are unacceptable, says MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten ~ PHILIPSBURG—”The fact that Mr. Hatzmann sees the..
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Financial supervisor Cft critical of 2020 budget

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor Cft has expressed serious criticism about St. Maarten’s approved 2020 budget in a letter to Finance Minister..