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Theo Heyliger even deeper involved in Port activities (Part 2)

PHILIPSBURG — The involvement of former minister and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger in the import of goods at the port More...

How Heyliger delivered a near monopoly to Tropical Shipping (Part 1)

PHILIPSBURG — Accusations leveled against the business practices of Tropical Shipping under the whistleblower provision of the More...

Factsheet: “Only a small minority prefers complete independence”

PHILIPSBURG — Is St. Maarten completely decolonized or is there still work to be done? That is the central question in a factsheet More...

Mark Mingo acquitted of all charges

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice acquitted Mark Mingo, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Harbor Group of Companies More...

Girls in Aviation Day touches down in St. Maarten

New initiative launched to introduce opportunities in avionics to local girls. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Women in Aviation International More...

Publisher Terrance Rey: “Greed knows no boundaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The essence of the problems with government-owned companies is “political meddling,” Terrance Rey, the publisher More...

Audit Chamber issues adverse opinion about 2020 financial statements

PHILIPSBURG — The government is not very good at managing the money it has at its disposal to run the country. This becomes More...

Concerned St. Peters residents discuss forming Community Council

St. Peters – A group of concerned residents in the St. Peters community met on Thursday evening June 9th, with residents of the 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...

Cooperation, cooperation, cooperation

Former Lt. Governor, former APS Chairman of the Board, former member of the Law Enforcement Council, Managing Director of Seven Seas and present member for St. Maarten on the More...

Pressure mounts for Brison to resign. What will Parliament do?

Over the weekend, following the spreading of a recording of MP Rolando Brison making derogatory remarks regarding fellow UP party member and faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten, More...

Landgrab

Land grabLiterally anything is possible in St. Maarten. This time my column is about an example of how one can legally become the owner of a piece of land in an illegal way and More...

Lazy Affairs

Lazy Affairs I am late with this column today as a direct result of the term ‘laissez-faire’. I once heard someone pronounced it as ‘lazy fairs’. So the term ‘lazy More...

High power-distance

By Hilbert Haar A recent article by Malcolm Gladwell about his experiences at a Mennonite wedding in Southern Ontario sheds More...

Publisher Terrance Rey: “Greed knows no boundaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The essence of the problems with government-owned companies is “political meddling,” Terrance More...

Ombudsman: Garbage collection-tender was not fair and not transparent

PHILIPSBURG — The public tender for the collection of solid waste for the period 2021-2026 was...

Theo Heyliger even deeper involved in Port activities (Part 2)

PHILIPSBURG — The involvement of former minister and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger in the import of...

How Heyliger delivered a near monopoly to Tropical Shipping (Part 1)

PHILIPSBURG — Accusations leveled against the business practices of Tropical Shipping under the whistleblower provision of...

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 More...

Twelve police officers win victory against ministry

~ Police officers score decisive victory against justice ministry ~ UPDATED version of the previously published article online at: Police officer..

Police officer scores decisive victory against justice ministry

PHILIPSBURG — A police officer with more than ten years of service to his name scored a decisive victory against the..

Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom More...

The trouble with dualism in St. Maarten (and in the Netherlands)

PHILIPSBURG — When St. Maarten became an autonomous country in the kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010, the Island..

A call to action for 2022!

Knowledge is power, gives confidence and peace of mind. Knowledge straightens the spine, lifts up the chin and empowers one’s steps...

Ombudsman: Garbage collection-tender was not fair and not transparent

PHILIPSBURG — The public tender for the collection of solid waste for the period 2021-2026 was “neither fair nor transparent,” the..

Conditions for retracting 12.5 percent salary cut remain a mystery

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers will take a decision about the eight conditions St. Maarten will have to meet..

Theo Heyliger even deeper involved in Port activities (Part 2)

PHILIPSBURG — The involvement of former minister and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger in the import of goods at the port goes..
 

High power-distance

By Hilbert Haar A recent article by Malcolm Gladwell about his experiences at a Mennonite wedding in Southern Ontario sheds a..

Central Bank projects strong economic growth

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s economy could grow by as much as 14.3 percent this year, but the Central Bank warns that..

Girls in Aviation Day touches down in St. Maarten

New initiative launched to introduce opportunities in avionics to local girls. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Women in Aviation International (WAI) Girls..
 
Smack on the hand with gavel

Court freezes Over the Bank long lease decisions

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance criticized successive ministers of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI) for the..

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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..