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Last letter from Luang Prabang

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that we ought More...

King Vers & Shenaya Webster

My88.3 begins roll-out of new shows with ‘My A.M. Shine & The King James Show’

~ Focus on great music to remain ~ PHILIPSBURG — My88.3FM will launch its new daily lineup of radio shows on Monday, November More...

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Prison officers sworn in after seven years

GREAT BAY—Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever described the taking of the oath by some 22 prison officers as “a milestone” More...

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KPSM receives keys for new vehicles

PHILIPSBURG — In the recovery process of country Sint Maarten KPSM have written and presented several “Quick Win” projects More...

PM Leona Romeo PSS Tour

PM visits PSS new location

Prime Minister Romeo Marlin visits Postal Services Sint Maarten new location at former Civil Registry Building PHILIPSBURG – On More...

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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Urges St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation to Find Alternatives to Balloon Jump-ups and Parades for Carnival 50

PHILIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is urging the SCDF to find sustainable alternatives to using balloons during More...

Hilbert Haar

From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against More...

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH

The Great Train Journey – part 6

By Hilbert Haar We stay in the old center of Hanoi at the City Backpackers Hostel on Bat Su Street. To say that the city is a bit More...

StMaartenNews.com World Tourism Day Message: “Keep St. Maarten Clean Like Saba”

Saba Catholic Church Zion's Hill

Thursday, September 27, 2018, is World Tourism Day and apparently also World Maritime Day. So the cruise industry is having a double celebration. Today we also published a World 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 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...

Hilbert Haar

From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against the government over the persistent fires More...

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel the heat. Don’t let their cries of Gestapo-tactics, denationalization More...

Last letter from Luang Prabang

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that More...

The Great (Train) Journey – part 7

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By Hilbert Haar Super typhoon Magnkhut has missed Hanoi and barreled into southern China, so Myriam and I feel More...

Members of Parliament tour hurricane shelters Members of Parliament tour “Hurricane Shelters”

~ MP Doran’s request honored by Council of Ministers ~ Philipsburg — Member of Parliament Egbert...

Carnival Icon Paben Colouring Book SCDF producing coloring book of Carnival icons for 50th Anniversary

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will produce a children’s coloring book for...

Prison Officers swearing in - 20181012 AB Prison officers sworn in after seven years

GREAT BAY—Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever described the taking of the oath by some 22...

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..

Special Report: Public Prosecutor’s Office shares views on ‘Statute of Limitations’

Collage Chief Prosecutor accepting petition from Elton Jones - 20180829

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office seeking to implement various instruments such as JASAP, Justice As Soon More...

Police and Public Prosecutor to tackle illegal parking

PHILIPSBURG — The Police Department in discussion with the Public Prosecutor in charge of traffic have come to the decision to..

Large Scale Joint Control

PHILIPSBURG — The KPSM Alpha Team consisting of members of the Police Force, the Immigration Department the Royal Marechaussee and Customs..
Members of Parliament tour hurricane shelters

Members of Parliament tour “Hurricane Shelters”

~ MP Doran’s request honored by Council of Ministers ~ Philipsburg — Member of Parliament Egbert Jurendy Doran requested a tour..
Hilbert Haar

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel..
PM Leona Romeo PSS Tour

PM visits PSS new location

Prime Minister Romeo Marlin visits Postal Services Sint Maarten new location at former Civil Registry Building PHILIPSBURG – On Wednesday afternoon,..
 
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Minister Geerlings receives Director Tax Administration Caribbean Netherlands

~ ‘Further talks on collaboration as part of the restructuring Tax Office’ ~ Philipsburg – Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings received..
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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..
Seatrade Med Cruise Conference

Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 attendance a Success. Much interests in Homeporting

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten representatives recently returned from attending Seatrade Cruise Med 2018, the world’s largest cruise industry..
 
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..
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Leisure Car Rental Wins Big at the 2018 World Travel Awards

SIMPSON BAY — Leisure Car Rental was established in 2007 on the island of St. Maarten. They started small, but consistently..
Code of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

A post on Facebook caught our attention today. The topic was Codes of Conduct. Apparently, this was triggered by screenshots of..