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Rent Committee: Evictions without permission is a criminal offense

PHILIPSBURG — The waning economy is responsible for more people being unable to pay the rent and being evicted from their home. More...

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The downside of the monetary union

By Hilbert Haar The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) rightly sounded the alarm about Curacao’s intention to increase More...

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Jetair to start scheduled service on the St. Maarten-Curacao route February 2

PHILIPSBURG — Jetair has received its permit from the Sint Maarten authorities to start two weekly flights to and from Curaçao, More...

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Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married More...

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Governor Holiday concludes consultations and appoints Formateur Jacobs

Harbour View – The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, following the outcome of the January 9, 2020 elections More...

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The impressive rise of the Party for Progress

PHILIPSBURG – In 2017 a group of “dynamic and forward-thinking St. Maarteners” – as the party describes this on its Facebook-page More...

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Corruption follows the Venezuelan diaspora

PHILIPSBURG – According to Venezuelans in St. Maarten, corruption at home prevents Venezuelan emigrants from gaining legal status More...

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NA-UP sign coalition agreement to form the next government of St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance and United People’s Party on Saturday, January 11, 2020, signed a coalition agreement More...

What did any other parties really do in Parliament?

Editorial - St Maarten News

The question was raised when we published the achievements article about the SMCP on our front page outlining what the party did in Parliament during its 19 months’ term. Few More...

The H-Factor

Editorial - St Maarten News

Leader of the SMCP, Wycliffe Smith, writes in an article about the H-Factor. Already on November 7, 2019, during an ad hoc committee meeting on electoral reform, the former MP More...

Separation of church and state

Editorial - St Maarten News

St. Maarten is a very religious island. The separation of church and government was never a discussion point until the appearance of the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, More...

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The economic value of litter

By Hilbert Haar Litter irritates people – some more than others. The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has been fighting littering like forever on our island and still people feel More...

Slowly but surely the Integrity Chamber is taking shape

By Hilbert Haar Part 3 about the final steps needed to be taken to finalize the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading More...

The Conspiracy to Rehabilitate Christophe Emmanuel

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By Hilbert Haar An anonymous letter writer has posted several installments on the 721news website under the headline The More...

Instability is here to stay

NA-UP sign coalition ageement - 11 Jan 2020

By Hilbert Haar Based on results, issues like integrity and transparency do not appeal to our electorate. The United More...

CBCS Central Bank Head Offce in St. Maarten SHTA questions the survival of the monetary union between Curaçao and St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — An ‘existential threat’ towards the St. Maarten economy is what the St. Maarten Hospitality...

Surf high Great Bay waves - 20200111 (3) Fire Dept./ODM: Puerto Rico Earthquakes and Tsunami Public Information

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that...

silvio-matser Matser’s conviction for tax fraud stands

PHILIPSBURG – Former Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has found no reprieve at the Supreme Court...

Car caught on fire after accident on the L.B. Scott Road

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PHILIPSBURG — The Police Patrol and Fire department was alerted to a serious traffic accident that took More...

Tourist drowns in Great Bay – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — A female cruise tourist drowned in Great Bay on Monday, December 30, 2019. The elderly woman came to St...

Police reports of incidents over the Christmas holidays

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) issued a press release on Thursday, December 27, 2019, with reports on several..

You can become a Nation-Builder

Marva Sam - SMCP Candidate #8

Dear Editor, Sint Maarten became an autonomous country on October 10, 2010. This year, we will be celebrating More...

Why (Which) Language of Instruction is Critical: The Role of Language Education in Nation-Building

Dear Editor, I have always argued that a sound education policy should be based on “a triad of effective teachers, involved..

Sint Maarten is fertile ground for ship jumping

Dear Editor, We all agree that ship jumping is a major problem in Sint Maarten . It seems to me that..

The impressive rise of the Party for Progress

Party for Progress - 20191121 PHILIPSBURG – In 2017 a group of “dynamic and forward-thinking St. Maarteners” – as the party describes this on its Facebook-page..

Emmanuel does not sign NA-UP coalition agreement

NA-UP sign coalition - 11 Jan 2020 PHILIPSBURG – Hardly two days after the elections, winner National Alliance (NA) has signed a rather surprising coalition agreement with the..
MP Claude Chacho Peterson & Minister Wycliffe Smith - 10 Sep 2019

What did SMCP do in Parliament

What has the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) accomplished during its 19 months in Parliament and 17 months in Government? Our..
NA-UP sign coalition - 11 Jan 2020

Emmanuel does not sign NA-UP coalition agreement

PHILIPSBURG – Hardly two days after the elections, winner National Alliance (NA) has signed a rather surprising coalition agreement with the..
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SHTA questions the survival of the monetary union between Curaçao and St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — An ‘existential threat’ towards the St. Maarten economy is what the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) calls..
 
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The downside of the monetary union

By Hilbert Haar The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) rightly sounded the alarm about Curacao’s intention to increase the..
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Sint Maarten Needs a Green New Deal, Or At the Very Least a Political Focus on the Environment

Dear Editor, Again, during another unfortunate election cycle, the environment, sustainable development and conservation are taking a backseat amidst the current..
Laid back wedding on Great Bay beach - 2020011603

Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married..
 
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New hospital construction officially commences

Cay Hill – St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has officially handed over the grounds where the construction will take place to..
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Job Vacancies

GREAT BAY, ST. MAARTEN — EBS has the following vacancies available for your consideration. Suitable candidates can send their resume along..
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Insurance Insights: Application Form

Learn the keywords that give you insights into the insurance business in our series of short stories from a client who..