MP Rolando Brison on presentation MOT in Parliament 20 Feb 2019

MP Rolando Brison submits draft initiative law on UTS

PHILIPSBURG -- MP Rolando Brison today informed StMaartenNews.com that he has submitted a draft initiative law about the sale of the More...

Private Jet Exodus from SXM Airport

St. Maarten-based airlines still prohibited from flying into the United States

~ St. Maarten removed from IASA List ~ PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten was recently removed from the International Aviation Safety More...

Theo Heyliger in Island Council meeting - crca 1998

Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history

PHILIPSBURG – “What they did to his grandfather they are now doing to Theo.” That line, spoken in Parliament by United Democrats More...

Wifol story

Labor Union against pensioners paying taxes

~ advises on alternatives ~ PHILIPSBURG—“In my opinion pensioners should not be paying wage taxes or income taxes,” said President More...

Knops and Marlin-Romeo - 20180208 - HH

Kingdom imposes conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — St. Maarten will only get liquidity support from the Netherlands in 2019 if it complies with several conditions More...

IPKO delegation meeting in Den Haag 2018

Fight for fair dispute regulation continues

PHILIPSURG — Members of Parliament Rolando Brison, Silveria Jacobs, Tamara Leonard Claude Peterson will travel to the Netherlands More...

Dutch Quarter road sewerage project - 2 Apr 2019

Dutch Quarter sewerage project stopped

DUTCH QUARTER — The Dutch Quarter sewerage project which took off with a quite an impressive start is now stalled for financial More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - Mar 2019

Meeting with airport bondholders goes well; Labega not welcomed

PHILIPSBURG — The delegation headed by Finance Minister Perry Geerlings to a meeting with the bondholders and the Princess Juliana More...

Though colorful they still need removing

Shipwreck Airport Road 1

SIMPSON BAY — A colorful but curious aspect during the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was brought to the attention of StMaartenNews.com this past weekend. At least ten More...

‘In the context of future liquidity support’

Government Money Bag

Reports coming out of Holland indicate that the Dutch government is prepared to stop the liquidity support for the St. Maarten government if the members of Parliament do not More...

Rude awakening

Claude Peterson Rude Awakening

MP Claude “Chacho” Peterson had a rude awakening this weekend when, during a presentation on Friday in Parliament about a design for a new Parliament Building as More...

Salary Seppuku Cartoon

Between a rock and a hard place, but worse

By Hilbert Haar The expression caught between a rock and a hard place does not begin to describe the situation St. Maarten finds itself in now that the Kingdom Council of Ministers More...

When Parliaments speak ….

By Hilbert Haar When parliaments speak, governments have to listen. Those iconic words came from Jeroen Recourt, leader of the Dutch delegation after a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

Sheriff locked up; Deputy needed

Sheriff star shield

Another case and a perfect example highlighting the fact that we are a young Constitutional State yet only in our infancy More...

Another paper tiger

Paper TIger

By Hilbert Haar The Financial Action Task Force has put forty recommendations in place that St. Maarten is supposed More...

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MP Rolando Brison MP Brison submits legislation to facilitate sale of UTS Shares

~ Says dilution of shares could rob country of millions ~ PHILIPSBURG -- United St. Maarten...

Theophilus Thompson - Facebook pic WIFOL President calls on Government to be proactive

PHILIPSBURG — Government needs to be proactive instead of reactive to stem the high cost of...

BREAKING NEWS: Driver exits car in Marigot with knife in back

Man stabed in Marigot - 25 March 2019 (1)

~ Driver of a car steps out with knife in back ~ MARIGOT — At present, Gendarmes have the intersection More...

Philipsburg detention cells near completion. To meet international standards

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – For years the quality of the Sint Maarten prison cells has been up for discussion. One of..

Daring mid-morning robbery in Dutch Quarter

  DUTCH QUARTER — The Police are investigating a daring mid-morning robbery at the Super 2-3 Market which was formally Afoo..

Attorney Brenda Brooks on the Robalo case

Attorney Brenda Brooks

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, attorney Brenda Brooks issued the following press release More...

A Mother’s Pain – Theo’s Mother Breaks Her Silence. Bring him Home!

SINT MAARTEN (GUANA BAY) – “The detention of my son has certainly brought me a lot of sadness, frustration and anger,”..

Independence and the Price of Freedom

By Dr. Rhoda Arrindell Just the other day, I asked some folks in a gathering if they were happy with the..

There is a hole in the budget

Hole in the bucket POND ISLAND — The draft 2019 budget closes with a deficit of 67.2 million guilders. The government projects 478.8 million in..
MP Rolando Brison

MP Brison submits legislation to facilitate sale of UTS Shares

~ Says dilution of shares could rob country of millions ~ PHILIPSBURG -- United St. Maarten Party Member of Parliament Rolando..
MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019

MP Irion bemoans lack of action on motion

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion queried Education Minister Wycliffe Smith on Monday about a seemingly reasonable issue: why had..
CIBC FirstCaribbean's First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center March 14th 2019 - - - Richard Hazel Photo

How entrepreneurs responded to CIBC FirstCaribbean’s First in Business Seminar

BELAIR — CIBC FirstCaribbean recently held it First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center on Thursday, March 14th, 2019. According..
 
Knops and Marlin-Romeo - 20180208 - HH

Kingdom imposes conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — St. Maarten will only get liquidity support from the Netherlands in 2019 if it complies with several conditions..
Dutch Quarter road sewerage project - 2 Apr 2019

Dutch Quarter sewerage project stopped

DUTCH QUARTER — The Dutch Quarter sewerage project which took off with a quite an impressive start is now stalled for..
Visitors SXM Festival 2019 welcomed by Minister Johnson & MP Brison 13032019 1

Minister Johnson and MP Brison welcome SXM Festival VIPs

AIRPORT — These photos show the impact the SXM Festival internationally, as on Wednesday afternoon Minister of Tourism the Honourable Stuart..
 
Private Jet Exodus from SXM Airport

St. Maarten-based airlines still prohibited from flying into the United States

~ St. Maarten removed from IASA List ~ PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten was recently removed from the International Aviation Safety Assessment..
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GLOSSARY OF KEY WORDS IN THE INSURANCE BUSINESS Questions Answers 1. What is an application form? It is a form you..

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