Robbie's Lottery Head Office St. Maarten

Banks kick lottery companies out

PHILIPSBURG — The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) in St. Maarten and Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) in Curacao do not have to More...

Charter of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

Inequality in the Kingdom: a constitutional judge would be a step in the right direction

PHILIPSBURG — Maintaining the myth that there is equality between the four countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands is hypocritical, More...

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Theo Heyliger to remain detained in Bonaire for next 60 days

Press release Monday, March 18, 2019 By request of the Public Prosecutor, last Friday, March 14, the judge made a decision in regards More...

Raymond Jessurun

Jessurun: salary cut politicians will affect civil servants

PHILIPSBURG - A cut in the salaries of ministers and parliamentarians means a cut in the salaries of civil servants too. That is the More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 12 Mar 2019

“Government favors businesses over citizens”

PHILIPSBURG -- The government’s decision to deny citizens an extension for the payment of road tax and to offer businesses a payment More...

New Government Administration Building

Anti-Poverty Platform criticizes pension reform

PHILIPSBURG -- The Anti-Poverty Platform contests the notion that civil servants will receive a higher pension once the legislation More...

Theo Cartoon - What is he saying now

Heyliger’s detention extended by 60 days

PHILIPSBURG -- The judge of instruction ruled on Friday that United Democrats leader MP Theo Heyliger will remain incarcerated for More...

Nagico New Product Live Fit Health Plan

NAGICO Group Launches LIVE FIT Plan to Promote Physical and Financial Wellness

GREAT BAY — NAGICO Group, a diversified insurance company serving 21 territories in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce the 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...

Hilbert Haar

A wasted opportunity

By Hilbert Haar Anti-Poverty Platform chairman Drs. Raymond Jessurun usually does a good job defending the position of underprivileged citizens. His tireless work gives a voice More...

Another missed opportunity

By Hilbert Haar Parliament missed yet another opportunity to make clear where it stands on corruption and money laundering on Friday afternoon. It does not come as a surprise 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...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019 Geerlings address Consumer Coalition’s allegations

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, is critical of “the false claims made by...

robbery Daring mid-morning robbery in Dutch Quarter

  DUTCH QUARTER — The Police are investigating a daring mid-morning robbery at the Super 2-3...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 12 Mar 2019 “Government favors businesses over citizens”

PHILIPSBURG -- The government’s decision to deny citizens an extension for the payment of road tax...

Daring mid-morning robbery in Dutch Quarter

robbery

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

Man shot at his home

ST. PETERS — The Police and Detective Departments are presently investigating a shooting incident which took place on March 9th at..

After-Irma contractor scams more prolific than reported

PHILIPSBURG — A press release issued on Friday, March 8, 2019, by the PR/Communications Department of the police force (KPSM) has..

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

Theo Heyliger & mother Lillian Agnes Wathey

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

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..

Time to Objectively Evaluate World Bank Program and Bottlenecks, says President of Parliament Wescot-Williams

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, February 4, 2019 – Amidst reports of accomplishments by the Government of St. Maarten as far as 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..

Collection long lease fees seems problematic

Philipsburg - Capital of Dutch St. Maarten PHILIPSBURG — The government has issued 2,955 long lease contracts for land that covers 4.87 square kilometers of land; this is..
Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019

Minister Geerlings: “Time for drastic measures”

PHILIPSBURG - “We are close to one billion guilders in debt without having a good idea about how to pay it..
MP Franklin Meyers

MP Franklin Meyers: “Laws put targets on the backs of our people”

PHILIPSBURG -- United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers made a number of remarkable statements during a broadcast if the Morning Show on..
coci

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry waives fees up to 2014

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) has decided to waive all fees pending prior to and including..
 
Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019

Geerlings address Consumer Coalition’s allegations

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, is critical of “the false claims made by the St. Maarten Consumer Coalition..
Shipwreck Airport Road 1

Though colorful they still need removing

SIMPSON BAY — A colorful but curious aspect during the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was brought to the attention of..
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..
 
Minister of Aviation Stuart Johnson - 13 Mar 2019

Johnson issues decree for temporary restriction of Boeing 737 Max 8/9 from SXM airspace

PHILIPSBURG — Minister responsible for Civil Aviation on St. Maarten the honourable Stuart Johnson has issued a Ministerial Decree to temporarily..
Theo Heyliger

Arrests Theo’s business associates hit family hard

PHILIPSBURG — Amidst the news about the arrests of business associates of Member of Parliament, Theodore E. Heyliger, StMaartenNews.com explored the..
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Insurance Insights

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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