CFT board members revolt

Raymond Gradius - Chairman Cft

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time since its establishment almost ten years ago there is a public row among the board members of the Board financial supervision (Cft). The Cft-members representing St. More...

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Raymond Gradius - Chairman Cft

CFT board members revolt

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time since its establishment almost ten years ago there is a public row among the board members of the More...

SMMC Mobile Medical Pavilion and ICU Tent

SMMC expects surge in local COVID patients

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is preparing for more suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients that need to be More...

Border Blokkade Oyster Pond Road - 2020040601 TIM VAN DIJK

UPDATED: Two borders between French and Dutch St. Martin completely blocked off

OYSTER POND — Late Monday afternoon authorities sent a container truck with containers to block off the border at the Oyster More...

Homeless

Still Homeless

While exploring the supposedly deserted streets of Dutch St. Maarten for a media report, we encountered several homeless persons, More...

Bag of Groceries - Home Delivery

Food suppliers allowed to do deliveries

~ Covid-19 Update – St. Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — All food suppliers are allowed to make deliveries on both sides of the More...

Jerry Promo Speaker Car in Cay Bay - 20200406 DCOMM

Government sends speaker car into districts

PHOTO CAPTION: Broadcasting the word per speaker in the different districts and shanty towns on the Dutch side of St. Maarten in the More...

New Government Administration Building, update

Cost Support Relief Plan ANG 254 million for first 3 months

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and his team, with the information and recommendations gathered by the ESFs and their More...

Council of Ministers - Silveria Jacobs II Cabinet

Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG More...

Still Homeless

Homeless

While exploring the supposedly deserted streets of Dutch St. Maarten for a media report, we encountered several homeless persons, some more aggressive in their approach than others, More...

What about testing?

Editorial - St Maarten News

With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for More...

Following procedures the new norm?

StMaartenNews Editorial

It is very interesting to hear members of parliament rail against the new work permit policy imposed by Minister Pamela Gordon-Cary, citing lack of following procedures and lack More...

Five Guilders

The Golden Guilder

On St. Maarten, banks and the government are advising the general population to use guilders as much as possible, as a way to save dollars. I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. More...

THE economy opportunity of the moment

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Madness without borders

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar “Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards;” More...

A People In Solidarity – Part 1

People in Solidarity

Solidarity is defined as: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common More...

Border Blokkade Oyster Pond Road - 2020040601 TIM VAN DIJK UPDATED: Two borders between French and Dutch St. Martin completely blocked off

OYSTER POND — Late Monday afternoon authorities sent a container truck with containers to block off...

Attorney Co Merx - 2020040602 JH Post Irma revisited: employers are breaking the law

PHILIPSBURG — The coronavirus lockdown has led to a wave of layoffs or salary deductions. “This...

Bag of Groceries - Home Delivery Food suppliers allowed to do deliveries

~ Covid-19 Update – St. Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — All food suppliers are allowed to make...

The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

Police badge

PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s More...

Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the detainees on March 28, 2020,..

Tourist-killer Samedi sentenced to 18 years

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The risk of restarting the economy

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Dear Editor, At some point the medical and transmission risks of the Covid-19 virus will decrease and the governments More...

The unmeasurable tradeoffs

Dear Editor, Decision makers in our islands are going to be challenged with tradeoffs that have better medical assurances on the..

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Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get..

SMMC expects surge in local COVID patients

SMMC Mobile Medical Pavilion and ICU Tent CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is preparing for more suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients that need to be..
Council of Ministers - Silveria Jacobs II Cabinet

Ministers and MPs agree to salary reduction

MINISTERS & PARLIAMENTARIANS AGREE TO SALARY REDUCTION IN SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE ~ Liquidity support 2019 becoming a reality ~ PHILIPSBURG – Current..
Government Administration Building - 20200223 JH

Cracks in the coalition

By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and..
Bag of Groceries - Home Delivery

Food suppliers allowed to do deliveries

~ Covid-19 Update – St. Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — All food suppliers are allowed to make deliveries on both sides of..
 
Raymond Gradius - Chairman Cft

CFT board members revolt

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time since its establishment almost ten years ago there is a public row among the board..
Recycling bins 1

Recycling bins placed in St. Peters

ST. PETERS — Wastefactory Sint Maarten, in collaboration with the annual SXM DOET project, installed two recycling bins in the community..
Holland House Closed - 2020040401 JH

New York Times foresees “months of duress and uncertainty”

Photo caption: Holland House Beach Hotel also completely shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. PHILIPSBURG – Most of the..
 
Claudius Buncamper

MP Buncamper requests subcommittee meeting on Electoral Reform

PHILIPSBURG — United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper has sent a letter to the Chairlady of..
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