Worth every penny

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar Should the court grant the public prosecutor’s office its wish to conduct a civil inquiry at the port companies? The answer to that question is currently under consideration. On June More...

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Hilbert Haar

Worth every penny

By Hilbert Haar Should the court grant the public prosecutor’s office its wish to conduct a civil inquiry at the port companies? More...

Emerald case investigation

Blistering picture of mismanagement at the port

PHILIPSBURG – The attorney for the public prosecutor’s office, Rogier van den Heuvel, presented a blistering picture of mismanagement More...

Monique Alberts - 20180523 HH

Library-director Alberts leaves after twelve years

PHILIPSBURG – After twelve years of service Philipsburg Jubilee Library-director Monique Alberts leaves St. Maarten per august 1; More...

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP

“Politics used harbor as sugar daddy”

PHILIPSBURG – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has dropped its demand that the supervisory board of the harbor group of companies More...

Richard Gibson - HH 20171211

Central Bank calls time out on Gibson’s appointment

PHILIPSBURG – A press release from the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) suggests that Ennia Caribe Holding so far More...

Common Court of Justice - 1st session 70 days after Irma 20171115 - HH

Common Court books 1.5 million loss

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice suffered a loss of just over 1.5 million guilders (close to $838,000) in 2017. Additional More...

Ourt Court House by Alphonso Nestor-Hubert

Higher punishment for attempt to rob Prime Distributors

PHILIPSBURG – Two men who aborted an attempt to rob Prime Distributors in Cole Bay on December 8, 2016, received heavier prison sentences More...

Court Room St. Maarten

Court handles request to investigate mismanagement at the port

PHILIPSBURG – The court will hear arguments on Thursday morning from the public prosecutor’s office and defense attorneys for More...

Smartphone addiction

StMaartenNews Editorial

According to a news report on DutchNews.nl, almost three in 10 youngsters aged 18 to 25 say they are addicted to social media and keep their phones with them at all times. This More...

Paperwork

StMaartenNews Editorial

Here on St. Maarten doing paperwork is not our strongest point. Yet that is what is absolutely required in order to get the funding from the Disaster Fund for social projects More...

Unhealthy state

StMaartenNews Editorial

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – More...

Chris Morvan

An island is not a rock

by Chris Morvan There’s a blog that I follow, called Women Who Live On Rocks. It’s a jovial, whimsical thing, started by a yoga instructor, a good-looking, bikini-wearing type More...

Pool versus beach: the agony of choice

by Chris Morvan It always amazes me that in places where there are beautiful beaches and clean, refreshing sea, anyone should choose instead to use a pool full of chlorinated More...

Worth every penny

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar Should the court grant the public prosecutor’s office its wish to conduct a civil inquiry at the port companies? More...

Who is fooling who?

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar A cornered cat tends to make unexpected and at times weird moves, a Dutch expression suggests. More...

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP “Politics used harbor as sugar daddy”

PHILIPSBURG – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has dropped its demand that the supervisory board of the...

Ourt Court House by Alphonso Nestor-Hubert Higher punishment for attempt to rob Prime Distributors

PHILIPSBURG – Two men who aborted an attempt to rob Prime Distributors in Cole Bay on...

MinVSA Second vaccination outreach Preparations underway for 3rd Vaccination Outreach this month

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is preparing for its third...

Thumbs up to PM Marlin-Romeo from PM Rutte

Rutte and State Secretary Raymond Knops - 20180514 HH

PHILIPSBURG – The visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to St. Maarten seems to mark the beginning of More...

Henk Kamp succeeds Dekker in Cft

PHILIPSBURG – Sybilla Dekker steps down as member of the Board financial supervision (Cft) for Curacao and St. Maarten and the..

URGENCY PRISON SITUATION BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE FORMATEUR

Progress Committee discussed risk for public safety with Theo Heyliger PHILIPSBURG – “If action is not taken soon, the prison situation..

It is better to do well than to say well

StMaartenNews Letters

Dear Editor, The widely circulated video – via social media – of the approximately 10-man strong More...

Experiences of a first time MP in Parliament

Dear Editor, Going through two elections within a mere seventeen months and emerging from that experience as the third highest vote..

What does the verdict in Kerkhoff’s case tell us?

By: Koos Sneek May 6th 2018 On April 3 the judge ruled in the case which former interim island secretary Koert..

Irma-book focuses on resilience

Barbara van der Woude - 20180517 HH PHILIPSBURG – On September 6, exactly one year after Hurricane Irma hit St. Maarten, Barbara van der Woude will publish a..

Library-director Alberts leaves after twelve years

Monique Alberts - 20180523 HH PHILIPSBURG – After twelve years of service Philipsburg Jubilee Library-director Monique Alberts leaves St. Maarten per august 1; she has accepted..
Sarah Wescot-Williams - 20180522 HH

MP Wescot-Williams: “Thirteen parliamentary committees is overkill”

PHILIPSBURG – Recently the Parliament appointed chairpersons to thirteen parliamentary committees. The history of these committees triggers the question why they..
Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP

“Politics used harbor as sugar daddy”

PHILIPSBURG – The Public Prosecutor’s Office has dropped its demand that the supervisory board of the harbor group of companies be..
Emerald case investigation

Blistering picture of mismanagement at the port

PHILIPSBURG – The attorney for the public prosecutor’s office, Rogier van den Heuvel, presented a blistering picture of mismanagement and fraud..
 
Cash Donations

5 candidates did not meet deadline

Philipsburg — At the end of the deadline, Monday, March 26, 2018, at 18:00 hours, eighty-eight (88) of the ninety-three (93)..
birdsleuth binkie van es - 20180520 HH

Endemic Animal Festival attracts a crowd

FRENCH QUARTER – Dozens of children and adults flocked to the Old House in French Quarter on Sunday morning for the..
MinTEATT MSC Fam Trip group pix 2

POND ISLAND – In collaboration with the French Tourist Office, the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB), on May 15 hosted a..
 
Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez - USM President

On the reconstitution of USM

By Antonio Carmona Báez, Ph.D.* My recent appointment as President of the University of St. Martin has been accompanied by a..
Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez - USM President

On the reconstitution of USM

By Antonio Carmona Báez, Ph.D.* My recent appointment as President of the University of St. Martin has been accompanied by a..
Job Vacancies

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GREAT BAY, ST. MAARTEN — FILE NUMBER TWO THOUSAND N.V. has the following vacancy available for your consideration. Suitable candidates can..

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