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US $1.7 million distributed to help restore local small business economy; businesses encouraged to apply

PHILIPSBURG — To date, US $1.7 million has been disbursed to enterprises within the St. Maarten small business community who have taken advantage of the combination grant/loan financial assistance offered through the Enterprise Support Project (ESP). The US $35 million relief initiative is being implemented by the National Recovery Program Bureau More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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NAGICO Holdings announces changes to its Board of Directors

PHILIPSBURG — NAGICO Holdings Limited today announced that it has appointed Mr. Marlon Matser as Chairman, succeeding Mr. Imran Amjad who served as Chairman since January 2014 and will remain on the Board. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Airport holding fires CEO Brian Mingo

~ A regrettable decision ~ PHILIPSBURG — In a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, the airport’s holding company (PJIAH) dismissed the operational company’s (PJIAE) Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Who is paying SMN-News?

~ Amateur hour with Bibi Shaw ~ By Hilbert Haar Freedom of the press and freedom of the right of expression are valuable to me. They are the cornerstones of professional journalism, but these rights are not absolute. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Sales clerk loses court case over salary-reduction

PHILIPSBURG- – A 22-year sales clerk of a local cheese shop lost her job due an argument with her now former employer over a 50 percent salary reduction. The Court in First Instance admittedly awarded the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Brison’s political interference with economic controls is an old story

PHILIPSBURG — President of Parliament MP Rolando Brison confirmed the worst fears of the authors of several integrity reports when he attempted to interfere with the work of economic control officers at More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Kudos to Christophe Emmanuel: Pasanggrahan monument auction canceled

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel was called “our hero” on Wednesday by the owners of the Passangrahan Royal Guest House for his public support for the property, a national More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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SHTA sounds the alarm and supports Caribbean Reform Entity

~ A StMaartenNews.com review of the open letter of the SHTA to the Prime Minister of St. Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG – That St. Maarten is in dire financial straits does not need further explanation. The COVID-19 More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Legal fight over Planet Hollywood continues

PHILIPSBURG – Planet Hollywood, the all-inclusive successor of the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino, will not open its doors at the end of this year and opening in 2021 has also become a practical impossibility More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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Fredericka Ford: She is a billionaire and her name isn’t Oprah

PHILIPSBURG – As more information surfaces about Ethegrity Health Consulting and its Chief Executive Officer Fredericka Ford the question becomes increasingly pressing whether it makes any sense at all for the More...






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