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A lesson from the history of Sint Maarten

By Terrance Rey There are several parallels from Sint Maarten’s past with what is now happening around the establishment of COHO, the Caribbean Agency for Reforms and Development. The Netherlands has lent millions in liquidity support to Sint Maarten during the pandemic. But that is a development that cannot be sustained for long. Within Europe, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
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St.Maarten/St.Martin Research and Development Center

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It is common knowledge that the economies in the Caribbean desperately need diversification. Being dependent for about 70-85% on tourism is insane. It is sad that no realistic alternatives More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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What entrepreneurs need to get their projects off the ground

Now more than ever entrepreneurs need to know what it takes to get their business startup projects off the ground. StMaartenNews.com invited Clifford Illis to once again share his expert opinion with our readers. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Anti-Corruption Day 2020: whistleblower protection program needed

Wednesday, December 9th, was International Anti-Corruption Day. The difficulty of exposing corruption makes a mechanism to support whistleblowers essential. In St. Maarten, the Integrity Chamber was established More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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How do we tackle the issue of trash everywhere on St. Maarten?

~ How to deal with litterbugs? ~ What do you do when you see people littering? ~ Many people are seen littering the streets and beaches despite there being bins for the same. Throwing light on this, we interviewed More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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“Without regard to persons,” they claim.

By A Contributor The predominantly Dutch European Judiciary and Public Prosecution Service consistently claim that adjudication and prosecution takes place without regard to persons (‘zonder aanziens des More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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White Paper: Sint Maarten’s First Decade as a Constituent State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

10.10.10 – 10.10.20 ~ Sint Maarten’s First Decade as a Constituent State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ~ A Turbulent Constitutional Odyssey by Julio R. Romney [Instructions: Use the viewer below to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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CHE versus OHO: A Figment of our Imagination?

by Emsley D. Tromp In a letter dated October 6, 2020, to the Chairperson of Parliament Ms. A. Pauletta, Prime Minister E. Rhuggenaath on the one hand, and in a recent press conference, the leader of the MAN party, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Tips for closing down a business

~ Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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Creating a new normal for the future

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert I don’t know when it was, the night of December 31, 2020 or December 2021, that I heard a leading politician make the statement: “We have seen hardship, we have seen triumph. We shall More...






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