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Nature Policy Plan implementation lags: Minister Doran admits lack of measures to halt unsustainable development

PHILIPSBURG — In a stark revelation, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure, Egbert Doran, admitted on Wednesday that the St. Maarten government lacks sufficient measures to prevent landowners from engaging in unsustainable development practices. This admission came during a Central Committee meeting of Parliament More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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Controversy surrounds renovation of the Prince Bernhard Bridge

PHILIPSBURG — The Prince Bernhard Bridge – the connection between Bush Road and the A.Th. Illidge Road over the Fresh Pond – is once more the subject of a controversy. The Ministry of Public Housing, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 9th, 2024
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Uruguay-based company wins bid for design of new prison

PHILIPSBURG — CSI Engineers from Uruguay has won the bid for the design of the new prison in St. Maarten, the Ministry of Justice announced in a press release. CSI, established in 1980, lists a global presence More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Investment-levels lag behind Caribbean average

PHILIPSBURG — The International Monetary fund (IMF) observes in its 2022 Article IV Consultation that public investments levels in St. Maarten are too low compared to the Caribbean region. The average Caribbean More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 8th, 2023
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CIBC FirstCaribbean criticized for inadequate supervision of Carbon Grove project

A report from our Correspondent PHILIPSBURG -- CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank advertised itself as the financier of Carbon Grove residences in Cole Bay. That gave them confidence in the project, said clients More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 1st, 2023
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Carbon’s duped clients to hold town hall meeting; seeking justice

A report from our Correspondent COLE BAY — Duped investors of Carbon Grove Residences in Cole Bay are planning a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 5, at a later to be disclosed location in Simpson Bay. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
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Mary’s Fancy-development on hold due to unfavorable conditions

PHILIPSBURG — General Pension Fund APS acquired Mary’s Fancy and the De Castro properties on L.B. Scott Road in 2014 for 4.4 million guilders ($2,458,000) with the intention to develop them for commercial More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 1st, 2023
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MP Peterson criticizes process for public tenders

PHILIPSBURG — Public tenders falling under the authority of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) have once again become a bone of contention. In 2022 the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 13th, 2023
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Concerns about the future of Claude Wathey’s statue

PHILIPSBURG — The old Government Administration Building will finally be demolished by a company called Limitless Infrastructure at a cost of approximately 660,000 guilders ($368,715). A ceremony to “celebrate” More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, More...