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By Hilbert Haar Running a country is not a profitable business. If the Netherlands, or St. Maarten or Curacao for that matter, had been private sector businesses they would have had to close their doors a long time ago. There is a lot of talk about the debt to gross domestic product ratio (debt:GDP) and how, for small open economies like St. Maarten, More...

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MP Rolando Brison
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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MP Brison’s fight against counterfeit alcohol

PHILIPSBURG – The unexpected – and possibly counterfeit-alcohol related – death of several American tourists in the Dominican Republic in May has inspired MP Rolando Brison to spring into action. The More...

Governor Holiday at Symposium June 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Steps must be taken for our country to be resilient

CUPECOY — His Excellency the Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday adequately set the tone for the 2019 Governor’s Symposium which was held at the American University of the Caribbean campus in Cupecoy on Friday. More...

MinTEATT Public Bus caught carrying out Taxi Tours
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Minister Johnson: Zero-tolerance policy for public transportation sector to ensure public safety and security

POND ISLAND, Sint Maarten – Officers of the Control Unit from the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) on Wednesday, March 13th conducted several controls More...

Governor Eugene Holiday - 26 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Governor: Building partnerships of cooperation for socio-economic sustainability

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE — During a reception party hosted by the St. Maarten House in The Hague, Governor Eugene Holiday gave the following speech under the theme “Building partnerships of cooperation More...

CIBC FirstCaribbean's First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center March 14th 2019 - - - Richard Hazel Photo
By The Publisher On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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How entrepreneurs responded to CIBC FirstCaribbean’s First in Business Seminar

BELAIR — CIBC FirstCaribbean recently held it First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center on Thursday, March 14th, 2019. According to Garth Sherwood, Country Manager CIBC FirstCaribbean, the aim More...

Director NRPB Claret Conner and members of the World Bank
By The Publisher On Friday, March 15th, 2019
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National Recovery Program Bureau opens

PHILIPSBURG — The National Recovery Program Bureau headed by former parliamentarian Claret Connor has finally opened its doors to the general public. Connor in his new function held a press conference to More...

New Government Administration Building
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Pension reform possibly into effect per May 1

PHILIPSBURG -- The government aims to let pension reform for civil servants go into effect per May 1 of this year. With the carnival season almost upon us, parliament will have to move swiftly to get this done. LOGIN More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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TEATT Inspectorate steps up controls

PHILIPSBURG — Five fuel stations on St. Maarten were controlled to ensure proper calibration of fuel pumps by the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication More...

Senator Guillaume Arnell
By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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There is a need to prioritize recovery projects on the French side

MARIGOT—Examining the reconstruction of the French side of the island compared to the Dutch Side it will seem that hurricanes of 2017 apparently happened on the French side, said Senator Guillaume Arnell. In More...