Are we ready?

Editorial - St Maarten News

Minister of TEATT Ludmilla De Weever announced via a press statement on Friday evening that the airport will reopen on July 1st, Emancipation Day. The question is, are we ready? According to the airport workers, the airport needs a thorough cleaning before they return to work. One of the safety measures enforced at the airport from July 1st is that More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

AIRPORT — As international aviation publications publish ICAO’s projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is a wise and justified decision. According More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Why does the French continue monitoring the borders?

~ Why is the French side border controls still in place? What are they looking for? How long will it last? ~ From our French side Correspondent GREAT BAY — It has been exactly two weeks since the government More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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What’s next?

There is a meme on social media depicting COVID-19 as a tsunami wave while behind that wave is a bigger tsunami wave with the name “Recession”. We think this an appropriate way of how we see things developing More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Still Homeless

While exploring the supposedly deserted streets of Dutch St. Maarten for a media report, we encountered several homeless persons, some more aggressive in their approach than others, despite there being a complete More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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What about testing?

With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for two weeks. While the purpose of this More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Following procedures the new norm?

It is very interesting to hear members of parliament rail against the new work permit policy imposed by Minister Pamela Gordon-Cary, citing lack of following procedures and lack of consultations with other government More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 6th, 2020
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What did any other parties really do in Parliament?

The question was raised when we published the achievements article about the SMCP on our front page outlining what the party did in Parliament during its 19 months’ term. Few parties if any can publish anything More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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The H-Factor

Leader of the SMCP, Wycliffe Smith, writes in an article about the H-Factor. Already on November 7, 2019, during an ad hoc committee meeting on electoral reform, the former MP Claude Chacho Peterson proposed that More...

Editorial - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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Separation of church and state

St. Maarten is a very religious island. The separation of church and government was never a discussion point until the appearance of the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, in the political arena in 2015 and with More...