School fights

StMaartenNews Editorial

In a poignant post on Facebook we read the statement that something has to be done about all these fights that are constantly happening at the schools. We agree! The writer post that she is not hearing any discussion about these fights on the floor of Parliament or even from the Minister of Justice. “There has to be strict legislation drafted More...

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Casino gambling roulette table
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Acknowledging and preventing gambling addiction

It is a public secret that the former court manager was a regular visitor of the casinos on St. Maarten. Her dismissal appeal case revealed that under her management of the court’s third party bank account, More...

Saba Catholic Church Zion's Hill
By The Publisher On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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StMaartenNews.com World Tourism Day Message: “Keep St. Maarten Clean Like Saba”

Thursday, September 27, 2018, is World Tourism Day and apparently also World Maritime Day. So the cruise industry is having a double celebration. Today we also published a World Tourism Day flyer from the Saba More...

King Willem Alexander & Maxima - Prinsjesdag 2018 - Photo by RTL
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Only brief reference to St. Maarten in Troonrede

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – Four paragraphs before the end of the annual Troonrede in Den Haag, King Willem-Alexander devoted more space than usual on the Caribbean part of the Kingdom on Tuesday. There is only More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Friendly raids

This week the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a press statement wherein mentioned was made that “raids” were conducted at three construction companies at Sonesta Maho Hotel looking for illegal More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Replacement ministers

MP Doran has a point when he states that every minister has a replacement in the event of their absence. Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin made a point of outlining this clearly during her speech after the swearing More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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Today for me, tomorrow for you

It still remains a mystery why the roles and functioning of supervisory boards of directors are so confusing when the corporate governance codes, rules and regulations are available for all to study. And when in More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Failing to plan is planning to fail

The ‘problem‘ at the Kadaster highlights another problem we have here in St. Maarten. The fact that it is so hard to find qualified people for the various (top) positions here on St. Maarten, that we More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Monday, July 9th, 2018
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We ready?

The Caribbean can issue a collective sigh of relief now that hurricane Beryl has dissipated, thanks to the Sahara desert dust in the air. But the question remains whether St. Maarten was truly prepared for this More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Dollarize yes, but…

It snuck back in quietly, but Dollarization is back on the political agenda. With Ferrier’s announcement that we have just two years worth of guilder banknotes left, the decision will have to be made the coming More...