Community involvement

We have always thought that elections are the ultimate form of community involvement but after reading a press release from informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candida Joseph we have to reconsider this assumption. The informateurs have invited “selected civic organizations and government-owned companies” to offer their considerations about the More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 26th, 2023


Freedom of expression is not understood well by everyone. Some people think that this means you can say or write anything you like. Those people are wrong. Unfortunately these people have access to social media More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Rethinking the ENNIA Bailout: Say NO to the Loan

I firmly believe that when it comes to the bailout of ENNIA by the Dutch government, the involvement of St. Maarten and Curacao should not be a part of the equation. The responsibility for overseeing and supervising More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 11th, 2023

St. Maarten’s judicial professions calling for urgent update legal system

In the light of recent revelations during the installation ceremony of the new Judge Gerben Drenth, it is apparent that the legal system in St. Maarten is in dire need of a comprehensive review and overhaul. With More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

An interesting index

It is tempting to blow our horn in triumph about a report that places St. Maarten second on the Caribbean Investment Climate Index. Finally something to be proud of. It is also be tempting to use such a publication More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022

Parliamentary Democracy at its finest

What happened today, Monday, October 17, 2022, in Parliament is Parliamentary Democracy at its finest. A motion to add an agenda point to today’s public meeting of Parliament to have MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Paper trails and money trails

We don’t understand why the airport is asking employees to provide information about payments made to them while an internal audit – or even a forensic audit – should be able to provide them More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Commonalities and consequences

It is a sign of the times when we see convicted former Port CEO Mark Mingo after five years of radio silence giving an interview about his conviction in the Court of First Instance on SOS Radio 95.9FM with host More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Cooperation, cooperation, cooperation

Former Lt. Governor, former APS Chairman of the Board, former member of the Law Enforcement Council, Managing Director of Seven Seas and present member for St. Maarten on the Progress Committee, Franklyn Richards More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 1st, 2021

Pressure mounts for Brison to resign. What will Parliament do?

Over the weekend, following the spreading of a recording of MP Rolando Brison making derogatory remarks regarding fellow UP party member and faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten, via social media, several parties More...