The Light Bearer

StMaartenNews Editorial

At the dawn of the internet it was seen as the cusp of the information age and was dubbed the information superhighway. The internet became the great equalizer where everyone, no matter color, race or creed, could become wealthy beyond anyone’s imagination. The internet was also the inspiration for democratization processes around the world in More...

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Reduce Re-Use Recycle Infographic
By The Publisher On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Asking the right question

Hilbert Haar is on point with his opinion piece about the question whether members of Parliament have a hidden agenda when it comes to solving the problem of our mounting garbage dump. The question we have is why More...

Cash Donations
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Are we prepared for retirement?

Yesterday we received an email with the headline “The coming retirement crisis will be UGLY”. According to the email, recent studies confirm that most Americans are not prepared for retirement. Depending More...

Shipwreck Airport Road 1
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Though colorful they still need removing

SIMPSON BAY — A colorful but curious aspect during the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was brought to the attention of StMaartenNews.com this past weekend. At least ten boat wrecks can be seen along the More...

Government Money Bag
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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‘In the context of future liquidity support’

Reports coming out of Holland indicate that the Dutch government is prepared to stop the liquidity support for the St. Maarten government if the members of Parliament do not give up their exorbitant salaries. The More...

Claude Peterson Rude Awakening
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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Rude awakening

MP Claude “Chacho” Peterson had a rude awakening this weekend when, during a presentation on Friday in Parliament about a design for a new Parliament Building as a part of a futuristic Parliament Plaza More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Think ahead

An interesting question was posed today on Facebook. The poster wanted to know how the Shutdown in the USA, the Yellow Vests issues in France and the Russian bombers in Venezuela might affect our one pillar economy. A More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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French side problems

According to reports coming out of the various districts and communities on the French side of Saint Martin/St. Maarten, people are complaining about a lot of issues affecting their daily lives in a post-Irma era. It More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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A thankless job

During the interview, Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink expressed deep respect for the work his colleagues and others in the justice chain do. He especially mentioned the police force. The fact that he arrived More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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School fights

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 More...