The thing with article 59

StMaartenNews Editorial

Is there a cure for the seemingly never-ending battle between an obstinate parliament – that sends the government home – and an evenly stubborn Council of Ministers that reacts by invoking Article 59 of the Constitution and thereby dissolving the parliament and calling for new elections? The topic certainly has the attention of at least some citizens. Antonio More...

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StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Hands off

The times they are a’changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten’s government. Once upon a time – and not all that long ago – appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Screening: a step in the right direction

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Mullet Bay to take center stage

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Anti-Lee sentiments run deep. Why?

That human behavior is unpredictable is a fact. With all the smart inventions predicted in Star Trek – from the Universal Translator, to the Medical Tricorder and the Communicator – all nicely wrapped More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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The Light Bearer

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 More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...