We ready?

StMaartenNews Editorial

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 hurricane? The government rightfully took all precautionary measures this time, including putting the marines on stand-by. Yet, when we look More...

by The Publisher | Published 2 weeks ago
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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...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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What school children know

When you don’t know, you don’t know. But the school children always know. What school children have been saying for years is now a subject of investigation: the costs of the causeway bridge project over More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Smartphone addiction

According to a news report on DutchNews.nl, almost three in 10 youngsters aged 18 to 25 say they are addicted to social media and keep their phones with them at all times. This according to new research by the More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Paperwork

Here on St. Maarten doing paperwork is not our strongest point. Yet that is what is absolutely required in order to get the funding from the Disaster Fund for social projects on St. Maarten. See the related story More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Unhealthy state

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill Today we quote More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Social media

Social media is here to stay. Despite privacy issues, people continue to bare their souls on Facebook and other social media channels. Intimacy between family, friends and loved ones have been exchanged for a permanent More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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The human factor

By Hilbert Haar ~ The final report informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Jan Beaujon submitted on Monday to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday is a solid piece of work – the first of its kind in the history of country More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Sinister minister

There seems to some kind of behind-the-scenes coordinated effort to make out former VROMI-minister Christophe Emmanuel to be some kind of 'sinister minister'. Here at StMaartenNews.com we often receive information, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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The day after

Theo Heyliger is once again the highest vote-getter in the country. He is the only person to earn his seat outright with 1289 votes. The threshold was 903 votes to get your own seat. The only other candidate to More...