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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 Billy D. His case is presently in appeal and we look forward to the outcome of that appeal case in June. In his Facebook Live show, suspended More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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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
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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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St. Maarten has money

St. Maarten has money. Lots of money. Yet we are beggars in our own country. Just to give you an example, according to the latest annual report the MOT (Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties, or Financial Intelligence More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 14th, 2021
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The at-arm’s-length fallacy

There is a false belief that because government should remain at arm’s length from government-owned companies, the management and the supervisory board members are untouchable. Wrong! If management and/or More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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It’s their money at stake; not ours

One would wonder why Royal Schiphol Group (RSG) is making such a big stink about the airport. But one must remember, Schiphol is synonymous with The Netherlands which is part of the European Union. The $100 million More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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Time to open Pandora’s Box

~ Now is the time for a full forensic audit at the SXM Airport ~  More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Is ANG 3000 the new minimum wage?

The explanatory notes (memorie van toelichting) of the new law for the admission and expulsion of foreigners describe why a person should have an income of 36,000 ANG to bring in a spouse as follows. “Twee More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Loopholes

There are so many loopholes in our laws that we can rightfully be called the land of the lawless. Time to plug those loopholes. Do you agree? Leave a comment below…  More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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All for the lack of money

A presentation by constitution expert Prof. Jan De Boer started off by explaining that the emergency legislation is not a government initiative but an obligation under the Constitution that should have been regulated More...