The human factor

StMaartenNews Editorial

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 St. Maarten but it does not contain any real surprises. ... Some articles are restricted exclusively for our registered members and paying subscribers. 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...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Bureaucracy

We can’t help the feeling that it is going to be a while before St. Maarten sees the funds from the World Bank allocated to where it is badly needed. In our report on the World Bank, we read too many big words More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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A true diplomat

The latest campaign rhetoric coming out of the USP camp exposes a question we have been wondering ourselves. Who is the true leader of the United Democrats party? Another question mulling on our minds is that of More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Promises

We received another email yesterday morning. This one promised us immediate actions on the part of the new incoming government. One immediate action we saw is the new interim minister of Transportation/Aviation More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Questions

We have been asked by one of our readers why no one is posing questions to the COO of PJIA airport about the status and progress of the airport’s insurance claim. The reader writes that he thinks everyone More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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Actions

Ok, let’s recap this issue as succinctly as possible for readers. First there was some written action resulting in a letter. Then there was some oral action on the radio about the letter being actionable. This More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Lifetime employment

The news that Cable TV workers found themselves locked out despite a court ruling in their favor shows the limitations all workers in a post-Irma environment can and will be facing: lifetime employment is a thing More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Our choice for Person of the Year 2017

Our nominations for Person of the Year certainly garnered a lot of responses. Our choices were based on who made headline news in 2017. As a media outlet, our hint should have given our readers an idea as to what More...