Bureaucracy

StMaartenNews Editorial

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 and too many acronyms. GFDDR, NRP, ECLAC, PDNA, etc. etc.. All this spells to us is B U R E A U C R A C Y and too much bureaucracy is not More...

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StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin 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...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin 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...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin 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 webadmin 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...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin 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...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin 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...

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By webadmin On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Deep pockets

When you have deep pockets, you can use your money to pester anyone and everyone with court cases, because even if you lose the court case, the financial and psychological impact on your opponent is great enough More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Caretaker Parliament

Parliament has been in full swing this past week. We have seen a number of meetings held on discussion topics, amendments and a draft law debate, namely an urgent Central Committee meeting about the Draft National More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By webadmin On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Unemployment benefits

Gracita rightfully points out in her letter to the editor that the best way to help the unemployed citizens of our country – according to Dennis Richardson aka Mr. Hurricane there are 6000 unemployed – More...