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Ombudsman: Garbage collection-tender was not fair and not transparent

PHILIPSBURG — The public tender for the collection of solid waste for the period 2021-2026 was “neither fair nor transparent,” the office of the Ombudsman concludes in a report about its systemic investigation into this issue. VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran reacted tersely when he was given the preliminary report. He considered the investigation More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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Road tax disappears unlawfully into general budget

PHILIPSBURG — In 2009 a detailed draft report estimated there was a road network maintenance backlog worth at least 360 million guilders ($201.1 million). During the following twelve to thirteen years, the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
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Sol takes the initiative for energy transition

PHILIPSBURG — “This is the right time for transitioning to low carbon and renewable energy solutions,” Sol Antilles General Manager Robert Jan James said on the occasion of the opening of the rebranded More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 11th, 2022
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How to obtain land-ownership through prescriptive rights

PHILIPSBURG — There are different ways to become the owner of immovable property, like land or real estate. Civil law attorney Reynold Groeneveldt describes the finer points of this issue in an article with More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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BES-islands get millions from the Netherlands

THE HAGUE — State secretary Alexandra van Huffelen (Kingdom Relations) makes €35 million available for the preservation and restoration of nature on the BES-islands. This comes on top of the structural More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 25th, 2022
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Pels Rijcken analysis: granting long lease has to be in accordance with Didam-arrest

PHILIPSBURG — The government can no longer sell immovable assets exclusively to one party without making the intention to do so public beforehand. The office of the Dutch Country Attorney Pels Rijcken arrives More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Zembla reveals how the Netherlands frustrates sustainability in Bonaire

KRALENDIJK — The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs denied Bonaire’s electricity company WEB €40 million subsidy for its plan to make the island’s energy-supply almost completely sustainable. Instead, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Beacon Hill residents: “You would expect Government to care for your safety, wouldn’t you?”

BEACON HILL — Residents of Beacon Hill paid $250,000 to pave Beacon Hill Road in 2007 and have since come up with other initiatives to improve accessibility and safety on the small peninsula. But today Pride More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
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Sol St. Maarten to serve customers in new Sol-branded service stations

PHILIPSBURG – Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol) has begun the process of rebranding its recently acquired Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) Service Station Network, to the Sol retail brand. Sol and its More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 24th, 2021
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MP Buncamper queries transfer of domain land in Beacon Hill

PHILIPSBURG — After seeing the numerous outcries on Facebook and reading the headlines on the front page of the Daily Herald of Friday/Saturday, October 15 – 16, 2021, “Beacon Hill residents angry about More...