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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert Jurendy Doran said during an interview with Grace Blijden (Lady Grace) in the radio broadcast More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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Alegria loses battle for long lease rights

PHILIPSBURG — More than six years ago, Alegria Real Estate, owner of what is now the Morgan Resort in Burgeaux Bay, asked for long lease rights to a water parcel adjacent to its property. VROMI-Minister Miklos More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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Dutch Marines requested to provide military assistance during passing storm Fiona

PHILIPSBURG –Just as Hurricane Exercise 2022 (HUREX 2022) kicked off today, Friday, September 16, and is scheduled to last until September 26, the local authorities of Saba and St. Eustatius have made a request More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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Solid waste collection tender was rigged, says MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- The tender for solid waste collection for the period 2021-2026 was not only unfair and not transparent, as the Ombudsman states in its report about its systemic investigation into this matter, it More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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The potential and benefits of geothermal energy for the islands (incl. St. Maarten)

~ The Leeward Islands Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project and it’s benefits to Country Sint Maarten/St Martin ~ From our French-side correspondentMARIGOT — The Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Save the Prince Bernhard Bridge (Updated)

PHILIPSBURG — Millions of people must have crossed the Prince Bernhard Bridge across the Fresh Pond in the course of the past ninety-odd years. The bridge is a part of St. Maarten’s patrimony, but information More...

GEBE underground cabling works
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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St. Maarten’s hurricane resiliency to improve with upcoming GEBE underground cabling works

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In collaboration with N.V. GEBE and the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB), more than nine (9) kilometers of overhead low-voltage electricity lines will be placed underground More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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Causeway bridge again in trouble

PHILIPSBURG — The causeway bridge over the Simpson Bay Lagoon has a checkered history that includes stories about bribery and technical malfunctioning. Currently, the swing bridge is out of commission again, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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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 More...

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...