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A lesson from the history of Sint Maarten

By Terrance Rey There are several parallels from Sint Maarten’s past with what is now happening around the establishment of COHO, the Caribbean Agency for Reforms and Development. The Netherlands has lent millions in liquidity support to Sint Maarten during the pandemic. But that is a development that cannot be sustained for long. Within Europe, More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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Déjà vu

Dear Editor, I can remember back in the 90s and early 2000s, with the first large renovation project of the Port at Point Blanche, the Conditions for the financing by the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT), More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 7th, 2020
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‘Run for Freedom’ mural will NOT to be painted over – UPDATED

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: UPDATE: Be the Change Foundation Project Manager Laura Bijnsdorp confirmed that the new owners have agreed to honor the agreement to continue exhibiting the mural and to not paint it over More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Find Stories in Your Family Photos at Free Workshop

November 29, 2019—French Quarter, St. Martin—Do you ever wish you knew more about your family history? Are you looking for something special to share this holiday season? Sign up for the free Family Photo Workshop More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Haviser in Netherlands National Archaeological Congress at Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn– From November 17-24, resident St. Maarten archaeologist, Dr. Jay Haviser, was in a National Congress session representing the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The Netherlands National Archaeological More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Heyliger pays the price “for years of suspicious dealings”

PHILIPSBURG – The downfall of the Golden Boy cannot have come as a surprise to anybody. It cannot have been easy to go through life as Claude Wathey’s grandson, as the man who had to step into the ole’ man’s More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history

PHILIPSBURG - “What they did to his grandfather they are now doing to Theo.” That line, spoken in Parliament by United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers sums up the sentiment in the political arena about the legal More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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SZV victim of sophisticated phishing scam

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Tuesday March 12th, 2019) — Social & Health Insurances SZV has recently been targeted by a seemingly international phishing scam. As a good corporate citizen, SZV takes this opportunity More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Wreath laid on Dr. A.C. Wathey’s 92nd birthday

PORT ST. MAARTEN – On Tuesday, July 24, Port St. Maarten Management and Staff laid a wreath at the statue of the late Dr. Claude Wathey in front of the Cruise Terminal Building on the occasion of his 92nd birthday. The More...

By Desk Editor On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Dutch & French Departments of Culture Hold Historic Meeting

Marigot — The Department of Culture within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) on Sint Maarten and the Department of Culture within the Overseas Collectivité of St. Martin held a More...






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