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Cusha Cartoons: the ultimate political satirical guide to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Cusha Cartoons is more than a collection of 96 satirical cartoons, published on StMaartenBews.com between 2016 and 2023. Almost all of the cartoons come with back stories that offer readers a candid insight into St. Maarten’s political history during the seven years that are covered by the 244-page book. Author Terrance Rey, the More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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Controversy surrounds renovation of the Prince Bernhard Bridge

PHILIPSBURG — The Prince Bernhard Bridge – the connection between Bush Road and the A.Th. Illidge Road over the Fresh Pond – is once more the subject of a controversy. The Ministry of Public Housing, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 1st, 2023
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Artist Deborah Jack creates a map of St. Maarten’s memory

PHILIPSBURG — Artist Deborah Jack took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with StMaartenNews.com about the Open Society Foundations 2023 Soros Arts Fellowship: Art, Land and Public Memory, that came More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 30th, 2023
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One SXM Presents Reparations Claim on Behalf of St. Martin People Against the Netherlands

GREAT BAY — The One St. Martin (One SXM) Association, acting on behalf of the People of St. Martin, has submitted a formal claim for reparations against the Netherlands (also referred to as the Dutch or Dutch More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
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Mary’s Fancy-development on hold due to unfavorable conditions

PHILIPSBURG — General Pension Fund APS acquired Mary’s Fancy and the De Castro properties on L.B. Scott Road in 2014 for 4.4 million guilders ($2,458,000) with the intention to develop them for commercial More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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Wathey’s statue-rock symbolizes the unity of the island’s people

PHILIPSBURG – The fate of Dr. AC. Wathey’s statue has caught the attention of M Sarah Wescot-Williams, a member of parliament for the United Democrats and the leader of the resurrected Democratic Party. Wescot-Williams More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 13th, 2023
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Concerns about the future of Claude Wathey’s statue

PHILIPSBURG — The old Government Administration Building will finally be demolished by a company called Limitless Infrastructure at a cost of approximately 660,000 guilders ($368,715). A ceremony to “celebrate” More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
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Former Minister Rhoda Arrindell is looking forward to independence-referendum

PHILIPSBURG — “What I do know is that there are no direct benefits for St. Maarten to remain within the kingdom,” Dr. Rhoda Arrindell told StMaartenNews.com. She emphasized that the debate about independence More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023
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Jumbie in the Kadaster

By Terrance Rey Originally published in Dutch on DossierKoninkrijksrelaties.nl as "Jumbie in het Kadaster" To access the English version here, you need to buy at least a Cusha Column, Yearly or Insider subscription More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
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IAM practical proposal to inventorize monuments on St. Maarten

~ “We have been searching for complicated solutions, when there are simple and realistic solutions to be found.” ~ Dear Editor, Reading, listening, analyzing, researching, evaluating, and continuously More...