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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 proposing ways to settle this matter regarding all monuments on Dutch Sint Maarten, known or unknown, recognized or not, registered or unregistered, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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Slavery debate gains momentum in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — The history of slavery is not only a hot topic in the Caribbean. Three Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht – have already offered apologies and in Dordrecht the e-zine More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023
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Dutch politicians oppose reparations

THE HAGUE — The Netherlands will not pay reparations to descendants of slaves in the Caribbean, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday. Minister Bruins Slot (Home Affairs) made a statement to this extent during More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023
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Aruban Warriors claim damages from the Netherlands

ORANJESTAD — Helene Croes of the Aruban Caquetio is convinced: “We have nothing to do with slavery. Others have made that connection, we didn’t. So we don’t need apologies either.” Croes is a jurist, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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Present-day slavery

Door Hilbert Haar St. Maarten will “accept nor deny” apologies for the history of slavery from the Dutch government, according to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in a reaction to a speech by Prime Minister Mark More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 1st, 2022
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How Pott Rum disappeared from St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Fancy that. A foreign investor building a factory in St. Maarten where 29 out of 31 employees are Antillean. That’s not a pipedream: it really happened back in the late sixties of last century 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...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 20th, 2021
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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 More...

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...