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Seizing the Green Energy Opportunity for St. Maarten

Letter to the Editor by Tadzio Bervoets As St. Maarten grapples with an ongoing power crisis, the call for robust solutions has never been more urgent. Recent discussions by our Prime Minister about reaching out to the World Bank and the Dutch government for financial assistance underscore the critical need for substantial investment in our energy More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
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Citizens had to resort to reporting manually on Facebook about GEBE public meeting

PHILIPSBURG — The much anticipated public session organized by NV GEBE on Friday, June 7th, 2024, quickly saw tension grew as PR spokesperson, Paula Gordon, announced to the 60+ guests present that live broadcasting More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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GEBE no longer meets requirements of industry standards

PHILIPSBURG — Three diesel engines, or 30 percent of the total, have exceeded their technical lifespan of thirty years, Utilities Company GEBE stated in a press release in an attempt to clarify the issues More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
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Land Transfer Issue Being Resolved to Facilitate Met Office, Civil Aviation Projects, Says Grisha

GREAT BAY (May 27, 2024)—The process of the transfer of land from the Princess Juliana International Airport Holding company (PJIAH) to the government for the construction of the Weather Bureau and Civil Aviation More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
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PM Mercelina praises utilities company GEBE

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina and Minister of VSA and Acting Minister of VROMI Veronica Jansen-Webster made a tour of the GEBE power plant, amid rising concerns about power cuts and problems More...

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, October 27th, 2023
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Notaries refuse to sign deeds for the transfer of lease land

PHILIPSBURG -- Civil law notaries refuse to sign deeds for the transfer of lease land because the government does not have a policy in place that is in line with the so-called Didam-arrest, Ombudsman Gwendolien More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 8th, 2023
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Minister Doran gave land in long lease to his brother and to the mother of his children

PHILIPSBURG -- Cadastre documents show that Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert Doran granted rights of long lease for two parcels of land to his brother Eldrid More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
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Windward Roads to complete sewage system in Dutch Quarter

PHILIPSBURG — Wndward Roads deal with the Public Prosecution in the Larimar corruption case is finally coming to fruition. The Larimar-trial examined the activities of several companies, among them Windward More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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MP Gumbs expresses concerns about GEBE

PHILIPSBURG – A rise in temperature of just one degree has an impact on the consumption of electricity,” MP Melissa Gumbs (Party for Progress, PfP) pointed out in a letter to Minister of General Affairs More...