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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 Mossel said during a Central Committee meeting where she presented her 2022 annual report. The matter came to light after a citizen complained More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 6th, 2023
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Real land-owners are those with a properly registered deed at the Cadastre

PHILIPSBURG — It is possible to sell the same plot of land to different buyers but when push comes to shove there will only be one real owner: the one who managed to get the deed properly registered at the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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Jetbridge being installed at Princess Juliana International Airport

SXM AIRPORT — A large section of the first Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) has been installed, and the assembly of the connecting tunnel to aircraft is in More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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Minister Doran grants second right of long lease on same plot of land

~ “With a well-functioning Cadastre it is impossible to establish long lease twice on the same parcel of land.” ~ PHILIPSBURG — Minister Egbert Doran (Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and 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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 21st, 2023
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Cadastre is no stranger to controversy – Part 2

PHILIPSBURG — The Cadastre office on Back Street is no stranger to controversy. More than six years ago, in December 2016, internal correspondence revealed that it was run by incompetent people and notorious More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
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The Cadastre in the news again – and it is not good – Part 1

PHILIPSBURG – The Cadastre is in the news once again and that news is not positive: the supervisory board has suspended its director, Shaka Lake, without pay earlier this month. Lake is a former policy advisor More...