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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 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...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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St. Maarten embraces strategic development goals – with words

PHILIPSBURG — The United Nations has made good intentions its core business, or so it seems. Case in point is the twelve strategic development goals (SDG) it formulated during a conference in Rio de Janeiro More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 15th, 2023
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Sustainable Road Infrastructure or Quick Fixes?

Dear Editor, Traffic is a combination of three components: people, roads, and vehicles (motorised and non-motorised). Safety on public roads should be of great concern to everyone; therefore, it calls for both More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 14th, 2022
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Ombudsman closes file on Over the Bank dispute

PHILIPSBURG — The Ombudsman will not pursue further investigation of the issuance of long lease rights in the Over the Bank area. It sent a notice of termination to VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran. In a press More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
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“In construction, where would all the responsibilities and decisions legally and ultimately lie?”

Asks Achken Roberto Richardson. A) Once a Construction Project is tendered based on its Terms of Reference, its Process is Approved for Construction Commencement. B) At this point in time All Progress Steps for More...