Peggy-Ann Dros: “Employers have to pay 100 percent salaries”

~ No jurisprudence on ‘no work, no pay’ policy of employers during lockdown ~ PHILIPSBURG – The department of labor affairs and social services has a top-ten of non-compliant employers, department head Peggy-Ann Dros said in an interview with Keoma la Hamer that was published on Youtube. At the same time, Dros said that “not all employers More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Covidist Richardson urges governments to make evidence-based decisions

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG – Countries need knowledgeable leadership and they must make evidence-based medical decisions. That is the message from Lt. Colonel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, a COVID-19 researcher More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Exclusive interview with TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy

~ "By the hook or the crook, you need to partner with a larger company." ~ PHILIPSBURG – Don't let anybody fool you when it comes to Kendall Dupersoy, the Chief Executive Officer of telecom provider TelEm. He More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Clifford Illis: Businesses and the middle class will be the hardest hit

PHILIPSBURG — When it comes to crisis analysis in post-disaster situations, Clifford Illis is our go-to expert. After hurricane Irma in 2017, Illis’ analysis of the subsequent insurance crisis that unfolded More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Former Minister Emil Lee: “New policies should be based on facts and consultation”

PHILIPSBURG – “New policies should be based on facts on consultation with stakeholders such as the labor tripartite and higher councils such as the Social Economic Council (SER),” former Minister of Public More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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After seven years Keith Franca returns to consulting – with a plan to visit seven islands

PHILIPSBURG – After a seven year-tenure Keith Franca (64) left his position as managing director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) per the end of 2019. His successor is 30-year old Makhicia Brooks. Franca More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Terrance Rey Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday, December 19, 2019, well-known celebrity real estate agent, Arun Jagtiani, announced that he had partnered with Cani TV, owned by French television producer, Joel Ayuk, to produce More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani 2020 edition

ARUN JAGTIANI: “I’m please to officially announce that a few weeks ago, I partnered with Cani TV to produce season 2 of “Talking Politics with Arun Jagtiani”. “We have just finished More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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How Holland House built back better on its own after Hurrricane Irma

PHILIPSBURG – When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown organic farm

PHILIPSBURG – Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit More...