Clifford Illis: Businesses and the middle class will be the hardest hit

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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 and his detailed explanation of the ‘under-insurance‘ phenomenon was a pivotal point in our understanding of the insurance More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Smear campaign comes from fear and jealousy, Minister Lee says

PHILIPSBURG – “The Ministry of VSA rocks and I am very proud of my staff,” caretaker Minister Emil Lee said at the end of his candid interview with Andrew Dick. Lee dismissed allegations made against him More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Petit repeats old accusations against Minister Lee

PHILIPSBURG – Dr. Michel Petit, the former chairman of the supervisory board of Social and Health Insurance SZV, launched what can be considered an unprecedented attack against caretaker Public Health Minister More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Prosecutor: Heyliger got his passport back immediately upon second request

PHILIPSBURG – Following media reports about suspended MP Theo Heyliger legal troubles the United States cancelled his ESTA (electronic system for travel authorization. This made it impossible for Heyliger to More...