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Minister Doran claims PFP-motion of no confidence is about Alegria

PHILIPSBURG — Smoke and mirrors. That expression comes to mind after hearing VROMI-Minister Egbert Doran’s say in an interview on 102.7 FM radio with Lady Grace that the motion of no confidence the Party for Progress intends to table against him has nothing to do with the highly critical Ombudsman report about the tender for solid waste-collection. More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 16th, 2022
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Ombudsman Mossel: “You cannot use capacity as an excuse all the time”

PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel was highly critical of the Parliament and the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) during an interview with Oral Gibbes More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 9th, 2022
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Dancer Eliane Berwers prepped for strict discipline at Dance Theater of Harlem

NEW YORK — Teenage Dancer Eliane Berwers is enjoying herself at the summer intensive program of the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York. “I love the classes and I love meeting and spending time with other More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 16th, 2022
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Publisher Terrance Rey: “Greed knows no boundaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The essence of the problems with government-owned companies is “political meddling,” Terrance Rey, the publisher of StMaartenNews.com recently said on Wendell Moore’s radio program People’s More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
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Mark Mingo: “I have done nothing wrong”

PHILIPSBURG — “I have done nothing wrong,” former harbor CEO Mark Mingo said in an interview with Billy D on SOS radio station 95.9 FM. In January, the Court in First Instance sentenced Mingo to 46 months More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 4th, 2022
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Velasquez-family fiercely opposes early release for Amy’s killer Ashton Lake

PHILIPSBURG — August 27, 1983, was supposed to be just another hot and dry day in paradise. Temperatures peaked at 32 Celsius at noon and did not go lower than 28 during the evening. St. Maarten was a peaceful More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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“We want to drink champagne on a mauby budget”

“We cannot drink champagne if we only have money for Coca Cola.” – Marcel Gumbs PHILIPSBURG — First MP Claudius Buncamper declared himself independent. Then Akeem Arrindell followed his example. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Marcel Gumbs: “Friendships have broken up over vaccination-discussion”

PHILIPSBURG — Former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards both expressed their support for vaccination against COVID during a Facebook-broadcast of Linda Richardson’s Aging More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Professionals needed to carry out a strong government administration

PHILIPSBURG — Former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards observed during a Facebook-broadcast of the Aging with Grace-program hosted by Linda Richardson that the government “really needs to strengthen itself More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn’t we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife More...