Participants from St. Maarten start University of Curacao’s Legislative Writing Course

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Education, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, issued a statement informing the general public that a total of nine persons – seven civil servants and two external candidates – have enrolled from St. Maarten to participate in a one year legislative course organized by the University of Curacao. The program, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Force Majeure or not?

~ Legal jurisprudence needed whether lockdown is force majeure or not ~ PHILIPSBURG — We asked local accountants to provide us with their Top Three Tips for businesses on St. Maarten to survive this economic More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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CCSU members files official complaint against Government of St. Maarten

GREAT BAY — The members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), known in Dutch as the GOA, filed an official complaint with the Ombudsman against the Government of St. Maarten on Friday August 21, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Inmates worried about COVID, says prison is ticking time bomb

PHILIPSBURG — Inmates at the Point Blanche prison sounded an even louder alarm this weekend urging the powers-that-be to get serious about restructuring the prison system or risk facing a situation they will More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Foundation asks court to declare Kingdom Charter unlawful

PHILIPSBURG – The Pro Soualiga Foundation, a vehicle established by attorney Denicio Brison, is taken the State of the Netherlands to court in an attempt to have the Kingdom Charter of 1954 declared null and More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Closure of Learning Unlimited was unlawful

PHILIPSBURG – Public Health Minister Richard Panneflek did not have the authority to close down the Learning Unlimited preparatory school as he did last week Wednesday, August 12. That is the essence of a More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Dutch intervention in Aruba with RST and National Detective Agency raises eyebrows

PHILIPSBURG – Alarm bells ought to go off in the Council of Ministers after learning of the Dutch demand that Aruba gives the RST (Detective Cooperation Team) and the National Detective Agency the authority to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~ PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 1/2

PHILIPSBURG -- The discussion about electoral reform will soon be in full swing, whereby the focus will be on the Lynch-law – actually, an article in the current electoral law that determines who gets elected: More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Every voter must buy a copy of this book

“The Constitution of Sint Maarten – When it is time to vote” By author Hensley G.A. Plantijn A book review for StMaartenNews.com by Terrance Rey ~ People must buy this book if they want to fully understand More...