The day after

Photo of Day 18 Feb 2018 - StatiaNews

by Koos Sneek Slowly also by me it sinks in that Statia does not have an elected island council and an executive council anymore. This ultimate measure, which was taken last in The Netherlands in 1951 whereby the municipality Finsterwolde was stripped of its local government, appeared to be unavoidable. The coalition, who claimed that they saw it coming More...

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Wycliffe Smith 2018 Election Photo
By webadmin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

SMCP is not associated with any political party

Philipsburg — It is being rumored that the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is an off-shoot of the DP, a satellite of the NA and that it is financed by the UPP. After the merger of UPP and DP into the UD, More...

Landfill dump fire government building Pond Island
By webadmin On Sunday, February 11th, 2018

PM and Ferrier to Brussels soon to seek dump funding. Are they serious???

Dear Editor, I read in astonishment that the current Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and the Finance Minister Michael Ferrier will be travelling to Brussels to seek funding for a joint Dutch-side/French-side solution More...

Liberty struggle fists
By webadmin On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Direct Rule: Teaching the Naughty Islanders a Lesson

Dear editor, St. Eustatius, a Public Entity of the Netherlands was recently placed under direct Dutch rule after the ‘Committee of Wise Men’ concluded in its report that there is a “gross neglect of duties” More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By webadmin On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Test for evaluating candidates

Dear Editor, My test for evaluating candidates for the upcoming election is to question them on how easy it is to make things better on Sint Maarten. If they claim it is easy then they drop on my ratings. Much of More...

Gate Watcher in Statia - Photo StatiaNews
By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

“Mr. Knops, do not disappoint us!”

Dear Editor, Today is a black page in the political history of St. Eustatius. Even in the old days, when the Statia government, without significant support from the National government in Willemstad, had to operate More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By webadmin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Dump fires are the new norm on St. Maarten

Dear Editor, On the night of Sunday February 4, the people of St. Maarten were again reminded of the deadly, living giant which has now become more of a landmark than our salt pond or any of the other national monuments. More...

Littel Round Hill St. Eustatius
By webadmin On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Koos Sneek: “Very unfortunate, but unavoidable”

Dear Editor, This morning early, I have taken notice of the news that the National Government has taken the decision to sideline the government of St. Eustatius and to appoint a special commissioner who will take More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By webadmin On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Why we are called Civil Servants

Dear Editor, The main motivation when postulating one’s self to political party is to serve the people. It’s why we are called Civil Servants. Unfortunately, however; not every postulated candidate shares More...

Basketball Court Fort Willem
By webadmin On Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Why yes to Spadaro and not a basketball court for the youth of Fort Willem Mr. Giterson of UP/DP coalition?

Dear Editor, Why is this interim cabinet hell-bent to destroy the approval granted by his predecessor CHRISTOPHE EMMANUEL of the NA to build the long awaited and promised basketball court for the youth of Fort More...