Response to ‘School fights’

School bus

Dear editor, In reference to the editorial titled “School fights“. While I agree that this has reached a critical stage, I agree with most statements made by the writer and applaud the writer for addressing the issue, there are several questions that comes to mind. Where does the responsibility start and end of the school(s) (boards); Rather More...

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StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Turnover Tax will soon become a curiosity

Dear Sir, The report in your newspaper on tax reform discussions in parliament indicated that the view of the present government is to stick to the Turnover Tax model and to avoid working in the direction of a value More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Open Letter Henri Brookson to Ronald van Raak

PHILIPSBURG — Former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary to The Hague, Henri Brookson, publishes an open letter to Second Chamber member, Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) regarding the proposal of More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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SHTA OP-ED: Economic Recovery Process Too Slow

SHTA thanks the Netherlands for the generous support, primarily provided through the Trust Fund set up with the World Bank but also the funds spent on early help and recovery projects as well as the liquidity support More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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If only

Dear Editor, Many years ago there was a board of directors that took the decision to build a new airport building and they approved the plans to build the airport building. They would have appointed expensive architects More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Relying on our own strength with the will to support each other

By Elco Rosario It was around September 1998 when I was visited in my notary office on Sint Maarten by two intelligence agents, one from Holland, Mr. Oosterlaken and one from Curacao, Mr. Schuschen. They had come More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Our views on Theo vs the judicial process

Dear Editor, Lets line up the following facts: 1. The failure of many developing countries, particularly small ones has been caused by the breakdown of effective democracy that has been undermined by various forms More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 26th, 2018
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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By Fabian Badejo Just recently, my daughter told me, “on St. Martin, you are guilty until proven innocent and even then, you still remain guilty.” Her statement jolted my memory and then it came back to me: More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Casino staff asks: “Where’s the Protection?”

Dear Editor, Foreign Investment is of paramount importance for the future of St. Maarten. Not only does it involve money, jobs and development but for local communities it means stability, growth and an overall More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

By Fabian Badejo The decision of the Joint Court of Justice to grant the Public Prosecutor’s Office permission to prosecute United Democrats (UD) leader, MP Theo Heyliger, continues to generate public discussion. More...