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Universal Health Care at the Cigar Bar

Dear Editor, A while back at the Cigar Bar, seeing our conditions, the boys decided to discuss health care systems, on St. Maarten and around the world. Some said the health care system on the French side was boss, while on the Dutch side—not so much, or far from, in some instances. Though we have to consider the particular cases and not the grass More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 14th, 2024
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Seizing the Green Energy Opportunity for St. Maarten

Letter to the Editor by Tadzio Bervoets As St. Maarten grapples with an ongoing power crisis, the call for robust solutions has never been more urgent. Recent discussions by our Prime Minister about reaching out More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
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No Need to Point Fingers, We All Failed

Dear Editor, I observe Mr. Olivier Arrindell embarking on the process of founding his own political party and initiating his campaign. As I reflect on how he has captivated the hearts and minds of many in St. Maarten, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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How to record GEBE blackouts in the Tax environment

Colombian educated Certified Risk Analyst, Terence Jandroep CRA CQA CLA, contemplated the constant energy blackouts that has created significant losses to the Small & Medium Size Enterprises and explains how More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 31st, 2024
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The Need for Critical Analysis of the Recent Government Formation Process

Dear Editor,  The recent events surrounding the government formation process in St. Maarten warrant a thorough and critical analysis. Here’s a timeline of events that highlight the complexities and challenges More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
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The Root of Political Instability: A Critical Examination of URSM and NOW’s Leadership Failures

Dear Editor, Concerns about the disarray within the URSM and NOW parties suggest that this could lead to a significant loss of seats in the upcoming election. The limited time the URSM leader has allowed his party More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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Michael Ferrier sharply criticizes Maingrette’s move

PHILIPSBURG — Michael Ferrier has sharply criticized Maingrette’s move. “This decision is not one I have taken lightly,” he quotes from Maingrette’s press release, adding: “I wonder if you meant More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
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Political Analysis: Article 59 Part II in the Context of Sint Maarten’s Political Climate

Dear Editor, The current Prime Minister’s Cabinet has promised to invoke Article 59 to dissolve Parliament, though the reason for this is unclear. This action would likely be a response to losing support More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Opposition exploiting gridlock to cling to power

Dear Editor, The political situation in Sint Maarten presents a complex challenge due to the absence of a fully constituted parliament. With only 13 members currently active instead of the full 15, the inability More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
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Sint Maarten Must Pivot to Sustainable Development Amid Environmental Concerns and Climate Uncertainty

Dear Editor, In the face of an increasingly devastating hurricane season and ongoing environmental degradation, the need for Sint Maarten to adopt sustainable development strategies has never been more urgent. More...