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StMaartenNews Letters

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 and suppliers that resulted in the airport building we have today. No doubt the architects presented magnificent and awe inspiring More...

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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...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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This is not just about Theo

By Fabian Badejo The decision of the Joint Court of Justice to grant the Public Prosecutor’s Office permission to prosecute United Democrats leader, MP Theo Heyliger is in line with previous decisions of the same More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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The high expectations of governments by the people

Dear Sir, I am perplexed by the manner in which Caribbean people see governments. Consistently, throughout the Caribbean there are high expectations by the “man in the street” for government to provide jobs, More...

TEATT Minister Stuart Johnson
By The Publisher On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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Johnson to MP Doran: “The people’s business is a fulltime job”

PHILIPSBURG — After one month in office, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson says he remains focused on ensuring that St. Maarten’s Airport is restored More...

Philipsburg - Capital of Dutch St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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SHTA: Private Sector asks “Why Not?”

At this point focus needs to be on a way forward. The struggle between the private sector and the public sector needs to stop, and cooperation should be the way forward. So why not, at this point have some real More...