Open letter to Pastor Wycliffe Smith

Giant St. Maarten Flipflops

I doubted very long whether I would write this comment. Let me begin by congratulating pastor Wycliffe Smith with his upcoming executive position as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS). I believe that a man with your experience can contribute a lot to policies in these fields, especially education. But reading all publications recently More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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SMCP’S STANCE ON COURT VERDICT REGARDING MP BROWNBILL

Dear Editor, The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) has taken note via the media that the Court in First Instance has sentenced Member of Parliament, Chanel Brownbill. MP Brownbill is a member of the United Democrats More...

Wycliffe Smith 20180125 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Why no new government yet?

by Wycliffe Smith “It’s already six weeks after the elections and still no government in place!” This is the comment, the cry or even the complaint one hears from people who are anxious to know what is going More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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A legacy for Dexter Kalla

Last Saturday morning, looking in my book case for a legal hand book in connection with a complicated case I was working on, I saw this book by the cardiologist Pim van Bommel “Eindeloos Bewustzijn” More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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The Statia vs Holland Political Dilemma: The Beam In The Other’s Eye

Up to this day, the existing constitutional and political dilemma between the island of St. Eustatius (“Statia”) and the country of The Netherlands (“Holland”) has been approached as an “or/or” issue, More...

Miklos Gitterson - Minister of VROMI
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Subscriber StMaartenNews.com refutes Minister Gitterson’s claims

PHILIPSBURG — In an email to the publisher, a subscriber of StMaartenNews.com refutes the claims of Minister of VROMI, Miklos Gitterson, that the GEBE customers have been reconnected to the grid. In a statement More...

Wycliffe Smith 2018 Election Photo
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 11th, 2018
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The Formation of Parliament and Government (Part 2)

by Wycliffe Smith After one week of discussions with party leaders, MPs-elect, social partners and others, informateurs Mr. Jan Beaujon and Dr. Arduin will be submitting their findings to His Excellency, Governor More...

Wycliffe Smith 2018 Election Photo
By The Publisher On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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The Formation of Parliament and Government (Part 1)

by Wycliffe Smith On February 26th the people of Sint Maarten spoke by means of the ballot. They said that they do not trust one party with an outright majority and that they still prefer to have a national parliamentary More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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The Importance of the “Debate” between Lebron James and Kevin Durant against Laura Ingram in the Context of The Great Political Question

Dear Editor, Two weeks before the NBA All-Star Game which took place last February a storm without peer broke loose in the basketball world and arguably also in the larger field of international sports and such More...

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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A visitor’s guide to St. Maarten; locals may want to read this too

Dear Visitor, It’s that time of the year again and I must say boy, is it interesting! They have become more creative but if you have a good collection of their words you will find out that they all basically say More...