Playtoys in who’s playpen on whose plantation?

Edwin James 1

Who is the victim and who is the victimizer? Who’s playtoy in who’s playpen on whose plantation? Country ST.Maarten has been developed as the CARBON COPY of ST.Maarten back in the days of slavery. The roles of the slave masters have been taken over by their descendants. Whereas the slave descendants are chiefly the working class in today’s More...

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Edwin James 4
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020

Asking the wrong questions

By Hilbert Haar Edwin James is at it again. This time he is tackling what he calls media houses for not asking the right questions of talking heads they invite to their programs. Gotta give the guy some respect More...

Edwin James - Political Commentator
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Edwin James takes the Wathey family to task

PHILIPSBURG – Local political commentator Edwin James is on a roll, firing off one piece of his mind after the other into the social media landscape on St. Maarten. His latest target: the Wathey family. James More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Friday, June 26th, 2020

What does commonwealth mean?

Dear Editor, A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good. Historically it has sometimes been synonymous with ‘republic’. The noun ‘commonwealth’, More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Hidden agenda and ulterior motives

To the forces with a hidden AGENDA and ULTERIOR MOTIVES! 1) Take warning the writing is on the wall! 2) Stop fanning, feeding and fueling anger, hurt and desperation! 3) stop the division of our wealth only among More...

MP Melissa Gumbs- 20200610
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Revisionist History – Not Just For the Oppressor

Mr. Editor, I listened with great interest to the radio interview given by former member of Parliament, Mr. Theo Heyliger, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Firstly, it is excellent to see Mr. Heyliger in good health after More...

Gate at Pointe Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Will Parliament and Government allow Dutch takeover of the Prison?

Dear Editor, On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government More...

Cupecoy Beach - Photo by Picturesque by Dean Duporte
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Time for St. Maarten to move towards high-end, sustainable and nature-based tourism

Dear Editor, It is with much concern that I read a news article regarding questions posed by Members of Parliament to the current Minister of VROMI concerning a potential development at Beacon Hill. My specific More...

Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020

PM Jacobs demands respect of State Secretary Knops

Dear Editor, In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary More...

Philipsburg Aerial Photo by Aarti Baran
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Lack of Independence is not St. Maarten’s real problem

By Leandra Cyntje St. Maarten was not happy with the conditions given by the Dutch. For this reason, many have suggested independence from the Netherlands. However, independence is not an indispensable solution More...