“To Raise our Pension Age or Not is complicated. But, there is room for compromise.”

Letter - St Maarten News - People

Dear Editor, The rights of older persons to social benefits and to an adequate standard of living to support their health and well-being, including medical care and necessary social services, are laid down in the major international human rights instruments, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948, and (in more general terms) the International More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Bank Fees should be justified and approved by Parliament

The Sint Maarten Insurance Brokers Association is calling on the 15 newly elected members of parliament to go to work soonest and focus on some key issues relating to the financial sector. Besides our own experiences, More...

Marva Sam - SMCP Candidate #8
By The Publisher On Friday, January 3rd, 2020

You can become a Nation-Builder

Dear Editor, Sint Maarten became an autonomous country on October 10, 2010. This year, we will be celebrating ten years of its existence. I am proud that we have reached thus far, yet, I would like to bring the More...

Language Culture Identity St. Martin - Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Why (Which) Language of Instruction is Critical: The Role of Language Education in Nation-Building

Dear Editor, I have always argued that a sound education policy should be based on “a triad of effective teachers, involved parents, and committed students working from a curriculum explicitly designed to mold More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Friday, December 27th, 2019

Sint Maarten is fertile ground for ship jumping

Dear Editor, We all agree that ship jumping is a major problem in Sint Maarten . It seems to me that it is worthwhile to find out why ship jumping does not occur to the same extent in other jurisdictions in which More...

Linda York
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

“What SMCP stands for” by Linda York

Dear Editor, SMCP, letter for letter, stands for the following: 1) S / Smart and Stable Society 2) M / Management Managing their Motivational Movements 3) C / Consciously Considering their Communications with the More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019

CEO of WINAIR, Cleaver speaks on the importance of PJIAE

I recently traveled via PJIAE as I often do and will endeavor to share some details of this trip, before that I would like to preface some important facts. Since the passing of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria, SXM More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Referring to St. Martin & the Dutch, Cyntje: We People vs Them People?

Dear Editor, I’d like to point out the fact that we had an amazing array of activities and events for our 60th St. Martin Day Celebration. People were having a good time; cultural wears displays organized More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By Online Editor On Friday, November 1st, 2019

Ferrier: It is never nice to say “I told you so”

Dear Editor, “I told you so” is a phrase used when a warning issued in the past is ignored, only to be proven correct in the present. It is never nice to say, “I told you so”, but if ever there was a good More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By Online Editor On Monday, October 21st, 2019

2020 International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency

Dear Editor, As the region contends with severe storms majorly affecting different Caribbean nations, the 2020 International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency will draw international disaster More...