MP Peterson: “St. Maarten can not afford to be blacklisted post-Irma”

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For the past months we have had meetings in Parliament to try to address the laws pertaining to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) guidelines. We even had members of the Caribbean FATF come to parliament and explain these guidelines as well the urgency of living up to these guidelines. Yet many times no quorum was achieved in order to handle such More...

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Attorney Brenda Brooks
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Attorney Brenda Brooks on the Robalo case

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, attorney Brenda Brooks issued the following press release in the Robalo case, wherein her client E.H. is standing trial for two charges of human smuggling, forgery More...

Theo Heyliger & mother Lillian Agnes Wathey
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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A Mother’s Pain – Theo’s Mother Breaks Her Silence. Bring him Home!

SINT MAARTEN (GUANA BAY) – “The detention of my son has certainly brought me a lot of sadness, frustration and anger,” Lillian Agnes Wathey said on Sunday. “I still feel as if Theo was kidnapped. On that More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Independence and the Price of Freedom

By Dr. Rhoda Arrindell Just the other day, I asked some folks in a gathering if they were happy with the way things are taking place on our island, and, like me, they are not happy. When I asked if what they intended More...

President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams - 20181212 AB
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Time to Objectively Evaluate World Bank Program and Bottlenecks, says President of Parliament Wescot-Williams

Philipsburg, St. Maarten, February 4, 2019 – Amidst reports of accomplishments by the Government of St. Maarten as far as the Trust Fund is concerned, the debate continues as to the speed or lack there-of in More...

MP Claude Chacho Peterson
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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MP Claude “Chacho” Peterson sarcastic comments misunderstood

PHILIPSBURG — Faction Leader in Parliament for the St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP and Member of Parliament Claude “Chacho” Peterson has sought to explain his “sarcastic” comments during last Friday’s More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Why Does St. Martin Not Have a National Anthem Almost 10 years after 10-10-10?

By Dr. Rhoda Arrindell Chapter 1 of the States Regulation (aka Constitution) of Sint Maarten, in its English translation of the Dutch original states in Article 1.3 that: “By national ordinance the national flag, More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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NEEDED: A massive SXM marketing offense!

Dear Editor, St. Maarten needs to step up its marketing game! We are losing market share, and economic income to the competition. From news reports, St. Kitts for one is eating more and more of our lunch! Just take More...

Julio R. Romney
By The Publisher On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Statia in Peril: The case against “Public Entity” – REVISED

By Political Analyst, Julio R, Romney The Court of First Instance in Philipsburg is scheduled (on Tuesday, November 20, 2018) to hear open arguments from the dissolved insular Government of Sint Eustatius which More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr. Bijnsdorp’s Dutch class. Though I hated the class (not because of the teacher, but More...