Why Does St. Martin Not Have a National Anthem Almost 10 years after 10-10-10?

Rhoda Arrindell

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, the coat of arms and the national anthem of Sint Maarten shall be enacted.” The coat of arms and national anthem had been enacted by Island More...

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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...

School bus
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Response to ‘School fights’

Dear editor, In reference to the editorial titled “School fights“. While I agree that this has reached a critical stage, I agree with most statements made by the writer and applaud the writer for addressing More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Turnover Tax will soon become a curiosity

Dear Sir, The report in your newspaper on tax reform discussions in parliament indicated that the view of the present government is to stick to the Turnover Tax model and to avoid working in the direction of a value More...

Henri Brookson avatar
By The Publisher On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Open Letter Henri Brookson to Ronald van Raak

PHILIPSBURG — Former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary to The Hague, Henri Brookson, publishes an open letter to Second Chamber member, Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) regarding the proposal of More...

shta
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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SHTA OP-ED: Economic Recovery Process Too Slow

SHTA thanks the Netherlands for the generous support, primarily provided through the Trust Fund set up with the World Bank but also the funds spent on early help and recovery projects as well as the liquidity support More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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If only

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 More...

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...