Recommendations for Our Challenging Times Ahead

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson

Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get through yet another crisis.  The impact of COVID-19 on St. Maarten likely will be far more devastating than the destructive impact of Hurricane Irma – or prior disasters – and we must act in unison…quickly and firmly. When we More...

by The Publisher | Published 2 weeks ago
By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020

Reporting error?

Dear Editor, In your reporting of the Larimar case, in which Mr. Theo Heyliger is accused of corruption by accepting bribes pertaining to various government projects on Sint Maarten. These bribes netted an amount More...

Theo Heyliger frisked at Belair Center for Larimar Court Case 20200309 JH
By The Publisher On Monday, March 9th, 2020

UP Board: Prosecutor presents no physical evidence against Theo Heyliger

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United People (UP) party on Monday said that despite months of creating negative and false impressions about its founder Theo Heyliger, the prosecutor’s office did not present More...

New Airport Departure Lounge - Hurricane Bar
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Complaint about SXM Airport

Dear Editor, My wife and I have visited St. Maarten to vacation (at least once each year) for more than 23 years. We love the island and even visited in December 2017 to show our support and make More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Friday, January 24th, 2020

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

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 More...

Parliament Building 20180704 TR
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...