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NO MORE PARTY LOANS

Minister of Finance Irion, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS), has announced the issuance of a bond (loan) of $33.8 million dollars which he contends “will lay the foundation for a sustainable and resilient future.” While the renovation of sports facilities and community centers is laudable, when borrowing More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 17th, 2023
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 What’s in a name: NHI or SAHA; the pros and cons

Dear  Editor, There’s much concerns within the community regarding the government proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), new name, Sustainable Affordable Health Care Act (SAHA). What is baffling is that More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 12th, 2023
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Concerned Citizen Calls for Accountability and Integrity in Sint Maarten Government

Dear Mr. Editor, Please allow me some space in your newsletter to comment on the Press Release as issued by the National Alliance for the anniversary of 10-10-10. This Press Release appears to have come about as More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
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Is Fuel Clause rephrasing gross mismanagement?

Is Fuel Clause rephrasing gross mismanagement? By Terence Jandroep Communities of the Dutch Caribbean are consistently complaining about the utility bills and therefore a simplified explanation is necessary. Colombian More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
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Critical Questions Surrounding Telem Group’s ‘Integrated Digital Service’ Transformation

Dear Mr. Editor, The Telem Group of Companies announced today that it will transform its total operation into a state-of-the-art “Integrated Digital Service Provider” for St. Maarten. Information about the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
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Good Governance and the Didam Arrest: Implications for Sint Maarten

Dear Editor, When discussing good governance, many typically think of government and governmental organizations. Several scientific definitions could be cited, but in daily life, it boils down to a few principles. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 17th, 2023
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Why should the Sint Maarten and Curaçao people CARE about and pay CLOSE(R) attention to the Ennia Saga?

Dear Editor, Firstly, it’s important to note that the underlying management, supervision, and governance issues are not unique to ENNIA. Curaçao is in dire need of a public financial injection for the Curacao More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2023
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Pro Soualiga: Dutch State Offside on Three Fronts with Ennia Ordeal

Dear Editor, In June of 2023, State Secretary Van Huffelen stated that the Governments of Curacao and St. Maarten would have to find solutions to salvage Ennia. Shortly thereafter, Pro Soualiga kindly requested More...

By Online Editor On Monday, May 15th, 2023
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Brug says teachers should not be held hostage in their current salary scales

Richinel Brug says teachers should not be held hostage in their current salary scales. As a person vying for legislative office, Brug proposes an amendment to article 2 of the “Bezoldigingslandsbesluitonderwijs”. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 13th, 2023
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Retribution or Sinister Agenda

Dear Editor, Again and again, prosecutors operating in this territory are embarrassing our judicial system. They went on a house searching rampage, again, under the pretext of “fraud, forgery and taking bribery”, More...