Independence and the Price of Freedom

Rhoda Arrindell

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 to do about it, the response was tepid. That was a warning bell to me and even more reason to fear the direction our island nation is More...

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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...

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...

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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...