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“We want to drink champagne on a mauby budget”

“We cannot drink champagne if we only have money for Coca Cola.” – Marcel Gumbs PHILIPSBURG — First MP Claudius Buncamper declared himself independent. Then Akeem Arrindell followed his example. Result: the United St. Maarten party (USp) lost its representation in Parliament. After Buncamper’s suspension that situation will soon be More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Gordon-Carty: Civil servant exodus due to victimization, hopelessness

PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Pamela Gordon-Carty on Wednesday decried the amount of civil servants that are leaving government service and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Court justifies dismissal of VROMI’s Secretary-General Louis Brown

PHILIPSBURG — The Court for Civil Servants Affairs confirms in a ruling dated January 17 that the dismissal of Louis Brown as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Beacon Hill residents: “You would expect Government to care for your safety, wouldn’t you?”

BEACON HILL — Residents of Beacon Hill paid $250,000 to pave Beacon Hill Road in 2007 and have since come up with other initiatives to improve accessibility and safety on the small peninsula. But today Pride More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Court orders former MP Frans Richardson and former Harbor-CEO Mark Mingo to pay

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance has ordered former parliamentarian Frans Richardson and the former director of the Harbor Group of Companies Mark Mingo in separate rulings to pay the country large More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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Draft banking law contains debatable provisions

PHILIPSBURG — The draft bank account law that Member of Parliament Rolando Brison (UP) sent to the media this week contains a couple of interesting but debatable provisions. The apparent objective of the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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Update on the right to a bank account

Dear editor, It should have surprised absolutely no-one in the Sint Maarten business community that businesses now must place ads in a newspaper to get a bank’s attention, as happened in the January 6th edition More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
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Court shoots down former Minister Sevinger’s departure policy decision

PHILIPSBURG — The website dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl published an article about Aruba’s former Minister Benny Sevinger and his “incomprehensible decision” to grant the company Ocean Eco Cleaning in More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 6th, 2022
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PFP demands explanations about “political games” with GEBE

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have expressed their concerns about developments at utilities company GEBE in a series of questions to prime Minister More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
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Passenger airliner makes emergency landing at Juliana Airport

~ Air Caraibes Airbus 332 blows out engine on take off ~ AIRPORT, December 28, 2021 -- An Airbus 332 with passengers on board en route to Paris Orly reportedly blew out an engine after taking off from the Princess More...






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