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Parliament introduces usage of interruptions during Public Meetings

PHILIPSBURG — Members of Parliament (MPs) were informed on Wednesday about the introduction of interruptions during Public Meetings of Parliament. Chair of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams clarified at the onset of the continuation of the 2024 budget debates, stating, “Article 43 of our Rules of Order allows the president to permit interruptions, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
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Promoters withdraw events from Carnival-venue

PHILIPSBURG -- The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is facing a tough contest now that several promoters have withdrawn their Carnival-events from the Jocelyn Arndell Festival Village. Minister More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
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Equal treatment remains a pipedream within the Kingdom

PHILIPSBURG – Drs. Raymond Jessurun is a strong proponent of equal treatment of all citizens in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Currently, citizens living in St. Maarten, do not get that treatment, even though More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
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Cab-drivers oppose introduction of Uber

PHILIPSBURG — Since 2021 the government had never ordered more than 550 plates for taxi licenses but over the past couple of years around 30 percent, or 165, of these plates were not picked up. This mean More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2024
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Will St. Maarten finally leave the monetary union?

PHILIPSBURG — The Social Economic Council advised the government more than ten years ago, in February 2013 to leave the monetary union with Curacao as soon as possible. Politicians may have read the advice, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 9th, 2024
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Draft 2024 budget shows modest surplus

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2024 budget mentions 572.2 million guilders ($319.7 million) in expenditures and 574.8 million ($321.1 million) in revenue – a modest surplus of around 2 million ($1.1 million). The More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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ReyJets.com is spreading its wings with launch new website

PHILIPSBURG — Reyjets.com, a company of StMaartenNews.com publisher Terrance Rey, is spreading its wings by offering seamless transfers from St. Maarten to St. Barths from anywhere in the world. Terrance More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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Controversy surrounds renovation of the Prince Bernhard Bridge

PHILIPSBURG — The Prince Bernhard Bridge – the connection between Bush Road and the A.Th. Illidge Road over the Fresh Pond – is once more the subject of a controversy. The Ministry of Public Housing, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
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Sol Ecolution Investing In Sustainability Through Renewable Energy Agreement with NIPA

CAY HILL — Sol Ecolution, the low-carbon and renewable energy division of The Sol Group, has signed its first renewable energy agreement in St. Maarten with the National Institute for Professional Advancement More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
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Tourism industry is chasing the numbers of its top years

PHILIPSBURG — The tourism industry is slowly but surely getting back on its feet, but the numbers, presented by the Department of Statistics (STAT) show that we are still far from the top years 2014 and 2016. More...