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NV GEBE takes another two weeks to consider disconnections (Updated with Commentary)

~ “Financial situation critical” ~ PHILIPSBURG — Embattled utilities company NV GEBE is “counting on people to come in with their payments,” Temporary Manager Sharine Daniel said in an interview with Lady Grace during the radio broadcast The Breakfast Lounge on Thursday. Daniel acknowledged that GEBE is in financial dire straits but that More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 31st, 2022
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MP Peterson strikes back at Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson (Party for Progress, PFP) made mince meat of the accusations Minister Egbert Jurendy Doran (of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 16th, 2022
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Publisher Terrance Rey: “Greed knows no boundaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The essence of the problems with government-owned companies is “political meddling,” Terrance Rey, the publisher of StMaartenNews.com recently said on Wendell Moore’s radio program People’s More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 6th, 2022
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Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom Day, which inspired this article along with the recent press developments on our island. It is an honor More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Press release policy

By Hilbert Haar The media accreditation policy the Department of Communication announced recently has local journalists up in arms. Good. They demand a meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss their concerns More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy

PHILIPSBURG -- Seven journalists affiliated with The Daily Herald and five other media workers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in which they express their concerns about the media More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Govt’s current Media Policy sets dangerous dictator-like precedent of press censorship, says PFP

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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DCOMM media policy triggers widespread criticism

PHILIPSBURG -- The Department of Communications has published a media policy that is going to affect journalists who want to attend the weekly press briefing of the Council of Ministers, government press conferences, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Zembla reveals how the Netherlands frustrates sustainability in Bonaire

KRALENDIJK — The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs denied Bonaire’s electricity company WEB €40 million subsidy for its plan to make the island’s energy-supply almost completely sustainable. Instead, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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René Zwart marks first website anniversary with Kadushi-book

PHILIPSBURG — René Zwart is of course not really a former journalist, as he describes himself in Kadushi’s Prikkeljaar 2021, a collection of 45 columns he wrote for his creation dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl More...