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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 to serve in this noble profession and I look forward to contributing towards the profession’s value, impact and legacy. As a member of More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 10th, 2021
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How to get the most out of StMaartenNews.com

~ Information on how to use and get the most out of StMaartenNews.com ~ – Register for the Free Newsletter at https://stmaartennews.com/registration. You will not only become a member of the website but also More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Who is paying SMN-News?

~ Amateur hour with Bibi Shaw ~ By Hilbert Haar Freedom of the press and freedom of the right of expression are valuable to me. They are the cornerstones of professional journalism, but these rights are not absolute. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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SMMC rectifies Dutch media report

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has taken note of a media report from Omrop Fryslan that was published today in which a recently arrived rotational specialist has made statements which are not More...