William hopes Govt releases container homes to residents soon

Signing National Decree Prime Minister William MARLIN

GREAT BAY — Former Prime Minister William Marlin in a press release on Sunday expressed hope that residents who are in need will soon receive the 12 container homes he had ordered, when he had been in office, for persons who lost their residences during hurricane Irma. The homes are sturdy 20 foot collapsible containers that are fully isolated More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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William: Historical Belt & Road Forum can be significant boost for St. Maarten

GREAT BAY — Former Prime Minister William Marlin says the 2018 Belt and Road Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is scheduled for Sint Maarten in July, can be a significant boost for the country, More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Large turnout for post-Irma art exhibition

PHILIPSBURG – When Hurricane Irma destroyed Tess Verheij’s Artcraftcafé’s location in Old Street on September 6 of last year, the artist was heartbroken. But she bounced back, revived her art classes and More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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The day after

by Koos Sneek Slowly also by me it sinks in that Statia does not have an elected island council and an executive council anymore. This ultimate measure, which was taken last in The Netherlands in 1951 whereby the More...

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By webadmin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Richardson detained for eight more days

PHILIPSBURG – The Judge of Instruction ruled on Friday that the arrests of USp-leader Frans Richardson and Windward Roads director Janhendrik Boekhaar are legitimate. The public prosecutor extended the detention More...

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By webadmin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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How late is too late?

By Chris Morvan, A British aristocrat, Lord Bates, recently arrived very late for a sitting of the House of Lords  and was so ashamed of himself, he offered to resign. On the strength of this, the BBC (the one More...

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By webadmin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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William: Govt holding back roof repair program

GREAT BAY — Former Prime Minister William Marlin says government seems to be deliberately holding back the immediate roof repair program initiated by the former government, delaying the mending of the roofs More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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House of corruption

By Hilbert Haar Two things come to mind after the arrest of USp-leader MP Frans Richardson. One: everybody is innocent until proven guilty. That applies to everyone and also to Richardson. Two: there is no smoke More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Crime fund management under fire

PHILIPSBURG – The Crime Fund received in 2016 almost 1.3 million guilders from the verdict in the Bientu-case whereby Robbie’s Lottery owner Robbie dos Santos was sentenced to a 2-year conditional prison sentence More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Parliament authorizes 50-million guilders loan

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliament approved on Thursday the ministerial regulation that authorizes Finance Minister Mike Ferrier to enter into a 50-million guilders ($27.9 million) loan agreement with the Netherlands. More...