Has the UP Party been hijacked?

PHILIPSBURG – StMaartenNews.com obtained a copy of a recent Chamber of Commerce extract of the UP party with the registration of a new executive board on December 14, 2022. “It looks like the party has been ‘high-jacked’,” we observed. According to our information the last UP party congress was held in 2019. We wondered if Theo Heyliger More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Cusha Columns unravels the enigma that is St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Cusha Colums, a collection of 18 columns written by StMaartenNews.com Publisher Terrance Rey for DossierKoninkrijksRelaties.nl, is now available in book form at the Van Dorp bookstores and at More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Cadastre desperately needs a qualified director – Part 3

PHILIPSBURG — Did the Cadastre have a hidden bank account that is used to conceal monies from government? Former Cadastre-director Clemens Roos says that there has never been a hidden account when he was More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Nina Ansary files lawsuit against Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG — Nina Ansary, the 56-year old daughter of Hushang Ansary has filed a complaint at the US District Court for the District of Columbia in an effort to protect her multi-million 15.9 percent stake More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 21st, 2023

Cadastre is no stranger to controversy – Part 2

PHILIPSBURG — The Cadastre office on Back Street is no stranger to controversy. More than six years ago, in December 2016, internal correspondence revealed that it was run by incompetent people and notorious More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

The Cadastre in the news again – and it is not good – Part 1

PHILIPSBURG – The Cadastre is in the news once again and that news is not positive: the supervisory board has suspended its director, Shaka Lake, without pay earlier this month. Lake is a former policy advisor More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023

Minister prevents deportation – attorney Merx happy

~ Merx commends the minister, her staff and the immigration department ~ PHILIPSBURG — Attorney Cor Merx is more than happy with an intervention by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, her staff and the immigration More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten questions suspension of Cadastre-director

PHILIPSBURG — Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has asked for a question hour with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

K1 Britannia under fire for financial shenanigans

PHILIPSBURG — The K1 Britannia Foundation, a nonprofit established in St. Maarten in 2014, is falling apart at the seams due to controversies about the opaque way it is handling its finances. Volunteers who More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Eva Lista-De Weever’s CPS named Organization of the Year

PHILIPSBURG — If there is one organization that deserves the spotlight for its performance in 2022 it is Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Services More...