Focus shifts from energy to waste

Thousands of sheets of galvanized zinc lies twisted and charred from numerous fires at the dumping grounds on Pond Island. (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)

PHILIPSBURG — A waste to energy facility is no longer the first option for dealing with the island’s garbage issues. The focus has shifted from producing energy to getting rid of waste. This became clear from a presentation by Claudius Buncamper, the head of infrastructure management at the VROMI-ministry at the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom More...

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Council of Ministers COM
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Council of Ministers supports airport financing through the World Bank and European Investment Bank

PHILIPSBURG – Over the past months, the Government of Sint Maarten has worked closely with the Netherlands, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank to secure the necessary funding for the full recovery More...

Signing Treat Renewal Nagico Insurancces
By The Publisher On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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NAGICO and Swiss Re-sign reinsurance treaty renewal at sea

PHILIPSBURG — NAGICO Group and Swiss Re have renewed their Excess of Loss (XoL) reinsurance treaty with symbolic signing 1,500 miles from land on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. The treaty, which became effective More...

Jets parked at SXM Airport - Photo by Daniel Jef
By The Publisher On Friday, January 4th, 2019
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There is need for more parking at PJIA

AIRPORT—“There is need for more parking space for aircraft at the Princess Juliana International Airport,” said General Manager of Signature, Matumi Shigemoto. He pointed out that this is one of the constraints More...

Western Union Office
By The Publisher On Friday, January 4th, 2019
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Western Union continues to face challenges in St. Maarten

~ Light at the end of the tunnel ~ COLE BAY—The continuing criticisms of the functioning of the Western Union has the attention of the Operation Manager Patrice Paines. The crowds that gather at the establishment More...

Chris Johnson PM Leona Marlin MinVSA Emil Lee
By The Publisher On Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin signs Grant Agreement for Debris and Landfill project

PHILIPSBURG – On Friday, December 21, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin signed the grant agreement with the World Bank for the Emergency Debris Management Project. This agreement provides US$ 25 million in funding More...

Members of Parliament 2018
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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Elsevier bloopers with tax comparison

PHILISPBURG – The Dutch news magazine Elsevier made a serious mistake in an article about the remuneration of parliamentarians in St. Maarten compared to the money Dutch MPs receive. The Antilliaans Dagblad picked More...

SXM Airport ribbon cutting ceremony opening temp terminal building
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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This does not add up

By Hilbert Haar Oh, oh, St. Maarten managed to generate some bad publicity again and the attempts by Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin to explain herself do not come across as utterly convincing. The story is this More...

Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin - Dec 2018
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Prime Minister of Sint Maarten responds to reports of the General Audit Chamber and the World Bank

PHILIPSBURG -– On December 14th, the General Audit Chamber of the Netherlands released a focus study on the contribution of the Netherlands to the recovery and reconstruction of Sint Maarten. This report recognizes More...

Hurricane Irma Damages GEBE
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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GEBE and KADASTER in serious financial difficulties

PHILIPSBURG — The financial situation of the Kadaster and the island utility company GEBE is said to be in dire straits. According to reliable sources it was stated that the former Minister of Finance Richard More...