MP Heyliger-Marten questions Minister Irion about tax holidays

PHILIPSBURG — “It is important to get an idea of what the government’s actions and policies have been and currently are with regard to tax holidays and other fiscal incentives,” independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten wrote in a press release about her letter dated September 15 to Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion. She wrote that correctly More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Wishful thinking

By Hilbert Haar The prime minister listening to his own fairy tale. That is how comedian Wim Kan once described the traditional speech by the Dutch Queen (at the time) during the opening of the Dutch parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 4th, 2023

MP Peterson destroys MP Brison’s allegations against him

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress (PFP)-MP Raeyhon Peterson is not amused by the attack on his integrity by UP-leader MP Rolando Brison and by Brison’s suggestion that the overdevelopment of Mullet Bay is More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Minister Doran also under fire after Over the Bank court ruling

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and infrastructure (VROMI) Angel Meyers is not the only one to get criticized after the recent court ruling about rights of long More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 29th, 2023

MP Brison launches attack on MP Wescot-Williams

  PHILIPSBURG — United People’s party-leader Rolando Brison launched a vicious attack veteran MP Sarah Wescot-Williams by holding her responsible for the Bearing Point-controversy and by labeling her track More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Netherlands does not have its house in order, says MP Heyliger-Marten

PHILIPSBURG — The fall of the Rutte IV-cabinet “underscores the risk of being dependent on a nation that does not have its own house in order, despite all its unlimited financial and other resources and More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Former mayor Albert Fleming passed away

MARIGOT — Former mayor Albert Fleming-Romney passed away at the age of 86 at the hospital in Marigot on Monday due to heart failure. Fleming was Marigot’s mayor for 24 years, from 1983 until 2007. Louis More...

By Online Editor On Friday, June 30th, 2023

Going into Recess, Gumbs Sends Questions to Irion Over ENNIA Situation

PHILIPSBURG – PFP member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs sent questions to the Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion requesting, among other information, an update on the ongoing saga between ENNIA and the Central More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

MP Heyliger-Marten concerned about “non-functioning kingdom”

PHILIPSBURG — Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten experienced the latest session of the inter-parliamentary kingdom consultation (IPKO) as “the least productive so far.” “The agenda and discussions More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 4th, 2023


By Hilbert Haar Party for Progress-leader Melissa Gumbs has called political advertising during Carnival “tacky.” It is a clear reference to the overwhelming presence of Vision for St. Maarten, the banner chosen More...

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