“Inquiry-proposal fully misses the point” says Dutch civil law attorney

Wim van Sambeek - Dutch civil attorney

PHILIPSBURG – There is no justification for spending half a million guilders on a parliamentary inquiry into Mullet Bay of which the outcome will be that the beach is public. That is the opinion of civil law attorney Wim van Sambeek who dissected the inquiry proposal MP Rolando Brison submitted to parliament last week. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THERE More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Volkskrant describes St. Maarten as money laundering center

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten made headlines in the Volkskrant on Tuesday and the news was not good. “An attractive island for tourists – and for criminal gangs that launder money,” correspondent Kees More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Inequality in the Kingdom: a constitutional judge would be a step in the right direction

PHILIPSBURG — Maintaining the myth that there is equality between the four countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands is hypocritical, St. Maarten’s representative in the Council of State Maria van der More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Collection long lease fees seems problematic

PHILIPSBURG — The government has issued 2,955 long lease contracts for land that covers 4.87 square kilometers of land; this is 14.3 percent of St. Maarten’s total area of 34 square kilometers. The annual More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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There is a hole in the budget

POND ISLAND — The draft 2019 budget closes with a deficit of 67.2 million guilders. The government projects 478.8 million in expenditures this year and 411.6 million guilders in revenue. The tax office project More...

St. Maarten Day Breakfast by Kreative Juices Catering Services
By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Review Kreative Juices Catering Pre-St. Maarten Day Breakfast

Today, Friday, November 9, 2018, as a pre-St. Maarten Day gift, a complimentary container filled with a delicious and tasty breakfast combo consisting of two johnny cakes, a croissant, saltfish, boiled egg, tuna, More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Leisure Car Rental Wins Big at the 2018 World Travel Awards

SIMPSON BAY — Leisure Car Rental was established in 2007 on the island of St. Maarten. They started small, but consistently grew over the years to become the number one Car Rental Agency on the friendly island.  More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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A year later: IRMA interviews published in RESILIENCE – SXM open for business!

PHILIPSBURG — One year after hurricane Irma, the corporate community of St. Maarten is on review in the book RESILIENCE – a series of interviews with business owners and leaders who took the lead again More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Predicting extreme weather events to reduce impact on coastal communities

Delft, The Netherlands – 31 July 2018. An international team of researchers, led by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, has developed adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities. Coastal More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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“It is a jewel” – Schoolboy in Wartime reviewed in Netherlands newspaper

GREAT BAY, St. Martin (July 17, 2018)—With the music of Betty V’s Hold on and Neville York’s Sweet Salt playing in the background, about 75 book party guests were treated here at the Parish Hall to an evening More...