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Brison’s political interference with economic controls is an old story

PHILIPSBURG — President of Parliament MP Rolando Brison confirmed the worst fears of the authors of several integrity reports when he attempted to interfere with the work of economic control officers at the District 721 restaurant last week. The video of this incident shows Brison saying that he is “a citizen” but he is of course first More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Foundation maintains incorrect claim that United Nations rejected Kingdom Charter

PHILIPSBURG – The Pro Soualiga Foundation is apparently not happy with the conclusion that the decolonization process for the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname was already completed in 1955. Therefore, the foundation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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“Decolonization was completed in 1955”

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization has lost most of its luster already before its first meeting, given the Dutch government’s reply to a lawsuit filed by More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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Now or never: Knops demands hard guarantees in exchange for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Jacobs-government is facing a tough couple of days. Monday is the last opportunity to create sufficient political support for an agreement with the Kingdom about continued liquidity support. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Anti-Corruption Day 2020: whistleblower protection program needed

Wednesday, December 9th, was International Anti-Corruption Day. The difficulty of exposing corruption makes a mechanism to support whistleblowers essential. In St. Maarten, the Integrity Chamber was established More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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Ombudsman: “There is no proper towing policy”

PHILIPSBURG – The government’s towing and parking policy is a mess, and in parts nonexistent, and the public prosecutor’s office has failed to collect approximately 1.3 million guilders ($758,855) in More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Emmanuel’s “victory” and the difference between criminal and questionable behavior

PHILIPSBURG – When the Common Court of Justice denied a request from the Attorney-General to prosecute MP Christophe Emmanuel for alleged irregularities with granting land in long lease when he was minister of More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Food For Thought Part III

Dear Editor, This opinion piece on Koninkrijk.nu is well worth space and time in our local media according to me. Had I written this following Koninkrijk.nu article myself, I probably would have called “Food For More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Koninkrijk op Eieren: “This Kingdom is a failure”

PHILIPSBURG – “In The Hague you had to use a searchlight to find the few people who were really interested in the islands. You cannot be successful with that dossier,” former Minister of Administrative Innovation More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Distinction between natural and unnatural death remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG – The jury is still out on the cause of death of 43-year old psychiatric patient Caulette Julien. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, the interim director of the Mental Health Foundation claims that Julien died of More...





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