Controversial Chairman of Parliament criticizes MP Emmanuel

PHILIPSBURG -- MP Rolando Brison heavily criticized the functioning of fellow-MP Christopher Emmanuel during the closing of the parliamentary year on Monday. Without mentioning him by name, Brison reacted to Emmanuel’s statement that the current administration is “the worst government ever.” After giving several examples of perceived accomplishments, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Winair: tough old bird hell-bent on beating another crisis

PHILIPSBURG — To describe Winair as a tough old bird may sound a bit disrespectful but there is no question that the company is tough as nails. Faced with the umpteenth crisis in its now 60-year existence, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Political instability hampers functioning Ombudsman

PHILIPSBURG — Political instability is a major challenge, Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel writes in the introduction to her office’s 2020 annual report. “Responses by government to queries of the ombudsman More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Blistering response to allegations from GEBE’s board member Bienvenido Richardson

PHILIPSBURG -- Attorney Jairo Bloem has released a blistering response to accusations GEBE’s board member Bienvenido Richardson leveled at him in a letter dated June 8. Bloem did not react sooner because GEBE’s More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Financial chaos

By Hilbert Haar If you managed your household finances the way the government deals with its taxpayer-funded financial responsibilities you would probably have a hell of a row with your better half. Related article: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Audit Chamber presents devastating report about 2017 financial statements

PHILIPSBURG — The country’s 2017 financial statements contain “numerous errors and uncertainties,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its compliance audit St. Maarten Financial Statements 2017. “Expenditures More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Knops disappointed after visit to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops is disappointed on several levels after his visit to St. Maarten last week. His experiences with the islands of Statia and Saba were much more positive. This appears More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Venomous exchange with Knops yields no results

PHILIPSBURG — The battle between Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and outgoing State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) about the payment of the fifth tranche of liquidity support has at times taken More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

“Functioning National Detectives Agency is problematic”

PHILIPSBURG — Ten years after the establishment of St. Maarten’s National Detectives Agency (NDA, Landsrecherche) there are still several serious bottlenecks, the Law Enforcement Council concludes in its More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Cupecoy has to pay for unlawfully terminating management contract

PHILIPSBURG — The Porto Cupecoy Owners Association has to pay $353,100 to Invest Assured Management and Consulting because it terminated the management contract with Invest unlawfully. The Court in First More...

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