Terms end for Dutch Members Progress Committee

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG -- Both chairman of the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Nico Schoof, and member for the Netherlands, Michel Marijnen (former chairman of the Progress Committee Curacao), retire after 12 years serving on the Progress Committees. Today, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, Dutch State Secretary, Alexandra van Huffelen, bid farewell to both More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 9th, 2023

Caribbean aviation of the future

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Just imagine. A small island, or a short runway, or just a resort with ample open space. Out of the blue sky comes an airplane and lands right there, like a helicopter, and brings forty passengers. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Ombudsman asked to investigate fairness of tax system

PHILIPSBURG — Citizen John A. Richardson has approached the Ombudsman in an open letter with a request to investigate the fairness of St. Maarten’s fiscal system. The letter addresses in particular the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 19th, 2023

Caribavia-founder Slabbaert envisions huge expansion

PHILIPSBURG — Cdr. Bud Slabbaert founder of the annual aviation conference Caribavia envisions a huge expansion of this event into a multifunctional organization that covers everything from the establishment More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Lottery booths target low-income areas

PHILIPSBURG — There are 360 lottery venues in St. Maarten per February 2021, according to a study by the Social Economic Council (SER). That is, assuming  population of 40,000, one booth for every 111 inhabitants. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Breathless asks attention for sleep apnea

PHILIPSBURG — In December 2022, journalist Hilbert Haar was diagnosed with vascular dementia, or cognitive impairment. Main cause: years of sleep apnea, a disorder general practitioners seldom consider, mainly More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Cusha Columns unravels the enigma that is St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Cusha Colums, a collection of 18 columns written by StMaartenNews.com Publisher Terrance Rey for DossierKoninkrijksRelaties.nl, is now available in book form at the Van Dorp bookstores and at More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023

Government’s financial statements remain unreliable, Audit Chamber says

PHILIPSBURG — The government still has not put its financial household in order. According to the government’s accountants bureau SOAB the uncertainties in the financial statements add up to a whopping More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023

Improving Crime Fund management remains a work in progress

PHILIPSBURG — In April 2019 the Law Enforcement Council made six recommendations for the improvement of the management and supervision of the Crime Fund. In November 2022 the Council completed a report that More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022

Execution country packages encounters ups and downs

PHILIPSBURG — St Maarten has achieved ‘beautiful results” Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs wrote in a reaction to the fourth progress report from the Temporary Work Organization (TWO) about the implementation More...