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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 natural causes. Dr. Mercuur has a different opinion: he maintains that this is a case of unnatural death. Related article: Psychiatric patient More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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BTP paid nothing to government since 2017

PHILIPSBURG – The report Retrospective – Ten years of the General Audit Chamber – revisits the state of affairs at the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP), five years after it first took a closer look More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Cursed Circles

By Hilbert Haar Years ago, as I was sitting on my balcony in the Cretan sun, the mailman stopped by and asked if I had a banknote of twenty Deutsch Marks. It was quite an odd request as Greece was still using the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Audit Chamber report reveals abuse of public funds

PHILIPSBURG –- Successive governments since 10-10-10 have been epic failures. That’s not an opinion, but a statement based on findings of the General Audit Chamber that are published in its report Retrospective More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Hushang Ansary: the colorful character at the heart of the ENNIA-controversy

PHILIPSBURG – The bitter fight between insurance company ENNIA and its major shareholder Hushang Ansary has resulted in several court cases and there are more to come. From the 200-page petition attorneys Karina More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Arkenbout: “Can we count on each other?”

The worldwide crisis due to COVID-19 has hit the islands in the Kingdom relentlessly hard, notes Erwin Arkenbout, representative of the Netherlands in Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten. “The past few months have More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 2/2

~ Curacao sticks to system that favors position on candidate-list ~ PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten’s current electoral law – oft referred to as the Lynch-law after its architect - determines that candidates with More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Electoral reform: the Lynch-law under review – part 1/2

PHILIPSBURG -- The discussion about electoral reform will soon be in full swing, whereby the focus will be on the Lynch-law – actually, an article in the current electoral law that determines who gets elected: More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Every voter must buy a copy of this book

“The Constitution of Sint Maarten – When it is time to vote” By author Hensley G.A. Plantijn A book review for StMaartenNews.com by Terrance Rey ~ People must buy this book if they want to fully understand More...