“To Raise our Pension Age or Not is complicated. But, there is room for compromise.”

Letter - St Maarten News - People

Dear Editor, The rights of older persons to social benefits and to an adequate standard of living to support their health and well-being, including medical care and necessary social services, are laid down in the major international human rights instruments, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948, and (in more general terms) the International More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Rent Committee: Evictions without permission is a criminal offense

PHILIPSBURG — The waning economy is responsible for more people being unable to pay the rent and being evicted from their home. Only a few of them are aware that they have rights as a tenant, says Leyton More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Corruption follows the Venezuelan diaspora

PHILIPSBURG – According to Venezuelans in St. Maarten, corruption at home prevents Venezuelan emigrants from gaining legal status abroad. Many have requested necessary documents from Venezuela without success. More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Hundreds of illegal Venezuelans leave St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Four months before the introduction of the planned visa requirement for Venezuelans in the Dutch Caribbean, more than half of the group of illegal Venezuelans on St. Maarten has left to return More...

Melanie Harrigan joins SMDF
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Melanie Choisy joins St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF)

PHILIPSBURG — As of January 2020, the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) will consist of a full team of dynamic young women, with twenty-nine-year-old Melanie Choisy joining the social development agency. Choisy, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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Somersall meets with the World Sustainable Fund to discuss solutions for Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE — Although out of function, Michael Somersall, former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary for the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, in The Hague, The Netherlands, is still busy working More...

Rodolpe Samuel
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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MP Samuel looks at enhancing sports and sporting facilities

PHILIPSBURG — There is a new initiative to seek funding for developing sports and sports facilities on the island. This initiative which was announced by Member of Parliament Rudolph Samuel is expected to More...

Dr. J. Foundation - Hurricane Irma Reintegration Program (1)
By The Publisher On Friday, November 29th, 2019
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The residents of the Hurricane Irma Re-integration Program Shelter IS not being evicted

By Dr. J Foundation November 28, 2019 We wish to provide clarification on the status of the Hurricane Irma Re-integration Temporary Shelter program (H.I.R.P.S) which was established by the then Ministry of VSA in More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Hurricane shelter project closes in January – and its residents have nowhere to go

PHILIPSBURG – The shelter former Minister Emil Lee established in Sucker Garden after Hurricane Irma is scheduled to close down by the end of January next year. There are still forty hurricane-victims in the More...

Dr. J. Foundation - Hurricane Irma Reintegration Program (25)
By Online Editor On Friday, November 1st, 2019
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Dr. J. Foundation urges community to donate to the Hurricane Irma Reintegration Program

COLE BAY — After Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten on September 6th, 2017, people were left homeless – wondering where to go. Now, two years later, there remains about 40 people living in a shelter. More...