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At the dawn of the internet it was seen as the cusp of the information age and was dubbed the information superhighway. The internet became the great equalizer where everyone, no matter color, race or creed, could become wealthy beyond anyone’s imagination. The internet was also the inspiration for democratization processes around the world in More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Child Protection Conference Intercountry Task Force Children’s Rights

ST. MAARTEN/SABA—Children are vulnerable and need protection, at home, school and outside. As a community, we have to offer this protection. What are the risks that children run? How can we help them and which More...

Wifol story
By The Publisher On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Labor Union against pensioners paying taxes

~ advises on alternatives ~ PHILIPSBURG—“In my opinion pensioners should not be paying wage taxes or income taxes,” said President of WIFOL Theophilus Thompson. According to him they have already contributed More...

Theophilus Thompson - Facebook pic
By The Publisher On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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WIFOL President calls on Government to be proactive

PHILIPSBURG — Government needs to be proactive instead of reactive to stem the high cost of services, goods and labor since the passage of the hurricanes of 2017. “We have seen the house rents, food commodities More...

Henri Brookson of FCASH delivers home in Fort Willem - 8 March 2019
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Community Aid Sentry Hill completes third home

FORT WILLEM—The Community Aid Sentry Hill Foundation has completed its third home for the less fortunate after the home was devastated by the hurricanes of 2017. The foundation which is headed by Henri Brookson More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Housing demand doubled after Irma

PHILIPSBURG — Applications for housing jumped after hurricane Irma from 1,500 to 9,000 according to the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation but Louis Brown, secretary-general at the ministry of VROMI, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Residents frustrated after GEBE turns off water

PHILIPSBURG — Several residents who live in the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation project in Cole Bay have expressed their frustration after the water to their homes have been turned off by the island More...

New Mobile Home Johnson Family (4)
By The Publisher On Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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French side family gets new home after waiting for more than a year

FRENCH QUARTER — The Johnson family in French Quarter are “breathing easier” since they acquired their new home from the Collectivite earlier this week. The mobile home which is made in Croatia are among More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Winners of the ACU raffle, in connection with the International Credit Union Day are known

Willemstad – ACU’s first raffle, celebrating the 70th edition of the International Credit Union Day took place in presence of Notary Public mrs. Chatlein, on Friday October 19th at ACU’s head office in Curaçao. More...

New Board & President St. Maarten Guyanese Association - Sep 12 2018
By The Publisher On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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SMGA President Velda Blackett calls for unity by diversity

PHILIPSBURG — The incoming President of the St. Maarten Guyanese Association Velda Blackett has called for “unity by diversity”. She pointed out that even though Guyanese living on the island may have More...