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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert Jurendy Doran said during an interview with Grace Blijden (Lady Grace) in the radio broadcast More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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The Prins Bernhard Culture Fund awards NIA for its efforts in the fields of Arts and Culture on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — On November 9th, 2022, His Excellency, Mr. Ajamu Baly, Governor of St. Maarten addressed the attendees at the Prins Bernard Culture Funds Caribbean Region award ceremony for the National Institute More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 16th, 2022
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Cdr. Bud Slabbaert and the search for St. Maarten’s unique selling point

PHILIPSBURG — In his article ‘Positioning a Caribbean tourism destination’ Cdr. Bud Slabbaert basically points out that a destination must have a unique selling point; in other words, offer something More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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Dutch Marines requested to provide military assistance during passing storm Fiona

PHILIPSBURG –Just as Hurricane Exercise 2022 (HUREX 2022) kicked off today, Friday, September 16, and is scheduled to last until September 26, the local authorities of Saba and St. Eustatius have made a request More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 11th, 2022
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For Sale Valley Estate land + building permit

For Sale Valley Estate land, lowest phase 1, 800m2, with VROMI-approved building permit for a house with 3 bedrooms + 1 bedroom apartment for $100.000,- US Dollars. Renderings of this property are based on the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Shocking details in UNICEF-report about children’s rights

PHILIPSBURG — UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, has so far conducted two studies into the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten. The first report was published More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Islandpreneur offers local businesses a window on the world

PHILIPSBURG — Local entrepreneurs have the tools for growth at their fingertips due to the activities of Islandpreneur, an initiative founded by Ife Badejo, president of the Foundation INFOBIZZ and founder More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 4)

4. Electricity and internet PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 3)

3. Paying taxes PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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The potential and benefits of geothermal energy for the islands (incl. St. Maarten)

~ The Leeward Islands Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project and it’s benefits to Country Sint Maarten/St Martin ~ From our French-side correspondentMARIGOT — The Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion More...