St. Maarten informal economy grounded to a halt

St. Maarten informal economy 1 - JH

~ St. Maarten’s underground economy has been grounded to a halt. StMaartenNews.com brings you an analysis ~ The current population of St. Maarten is 42,797 as of Tuesday, May 4, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates. The exact number may be twice as high. According to the Justice Department, one in two persons in St. Maarten is More...

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Border Blokkade Oyster Pond Road - 2020040601 TIM VAN DIJK
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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UPDATED: Two borders between French and Dutch St. Martin completely blocked off

OYSTER POND — Late Monday afternoon authorities sent a container truck with containers to block off the border at the Oyster Pond frontier crossing after the border in Cupecoy had been blocked off earlier More...

D&B Commerce Center building
By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Guyana new Consular Offices to be opened

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana will be opening its Consular Offices at the D&B suite of offices (below the law firm) on Cannegieter Street in Philipsburg as of April 1. More...

Kim Lucas - Honorary Consul of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana - 20200311 AB
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Kim Lucas appointed as Guyana Honorary Consul to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has appointed Mrs. Kim Lucas as the Honorary Consul to St. Maarten. Guyana is a South American country that forms part of the Caribbean nations. Lucas is the deputy More...

Laid back wedding on Great Bay beach - 2020011603
By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married on November 11th. When they saw online that 11-11 is St. Maarten’s Day, they More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Ten years no supervision of notaries on St. Maarten

By Harriot Voncken PHILIPSBURG — Citizens who believe a notary has not complied with the rules and therefore wish to submit a complaint cannot turn to the Chamber of Notaries. This professional body in charge More...

Kenepa Garden Estate infrastructure - Henri Brookson
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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Kenepa Garden Estate completes infrastructural milestones

~ To hold open house December 30th ~ CUL DE SAC – Kenepa Garden Estate, a new private residential development by M&M Development N.V., marks a milestone this month with the completion of its infrastructural More...

Boardwalk Christmas Lights
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Philipsburg lights up for Christmas

~ Boardwalk Festival ushers in the Season ~ GREAT BAY – The country’s capital will come alive on Saturday night with the lighting of Front Street, Back Street, and the Boardwalk Boulevard in the spirit More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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The economic value of litter

By Hilbert Haar Litter irritates people – some more than others. The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has been fighting littering like forever on our island and still people feel no shame to leave a mess on – for More...

Michael Somersall WSF - 20191211 MS
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...