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St. Maarten continues to ignore climate change threats

PHILIPSBURG — Climate activist Riddhi Samtani asked attention for St. Maarten during the recently concluded United Nations climate conference in Dubai, wondering why her island cannot get help from climate funds while the people living on the island do experience the effect of climate change. Related article: ‘Why doesn’t the climate fund More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 17th, 2023
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When a speedboat charter to St. Barths is your best option

PHILIPSBURG — On a day like today, Sunday, December 17, 2023, a family’s worst nightmare is coming true. They were scheduled to arrive on Air France flight AF 498 at 2:50pm. Air France is 2,5 hours More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 4th, 2023
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Tourism Bureau inaugurates new office

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) inaugurated its new office in the Convent Building on Front Street on Friday, December 1 under the watchful eye of government officials, tourism stakeholders More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
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Potential voting power puts National Alliance ahead of the rest

PHILIPSBURG — Eight parties will contest the January 11 elections. Together they are fielding 131 candidates of whom 42 also took part in the 2020 elections, bringing the total of new faces in the political More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Investment-levels lag behind Caribbean average

PHILIPSBURG — The International Monetary fund (IMF) observes in its 2022 Article IV Consultation that public investments levels in St. Maarten are too low compared to the Caribbean region. The average Caribbean More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
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Almost one in five households live under the poverty line

PHILIPSBURG — At least 19 percent of St. Maarten’s population has a monthly income of 1,000 guilders ($558.66) or less, it appears from an analysis of the local labor market by the Economic Bureau Amsterdam More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 29th, 2023
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Wycliffe Smith installed as Chief in Ghana

GHANA/ST. MAARTEN — On October 14, 2023, in a momentous display of cultural and spiritual significance, former Pastor and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of Sint Maarten, Wycliffe Smith, was More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 29th, 2023
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Emiko Bird-Lake appointed as Acting Governor

PHIIPSBURG — Emiko Bird-Lake has been appointed as Acting Governor. The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved her nomination for the position on Friday. Bird-Lake was born in St. Maarten in 1971. She studied More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
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Small part of Mullet Bay up for sale

  PHILIPSBURG -- The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has put up 11,000 square meters of Mullet Bay for sale.  This appears from an ad published in the Antilliaans Dagblad on October 16. The parcel More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
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Luciano Homemade Gelato: A Taste of The Netherlands in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Luciano Homemade Gelato, a renowned name with 15 locations in the Netherlands and 2 in Bonaire, has recently opened a new shop in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The opening took place on Saturday, More...