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Pay to enter: St. Maarten will soon charge Tourist Tax

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (VSA) Omar Ottley aims to introduce a 25-dollar fee for each person arriving in St. Maarten. On the 2023 Government budget the “arrival tax” mentioned by the minister is listed as Tourist Tax, with an estimated revenue of NAf 10 million by the end of December.  “Currently More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023
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Jumbie in the Kadaster

By Terrance Rey Originally published in Dutch on DossierKoninkrijksrelaties.nl as "Jumbie in het Kadaster" To access the English version here, you need to buy at least a Cusha Column, Yearly or Insider subscription More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 1st, 2023
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Government to collect tax from guests booking via AirBnB

“No additional laws are required to collect taxes related to Airbnb, those taxes can be collected under the current tax system,” said Finance Minister Ardwell Irion during the 2023 budget debate in Parliament, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 13th, 2023
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The Daily Invisible

By Hilbert Haar Julius Vischjager was, I am not exaggerating, a phenomenon. Between 1977 and 2009 he produced 528 editions of The Daily Invisible, the only handwritten newspaper in the world. Vischjager was its More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
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SXM Airport: Demand for ultra-luxury air service in our region

~ DIRECT FLIGHT FROM QATAR AIRWAYS SHOWS DEMAND FOR ULTRA-LUXURY AIR SERVICE IN OUR REGION ~ SIMPSON BAY — The ultra-luxury carrier Qatar Airways performed a “Spectacular landing” at the Princess Juliana More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 26th, 2023
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KLM STUCK AGAIN ON SXM AIRPORT RUNWAY

~ KLM flight KL730 officially cancelled; aircraft at parking ramp to undergo inspection ~ PHILIPSBURG — KLM Airbus A322 with tailnumber PH-OAF executing KL flight 730 to Amsterdam is stuck on the runway at More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 13th, 2023
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Trade fairs

Dear Editor, After previously shining the light on ‘Call Centers’ as an avenue to diversify the economy, the topic today will surround ‘Trade Fairs’. See related article: Call centers as a way to diversify More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 13th, 2023
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Committee to Elect Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin holds first meeting

~ The Committee to Elect Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin to the Parliament of St. Maarten Hosts A Successful Planning Meeting ~ PHILIPSBURG — A core group of community leaders came together on Sunday, February 12, to More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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Cusha Columns unravels the enigma that is St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Cusha Colums, a collection of 18 columns written by StMaartenNews.com Publisher Terrance Rey for DossierKoninkrijksRelaties.nl, is now available in book form at the Van Dorp bookstores and at More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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St. Maarten is in ruins

~ Or the silent ruination of St. Maarten without a word being uttered ~ By Terrance Rey You have to buy the Cusha Column subscription to access this column. Click here to do so>>> When you buy this subscription, More...