Not going solar: how St. Maarten ignored its own energy policy

Solar panels on roof

PHILIPSBURG – On April 24, 2014, the Council of Ministers approved a rather unique document: the National Energy Policy for Country Sint Maarten. The document has an ambitious subtitle: Towards a sustainable development. It looked like the era of renewable energy had finally arrived on the island. But more than five years later nothing much has been More...

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Tropical vacation
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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WAKING UP IN PARADISE?

By ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience. But I am sure that More...

Satelite in Orbit in Outer Space
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Outer Space: New Economic Opportunities and Revenues for Government

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY By Roddy Heyliger) – The Government of Sint Maarten continues to face financial challenges due to the damages caused by Irma and Maria almost two-years ago. As the rebuilding effort More...

Tjarda Tazelaar - dealmaker voor VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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UTS takeover biggest privatization deal ever in Dutch Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO — Cable & Wireless Communications, part of the Liberty Latin America listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market, has acquired all shares in United Telecommunication Services held by the More...

UTS Management in Parliament - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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“Don’t send UTS to the cemetery”

PHILIPSBURG – “Make sure that you don’t send UTS to the cemetery and let it function as a real private company.” That was the message UTS-director Glen Carty had for members of the central committee More...

TelEm Group building
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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TelEm emergency shutdown shot down by BTP

POND ISLAND — Telem Group announced Monday, October 29, 2018, that they would be shutting down their communications network for important upgrades to the system. The maintenance window for these urgent upgrades More...

TelEm Group building
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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TelEm Group rejects BTP fines of alleged poor service SXM Cable TV

POND ISLAND — TelEm Group says it is taking “very seriously” the actions being taken by the Bureau of Telecommunications and Post (BTP) to impose fines on the company for allegedly not providing adequate More...

St. Maarten Cable TV building
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Hefty fines imposed to Sint Maarten Cable TV – revocation of license looms

Philipsburg – Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) imposed administrative fines on Caribbean Teleview Services d.b.a. St. Maarten Cable TV for substantial license violations. For over 10 months More...

St. Maarten Cable TV building
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Cable TV employees battle dismissal

PHILIPSBURG – Sixteen employees of St. Maarten Cable TV are fighting for their jobs, but its parent company Caribbean Teleview Services NV wants to dissolve their labor contracts. The Court in First Instance More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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An app for hearing better

By Hilbert Haar Here is a story for people like me whose ability to hear is going down the tubes. At age 68, my hearing is not what it used to be. Sometimes, my wife has to ask me something three times before I More...