Suspended MP Buncamper accuses Council of Advice of dereliction of duty

PHILIPSBURG — Suspended Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper accuses the Council of Advice in a press release of an “apparent dereliction of duty” for its refusal to provide advice on the lawfulness of the constitution’s article 50.2b. “The position of the Council of Advice is respectfully incorrect and not sustainable,” the press More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Haakmat: corruption in Suriname is homegrown, not the result of its colonial past

PHILIPSBURG — André Haakmat, the former vice prime minister of Suriname, defends his thesis ‘Corruption and the fight against corruption in Suriname’ next week at the Open University in Heerlen. The More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Hands off

The times they are a’changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten’s government. Once upon a time – and not all that long ago – appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Insurance matters

By Hilbert Haar Anybody who has ever insured a car on our island on the French side knows one thing for sure: those insurances are much more expensive than the ones on the Dutch side. The reason for this price More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Fair and Transparent! Really?

Dear Editor, I am one of the few people that is knowledgeable in Dutch Taw law on this Island and I am also an experienced designer of software, especially for Tax administrations. I developed major tax systems More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Dance til you Drop

PHILIPSBURG — Shauntaigh Lewis and Leatton Douglas, young dancers who aspire to become dance instructors, are holding a kids friendly event “Dance ‘til you Drop” on Boardwalk, Philipsburg on Thursday More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

The Annual Corporate Governance Cycle

It is the season of End of the Year and New Year parties and reception. At this time, many organizations reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year ahead. However, many think that this is just a tradition More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Port St. Maarten Featured in Seatrade Cruise News as Destination Bouncing Back

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Under the headline, “#SXMStrong – St. Maarten bounces back”, US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News Anne Kalosh described how the country is bouncing back More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Hurricane Irma caused 50 million guilders in additional expenditures

PHILIPSBURG – The government had 55.8 million guilders in liquid reserves – 35.7 million in its current account and 20.1 million in deposits, Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. said yesterday during a meeting More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Post-Hurricane Irma Interview: “Tim Dowling”

ST. JOHN’S  — “Seeing Hurricane Irma increase in strength on the weather channel just made us worried.” says Tim Dowling, animation illustrator and owner of the art gallery, Art House St. Maarten. Animation More...