Open letter to Pastor Wycliffe Smith

Giant St. Maarten Flipflops

I doubted very long whether I would write this comment. Let me begin by congratulating pastor Wycliffe Smith with his upcoming executive position as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS). I believe that a man with your experience can contribute a lot to policies in these fields, especially education. But reading all publications recently More...

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Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Rules and regulations

By Hilbert Haar We have no shortage of laws, national ordinances and rules and regulation in our little country. What we sorely miss is the will to apply those rules. This appears once more from the questions I More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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The Constitution stipulates that the term of the Parliament is 4 years, however article 59 also provides that the Council of Ministers (the Cabinet) can make use of its right of dissolution and dissolve the Parliament More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The human factor

By Hilbert Haar ~ The final report informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Jan Beaujon submitted on Monday to Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday is a solid piece of work – the first of its kind in the history of country More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 11th, 2018

True Political Representation

DIVINE ALIGNMENT & EDUCATION IS KEY TO SELECTION OF REAL LEADERSHIP Jimmy Challenger ran on a platform of Political Stability, establishing a multiannual plan to achieve Financial Independence, allowing us to More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

When our ship comes in

By Chris Morvan An open-top sports car speeds around the twisting mountain road with magnificent sea views on the other side and only a metal barrier preventing the driver from taking the bouncing, exploding shortcut More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Friday, February 23rd, 2018

We now know what you really think of locals. Thank you Theo Heyliger, Emil Lee and Michael Ferrier.

Dear Editor, I have listened keenly to the discussion about the land awarded by former Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel to a number of local persons on the ring road and the issues surrounding the land in More...

Claret Connor - 20180221 HH
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

MP Connor commends the Government and APS for following through with housing development project

Dear Editor, I have been following news in which Minister of Education, Honorable Jorien Wuite met with representatives of the APS about their plans to develop affordable housing for civil servants, teacher and More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

William Marlin carves space for Latin America and the Caribbean on the road to relations with China

Dear Editor, In a January 2018 article of The Diplomat they describe that,”as relations between the United States and Latin America appears to be deteriorating under the Trump administration, China is actively More...

Sint Maarten, Phillipsburg, 8-12-2017
Carmen Guillen staat tussen de resten van wat eens haar keurige huis was, orkaan "Irma" heeft het tot een hoopje puin vermalen
FOTO : Guus Dubbelman / de Volkskrant
By The Publisher On Friday, February 9th, 2018

Work together and develop an equal Kingdom

By Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, Jordi Halfman and Nicole Sanches When your house is on fire you do not fight about who is to blame or how the fire may have started. Before you do anything else, you try to minimize the More...