Statia in Peril: The case against “Public Entity” – REVISED

Julio R. Romney

By Political Analyst, Julio R, Romney The Court of First Instance in Philipsburg is scheduled (on Tuesday, November 20, 2018) to hear open arguments from the dissolved insular Government of Sint Eustatius which was taken into receivership on February 7, 2018 by its Central Government – The Government of the  Netherlands. The dissolved Government More...

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Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr. Bijnsdorp’s Dutch class. Though I hated the class (not because of the teacher, but More...

Knops Embarrassed
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Country embarrassment

The country is constantly being faced with dilemma after dilemma. It goes deeper than a few chats or accusations that transpired over the past months. What has boggled me is the mindset of so many educated persons More...

Court House in Oranjestad St .Eustatius - 20181023 TR
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 25th, 2018
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The Bastion of Society

It was in the early 1804 that Haiti became the first country to become independent in this hemisphere. The rest of the world thought that Haiti which was a former colony of France was “bold and out of place” More...

Code of Conduct
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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Codes of Conduct

A post on Facebook caught our attention today. The topic was Codes of Conduct. Apparently, this was triggered by screenshots of a chat conversation circulating on Whatsapp. For all intents and purposes, the chat More...

Public Prosecutor's Office entrance
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Special Report: 7-parts series explaining the Public Prosecutor’s views on the statutes of limitations

This is a special report brought to you by StMaartenNews.com outlining the views of the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the statutes of limitations pertaining to the length of investigations, in particular those More...

Roeland Zwanikken
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Is it legal to attach conditions to an offer for financial aid?

By Roeland Zwanikken Art. 36 of the Kingdom Charter stipulates that the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten (will) provide each other aid and assistance. According to the Explanatory Notes, countries within More...

Integrity Directions
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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With the many institutions we already have, do we really need the Integrity Chamber?

Dear Editor, It might be nothing new for us, but it is embarrassing to be constantly reading and hearing about members of the highest governing body on our island being corrupt. Yes, there is corruption worldwide, More...

Philipsburg - Capital of Dutch St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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SHTA: Private Sector asks “Why Not?”

At this point focus needs to be on a way forward. The struggle between the private sector and the public sector needs to stop, and cooperation should be the way forward. So why not, at this point have some real More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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Incoming MPs must take case to court

~ The Credentials Crisis – How to solve the newest Constitutional Crisis in St. Maarten ~ by Terrance Rey The only solution for the incoming members of Parliament, Tamara Leonard and Claude "Chacho" Peterson, More...