Country embarrassment

Knops Embarrassed

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 who show nothing more than clear ignorance on matters that should be dealt with seriously. Yes, the “Cabinets’ Revelations” More...

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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...

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...

Julio Romney 20130301 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Government Formed: Amidst the threat of the formation process being impeded by informateurs

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney As a scholar of Comparative Government & Politics and political analyst the intent here is to merely ask the tough and intriguing political questions and highlight potential More...

Self-insurance
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Is Self-Insurance an option worth considering?

With this raging debate about insurance and the dreaded state of being ‘under-insured’ according to the conclusion of various insurance companies here on St. Maarten in the aftermath of hurricane Irma and the More...

Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez - USM President
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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On the reconstitution of USM

By Antonio Carmona Báez, Ph.D.* My recent appointment as President of the University of St. Martin has been accompanied by a warm welcome from many of the island’s residents, as well as a strong sense of encouragement More...