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How to overcome challenges victoriously

If I keep bringing you sad news, does your mind have the time to be happy? If I am always speaking negative around you, is your mind ever able to process the positive? If I keep spreading bad information, will your mind be ever able to contain the good? If you keep following all that is going wrong during this COVID 19 Pandemic, will you ever be able More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Attorney warns against dire consequences of foreign exchange restrictions

PHILIPSBURG – “If this ship sinks we all sink together,” is the conclusion of an opinion HBN Law attorney Michelle Wever wrote about the potential consequences of measures the Central Bank of Aruba took back More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Tips for closing down a business

~ Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Have taxes been paid?

Reports coming out of Curacao indicate that well-known people on St. Maarten allegedly received millions in payments over a number of years from companies linked to ENNIA Insurances. These payments supposedly were More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Mullet Bay once again takes center stage

No one on St. Maarten, living and working on the island in the 70s and 80s, was not affected by Mullet Bay in one form or another. Every family had at least one or more relatives that worked at Mullet Bay. Many More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Force Majeure or not?

~ Legal jurisprudence needed whether lockdown is force majeure or not ~ PHILIPSBURG — We asked local accountants to provide us with their Top Three Tips for businesses on St. Maarten to survive this economic More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within – part two

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In a previous essay, the “Development from within the Caribbean” was suggested. Up to five territories could be the Founders of such an initiative. Which territories is the first question More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Challenges facing the new CBCS President

by Emsley D. Tromp I am writing this note risking stepping on toes. However, the only way to avoid stepping on toes is to stand still. Standing still will come at greater cost to the reputation and the credibility More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 14th, 2020
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MP Buncamper urges the government of the Netherlands to stop hiding behind the CFT

PHILIPSBURG — In light of today’s meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers in The Hague, MP Claudius ‘Toontje’ Buncamper issued a statement to the press on Friday night urging the More...