12 points about the January parliamentary elections

~ Vox populi, vox Dei! ~ By Fabian A. Badejo GREAT BAY, St. Martin (January 23, 2024)—That Latin aphorism, “Vox populi, vox Dei” simply means “the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.” In our own parlance in St. Martin, we would say, “the people have spoken.” But what did the people really say with the results of the last parliamentary More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Een grondwettelijke dilemma

Met de naderende verkiezingen heeft een prominente politieke partij een voorstel naar voren gebracht in haar manifesto dat aandacht behoeft. Het voorstel pleit voor voorkeursbehandeling bij baantoewijzingen, met More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 8th, 2024

A Call for Prudent Voting: Terrance Rey advocates for a new generation of leadership

Dear voters, As the imminent election approaches on January 11, the choice facing our nation is critical. It’s not merely a matter of selecting names on a ballot; it’s about defining the path our country More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Bold promises

By Hilbert Haar It will take some time before the Netherlands has a new government – with or without Geert Wilders, leader of the PVV (Party for Freedom) and winner of the Dutch elections. Wilders has to More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

From hope to suicide!

Dear Editor, NOW, just some months ago, bounced on to the scene with petite fanfare, as a new political party, offering a minuscule of hope and change for the upcoming elections. Presenting regurgitated outlooks More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Good grief!

By Hilbert Haar What is the world coming to? What happened to the process of logical thinking? Those thoughts hit me like a hurricane when I read that the Council of Ministers asked the Integrity Chamber whether More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Rising traffic accidents need urgent attention

Dear Editor, The increasing number of accidents is a tragic reality that demands immediate attention and action from our community to adhere to the traffic guidelines. I am writing to express my deep concern about More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 17th, 2023

“Politics is heavily involved in filling management positions at the Cadastre”

PHILIPSBURG — What is so secretive about the Cadastre that is warrants a closed-door meeting of parliament? StMaartenNews.com discussed this issue with an organizational consultant, who offered a blistering More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

Existential crisis threatens future of former powerhouse UP

LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. YOU NEED AT LEAST YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE. ... Some articles or portions of articles are restricted exclusively for our registered members and More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 20th, 2023

Open Letter to the Ombudsman of Country Sint Maarten requesting an investigation into Taxes in Sint Maarten

Generally speaking the task of the Ombudsman purports among others to investigate individual complaints against government. I believe that in this instance this threshold is met. The scope of taxation affects everyone More...