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“In construction, where would all the responsibilities and decisions legally and ultimately lie?”

Asks Achken Roberto Richardson. A) Once a Construction Project is tendered based on its Terms of Reference, its Process is Approved for Construction Commencement. B) At this point in time All Progress Steps for Construction are Approved within this same Overall Project Tender, as well as Scope of Work. C) Progress Reports are Approved, as well as the More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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Time to grow UP

Dear Editor, You will not meet a more nationalistic person than me. I bleed St. Maarten through and through. So when you hear me say that it’s time for the Dutch to step in, you know it’s serious. We have had More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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Proportional Representation in Danger

Julio R. Romney Political Analyst With one-third (5 out of 15) Members of Parliament having declared themselves as “Independent Members of Parliament”, this clearly undermines the fabric of our statutory Election More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 8th, 2022
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The idea behind Democracy

Dear Editor, Democracy is defined as: ‘a system of government by the whole population or eligible members of a state or country, typically through elected representatives.’ Most countries execute democracy More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 11th, 2022
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Discrimination to the fullest

Dear Sir/Madam, With regards to your Corporate Governance Supervisory Board Member Traineeship advertisement, I find that your requirements are highly discriminatory. You have excluded members of our territory More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 18th, 2022
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Richard Gibson Sr. response to article in Antilliaans Dagblad

Saturday morning July 16, 2022, the Curacao newspaper Antilliaanse Dagblad published an article on its front page with a photo of Richard Gibson (Sr) titled: “INDICATION OF BRIBERY”. From the content of the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 6th, 2022
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Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom Day, which inspired this article along with the recent press developments on our island. It is an honor More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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The trouble with dualism in St. Maarten (and in the Netherlands)

PHILIPSBURG — When St. Maarten became an autonomous country in the kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010, the Island Council disappeared and was replaced by the Parliament as we know it today. The More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 29th, 2022
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A call to action for 2022!

Knowledge is power, gives confidence and peace of mind. Knowledge straightens the spine, lifts up the chin and empowers one’s steps. Knowledge, formally acquired through the educational system, or informally More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Some words of advice to…

The Sitting Representatives of the People of Sint Maarten, the Government, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Political Parties, Politicians, aspiring Politicians and aspiring Representatives of the People of More...