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John Leerdam
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Orkaan COVID-19

door John Leerdam Er zijn orkanen en er zijn orkanen. Er zijn orkanen zoals Irma, en er is een orkaan zoals Covid-19 die wereldwijd economieën heeft verwoest. Kwetsbare economieën zoals die op Curaçao worden More...

John Leerdam
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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20 mei 2020 leidde tot verbittering bij Aruba, Curacao en Sint Maarten

door John Leerdam Staatssecretaris Raymond Knops heeft de buit binnen. Hij kan tevreden zijn. Alle drie de regeringen van de overzeese Koninkrijksdelen Aruba, Sint Maarten en Curaçao dus, zijn akkoord gegaan met More...

John Leerdam
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Regeringen Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten moeten armoedebeleid ontwikkelen

door John Leerdam Het hing in de lucht. Op donderdag 14 mei jongstleden haalde aan de vooravond van de Rijksministerraad de Curaçaose minister-president uit naar Nederland. Hij vond dat hij werd behandeld als loopjongen More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Outside St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar It’s been two years since I left St. Maarten. Yeah, I left because I never wanted to experience another hurricane again, so if you want to interpret that as a lack of stamina that’s just fine More...

Five Guilders
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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The Golden Guilder

On St. Maarten, banks and the government are advising the general population to use guilders as much as possible, as a way to save dollars. I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. Here is why. When the dollars More...

Opinion - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic

By Alicia Bárcena Ibarra* Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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The Mayans already knew about 2020

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Archeologist Professore Anzio de Castamilliana y Fonsata, when excavating in the Central American region of San Ramador, recently found a Mayan tablet with inscriptions. He was able to decipher More...

Social Distancing
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing

The corona-virus in Kuala Lumpur: Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing By Hilbert Haar I briefly wondered whether it was wise to travel abroad towards the end of January. We wanted to escape the More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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A smart Caribbean island can be the high-end champion

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In the Caribbean, too little attention is given to the visitor segment of high-end clientele that use private jets to come to a destination. Better not consider them tourists or treat them More...

no caller phone
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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What’s going on?

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Isn’t amazing that hardly anyone in a business or office environment really dares to say loudly and openly “Hey, what’s going on?” What does that have to do with business or an office? More...