Tag archive for ‘criticism’
MP Rolando Brison - 20200427
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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MP Brison: “Central Bank has not done near enough”

PHILIPSBURG – “The Central bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten has not done near enough to assist the people of St. Maarten,” chairman of parliament MP Rolando Brison said during the meeting of parliament about More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Draft 2020 budget meets with criticism

PHILIPSBURG – The draft 2020 budget closes with a deficit of 263.2 million guilders ($147 million). Expenditures total 610.5 million and revenue 347.3 million. The Council of Advice is critical of the budget: More...

Government Administration Building - 20200223 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Cracks in the coalition

By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) not even a week ago “to speak on its behalf More...

Dr. J. Foundation - Hurricane Irma Reintegration Program (23)
By The Publisher On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Former Minister Ferrier: “The trust fund is failing”

PHILIPSBURG – “If the rules allow hurricane victims to remain homeless after two years, something is not right about the rules,” former interim Finance Minister Michael Ferrier writes in a letter to the editor More...

Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Minister Geerlings criticizes Dutch interference

PHILIPSBURG - Finance Minister Perry Geerlings criticized the Kingdom for interfering in St. Maarten’s affairs by attaching conditions to the provision of badly needed liquidity support but at the same time he More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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WIVoice, The Critical Voice of the People

WIVoice came on to the social media scene as a group on June 28, 2016, and has been a fixture on Facebook’s social media platform ever since. The group serves as a medium for the voice of the people of St. More...

Senator Guillaume Arnell
By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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There is a need to prioritize recovery projects on the French side

MARIGOT—Examining the reconstruction of the French side of the island compared to the Dutch Side it will seem that hurricanes of 2017 apparently happened on the French side, said Senator Guillaume Arnell. In More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against the government over the persistent fires at the dump. Add the Pride’s Foundation’s More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Minister Ferrier criticizes World Bank involvement

PHILIPSBURG – Finance Minister Mike Ferrier criticized in veiled terms the involvement of the World Bank in St. Maarten’s post-Irma recovery process when he presented the draft 2018 budget to the central committee More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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The Importance of the “Debate” between Lebron James and Kevin Durant against Laura Ingram in the Context of The Great Political Question

Dear Editor, Two weeks before the NBA All-Star Game which took place last February a storm without peer broke loose in the basketball world and arguably also in the larger field of international sports and such More...