Tag archive for ‘economy’
Five Guilders
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

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...

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Recommendations for Our Challenging Times Ahead

Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get through yet another crisis.  The impact of COVID-19 on St. Maarten likely will be far more devastating More...

Tourist in town on Front Street filled with cars - 20191128 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY — After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month’s rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities More...

shta - Crystal Pineapple Awards
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Changes to Accepted Payment Methods Have Negative Consequences

The business community on Sint Maarten is very much concerned with the decision by Management of The Receiver to eliminate the use of all checks as a means of payment. Like it or not, St. Maarten’s predominant More...

Arun Jagtiani - IRE Team
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Real estate agent urges government to resolve Kadaster ‘problem’ immediately

COLE BAY — In an interview with StMaartenNews.com, well-known real estate agent, Arun Jagtiani, founder, owner and broker of Island Real Estate Team lamented the present status of backlogs at the Kadaster More...

COCI Baker and Lint
By Desk Editor On Sunday, June 17th, 2018

COCI: New Businesses Opening while Closures are Down. Prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Executive Director Anastacio Baker, says that COCI statistics for the 1st Quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 revealed that More...

Hurrican Irma Damages Point Blanche
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Business owners St. Maarten slowly grasping magnitude of Irma

WILLEMSTAD – The inhabitants of St. Maarten continue to feel the effects of hurricane Irma, where the majority of the island is still in a state of emergency. The infrastructure of the island has severely been More...

By Online Editor On Monday, August 7th, 2017

“Breastfeeding benefits the mother, the baby and the economy”

GREAT BAY – In connection with breastfeeding week, Breastfeeding Café – an information session, was held at the Baby Wellness Clinic, Wednesday, where Nurse I. Woodley-Sterling (CPS), Charlotte Pink (parent), More...

By Online Editor On Friday, June 30th, 2017


The port tends to send optimistic reports about the development of the cruise industry, but the reality – according to financial supervisor Cft – is actually rather grim. Cruise tourism will somewhat recover More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 28th, 2016

Economy contracted in second quarter

GREAT BAY – According to the Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, the monetary union recorded an economic contraction in the second quarter of 2016 as real GDP dropped in both Curaçao More...