Tag archive for ‘Editorial’
StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Think ahead

An interesting question was posed today on Facebook. The poster wanted to know how the Shutdown in the USA, the Yellow Vests issues in France and the Russian bombers in Venezuela might affect our one pillar economy. A More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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French side problems

According to reports coming out of the various districts and communities on the French side of Saint Martin/St. Maarten, people are complaining about a lot of issues affecting their daily lives in a post-Irma era. It More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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A thankless job

During the interview, Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink expressed deep respect for the work his colleagues and others in the justice chain do. He especially mentioned the police force. The fact that he arrived More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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School fights

In a poignant post on Facebook we read the statement that something has to be done about all these fights that are constantly happening at the schools. We agree! The writer post that she is not hearing any discussion More...

Saba Catholic Church Zion's Hill
By The Publisher On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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StMaartenNews.com World Tourism Day Message: “Keep St. Maarten Clean Like Saba”

Thursday, September 27, 2018, is World Tourism Day and apparently also World Maritime Day. So the cruise industry is having a double celebration. Today we also published a World Tourism Day flyer from the Saba More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Replacement ministers

MP Doran has a point when he states that every minister has a replacement in the event of their absence. Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin made a point of outlining this clearly during her speech after the swearing More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Failing to plan is planning to fail

The ‘problem‘ at the Kadaster highlights another problem we have here in St. Maarten. The fact that it is so hard to find qualified people for the various (top) positions here on St. Maarten, that we More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Dollarize yes, but…

It snuck back in quietly, but Dollarization is back on the political agenda. With Ferrier’s announcement that we have just two years worth of guilder banknotes left, the decision will have to be made the coming More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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What school children know

When you don’t know, you don’t know. But the school children always know. What school children have been saying for years is now a subject of investigation: the costs of the causeway bridge project over More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Paperwork

Here on St. Maarten doing paperwork is not our strongest point. Yet that is what is absolutely required in order to get the funding from the Disaster Fund for social projects on St. Maarten. See the related story More...