Tag archive for ‘Editorial’
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 1st, 2024

A painful omission

Editorial Yes, we missed it too, but an alert by Renate and Denicio Brison pointed our noses on to the facts: the national decree announcing elections for August 19 contains a painful omission that seems to be More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Who’s to blame?

St. Maarten is in bewilderment at the latest development today. A letter to the Governor went viral on social media wherein MP Kevin Maingrette states that he retracts his support for the Great 8 and renews his More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 7th, 2024

GEBE: Time to shed inefficiency

This week, during a spirited discussion with a friend who isn’t afraid of bold ideas, he described GEBE as a “virgin company.” Intrigued, we pondered over the analogy. Richard Branson, the iconic More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 25th, 2024

Community involvement

We have always thought that elections are the ultimate form of community involvement but after reading a press release from informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candida Joseph we have to reconsider this assumption. The More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 26th, 2023


Freedom of expression is not understood well by everyone. Some people think that this means you can say or write anything you like. Those people are wrong. Unfortunately these people have access to social media More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Rethinking the ENNIA Bailout: Say NO to the Loan

I firmly believe that when it comes to the bailout of ENNIA by the Dutch government, the involvement of St. Maarten and Curacao should not be a part of the equation. The responsibility for overseeing and supervising More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 11th, 2023

St. Maarten’s judicial professions calling for urgent update legal system

In the light of recent revelations during the installation ceremony of the new Judge Gerben Drenth, it is apparent that the legal system in St. Maarten is in dire need of a comprehensive review and overhaul. With More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

An interesting index

It is tempting to blow our horn in triumph about a report that places St. Maarten second on the Caribbean Investment Climate Index. Finally something to be proud of. It is also be tempting to use such a publication More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Paper trails and money trails

We don’t understand why the airport is asking employees to provide information about payments made to them while an internal audit – or even a forensic audit – should be able to provide them More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Commonalities and consequences

It is a sign of the times when we see convicted former Port CEO Mark Mingo after five years of radio silence giving an interview about his conviction in the Court of First Instance on SOS Radio 95.9FM with host More...