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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 27th, 2024
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Government ignores recommendations to update its prostitution-policy

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten structurally ignores recommendation from the Law Enforcement Council. In 2016, the Council issued six recommendation to improve the country’s policies towards prostitution. Seven More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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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 Thursday, December 28th, 2023
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Cft remains critical of St. Maarten’s annual account

PHILIPSBURG — It is uncertain that the 2021 annual account presents an accurate picture of St. Maarten’s financial position, Drs. Lidewijde Ongering, the chairlady of financial supervisor Cft writes in More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 10th, 2023
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Government faces compensation claim for patient’s solitary confinement death, no response given

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of St. Maarten is under legal scrutiny as it has been mandated to compensate the family of Caulette Julien, who tragically died in August 2020 while in solitary confinement at More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 12th, 2023
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Concerned Citizen Calls for Accountability and Integrity in Sint Maarten Government

Dear Mr. Editor, Please allow me some space in your newsletter to comment on the Press Release as issued by the National Alliance for the anniversary of 10-10-10. This Press Release appears to have come about as More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
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St. Maarten gets low interest rate on refinanced liquidity loans

PHILISPBURG — St. Maarten gets its liquidity loans refinanced against 3.4 percent interest while Curacao, that has refused to accept a Dutch loan to solve problems at insurance company ENNIA, will have to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 8th, 2023
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Go-slow action police force puts government in a tight corner

PHILIPSBURG — The industrial action by police officers, described by their attorney Cor Merx as go-slow has been a long time in the making. Merx stated in a brief message posted on Youtube that the action More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 25th, 2023
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Lottery booths: how the government facilitates gambling addiction

PHILIPSBURG — The Social Economic Council (SER) sent its advice about the placement of lottery booths in low income areas to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on February 14. It is hampered by a lack of data. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 5th, 2022
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Mysterious Dutch consortium interested in refinancing St. Maarten’s debt

PHILIPSBURG -- Independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten has lit the fire under a discussion about the refinancing of debts that include Dutch liquidity loans and possibly also the loan from the European Investment More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Mark Mingo suggests introduction of Co2-tax

PHILIPSBURG — Mark Mingo is back and he wants everybody to know that he is not going anywhere. Despite his trials leading up to his acquittal for complicity in robbing the port of millions of dollars, Mingo More...