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By The Publisher On Monday, August 1st, 2022
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How Pott Rum disappeared from St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Fancy that. A foreign investor building a factory in St. Maarten where 29 out of 31 employees are Antillean. That’s not a pipedream: it really happened back in the late sixties of last century More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Save the Prince Bernhard Bridge (Updated)

PHILIPSBURG — Millions of people must have crossed the Prince Bernhard Bridge across the Fresh Pond in the course of the past ninety-odd years. The bridge is a part of St. Maarten’s patrimony, but information More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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Déjà vu

Dear Editor, I can remember back in the 90s and early 2000s, with the first large renovation project of the Port at Point Blanche, the Conditions for the financing by the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT), More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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The questionable background of the owner of District 721

~ Who is Mario di Palma Jr.? ~ PHILIPSBURG — To say that Mario di Palma Jr., the apparent owner of the District 721 project in Simpson Bay is a controversial figure seems to be quite an understatement given More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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More earthquakes, but risk of tsunamis remains small

GREAT BAY — While another earthquake may rattle Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast even more, the risk of tsunamis hitting the Leeward Islands is very slim. Earthquakes below 7.5 or 7.0 usually do not trigger More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Find Stories in Your Family Photos at Free Workshop

November 29, 2019—French Quarter, St. Martin—Do you ever wish you knew more about your family history? Are you looking for something special to share this holiday season? Sign up for the free Family Photo Workshop More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 29th, 2019
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The nuts and bolts of US Pre-clearance for St. Maarten – Part 2

Part 2 in a multi-part series about US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten and the SXM Airport. Read what exactly is pre-clearance and what it involves in this second installment. A review. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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The history of US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten – Part 1

Part 1 in a multi-part series about US Pre-Clearance for St. Maarten and the SXM Airport. Read how it all started in this first installment. A review. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some articles More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Why St. Maarten has an Integrity Chamber

By Hilbert Haar Part 1 of the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on StMaartenNews.com to read this full review or become a patreon on https://www.patreon.com/posts/29984975 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history

PHILIPSBURG - “What they did to his grandfather they are now doing to Theo.” That line, spoken in Parliament by United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers sums up the sentiment in the political arena about the legal More...