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By The Publisher On Saturday, September 10th, 2022
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MP Angelique Romou promoting Literacy with her ‘Reading Is LIT!’ program

PHILIPSBURG — MP Angelique Romou on Wednesday issued a press statement in time for the commemoration of International Literacy Day on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, announcing the launch of her “Reading More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 2nd, 2022
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NV GEBE takes another two weeks to consider disconnections (Updated with Commentary)

~ “Financial situation critical” ~ PHILIPSBURG — Embattled utilities company NV GEBE is “counting on people to come in with their payments,” Temporary Manager Sharine Daniel said in an interview with More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 16th, 2022
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Ombudsman Mossel: “You cannot use capacity as an excuse all the time”

PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel was highly critical of the Parliament and the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) during an interview with Oral Gibbes More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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“We want to drink champagne on a mauby budget”

“We cannot drink champagne if we only have money for Coca Cola.” – Marcel Gumbs PHILIPSBURG — First MP Claudius Buncamper declared himself independent. Then Akeem Arrindell followed his example. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Marcel Gumbs: “Friendships have broken up over vaccination-discussion”

PHILIPSBURG — Former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards both expressed their support for vaccination against COVID during a Facebook-broadcast of Linda Richardson’s Aging More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
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Professionals needed to carry out a strong government administration

PHILIPSBURG — Former Lt. Governor Franklyn Richards observed during a Facebook-broadcast of the Aging with Grace-program hosted by Linda Richardson that the government “really needs to strengthen itself More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn’t we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 28th, 2021
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Collecting more taxes does not require reform; it requires enforcement

PHILIPSBURG — Tax reform. Tax compliance. Tax evasion. Tax fraud. These are all well-known terms in St. Maarten where fooling the tax inspectorate is seen by quite some citizens and companies as a national More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 6th, 2021
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Chief Commissioner Carl John: “Aggression of youngsters needs more attention”

PHILIPSBURG — Road rage and wayward behavior of young scooter riders have become a thorny issue, but Chief commissioner Carl John said in an interview on The Breakfast Lounge with Lady Grace that this is More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
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MP Ludmila de Weever: “It is about doing what is right for the country”

PHILIPSBURG — Building relationships, maintaining them and keeping St. Maarten safe and clean, is part of the message former minister and now a member of parliament for the United People’s party (UP) Ludmila More...