Tag archive for ‘Letter to the Editor’
Gate at Pointe Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Will Parliament and Government allow Dutch takeover of the Prison?

Dear Editor, On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government More...

Wycliffe Smith 2018 Election Photo
By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020

Current government lives up to agreements made by former government

Dear Editor, I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased to hear the Honorable Prime Minister declare during the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on June 17, 2020, that her Government is living up to the More...

Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020

PM Jacobs demands respect of State Secretary Knops

Dear Editor, In the Council of Ministers Press Briefing held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Honorable Prime Minister Jacobs recounted the virtual meeting that she and the Minister of Finance had with State Secretary More...

Philipsburg Aerial Photo by Aarti Baran
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Lack of Independence is not St. Maarten’s real problem

By Leandra Cyntje St. Maarten was not happy with the conditions given by the Dutch. For this reason, many have suggested independence from the Netherlands. However, independence is not an indispensable solution More...

Michael J. Ferrier - from Soualiganewsday
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020

We are all in this together, right?

Dear Editor, The spirit of compromise seems to be in short supply these days. A pity really and also a bit baffling. The Coronavirus does not discriminate. With few exceptions, every country, creed or color, must More...

Marijuana medical bottle
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Marijuana in Parliament

Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space in your publication. On April 28, 2020, I read an article on the website StMaartenNews.com with the headline “MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now“. While More...

Cleaning Classroom
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Gracita: Establish school for autistic students

GRACITA: “SCHOOL DEEP-CLEAN PLAN URGENTLY NEEDED  PRIOR TO – COVID- 19 RE- OPENING” “ESTABLISH SCHOOL FOR AUTISTIC STUDENTS” Philipsburg, April 27, 2020 Gracita R. Arrindell states: “Education remains More...

Micheal J. Ferrier
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time for a change of direction, says Michael Ferrier

Dear Editor, 1) Parliamentarians in meeting of April 22 said things like: ….being sick and tired of us (SXM) having to run to Holland every time (there is a need) to BEG. 2) Alternatives of Go-To Private Investors More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

The risk of restarting the economy

Dear Editor, At some point the medical and transmission risks of the Covid-19 virus will decrease and the governments will be looking to restart the economy without increasing the risk of a restart of the virus. It More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020

The unmeasurable tradeoffs

Dear Editor, Decision makers in our islands are going to be challenged with tradeoffs that have better medical assurances on the one hand and quicker economic recovery on the other hand. Both sides of this tradeoff More...