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By The Publisher On Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Zebec’s attorney reveals Theo Heyliger’s “criminal conspiracy”

PHILIPSBURG — Project developer Zebec intends to take St. Maarten Harbor Cruise Facilities (SMH Cruise) and others to court in an attempt to claim close to $100 million in damages it suffered after the port More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 24th, 2022
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Reform or referendum?

By Hilbert Haar Member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten is sending mixed and confusing messages through her most recent letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. So maybe it is time to clarify a couple of things. What More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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State secretary hammers on need for building a strong foundation

THE HAGUE — While the three BES-islands (Statia, Saba and Bonaire) receive millions from the Dutch government, the autonomous countries St. Maarten. Aruba and Curacao have to make do with observations from More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 18th, 2022
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Avoid salary-reductions at all cost, labor union says

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) has asked Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in a letter dated February 16 to provide a template or a format that makes clear to government-owned companies More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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TBO-budget almost doubles for next three years

PHIIPSBURG — Politicians with criminal intentions better fasten their seatbelts because outgoing State Secretary Knops has almost doubled the funding for TBO, the Team Bestrijding Ondermijning (the anti-corruption More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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Useless political saber rattling

By Hilbert Haar The history of St. Maarten’s Integrity Chamber is an interesting one. Parliamentarians bickered endlessly over the establishment of this institution and when they finally agreed with it in August More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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Integrity Chamber turns down MP Emmanuel’s request for opinion about Ballast-Nedam

PHILIPSBURG — Integrity Chamber President Rian Vogels has informed independent parliamentarian Christophe Emmanuel that providing opinions “does not fall within the scope of its assigned tasks.” Emmanuel More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 12th, 2021
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Kudos from President Biden for St. Maarten’s Alexina Beauperthuy

PHILIPSBURG — On July 1, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden spent three hours with the families of victims of the Surfside apartment building that collapsed on June 24, killing 98 people. The visit More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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MP Emmanuel asks Integrity Chamber to provide opinion on Ballast Nedam selection

PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday asked the Integrity Chamber to provide its opinion on whether the awarding of the reconstruction of the airport project to Ballast More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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GEBE-board strikes back and labels Richardson as “disgruntled”

PHILIPSBURG — The former chairman of the supervisory board of directors of GEBE, Bienvenido Richardson, and “an employee with a high function who reports to the  Audit Committee” are responsible for More...