Tag archive for ‘Robbie Ferron’
StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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What can we learn from the Dorian experience in Abacos?

Dear Editor, Super hurricanes are likely to be a regular feature of island life in the Caribbean in the future. The Irma experience and the Dorian experience in the Abacos and Grand Bahama are going to be repeated More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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A unique achievement by Winair

Dear Editor, A remarkable report about aviation and government caught my eye in your online publication recently. It is a global phenomenon that small airlines are generally not profitable. In the Caribbean they More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Discussions in Parliament ignore economic impact marine industry

Dear Sir, Recently there were discussions in parliament about lease land that housed a boatyard (St Maarten Shipyard) and the press also covered the matter of the major marina in Oyster Pond (Captain Olivers) where More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Turnover Tax will soon become a curiosity

Dear Sir, The report in your newspaper on tax reform discussions in parliament indicated that the view of the present government is to stick to the Turnover Tax model and to avoid working in the direction of a value More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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If only

Dear Editor, Many years ago there was a board of directors that took the decision to build a new airport building and they approved the plans to build the airport building. They would have appointed expensive architects More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Our views on Theo vs the judicial process

Dear Editor, Lets line up the following facts: 1. The failure of many developing countries, particularly small ones has been caused by the breakdown of effective democracy that has been undermined by various forms More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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The high expectations of governments by the people

Dear Sir, I am perplexed by the manner in which Caribbean people see governments. Consistently, throughout the Caribbean there are high expectations by the “man in the street” for government to provide jobs, More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Test for evaluating candidates

Dear Editor, My test for evaluating candidates for the upcoming election is to question them on how easy it is to make things better on Sint Maarten. If they claim it is easy then they drop on my ratings. Much of More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Describing investors as “greedy” is not productive

More and more I am hearing investors in Sint Maarten described as being greedy and exploitative. Yesterday a posting on Facebook did this without nuance. Whilst in the early years investors in Sint Maarten were More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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What suitable candidates must have in order to be successful when elected

Dear Editor, I note with interest that persons of very different political hues (The Patriot and Russel Simmons?) are putting their minds to the question of the characteristics and personality of the most suitable More...