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By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Hibernators may be excluded from compulsory Covid insurance

PHILIPSBURG — Many foreign condo owners and renters on St. Maarten have doubts about hibernating on the island this year. The cost of mandatory COVID-19 insurance can run up to several thousand dollars for More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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The limitations of our kingdom relationship

Dear Editor, In trying to understand the relative failure of the first decade of Country Sint Maarten, I keep getting directed to the strange lack of vision of many leading politicians regarding the relationship More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Food for thought (part 2)

Dear Editor, I am an eternal optimist. The glass is always half full rather than half empty. My Letter to the Editor of April 9, 2020, entitled FOOD FOR THOUGHT in which I concluded THIS COUNTRY STATUS EXPERIMENT More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Court declares lawsuit Pro Soualiga Foundation inadmissible

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has declared the Pro Soualiga Foundation inadmissible in its injunctions against the state of the Netherlands and its Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

life sentences in jail
By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Knops maintains: human rights are St. Maarten’s responsibility

THE HAGUE – “It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem requires a decisive approach and the cabinet has offered assistance on several More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Participants from St. Maarten start University of Curacao’s Legislative Writing Course

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Education, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, issued a statement informing the general public that a total of nine persons – seven civil servants and two external candidates More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Borderless

I follow the trails in the kochia bushes And find the age-old footprints of the Diamond 26 and the dew-fresh shoe prints of sobbing children escaping to go to school, backpacks caught in the prickly thorns of the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Third tranche of liquidity support remains elusive

THE HAGUE – The outcome of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting of Friday cannot come as a surprise to anyone. “As long as St. Maarten does not agree with the core of the package, a fruitful discussion More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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The mother of all challenges

By Hilbert Haar Our island is facing the mother of all challenges – and even that is an understatement. The COVID-19 crises has laid bare what decision makers have known for a very, very long time: it is dangerous More...