Prime Minister WIlliam Marlin presenting NRP to President of Parliament

National Recovery Plan for the reconstruction and recovery of Sint Maarten available for public review

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday October 23rd, the interim report of the work group National Recovery Plan (NRP) for the reconstruction More...

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PM William Marlin clarifies the position of Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister William Marlin said on Sunday afternoon following a phone call from Minister Ronald Plasterk, that More...

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SXM Airport Temporary Facilities Operating Smoothly

Simpson Bay – Feedback from arriving and departing passengers and other users of the temporary facilities provided by the Princess More...

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UN ECLAC team to conduct damage and loss assessment on St. Maarten

Great Bay – A team of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is to conduct a Damage and Loss Assessment More...

Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten completely in control

By Hilbert Haar It does not happen very often that St. Maarten gets help from an unexpected source on the other side of the ocean. More...

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Guyanese Association distributes more than 250 relief packages

Philipsburg — The St. Maarten Guyanese Association has distributed relief supplies to more than 250 residents of the island, More...

Wycliffe Smith

Parliament is to blame for delay in hurricane aid

While most people blame our honourable Prime Minister and the Government for delaying Dutch hurricane financial aid, the hold-up really More...

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Minister of VROMI presses on with flagpole project

Dear editor, A few months before Irma, I got a request from the VROMI Minister on his official VROMI Government letterhead (with what More...

Behind the scenes

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Member of Parliament, Frans Richardson, has a point. Not every time a phone call is made to the Netherlands in the ongoing discussions regarding the reconstruction aid Holland More...

Simple solutions

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When disaster hits you have one big advantage: everybody becomes available to give free advice. Such is the case after Hurricane Irma and the Dutch daily Trouw did the island More...

Harsh enough or too lenient?

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That the Court in First Instance put suspects of looting on yesterday’s schedule for its first session since Hurricane Irma in the courthouse in Philipsburg is a good decision. The More...

Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten completely in control

By Hilbert Haar It does not happen very often that St. Maarten gets help from an unexpected source on the other side of the ocean. In the middle of the discussions about the conditions More...

WHY IS GOVERNMENT STILL STALLING?

PHILIPSBURG – It is with deep concern and mounting frustration that the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) is witnessing our Government’s ongoing More...

Orchestrated sabotage and political spin

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By now we understand we were hit by a super storm like nothing before in the Atlantic hurricane basin. While opinions and More...

Changing Caribbean Economies

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The Caribbean is being stuck with economies that are over-proportionally depending on revenue from tourism and More...

Prime Minister WIlliam Marlin presenting NRP to President of Parliament National Recovery Plan for the reconstruction and recovery of Sint Maarten available for public review

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday October 23rd, the interim report of the work group National Recovery Plan...

SMGA donation Guyanese Association distributes more than 250 relief packages

Philipsburg — The St. Maarten Guyanese Association has distributed relief supplies to more than 250 residents...

Wycliffe Smith Parliament is to blame for delay in hurricane aid

While most people blame our honourable Prime Minister and the Government for delaying Dutch hurricane financial...

Raymond Knops State Secretary of Kingdom Relations in Rutte III cabinet

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GREAT BAY – The new Dutch government will not have a Minister for Kingdom Relations. Instead, the portfolio More...

Dutch experts in Trouw: “Making a house hurricane proof does not have to be that costly”

GREAT BAY – Reconstruction efforts must result in a better and stronger St. Maarten. That is the message from the local..

Van Putten apologizes for statement on murdering and burning Dutch military

ORANJESTAD – Politician Clyde van Putten has apologized to residents of St. Eustatius for his highly criticized statement on murdering and..

Minister of VROMI presses on with flagpole project

Monument base Harold Jack hill

Dear editor, A few months before Irma, I got a request from the VROMI Minister on his official VROMI Government More...

Gracita: “A Sint Maarten ‘Marshall Plan’ is needed now”

PHILIPSBURG — Gracita states: “in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, the statue of  ‘One Tete Lokeh’ located at the round-about in..

Sick and Tired

I’ve lived on this island my entire life. Sint Maarten is the only place I call home. From attending school, being..

Large crocodile found kept at private residence

KPSM Police SXM Cul-de-Sac — On Tuesday, October 17th police received information about a large crocodile that was being kept on the property of..
DUO Dienst Uitvoerend Onderwijs

Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) announces grace period for study debt payments for St. Maarten students

GREAT BAY — In an email dated October 20, 2017, Monique Hoogwerf, “Coördinator Onderwijs Caribisch gebied” wrote as follows: DUO understands..
Office World donates supplies

Office World Donates supplies to the Ministry ECYS

PHILIPSBURG —  As a way to commemorate their 28th Anniversary, Office World donated 1000 composition books and other school supplies to..
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Ambulance team members to get much-needed downtime

CAY HILL — The Ambulance Department of the Ministry VSA and the Dutch Regional Ambulance Organisation (RAV) are teaming up to..
 
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Kimsha Beach/Pelican Area Ready for swimmers

COLE BAY  — The Nature Foundation conducted an underwater check of Kim Sha/Pelican Beach for sharp, harmful objects up to two..
Teen Delegates at Debate - 24 March 2017

Miss TelCell Queen Pageant

GREAT BAY — Prime Minister William Marlin his wife and Education Minister was among the audience at the interview and debating..
DUO Dienst Uitvoerend Onderwijs

Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) announces grace period for study debt payments for St. Maarten students

GREAT BAY — In an email dated October 20, 2017, Monique Hoogwerf, “Coördinator Onderwijs Caribisch gebied” wrote as follows: DUO understands..