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 letterhead (with what appears to be a Black Power fist as part of that official letterhead??), requesting a donation of FLS. 5,000.00 towards a plan to put two very tall flagpoles with huge Miami- dealership-style SXM flags in strategic locations: More...

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One Tete Lockay - Bend not Break
By webadmin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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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 Belair is symbolic of our present state of rebuilding efforts. Still More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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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 a “good” Methodist, exploring different beaches, watching and admiring the hills, hearing More...

business continuity lifecycle
By webadmin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Are We Ready? – Part Two

In most IT textbooks new topics are often introduced with case studies. As a matter of fact, when I was introduced to Business Continuity Planning it was through a case study discussing the effects of Super Storm More...

Boardwalk Philipsburg after Hurricane Irma - SHTA
By webadmin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Without Dutch assistance, next disasters loom

Major disasters and stressful situations tend to bring out the best and the worst in people and the organizations managed by them; public and private, and even volunteer.  The indiscriminate nature of Hurricane More...

independence
By webadmin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Are we Ready? – Part One

A few years ago when I was a student at the University of St. Martin (USM) I was fortunate enough to do two political science classes. One with Khalilah Peters and another with Arjen Alberts. Both classes were More...

Wycliffe Smith
By webadmin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Helpless Parliamentarians

Hurricane Irma has exposed the truth about our parliamentary system. Our parliamentarians, for whom we voted directly, have no say. It has been more than a month, since the passing of the most devastating hurricane More...

Gracita Arrindell
By webadmin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Gracita: Local inclusive development plans is critically important

PHILIPSBURG – Gracita Arrindell, Leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) states: “The reality of the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Irma continues to set in.  Thousands of people are More...

Wycliffe Smith2
By webadmin On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Parliament dragging its feet on Hurricane Irma

The Parliament of Sint Maarten finally convened last Monday, September 25th, to be updated by the Minister of General Affairs, the Honorable William Marlin, on the passing of hurricane Irma. An update, after two More...

Nature Foundation - Causeway
By webadmin On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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The Power of Nature: Why We Need to Increase the Importance of Nature

Who do we think we are, to destroy, neglect, damage and abuse nature and most of all don’t expect nature to hit back? Nothing is more powerful than nature, if you have doubts about that, ask anyone who went through More...