Gracita calls for a real national debate on reconstruction

Gracita Arrindell

“A heartfelt appreciation to HRH King Willem Alexander for his presence and solidarity with the people of Sint Maarten during these most difficult times. Giving hope and sincerely expressed solidarity to rebuild and support in time of great distress is greatly appreciated and  will not be forgotten.” Gracita calls for a real national debate on More...

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SXM Airport by Tadzio Bervoets
By webadmin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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A Dispatch From a Caribbean Climate Change Refugee: Hurricane Irma, Sint Maarten and the New Caribbean Reality

I am standing in line – or rather in a disorganized congregation of desperate souls- in the parking lot of St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, once the second busiest airport in the More...

Hurrican Irma Damages 3
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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SXM needs a “Social & Economic Recovery Body”

PHILIPSBURG — With our island having suffered badly, both socially and economically by hurricane Irma,  which has caused everyone to be affected significantly in their homes and businesses, Philipsburg Promotional More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Ultra-busy parents

Dear editor, The Democratic Party would like to extend a warm welcome home to those who spent the summer abroad and  extends best wishes to all students,  teachers, staff of learning institutions island-wide,  and More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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The English language

Dear editor, “My day was made”, to use a colloquial expression, with the announcement by our Finance Minister that my proposal as approved in two unanimous motions of Parliament regarding the English More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Talking taxes

Our government has been hinting off and on of the possible implementation of additional taxes. These notifications don’t exactly lend confidence to the business community but more particular scares the dickens More...

winair (1)
By Online Editor On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Credit for the Winair success story

Dear Editor, I sincerely thank President of Parliament the Honorable Mrs. Sarah Wescot-Williams for her kind words as they relate to me and the successful turn-around of WINAIR. However the credit must be shared More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Airport runway (part 2)

Regarding the deadly accident at the airport fence on the Beacon Hill Road, the following: The problem is NOT the concrete lane-dividing barrier. It is the thrill-seeking jet-blast “surfers” that chose to not More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Open letter to the Democratic Party

Dear editor, Albert Claudius Wathey is rightly considered the Father of the Nation by many in Sint Maarten. He was also the co-founder of the Democratic Party of Sint Maarten (DP). Not too long ago, however, the More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Heartfelt condolences

President of Parliament MP Sarah Wescot-Williams extends condolences to the family and friends of the late President of the Collectivité, Aline Hanson. “More than anything, she believed in our island and its More...