Surviving Irma

The Irma Effect

by Julie Alcin When a natural disaster occurs, there are two ways one can react: the right or the wrong way. Although there are people who choose to react by breaking into places and raiding everything as if there is an apocalypse leading to our impending doom, there are also those who manage to keep their calm and work hard to put things back together. More...

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Hurrican Irma Damages Schoolbusses
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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St. Maarten: what about the children?

PHILIPSBURG –Eveline Henriquez is struggeling with a huge moral dilemma: should she let her children be evacuated or not? “The oldest is old enough to let him leave to go to family in The Netherlands.” More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Irma now classified as Category 4: A dangerous hurricane

On the twenty-second anniversary of Hurricane Luis, St. Maarten is once more in the eye of the storm as Hurricane Irma approaches. The last update from the National Hurricane Center at 8 p.m. last night described More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Limits of elitism

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, should watch his back. Sooner or later, popular uprising will get in the way of his ideological Bolivarian revolution, Jacob Gelt Dekker writes in this column on curacaochronicle.com. More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Swift and just

The freshly installed supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has wasted no time in dealing with the embarrassing situation of its fallen President Dr. Emsley Tromp. The call for Tromp’s More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Acrobatic balancing act

The poor see their chances of social and economic mobility eroding; they have become second, or even third choice. The new elite of wealth formation is exclusive, locking out capital for poor newcomers, Jacob Gelt More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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True or false?

People are mature enough to assess whether something is true or not. That statement comes from a recent column written by Volkskrant contributor Sheila Sitalsing. It made us wonder: is this a true or a false, or More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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An ounce of prevention

Dear Editor, Fellow citizens neighbors and friends, it is high time we pay some serious attention to hurricane Irma that is threatening our area. Most of us like to believe that we have time to put everything in More...

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By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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No sense of urgency

Okay, so we bought the duct tape to tape the large windows of our condo, we bought some extra water and made sure we have batteries for everything that runs on mobile power. We also bought cat litter, because we More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, September 1st, 2017
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Developing tourism

Here are some more thoughts about the development of tourism that may have escaped the attention in St. Maarten. It’s never too late to learn something: The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) applauds More...