Let’s make that leap forward for a sustainable Sint Maarten

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Dear Editor, This week officials from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will carry out a Damage and Loss Assessment with an emphasis on the economic impact of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten. ECLAC is a United Nations regional commission that encourages economic cooperation; contributes solutions by conducting research More...

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Wycliffe Smith
By webadmin On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

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 lies with Parliament. The Prime Minister is only acting on a mandate, received More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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 government and few will have an argument with that point of departure. But how this must More...

By webadmin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

SFPO: A Community Approach Towards Healing After Hurricane Irma

PHILIPBURG— Community connectedness, collaboration and the creation of safe spaces are some additional elements needed to bounce back collectively from the psychological, material, environmental and financial More...

Tent compound in Grand Case for homeless
By webadmin On Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Speculation Festival Village to be used as Emergency Container Village

POND ISLAND — In a press statement released yesterday on behalf of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) wherein the President, Alston Lourens, was quoted as saying that the SCDF fully intends More...

Gracita Arrindell
By webadmin On Monday, September 25th, 2017

Gracita calls for a real national debate on reconstruction

“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 More...

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By webadmin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Diary of a hurricane

By Hilbert Haar MONT VERNON – On Wednesday, September 20, at 12.15 p.m. the power came back at our condo in Mont Vernon, just fifteen days after Hurricane Irma devastated the island. I still have no internet and More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By webadmin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Rhoda Arrindell says looting will need to be addressed

“The day before, I knew I had to prepare. Having had the experience of a few hurricanes ever since childhood, and after seeing what was to come on the radar, I thought I would prepare as best as I could for More...

Hercules Jet landing at SXM Airport
By webadmin On Friday, September 15th, 2017

Airlift vital to recovery process St. Maarten

SXM Airport — Just as airlift is vital to St. Maarten’s tourism economy, so it is for the recovery process to normalize the situation on the island, to fly in aid and relief goods, food and water, to More...