“Government must acknowledge the autism problem”

Ingrid Nadal-Rombley

GREAT BAY – A mother who has struggled for years with her autistic son, is calling on government to acknowledge that there is a problem with autism on the island and to develop a policy to assist parents dealing with this issue. Today published Ingrid Nadal-Rombley’s story last Friday about her struggles of dealing with her autistic son, how More...

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By webadmin On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Life rings at Mullet Bay

Dear Editor, It may come as surprise to many, that two able bodied young men drowned in the waters of Mullet Bay last Saturday. Please allow me to explain my perception as to how easily this can happen, and my suggestion More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Tarnished triumph

Last week’s general election in the Netherlands was one of the most closely watched in years. But the fact that Geert Wilders’ radical right party failed to make major gains does not mean he has not had an impact. More...

By Online Editor On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Ras Bushman: “Walk away from arguments to avoid domestic violence”

GREAT BAY – Ras Bushman has argued that some men resort to hitting a woman because of circumstances and the behavior of some women towards men. The issue of domestic violence was discussed at length at the More...

By webadmin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The next step

The Parliament of “Country St. Maarten” convened a meeting on Thursday to debate the unilateral appointment by the Dutch of a quartermaster for the non-existing Integrity Chamber. To refresh your memory this More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

SHTA severely criticizes functioning of Parliament

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association has severely criticized the functioning of Parliament. In a newsletter it published on its website on Sunday, the SHTA says that Parliament “is not More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Smith urges new coalition to present governing program

Wycliffe Smith, leader of the extra-parliamentary St. Maarten Christian Party. Photo contributed GREAT BAY – The September 26 votes were counted, recounted and validated by the Main Voting Bureau on Tuesday October More...

By webadmin On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

A nation under construction

Below is the unabridged text of the address of Prime Minister William Marlin on the occasion of Constitution Day – and the sixth anniversary of country St. Maarten. Six years ago, St. Maarten embarked on a new More...

By webadmin On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Caribbean leaders warn of economic collapse

NEW YORK – Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that, along with climate change and lingering indebtedness, Caribbean islands face another More...

By webadmin On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

“A strong country in an unstable world”

King Willem-Alexander’s third Troonrede King Willem-Alexander, with Queen Maxima by his side, pronounces the Troonrede. Photo contributed THE HAGUE – The Caribbean part of the kingdom remains the poor cousin More...