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MP Rolando Brison resigns from USP

PHILIPSBURG -- Member of Parliament and Faction Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Rolando Brison on Monday evening resigned from the USP. Brison informed party President Agnes Brooks and party leader Frans Richardson of his decision:...

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Impending financial crisis at PJIA is of national importance

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday, October 28th, SMCP Faction Leader and Member of Parliament, Mr. Claude 'Chacho' Peterson dispatched two letters to the President of Parliament, Mr. William Marlin, regarding the alarming financial developments surrounding ...

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Occam's razor

By Hilbert Haar ~ On August 29, 2017, I wrote an opinion about Parlatino for the Today newspaper that contains the following paragraphs. "The ties between the island - via the former Netherlands Antilles - and Parlatino are old: they go back to...

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"Domain Affairs is devoid of long lease policies"

PHILIPSBURG - "I am completely innocent of these trumped-up charges," National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel said in an interview with 721news anchor Gromyko Wilson, shortly after he was released from custody. Emmanuel added that the timing of...

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The law on long lease

By Hilbert Haar ~ The Christophe Emmanuel case begs a lot of questions. The first one is of course whether a crime was committed at all. From the currently available information it is hard to answer this question one way or the other. Emmanuel's...

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'St. Maarten is a free port for counterfeit goods'

PHILIPSBURG - Knockoffs of popular brands, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel, are being sold on the market in Philipsburg, in stores in Backstreet and Frontstreet, and online to customers on the island. "St. Maarten is a free port and...

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Community Police Officers celebrate Book Week 2019

PHILIPSBURG - In celebration of Book Week 2019 the Police force KPSM was invited to read for students of the primary schools on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October 2019. Inspectors Leonard and S. Crispulo took up the challenge and organize other...

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Fire Department receives communication equipment

PHILIPSBURG - The Fire Department's ability to better communicate during critical moments, such as during the passing of hurricanes or other disasters, was elevated with the arrival of communication equipment purchased through the Sint Maarten...

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Port Management has Positive Meeting with Royal Cruise Line

St. Maarten key to cruise line's deployment strategies ~ PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten Management has had positive discussions with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) with respect to future itinerary calls to the destination. The one-on-one ...

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Rouge et Noir donated computers to Sr. Regina School

Rouge et Noir investors envisions bringing back life to Philipsburg ~ PHILIPSBURG - The group of local and international investors of Rouge et Noir Casino dispelled rumors circulating in the community blaming the group of having issues with...

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Mental Health Foundation introduces "Hike for Mental Health"

PHILIPSBURG - October 26th, A total of 46 participants took part on Saturday 6 AM "Hike for Mental Health" hosted by MHF. This year's journey began at Safe Cargo (Pointe Blanche) to the lookout point near the Zipline and back. "Getting away from...

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Ten Qualify for Semi-Final Round of the 8th Annual Rotary

Rotaract Spelling Bee 2019 ~ Thirty-five nervous and eager participants from thirteen schools were ready for the start of the preliminary round of the 8th Annual Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee 2019 at the Belair Community Center on Sunday. The...

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Ombudsman presents community Outreach report ..

PHILIPSBURG, In 2019 the Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel and her team embarked on an initiative with the objective of reaching out to the general public, in particular, the most vulnerable in the society. Over the past months, with the assistance of...

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SMMC provides update on new hospital construction...

INSO busy mobilizing and expected to start in November with first construction activity ~ Cay Hill - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and INSO, the general contractor for the construction of the new St. Maarten General Hospital, is currently in...

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How Holland House built back better on its own after Irma

PHILIPSBURG - When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay Beach, and some of them were able to...

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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown farm

PHILIPSBURG - Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals - like...

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