Email Newsletter
A Cinderella Story or The Case of The Mass Miscommunications brings you a special report outlining the history of a case that has important significance for businesses looking to acquire the shares of existing companies with employees. What do you do with the employees? Read and find out...

Read more
Dear Reader

In our newsletter today, we report on ten women who have been recognized for their contributions in our society. These women include the gifted and talented Helen Hart, recognized with a PHF for her inspiring musical work with the youth. We also congratulate our colleague in the industry, Alita Singh, for her award as well.

Today, we also bring you a special report entitled “ A Cinderella Story or The Case of The Mass Miscommunications?”. You will have to have a paid subscription in order to read the full report. This is the first segment in a 3-part series on this topic.

Today, we also report about the Governor receiving the final report from the informateurs, a process that well-known Constitutional expert, Julio Romney, considers not only a waste of time and money but also an infringement on our democratic rights. We will be bringing you an article about his opinion on this matter.

Julio Romney also advised that we change our slogan from “The Virtual Newspaper for Country St. Maarten” to just “The Virtual Newspaper for Country St. Maarten”. So you also know now how he stands on this issue as well: he does not consider St. Maarten a country. More to come on this topic as well...

We hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter. We certainly enjoyed putting it together and we had lots of fun because of what is yet to come.

Have a great day!

The Publisher

PS: Email to request us to sign you up for a Yearly subscription for only $75. We will email you an electronic invoice for payment at your convenience. You can choose to pay with your creditcard online; do a banktransfer to our WIB or RBC account; or pay with your debitcard, check or cash at any of our three (3) payment locations. See Contact Us for address information.

###   Publisher's Recommendation ###
Below is an advertisement for a Free Community Event to be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at the Belair Community Center. Community News
Helen Hart receives Paul Harris Fellow recognition

Philipsburg - At the recent reception for the visiting Governor (DG) of district 7020 Dr. Robert Leger, well-known singer Helen Hart was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), for her many contributions to the youth of St. Maarten in the...

Read more
Nine women who have paved the way for progress recognized

Great Bay - It is not often that women in society are recognized for what they have done or, in some cases, are continuing to do. But for the 3rd straight year, the Prominent Women organization on St Maarten has singled out a few to coincide with IWD

Read more

KENYO BALY - STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN Latest Reggae Hit from St. Maarten's Voice Of Silk Kenyo Baly The video was shot in St. Maarten and displays the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten and the Caribbean. Since then, St.Maarten...

Read more Feature Article
The idiot's guide to the Caribbean

By Chris Morvan ~ It's all Christopher Columbus's fault. He was trying to get from Spain to south Asia, but ended up in the Caribbean. Easy mistake to make. Just fail to turn left when you come out of the Mediterranean and you are heading across...

Read more Politics
Governor Holiday receives report informateurs

Harbour View - On March 12, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday received the report from the informateurs, Mrs. Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and Mr. J.J. Beaujon. The Governor thanked the informateurs for accepting and...

Read more
The Formation of Parliament and Government (Part 1)

by Wycliffe Smith ~ On February 26th the people of Sint Maarten spoke by means of the ballot. They said that they do not trust one party with an outright majority and that they still prefer to have a national parliamentary coalition. With the 15...

Read more
Sarah on what a national broad based government means

National government, broad based, representative government: what do we mean when we call for such? The process to form the next government as initiated by the Governor, H. E. Eugene Holiday is taking its course. In fact the "information" phase...

Read more
True Political Representation

DIVINE ALIGNMENT & EDUCATION IS KEY TO SELECTION OF REAL LEADERSHIP Jimmy Challenger ran on a platform of Political Stability, establishing a multiannual plan to achieve Financial Independence, allowing us to comfortably pay for the Social...

Read more Government News
Ministry of ECYS thanks Netherlands Red Cross....

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport (Ministry ECYS) in partnership with the Netherlands Red Cross have been executing a co-funded feeding program for students in all primary schools since the passing of...

Read more
St. Maarten and Curacao discuss cooperation on Disaster Mngt

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - On Friday March 9 th, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and Prime Minister of Curacao Eugene Rhuggenaath were given a presentation by Leslie Fer the Disaster Management Coordinator of Curacao. The basis of the presentation...

Read more
CARIBE WAVE 18 Tsunami Exercise set for March 15

SINT MAARTEN (CARIBBEAN) - Regional government disaster management organizations are gearing up to participate in CARIBE WAVE 18 on March 15, a tsunami wave regional exercise that will test national emergency preparation scenarios. The purpose of ...

Read more Social News
Y.E.S Foundation Sponsors Free Community Event

BELAIR - The Youth Empowered for Success Foundation, (Y.E.S.) will sponsor a free Motivation Speech in celebration of National Women's Month for the St. Maarten community titled, "Queens You Deserve the Whole Loaf" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

Read more
Over 2000 volunteers complete 108 community-geared projects

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Coordination Team behind SXM DOET is very proud to announce that this year's 2018 event was a huge success. Over 2000 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to make a difference in our community. A total number of 108 ...

Read more
CBA says thank you to United Artist Groningen

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Several weeks after Hurricane Irma decimated our island, Glenn Gressman contacted May Ling Chun, member of the Board of the Charlotte Brookson Academy (CBA) of the Performance Arts on behalf of the Foundation United...

Read more
St. Maarten Academy PSVE Teacher Talent Showcase a Hit!

ST. PETERS - On March 10, 2018, the St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. held a talent showcase. The showcase was an initiative started by the School Coach, Mrs. Beverly Benn in an effort to enhance collegiality while raising funds for the school. The...

Read more
SXM DOET volunteers tackle damage by hurricane Irma

PHILIPBURG - Six months after hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, the annual Kingdom-wide event 'DOET' took place for the 4th time on Sint Maarten. This year the event experienced a 46 percent increase in registered projects. Article...

Read more
SXM Doet motivator in starting projects, even big ones

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Last weekend was all about SXM Doet, the largest volunteer initiative of the Dutch Kingdom, with the goal of motivating local projects that benefit the community. It was exactly the push that was needed to start what...

Read more Tourism News
Special Report: St. Maarten's Tourism Product Post-Irma

Today, we continue our 7-parts series wherein we seek to answer the question in a post-hurricane Irma era what will become of St. Maarten’s tourism product? In part 2 now we look at how Irma can possibly be a blessing in disguise for St. Maarten.

Read more
Minister of Tourism De Weever says Seatrade Cruise...

POND ISLAND - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, who just recently returned after leading a delegation to Seatrade Cruise Global, said there is still a great...

Read more
Minister of Justice/TEATT De Weever says Safety and...

POND ISLAND - Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever after doing a walk through in Philipsburg on Saturday, said cruise line executives at the...

Read more Court News
Relationship clauses are not allowed in labor contracts...

PHILIPSBURG - What are employers allowed to put in a labor contract? Jan de Boer, the chairman of the Common Court of Justice, recently shed some light on this question during the installation of two new attorneys in Curacao. De Boer spoke on...

Read more
Former manager contests Banco di Caribe's actions

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance will rule on April 5 on a dispute between Banco di Caribe and its former branch manger Madelon Dijkhoffz. ... Some articles are restricted exclusively for our registered members and paying subscribers....

Read more Dutch Caribbean News
Bijleveld visits Prime Minister and Minister of Justice

WILLEMSTAD - On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld paid a visit to Premier Eugene Rhuggenaath and Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie, to be informed about the developments and challenges for the islands. The Minister of...

Read more
PCN Establishes Investment Company Caribbean Netherlands

7 Kralendijk- Pension Fund Caribbean Nederlands (PCN) today has founded the so called Participatiemaatschappij Caribisch Nederland (PMCN) at the office of Notary Public, Kenneth Arends. PCN wants to use the investment company to give shape to its ...

Read more
5 years of CURA DOET: one big party! A lot of work done...

WILLEMSTAD - CURA DOET was dominated this year by the 5th-anniversary celebration of the largest volunteer event of Curaçao. Curaçao Cares, the driving force behind the initiative, looks back with satisfaction on the last five years. The number...

Read more
InselAir continues with 3 aircraft and lease

WILLEMSTAD - The local aviation company InselAir enters the future with three aircraft of its own. The financing for this is almost complete. This was reported by the curator Rogier van den Heuvel. In addition, the company is going to lease...

Read more
Minister of Education: "Student loan debt Curaçao worrisome"

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao students have a worryingly high student loan debt. According to Minister Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, this debt currently amounts to 300 million guilders which is difficult to pay back. The...

Read more Poll

Yes - 48%
No - 52%

Poll sponsored by, where you order online, we deliver offline.
We're starting all over again. Are we going to make it?
Community Mobile Dental Consultations available today

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Community dental care will be available from the mobile dental bus once again on Tuesday, March 13 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg where Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department...

Read more
Election Cay Bay Community Council March 15th

CAY BAY - The Cay Bay Community Care Taker Team is extending an invitation to all residence of Cay Bay to a General Meeting where the members of the Community that postulated themselves for a position on the Community Council will be presented...

Read more

PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

Read more Advertisement

Kwikfix Cleaning Services is offering pre- and post-construction clean-up services. Contact for a quotation for clean-up services your next construction project.
Cleaning services are also offered for commercial properties and office buildings.
Email for more information.             Online News Stories
TelEm Group reports equipment failure Monday, services...

Pond Island- TelEm Group telecommunication services to residential and business customers was interrupted Monday afternoon following an unexpected failure of network equipment. At approximately 3.00 pm Monday afternoon, fixed voice and data...

Read more
Click here to buy a subscription today...


Read more
Let's Cruise - Eastern, Western, Southern Caribbean... is offering cruise vacations on the best and biggest cruise ships in the world with brand name cruises and destinations in the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and the Mediterranean, ...

Read more
Official press release Fly Allways

PARAMARIBO, WILLEMSTAD - Fly Allways announces that her flights to the Dominican Republic already has started on Sunday March the 11th. Thanks to the efforts of both countries, it is possible that we can offer our traveling public these services. ...

Read more
Hotel Executive Applauds Growing Role of Caribbean Women

MIAMI, United States, Monday March 12, 2018 - A prominent Caribbean tourism leader is calling on the region's leaders to pay more attention to the need to protect and support women working in tourism, the region's biggest money earner. Karolin...

Read more
Caribbean Airlines to Fly Nonstop Between St Vincent and US

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Monday March 12, 2018 - Caribbean Airlines will launch its first nonstop flight between the United States and St Vincent in two days. The weekly service between the John F.

Read more
French fashion icon Givenchy dies aged 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, famed for styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, dies aged 91.

Read more
Trump drops calls to raise guns age limit

US President Donald Trump's plan to deter school shootings does not include his repeated calls to raise the age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21. But he is moving ahead with his controversial proposal to provide firearms training to school...

Read more
Advertise Here

Email today and request our advertising rates for 2018.

Read more
Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) March 13, 2018 ....A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FRIDAY... WEATHER: Tonight through Tuesday evening: Fair to partly...

Read more Advertisements Dutch News
ING withdraws 50% pay rise for CEO after public outcry

ING's supervisory board has withdrawn the proposed 50% pay rise for chief executive Ralph Hamers, saying it had 'underestimated the public response in the Netherlands on this clearly sensitive matter'. Hundreds of customers are thought to have...

Read more
'Schiphol should consider offshore runway option' -...

A proposal to create a seventh runway for Schiphol airport offshore has been revived by a group of business interests and residents living near Amsterdam's airport, the Telegraaf said . Proponents of the plan claim an offshore runway - with a...

Read more
Eight in 10 Dutch kids get pocket money and 75% have account

One third of Dutch children now get pocket money paid directly into their bank account, according to research by Wijzer in Geldzaken, a government-backed organisation which aims to help people make sense of their finances. In total, eight in 10...

Read more
SXM Daily News - 12 Mar 2018
SXM Daily News March 12, 2018

SXM Daily News March 12, 2018

Read more
Book AirSXM
With the high season upon us and more and more airlines are resuming flights to and from St. Maarten, we are also open to take your flight bookings to and from St. Maarten as well.
Cancel your present free Newsletter subscription first if you wish to upgrade to a paid subscription with either a Daily, Monthly or Yearly subscription.

We welcome you to our growing community of readers. Those of you who have not done so yet, can do so online at You can choose to pay immediately online with your creditcard or request to receive an invoice from us for manual payment processing.

We will be putting more and more of our recently published articles and archived news articles behind the paywall. Therefore it will be important for you to eventually purchase a paid subscription. Register today online at

If you wish to discuss a corporate account for your company, organization or department, feel free to drop us an email to discuss your needs as well.

If you have any questions, comments or if you also wish to advertise with us, email us via

We will continue to bring you reports and articles via this email newsletter. But for the latest news, updates and photo reportages keep an eye on our website online at  or follow us on Facebook, where we will also post community billboard notices, government announcements and urgent public notices as we receive them via our news desk.

If you also wish to receive news headlines, alerts and breaking news via Whatsapp, email us your whatsapp number via

Thank you for your attention to our email newsletter. Your readership is very much appreciated.

Sincerely yours,