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Government in limbo

PHILIPSBURG - The government of St. Maarten remains in limbo day two after United Democrats faction leader Franklin Meyers withdrew his support for the governing coalition of UD and SMCP. Meyers made his announcement in a brief speech during the...

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Governor's Address for the opening of Parliament


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MP Peterson: A true team player in the coalition

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Claude Chacho Peterson today had the distinction of having to give his prepared closing speech immediately after the unexpected announcement made by MP Franklin Meyers during his speech that he had withdrawn his ...

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Container cells arrive, budget-deficit for housing inmates

PHILIPSBURG - The navy support vessel Hr. Ms. (His Majesty's) Pelikaan delivered eleven of the 22 container-cells from Bonaire to St. Maarten last week. The containers will be placed in the yard of the Pointe Blanche prison and facilitate the...

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Liberty Latin America finalizes acquisition of UTS shares

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG - Liberty Latin America Ltd. ("LLA") today has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 12.5% of United Telecommunication Services ("UTS"). In March this year, LLA acquired 87.5% of UTS and the...

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A News in Review
Bervoets leaves Nature Foundation to head DCNA

PHILIPSBURG/KRALENDIJK - Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets will be leaving the foundation to head the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance as of October 1st. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), based in Bonaire, is a regional...

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SZV-insured get access to non-emergency transport

PHILIPSBURG - Social and Health Insurances SZV and Accessible Ventures recently signed a service agreement that would benefit those most in need of door-to-door transportation to access medical care. This new service is based on a medical...

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French/Dutch Tourist officials continue to promote SXM

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), the Honorable Stuart Johnson departs St. Maarten today with a "jam-packed" schedule ahead as he travels to Europe with French St. Martin Government...

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BREAKING NEWS: BTP Director Antony Carty arrested on Monday

BTP corruption probe continues to widen.~ PHILIPSBURG:--- TBO and RST detectives arrested the Director of Bureau Telecommunications and Posts (BTP) Antony Carty on Monday. Carty is also the business partner of MP Frans Richardson who is currently ...

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Johnson links MP Frans Richardson to BTP-investigation

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson admits in veiled terms in a letter to attorney Sjamira Roseburg that Member of Parliament Frans Richardson is in some way involved with the Bureau Telecommunication and Post...

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MP Frans Richardson issues statement

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, through his attorney Sjamira Roseburg on Wednesday said that he definitely feels targeted and fully intends to fight for his freedom and innocence. Richardson is in restrictive custody and...

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How politics failed in the BTP-case

By Hilbert Haar ~ When I read that the anti-corruption taskforce (TBO) has started an investigation into the shenanigans at the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) I was not in the least surprised. Finally, I thought, somebody is taking action...

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BTP under serious investigation by TBO team

Multiple house searches ~ PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - An investigating team consisting of detectives of the Anti-corruption Watch TBO/RST led by the Prosecutor's Office of Sint Maarten, started an investigation of the Bureau Telecommunication and ...

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TBO searches in various locations on Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - As part of an ongoing criminal investigation of the TBO, the Anti-corruption Taskforce, a home and various office buildings were searched this week The investigations of the TBO focus primarily on corruption and fraud. ...

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USP: Our people comes first in any new govt. discussion

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United St. Maarten St. Maarten Party (USP) on Monday re-iterated what it has always said when it comes to forming a government: objectives and initiatives have to be about the people of St. Maarten first. "it's very ...

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Ask Sjamira

Op-Ed about the merits of recruitment in the selection process for supervisory board member candidates by Hilbert Haar ~ I recently had to have a document certified by the Dutch consulate in Cambodia to prove that I am still alive. Pension funds...

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Screening: a step in the right direction

By Hilbert Haar ~ Is screening candidates for positions on supervisory boards of government-owned companies a good idea? Definitely. In fact, I am almost taken aback by Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin's decision to amend the national decree that...

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Decision to screen supervisory board members commendable

Dear Editor, The decision by the Prime Minister to screen appointed members to the Supervisory Board of Directors of government-owned companies is commendable and should be welcomed by all. In executing this decree the Prime Minister should also...

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