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Airport holding pressured management to accept JPF proposal

PHILIPSBURG - The Princess Juliana International Airport Holding has pressured the airport's management board to "immediately investigate the proposed financing via JPF Corporate Finance. This appears from a letter holding managing director...

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Hands off

The times they are a'changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten's government. Once upon a time - and not all that long ago - appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive roles - did not depend on what you...

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Current political situation update; Elections set for Nov 25

Harbour View - On September 9, 2019, Member of Parliament Mr. Franklin Meyers withdrew his support from the UD/SMCP government and subsequently declared himself an independent Member of Parliament. His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten,...

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Council of Ministers invoke article 59

~ allowing the voters of Sint Maarten the opportunity to decide ~ PHILIPSBURG - On Monday September 23rd, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and the Council of Ministers held a press conference in which the Prime Minister elucidated on the decision...

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A News Review
Geerlings says UTS share sale to pay off justice workers

POND ISLAND - On Monday September 9, Sint Maarten's 12.5 per cent share of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) was acquired by Liberty Latin America Ltd. (LLA). The governments of Curaçao and St. Maarten held stakes in UTS of 87.5 per cent...

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Grow Your Business Workshop with Attorney Jason Rogers

Chamber Reminder to Register for Grow Your Business Workshop with Attorney Jason Rogers ~ PHILIPSBURG - Hoeve & Rogers Attorney Jason J. Rogers, will be the next speaker at the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) "Grow Your...

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Schools Closed on Tuesday

Fire Dept./ODM/Ministry MECYS: Schools Closed on Tuesday. Coastal residents advised to be vigilant. Swimmers stay away from the beach. ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (Ministry MECYS) has...

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Sarah fires off a series of questions at new coalition

PHILIPSBURG - In a series of prerecorded messages sent to our news desk, Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams gave commentaries on the recent political developments and fired off a series of critical questions at the newly formed coalition...

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SMCP stance on the fall of government and new elections

PHILIPSBURG - The Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP), represented by the party leader and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Wycliffe Smith and Member of Parliament Claude Chacho Peterson issued a joint statement on the recent...

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Government broke itself, face-saving elections unnecessary

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) on Monday asked the population of St. Maarten to be keenly aware of one simple fact: government broke government. The party board responded to what it called "veiled attempts to spin...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean hosts eighth Walk for the Cure Oct. 5th

CUPECOY - For the eighth consecutive year CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank will host the Walk for the Cure. The proceeds of the event - to be held on Saturday October 5 - will go to the Positive Foundation. Last year the fundraiser netted...

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Breast and Health Screenings for Women on schedule

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The free breast exam and health screening activity that was scheduled for Saturday, September 21, has been cancelled due to the passing of Hurricane Jerry. Other screening dates still on schedule.

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MHF presents Happiness Event on October 10th

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to present the first edition of the Happiness Event! On Thursday, October 10th from 4.30 PM to 8 PM you're welcome at the Cultural Center in town to join us for an evening filled with performances, sharing of ...

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Slowly but surely the Integrity Chamber is taking shape

By Hilbert Haar ~ Part 3 about the final steps needed to be taken to finalize the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In...

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Integrity Chamber: a work in progress

By Hilbert Haar ~ Part 2 about the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. In part 1 we reviewed the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on...

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Why St. Maarten has an Integrity Chamber

By Hilbert Haar ~ Part 1 of the history leading up to the establishment of the Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten. Log in here on to read this full review or become a patreon on and be the...

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Climate change: nobody moves

By Hilbert Haar ~ Australia: 400,000.Berlin: 100,000. London: 100,000. Hamburg: 50,000. All of Germany: 1.4 million. St.Maarten: zero. These are just a few numbers highlighting the millions of people across the world who took to the streets in more..

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