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The difference between criminal and questionable behavior

PHILIPSBURG - When the Common Court of Justice denied a request from the Attorney-General to prosecute MP Christophe Emmanuel for alleged irregularities with granting land in long lease when he was minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning,...

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Another COVID-19-related death?
News reaching our news desk tonight indicates that a possible COVID-19 related death may have occurred last night at SMMC. Our numbers may be down, but the cases are not down and out. Reason why we should continue keeping our guards up, our masks on, our hands washed as often as possible and our eating and drinking habits healthy.

The Editorial Team

PPS: November Madness Month further explained
The whole month of November 2020 will be November Madness Month as we have a "November Madness Banner Advertising Sale".
All banners on the Homepage, on the Article Page and on the Archive Page are up for grabs. All banner 35 spots must go for the November Madness. You can bid as low as $10 dollars for a banner spot. Email us your bids and your banners and these will be immediately published once payment is received.

The whole month of November is November Madness Month because we have St. Maarten Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is going to be one mad, crazy, wacky month with all kinds of banners on the website. It's first come first served. Only 35 banners spots available in total. This special offer last for the whole month of November 2020. Start your bid at $10. Feature Articles
Koninkrijk op Eieren: "This Kingdom is a failure"

PHILIPSBURG - "In The Hague you had to use a searchlight to find the few people who were really interested in the islands. You cannot be successful with that dossier," former Minister of Administrative Innovation and Kingdom Relations Alexander...

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What's on the Menu Today?

Whatsapp us via +1-721-588-0800 to get the latest menus from our selection of daily chefs and caterers delivering delicious dishes of food to your door. Here is our pick for today: KREATIVE JUICES CATERING ▪︎*▪︎ Lunch for Delivery Thursday, Oct. 22.

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White Paper: Sint Maarten's First Decade as a Country

10.10.10 - 10.10.20 ~ Sint Maarten's First Decade as a Constituent State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ~ A Turbulent Constitutional Odyssey by Julio R. Romney [Instructions: Use the viewer below to open and read this white paper on your device.]

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Prosecutor's Office considering consequences court verdict

PHILIPSBURG - The Common Court of Justice (Hof), on Thursday, October 29th, ruled against the claim of the Attorney General (PG) to prosecute MP Mr. C.T. Emmanuel for among other accusation, abuse of function in connection with the issuance of...

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"Without regard to persons," they claim.

By A Contributor ~ The predominantly Dutch European Judiciary and Public Prosecution Service consistently claim that adjudication and prosecution takes place without regard to persons ('zonder aanziens des persoon'). However, has the proclaimed...

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The Decolonization Noise

Dear Editor, Endorsing the comments and observations by Sarah Wescot Williams and Melissa Gumbs regarding all the "noise" about De-Colonization, I ask Grisha Heyliger, Rolando Brison, George Pantophlet and all other noisemakers: What, according...

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A waste of time, energy and money

By Hilbert Haar ~ The spin doctors in Parliament, spearheaded by UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten are going all out in their attempt to sell their story about the decolonization process. So far, twelve parliamentarians fell for it - not...

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The trouble with reparations

By Hilbert Haar ~ Before anyone wants to hold it against me, let me say this: I support the notion that slavery was wrong for one hundred percent. We may however have different opinions about who was responsible for the slave trade in the past and...

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Home repairs continue, enters into accelerated pace

PHILIPSBURG - Now firmly in its third phase, the Private Home Repair Program of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund is steadily moving along with repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. It is anticipated that when the program wraps up in...

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Take the survey: Online Shopping, is St. Maarten ready?

PHILIPSBURG - On behalf of one of our local business partners, we are asking our readers to take the following online survey to determine the interest in 'Online Shopping' on St. Maarten. Survey: The...

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PM Silveria Jacobs Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

"On behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten, I hereby congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election victory as the next President and Vice-President of the United States of America. This election is particularly important given that ...

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Voor Curaçao 286 miljoen liquiditeitssteun

Akkoord Aruba in RMR Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad/Oranjestad/Den Haag - De Rijksministerraad (RMR) zal vandaag naar verwachting instemmen met 181 miljoen gulden aan additionele liquiditeitssteun voor Curaçao tot aan de jaarwisseling....

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Tweede Kamer wil details politiek akkoord

'Hoe zal Landspakket armoede verlichten?' Van onze correspondent Den Haag - De leden van de vaste commissie voor Koninkrijksrelaties van de Tweede Kamer willen, naast allerlei technische vragen, ook weten welke effecten het akkoord tussen...

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Arubaanse premier wacht in Nederland op eindbeslissing

ORANJESTAD - "We wachten nu op Nederland. Ze willen nog de puntjes op de i zetten. Of we daarna weer terug aan de onderhandelingstafel moeten? Dat is afhankelijk waar Nederland mee komt in die puntjes op de i." De Arubaanse premier Evelyn...

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Een vliegvakantie naar de Cariben tijdens een pandemie

DEN HAAG - Van het Nederlandse kabinet mogen vliegvakanties naar de Caribische delen van het Koninkrijk. Is zo'n vliegvakantie veilig genoeg? Sinds vorige week zijn er 'enkele honderden boekingen' voor Curaçao en Bonaire. "Het lijkt nu misschien...

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Tickets kerst weer sky high

Eilanden met feestdagen peperduur voor Caribische student in Nederland Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Reizigers, waaronder Caribische studenten in Nederland, die de kerst op Curaçao of een van de andere eilanden - bij en met hun familie ...

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KONINKRIJK OP EIEREN - Download uw eboek hier

REFLECTIES OP 10 JAAR 10-10-10 Het op 10 oktober 2010 tegelijkertijd opheffen van het land Nederlandse Antillen, het stichten van de nieuwe landen Curaçao en Sint Maarten en Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba tot bijzondere gemeenten van...

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Adjusted opening hours at Main Landfill/Irma Landfill

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of VROMI announces that the main landfill as well as the Irma landfill will have adjusted opening hours during the upcoming holidays. These holidays are as follows: St. Maarten's Day on Tuesday, November 11th, 2020....

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November 17 is the deadline for applying for a fireworks

Those who are interested in importing, transporting, selling, or having a firework show at year-end needs to apply at the Fire Department at least six weeks before the activity. Those interested in applying for a Fireworks license for this year's ...

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PM Jacobs reminds the community not to be complacent

PHILIPSBURG - The government of St. Maarten continues to allow for more businesses to open and fully operate in a safe and responsible manner. While St. Maarten continues to get accustomed to our 'new normal', Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs would ...

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Saba will receive 1.5 million from The Hague ...

THE HAGUE - Saba will receive 1.5 million dollars from the Dutch government to deal with the blows caused by the corona crisis. The island forwent a major portion of its income as it was closed off to tourists for a period of nine months.

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21 MPs fail to declare outside interests

Not all Dutch MPs are properly complying with rules requiring them to register their outside interests to ensure no conflict of interest, television current affairs show Zembla said on Wednesday evening. Of the 150 MPs in the lower house of...

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School closed after coronavirus outbreak

A secondary school in Amsterdam-West has closed its campus after 10 teachers and three students tested positive for coronavirus. The 750 pupils at the Cartesius Lyceum will follow classes online while the school building is cleaned and...

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10 museums face closure in the next six months

Some 10 museums in the Netherlands face permanent closure in the next six months while around 260 museums said they may only last another year, a survey by museum association NMV has shown. The NMV partly blames a bureaucratic tangle of...

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Coronavirus cases up for second day in a row, patient...

The number of coronavirus infections increased for the second day running while hospital cases continued to fall, latest figures show. The daily total was up by 240 at 5,658 and nearly 1,000 more than the figures for Tuesday and Wednesday. A week ...

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