No new initiatives in draft budget

PHILIPSBURG – The accumulated deficits on the national budget increase to a total of 486.2 million guilders in 2020. The government projects that 2021...

Dollars, not guilders

By Hilbert HaarAn alert reader pointed out to me that the price the waste-to-energy plant would charge GEBE for a Kilowatt of electricity is...

Can the newly launched CaribSKY alliance save Caribbean regional travel?

by Terrance ReyPointe-A-Pitre/Philipsburg – What was dubbed as the most important meeting of the region, a gathering of press, airline officials, travel agents and...

Recapping MP Frans Richardson residency issue

Recap articles published about the residency issue of MP Frans Richardson and the possible consequences regarding his status as a member of Parliament:MP-status Frans...

The question nobody ever asked

By Hilbert HaarThe dump remains a hot item and for good reason. For decades dump fires have affected the health of citizens and for...

Open letter to Pastor Wycliffe Smith

I doubted very long whether I would write this comment.Let me begin by congratulating pastor Wycliffe Smith with his upcoming executive position as Minister...

The Unprofessionals

by Chris Morvan Lack of professionalism is not something anyone likes to be accused of, but it confronts us in all walks of life,...

To write or not to write…. about the dump fire again

Last week Saturday, Carnival Fascination cruise ship was informed about the smoke from the dump by the port authorities and advised not to make...

Little Switzerland employees demand their salaries

PHILIPSBURG – Twenty-two employees of World Gifts Import BV, a company that operates two stores in St. Maarten under the name Little Switzerland demand...

Hot-headed driver get suspended community service

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance devoted almost three hours on Thursday afternoon to the fallout of a traffic accident that occurred on...

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