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Interim elections: “A dilemma about fundamental values”

PHILIPSBURG — No elections on July 19, as the outgoing government has proposed, but on Monday, August 19. That is the proposal More...

MP Silveria Jacobs leads NA into snap elections

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance (NA) is ready to go into the upcoming snap election with overwhelming support within the More...

URSM Congratulates SAM on Election Readiness

PHILIPSBURG -– The Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) extends congratulations to the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) More...

The Root of Political Instability: A Critical Examination of URSM and NOW’s Leadership Failures

Dear Editor, Concerns about the disarray within the URSM and NOW parties suggest that this could lead to a significant loss of seats More...

New elections will be held on July 18

PHILIPSBURG — It is a done deal: Governor Baly has signed the national decree to dissolve the Parliament based on Article 59 More...

Governor on “current political developments”

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition More...

Governor Baly swears-in new MPs

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, His Excellency Governor Ajamu G. Baly administered the oath to new Members More...

Political Analysis: Article 59 Part II in the Context of Sint Maarten’s Political Climate

Dear Editor, The current Prime Minister’s Cabinet has promised to invoke Article 59 to dissolve Parliament, though the reason More...

Questions abound after screening process

The recent screening process for ministerial candidates in the Mercelina cabinet has sparked a whirlwind of questions and concerns about political leadership, transparency, and More...

GEBE: Time to shed inefficiency

This week, during a spirited discussion with a friend who isn’t afraid of bold ideas, he described GEBE as a “virgin company.” Intrigued, we pondered over More...

Community involvement

We have always thought that elections are the ultimate form of community involvement but after reading a press release from informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candida Joseph More...

The Screening Process Screams for Reform

By Terrance Rey One thing has become crystal clear in the screening of ministerial candidates for the new government under the leadership of formateur Dr. Luc Mercelina (URSM), More...

How we describe our political reality in St. Martin

How we describe our political reality in St. Martin by Fabian A. Badejo GREAT BAY, St. Martin (January 28, 2024)—Long before the southern or Dutch part of St. Martin obtained More...

(In)stability

By Hilbert Haar Back in the day, I do not exactly remember the year, the Democratic Party came up with a lofty election More...

Government takes control of carnival organization

PHILIPSBURG -- The organization of carnival will from now on be under the control of a newly established St. Maarten More...

Supreme Court’s solicitor-general concludes in favor of same-sex marriage

THE HAGUE — The Common Court of Justice was correct when it ruled that excluding partners...

MP Silveria Jacobs leads NA into snap elections

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance (NA) is ready to go into the upcoming snap election with...

URSM Congratulates SAM on Election Readiness

PHILIPSBURG -– The Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement (URSM) extends congratulations to the Soualiga Action Movement...

VidMedia Solutions Wraps Up Successful Election Coverage

ST. PETERS — VidMedia Solutions, the video production company behind the groundbreaking ‘Election More...

StMaartenNews.com and SXMCommunityTV Launch News Cafe

StMaartenNews.com and SXMCommunityTV Launch News Cafe: A Weekly Intellectual Debate Show about St. Maarten news and developments St. Maarten, January 31,..

Support the Election Watch broadcast with your donation

Dear Readers, Tonight, election night, we have the live broadcast of the Election Watch: St. Maarten Decides, a production of VidMedia..

The Root of Political Instability: A Critical Examination of URSM and NOW’s Leadership Failures

Dear Editor, Concerns about the disarray within the URSM and NOW parties suggest that this could lead to a More...

Michael Ferrier sharply criticizes Maingrette’s move

PHILIPSBURG — Michael Ferrier has sharply criticized Maingrette’s move. “This decision is not one I have taken lightly,” he quotes from..

Political Analysis: Article 59 Part II in the Context of Sint Maarten’s Political Climate

Dear Editor, The current Prime Minister’s Cabinet has promised to invoke Article 59 to dissolve Parliament, though the reason for this..

Draft 2024 budget shows modest surplus

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2024 budget mentions 572.2 million guilders ($319.7 million) in expenditures and 574.8 million ($321.1 million) in revenue..

Government ignores recommendations to update its prostitution-policy

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten structurally ignores recommendation from the Law Enforcement Council. In 2016, the Council issued six recommendation to improve..

Governor on “current political developments”

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition..

MP Silveria Jacobs leads NA into snap elections

PHILIPSBURG — The National Alliance (NA) is ready to go into the upcoming snap election with overwhelming support within the party..

AirStMaarten Launches AirSXM.com 2.0: A Revolutionary Human-Powered Booking-Engine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philipsburg, St. Maarten – AirStMaarten, the pioneering virtual airline of St. Maarten, is thrilled to announce the launch..
 

Draft 2024 budget shows modest surplus

PHILIPSBURG — The draft 2024 budget mentions 572.2 million guilders ($319.7 million) in expenditures and 574.8 million ($321.1 million) in revenue..

What’s happening with Republic Bank Anguilla and their affiliates around the Caribbean? Are you a victim?

From our Correspondent ANGUILLA — A wave of frustration and anger have swept through Anguilla as about 200 residents joined forces..

AirStMaarten Launches AirSXM.com 2.0: A Revolutionary Human-Powered Booking-Engine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philipsburg, St. Maarten – AirStMaarten, the pioneering virtual airline of St. Maarten, is thrilled to announce the launch..
 

Mullet Bay sale intended to cover Sun Resorts-debts

PHILIPSBURG — The intention to sell a small part of Mullet Bay aims to cover “huge debts” at its formal owner..

Cusha Cartoons book in production

Dear reader, Welcome to this page where I will be compiling the best of the satirical cartoons we have published over..

Luciano Homemade Gelato: A Taste of The Netherlands in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Luciano Homemade Gelato, a renowned name with 15 locations in the Netherlands and 2 in Bonaire, has recently opened..