Archive

Editorial, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Editorial: Transparency International

Editorial: Transparency International

The researchers of Transparency International – the last in a seemingly long line of organizations to test our country’s integrity levels – make a good point in today’s front-page story. Fighting corruption is not the exclusive task of the

Opinion - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Opinion: Kindergarten journalism – publishing unsubstantiated information

Opinion: Kindergarten journalism – publishing unsubstantiated information

You know you are dealing with kindergarten journalism when you read that some hapless internet blogger sees fit to “remind” the formateur of certain things, as if said blogger has any kind of authority. Jumbled pieces containing a mix of comme

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Opinion: Sensible decision (write-off tax debts pre 2006)

Opinion: Sensible decision (write-off tax debts pre 2006)

The Council of Ministers took a sensible decision by leaving a policy that takes all tax debts from 2006 and earlier years off the books in place. Former Finance Minister Roland Tuitt published the policy in May 2013. It triggered a remarkable adv

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Man knifed while walking with toddler on Back Street

Man knifed while walking with toddler on Back Street

The injured man points in the direction where he saw his assailant running while talking to the police. Photo Today / Milton Pieters.St. Maarten - While one man is currently nursing a gaping wound to his head, his assailant remains at large afte

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Minister Hassink paints bleak picture for 2014 and 2015: “Without immediate measures significant deficits in budget”

Minister Hassink paints bleak picture for 2014 and 2015: “Without immediate measures significant deficits in budget”

St. Maarten – “If no immediate measures are taken, 2014 and 2015 will end with significant deficits,” Finance Minister Martin Hassink told members of the Central Committee of Parliament yesterday afternoon. The Board financial supervision (Cft)

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Transparency International integrity report ready in March

Transparency International integrity report ready in March

“What you need are engaged citizens” The Transparency International team in St. Maarten, From left Max Heywood, Natalie Baharav and Zoë Reiter. Photo Today / Hilbert HaarSt. Maarten – “We will leave St. Maarten with a set of benchmar

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on American arrested for fraud

American arrested for fraud

St. Maarten – Police arrested a 26-year-old American on Friday who failed to return a Ford Mustang he had rented from Paradise Car Rental. When the client failed to return the car last week on Thursday, the rental company alerted the police. A p

Uncategorized - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Governor Holiday visits Sundial School

Governor Holiday visits Sundial School

Governor Holiday visits Sundial School

Governor Holiday quizzes students about the importance of decimals. Photo contributed.St. Maarten - Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday paid a courtesy visit to the Sundial School last week Thursday after promising to do so just over a month ago. Durin

St. Maarten News - Posted by on December 10, 2014

Comments Off on Natalie Beaurain wins Erika Cannegieter Award 

Natalie Beaurain wins Erika Cannegieter Award 

St. Maarten - Guests celebrated the work of talented local photographers at the grand opening of the 2014 Heritage Photo Exhibition this past Saturday. The exhibition showcased photography exploring different dimensions of heritage from the 2014 Her