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USP’s manifesto released, urges public to believe in St. Maarten

USP’s manifesto released, urges public to believe in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party MP Frans Richardson on Thursday presented the first copy of the party’s 2016 Manifesto to representatives of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in the presence of students from the St. Maarten Academy who just happened to present at the same time of the presentation. Richardson told the students, who were working on a political project for school, that he was honored that they could be the first to see the manifesto. The students in turn was happy to see Richardson because they needed some items from the party for their school project. The MP pledged to help and wished the students well. He described the manifesto as “44 pages of content that we hope will give the people of St. Maarten better insight into USP’s vision for our beautiful country,” He said the presentation to the library was extremely... Read more

UP has plan to deal with Philipsburg Dump say's Dr. Lloyd Richardson

UP has plan to deal with Philipsburg Dump say's Dr. Lloyd Richardson

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament the Honorable Dr. Lloyd Richardson is hopeful that his party will be given the opportunity to solve the problem of the fires on the Philipsburg dump. Speaking to our news room on Thursday the MP outlined some of the health risks associated with the dump. He also confirmed that they have a solution for the problem. More now via PodCast. Read more

TelEm still looking towards partnering

TelEm still looking towards partnering

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Chief Commercial Office of TelEm Brian Mingo on Thursday confirmed that the company is looking at the possibility of partnering. However, he did not disclose with which company. Speaking on the Lady Grace Morning Show “The Breakfast Lounge” on Thursday, the CCO of the company also stated that for the past eight (8) years, they have been looking into privatizing TelEm. Mr. Mingo, who was at the time responding to a question put to him, also spoke of the survival of the company with the right help. More now via PodCast. Read more

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WINAIR celebrating 55 years of aviation service to the WI and beyond

WINAIR celebrating 55 years of aviation service to the WI and beyond

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Windward Islands International Airways (WINAIR) is celebrating its 55th anniversary. The day was officially observed on Wednesday August 24th, however, due to inclement we...

New tax system being studied confirms Finance Minister

New tax system being studied confirms Finance Minister

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The government of St. Maarten is currently studying the implementation of a new tax system. This was announced this week by the Finance Minister the Honorable Richard Gibs...

Our land matters

Our land matters

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Our Land Matters- We are St. Martin" is movement to safeguard the property rights of the indigenous family “Beauperthuy’s of St. Martin/ St. Maarten" and others from the Fre...

Labour agreement 2016-2017 for education personnel in the Caribbean Netherlands

Labour agreement 2016-2017 for education personnel in the Caribbean Netherlands

BES Islands - The labour agreement 2016-2017 for education personnel of the Caribbean Netherlands was signed between August 23 and 26 on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The signers included the com...

Minister of Finance receives visit from Deloitte Management

Minister of Finance receives visit from Deloitte Management

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (DCOMM) — Minister of Finance Richard Gibson meets with Mr. Julian Ramirez and Professor Peter Kavelaars, Managing Partners of Deloitte in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherla...

Frans: Finance Minister acting as if poor is doing so great now

Frans: Finance Minister acting as if poor is doing so great now

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) MP Frans Richardson on Thursday said Minister of Finance Richard Gibson is completely out of touch with the realities of St. Maa...

Island Communities

Ship Fire Cut A Link Between Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Ship Fire Cut A Link Between P…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A busy commercial link between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been severed by the fire last week aboard the only passenger ferry serving the route. The fire that started Aug...

Two Year Old Boy Killed ‘Execution Style’ in Jamaica

Two Year Old Boy Killed ‘Execu…

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The shocking execution-style killing of a toddler on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston, on Tuesday night, has left residents in the community in fear and outrage. According to relatives, two-y...

The GTA welcomes new Marketing Manager

The GTA welcomes new Marketing…

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Francine Stewart as Marketing Manager on the 1st August 2016. Ms. Stewart’s functions include the inte...

Island Business & Sports

Frans: Five-year profit tax break for young, local entrepreneurs

Frans: Five-year profit tax br…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The United St. Maarten (US) party will seek to enact a five-year profit tax break for young local entrepreneurs who seek to invest in up and coming fields of business. Lea...

AFNAQ U21 COMPLETE SCHEDULE

AFNAQ U21 COMPLETE SCHEDULE

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Below you will find the revised American Federation Netball Association Qualifier (AFNAQ) U21 Youth World Qualifier game schedule. This new schedule is due to Wednesday gam...

Resolution on the CEO selection & the Sale of the Telem Group of Companies & Board Members

Resolution on the CEO selectio…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Seventy two (72) employees of the Telem Group of Companies have signed a resolution seeking more openness in the process for the selection of a CEO. They have also called f...

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Letter to the Editor: AND THE FLEECING PLOT THICKENS!

Letter to the Editor: AND THE FLEECING P…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In the HERALD of Thursday August 25, 2016 we read that EX-MINISTER (Ted R...

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