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Sucker Garden-Foga Pond—Residents of the emergency housing scheme in Foga Pond in Sucker Garden may soon become home owners if leader of the One St. Maarten Peoples Party Lenny Priest has his way. The OSPP leader forwarded a letter to Minister Angel Meyers on July 2, 2016 proposing that he instructs the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation to sell the emergency homes in the Foga Pond in Sucker Garden.

MARIGOT, St. Martin -

Monkey know on
which tree To climb
I remember the days...

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone so far that have sent there best wishes via Facebook, whatsapp, cell and in person. This will not be an easy journey, but I am ENERGIZED by the positive support and the Prayers for my candidacy.

Basil SpringerThe continuous circular flow of blood in the body is pivotal to our vision for a long life. One of the health risks with which we are faced is the reduction of blood flow to our heart muscle due to the blockage of the channels through which the blood flows.

MIDDLE REGION, St. Maarten - The Middle Region & Defiance Community Council is proud to announce the celebration of their day. The council had declared June 21 as Middle Region and Defiance Day.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Madam Chairlady,
We do need proper planning to avoid disasters but we also need a more improved plan to get out these extra permits on time. 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - So I read Olivier Arrindell’s story in the media over the weekend and as late as Monday, June 13, 2016.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The OSPP is hereby extended hearty congratulations to the newly appointed members of the board of NV GEBE. You are very much aware of the gigantic task that lies ahead of you and we want to caution you to make the right decisions in favour of the people of St. Maarten. Some of you have served on this board before and you are granted another opportunity to carry out the much needed services for the people.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – It is as if St. Maarten has not been hit with enough bad news in its’ infant stage as a country having to deal with all type of manmade catastrophes, from five unstable governments in five years to integrity issues and corrupt elected officials.

Electoral reform debate: Revisited


Julio R. Romney, Political Analyst

Hidden under the wing of autocracy, cut off from the people of St. Maarten by non-transparence and promised participation in the process, Electoral Reform in time for the September 26, 2016 Parliamentary election appears likely to be out of reach now or any time in the near future.

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