Archive

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Presentation National Mental Health Plan “Half of mental disorders begin before the age of fourteen”

St. Maarten – “There will be no more budget cuts to the subsidy for the Mental Health Foundation,” Public Health Minister Cornelius de Weever said yesterday in answer to a question from this newspaper at a press conference where Virginia Asin-O

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Minister Lake reveals plans for Vorst estate

CAY HILL – Vromi Minister Maurice Lake revealed yesterday in a press release an image of what he envisions could be built on the Vorst property in Cay Hill. “In order for the country to move forward, one has to have a vision,” he said. The p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 14, 2014

1 Comment

Notary Parisius liable for damages: Court declares auction Pelican Resort void

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has declared the auction of the Pelican Resort that took place in December 2010, invalid. In a ruling published on Tuesday, Judge Koen Luijks concluded that the buyer, Belize-based Quantum Investment Trust

Editorial - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Editorial: Diversification

More often than we’d like to hear, people casually throw out words like diversification or diversifying the local economy. Their point is that there is a need to ease St. Maarten’s heavy dependence on tourism as its main supply of income. But tha

Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Opinion: Day for the Left-handed people

Dang, yesterday I heard for the first time that August 13 is the international day for left-handed people. What are they going to come up with next? I thought. An international day for people that are addicted to Monster? Being left-handed has bee

Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Opinion: Transparent government

Dear Editor, On July 17, Mr. Gerard Richardson responded to my opinion letter about edu-tourism. I appreciate his step to respond in an open manner to an average citizen via the media. In return, please allow me to respond to the opinion letter pu

Opinion - Posted by on August 14, 2014

No Comments

Opinion: Unpaid advice to voters

Tuesday night I went as usual to La Bamba's Latin Night. I danced a bachata with my daughter Laura who is for some months back on St. Maarten after sailing around the world for more than a year. It was hot and I was sweating a lot, so I decided to ta