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Welcome to the Patreon account of StMaartenNews.com.

StMaartenNews.com is the online news site for Country St. Maarten. The slogan of StMaartenNews.com is News, Views, Reviews and Interviews.

StMaartenNews.com is always on point with editorials and opinion pieces.

StMaartenNews.com is the best in political analyses, court cases and investigative reporting. We tell it like it is. StMaartenNews.com is the only news site to bring the news directly to you via email. Subscribers register online at StMaartenNews.com for a free subscription to the daily newsletter and read the news on their smartphone, tablet and desktop computer. We have over 5500 email subscribers and the list is growing each day.

Because we do things and view things differently at StMaartenNews.com, support our work via our Patreon account. With your support via Patreon we won't have to rely only on advertising to fund our work. Your financial support via Patreon keeps us independent. Your monthly recurring financial support fund our editorial and journalism staff who every day go out to report the news.

At StMaartenNews.com we stand for a critical but fair approach towards decision makers, we respect human rights, we stand up for the environment and we fight for the little guy... and girl. StMaartenNews.com, your virtual newspaper for Country St. Maarten. StMaartenNews.com, for news, views, reviews and interviews.

How Patreon works

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is more than welcome.

What we will use the money for

Our initial goal is $12,000/month. That money plus the advertising income will be enough to keep StMaartenNews.com going, indefinitely. Here are StMaartenNews.com's costs:

  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments when the news is hot.
  • ConstantContact. The service we use to email our newsletter out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website powered by Wordpress, so there are always updates and patches that need installing and occasionally, we add a new site feature, like for instance the Obituaries page. We have a webmaster and we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.
  • The Publisher. Managing StMaartenNews.com is a job like any other job.
  • Employees. We need staff to manage the daily news gathering, reporting, editing, uploading, posting, content creation, graphics design and the administration.

Those are the basics. With these items covered financially, StMaartenNews.com can support itself.

Our goal now is to publish and print a paper version of StMaartenNews.com.

However much we would like for our readers and subscribers to embrace the digital age wholeheartedly, there are still a large group of readers - and advertisers - who want to have a physical paper version of StMaartenNews.com in the form of a newspaper.

With your financial support via Patreon, we hope to make the paper version of StMaartenNews.com a reality as well.

Anyway, thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader of StMaartenNews.com.

PS: In order to incentivize you to become a patreon of StMaartenNews.com we are offering you early access to the following publications that are under production as we publish, edit and update these on an ongoing chapter-by-chapter basis until the final product (ebook) is ready.

  • Living, Working & Doing Business In St. Maarten (valued at $29.95)
  • How To Start A Business In St. Maarten (valued at $24.95)
  • All About The SXM Side Hustles (valued at $9.95)
  • StMaartenNews.com Satirical Cartoons Compilation (coming soon!)
  • The Tales & History Of A Major Politician On St. Maarten (coming soon!)
  • St. Maarten Pigs Trough (coming soon!)
  • St. Maarten Corporate Governance Code Explained (coming soon!)
  • The Integrity Chamber and the history leading up to its establishment (coming soon!)



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$1,000 or more per month
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Our Media Channels are:

- Website

- Newsletter

- Whatsapp

- Facebook

- Newspaper (Coming soon with your support!)



Welcome to the Patreon account of StMaartenNews.com.

StMaartenNews.com is the online news site for Country St. Maarten. The slogan of StMaartenNews.com is News, Views, Reviews and Interviews.

StMaartenNews.com is always on point with editorials and opinion pieces.

StMaartenNews.com is the best in political analyses, court cases and investigative reporting. We tell it like it is. StMaartenNews.com is the only news site to bring the news directly to you via email. Subscribers register online at StMaartenNews.com for a free subscription to the daily newsletter and read the news on their smartphone, tablet and desktop computer. We have over 5500 email subscribers and the list is growing each day.

Because we do things and view things differently at StMaartenNews.com, support our work via our Patreon account. With your support via Patreon we won't have to rely only on advertising to fund our work. Your financial support via Patreon keeps us independent. Your monthly recurring financial support fund our editorial and journalism staff who every day go out to report the news.

At StMaartenNews.com we stand for a critical but fair approach towards decision makers, we respect human rights, we stand up for the environment and we fight for the little guy... and girl. StMaartenNews.com, your virtual newspaper for Country St. Maarten. StMaartenNews.com, for news, views, reviews and interviews.

How Patreon works

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is more than welcome.

What we will use the money for

Our initial goal is $12,000/month. That money plus the advertising income will be enough to keep StMaartenNews.com going, indefinitely. Here are StMaartenNews.com's costs:

  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments when the news is hot.
  • ConstantContact. The service we use to email our newsletter out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website powered by Wordpress, so there are always updates and patches that need installing and occasionally, we add a new site feature, like for instance the Obituaries page. We have a webmaster and we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.
  • The Publisher. Managing StMaartenNews.com is a job like any other job.
  • Employees. We need staff to manage the daily news gathering, reporting, editing, uploading, posting, content creation, graphics design and the administration.

Those are the basics. With these items covered financially, StMaartenNews.com can support itself.

Our goal now is to publish and print a paper version of StMaartenNews.com.

However much we would like for our readers and subscribers to embrace the digital age wholeheartedly, there are still a large group of readers - and advertisers - who want to have a physical paper version of StMaartenNews.com in the form of a newspaper.

With your financial support via Patreon, we hope to make the paper version of StMaartenNews.com a reality as well.

Anyway, thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader of StMaartenNews.com.

PS: In order to incentivize you to become a patreon of StMaartenNews.com we are offering you early access to the following publications that are under production as we publish, edit and update these on an ongoing chapter-by-chapter basis until the final product (ebook) is ready.

  • Living, Working & Doing Business In St. Maarten (valued at $29.95)
  • How To Start A Business In St. Maarten (valued at $24.95)
  • All About The SXM Side Hustles (valued at $9.95)
  • StMaartenNews.com Satirical Cartoons Compilation (coming soon!)
  • The Tales & History Of A Major Politician On St. Maarten (coming soon!)
  • St. Maarten Pigs Trough (coming soon!)
  • St. Maarten Corporate Governance Code Explained (coming soon!)
  • The Integrity Chamber and the history leading up to its establishment (coming soon!)



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Be a StMaartenNews.com Reader
$1 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Reader and Get our Free Email Newsletter and Whatsapp Broadcasts.
Be a StMaartenNews.com Supporter
$5 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Supporter and Get our Free Email Newsletter, Whatsapp Broadcasts and Access to Restricted Articles on StMaartenNews.com.
Be a StMaartenNews.com Subscriber
$7.50 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Subscriber and Get our Free Email Newsletter, Whatsapp Broadcasts and Access to Paid Articles on StMaartenNews.com as a Subscriber. 
Be a StMaartenNews.com Advertiser
$100 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Advertiser and Get our Free Email Newsletter, Whatsapp Broadcasts, Access to Paid Articles on StMaartenNews.com as a Subscriber and Get a Free Monthly Advertisement placed on our Website.
Be a StMaartenNews.com Sponsor
$500 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Sponsor and Get our Free Email Newsletter, Whatsapp Broadcasts, Access to Paid Articles on StMaartenNews.com as a Subscriber and Get your Company Logo and Advertisement placed on all our Media Channels.
Be a StMaartenNews.com Donor
$1,000 or more per month
Become a StMaartenNews.com Donor and Get our Free Email Newsletter, Whatsapp Broadcasts, Access to Paid  Articles on StMaartenNews.com as a Subscriber and Get your Company Logo and Advertisements strategically placed on all our Media Channels, including Free Promotion and Media Exposure for your Favorite Charity, Cause or Civic Organization.


Our Media Channels are:

- Website

- Newsletter

- Whatsapp

- Facebook

- Newspaper (Coming soon with your support!)