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How’s this site performing?

How’s this site performing?

As we approach the end of June 2024, we want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible impact our platform has had in just a few short weeks. The response to GEBE Gone has been nothing short of phenomenal, and we owe it all to you – our dedicated visitors and...

BUNCAMPERS TAKE ON GEBE

BUNCAMPERS TAKE ON GEBE

In a recent podcast, a Sint Maarten commentator addressed the island's ongoing GEBE crisis, upcoming elections, and various political issues. The speaker, known for his direct and often critical approach, provided an in-depth analysis of the current situation,...

GEBE’s PR Spin!

GEBE’s PR Spin!

You just can't believe the crap they sell the good people of SXM! Sint Maarten's energy provider, GEBE, has been a topic of controversy for decades. Plagued by allegations of corruption, mismanagement, and incompetence, the company has struggled to provide reliable...

GEBE’s Legal Battles

GEBE’s Legal Battles

The High Cost of Employee Disputes Amidst Sint Maarten's Energy Crisis In recent years, Sint Maarten's energy provider, Gemeenschappelijk Elektriciteitsbedrijf Bovenwindse Eilanden N.V. (GEBE), has found itself embroiled in a series of costly legal disputes with...

GEBE did it yeah… or not!??

GEBE did it yeah… or not!??

Sint Maarten's Power Struggle: GEBE's Plan to End Load Shedding The island of Sint Maarten has been grappling with persistent power outages, as GEBE, the national power company, struggles to meet demand. With four out of ten generators out of service, the company...

Power Outage Report II

Power Outage Report II

Introduction: This report presents a comprehensive analysis of power outages in Sint Maarten during June 2024, based on invaluable data provided by community members through our website. We extend our deepest gratitude to all residents who took the time to report...

SELL GEBE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

SELL GEBE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

Powering Through Corruption: Can Privatization Illuminate St. Maarten's Future? For decades, St. Maarten's energy sector has been a festering wound of mismanagement, corruption, and gross incompetence. At the heart of this disaster lies GEBE, the utility company...

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Egbert J. Doran: Right to Speak?

Egbert J. Doran: Right to Speak?

The Minister of VROMI (Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure) holds significant responsibilities, including oversight of N.V. GEBE, the island's sole electricity provider. The minister has the authority to enforce good governance and...

Monopoly, the past and present
Monopoly, the past and present

Monopoly, the past and present

The Challenges and Opportunities of Utility Monopolies: Applying Theory to NV GEBE Powerplant in Sint Maarten Utility companies, traditionally operating as monopolies, face unique challenges and opportunities in the evolving energy market. The NV GEBE powerplant in...

Factors Contributing to the Mismanagement of GEBE Energy Company
Good read! Critical analysis

Good read! Critical analysis

We found this thesis online. Its written by Ms. Philipps. It's a critical reflection on good governance en the perception of the people. based on the outcomes of the research done by Ms. Philipps we use her framework to analyse the governance of GEBE... Nice work...

The perfect storm?

The perfect storm?

NOAA predicts an above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, with an 85% chance of higher-than-average activity. Forecasts suggest 17 to 25 named storms, 8 to 13 hurricanes, and 4 to 7 major hurricanes. Factors include near-record warm Atlantic waters, La Nina...

Self governance

Self governance

Daily Herald June 13, 2024 Prime Minister Dr. Luc Mercelina of Sint Maarten presented options and costs to address the island's energy crisis. Short-term solutions include containerized generators and power barges, while long-term plans involve new generators...

GEBE DONT ASK DONT TELL SXM
The candid GEBE conversations

The candid GEBE conversations

A psychological approach (download the whole transcript here, free of charge) First the setup details: Time Limit: Each session has a fixed duration, ensuring that the meeting does not extend indefinitely. 30-Second Rule for Questions: Each participant is given 30...

GEBE data dig
First data analysis

First data analysis

Introduction The following analysis provides an in-depth examination of power outages, attributed to load shedding, reported in various regions of Sint Maarten. Despite the platform being active for only three days, the data collected provides some provisional...

The Ralph Cantave files

The Ralph Cantave files

Ralph Cantave, a renowned journalist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate, has once again showcased his investigative prowess with his recent in-depth work on GEBE. Initially shared on Facebook, Ralph's important findings deserve a platform with lasting...

Rat vs outages? Or something else?
Global warming a serious issue?

Global warming a serious issue?

Is GEBE right, and is global warming a serious problem? Conclusion, there is proof for their statement, but it's not something that good governance and planning can overcome.... The increased load demand due to rising temperatures and economic growth is a...

Common causes outages
Global causes power outages

Global causes power outages

Frequent power outages are often symptomatic of underlying governance challenges and infrastructural inadequacies in countries with insufficient energy supply. Several recent studies highlight the diverse causes contributing to these disruptions: Aging and...

Outages SXM good for crima
Power outages good for crime?

Power outages good for crime?

Power outages are associated with an increase in crime, especially during periods of prolonged power outages. Here are some conclusions from recent studies: Criminal Activity: A study on the impact of power outages on crime in the United States found that crime...

outages SXM kills businesses
Power outages bad for business?

Power outages bad for business?

Power outages have a negative long-term impact on the economy. Here are some conclusions from recent studies: Productivity Costs: A study on the impact of power outages on the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises in Senegal found that power outages...

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SMN News : Mismanagement at GEBE

SMN News : Mismanagement at GEBE

 26 August 2022 GEBE's ongoing issues stem from years of mismanagement and incompetence. Despite their claims that problems are recent, reports show long-standing troubles exacerbated by a ransomware attack on March 16th, 2022. Temporary managers have been accused...