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USP MPs want to see new Point Blanche Prison finalized

PHILIPSBURG - On October 28, 2020, Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper sent a letter via email to the Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Kingdom Relations, Mr. Jan...

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In St. Maarten you don't really know who your friends are. It is equally true for people who come from abroad touting great plans and presentations and promising things that sound too good to be true. The latter usually sets off an alarm bell with us here at

When we investigate certain friends of certain people, we conclude that you can never really know who your friends are, unless..... Unless you do the necessary due diligence.

In these trying times, especially during this pandemic, we have to be extra careful who we consider to be our friends and who we do business with. We all know the proverbial saying: Show us your friends and we will tell you who you are. Well, read the following articles and you draw your own conclusion: friends or opportunists?

Fredericka Ford: She is a billionaire and her name isn’t Oprah

MP Brison brought Fredericka Ford to St. Maarten

Therapy via the internet proposed as a solution for mental health care on St. Maarten

A multi-million dollar sales pitch

More to come... stay tuned.

The Editorial Team

PS: Our next quiz
For St. Maarten Day, we will be organizing another quiz with more great prizes. Make sure to read all our published articles between now and November 11, 2020. The answer to the quiz will be in one of these articles.

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Koninkrijk op Eieren: "This Kingdom is a failure"

PHILIPSBURG - "In The Hague you had to use a searchlight to find the few people who were really interested in the islands. You cannot be successful with that dossier," former Minister of Administrative Innovation and Kingdom Relations Alexander...

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What's on the Menu Today?

Whatsapp us via +1-721-588-0800 to get the latest menus from our selection of daily chefs and caterers delivering delicious dishes of food to your door. Here is our pick for today: KREATIVE JUICES CATERING ▪︎*▪︎ Lunch for Delivery Thursday, Oct. 22.

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White Paper: Sint Maarten's First Decade as a Country

10.10.10 - 10.10.20 ~ Sint Maarten's First Decade as a Constituent State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ~ A Turbulent Constitutional Odyssey by Julio R. Romney [Instructions: Use the viewer below to open and read this white paper on your device.]

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More than 600 traffic accidents in first nine months

PHILIPSBURG - During the first nine months of this year there were more than 600 recorded traffic accidents, it appears from a press release issued by the communications department of the police force. The A.T. Illidge Road tops a list of twelve...

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9-month overview of traffic accidents on Sint Maarten

Road users take heed the roadways is not your own: 9 month overview of traffic accidents on Sint Maarten The police has done a retrospective of the vehicle accidents that took place over the last 9 months on the island. This analysis looked at...

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MP Sarah: Government at odds on COVID-19 testing

Government at odds on COVID-19 testing, claims to be awaiting the green light from RIVM. Is Government really speaking with the business sector? "During the past week again Government's lack of cohesion on a important matter was as glaring as a...

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Permission to Prosecute MP Christopher Emmanuel Denied

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Appeal Court handed down its decision today on the request filed by the Public Prosecutor seeking permission to prosecute Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel. The Public Prosecutor petitioned the Court for...

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SXM Daily News October 29, 2020

SXM Daily News October 29, 2020

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St. Maarten Covid-19 Chronicles

An opinion article by former minister of TEATT, Stuart Johnson ~ Oh, how I wish deep within my soul we were in better times and better prepared to handle the challenges we are now facing. Like so many of you, I have expressed my opinion and...

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6 recoveries today

PHILIPSBURG - As of October 29th, there were six (6) COVID-19 recoveries recorded; reducing the total active cases to fifty-three (53). The total number of confirmed cases remains at eight hundred and five (805). The Collective Prevention...

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VROMI Minister Doran: injunction against Planet withdrawn

PHILIPSBURG - The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, hereby informs the general public that on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, Steven Johnson withdrew the injunction...

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Dr. Sharine Daniel appointed interim manager NV GEBE

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Supervisory Board of NV GEBE has appointed Dr. Sharine Daniel as their interim manager to lead the company into the year 2021. Dr. Daniel is the first female to ever lead N. V GEBE holding all three functions, (Chief Executive ...

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Kas nu minder dan nul

Land Curaçao per eind oktober in negatieve liquiditeitspositie beland Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Curaçao is deze maand door de bodem van de landskas gezakt en in een negatieve liquiditeitspositie beland. Per eind oktober bedragen de ...

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Verhoging license fee weer actueel

Om gat overbruggingskrediet CBCS-Girobank te dichten Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Opnieuw is de mogelijke verhoging van de 'license fee' actueel. Ditmaal om het door de Centrale Bank CBCS aan Girobank verstrekte overbruggingskrediet...

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Maduro wil banden ABC-eilanden weer aanhalen

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad/Caracas - Het is 'de wens' van de Venezolaanse regering van president Nicolás Maduro om de banden weer op allerlei wijzen aan te halen met de bevolkingen van de ABC-eilanden voor de kust van Venezuela.

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Statia niet meer de enige NLse gemeente zonder raadsleden

ORANJESTAD/DEN HAAG - Inwoners op Sint-Eustatius hebben na twee en een half jaar weer een eilandsraad. Doordat de lokale politiek voor ernstige misstanden zorgden, werd het de enige Nederlandse gemeente zonder raadsleden. Discriminatie,...

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Curaçaose entertainmentindustrie is het zat: 'we kunnen...

WILLEMSTAD - "In de afgelopen acht maanden heb ik mijn hele spaargeld van 8000 gulden zien verdwijnen", zegt een van de demonstrerende muzikanten op het Wilhelminaplein in Curaçao. De coronamaatregelen duren te lang, vinden ze, en de overheid...

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KONINKRIJK OP EIEREN - Download uw eboek hier

REFLECTIES OP 10 JAAR 10-10-10 Het op 10 oktober 2010 tegelijkertijd opheffen van het land Nederlandse Antillen, het stichten van de nieuwe landen Curaçao en Sint Maarten en Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba tot bijzondere gemeenten van...

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Electrical Inspection Open Day

POND ISLAND - The Department of Inspection at the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) will be hosting an open day to assist electricians with creating their online electrical profile. The general...

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Lower the risk of developing breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading cancers affecting women. Every October, the nation and countries around the world profile breast cancer during 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' where a wealth of information is shared on how to prevent it and...

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Community reminded about Mosquito Breeding Habitats

PHILIPSBURG - Over the weekend there was substantial rainfall, and the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is reminding the community to remain...

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Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer

That was the theme for World Hypertension Day that was observed over the weekend on Saturday, October 17 under the banner: 'Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!' Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the leading...

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World Food Day

In recognition of 'World Food Day, observed each year on October 16, the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) in partnership with Spaceless Gardens will offer an eight (8) week program on Agroecology starting ...

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Reconfinement does not apply to French Saint Martin

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has just announced the establishment of a second containment throughout the national territory. This aims to stem the spread of the covid-19 epidemic. The overseas prefects can ...

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Coronavirus: Macron declares second national lockdown ...

BBC - Mr Macron said that under the new measures, starting on Friday, people would only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons. Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars, will close, but schools and factories...

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Crisis talks at KLM as last minute hitches hit cost-cut deal

Dutch flag carrier KLM has failed to reach a definitive agreement on an efficiency drive which is a key condition for a government bail-out, several Dutch papers report on Friday. According to the Financieele Dagblad, the airline has not managed...

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Coronavirus halves population growth

The population of the Netherlands grew by 54,000 in the first nine months of this year, almost half the 102,000 growth recorded in the first three quarters of 2019, according to new figures from national statistics agency CBS.

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Dutch prime minister, king express horror at Nice attack

Prime minister Mark Rutte and other Dutch politicians have condemned Thursday's attack on churchgoers in France, which left three people dead. 'Our thoughts are with the family of those who died,' Rutte said. 'And we say to the people of France,...

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