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Open Letter to Dutch State Secretary Knops

Dear State Secretary Knops, We have taken note of your letter sent to Prime Minister Jacobs in regards to the suspension of the fifth tranche of liquidity support (Naf 39 million) due to very worrying developments regarding the corporate...

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Airport Saga from we own

Dear Media, Would like to address you with some factual information regarding the recent political developments. It would seem as if everyone is washing their hands of the Mingo saga and now attempting to throw the honorable Minister of Teatt...

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MP Wescot-Williams demands an explanation of airport saga

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams is demanding an explanation of the government's handling of the PJIA airport affair. The MP also wants clarity on the suspension of the airport holding company, PJIAH, managing director...

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It's their money at stake; not ours

One would wonder why Royal Schiphol Group (RSG) is making such a big stink about the airport. But one must remember, Schiphol is synonymous with The Netherlands which is part of the European Union. The $100 million dollar funding was provided by...

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Déjà vu

Dear Editor, I can remember back in the 90s and early 2000s, with the first large renovation project of the Port at Point Blanche, the Conditions for the financing by the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT), was that Financial and Economic...

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Knops withholds liquidity support and chastises PM Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG - State Secretary Knops has put the fifth tranche of liquidity support on hold until the government has acted "sufficiently vigorous" to rectify the problems at Princess Juliana International Airport and to safeguard the...

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ABN-AMRO pacifies clients in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The ABN-AMRO bank has temporarily withdrawn its intention to terminate relationships with clients who live outside of the European Economic Area. The measure would have affected account holders in St. Maarten like BZSE-attorney...

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Court reinstates airport-director Mingo

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance reinstated Brian Mingo as director of the Princess Juliana International Airport Exploitation Company (PJIAE) with immediate effect on Wednesday. The airport holding (PJIAH) and the exploitation company...

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PJIAE employees speak out

Editor's Note: It would seem that since the SXM Airport CEO Brian Mingo has been fired, the employees at the airport have come to realize that nothing much has changed in regards to their circumstances. As a matter of fact, things seemed to have...

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Judge to rule in airport hearing on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG - The Judge in the Court of First Instance will hand down a preliminary judgement in the case regarding the dismissal of the Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo on Wednesday upcoming. According to reports, Mingo was fired by the Board ...

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Schiphol threatens to terminate airport cooperation

PHILIPSBURG - The Royal Schiphol Group threatens to terminate its cooperation agreement with the Princess Juliana International Airport per July 15 unless the holding and the exploitation company take certain measures by May 26 to correct...

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PFP: Schiphol Group Letter Worrying, But Not Shocking

PHILIPSBURG - PFP members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson expressed concern, but not surprise, at the May 6th letter sent by Schiphol Group to the Government of St. Maarten. In the letter, Schiphol Group makes it clear that until ...

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Schiphol alarmed about airport's corporate governance

PHILIPSBURG -- Schiphol International director Kjell Kloosterziel expressed his "profound concerns" about the corporate governance of the Princess Juliana International Airport and about the airport holding. The letter is dated April 9 and...

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Government receives the first batch of vehicles ...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Government of St. Maarten has received the first batch of requested vehicles under the Emergency Recovery Program 1 of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund. The vehicles were procured by the National Recovery Program...

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SSRP Income and Unemployment Support Program Extended

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SSRP Income and Unemployment Support Program online portal is now open for application requests for the month of May 2021. Both programs of the St. Maarten Stimulus and Relief Program disburse ANG 1,150 for the...

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Hurricane Pass Application Process Starts May 12 to June 15

The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season which starts June 1 and runs through November 30, commences on Wednesday, May 12. There are two types of passes, the Disaster Pass and the Hurricane...

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Permit needed for works of profound nature says Ministry

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of Monday April 26th, 2021, article 28a of the National Ordinance Spatial Development Planning (Lrop) presented by the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Egbert Doran, has...

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SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group says residential and business properties in the Cole Bay area will soon be connecting to the company's fiber optic network, now that fiber cables are being laid throughout the district. TelEm Fiber workmen ...

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US $1.7 million distributed to help restore local small biz

PHILIPSBURG - To date, US $1.7 million has been disbursed to enterprises within the St. Maarten small business community who have taken advantage of the combination grant/loan financial assistance offered through the Enterprise Support Project...

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One man is dead and another arrested after a shooting

SINT MAARTEN (DAWN BEACH) - Several patrol officers and the ambulance were dispatched around 9:30pm to Dawn Beach after several calls about a shooting in the area. Upon arrival they found a man in a vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot...

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KPSM officers graduate, class of 2015 (BPO-2)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - On Friday, May 7, 2021, 15 police officers from the Class of 2015 attended their graduation ceremony held in front of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg. The graduation was attended to by His Excellency the...

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Parliament Meeting on Country Reform Packages Priorities

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent Central Committee meeting on May 14, 2021. The Committee meeting which was adjourned on March 19, 2021 will be reconvened on Friday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly...

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Guided tour and hike of SXM Hillside & Eco Resort

Great Bay, Sint Maarten - The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the SXM Hillside and Eco Resort (South reward) is hosting a free nature hike & guided tour of the botanical garden on Saturday...

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Liquiditeitssteun NL in gevaar; nieuwe coalitie tegen COHO

Door: Dick Drayer 3806 0 De liquiditeitssteun van Nederland aan Curaçao loopt gevaar, nu de nieuwe coalitie een uitnodiging van Knops om deel te nemen aan het overleg over COHO heeft afgeslagen.

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Geld in overheidskas eerder op

Rhuggenaath wijst MFK en PNP op extra coviduitgaven Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Door allerlei extra overheidsuitgaven in verband met de covidpandemie zal het Curaçaose liquiditeitstekort zich al eerder aandienen dan verwacht. Dit...

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Zeven partijen voldoen aan vereisten voor verkiezingen Aruba

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Zeven politieke partijen die zich hebben aangemeld voor de parlementsverkiezingen van 25 juni, hebben voldoende steun verzameld en komen op de stembiljetten. Nog een partij, Curpa, heeft op dit moment...

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Nieuw parlement Curaçao wil vooral eenheid terug brengen

WILLEMSTAD - ''Er zijn velen die denken dat politiek een synoniem is van elkaar beledigen. Maar de manier waarop u iemand behandelt, zegt meer over u, dan over die persoon.'' Dat zei Charetti America, de nieuwe voorzitter van het Curaçaose...

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Luchtvaart komt weer op gang

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Met de versoepelingen van de coronamaatregelen, lokaal maar ook internationaal, komt ook het vliegverkeer van en naar Curaçao weer op gang. Sommige luchtvaartmaatschappijen waren trouw blijven doorvliegen, ...

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Four New Positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of May 12th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, five (5) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-two (32). The total number of confirmed cases is now...

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VMT announces 16, 17-Year-Olds & Pregnant Women Eligible

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Vaccine Management Team (VMT) decided on Monday, May 10th, that based on the most recent guidelines, the following categories are now also eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine: Pregnant women, 16 and...

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SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Occupational Safety and Health standards aim to assist workers and their representatives to assess health and safety hazards and their risks in the workplace, adopt and use of appropriate practices, means, methods,...

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Prime Minister Jacobs wishes all nurses a Happy Nurses Day

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - This week we celebrate National Nurses Week and today, May 12, we celebrate International Nurses Day. On this day and during the week, we recognize the people of this selfless profession. Each and every day these...

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Carrefour Market & Celebrity Cruise partner in Vaccine Drive

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Carrefour Markets Sint Maarten and Celebrity Cruises have launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Registration and Appointment Drive along with a special 20% discount offer on Saturday, May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th and June...

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Various health experts address several questions about...

On Tuesday evening a team of international health experts answered many questions from the public about the COVID-19 vaccine for almost 90 minutes via a Facebook Livestream! If you missed it, the whole event can be reviewed on the Government of...

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The VMT decides to put interval between doses back to 3 wks

The Vaccine Management Team (VMT) has decided on Monday, May 10, to go back to a three-week interval between the doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The initial reason to extend the interval to five weeks was based on the expected third wave of COVID-19 ...

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Scientists call for more focus on ventilation against COVID

A group of 39 scientists from all over the world, including the Netherlands, are calling on governments to pay more attention to the role of good ventilation in the battle against coronavirus. In an article in leading academic journal Science,...

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Coalition talks resume as MPs back choice of Mariëtte Hamer

Eight weeks after the general election, talks on forming a new coalition government can begin in earnest, after a majority of MPs supported the appointment of SER chairwoman Mariëtte Hamer to lead the negotiations. Her role is to assess which...

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PCR Requirement may soon be dropped for ABC travel

12SharesKralendijk- Authorities on the three ABC-islands are working to soon abolish the obligation for a PCR test for flights between the islands. This will however only apply to fully vaccinated travelers. Aruba seems to be taking the lead....

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Good lawyers, jobs and their good names back

Dutch parents who were wrongly accused of fraud by the Dutch tax office and forced to repay thousands in childcare benefit want their names cleared and better support from local councils. Rotterdam city council last Friday announced that it will...

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