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Auction Pasanggrahan hotel rescheduled for March 4, 2021

PHILIPSBURG - The auction of the Pasanggrahan Royal Guest House on Front Street is not off the books yet. OBNA, the Development Bank of the Netherlands Antilles (Ontwikkelings Bank Nederlandse Antillen), announced in a press release that the...

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NEW: AirStMaarten to launch Shared Charters between the ABC-islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Prices start from $359 US Dollars per seat. For reservations submit a booking request online at:

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Funeral Announcement for the late Yolanda Pitter Thomas

We regret to announce the passing of: YOLANDA FEUDALIZA PITTER THOMAS ~ Sunrise: September 9, 1984 ~ Sunset: November 24, 2020 ~ Funeral will be Friday, December 11, 2020, at New Testament Baptist Church in Philipsburg at 10am.

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Invest in monuments

Government should invest in monuments. It is the perfect investment for Country Sint Maarten. Monuments were back front and center in last week's Parliament's meeting when Minister of Culture, Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel gave a presentation about the ...

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Monument Fund is almost there

PHILIPSBURG - The creation of a Monument Fund is almost completed, Minister Drs. Rodolphe Samuel (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport) told Parliament members last Thursday during a meeting about the state of the monuments in St. Maarten....

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How to preserve our monuments historical heritage

By Achken Roberto Richardson ~ Supposing Government wants to preserve building monuments, then the Country should be the owners of these properties, a policy which I can understand and do support, given the culture, Sint Maarten's families history,..

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MP Emmanuel: A "crying shame" if Pasanggrahan is sold

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel said it would be a "crying shame" if government allows the Pasanggrahan Royal Guest House, a recognized monument, to be sold without even an attempt from government to save it. Emmanuel...

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Kudos to Christophe Emmanuel: Auction postponed

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel was called "our hero" on Wednesday by the owners of the Passangrahan Royal Guest House for his public support for the property, a national monument. The auction of the property was scheduled...

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Emmanuel: Casino decision continues flip-flopping trend

Questions if new decree was issued ~ PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday said the decision by Minister of TEATT Ludmila DeWeever to allow Casino Rouge et Noir to open its emergency exit facing the Cannegieter Street ...

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Anti-Corruption Day 2020
Whistleblower protection program needed

Wednesday, December 9th, was International Anti-Corruption Day. The difficulty of exposing corruption makes a mechanism to support whistleblowers essential. In St. Maarten, the Integrity Chamber was established in 2017 as an independent body that ...

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Meeting between Philipsburg Merchants Association and KPSM

And other reports ~ PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg Merchants Association and members of St. Maarten Police Force KPSM held a preparation meeting on Wednesday about the upcoming end-of-the-year busy season. During the meeting that was held at the...

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SXM Daily News December 10, 2020

SXM Daily News December 10, 2020

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Winair resuming services to Çuracao & Aruba from St. Maarten

55SharesPhilipsburg, Oranjestad, Aruba, Willemstad - The first flight to Çuracao and Aruba from their hub in St. Maarten will be operated on December 21st, just in time for that special Christmas and New Year event. Winair will operate the above...

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Rechtstreekse vluchten van Engeland naar Aruba

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) maakt bekend dat vanaf 16 december rechtstreekse vluchten worden uitgevoerd vanaf luchthaven Gatwick in Engeland, naar Aruba. De vluchten zijn in principe eenmaal per week en...

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TUI verlegt aandacht naar Aruba en Bonaire

Willemstad - TUI verhoogt de vliegcapaciteit naar Aruba en Bonaire. Reden is de code oranje voor Curaçao. Vakantiegangers kunnen nu omboeken. Vandaag is een extra vlucht naar Aruba. Die gaat de 18 e weer terug en morgen is een...

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Ongeloof en boosheid

Binnen 72 uur opnieuw black-out; nu andere oorzaak Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Curaçao is voor de tweede keer binnen 72 uur tijd getroffen door een complete stroomuitval. Na maandagochtend was het donderdagmiddag wéér raak. De...

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Uitzonderingstoestand afgekondigd

Rhuggenaath: Tweede lockdown koste wat kost vermijden Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - Met de ondertekening van het landsbesluit door zowel premier Eugene Rhuggenaath als gouverneur Lucille George-Wout is sinds gisterochtend de...

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Eric Garcia hoeft voorlopig niet terug naar de gevangenis

Redactie 260 0 Willemstad - Eric Garcia hoeft voorlopig niet terug naar de gevangenis. Daar had het Openbaar Ministerie om gevraagd. De voormalige Girobankdirecteur kreeg vier jaar gevangenisstraf, maar die werd omgezet in huisarrest vanwege zijn ...

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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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Hugo de Jonge drops out of CDA leadership role ...

Health minister Hugo de Jonge has said he is standing down as the Christian Democrats leader for the 2021 general election, citing pressure of work on the coronavirus crisis. De Jonge narrowly beat MP Pieter Omtzigt in the July leadership contest ...

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New coronavirus infections spike at nearly 8,800

The number of positive coronavirus tests in the Netherlands surged upward on Thursday, the eighth day in nine that the number of infections has risen. In total, 8,793 positive tests were registered with the public health institute RIVM in the 24...

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Sanofi GSK Covid vaccine faces delays

One of the vaccines ordered by the Netherlands for the mass anti-coronavirus vaccination programme has been found not to work well on older people and now faces delays. Sanofi and GSK say their joint vaccine is effective on people aged 18 to 49...

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EU leaders agree budget deal compromise

EU leaders have reached a compromise with Hungary on Poland which will allow the €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 recovery fund to be unblocked, despite initial Dutch doubts. Rutte told the Dutch parliament last month that the Netherlands could...

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Russian spies had at least 10 sources

The two Russian diplomats who face expulsion from the Netherlands for spying had at least 10 sources for information, Erik Akerboom, chief of domestic security agency AIVD, told radio programme Nieuws en Co. 'We were able to establish fairly...

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