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COVID-19 active cases have declined to 74 confirmed

PHILIPSBURG - As of August 6th, at 16:00, The Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek was delighted to announce that the active COVID-19 cases has decreased from 80 to 74 persons. The new...

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Wearing of a mask is mandatory on public transport in...

SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) - The use of masks is mandatory in vehicles, intercity public transport (TCI Bus - 9 seats), public transport (BUS - 9 places) and Taxis de Saint-Martin (5 - 16 seats), the Collectivity of Saint-Martin said in a press...

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Covidist Richardson's urgent advice for governments

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG - Countries need knowledgeable leadership and they must make evidence-based medical decisions. That is the message from Lt. Colonel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, a COVID-19 researcher from Anguilla who currently works at ...

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Coronavirus: The Basic Dance Steps Everybody Can Follow

Over 10 translations available at the bottom of the article. More translations welcome. My two previous articles, Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now and The Hammer and the Dance , have gathered over 60 million views together and have been...

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SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN (COMMENTARY - By Malick Maachi) - In addition to the severe effects of Irma, we now also need to worry about a second and potentially third wave of the CoVid-19 outbreak once the (quarantine) restrictions are further loosened.

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UD, USP and PFP Factions in Parliament Request Meeting

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - With the decision by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport to reverse its previous decision to implement in-class education as per August 10th, the aforementioned factions consider it pivotal that the...

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Buncamper - Adopt tolerance policy for usage of soft drugs

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the Minister of Justice, the honorable Anna Richardson on Thursday recommending the instituting of a tolerance policy on the...

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SINT MAARTEN/SAINT-MARTIN - Gracita Arrindell, Leader of the People's Progressive Alliance (PPA) stated on Wednesday in a media statement that the: "Border blockade is being used increasingly as an instrument to control the free movement of our...

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CIBC First Caribbean pays tribute and gratitude to MHF

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - CIBC First Caribbean recently made a donation of gratitude to the employees at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), the health care institute said in a statement. The Mental Health Foundation is the leading secondary...

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Teo's Superette, new mini supermarket in St. Peters

In the mold of a Colmado and Bodega ~ ST. PETERS - The district of St. Peters and surrounding neighborhoods will benefit this week from the opening of the area's first mini-market with a focus on daily home essentials. Teo's Superette is a...

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Weather Report Meteorological Department St. Maarten (MDS)

An approaching tropical wave will cause cloudiness, showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms during this forecast period. Residents and users of areas prone to flooding are advised to be vigilant, as some showers may be heavy.

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Eigen voorstel van Sint Maarten

Premier Jacobs vraagt tijd voor open dialoog over entiteit Van een onzer verslaggevers Philipsburg - Sint Maarten accepteert niet zonder meer het voorstel van Nederland voor de Caribische Hervormingsentiteit. In een brief aan staatssecretaris...

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VS ontraden bezoek SXM, Aruba en Curaçao

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De Verenigde Staten ontraden Amerikanen om Sint Maarten, Aruba en Curaçao te bezoeken. De eilanden hebben een zogenoemde level three-waarschuwing gekregen in een gisteren gepubliceerde lijst. Dat betekent...

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MAN wil spoeddebat over NOW

Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - De MAN-fractie in de Staten heeft een verzoek ingediend voor een spoedvergadering over de NOW-regeling en andere financiële noodsteun aan bedrijven en individuen. Het is volgens de fractie van groot...

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92 Nieuwe coronagevallen op Aruba

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Zoals velen al vreesden zijn veel mensen op Aruba de afgelopen weken besmet geraakt met Covid-19. Gisteren werden 92 nieuwe besmettingen vastgesteld. Volgens minister-president Evelyn Wever-Croes is slechts een ...

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Grote uitbraak op Aruba leidt tot strengere maatregelen

ORANJESTAD - In de afgelopen drie dagen heeft Aruba 49 nieuwe gevallen van corona vastgesteld, een opvallende stijging die zelfs in hoogtij maanden maart en april niet voorkwam. Curaçao doet dan ook de grens op slot en Arubanen moeten verplicht...

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CPS reminds community of COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents and visitors to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Prevention Measures that have been promoted to...

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Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

The service of the Certificate of Conduct (CoC) also known as Police Record has been suspended since the COVID Lockdown. We apologize for the inconvenience this has resulted for the public that this service has not yet resumed. As we return to...

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Cafes face closure and mayors get curfew powers

Bars, cinemas and museums identified as centres of coronavirus infection are to be closed for two weeks, and testing is to be introduced at Dutch airports for people from high-risk areas in an effort to stop the increase in coronavirus infections ...

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Dutch urban rescue team arrives in Beirut ...

A team of 64 Dutch search and rescue experts, together with eight sniffer dogs, have arrived in the Lebanese capital Beirut to help look for survivors in the aftermath of Tuesday's explosion, which has killed at least 135 people and injured...

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Speculation mounts about government's new coronavirus plans

Speculation is mounting ahead of Thursday evening's press conference about what new measures the Dutch government plans to take to stem the increase in coronavirus cases. Earlier this week, public health institute RIVM said the number of...

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Albert Heijn's parent company Ahold Delhaize books sales up

Supermarket group Ahold Delhaize, the parent company of Albert Heijn and online retailer, booked net profit of €693m in the second quarter of 2020, double last year's figure. At the same time, the company said Q2 costs were up by €260m,...

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