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Brison: Heineken Regatta biggest economic event St. Maarten

PORT DE PLAISANCE - During the opening night of the Heineken Regatta, Interim Tourist Bureau Director, Rolando Brison, said that the Heineken Regatta is one of the biggest economic events when it comes to St. Maarten. "Although we talk about the...

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With the opening of the 2018 Heineken Regatta last night, the St. Maarten is set to get a boost of an economic injection that can help the recovery process enormously.

So like the CPS, we wish you all a healthy and safe 2018 Heineken Regatta.

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Governor Holiday appoints informateurs

Harbour View - On March 1, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday requested Mrs. Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and Mr. J.J. Beaujon to accept the appointment to take on the role of informateur to research the possibilities for...

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Pechtold and Meijer conclude visit to Sint Maarten ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Alexander Pechtold and Senator Meta Meijer concluded their visit to Sint Maarten on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. ...

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When our ship comes in

By Chris Morvan ~ An open-top sports car speeds around the twisting mountain road with magnificent sea views on the other side and only a metal barrier preventing the driver from taking the bouncing, exploding shortcut to the beach. The part of...

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Dysfunctional union Curaçao & St. Maarten

On 16 February 2018, the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Union (ECCU) convenes for the 90th time. The ECCU was born in 1983 to assist members with their financial and economic development agenda and the good of the people. ECCU ...

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Central Voting Bureau to meet on Monday to establish results

PHILIPSBURG - The Chairman of the Central Voting Bureau for the elections of the Members of Parliament of Sint Maarten announced that the aforementioned will convene a meeting on Monday, March 5th, at 10am at the House of Parliament to establish...

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Words of congratulations and gratitude from police...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The police management team extends sincere words congratulations and gratitude to the entire community of Sint Maarten for the great shown conduct and cooperation they have given to the police department on the day of ...

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Minister Ferrier says cruise ships in port tell a story...

POND ISLAND - Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier said the hole in the Old Government Admin Building and the blue Samaritan Purse tarp on the Baptist Church tell a story about Hurricane Irma which devastated the country six months ago. "The...

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PM Romeo Marlin about National Recovery Project Bureau...

POND ISLAND - Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers (COM) press briefing, stated that progress is being made to establish the legal basis for the National Recovery Project Bureau (NRPB) where funds from...

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Ferrier says solution being worked on regarding 2018 budget

POND ISLAND - Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier on Wednesday during the Council of Ministers (COM) press briefing stated that the 2018 budget process has hit a bump in the road with respect to a difference in opinion with respect to the...

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Minister De Weever regarding E-Learning about Tourism

POND ISLAND - The importance of tourism to the national economy should be part of the school curriculum, and therefore the Government is exploring the possibility of introducing e-learning workbook to primary school children, Acting Minister of...

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Minister Wuite seeks alternative for insuring properties

POND ISLAND - Minister of Education Jorien Wuite says she is exploring the possibility of having a separate insurance for properties that fall under its ministry which would expedite the future processing of insurance claims in the event of...

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Minister Lee says seven kitchens closed due to infringements

POND ISLAND - On Wednesday during the Council of Ministers (COM) press briefing, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Emil Lee informed the media that the Inspectorate of Public Health had inspected approximately 250 food...

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Deadline for vehicle inspection to be extended to June 30

POND ISLAND - Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the country is still in the recovery phase. Hundreds of vehicles suffered damage.

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KHS&S Contractors clocks fastest time

Great Bay - Wind is often an essential part of sailing. Too much can have an adverse effect, too little can result in boats arriving at the starting line, too soon or too late. But it all came down to experience and team work at the start of the...

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SIMPSON BAY - The Police Force of Sint Maarten is reminding you to keep the following safety tips in mind while attending the events of the Heineken Regatta 2018. Remember the 3 A's of Crime Prevention Be Aware of your surroundings at all times....

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Collective Prevention Services wishes all a healthy regatta

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, would like to wish visitors for the 38 th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta a safe and healthy...

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38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Over 100 World-Class Teams

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The excitement on the docks and bustling through the streets of Simpson Bay is palpable as competitors make final preparations for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which kicks off tomorrow. Despite the island of St.

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Traffic measures for upcoming Heineken Regatta...

COLE BAY - In connection with Heineken Regatta 2018 which will be held form Thursday March 1 st and end on Sunday March 4 th on the premises of Port de Plaisance, the Police Department is informing the general public that some traffic measures...

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SXM Airport featured in Routes News Magazine

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, will be featured prominently in Routes News, one of the most reputable publications in Aviation. Editor, Ed Robertson interviewed Michel Hyman, Chief Operations Officer ...

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Man had enough weapons "to start a small war"

GREAT BAY - The public prosecutor demanded 4 years of imprisonment with 1 year suspended and 3 years of probation against Reinier ChunBon C. on Wednesday afternoon for weapons, ammunition and marijuana possession. The prosecutor asked acquittal...

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Gruesome manslaughter punished with 8 years

PHILIPSBURG - The court n first Instance sentenced Lemar Akin Rogers on Wednesday afternoon to 8 years of imprisonment for the gruesome manslaughter on Reggie Andrews on September 17, 2017. The public prosecutor demanded a prison term of 12...

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Murder trial moved to May

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance moved the trial against Todrick Kahim F. on Wednesday afternoon to May 2. The 43-year old former VKS-officer appeared in court for a pro forma hearing. He has been charged with the murder of Derrick...

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Van Putten requests suspension Dutch from UN Security...

ORANJESTAD - A petition to suspend the seating of the Netherlands in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was sent to all members of the UNSC by 'Island Council Member and Leader of the Coalition of St. Eustatius' Clyde van Putten. Tensions ...

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DG Mobility Delegation concludes Statia infrastructure visit

ST. EUSTATIUS - Director General for Mobility within the Ministry of Infrastructure and Waterways (I&W), Mr. Mark Frequin, has concluded a two-day visit to St. Eustatius on Thursday March 1 st, 2018.

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Kick-off Information Campaign Bank Deposit Guarantee BES ...

Kralendijk- As of Monday March 5, 2018, bank branches in Bonaire will display posters and brochures informing customers about how their bank accounts are protected by the deposit guarantee for the Caribbean Netherlands. The information will...

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Launch new website of The Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland

Today (March 1st) the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland officially launches its new website. You can access this online platform for all relevant information about the services and departments of RCN. You will also find the latest news, vacancies...

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Resistance in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: PAHO calls for...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - In light of increasing reports of extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the Pan American Health Or...

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SCDF reminds about season pass and booth payments

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation on Wednesday reminded booth holders of Carnival Village and registrants for Carnival 2018 Season Passes that their deadlines for full payments are quickly approaching. Season pass...

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Limited Tickets for 'Night of the Hit Makers' on Sale....

MIDDLE REGION - A limited number of tickets for this year's TelCell's 'Night of the Hit Makers' will be released at a discount price starting Tuesday and will end on March 12.

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Behind the Beyond host troupe of 16 visiting clowns

POND ISLAND - In September last year, a devastating Hurricane Irma ravished St. Maarten and downed the spirits of thousands in the population who had lost their homes, their jobs, and much of their spirit to live. Two months later, a performing...

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7th Annual Lighted Parade 2018 postponed

PHILIPSBURG - Rio Productions hereby wishes to inform the general public that, after much thought and consideration, the 7 th Annual Lighted Parade which is scheduled to take place on April 7 th 2018, will be postponed until later this calendar year.

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Powerful storm system could bring large coastal waves of ...

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - According to Crown Weather, a powerful storm system is forecast to bring large sea swells to the Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, The Bahamas and Florida this weekend and into early next week.

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IDB President Says Jamaica on Track to First Digital Society

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 1, 2018 -The head of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB) believes Jamaica will become the region's first digital society. Luis Alberto Moreno expressed that view as the Jamaica Government took...

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Jamaica May Have Found Oil, But It Needs Investors To Dig

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 1, 2018 - Jamaica could be sitting on oil. Two independent live oil seeps have been discovered in different parts of the island - the first documented occurrence of 'live', or flowing, oil from onshore Jamaica,...

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$90 Million Approved For CLICO Payouts in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday March 1, 2018 - Thousands of policyholders of CLICO International Life Insurance Company Limited and British American Insurance Company, which went under a decade ago, are closer to receiving their long awaited...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) March 01, 2018 ...A HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... WEATHER: Tonight through Thursday evening:...

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PHILIPSBURG -- St. Maarten was rocked by two earthquakes on Wednesday. Both were very close to the island, occuring between this island and neighbouring St. Barths.
The first tremor shook several residents out of their beds around 12:40am. That quake had a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter Scale. Its epicentre was about 12 miles (19 kilometres) southeast of Philipsburg or 18 miles (29km) southeast of Farrington, Anguilla.
The second one was around 5:29pm Wednesday. It was 3.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was about 24 miles (39km) southeast of Philipsburg or 11 miles (18km) southeast of Gustavia, St. Barths. ( Source: The Daily Herald)

With so many earthquakes in the news recently, it seems that the frequency of big temblors is on the rise. As per a report by The Guardian, scientists have warned there could be a significant growth in the numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world in 2018. Here are seven main reasons that may have led to a rise in seismic activity across the globe.

1. There have been variations in the speed of the Earth's rotation which may have triggered intense seismic activity. Although fluctuations in the rotation are small and may only change the length of a day by one millisecond, they often lead to the release of vast amounts of underground energy, researchers explain. 

2. Natural geomorphological phenomenon isn't the only factor responsible for earthquakes. Activities like mining, nuclear explosions and groundwater extraction has seen an increase in the number of human-induced earthquakes. As per available data, over 728 quakes in past 149 years might have been induced by human activities. 

3. Man-made earthquakes are getting more common due to poor planning in infrastructural activities like fracking for oil, dam-building, pumping gas without re-filling. 

4. Another reason attributed by scientists for increasing earthquakes is the cooling of earth. Scientists claim cooling causes the contraction of the earth's crust, which results into increased volcanic disturbance causing earthquakes.

5. There has been a spurt in big geological processes. These processes are driving the reactive seismic forces that create earthquakes along faults, trenches, and the planet's many subduction zones.

6. A study claims an increase in the number of earthquakes in recent years not because there are substantially more earthquakes, but because there are more seismic instruments and they are able to record more earthquakes. Check out Dutch News
Where's the rainbow? Workers find pot of gold from 15th...

Water company workers have stumbled on a hoard of hundreds of centuries-old gold and silver coins, broadcaster NOS reported on Thursday. The workers were laying pipes at a building site between Vianen and Hagestein in the province of Utrecht when ...

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The Dutch are feeling safer and are less likely to be victim

The Dutch are feeling safer and are victims of fewer crimes, according to the latest edition of the CBS public safety monitor, which covers both reported and unreported incidents. In total, 15% of the 150,000 people questioned said they had been...

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The Netherlands deports 50 Albanians on special charter...

The Netherlands has recently deported 50 Albanian nationals via a specially chartered flight to Tirana, news agency ANP said on Friday. Of them, four were living illegally in Belgium and the rest were in the Netherlands. Most were being held in...

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