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Emotional airport employees want their jobs back

PHILIPSBUIRG - The attorneys for nine fired airport employees and the airport-attorney have until next week Friday to file their final argument in a dispute over the immediate dismissal of the workers. After that, the court will take its time to...

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Dear Reader

Today, we heard a story about the negative consequences of adding someone you think you know or an old school friend to your Facebook.

You can never really know if the person you are adding is real or just a fake account of someone looking to cause trouble some way or the other.

Arguably, it is necessary now to do the necessary due diligence before accepting any friend requests on Facebook. If there is any doubt, simply do not add them, and if you have a strong suspicion it is a fake account, report it immediately to Facebook, who we know from personal experiences with cloned accounts, promptly take corrective actions, which we commend them for.

However, prevention is better than cure. So any doubt, save yourself the trouble. Anyone worth being a friend, will look you up in real life and have a real friendship with you. That is why it is always a real pleasure when you show up at your favorite bar at the end of the day and you see your friends there - even your best buddy you have known since you were a kid. The genuine joy you get from that unfortunately Facebook comes no where close in providing that same feeling, no matter the dopamine effect of the instant pleasure seeking behavior social media induces nowadays.

It is weekend, dear readers. Go out, have a drink with some real friends, have fun and enjoy the weekend!


The Publisher

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Visiting medical specialists bring expertise to St. Maarten

CAY HILL - Visiting medical specialists continue to make life better for patients at St. Maarten Medical Center. The hospital this week drew our attention to two such specialists: vascular surgeon Dr. Mirza Idu and Dr. Jesse Jessurun, an...

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The perils of doing it yourself

By Chris Morvan, With all the rebuilding and repairing that has been going on here since Irma, there has no doubt been a collective surge in blood pressure, a lot of bad language and a mixed bag of results as people honed their DIY skills.

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Informateurs to present report to Governor Holiday on Monday

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On March 8, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday received a second update from the informateurs, Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and J.J. Beaujon, on the progress of the information process. The...

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PM Romeo-Marlin receives presentation on Integrity Bureau

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - While on Curacao, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin received a presentation on the Integrity Bureau of Curacao. The presentation outlined its structure, the functioning of the organization and the laws that govern its...

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De Weever welcomes news about airline safety performance

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety. Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic ...

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PM Romeo Marlin pays courtesy visit to Governor of Curacao

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - While on her working visit to Curacao, Prime Minister the Honorable Leona Rome-Marlin paid a courtesy visit to Governor of Cura...

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Grace period granted for motor vehicle inspection til July 1

POND ISLAND - The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications, based on art. 13 verordening op de keuring van motorrijtuigen (hereafter "the ordinance"), informs the general public that considering the socio-economic...

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Y.E.S Foundation Sponsors Free Community Event

BELAIR - The Youth Empowered for Success Foundation, (Y.E.S.) will sponsor a free Motivation Speech in celebration of National Women's Month for the St. Maarten community titled, "Queens You Deserve the Whole Loaf" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

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SINT MAARTEN (ST. JOHN'S ESTATE) - On Thursday March 8 th the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) celebrated another milestone with the festive opening of their three new Elderly Care homes in St. John's Estate.

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St. Maarten Academy PSVE Teacher Talent Showcase

ST. PETERS - On March 10, 2018, the St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. will be holding its first talent showcase. The showcase was an initiative started by the School Coach, Mrs. Beverly Benn in an effort to enhance collegiality while raising funds for ...

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NAGICO Insurances says they have acted in good faith...

PHILIPSBURG - We must as NAGICO respond to a largely inaccurate and misleading article that appeared in The Daily Herald newspaper on 8 March 2018 regarding the Princess Juliana International Airport's hurricane claim. Furthermore, NAGICO have...

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Strong Link Stressed Between St. Maarten and Nevis at...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - "A strong link between St. Maarten and Nevis is rather important; there are lots of people who go to shop there for business," said Greg Phillips, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nevis' Tourism Authority at a meeting ...

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Lenovo and Antek IT Solutions donates IT System to...

When Antek's Leo Ligthart and Lenovo's Mike Abplanalp met with management and IT department of Foundation Catholic Education earlier this year, they were told the story of the damage to the Sister Marie Laurence School with hurricane Irma, and...

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Benjamin & Parker Tax Specialists: Business twilight...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - During a stay in Sint Maarten, the Regional Director, Terence Jandroep CRA of Benjamin & Parker (, presented a seminar on how to mitigate tax impact after hurricane Irma, Jandroep said in a press...

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Central Bank: Public and private sectors are responsible ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Following Hurricane Irma, the Dutch government has made €550 million available in reconstruction aid to Sint Maarten to be managed by the World Bank, the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) stated in a...

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Young boy goes missing after running away from foster home

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten police force is relentlessly searching for 12-year-old Joseph Prince, who on March 5th was placed in foster care and ran away from his foster home on March 6th, 2018.

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Court employee suspected of fiddling with 3rd party account

PHILIPSBURG - An employee of the Common Court of Justice in St. Maarten has been suspended on suspicion of "irregularities" with the court's third-party account. The court has filed a complaint with the public prosecutor's office. The court uses...

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Dog cadaver suspect receives community service and two...

PHILIPSBURG - On January 20th, 2018 a motorist was photographed dragging a dog on the tail of a car while the vehicle was in motion, the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) said in a statement on Monday.

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Bijleveld: no military threat Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom Ank Bijleveld is worried about the situation in Venezuela, but there is no question of a military threat. She said that yesterday during her visit to Curaçao. However, the soldiers are prepared...

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Prime Minister Rhuggenaath in Panama

PANAMA CITY, WILLEMSTAD - The Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath posted on his Facebook account that it was an honor for him to meet with the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela Rodrigues and the Vice President who is also the...

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Sargassum also washed up in bays on the northwest coast

WILLEMSTAD - In the bays, especially on the northwest coast of Curaçao, large amounts of sargassum have washed ashore, just like on Bonaire. This is worrying because animals can get entangled in the algae. With sea turtles, for example, it can...

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Ultimo Notisia is now really bankrupt

WILLEMSTAD - Ultimo Notisia is now really bankrupt. The judge has appointed a curator to settle the matter with creditors. The bankruptcy has been requested by a daughter of the former owner, Chicho Jonkheer. He says that there is a considerable...

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Should the present interim cabinet be asked to stay on?

PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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Council of Ministers has productive meeting with SHTA

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The full Council of Ministers held a frank and constructive meeting with the representatives of the Executive Board and Management of the Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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Red Cross re-affirms commitment to rebuilding. Delivers...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Six months after Hurricane Irma, the St. Maarten branch of the Netherlands Red Cross today re-affirmed its commitment to helping to rebuild St. Maarten by delivering its 500,000 th meal to hurricane-affected children. ...

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Assessing Progress and Challenges for Caribbean Recovery ...

NEW YORK, United States, Friday March 9, 2018 - Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin...

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15 Caribbean Countries to Benefit from Partnership for...

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday March 9, 2018 - The University of the West Indies (UWI) and IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, have renewed a five-year collaboration...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

DATE ISSUED: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) March 10, 2018 ...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN THROUGH SATURDAY... WEATHER: Tonight through Saturday evening: Partly...

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One in 10 retail purchases in the Netherlands is done online

Web shops continue to grow in popularity, ringing up a record €22.5bn in sales in 2017, sector organisation Thuiswinkel reported morning. One in every 10 retail purchases is now made online, Thuiswinkel said. Buyers in the Netherlands totted up...

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Dutch finance minister plans to tackle cryptocurrency risks

The Dutch government wants to take a European and international approach to combat the risks associated with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, finance minister Wopke Hoekstra has told parliament in a briefing. In addition, Hoekstra said he will ...

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New Schiphol boss will be a man, otherwise women would...

The replacement for Schiphol boss Jos Nijhuis will be a man whatever happens, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. The airport group would prefer a new male CEO otherwise there would be more women than men on the four-strong board, the paper said,...

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