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Stimulus plan asks Netherlands for 254 million

PHILIPSBURG - "The budget cannot finance the measures necessary to safeguard the health of the population and avoid social unrest and disruption of the already fragile economy. We need support from the Netherlands," the Stimulus Relief Plan...

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How to get payroll assistance & soft loans (PREMIUM ARTICLE)

PHILIPSBURG - Companies that need help due to the effect of the corona-virus crisis can get several forms of assistance if the Netherlands honors the requests set forth in the ministry of finance's Stimulus Plan. But that help comes with some red ...

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PM Jacobs Allows Essential Services To Open For Two Days

PHILIPSBURG - In an ongoing effort to contain and mitigate the COVID-19 virus on St. Maarten, Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs declared a State of Emergency on St. Maarten on April 4, 2020, during her National Address, with...

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The muddy waters of political pensions (PREMIUM ARTICLE)

PHILIPSBURG - For decades politicians in St. Maarten have been freewheeling towards their old age pension: from their already impressive salaries they never paid a penny for it. If Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion is good for his word, this is...

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COVID-19 Cases per April 16, 2020 - UPDATED HERE ONLY

Self-Quarantine: 95 Active Cases: 41 Self-Isolation: 84 Number Tested: 189 Number Positive: 63 [43 Males - 20 Females]​ Number Negative: 108 Number Pending: 17 Inconclusive: 1 Deceased: 9 Recovered: 12 Hospitalized: 7. Community testing ongoing.

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Government launched COVID-19 Dashboard

POND ISLAND - Government has launched a COVID-19 dashboard where all COVID-19 related data can be seen in one screen, including informational videos, a trending graph of the developments and the latest broadcast of the Prime Minister and Chair of ...

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New plans underway to improve child protection on St Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the Honourable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, held a virtual meeting with various stakeholders from within the ministry as well as representatives from external agencies. The meeting's purpose...

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St. Maarten gets more time to comply with CFATF requirements

POMD ISLAND - The Minister of Justice Anna Richardson announced during the online press briefing on Wednesday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Maarten has been given more time to comply with the changes in the laws required by the Caribbean ...

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Ban on alcohol sale lifted

POND ISLAND - The sale and purchase of alcohol are again allowed as of today, Thursday, April 16, after a four-day temporary ban by government. Residents are warned by government not to be abusive.

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Flags to fly at half-mast

POND ISLAND - The Prime Minister announced that in consultation with legal advisors as to the protocols involved, it will be decreed that flags fly at half-mast Government will therefore, by decree, declare that St. Maarten is in a period of...

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Nearly 30,000 have tested positive for coronavirus

The official death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands has risen by a further 181 to 3,315, the public health agency RIVM said in its Thursday update. The figure only includes people who have been tested for the virus, and the true total...

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know

We've collected our main articles about coronavirus in the Netherlands into one place, to make it easier for you to find the information you need. And do please feel free to share your questions, comments and ideas with us so we can continue to...

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Half a million people may have developed Covid-19 antibodies

As many as one in three people in the Netherlands may have developed antibodies against coronavirus, indicating they have some immunity against Covid-19, the public health institute RIVM said on Thursday. Blood bank operator Sanquin arrived at...

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Bonaire Registers First Covid-19 case; No Additional measure

69SharesKralendijk- Bonaire has a first case of the Coronavirus. This was made public by Island Governor Edison Rijna in a press conference this afternoon. The person who tested positive for the virus has mild symptoms and is not seen as being a...

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Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten receive inexpensive loans

THE HAGUE - Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten will receive an inexpensive emergency loan to bridge the upcoming six weeks. Minister Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) announced this after the Kingdom council of Ministers. With the emergency loan...

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Knops: Mooi gebaar dat politici salaris willen inleveren...

DEN HAAG - Dat parlementsleden en ministers op Aruba, Curaçao en Sint-Maarten willen inleveren op hun salaris, is 'een mooi gebaar'. "Maar er moet veel meer gebeuren dan dat", vindt staatssecretaris Raymond Knops (Koninkrijksrelaties). Politici...

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Ex-patiënt: Veel komt aan op eigen verantwoordelijkheid

WILLEMSTAD - Terwijl het coronavirus de wereld in een lockdown houdt groeit ook het aantal vragen over de besmetting. Want hoe is het om corona te hebben en wat voor impact heeft het op je leven? Caribisch Netwerk sprak erover met een...

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Grote inhaalslag voor digibeet onderwijs op Aruba

ORANJESTAD - "Het onderwijs kan niet zo blijven na de coronacrisis. Het moet gedigitaliseerd en gepersonaliseerd", vindt de Arubaanse onderwijsminister Rudy Lampe. Maar het blijkt nog een behoorlijke inhaalslag omdat het eiland voor de crisis nog ...

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Overheids-nv's in problemen

Curoil, airport en Aqualectra kampen met omzetverliezen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Meerdere belangrijke overheidsentiteiten - zoals Curoil, luchthavenholding Curaçao Airport Holding en Aqualectra - hebben kenbaar gemaakt dat de...

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