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Caribbean Reform Entity has 59 measures in mind

PHILIPSBURG - The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) the Kingdom wants to establish in the face of fierce resistance from St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba, wants to implement 59 measures in areas that cover government and finances, the economy,...

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EXCLUSIVE: "Tourism industry exceeds carrying capacity"

Review Thesis of Arjen Alberts: "Tourism industry exceeds carrying capacity" ~ PHILIPSBURG - "I will show that Small Islands Tourism Economies not only exceeded their carrying capacity but also no longer show any increase in productivity." This...

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A united Parliament says NO to Dutch New Entity

PHILIPSBURG - The Parliament stands firm behind the decision of the Council of Ministers to reject the establishment of a Caribbean Reform Entity as a condition for continued liquidity support. All fifteen MPs voted on Wednesday in favor of a...

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Nice move

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD -- Finally it has become clear what the Dutch State Secretary Knops means with his "lowering of 12.5 percent on the total package of labor conditions of all employees in the civil service and the (semi) public sector," the...

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Court orders Schotte to repay Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has to pay 1,844,190 guilders ($1,030,274) to the government of Curacao, the Common Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. The ruling confirms a decision by the Court in First Instance of August 30,...

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Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

PHILIPSBURG - The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation that makes publication possible is in place. The list has already been sent to the Department of Labor Affairs and...

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New conditions for liquidity support are still unclear

THE HAGUE - St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba are quite prepared to implement reforms, but not as fast as the Dutch government demands, the NOS reports. The tempo the Netherlands demands in exchange for assistance is too high, the ministers...

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Press Release by the United Democratic (UD) Party

The governance of the country is spinning out of control, while the government seems to know only one mode: reactionary! The UD party continues to observe with much concern the ongoing developments and the Government reactionary management ...

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PM Jacobs complaints about Stas Knops fall on deaf ears

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs complaints about the (alleged) behavior of State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops in a video conference on June 16 have fallen on deaf ears with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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The Sint Maarten Christian Party - SMCP - is hereby announcing the resignation of Member and Candidate Mr. Michaël Orlando Somersall, who in keeping with the Articles of Association of SMCP submitted his resignation in writing on June 25, 2020.

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PHILIPSBURG -- "No governing program or a clear ministerial list of priorities continue to place our country at risk as we go through this pandemic," says Stuart Johnson, former Minister of TEATT.

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Staycation a missed opportunity

PHILIPSBURG - "A golden opportunity to truly promote economic activity throughout our island and to further strengthen the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with our French counterpart has been missed," remarked Stuart Johnson former TEATT Minister.

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"Government's management of the country of growing concern"

PHILIPSBURG -- "The overall governing of the country and our constitutional future and relationships remain a major concern and should be continuous topics for the Parliament of St.Maarten," stated the United Democratic Party (UD).

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PM Silveria Jacobs sends letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte

The tone of State Secretary Knops was described to be quite unpleasant during the meeting and State Secretary Knops even ended the virtual meeting prematurely and rather abruptly.

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MP Buncamper: Let’s use the land for agriculture

PHILIPSBURG -- Last Tuesday Member of Parliament of the USP faction Claudius Buncamper sent a letter to the minister of VROMI, Egbert Doran, in which the MP expressed his concerns with the current situation with the land at the Emilio Wilson Estate.

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The negotiating team during the deliberations of PJIAE

LtoR: Sharlon Cathalina, President of ABVO; Levinus Dijkstra, Legal Assistant to the Mediator’s Office; Marcellina Loblack, Government Mediator; Leo van der Meiden, PJIAE CFO; Linda Froston, Head of the Department of Labour and CEO Brian Mingo, PJIAE

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Government looking to repatriate students studying abroad

GREAT BAY—The government is busy with acquiring a flight to bring the students studying abroad home. The Minister of Education Drs. Rodolphe Samuel announced at the COM press briefing that he is working to get this done.

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Ministry hires 6 nurses and a doctor to do health screenings

GREAT BAY -- The Minister of Health and Labor Richard Panneflek has announced that his ministry will be employing additional staff under the direction of the Collective Prevention Services, even as they are looking to open the Airport.

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American Airlines Resumes Flights to the Caribbean

American resumes scheduled service to eight destinations in the Caribbean previously suspended in March due to coronavirus travel restrictions. We are resuming operations from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Santo Domingo (SDQ), Santiago (STI)

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Humanitarian Flight from St. Maarten to the US July 18, 2020

BOOK NOW Humanitarian Flight Information for Sint Maarten - U.S. Co... nsulate General Curacao (July 9, 2020) Location: Sint Maarten Event: Humanitarian Flight to Ft. Lauderdale on July 18 Operated by Spirit Airlines The U.S. Consulate is pleased ...

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Airport Inn loses lawsuit against Bada Bing company

PHILIPSBURG - Lunteren, the company of former Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel does not have to pay Airport Inn Hotel $875,000 in rent arrears, for a disappeared generator and for reconstruction costs for its building on the Sr. Patientia Road ...

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Payday for jeweler's former employee

PHILIPSBURG - KRK Corporation, the entity that operates Milano Diamond Gallery and Diamonds Are Forever in Philipsburg is on the ropes for a hefty payment to a former employee after the Common Court of Justice threw out its appeal against an...

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Minister of Justice receives update on Function Books

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, the Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, received a presentation via Zoom from the consultancy firm Balance, which was contracted by former Minister of Justice, Van Hugh Cornelius De Weever, to prepare the...

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SMDF Presents Audited 2019 Annual Report to PM Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) closed out the month of June by presenting its Audited Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2019 to the Government of St. Maarten via Minister of General Affairs and Prime Minister...

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LU students accepted to prestigious colleges

Caption: Head of the schools College Counseling department Mark Beland. ~ LUPS students accepted to prestigious colleges ~ CAY HILL - Learning Unlimited Preparatory School (LUPS) will continue its proud academic streak of sending virtually 100%...

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On June 27,2020, The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Mid Isle had its annual Change of Board (COB) ceremony. Considering the economic state that our island is in and the fact that we are still not fully COVID free, the club decided to do this year's...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, July 09, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) July 10, 2020 WEATHER: Tonight through Friday evening: Partly cloudy with light haze and brief passing showers possible.

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Hurricane Season already sees 5th storm form

The fifth named storm - Edouard - of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed over the past weekend south of Newfoundland, Canada, and this is a stark reminder to be prepared, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Tuesday. Edouard...

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Caribbean Friendly Skies

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ Have you ever heard of the 'Caribbean Friendly Skies', an airlift concept where all the flight connections are fast, the schedules are efficient, the flight attendants are beautiful, the pilots are good looking, the assistance

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Combating Recession in the Caribbean through Co-ops

Publisher's note: The article below was first published in April under the title 'THE economy opportunity of the moment'. Erroneously, this article was republished under the above heading 'Combating Recession in the Caribbean through Cooperation' ...

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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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DCOMM intensifies COVID-19 and Hurricane Season PSAs

The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaigns for COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Observations have been made where there are some persons within the community who are not adhering to...

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CPS acknowledges Caribbean Public Health Day

The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), hereby acknowledges 'Caribbean Public Health Day (CPHD)' which was observed on July 2nd, which marks the legal...

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Analyse: Uit impasse komen; geen tijd te verliezen

Een vriendelijke handreiking of een vijandige overname. Of: een vijandige handreiking en een vriendelijke overname? De door staatssecretaris Raymond Knops van het Nederlandse kabinet-Rutte voorgestelde 'Hervormingsentiteit Cariben' en de daaraan...

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Aruba negeert gezondheidsadviezen voor grensopening Amerika

ORANJESTAD - Als enige land in het koninkrijk opent Aruba morgen 10 juli de grenzen met de Verenigde Staten. Aruba negeert daarmee de adviezen van epidemiologen en medici. Maar ook signalen dat veel inwoners en bedrijven zich niet houden aan...

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Dutch football association to publish protocol for matches

The Dutch football association is publishing a protocol for clubs on how to restart matches while upholding social distancing rules. Public games have been allowed since July 1, as long as spectators keep a 1.5m distance.

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Corona crime report: 15,000 fines

Since the start of the lockdown, there have been 294 recorded 'corona crimes' ranging from spitting at police officers and claiming to have corona to shoplifters threatening staff. The public prosecution reported on Thursday that police officers...

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