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Alarming spike in corona-infections

PHILIPSBURG - The COVID-19 crisis seems to be raising its ugly head again as reports came in claiming that initially three patients with corona-virus related illnesses were hospitalized at the St. Maarten Medical Center on Thursday. The numbers...

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Publisher's note: We're back!!!

Our website is now being hosted on a bigger webserver. It took over a week to complete the migration process. This was due to the enormous size of our news images database. But now we are set for another three to four years. We need to tweak the website, fix some bugs in the software code, and add new plug-ins and features. So, we will be working on that the coming days, weeks and months. We will also be working on some new products and services.

One of our new spin-off products is our new local news magazine called *INSIDE St. Maarten". Take a look at the latest edition now available digitally online at

Just to get you back into the groove of things, here is a closer look at the effects of the latest pension reform plans. The question is, will there by any pension funds left when you retire?

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Author Hensley Plantijn talks about his first published book The Constitution of Sint Maarten - When it is time to vote with radio host Ralph Cantave. This book is now on sale for $15 US Dollars at the Van Dorp locations in Madame Estate and Simpson Bay and at The Family Bookstore in Philipsburg. Watch the recorded interview for more information about this new St. Maarten-based author:

INSIDE St. Maarten is on sale at the major supermarkets for $2 per copy. INSIDE St. Maarten is not a newspaper, it is a news magazine filled with INdepth articles, INteresting INterviews, INtertaining stories and INspiring advice columns. Get your copy today. Don't see the magazine in your favorite shop? Whatsapp us immediately!

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This movement started in June 4th, 2013, by a vibrant young lady by the name of Zahira Hilliman Marmar who had a vision and passion for growing what you eat and eat what you grow. Today the group consist of more than 3k members that share their progress in the garden, shares information concerning gardening, ideas, creativity all garden related. Today we see the group expansing to many categories such as, animal husbandry, honey farmer, garden help, plants for swap, just to name a few.

We enjoyed swapping/ bartering/exchange of plants, seedlings, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Even at times we sit and chat in small groups sharing ideas and solutions. At times end products are also given in this process of exchange/barter, etc., for free.

However on August the 1st, 2020...
We have organized an event where we are encouraging entrepreneurship for both the existing businesses and entering businesses to make extra cash. 
In difficult times like these when the economy is in recession, young entrepreneurs are birthed. It has been proven to be the jump start of the economy over and over again. We are not reinventing the wheel. We are just waking up the existing ambitious and creative mind laid down as building block from our ancestors. 

We are encouraging the public to come and support the individuals by purchasing a fruit, a plant, some seeds or by products. And if you want to trade, we have the traders right there too. This encouragement will help the Home Grower cover there cost for planting and personal needs.

On the 1st of August, 2020, support the local people who will be selling their products. And if you have excess of plants, come also to trade with the Home Growers of SXM.

And if you want to sign up to trade, sale or just buy our T-Shirt in supporting the home growers, just click on the following links that may suit your interest.

Click below and thanks for supporting the Home Growers Of SXM. (Don’t forget your walk with your mask.)


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Minister of Public Health Updates on COVID-19 Developments

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Richard Panneflek hereby updates the general public today, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in order to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest COVID-19 developments and...

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All passengers aboard repatriated flight tested negative

The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Richard Panneflek announced that the 21 passengers aboard the repatriation flight from the Dominican Republic on Monday, July 20th, have tested negative for COVID-19. All...

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New Management Team at Point Blanche Prison

POINT BLANCHE - In efforts to gain stability and a stern handle at the Prison and Detention Center at Point Blanche, the Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, has introduced a new Management Team. This new management team consists of the new...

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Aartwicht Bell now the acting head of Pointe Blanche Prison

PHILIPSBURG--Former prison guard and current President of the St. Maarten Sports and Olympic Federation (SMSOF) Aartwicht Bell is now the acting director of the Pointe Blanche prison, taking over from acting director Rikson Martina. Bell has more ...

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Corona Scare on Bonaire-bound TUI Flight

Kralendijk- A passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tui flight 366 from Amsterdam to Curaçao and Bonaire caused quite some upheaval among both passengers and authorities Thursday evening. The passenger in question had undergone...

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SXM Daily News July 23, 2020

SXM Daily News July 23, 2020

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National Development Vision (NDV) now online

The National Development Vision 2020-2030, developed from the National Development Plan/Project, is now available online on the Government of Sint Maarten website. The Department of The Interior and Kingdom Relations, BAK, has made the document...

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Opening of schools depends on situation regarding COVID-19

GREAT BAY - At Wednesday's Council of Minister's press briefing, the minister responsible for Education, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel said the opening of schools on the island depends on the Coronavirus situation. According to Samuel, this information...

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Minister Doran states Alegria Hotel issue is before his time

Ministry is busy with a full evaluation ~ The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, Mr. Egbert Doran, stated that the issue in regards to the issuance of the water parcel to the Alegria Hotel has...

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Tourism Stakeholders to Receive Certified Training

PHILIPSBURG - The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEATT) along with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau has organized, a Certified Customer Service and COVID-19 awareness training designed specifically for Taxi...

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Winair Implements some Schedule Changes for Statia & Saba

Philipsburg- Winair in a press release today announced a few schedule changes in regards to St. Eustatius and Saba. Effective July 30, 2020. Winair will add one weekly flight to St. Eustatius. In keeping with the most recent protocols...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

At 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.8 North, longitude 49.4 West or about 1080 miles southeast of St. Maarten. The system is moving toward the west near 13 mph with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph.

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Tropical Storm Gonzalo a Reminder to Review Boat Readiness

The seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed this week in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean island chain. It is a clear reminder once again that all have to be prepared. According to forecasters, this is the...

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Politieke instabiliteit Curaçao: Gebroken partijen en...

WILLEMSTAD - Terwijl Curaçao door de coronacrisis te maken heeft met de grootste economische en financiële crisis sinds tijden, creëren lokale politici vooral politieke instabiliteit. De Curaçaose politiek kwam afgelopen week in een impasse...

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Commotie over facturatie MRT

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - In verband met wat directeur Gilbert Martina van Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) noemt 'een bewuste aanval' op (bijna ex-)minister Suzy Camelia-Römer van Gezondheid en nu ook op de ministeriële regisseur &...

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Groen licht voor MFK-fractie

Partijraad geeft mandaat om kabinet naar huis te sturen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De MFK-fractie in de Staten heeft van de partijraad groen licht gekregen om het kabinet-Rhuggenaath naar huis te sturen. Dat is woensdagavond...

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Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for...

PHILIPSBURG - With the peak of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season approximately three weeks away, coastal residents living near beaches as well as businesses that are located along coastal areas, are advised to have plans in place for possible...

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School Bus Transportation available for Exam Students

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) informs all parents of students with secondary exams that school bus transportation has been arranged for the transportation of students for the ...

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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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St. Maarten airport to open August 1st to USA with reduced flights. Good or bad?
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Calls grow for facemasks in all Dutch public spaces

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has called for urgent research into whether the Netherlands should impose compulsory face masks in public space, after weekly infections almost doubled in a week. Speaking to Nieuwsuur news programme, also on...

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Coronavirus spreads among under-30s

People in their twenties are the most likely group to be infected with coronavirus according to the latest RIVM figures. Nearly 23% of all positive tests since July 1 were from people aged 20 to 29, compared to less than 7% in March.

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Study suggests face masks needed in bars ...

As coronavirus infections almost double in a week, initial tests for a University of Twente study suggest that it could be vital to wear face masks in bars and cafés, reports the AD. Detlef Lohse, professor of the physics of fluids, is leading a...

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Six more arrests for riots at coronavirus protest

Police have arrested another six men for suspected involvement in riots protesting against coronavirus measures in the Malieveld in The Hague in June, reports Omroep West. A group calling itself Viruswaanzin (virus lunacy) had organised a...

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New (contained) COVID-19 Case on St. Eustatius

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- A new positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed on St. Eustatius earlier this week. According to Deputy Government Commissioner Alida Francis, the person is an essential worker who was in central quarantine after ...

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