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Former court branch manager remains liable

PHILIPSBURG - The former branch manager of the court in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, still has to repay the court more than a million dollars, even though the court for civil servants declared a higher claim against her by the Common...

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INSIDE St. Maarten news magazine - The Zero Edition

INSIDE is a new news magazine for St. Maarten INSIDERS with news from INSIDE St. Maarten, including INdepth articles, INteresting INterviews, INtertaining stories and INspiring columns. See one of our articles below here: INterview with Jah Bash.

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St. Maarten informal economy grounded to a halt

St. Maarten's underground economy has been grounded to a halt. brings you an analysis ~ The current population of St. Maarten is 42,797 as of Tuesday, May 4, 2020, based on the latest United Nations estimates. The exact number...

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"Businesses and the middle class will be the hardest hit"

PHILIPSBURG - When it comes to crisis analysis in post-disaster situations, Clifford Illis is our go-to expert. After hurricane Irma in 2017, Illis' analysis of the subsequent insurance crisis that unfolded and his detailed explanation of the...

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Black payments come to haunt local jeweler

PHILIPSBURG - KRK Corporation, a company, doing business as Diamonds Forever and Milano Diamond Gallery, is on the ropes because it paid two former employees black ('zwart') on top of their regular income. The court ordered the company to pay one ...

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Timeshare-owners win final battle against Alegria

PHILIPSBURG - After years of legal battles, the Timeshare Owners at Caravanserai Association (TOCA) has claimed victory over the Alegria Resort. The Supreme Court's Attorney General Valk writes in his conclusion published on March 11 that the...

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Could GEBE do more for its clients?

BES-islands get subsidy to waive fixed tariffs ~ PHILIPSBURG - Saba Electric, the distributor of electricity in Saba, Statia and Bonaire has waived the fixed tariff for all customers until the end of the year. The Dutch government has granted the ...

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Group of Good Samaritans to the rescue

PHILIPSBURG - There is a small group of people organizing and delivering food boxes to people in the communities. Since late March, they have been out silently helping. The group started the initiative when it became apparent that the need for...

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Venezuelans continue to cry for help

PHILIPSBURG - A little more than a week after some of them received help from some Good Samaritans, scores of Venezuelans on Dutch St. Maarten are without food still and begging for help. A group in Cay Hill wants to plead with Parliament for a...

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Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship in Port for Fuel Bunkering

PORT ST. MAARTEN - On Thursday, the Caribbean Princess cruise ship was in port for fuel bunkering. The vessel belongs to Princess Cruises. One crew member with St. Maarten heritage who works onboard the vessel, will be allowed to disembark as the ...

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Carnival plans to relaunch amidst investigation

Carnival plans to sail to the Caribbean again on August 1 amidst a congressional investigation into its handling of the coronavirus crisis ~ PHILIPSBURG - On August 1, Carnival Corporation is planning to restart its cruise operations out of three ...

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Start International Nurses Week

PHILIPSBURG - Today, Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, is the start of International Nurses Week, which ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing), May 12th. As we find ourselves in the middle of a worldwide health crisis,...

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SMMC welcomes volunteer doctors back home

Dr. Kim Verschueren and Dr. Katja Andeweg return from the Netherlands to help fight COVID-19 ~ CAY HILL - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is temporarily receiving assistance from two medical doctors who are very familiar with the island, Dr....

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360 GiftBox Donates Baby Boxes to SMMC

CAY HILL - The OBGYN (Obstetrics and Gynecology) ward at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) received a donation of baby boxes from 360 GiftBox earlier this week. Thanks to this timely donation, the nurses on the ward will gift 48 unsuspecting...

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Psychological services of APAP members available online

PHILIPSBURG - APAP, Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals St.Maarten, would like to inform the general public that the private Psychological Practices of APAP members are available and currently offering their services online...

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COVID-19 Updates per May 7th, 2020: No new positive cases

Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest...

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May 10th deadline to qualify for April payment ~ The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you that there is COVID-19 Unemployment Support for those that have lost their job due to the current pandemic brought on by COVID-19. The Unemployment...

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Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Bus & Taxi Drivers etc.

Income support applicants must resubmit every month before the 22nd The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers. The...

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MPs back support for flag carrier KLM, which lost €1.8bn

A majority of MPs have backed the government's plans to pump up to €4bn into rescuing Dutch flag carrier KLM, which has seen passenger traffic collapse since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

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Government rules restrictions are having a clear impact ..

The impact of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands can be clearly seen in a week by week analysis of when people became ill, according to research by the public health institute RIVM. Although hygiene guidelines and a...

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Sales at Dutch online retail company have soared almost 40% in the first three months of this year as coronavirus drives people to switch to online shopping. And third party sellers who use the platform saw their sales rise by...

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Gyms furious they can't reopen until September

Dutch fitness centres and gyms have reacted angrily to the government's decision not to allow them to reopen until September, although prime minister Mark Rutte did pledge to start talks about an earlier opening. Sector lobby group NL Actief said ...

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Saba's Governor Johnson address: End of Stay at Home

Thursday, May 7th: Address Island Governor Jonathan Johnson - End of 'Stay at Home'

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RADEX BCMS is ready for the 'new normal'

Oranjestad - The ongoing situation that the world is facing has brought many challenges. Many countries have decided to put a lockdown in place. This means that they have closed their borders for commercial flights. The current state of...

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‘Problems with potable water on Statia unacceptable’

ORANJESTAD - Government commissioner for Statia, Marnix van Rij, finds the problems with the supply of potable water on the island 'unacceptable'. He is considering using his authority to let technical staff onto the island, despite the lockdown, ...

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No active cases of COVID-19 in St. Eustatius at this moment

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in St. Eustatius, Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij said during a live radio broadcast. Also, there are no persons in isolation and 11 persons are in self-quarantine, while the number of tests...

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