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St. Maarten Nature Foundation Concerned About Waste Water

Simpson Bay - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has expressed its grave concerns regarding the unrestricted flow of waste water being entered into an area of Kim Sha Beach. During inspections carried out at various times at the area waste and...

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Dear Reader

We have been asked by one of our readers why no one is posing questions to the COO of PJIA airport about the status and progress of the airport's insurance claim.

The reader writes that he thinks we are all eager to know this information, but we have yet to receive any updates on the airport situation.

He is surprised how they can keep the public in the dark for so long.

Another reader informed us that their insurance company has only paid out an advance of 5 million guilders.

We at know from our research into insurance claims handling, damage of that magnitude will involve a lot of haggling with the insurance adjusters. Adjusters will try to shave off 40% off the claim before they settle. has been sending both the COO and the Marketing Manager emails requesting information and/or an interview about the SXM Airport and so far no reactions.

We can imagine that the COO is only an Interim CEO and will refer us to the Minister and the Minister is only a caretaker minister and will refer us to the new incoming Minister and there is no new incoming Minister of Transportation/Aviation because Claret Connor hasn't pass the screening yet. Read his statement to the press below in this newsletter.

We have a Parliament that is a toothless paper tiger and no government-owned company takes government or Parliament seriously. They have nothing to fear. Especially around election time.

So unfortunately, unless SXM Airport agrees to give us an interview, it will be a while before we get clear information about the airport terminal building. Our opinion is that the building should be completely demolished and a whole new structure rebuilt in its place. The mold infestation is a big problem.

We will be continuing our articles series on the demolition plans of the airport management company to gut the building as soon as we see some movements on that front at the airport.

Until then, have a great week. Bon siman!

The Publisher

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Facebook Photo: Trailer truck overturns on Link One

Trailer truck overturns on Link One on the afternoon of Friday, January 12th, 2018, leading to massive traffic jams all the way to the airport. Awaiting a police report on their investigation.

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Connor appointment as minister delayed due to court case

Dear Editor, The names of the new ministers, scheduled to take office have been released and one could rightfully ask: Was Claret Connor not put forward for a ministerial position? Indeed I was. Persons nominated for a ministerial position must...

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D-Day for PPA and Gracita Arrindell

Pond Island - Gracita Arrindell is making a passionate plea to the electorate to come out today, Monday, January 15th, to the former Census Office located on Pond Island from 9am to 4pm to endorse the PPA slate in order for the party to secure...

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Ship jumper PM

By Hilbert Haar ~ The interim government that will take office on Monday is, as some may agree with me, a curious bunch. For the first time in its history, the country will have a ship jumper in the seat of the prime minister - Leona Marlin-Romeo.

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Anna Rabess-Richardson clears the air as to why she left USP

Philipsburg - During an official launching event held at the Coffee Lounge on Front Street in Philipsburg, candidate #5 on the National Alliance slate, Anna Rabess-Richardson, explained the reasons why she ended up leaving the USP party....

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No regrets for making Haiti a 'shithole'?

by Sir Ronald Sanders ~ The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as "shit hole" countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their government and Congress should...

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Julian Lopez Ramirez sworn in as new board member of CBCS

Willemstad/Philipsburg - On Tuesday, January 9th, Julian Lopez Ramirez was sworn in by the Governor of Sint Maarten as a new board member of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (the "CBCS"). Lopez Ramirez is the seventh member of the...

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On February 26, 2018, a "snap" election will take place. Voters are called to cast their vote to elect 15 Parliamentarians. According to the Constitution of St. Maarten, Parliament has the task to approve concept laws of the Council of Ministers...

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The Caribbean needs incubators

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Wow, why, what? Is there an upcoming baby-boom? Is it related to this year's carnival? Why don't they distribute contraceptives? Those are questions that I don't have answers for. But I had something else in mind anyway. I...

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Poll Responses (20): " Are the ship jumpers being rewarded? "

Yes - 72.7%
No - 27.3%

Poll sponsored by StMaarten Flowers, where you order online, we deliver offline.
We need a Business Incubation Center in St. Maarten. Agree?
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Seaborne Airlines to be bought by Silver Airways

SINT MAARTEN/USVI - For those who depart the Princess Juliana International Airport on Seaborne (or arrive at SXM Airport) will be traveling on a rebranded airline called Silver Airways. Seaborne Airlines announced a few days ago plans to sell...

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Fly All Ways cancels all flights

PARAMARIBO - Fly All Ways has canceled all flights between Paramaribo and Curaçao. Between January 17 and 31, their only aircraft will be in maintenance. Passengers who had already booked received an e-mail. Those who want to fly after January 31 ...

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CBS starts Omnibus survey on St. Eustatius and Saba

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - During the months January and February of this year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will conduct the Omnibus survey on St Eustatius and Saba. Interviewers of CBS will go to the randomly selected persons to administer the...

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Venezuela keeps the border with the ABC Islands closed...

WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela keeps the border with Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire closed for at least three more days. That was announced in Venezuela. The meeting this afternoon between the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn Wever-Croes and two ministers of...

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Venezuela to lift ban after resolution has been signed

ORANJESTAD - Today a meeting took place in Aruba between the countries Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands and Venezuela to find a solution to the measures unilaterally imposed by the South American country. After this travel and trade ban, several...

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Methodist Church representatives to discuss Climate Change

SINT MAARTEN/ANTIGUA - Representatives from the Methodist Churches in the Leeward Islands (Sint Maarten/St. Martin, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, St. Kitts & Nevis), Dominica, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Aruba, Montserrat, Guadeloupe,...

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Minister Jacobs National Day of Prayer Message

POND ISLAND - The National Day of Prayer was held on Sunday afternoon at the Government Administration Building on Pond Island. The Minister of Culture Silveria Jacobs delivered the following message to those who attended the service. "The theme...

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CPS increases awareness of the need to protect antibiotics

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The United Nations (UN) health agency, the World Health Organization (WHO), has embarked on a campaign to make antibiotic resistance a globally recognized health issue and to raise awareness of the need to...

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CPS calls on community to adhere to hand hygiene and...

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on the community to practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette in order to prevent ...

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CPS calls on community to be observant for chicken pox

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a public health agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, has observed based on its communicable diseases surveillance system during the...

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Consumer Coalition meets with Minister of Public Health...

POND ISLAND - Minister of Public Health Emil Lee on Friday afternoon January 12th met with the Sint Maarten Consumer Coalition (SCC) coordinators to address their concerns with the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) tariff increase of 41.8% per...

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Biggest Dutch pension fund drops tobacco, nuclear weapons

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch civil service pension fund ABP, one of the biggest pension funds in world, is to phase out all investments in tobacco and nuclear weapons. The pension fund intends to sell all its investments in the tobacco...

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Peru 7.1 magnitude earthquake kills two

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has left two people dead and 65 people injured in south-west Peru, the Peruvian government said. The earthquake occurred at 04:18 local time (09:18 GMT) on Sunday. The epicentre was in the Pacific Ocean and tremors...

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SXM Daily News - 12 Jan 2018
TV Carib Informer - Jan 12 2018

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