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Sewage water running in the roads of St. Maarten ...

ST. PETERS - made use of the quiet time on the roads while everyone was watching the France-Croatia World Cup final match to make a photo reportage of running water on the streets in the communities around St. Maarten. We have...

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Dear Reader

When we stated in our poll that St. Maarten is filthy, few agreed with us.

Yet when we posted pictures on Facebook of the filthy streets of St. Maarten with sewage water running rampant, the comments of outrage shocked even us. Nothing speaks louder than a good photograph of the evidence to corroborate a statement.

Some commentators even asked why we didn't come into their neighborhood as well to take pictures of the waste water running in their streets.

Maybe our Members of Parliament who are now on vacation can take the time to go into the districts and the neighborhoods and see the state of the communities up close and personal. Maybe even volunteer to help clean up the garbage for instance, like Koto, who we caught here on camera picking up the garbage in Cay Hill.

Remember, cleanliness is next to godliness and charity begins at home. So start with your own neighborhoods and communities and see what needs to be done to clean up the entire district.

Have a great week.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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Notaries accept short term solution for Kadaster

PHILIPSBURG - On Sunday, July 15th, 2018, in an invited comment regarding the expiration of the ultimatum issued by the notaris, minister of Finance, Perry Geerlings, stated that the notaries have accepted a short-term solution in regards to the...

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SDM shares views on Ennia saga and Political Silence.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Over the past years, there have been widely publicized media reports about issues surrounding insurance company Ennia and the companies directly affiliated with it. All mentioned companies are part of the business conglomerate of...

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Council of Ministers attend annual Bastille Day Celebration

MARIGOT - On Saturday July 14th, The Council of Ministers including Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and the Acting Governor His Excellency Reynold Groeneveldt attended the annual Bastille Day Celebrations on French St. Martin. The celebrations...

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Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is 'swamp taxation' because no one...

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The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma

Understanding our parliamentary democracy government ~ By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney ~ With the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, the ruling UD/SMCP coalition government found itself in a political dilemma with not ...

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"Parliament missing in action" says Gracita Arrindell

"PARLIAMENT MISSING IN ACTION AT A TIME WHEN NEEDED MOST BY THE PEOPLE OF SINT MAARTEN" "IT JUST IS NOT RIGHT" SAYS PPA LEADER GRACITA ARRINDEL Philipsburg, July 15, 2018. Gracita states; "Most people took a big sigh of relief when the first...

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Letter: The danger of rising oceans to Puerto Rico

Dear Sir: I would like to share with you a new and disturbing report on the imminent damage that will be inflicted on our communities by the continued rise in ocean levels around the world. The Union of Concerned Scientists has created computer...

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Presenting Shakainah Pompier Arrindell-Miss Teen St.Maarten

Video presentation of Shakainah Pompier Arrindell as Miss Teen St. Maarten International.

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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin addresses gathering ...

PHILIPSBURG - On Sunday, July 15th Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin addressed the audience gathered at the Government Administration Building for the celebration of International Justice Day. "International Justice Day is celebrated around the...

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Geerlings tells over 100 civil servants about restructuring

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings outlined critical elements of his strategic plan focused on driving efficiency and restructuring government, during an introductory meeting with over 100 civil servants from the Finance Ministry,...

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Reminder Annual hurricane season clean-up underway

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby informs the community that the annual hurricane season clean-up continues in the month of July by the various waste...

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The Rotary Club Of Sint Maarten Hosts "Pop Dinner Party"

PHILIPSBURG - SINT MAARTEN - July 15, 2018 - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten hosted a "Pop-Up" dinner party in support of Sister Marie Laurence Primary School on July 8, 2018. A first of its kind on St. Maarten, a Pop Up Dinner is when a chef,...

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SXM Airport CFO/CEO at Caribbean Aviation Day

Simpson Bay - St. Maarten (Sunday July 15, 2018) - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ravi Daryanani of the Princess Juliana International Airport - SXM - was among panelists at the recently concluded...

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WIB Supports "Back to School Drive"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) supports the "3 rd annual Back to School Drive" spearheaded by student Ki-Mani Olivacce, who has called upon the community to donate school supply items for children in need. WIB...

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CPS: Prevent Drowning this School Holiday Season

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising parents and guardians to be vigilant when their children are at the...

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Minister Grapperhaus visits Bonaire

Minister Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) will visit Bonaire on Monday July 16th and Tuesday 17th for the "Justitieel Vierpartijen overleg (JVO)". During the meeting he will speak with the ministers of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St....

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Health insurance office BES signs agreement with FKBO ...

5 The "Wet Maatschappelijke Ondersteuning (Social Support Act, WMO) which is applicable in the European Netherlands, doesn't exist on the BES Islands. The Health Insurance Office BES (ZVK) however, considers it very important that facilities from ...

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Cft: Lagging Amount in Free Allowance Negatively Impacts ...

By Rene Zwart© The Hague - Although the year is now about halfway through, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) has still not established the level of the free allowance for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba for the year 2017. ...

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Who Was Who in S'maatin

For our new series called "Know Your History", "Who Was Who in S'maatin" and "Who You Fah?" here is our first photo and the three category questions: Who was this? What did he do? and Who was he...

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is happy to announce to all Sport, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Businesses on the island that the...

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Caribbean Export launches market intelligence portal

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor ~ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the European Union officially launched its market intelligence...

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First in-house Taxation Risk Seminar July 23-27

PHILIPSBURG - The manager of Prudential Tax Services formerly known as Prudential Small Business Services, Natasha Manuela-Gumbs hereby invites the business community of Sint Maarten to attend an important Tax Seminar for the week July 23-27,...

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WIB Cole Bay Branch Closure as of July 16

COLE BAY - The Windward Island's Bank (WIB) via the following notice announces the closure of its Cole Bay branch. Read for more details.

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Mbappe: France World Cup star 'taking crown from Messi...

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "handing over their crown" as the world's best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe, says former England defender Rio Ferdinand. Mbappe, 19, scored his side's fourth goal as France beat Croatia...

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World Cup 2018: France continue celebrations ...

Rolling report: Join Mike Hytner for the latest news and reaction to France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final

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More awareness needed on how to deal with addiction ...

THE BOTTOM - How do you deal on a small island with alcohol, drugs and domestic violence where everyone knows each other. More awareness is needed, acknowledges governor Jonathan Johnson. "Social control has changed over the years in Saba, being...

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CPS: Stay cool and hydrated during extremely hot weather

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards that have a significant impact on society, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and...

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CPS Advises: Ensure your Vaccination Status is Up to Date

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Considering circulated news about various infectious and vaccine preventable diseases internationally and regionally, citizens are requested to take preventive actions. There have been international reports and...

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The lack of physical activity is seen as a health threat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active; one in four adults and four out of five adolescents are ...

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Review LuminAID Packlite Max, a Solar Powered Phone Charger

ST. JOHN'S ESTATE - The Wizards, specializing in computer repairs and onsite services, is now the official reseller for an environmentally-friendly product that has a very unusual feature: A solar powered LED lantern that is a phone charger as...

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Dutch tourist beaten to death on Mallorca

A 34-year-old Dutch tourist died after being beaten up by a group of five young people near Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The Spanish police are investigating this as a murder and are looking for the perpetrators, ANP reports.

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Google AI team settles in Amsterdam

By Janene Pieters on July 13, 2018 - 13:00 Google Brain, the research team within the tech giant that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI), is settling a team in Amsterdam, AI researcher Nal Kalchbrenner announced on Twitter. The team will...

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Haitian prime minister resigns; cabinet to follow after...

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Less than a week after the violent protests last week in the Haitian capital caused the government to reverse its plans on removing a 2010 fuel...

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More details emerge as Banfield murder case goes to trial

By Eve George Caribbean News Now senior correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - As the trial in relation to the 2016 murder of 20-year-old Shannon Banfield now moves to the high court in Trinidad, more detailed revelations of her unhappy life...

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Unmanned Ocean Gliders Head to Caribbean and Atlantic ...

FLORIDA, United States, Sunday July 15, 2018 -The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will soon launch a fleet of 15 unmanned gliders in the Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean this hurricane season to collect important...

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IMF Warns of More Austerity to Pull Barbados out Depression

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IMF concludes visit to Barbados

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Beryl Makes a Comeback as a Sub-Tropical Storm

FLORIDA, United States, Sunday July 15, 2018 - Just as forecasters predicted could happen, the remnants of Hurricane Beryl that had threatened the Eastern Caribbean last week have re-emerged, although the system is not expected to be around for long.

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

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Legal aid for Dutch cops costs millions: report

By Janene Pieters on July 16, 2018 - 09:27 Since 2015 the police spent 4.7 million euros on lawyers assisting police officers, for example because they used violence, NOS reports based on figures requested from the police. In 2015 the police...

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Woman found in Amsterdam home months after death

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Warm weather send Dutch flocking to water; one drowned ...

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