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NAGICO ordered to pay $33,2 million advance to SXM Airport

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (Monday July 30, 2018) - In a judgment of 30 July 2018, the Sint Maarten Court of First Instance ordered Nagico to pay to Princess Juliana Airport (PJIA) an advance of USD 33,2 million. This amount is in addition to an...

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Dear Reader

We don't get the feeling there are any winners in the NAGICO vs PJIA case.

The judge basically ordered Nagico to do what it eventually has to do anyway: that is pay out a substantial amount to the SXM Airport. Consider the 33.2 million dollars as the second tranche in that process.

We read an interesting and hilarious letter to the editor in The Daily Herald by a Steven Johnson with a novel idea under the title " Nagico vs the Airport: The Answer".

When a reader saw the photo with The Daily Herald's article " NAGICO ordered to pay 33.2M advance to airport", he messaged us and asked if Richard Gibson Jr. is still on the board of the airport. It was an interesting question. But we honestly did not know the answer. So we intend to find out today.

Stay tuned...

In the meantime, have a great week. Bon siman!

Best regards,

The Publisher

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Building evacuation training at the Police Headquarters

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday July 30th at approximately 10.30 a.m. the fire alarm at the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg went off causing all employees in the building at the time to be evacuated and guided to a safe area. The fire department was...

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UPDATE: Arrested detective suffers massive stroke ...

PROSECUTOR OFFICE UPDATE: Suspect transported to hospital PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Suspect J.G. (42) was transported on Friday evening to the hospital in Philipsburg. This on advice by his doctor. This morning he was transported for further...

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MP Irion questions the unavailability of Finance Minister

Philipsburg - MP Ardwell Irion, the current Chair of the Committee of Finance, is calling to question the continued lack of availability by the Minister of Finance. MP Irion initially requested multiple meetings as early as April 20 of this year, ...

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Sint Maarten and French Joint General Control of 52 Vehicles

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Thursday July 26 th, 2018 the Police Force of Sint Maarten including members of the Dutch National Police along with members of the Royal Dutch Marechausee and the French Gendarmes, held a general joint control at...

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Minister Smith Bids Farewell to Holland-bound Students

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Minister of Education, Honorable Wycliffe Smith greeted the group of students bound for the Netherlands where they will be pursuing their tertiary level education. The minister had just arrived on his return flight...

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APS gives Minister of Finance intro on pension fund ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Managing director of the Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) Nadya Croes-van Putten welcomed the new Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings to APS headquarters on Friday July 18 th for an introduction presentation...

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SINT MAARTEN/BOLIVIA - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Wycliffe Smith, attended a regional conference of Ministers of Education from Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference was organized and sponsored by UNESCO and was...

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World Bank Mission to Sint Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Tuesday July 24, 2018, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, the Honorable Leona Romeo- Marlin received a delegation from the World Bank Group headed by Mr. Edouard Erefio Blanchet, Disaster Risk Management Specialist.

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Miss Teen St. Maarten represented the island successfully

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Statia Carnival Shines Again

Oranjestad- Statia's Carnival is gaining a name for itself. While the Carnival Parade may not overly big, the Carnival Troupes are all very well presented. This year there were a total of 5 troupes participating to the parade in the streets of ...

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Anthony Clarinda of Curaçao new Mister Universe 2018

SANTO DOMINGO - La Novia del Atlantico was the destination host of the eleventh Men Universe Model Pageant 2018, where more than 40 countries participated, resulting in Anthony Clarinda from Curacao, who was also selected with the "Best Typical...

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Management of PJIAE Airport Committed to Sint Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Safety, security, environment, efficiency, customer service and economic development are key priorities of SXM Airport. PJIAE management is committed to restoring the airport's award-winning service and will continue...

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Port St. Maarten & Tourist Bureau announce winners

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Two lucky persons have been identified by Port St. Maarten, and the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB), as the winners of their joint sweepstakes that ran from April 2018 through mid-July 2018 on the Porthole's cruise...

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License plate controls commence on August 6

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Tax Administration, div: Receiver's Office, hereby informs the general public that in cooperation with Police Dept. (KPSM), controls on payment for Motor vehicle taxes 2018 will commence as of Monday, August 6 th, ...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG (Monday, July 23, 2018) - Today, NAGICO Insurances unveiled a new insurance product called the NAGICO Hurricane Xtra Policy. It's designed as a supplemental coverage to insure uncovered expenses that may arise following a hurricane as ...

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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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Philipsburg Jubilee Library closed for inventory August 6

PHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed on Monday July 30 th, Monday August 6 th & Monday 13 th, 2018, from 8 am to 5pm, to continue salvaging materials before the peak of the Hurricane season and the possible departure of...

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Recall for certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - There has been a voluntary recall in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands by Mondelez Global LLC, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products. According to Mondelez Global LLC, there is ...

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"Rio goes Green" - regular plastic cups banned from parade

PHILIPSBURG - the 7th Annual Lighted Parade - "Destra Edition" which will take place on August 18th, 2018, in Philipsburg, is promised to be the "Greenest" parade ever, as the Management of Rio Productions has decided to completely ban regular...

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SXMFF participates in Concacaf Team Manager Workshop

SINT MAARTEN/BARBADOS - Twenty officials from across the region have been armed to take the management of teams to the next level as CONCACAF conducted a Team Managers Workshop in Barbados. The Sint Maarten Football Federation (SXMFF) was also...

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Unexpected debut Meulens in Major League

SAN FRANCISCO - Former national coach Hensley Meulens unexpectedly made his debut in the mecca of baseball, the American Major League Baseball. 51-year-old Meulens replaced manager Bruce Bochy in the San Francisco Giants game against Milwaukee...

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UWBC book club launches newsletter

The newsletter content surrounds ongoing book readings and future activities that will be added monthly in order to keep the community at large abreast of their current events. Books will be recommended as well for adults, but also for young...

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Christian Fellowship Total Restoration Dance Ministry to ...

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Ever since returning to the island with a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Catherina Carbon of Christian Fellowship Church continues to make waves across the island as...

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Renown Actor Earl Duzong Crowned King in 'The Rise and...

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Talented actor Earl Duzong will take to the stage once again, this time as one of the wisest kings in the biblical era when he joins the Class 2 of the Cole Bay Methodist Church in 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon'.

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'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon' Comes to the Big Stage

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Better Opportunity for Talent (BOFT) will on Saturday, August 11, 2018 stage the highly-anticipated biblical love drama, 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon', at the L.B. Scot Sports Auditorium.

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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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Students capture top prizes in FCCA Poster Competition

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - For the first time in over 15 years, St. Maarten has two finalists in both categories of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children's Environmental Poster Competition.

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PCN Discusses Local Investments in St. Eustatius

Oranjestad- PCN board members Roy Hooker and Harald Linkels last week held conversations on St. Eustatius about a number of potential investments on the island. PCN, as of late, has been actively looking for potential investment projects on...

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Total black-out refinery due to short circuit BOO plant

WILLEMSTAD - The power outage at the Built Own and Operate (BOO) plant was caused by a short circuit. As a result, the oil refinery lost all electricity and steam which resulted in a total black. The disturbance also caused frequency fluctuations ...

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Dogs Forbidden on Most Beaches in Bonaire

The Government of Bonaire reminds inhabitants that they issued a ban on the walking of of dogs on certain beaches (coastal areas) of Bonaire. The ban has been in place from the year 2012. Government says the reason for this ban is...

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Man lost at sea three days now

WILLEMSTAD - On Friday at the beginning of the evening, a man fell into the sea on the north coast of the island. That happened at Santu Pretu, just before the well-known surf spot Playa Kanoa. The man was looking for shellfish on the rocks....

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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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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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CPS calls on communities to clean-up mosquito breeding sites

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, to clean their yards and remove debris in order to prevent mosquito breeding sites.

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Markets authority approves 14% rise in the cost of stamps

Dutch postal service PostNL has been given the green light to increase prices by up to 14.2% next year by...

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ING buys into Irish cross-border payments company

Amsterdam-based financial services group ING has paid €21m for shareholding in TransferMate, an Irish company which specialises in cross-border B2B payments. ING said TransferMate would provide it SME clients with faster, cheaper and easier...

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Apartment with no official tenant is home to 13kg of drugs

Police have found 13 kilos of the drug crystal meth with a street value of €2m in a flat in Rotterdam's Charlois district. No-one was officially living in the property but police had observed people moving in and out with big bags and decided to...

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Poll results (15) - " Should Dutch Minister Blok resign?"

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No - 20%
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Who actually won in the case of NAGICO vs PJIA?
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ST THOMAS, USVI - Governor Kenneth Mapp welcomed a congressional delegation to the US Virgin Islands on Saturday led by V.I. delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and US Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The governor thanked the team for their visit ...

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ITC and CDB announce scaled-up partnership

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Barbados businessmen charged in major drug bust

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