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Publisher enters politics; joins SMCP

"Terrance Rey is a qualified, experienced, committed and passionate candidate" ~ PHILIPSBURG - The words qualified, experienced, committed and passionate describing the number 12 candidate on the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) list is none...

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A lousy day in Downtown Philipsburg

GREAT BAY -- The decrease in cruise ship arrivals in St. Maarten is clearly felt by businesses in Philipsburg. Since November 1st, the start of the tourist high season, fewer of the mega-sized cruise ships have docked in St. Maarten. Relatively...

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Prime Minister updates on French side developments

PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, supported by the Council of Ministers, decided today, in a second emergency meeting with Police representatives, senior staff of the Ministries of General Affairs, Justice, and TEATT, that Government...

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Prime Minister, Ministers meet to discuss French side

PHILIPSURG - The Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Justice Egbert Doran, Minister of (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport (TEATT) Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, along with the Police, Immigration department and...

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Separation of church and state

St. Maarten is a very religious island. The separation of church and government was never a discussion point until the appearance of the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, in the political arena in 2015 and with the one seat the party managed to ...

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Simpson Bay Bridge Remains Fully Operational

PORT ST. MAARTEN - The Simpson Bay Bridge despite an incident on Sunday afternoon is fully operational for outbound and inbound Mega Yachts and regular boat traffic. On Sunday afternoon after the incident, the bridge continued to operate...

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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY - After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month's rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities announced that St. Maarten is seeing 'a ...

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Hustled and harassed in Philipsburg

GREAT BAY - To visit Philipsburg today is to see how the declining benefits of cruise tourism and lack of government support have turned the city into a hustlers' arena. Hundreds of street advertisers and vendors, many of them illegal immigrants, ...

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PPRN: La révision du Plan de Prévention des Risques Naturels

La révision du Plan de Prévention des Risques Naturels de Saint-Martin - Revised Saint-Martin Prevention Plan for Natural Disaster.

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Homes in 'red zone' areas on French St. Martin not rebuilt

MARIGOT-The Collectivite has re-evaluated some of the properties in the project in French Quarter that were deemed unfit for living following the hurricanes of 2017. Some of them are now being repaired and remodeled to be used in the future. The...

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President Gibbs and the Territorial Councilors expect a...

SAINT MARTIN (MARIGOT) - While the 3rd day of mobilization ends and as the evening to come promises to be worrisome, the President of the Collectivité of Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs and the Territorial Councilors, who went yesterday on the three...

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Borders between French and Dutch side are open....

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The police of Sint Maarten KPSM received a message earlier this evening from an unknown person who gave a statement in a broadcast, that the Dutch police, together with the French police, have given permission to...

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U.S. & Canada issue travel alerts regarding French St Martin

SAINT MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Travel alerts have been issued by both the Governments of the United States of America and Canada with respect to the current demonstration activity taking place on French Saint Martin. The U.S. Embassy in Barbados which...

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