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Why does the French continue monitoring the borders?

Why is the French side border controls still in place? What are they looking for? How long will it last? ~ From our French side Correspondent GREAT BAY - It has been exactly two weeks since the government on the Dutch side in the South in Great Bay..

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French side border controls remain in place

PHILIPSBURG - It is currently unclear how long the French side of the island will keep its border controls in place but one thing is certain: according to a report in FaxInfo, children living on the Dutch side are not welcome in schools on the...

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Stranded couples fly home to USA with Delta Airlines flight

Exclusive interview with two American couples about their bittersweet departure ~ PHILIPSBURG - US citizens who had been vacationing in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, were able to fly home on a humanitarian flight from St. Maarten to...

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Many businesses allowed to reopen; adjusted curfew...

PHILIPSBURG - The local economy is coming back to life with a bang after Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs allowed the reopening of most businesses per May 30 with the publication of the "regulation of May 29, 2020, to establish phase 3." The...

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MP Buncamper questions money transfers

PHILIPSBURG - Parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper has asked Finance Minister Ardwell Irion in a letter dated May 27 whether measures will be taken "to slow down or stop the flight of foreign currency." MP Buncamper states in his letter that the...

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The Unified Unions of St. Maarten submits counter-proposal

POND ISLAND - The Unified Unions of Sint Maarten submitted today Thursday, May 28, 2020, a counter-proposal to the Council of Minister regarding the 12.5% cuts on personnel salaries, vacation allowance, etc.. In its counterproposal the unions are ...

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Salary Cuts: Unions and Government closer to agreement

PHILIPSBURG - The unified unions on Sint Maarten discussed the government's proposals on Friday and the members voted on a motion that would result in the 50 percent vacation cut as originally planned and the full allowance in 2022 that includes...

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Leerdam: "Kingdom relations under serious pressure"

PHILIPSBURG - "The humiliation of May 20 puts serious pressure on kingdom-relations. It has only resulted in bitterness." That is one of the statements former parliamentarian and former chairman of the lobby group for Caribbean Dutch citizens...

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Just Imagine......

Recently, businessman and political commentator, Michael J. Ferrier, wrote a letter to the editor asking "We are all in this together, right?" and in his article, he referenced an opinion piece published in the ANTILIAANS DAGBLAD by Aruban...

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Opposition request meeting with PM regarding NRPB

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, May 29th, 2020, Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper sent an email to the President of Parliament, MP Rolando Brison, requesting an urgent meeting regarding the still pending NRPB programs and projects. The email...

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The Unions and the government have been meeting regularly to discuss how to best move forward with necessary cuts. The last proposal was delivered to the unions on Monday, May 25th, which entailed a vacation pay cut of 50% for 2020 and 2021,...

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Doran allocates land for Waste Water Treatment Plant

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Honorable Minister of VROMI E.J. Doran, signed the deed for property in Cay Bay, which was allocated as part of the sewage network for Cole Bay, in order to construct a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). This is a ...

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Minister of Justice disappointed by prisoners strikes

On Wednesday, May 27th, the Minister of Justice Anna Richardson held an emergency meeting with the management team of the prison and her legal advisors concerning the recent incidents that took place at the prison. With regards to the narrative...

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Phase 3 and 4 Economic Reopening Guidelines Available...

The Government of Sint Maarten, hereby informs the community and all concerned that a number of new guidelines have been uploaded to the Government website related to the phase 3 and 4 reopening process of the national economy. Phase 3 commences...

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Government of St. Maarten Hosts Frontline Heroes Tour

The government of St. Maarten held their 'Frontline Heroes Appreciation Tour' today, May 29, 2020. Members of the Council of Ministers visited various entities that ensured the people of St. Maarten were kept safe at home. These courageous...

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Minister Doran informs public of districts cleanup

Minister of VROMI, E.J. Doran informs the general public, that following the many district cleanups that have already been taking place island-wide, a large scale general cleanup schedule has been put in place, which is set to be executed during...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

St. Maarten Weather Forecast: Sunday to Monday DATE ISSUED: Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) June 01, 2020 WEATHER: Tonight: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.

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PM Jacobs' National 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Message

On the eve of the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued her national message to the nation. My Fellow Sint Maarteners, Another hurricane season is before ...

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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has released its forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Similar to various other predicting institutions the forecasters at the National Weather Service are forecasting a very busy season. NOAA...

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Office of DM calls for Hurricane Season Preparations

An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been forecasted by the U.S. National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center with up to 19-named storms, of which 10 could become hurricanes, and of those, six...

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PM & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs COVID-19 Updates

People of St. Maarten, I hereby address you as Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in the final update for today, Saturday, May 30, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about...

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Dutch corona death toll rises by six, as mass testing begins

The official coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands continued to inch towards 6,000 on Monday, rising by six to 5,962, the national health insitute RIVM said in its latest update. A further nine people were admitted to hospital for treatment,...

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US pharma invests in Dutch Covid-19 drug

A big US pharmaceuticals company has partnered up with a Dutch researchers to develop a medicine from an antibody which can block infection by coronavirus. Erasmus university researcher Frank Grosveld told NPO current affairs programme Dit is de...

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what changes in June

The Netherlands takes a major step in easing its 'intelligent' lockdown on June 1 after previously relaxing some rules on May 11. Hygiene and social distancing rules will still apply, but here is a round-up of the main changes.

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The hospitality industry gets creative ahead of the June ...

Nora Kalabokas is sitting on the pavement in front of Ter Marsch & Co restaurant on Amsterdam's normally busy Vijzelstraat thoroughfare.

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Analyse: Nieuwe CBCS-president 'fit & proper'?

Wat heeft de Nederlandse regering tegen Richard Doornbosch, beoogd kandidaat-president van de Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS)? Eerder werd hij door CDA-minister Wopke Hoekstra van Financiën gepasseerd - of te licht bevonden?

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Analyse: Schoolvoorbeeld van stroperigheid

Na Irma hopelijk lessen geleerd voor aanpak 'onzichtbare orkaan' Van de 548,5 miljoen dollar die sinds eind 2017 door Nederland beschikbaar is gesteld voor de wederopbouw van het in september dat jaar zwaar door orkaan Irma getroffen Sint...

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Armoede op Curaçao: Hulporganisaties belaagd ...

WILLEMSTAD - De armoede op Curaçao is zo nijpend dat het Rode Kruis op het eiland vreest voor overvallen tijdens het distribueren van noodhulp. Eerder werd de hulporganisatie al belaagd door hongerige mensen. Om de veiligheid van de medewerkers...

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Nieuwe regels op Aruba duwen ongedocumenteerden armoede in

ORANJESTAD - "De nieuwe vergunningsregels voor de bouw zijn onzinnig. Ik wil werken en niet mijn hand ophouden." Venezolaan Luis* zit al zes jaar zonder papieren op Aruba en nu ook zonder baan. Dat komt niet alleen door de coronacrisis, vertelt hij.

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