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Panneflek proposes rapid tests at the airport for visitors

PHILIPSBURG -Minister of Health, Richard Panneflek, proposes rapid antigen testing for visitors to the island of St. Maarten. His goal is to test all visitors as a means of protecting both guests and the population and reducing the spread and...

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Dupersoy: "Forensic audit would bring TelEm to a halt"

PHILIPSBURG - TelEm-director Kendall Dupersoy hit back at union leader Ludson Evers in an interview broadcast on the Lady Grace breakfast show. "If we discuss issues concerning TelEm then let's be honest about it," he said. Dupersoy pointed out...

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Financially Troubled TelEm

PHILIPSBURG - Telecom provider TelEm is in deep trouble, it appears from a letter it sent to the labor unions on Monday (June 1) about the decision to cut employee-salaries by 12.5 percent. The real situation at the company is at odds with the...

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The bottom line

By Hilbert Haar ~ It cannot surprise anyone that the government's cost-cutting measures in exchange for receiving liquidity support from the Netherlands have become the center of an epic controversy, especially at the government-owned companies....

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St. Barths wants to reopen for international tourism

PHILIPSBURG - Unlike St. Maarten, the island of St. Barth's has all its ducks in a row for reopening to tourism. But regulations put in place by the French government frustrate these efforts. Collectivité of Saint Barths President Bruno Magras...

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Mingo: Airport personnel cost has to be reduced

AIRPORT - The outcome of an analysis, with the goal to secure the business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis, brought the executive team of the PJIA operating company, PJIAE, to the difficult conclusion that personnel cost has to be reduced....

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SXM Airport to re-open around July 1st

Residents and students can return and go into quarantine ~ SIMPSON BAY - The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is expected to resume total operations around July 1st, but to a specified number of islands that are considered as COVID-19 ...

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World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

AIRPORT - As international aviation publications publish ICAO's projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is a wise and justified decision. According to a report in the Antilliaans Dagblad on...

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Progress Committee remains in place for another two years

PHILIPSBURG - The Progress Committee that monitors the plans of approach for the police force and the prison system will continue its work for another two years. The royal decree that regulates this was established per 10-10-2010 and had been...

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Lack of Independence is not St. Maarten's real problem

By Leandra Cyntje ~ St. Maarten was not happy with the conditions given by the Dutch. For this reason, many have suggested independence from the Netherlands. However, independence is not an indispensable solution to our current problem. This is...

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Smith questions spending of payroll support

PHILIPSBURG - After a long period of silence St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) leader Wycliffe Smith returned to the public domain with a letter (erroneously dated January 7, 2020) to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion containing questions about the ...

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MP Heyliger-Marten: "Round Table Conference in June 2021"

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament and Faction Leader for the United People's Party the honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten is calling on the Dutch Government to finalize the decolonization process that it started almost seventy years ago. Her...

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WIB takes corporate citizenship seriously

PHILIPSBURG - The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has shown with two actions that it takes its corporate citizenship seriously. The bank donated 110,000 guilders (close to $61,500) to the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten for its food program and it...

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SHTA Launches Travel Sentiments Survey and Challenge ...

Yesterday, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) in conjunction with many of its members launched a #SXMReady Visitor Data Project. By reaching out to people that visited Sint Maarten over the past few years, via various...

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June 30 deadline submission 2019 annual report of parties

Philipsburg - The Electoral Council hereby wishes to inform all registered political parties that in connection with Covid-19, the April 1, 2020 deadline for the submission of the 2019 annual report has been extended to June 30, 2020. This notice ...

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Hurricane Pass Application Process Ends June 30th

The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season commences on Tuesday, June 2nd. There are two types of passes, the Disaster Pass and the Hurricane Pass. No passes will be issued to business owners in ...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, June 07, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) June 08, 2020 WEATHER: Tonight through Monday evening: Partly cloudy with a few 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 Disaster Management calls for Hurricane Readiness

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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COVID-19 Updates per June 3rd, 2020

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Rutte 'changes his views' on Zwarte Piet

One day after stating that racism is a problem in the Netherlands, prime minister Mark Rutte has now admitted to altering his views on Zwarte Piet, the controversial sidekick of Sinterklaas who is traditionally played by a white person in...

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Dutch official coronavirus death toll tops 6,000

The official Dutch coronavirus death toll topped 6,000 on Friday, as 15 new cases were reported to the public health institute RIVM. This means 6,005 people have now officially died of the virus, although the real total is likely to be...

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Anti-racism demos continue across the Netherlands

Thousands of demonstrators took part in anti-racism rallies in the rain in Utrecht, Nijmegen and Enschede on Friday and more gatherings are planned for the next few days. In Utrecht some 3,500 people assembled at the Jaarbeurs square near the...

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Mass testing is finding more Covid-19 cases, deaths rise

The official coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands rose by six to 6,011 on Saturday, the public health institute RIVM said in its latest update. A further three people have been hospitalised with the virus and 183 people have tested positive. ...

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Minister van Gezondheid stelt voor reizigers snel te testen

PHILIPSBURG - Minister van Volksgezondheid, Richard Panneflek, stelt snelle antigeentests voor voor bezoekers van het eiland St. Maarten. Zijn doel is om alle bezoekers te testen als middel om zowel gasten als de bevolking te beschermen en de...

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Ophef over salaris CBCS-president

Expat-regeling van netto bijna 45.000 per maand Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De voormalige interim-president Bob Traa van de Centrale Bank CBCS en vermoedelijk ook kandidaat-president Richard Doornbosch kregen/krijgen netto bijna...

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Heropstarten toerisme Curaçao kan beginnen

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Alles wijst erop dat de regering van Curaçao vandaag bekendmaakt dat de luchtgrenzen - na 3,5 maand sluiting in verband met het coronavirus - per 1 juli deels weer open zullen gaan, namelijk voor...

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Opinie: Armoedecrisis: Nederland dwingt goed bestuur af

Het net om de financiële autonomie sluit zich Door Hennie Harinck Amper negen weken na de lockdown van Curaçao is het weer helemaal terug: het beladen debat over de onderlinge verhoudingen tussen de vier landen in het Koninkrijk. Hefboom is...

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Tweede Kamer eist snellere oplossing voor tekort aan water

DEN HAAG - Het kabinet moet veel sneller met oplossingen komen voor de problemen met drinkwater op Sint-Eustatius, vindt de Tweede Kamer in een debat woensdag met staatssecretaris Knops. Inwoners een half jaar lang laten wachten is geen optie,...

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