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$3.6 million approved for Rapid COVID-19 Response

PHILIPSBURG - Following a request from the Government of Sint Maarten and a rapid technical review by the World Bank, the Netherlands-financed Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund has immediately approved US$3.6 million ...

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NAGICO encourages clients to use their online services

GREAT BAY - Given the rapid spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 in our region, the health and safety of the population is of paramount importance. With this in mind, NAGICO Insurances is encouraging our clients to make use of our online services...

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Prison inmates' court injunction case suspended indefinitely

PHILIPSBURG - The handling of a large number of lawsuits has been postponed due to COVID-19. Criminal cases that will continue in the coming week are no longer public. "The treatment takes place behind closed doors, without an audience," said...

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Canadian tourist killer Samedi sentenced to 18 years

PHILIPSBURG - Less than a year after Canadian tourist Sylvain Valade (see photo) died during an armed robbery near the Drift Wood Bar on Beacon Hill Road, the Court in First Instance sentenced his killer, 19-year old Guy Mathurin Samedi to 18...

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After Social Distancing, let's talk Economic Rapprochement

Not all catastrophes produce a Renaissance. It is striking how big the problems for the private sector already are. The middle class, the backbone of the economy, is in danger of collapsing under the pressure of political measures related to...

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The Mayans already knew about 2020

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ Archeologist Professore Anzio de Castamilliana y Fonsata, when excavating in the Central American region of San Ramador, recently found a Mayan tablet with inscriptions. He was able to decipher them with Google Translator....

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Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing

The corona-virus in Kuala Lumpur: Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing. By Hilbert Haar ~ I briefly wondered whether it was wise to travel abroad towards the end of January. We wanted to escape the extreme heat in Siem Reap,...

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No construction freeze for the Red Cross

PHILIPSBURG - Businesses and shops in Philipsburg are closed, schools in Front Street and Back Street are closed. The silence in the city is broken only by sporadic traffic and the crowing of roosters. Except for Downtown, where hammering and...

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Recycling bins placed in St. Peters

ST. PETERS - Wastefactory Sint Maarten, in collaboration with the annual SXM DOET project, installed two recycling bins in the community of St. Peters. The St. Peters Emergency Organization Group (SPEOG),via a press release, would like to extend...

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White and Yellow Cross on Sint Maarten: 'we are prepared...

PHILIPSBURG - Caregivers of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation on Sint Maarten continue their tireless work on the island of caring for the elderly and disabled individuals, even in the face of the coronavirus. The foundation says that it ...

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Dutch coronavirus death toll rises to 179

A further 43 people died of coronavirus overnight in the Netherlands, while the number of positive tests rose by 573, the public health institute RIVM said on Sunday. In total, 179 people have now died and 4,204 people have tested positive. Those ...

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know

We've collected our main articles about coronavirus in the Netherlands into one place, to make it easier for you to find the information you need. And do please feel free to share your questions, comments and ideas with us so we can continue to...

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Companies in Caribbean municipalities will also receive help

THE HAGUE - The Caribbean municipalities can also count on a financial aid package from the Dutch government. Individuals and companies who suffer a loss of income due to the corona crisis will receive a compensation.

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Hospital Sint Maarten will send patients to Curaçao ...

PHILIPSBURG - The Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has signed an agreement with the Curaçao Medical Center to treat patients who need acute emergency care but cannot be treated in the SMMC. The reason for this agreement are the border closures...

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Geen bouwstop voor Rode Kruis

PHILIPSBURG - Bedrijven en winkels in Philipsburg zijn gesloten, scholen in Front Street en Back Street zijn dicht. De stilte in de stad wordt slechts verbroken door sporadisch verkeer en het gekraai van hanen. Behalve Downtown, daar klinkt...

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Behandeling strafzaken achter gesloten deuren

PHILIPSBURG - De behandeling van een groot aantal rechtszaken is uitgesteld omwille van COVID-19. Strafzaken die de komende week wel doorgang vinden, zijn niet langer openbaar. "De behandeling vindt plaats achter gesloten deuren, zonder publiek," ...

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Analyse: Nos mes/so por? Laat realisme zegevieren

'Nos mes por' (Wij kunnen het zelf) heeft jarenlang gezorgd voor maatschappelijke maar vooral politieke discussie (en verdeeldheid). Het is vooral een emotioneel debat of, zo men wil, de wens is de vader van de gedachte (=je gelooft iets omdat je ...

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Knops onderzoekt hoe AUA, CUR en SXM hulp kunnen krijgen

DEN HAAG - Minister Knops (Koninkrijksrelaties) wil samen met Aruba, Curaçao en Sint-Maarten kijken hoe de eilanden financieel geholpen kunnen worden. Ook de eilanden krijgen economische klappen door de corona-uitbraak. De Caribische gemeenten...

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