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Heyliger and four others stand trial in large bribery-case

PHILIPSBURG -- Starting today, Monday, March 9, five defendants are in court for one of the largest bribery scandals in St. Maarten's history. While the charges have yet to be proven, the names of the defendants have inspired the court to handle...

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UP Board: Prosecutor presents no physical evidence ...

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United People (UP) party on Monday said that despite months of creating negative and false impressions about its founder Theo Heyliger, the prosecutor's office did not present any physical evidence of wrong-doing by ...

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Larimar-trial: 3 years demand against Maasdam ...

PHILIPSBURG - The public prosecutor demanded a 3-year prison sentence on Monday against Ronald Maasdam, the 66-year old crown witness in the LARIMAR corruption trial. Maasdam implicated the late Roy Marlin and the founder of the United People's...

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WIB wins license fee dispute against Travel Planners

PHILIPSBURG - De Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has prevailed in a lengthy legal battle against travel agency Travel Planners over the payment of the 1 percent foreign exchange license fee for bank transfers to the International Air Transport...

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Court protects St. Joseph School against unexpected sale

PHILIPSBURG - The Foundation for Catholic Education in St. Maarten (SKOS) has survived an attempt by the St. Catharina Foundation to kick it off the property where the St. Joseph School is located. The Court in First Instance ruled that SKOS is...

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Court verdict reveals how Frans Richardson is guilty ...

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance sentenced former Member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) Frans Richardson on January 29 to 3 years of imprisonment. The court also took away Richardson's passive voting...

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Braemar Cruise Turnaround Operation a Success ...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - The turnaround operation involving the Fred Olsen cruise ship Braemar can be considered a success Port St. Maarten Management said on Sunday evening when the operation came to an end around 11:00pm. The turnaround operation...

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Breamer cruise ship allowed to homeport in St. Maarten

AIRPORT - On Sunday, March 1, 2020, rumors abounded that a massive operation was underway to fly out 550 cruise ship passengers on charter flights. These passengers would be arriving on a cruise ship that was apparently turned away from The...

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The future economy of the Caribbean

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ Many Caribbean economies find themselves already in a difficult situation with low growth, high debt, fiscal deficits, and low domestic private sector investments. Because of the current developments around the spread of the..

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Lobbyists demand strengthening central bank management

PHILIPSBURG - The governments of Curacao and St. Maarten have to appoint one or two "international heavyweights" to strengthen the management of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS). That at least is the opinion of several lobby...

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New lamp posts on Philipsburg boardwalk

PHILIPSBURG - Utility company GEBE has been commissioned by the Minister of VROMI to provide the boardwalk in Philipsburg with new lighting. From Walter Plantz Square to Bobby's Marina, the ornamental lamp posts are being removed and replaced...

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Sint Maarten Police Force benefits from structural training

PHILIPSBURG -- The Law Enforcement Council is positive about the way in which the Sint Maarten Police Force KPSM has taken up part of the recommendations by the Council with regard to the Integrated Professional Skills Training ("Integrale...

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Reconstruction of the airport gets go-ahead

PHILIPSBURG/WASHINGTON - The Sint Maarten Trust Fund steering committee gave the final go-ahead to start the reconstruction of the Princess Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten. USD$72 million from the Trust Fund, financed by the Netherlands, is...

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: what you need to know

With the number of coronavirus cases in the Netherlands continuing to increase, here is a summary of the latest official Dutch information about preventing the spread of the disease - in English. Of the 321 cases identified by Monday March 9, 150 ...

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Identifying Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Symptoms

Health officials encourage anyone exhibiting the three primary symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath) to call their health care provider first. Going into a health care setting isn't always the best course of action, since you could...

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Bovenwindse eilanden niet goed voorbereid op komst corona

HILVERSUM - Op de Bovenwindse eilanden is de isolatiecapaciteit beperkt en op Sint-Eustatius zijn er zelfs geen quarantainemogelijkheden. Dit bevestigt het Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM). Op het Franse deel van Sint-Maarten, ...

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Analyse: Kwestie-CBCS vereist meer nuance

De vraag is of zij met hun brief meer goed dan kwaad bereiken; het schrijven van Cifa, CIFC, KvK en VBC over de Centrale Bank CBCS aan Financiënminister Kenneth Gijsbertha met een kopie aan premier Eugene Rhuggenaath.

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