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PHILIPSBURG - is nominated for a Crystal Pineapple Award as Media Personality of the Year via the person of our writer Hilbert Haar. Love him or hate him, his iconic photo image has been the face of since its...

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Silence results in acquittal for Heyliger

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in first Instance has acquitted suspended Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger of attempts to bribe former parliamentarian Romain Laville for lack of sufficient supporting evidence. This is mainly due to Laville's decision...

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"Future" To be theme of upcoming Crystal Pineapple Awards

The theme chosen for the 12th Crystal Pineapple Awards will be "Future" announced the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA). By choosing this theme, the SHTA wants to engage in positive thinking about opportunities and...

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Foreign investors move in on St. Maarten's banking sector

PHILIPSBURG - Foreign investors are moving in on the banking sector in St. Maarten, After Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited bought the activities of Scotia Bank - that will now become Republic Bank - for $123 million in August,...

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Republic Bank Introduces Country Manager For Sint Maarten

Philipsburg, November 11, 2019: Republic Bank (EC) Limited has introduced Mrs. Ignacia Florencia William-Bachellor as its Country Manager for banking operations here in St. Maarten. Mrs. William-Bachellor began her banking career right out of...

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Wever worried: not enough homes are being repaired

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI) Christopher Wever, in his capacity as Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labour (VSA) recently paid a visit to several homes ...

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National Health Financing in the spotlight on Anguilla

BearingPoint sponsored 13th annual conference on health financing initiatives ~ BearingPoint Caribbean looks back on the successful 13th edition of the Caribbean Conference on National Health Financing Initiatives. The event took place in...

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COCI: Reminds Registrants to Update Information, Pay Fees

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is reminding the business community, social organizations, federations, associations, foundations, etc. to keep their information up to date in the business trade...

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SMMC installs Micro-Grinder to process its medical waste

CAY HILL - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently installed a Micro-Grinder, a medical waste processer, on its premises in order to safely treat its medical waste. The Micro-Grinder, a SterilWave 250, can process up to 50 kg of medical waste...

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CPS advises persons at risk to prevent influenza

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - It's that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more predominant. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and...

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Public Discourse on the National Recovery & Resilience Plan

Philipsburg St. Maarten - The administration of the Trust Fund by the World Bank continues to generate much discussion and tension. And while the recent report by the Ombudsman, titled "Home Repair - A Revelation of a Social Crisis” zooms in on ...

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"Sint Maarten is Still Broke!"

Adonis Cyntje speaks on St. Maarten's budget ~ Dear Editor, During last week's press briefing, the Minister of Finance informed one of the reporters about Sint Maarten's current liquidity status. Sint Maarten currently holds between 25 to 30...

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"We People vs Them People?"

Adonis Cyntje: Referring to St. Martin & the Dutch ~ Dear Editor, I'd like to point out the fact that we had an amazing array of activities and events for our 60th St. Martin Day Celebration. People were having a good time; cultural wears displays...

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Governor Holiday receives final report from formateur Jacobs

Harbour View - On Saturday evening, November 16, 2019, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report from formateur Ms. S. Jacobs. The formateur has accepted the commission to form an interim government ...

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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown farm

PHILIPSBURG - Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals - like...

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"Stand Up For Something" by Andra Day feat. Common. Written by Diane Warren and Lonnie Lynn, from the original soundtrack to the motion picture "Marshall", in theaters Oct. 13, 2017. Full Soundtrack out now! Share what you are standing up for on...

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