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Government negotiates $15M bridge loan for the Airport

PHILIPSBURG - Last week, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings travelled to the Netherlands to successfully negotiate and secure a bridge loan amounting up to 15 million US dollars to ensure that the airport...

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Dear Reader

In the nick of time government came through with $15 miilion dollar bridge loan for the airport in order for it to pay salaries this month.

Today, Parliament holds an urgent plenary session about the airport financing at 3pm this afternoon.

If this meeting is held, we will be bringing you a full report on this meeting.

In the meantime, read our edition of the weekend news.

Happy readings!


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Financial supervision remains in place for another 3 years

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten and Curacao will remain under financial supervision until at least 2021. The committee that evaluated the countries' level of compliance with the Kingdom law financial supervision writes this in its report that was sent...

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By Hilbert Haar ~ There is no doubt that financial supervision is useful. St. Maarten agreed to this supervision when it obtained country status in 2010. The question is now: did financial supervision improve our country's financial situation?...

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Edible Fruit Arrangements/Edible Bouquets Now On Sale Again

Due to popular demand, is now delivering Edible Bouquets again. Our edible fruit arrangements can be ordered online once again. Minimum order budget is $50 US Dollars + $15 delivery fee (Dutch side) + 5% creditcard surcharge.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Police traffic Department is presently investigating a serious traffic accident involving a motorcyclist which took place on Sunday January 20th at approximately 02.50 a.m. The accident took place on the Airport...

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Emergency Services Incident Managers hold First Meeting

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The annual for 2019 OvD (Incident managers) meeting was held on Wednesday 16 January at the Fire Department in Cay Hill. A large number of Ovds from the emergency services namely; the fire department, the ambulance...

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150 Cars Inspected and 60 Fines Issued during Basic Training

PHILIPSBURG - As part of their training on Thursday the 17 th of January 2019 class 2 of the Basic Police Training was given the task to organize and execute two traffic controls, police said in a statement on Sunday. These controls took place...

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TelCell SCDF Xtratight teaming up for Night of the Hitmakers

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group management and staff have been highly praised for the company's continued support of Carnival on St. Maarten and for helping to promote the island's culture both of the island and overseas.

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Limited Tickets for 'Night of the Hit Makers' on Sale....

SINT MAARTEN (MIDDLE REGION) - A limited number of tickets for this year's TelCell's 'Night of the Hit Makers' will be released at a discount price starting Monday January 21st and will end on March 3rd.

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Sarah Deems IPKO a Success

Consultations Should Always Be With End Goal In Mind ~ Philipsburg St. Maarten, January 18, 2019 - "I wish to again congratulate all of the persons who contributed to the success of the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) held on St....

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Urgent Plenary Public Session Regarding Airport Financing

The Public meeting is scheduled for 15.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be present. The agenda point is: Discussion on the decision of the Council of...

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Custody of Sprott Extended with 8 days

Philipsburg - The detention of PJIA Airport Security Manager, Jerry Sprott, has been extended for another 8 days. This was communicated by the prosecutor's office today in a short statement to the press. Sprott was arrested on Wednesday, January ...

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INSO, Italian govt. want to proceed with hospital project

CAY Hill--General contractor for the construction of the general hospital for St. Maarten Inso and the Italian Government have a “strong desire” to start with the construction of the new hospital in February in line with the original planning.

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FCCA PAMAC Platinum Members on Cruise Summit to visit...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council Cruise Summit (PAMAC) will be visiting the destination on January 23 as part of their summit work sessions during the...

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SZV welcomes Dr. Ruth Douglass as control doctor

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday January 20th, 2019) - Social & Health Insurances SZV has welcomed Dr. Ruth Douglass as a new control doctor within the organization. Dr. Ruth Douglass joined the SZV team on January 15, 2019. As a family doctor...

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Air France / KLM Code Share renewal audit at Winair

Philipsburg, January 18, 2019 -According to internal policy and international EASA standards both Air France and KLM were obliged to perform the Codeshare renewal audit at Winair. This audit must be done Bi-annually. With an audit team of 6...

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Legendary Performance of The Jacksons at Heineken Regatta

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world's top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, The Jacksons - Jackie,...

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NCB Global seeks opportunities for financing in St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, received a briefing from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NCB Global Finance Limited on that company's interest in offering financing options to St. Maarten where...

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CCSU Committee of Unions reviews parts of function book...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), formerly known as the GOA held a consultative meeting with the honorable Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever on Friday January 11, 2019. The purpose of this meeting...

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Tourism minister announce 350K subsidy for Heineken Regatta

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Perhaps the second largest single event for St. Maarten each year, the Heineken Regatta, has again received support from the Government of St. Maarten because of its over 5,000 visitor impact and high level of...

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New CPI System to calculate Basket of Goods announced

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Economic Affairs on St. Maarten the honourable Stuart Johnson has announced that the Department of Statistics has a modernised CPI methodology and system to produce better quality price indices and...

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USM continues to visit exam and pre-exam high school

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Throughout this week, the team at USM has been going into the different high schools on the island visiting the pre-exam and exam students in hopes to bring awareness on the programs that the University has to offer.

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Minister Smith voices support for UNICEF's Child Rights...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Early this week, the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Honourable Wycliffe Smith met with UNICEF Netherlands regarding the progress of the Situation Analysis (SitAn) into the rights of children on...

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Prime Minister Rutte hopes for many contracts during visits

WILLEMSTAD – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte hopes that many contracts will be signed by the business community in the slipstream of his upcoming visit to Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba.

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Schotte wants to continue working as MP from his prison cell

WILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte opposes his dismissal - confirmed by the Supreme Court - as a Member of Parliament, as it turned out Friday at the court in Willemstad.

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Former Insurance Corporation of Barbados executives indicted

An indictment unveiled in the United States today has named former Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) chief executive officer Ingrid Innes and former ICBL senior vice-president Alex Tasker as defendants. Innes was identified as a...

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PM Mark Rutte Pays Flash Visit to Bonaire

Kralendijk - Prime Minister Mark Rutte this afternoon arrived at Flamingo Airport with the new Boeing 737 airplane owned by Dutch Government. Rutte was accompanied by State Secretary Knops. The flash visit to Bonaire lasted four hours. The...

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Former Bonaire Politician Toon Abraham Has Passed Away

Kralendijk- One of the most influential politicians that Bonaire has known is no more. Laurenso Antonio (Toon) Abraham, former leader of the Democratic Party Bonaire (PDB), passed away last night. Abraham, brother of former PDB leader Jopie...

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About 25% of Employees on BES-islands Earn Less Than $1000

Kralendijk- According to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for the BES-islands, about 25% of employees on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba earned less than a 1000 dollars per month in the year 2017. According to the same CBS...

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Statia Government Late with January Salary Payments

Oranjestad- According to a letter sent out from the Government Commissioners, civil servants have been informed that the salary for January 2019, will be paid out later than normal. According to the letter, dated January 18, 2019, civil...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) January 21, 2019 Tonight through Monday evening: Fair to partly cloudy with a few brief showers possible. Forecast High: 28°C / 82°F Forecast...

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SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Regatta Organizers are proud to announce two expanded initiatives to its Regatta Village during the upcoming 39th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The " EcoPark" and "ArtPark" will be open from the Regatta ...

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SXM Festival Announces Phase Two Lineup for March 13-17

SINT MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN - Today SXM Festival, underground electronic music's premiere destination getaway, has announced the phase two lineup for its March 13-17 return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, festival organizers...

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NAGICO and Swiss Re-sign reinsurance treaty renewal at sea

PHILIPSBURG - NAGICO Group and Swiss Re have renewed their Excess of Loss (XoL) reinsurance treaty with symbolic signing 1,500 miles from land on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. The treaty, which became effective on 1 January 2019, was signed by...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG (Monday, July 23, 2018) - Today, NAGICO Insurances unveiled a new insurance product called the NAGICO Hurricane Xtra Policy. It's designed as a supplemental coverage to insure uncovered expenses that may arise following a hurricane as ...

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SXMNBA Presents: The Mega Lotto Basketball Tournament....

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SXMNBA will be hosting its first ever Basketball tournament sponsored by The Mega Lotto. The two have partnered in order to give a $500 cash prize to the winning team of the tournament. This tournament is unique...

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Review LuminAID Packlite Max, a Solar Powered Phone Charger

ST. JOHN'S ESTATE - The Wizards, specializing in computer repairs and onsite services, is now the official reseller for an environmentally-friendly product that has a very unusual feature: A solar powered LED lantern that is a phone charger as...

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Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon'

Skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse, which some are referring to as a "super blood wolf moon". During the spectacular event, the Earth's natural satellite turns a striking shade of red. The entire eclipse will be visible from North and ...

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PM Browne: 'We have an obligation to stand by the PRC

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Antigua and Barbuda has "an obligation to stand by the People's Republic of China," noting that the relationship shared by the two countries is "very important for the people of Antigua and Barbuda."

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Guyana gov't files arguments in matters relating to motion..

The Guyana government is arguing that was a miscalculation of the majority of all elected members of Parliament as required by the Constitution for it to have been defeated on a vote of no confidence.

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CARIFORUM fight against crime and for security moves forward

The development and implementation of a Drug Policy for school moves forward, as Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Coordinators and other stakeholders from across the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) meet January 21 to 23, in Saint Lucia. The...

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Venezuela's military could turn on Nicolás Maduro,...

MIAMI - Venezuelan military officers are moving away from Nicolás Maduro and many agree with the opposition that he's technically become a dictator since his Jan. 10 inauguration, but they are not willing to lead an insurrection, according to...

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Doctor given formal reprimand wins right to be forgotten

A landmark court ruling from July that was published only last month gives a surgeon who was reprimanded the right to be 'forgotten' by Google, Trouw reports. The surgeon in question was initially removed from the BIG register of healthcare...

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Abuse victim launches case against pope and church

A 74-year-old Dutchman has made a formal complaint against the pope and the Catholic church for the sexual abuse he suffered as a boy in a seminary in Helmond, describing the institution as a criminal organisation. Theo Bruyns has received...

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Coalition split as CDA, D66, ChristenUnie call for change...

Three of the four Dutch coalition parties are now in favour of changes to the amnesty for well-rooted child refugees, saying the current situation is 'untenable'. Some 400 children, many of whom were born in the Netherlands, are currently...

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Dutch VVN: regulate Uber like all cab firms

Uber should not be allowed on the roads unless its drivers conform to normal taxi regulation, a Dutch road safety organisation has told the Telegraaf. Drivers working for the online taxi broker have been involved in four road deaths in the past...

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