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Theo Heyliger's passport released to wife Grisha Marten

PHILIPSBURG - The Prosecutor's Office on St. Maarten finally released the passport of Theo Heyliger to his wife, Grisha Heyliger-Marten, on the afternoon of Monday, June 17, 2019. This was necessary in order for Heyliger to be able to travel ...

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MP Brison: Government the hold up on UTS share sale

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Rolando Brison on Sunday said regrettably that his first initiative law is falling behind due to waiting on answers from the government of St. Maarten. The legislation MP Brison referred to was the law aimed at...

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Wife of MP says Theo blocked from leaving the country

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten highest vote-getter and now suspended Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger is blocked from leaving the country to get treatment for his stage one kidney cancer. His wife Grisha Heyliger-Marten sees this as a ...

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Fake History

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY) - Fake news and weasel journalism are everywhere these days, even in St. Maarten apparently. And while it may be true that "democracy dies in darkness," it's also true that "journalism dies in self-importance." Above all ...

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Websites for dummies

By Hilbert Haar ~ Technology is wonderful. I can be anywhere in the world, watch what is happening anywhere else and write about it. Organizations - like the parliament and the government of St. Maarten - use these wonders of technology to...

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Job Vacancies

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Prosecutor is not frustrating Heyliger’s attemps to travel

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - "The Anti-corruption taskforce (TBO) has taken note of comments regarding Mr. Heyliger. More specifically, some alleged that TBO is frustrating Mr. Heyliger's attemps to travel to the US for medical treatment and even...

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Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol wants to make 'a contribution'

PHILIPSBURG--Mirjam Mol is the new head of the St. Maarten Prosecutor’s Office since Jan. 2018. Working in the Prosecutor’s Office suits her very well, she says, as she is socially-engaged and finds it important to do something beneficial to others.

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Cubans set to be deported back to Cuba attempted suicide

Source: St Maarten News PHILIPSBURG - Reports reaching our news desk indicate that three Cubans who are being held in police custody for three months now and are to be deported back to Cuba after a verdict by a judge today, Friday, June 14, 2019, ...

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Three Cubans end hunger strike as UN Organization assists

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, the Judge ordered the deportation of three illegal persons of Cuban nationality back to Cuba. All three were already in Police custody when on Friday June 14th, 2019, they tried to take...

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Rhoda Arrindell, Nicole Cage, recipients President's Award

PHILIPSBURG:--- Dr. Rhoda Arrindell and Nicole Cage are the winners of the "Presidents Award" from the St. Martin Book Fair 2019. Arrindell and Cage accepted the award at the Main Book Launch and Closing Ceremony of the festival's 17th edition,...

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Intelligence Center Sint Maarten formalized

PHILIPSBURG - The cooperation agreement for the formalization of the ICSM was officially signed on Friday, Jun 14, 2019. The collaborating partners are namely: KPSM, Interpol, MOT, Public Prosecutor, Customs, National Detectives, Coast Guard and RST.

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Bob Traa appointed Central Bank president

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG - Effective June 13, 2019, Bob Traa has been temporarily appointed by the Supervisory Board (SB) of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) as President of the CBCS in anticipation of the finalization of his...

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All About The SXM Side Hustles

In an effort to bring awareness to the many ways you can make a little extra money here on St. Maarten as a side hustle besides your regular paying job, decided to post a topic on this subject matter on its Facebook page at...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG -- 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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Apply for your Hurricane Pass. June 21 Deadline approaching

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced on Friday, May 24 and the deadline for application processing is June 21, therefore, this serves as a reminder to those...

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New Gas Prices as June 18th, 2019

New Gas Prices as June 18, 2019

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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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Two men arrested at SXM Airport. One for Marijuana...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - On Friday June 14th, 2019, after a routine check of incoming suitcases, one suitcase appeared to contain a suspicious substance, which after a thorough inspection by Customs Officers turned out to be...

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Minister Johnson receives recognition from FCCA

PHILIPSBURG:--- Last Wednesday evening at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) opening reception at Roxxy Beach, Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport &...

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4 Million Have Now Fled Venezuela; UN Ramps up Aid to Kids

CARACAS, Venezuela, Wednesday June 12, 2019 - The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country's ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN says.

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US Customs agents seize money from Jamaican traveller

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says it seized more than US$16,000 from a Jamaican citizen as he awaited his flight to the Caribbean island at the Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday. It said that the unidentified man,...

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DCOMM Special - June 17, 2019
DCOMM SPECIAL - RIVM - Air Quality Testing

DCOMM SPECIAL - RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) - Air Quality Testing Interviews

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Weather Watch: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) June 18, 2019 Tonight through Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy, breezy and hazy with a brief local shower possible. Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F...

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