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Dismissed PJIA security workers successful in court case

Security CCTV video never showed the workers looting Penha Store ~ PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - On March 9, the Court in the First Instance handled the injunction petition filed by 9 dismissed Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) security ...

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Dear Reader

The question of the day was "Who will be the ministers?".

The celebratory nature of the UD gathering at the Holland House Beach Hotel last night probably was mainly due to the excitement in the air regarding this question indeed: Who is going to be minister?

The next question was how long this coalition will last.

The third question was: Will Smith become minister?

We will leave these questions hanging around for the weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Terrance Rey

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A hot potato

By Hilbert Haar ~ So what to think of the situation Member of Parliament Frans Richardson finds himself in? The initial reactions from primary sources have been, to put it politely, from noncommittal to nonresponsive. That suggests that my story...

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Divided by a common language

by Chris Morvan ~ This island is a complex place. Almost bewildering in some respects - not least as regards language. The guide books and online information don't prepare you for this. I was expecting to find a community where everybody spoke...

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Progress being made on recovery from Cyber Attack

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of General Affairs hereby informs the public that the recovery process of the Government of Sint Maarten ICT Network is progressing steadily and will continue throughout the upcoming weekend following the ...

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Stepfather charged with murder in death of 3-year-old...

POSTED 10:34 PM, APRIL 3, 2018, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 10:39PM, APRIL 3, 2018 (Source Fox 59) NEW YORK - The stepfather of a 3-year-old girl found dead in a New York City apartment on Monday has been charged with her murder, according...

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French St Martin young lady death ruled as homicide in USA

Person of interest sought after Orange County woman's death ruled homicide Source: WFTV -By: Kelly Healey ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A missing woman was found dead in an Orange County condominium Friday, deputies said. Cocly was found at the Sand Lake ...

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TelCel carrying out maintenance work on 2G network Sunday

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group mobile voice and data provider, TelCell, will be carrying out maintenance work on its 2G network Sunday, April 8, 2018 and on Friday advised customers on how best to remain connected during these works.

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TelEm Group Technicians working on Simpson Bay cabinet...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - TelEm Group technicians will be carrying out maintenance work on a primary cable cabinet in the Simpson Bay area Saturday and interruptions in telecommunication services in the following area and streets are expected...

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On April 5, 2018 The Korps Polities Sint Maarten and The Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBP) Management Team members attended a globally accredited Management & Leadership training facilitated by Training...

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Inmate seriously ill-treated at Point Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG - The Detective Department is presently investigating the serious ill-treatment of an inmate at the Point Blanche Prison which took place on Thursday at approximately 3.30 p.m. The call came into the Emergency Dispatch requesting...

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Traffic improvement measures for trench works

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Department in consultation with the Ministry of VROMI and Independent Consulting Engineers N.V., is making the following known to the public, a police report said on Tuesday. "In connection with the ongoing project of the ...

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Nature Foundation Records Large Amount of Trash Left on...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation, during its beach patrols, has noticed a significant amount of trash left behind by both residents and visitors after the Easter holidays.

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CPS Commences with Mosquito Breeding Site Elimination...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - A joint operation will begin on April 9 starting in the residential areas of Dutch Quarter, Sucker Garden and Middle Region in connection with the eliminate of mosquito breeding sites.

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort Job Fair

POND ISLAND - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, says for those seeking employment opportunities during these challenging times, should visit the Divi Little...

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Orient Beach is slowly coming back to life

ORIENT BAY - The scars Hurricane Irma inflicted back in September of last year on Orient Beach, once the island's prime tourist destination, are still visible but the place is slowly coming back to life. Tourists are returning and small...

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Our Electoral System

Democracy is a system of government in which the citizens exercise their power directly by electing representatives via political parties, to form a governing body, such as Parliament. An electoral system is the set of rules outlining how...

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Kingdom Affairs to Get Separate Directorate-General

1 By René Zwart© The Hague - The Ministry of the Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations has decided to transfer the Kingdom Relations file to a separate Directorate-General. Henk Brons has been appointed as a quartermaster for the new department...

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Progress Made With RORO Pier Repair Bonaire

3 Kralendijk- Progress is being made with repair work to the so-called Roll-on Roll-off pier in the harbor of Kralendijk, Bonaire. The repairs were necessary after some episodes with bad weather and rough water, which had affected the pier in...

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Dutch Government Lifts Ban on Insel Air

6 The Hague/Willemstad- Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management has today lifted the flight ban imposed on civil servants in February 2017. The minister follows the advice of the Dutch Inspectorate of Environment...

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Statia Department of Culture Launches Artifacts Donation ...

5 By Daniela Richardson Oranjestad- The Department of Culture in Sint Eustatius is continually growing its collections and has now started its Artifacts Donation program. The Department says it is requesting assistance from the community of the...

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Poll results (49) - Which coalition combination is most likely to be formed?

UD-USP - 43%
US-SMCP - 37%
UD-NA-SMCP - 20%

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Will MP Frans Richardson be obligated to give up his seat in Parliament?
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CPS Invites Parents/Guardians to Vaccination today Saturday

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is inviting parents and guardians to its Vaccination Outreach on Saturday, April 7th. Saturday's Vaccination Outreach will be held at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg from...

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PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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DHL upgrades delivery service in Curaçao and Aruba

Larger aircraft allows increased package capacity New routing means early arrivals and enhanced same-day Customs clearance and delivery capability PLANTATION - DHL, the world's leading international express delivery service, has upgraded its...

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This island is the world's most surprising place to drink...

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Media and The Message | Greg Hoyos

By Greg Hoyos ~ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 5, 2017 - Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan shocked the marketing world by pointing out that the way we receive messages advertisements is more important than the ad message itself. TV is...

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Internet Expert Calls For Stronger Caribbean Network...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Thursday April 5, 2018 - The threat of climate-driven natural disaster and the struggle to keep pace with the global digital economy are among the key factors driving the need for Caribbean Internet...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

DATE ISSUED: Friday April 06, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) April 07, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Saturday evening: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible. Forecast High:...

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Dutch hospital challenges big pharma by making own drugs

Amsterdam's AMC teaching hospital is to start making its own version of a licenced drug to treat a rare metabolic disorder because the medicine is no longer covered by health insurance after the price shot up. The drug, chenodeoxycholic acid or...

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For sale: a record number of €1m plus homes in the NL

The number of homes for sale in the Netherlands with asking prices of one million euros or more shot up 37% to 42,300 last year, property price research company Calcasa said on Thursday . The figure is an all-time record, Calcasa said in a new...

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Car thieves go green: Electric and hybrid vehicles stolen

The theft of electric cars is soaring and a total of 80 electric vehicles have been stolen so far this year, the car crime watchdog AVC said on Friday. Just 31 were taken in the first three months of last year, the organisation said.

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