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St. Maarten taking precautions after China virus outbreak

PHILIPBURG - Interim Minister of Public Health, Labour and Social Affairs (VSA) Pamela Gordon-Carty is confident in the St. Maarten surveillance system for the deadly Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). "There is no reason to panic. While the immediate...

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CPS closely monitoring new flu respiratory virus

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is closely monitoring international health developments related to the Novel...

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Jetair to start scheduled service on the SXM-CUR route

PHILIPSBURG - Jetair has received its permit from the Sint Maarten authorities to start two weekly flights to and from Curaçao, the airline said on Thursday in a press statement. "The 1st commercial flight will take place on February 2nd. The...

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MP Re-elect Drs. Rodolphe Samuel wishes to thank all who came out and voted for him.
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Embezzling former courthouse branch manager has to pay S1M

PHILIPSBURG - The suspension and subsequent dismissal of the former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, is justified, the Common Court of Justice said in a ruling dated January 21. James-Christina has to...

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"Opportunity makes the thief"

By Hilbert Haar ~ The mindboggling case of the now former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, should function as a cautionary tale to all companies and organizations where somebody is entrusted with money. If...

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After seven years Keith Franca returns to consulting

PHILIPSBURG - After a seven year-tenure Keith Franca (64) left his position as managing director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) per the end of 2019. His successor is 30-year old Makhicia Brooks. Franca led the fund since its inception ...

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The Question Hour in Parliament

By MP Wycliffe Smith ~ On Monday, January 20th the Parliament of Sint Maarten held its first Question Hour (QH) for the parliamentary year 2019-2020. This QH was the fourth held thus far since it was instituted in 2017, after Hurricane Irma,...

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Nature Foundation Discovered Single-Use Plastics are the ...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation St Maarten first brand audit cleanup results revealed that the number one of littered items on St Maarten beaches are single-use plastics. Volunteers and members from SXM A.C.T.I.O.N. and the Nature ...

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SMMC staff embark on fitness journey

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Management and Staff of St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently embarked on a collective fitness journey by way of SMMC On the Move, SMMC's new employee health and fitness initiative.

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First meeting between Carnival Foundation and Police

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and members of Sint Maarten Police Force held their first preparation meeting for the upcoming carnival season. During the meeting that was held at the Philipsburg...

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CDA eist dat St. Maarten actie onderneemt omtrent gevangenis

DEN HAAG - Het CDA zegt aan ingrijpen te zullen denken, als het nieuwe kabinet op Sint-Maarten niet de jarenlang slepende problemen met de gevangenis gaat aanpakken. Tijdens het Interparlementair Koninkrijksoverleg (Ipko) in januari is er...

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