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Breamer cruise ship allowed to homeport in St. Maarten

AIRPORT - On Sunday, March 1, 2020, rumors abounded that a massive operation was underway to fly out 550 cruise ship passengers on charter flights. These passengers would be arriving on a cruise ship that was apparently turned away from The...

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COVID-19 Corona Virus on St. Martin
Response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on French St. Martin

Population reminded to step-up with handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquettes ~ POND ISLAND - The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs on Sunday morning activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in connection with two confirmed cases of the...

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Parliament wants changes to screening process

PHILIPSBURG - The parliament seems to be getting ready for changes to the legislation that regulates the screening of candidate-ministers. Draft legislation prepared by the government is currently under legal in-house review and an initiative law ...

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3-year sentence for former Curaçao refinery manager

PHILIPSBURG - A former general manager of Curaçao's Isla refinery asked 5 million dollars in bribes from a Dutch company that wanted to become the new operator of the state-owned plant. The money was never paid. Instead, Count Energy Trading from ...

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Prison Director fired

PHILIPSBURG - The Director of Prisons Alwin Keli has been fired from his post. This was confirmed by Minister of Justice Egbert Doran during the Council of Ministers Press conference of Wednesday morning. When questioned about the reasons for the ...

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Inspector Ketura Brown appointed as Acting SG

PHILIPSBURG - Police Inspector Ketura Brown has been appointed as the Acting Secretary General for the Ministry of Justice. Justice Minister Egbert Doran in announcing the appointment stated that this comes in the wake of the resignation of the...

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A smart Caribbean island can be the high-end champion

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ In the Caribbean, too little attention is given to the visitor segment of high-end clientele that use private jets to come to a destination. Better not consider them tourists or treat them as tourists. Every passenger who...

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Complaint about SXM Airport

Dear Editor, My wife and I have visited St. Maarten to vacation (at least once each year) for more than 23 years. We love the island and even visited in December 2017 to show our support and make a small contribution to the...

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Dutch Quarter road project to restart in March 2020

PHILIPSBURG - The Dutch Quarter road project which was stopped several months ago may restart next month. Presently, there are ongoing discussions between the representatives of VROMI, government and the contractor on the project. Minister...

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Grote zorgen over ongedocumenteerde met chronische ziekte

WILLEMSTAD - Chronisch zieke migranten die zonder papieren naar Curaçao komen, vallen in een gat. De inspectie voor gezondheidszorg maakt zich dan ook grote zorgen hierover. Bovendien zet dit de bestaande gezondheidszorg van het eiland onder druk.

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Should St. Maarten allow cruise ships that has been turned away by islands to dock?
Yes, but what do the islands know that we do not know?
No. I rather be safe than sorry.
I don't know. Do we know enough to make such a decision?
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Afvalwater van nieuw ziekenhuis Curaçao gaat in zee

WILLEMSTAD - Het nieuwe ziekenhuis, Curaçao Medical Center (CMC), is niet langer aangesloten op de riolering in Otrobanda. Daardoor gaat het afvalwater ongezuiverd de zee in. Tekst gaat verder onder de video Reportage door: Kim Hendriksen Het is...

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