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Preschel: We will have something magnificent in 10 years

CUL-DE-SAC -- Just when you thought that the 360 degree view from the crest of Sentry Hill, the highest point of the Rain Forest Adventure Park on Rockland Estate, provided the wow factor. The 45 second adrenaline rush trip down the Flying...

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Government implemented a dress code for visitors to the Government Administration Building. Hilbert Haar finds this to be hogwash. Read his opinion piece on this topic and see if you agree or not. Click here to read it online...

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Political analyst Romney: "Informateurs disrupt process...."

PHILIPSBURG - The concept of the informateur disrupts the political process, political analyst Julio Romney said in a broadcast of the discussion program Viewpoint on PJD2 shortly after the elections. That's a remarkable point of view that we...

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By Hilbert Haar

Informateurs disrupt the political process. That’s the opinion of well-respected political analyst Julio Romney (see the above article: Political analyst Romney: “Informateurs disrupt political process"). It is a clear statement but I think that it misses the point.

Continue reading the full opinion piece of Hilbert Haar online here:
Cover up: here come the new Victorians

by Chris Morvan For decades the tourism world has been pandering to the lowest common denominator, accepting the money of anyone who can afford to visit them and putting up with the behavior of the mindless, boorish element. After all, which bar...

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Government discusses salary cuts for ministers and MPs

PHILIPSBURG - The Council of Ministers approved the draft 2018 budget on Wednesday morning and its now on its way to the Council of Advice, the Board financial supervision (Cft) and the General Audit Chamber for scrutiny and comment. Minster Mike ...

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Zero requests for asylum from Venezuelans

PHILIPSBURG - While the French side of the island already saw an influx of refugees from Venezuela back in 2016, Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever said on Wednesday that no requests for asylum had come across his desk from that corner so...

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Receiver's Office open on Saturday

PHILIPSBURG - The Receiver's Office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accommodate companies that have to come in to pay their turnover tax and other duties, Minister Mike Ferrier (Finance) announced at Wednesday's Council of...

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PM Romeo-Marlin travels to Washington DC for Trust Fund...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - A delegation of the World Bank is visiting Sint Maarten this week to help with the preparation of the early priority projects. The World Bank delegation is focused on disaster preparedness and emergency recovery...

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Governor's Speech at the official opening of Rockland Estate

INVESTING IN DEVELOPING HERITAGE TOURISM, Opportunity and Responsibility Remarks delivered by H.E. drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor of Sint Maarten on the occasion of the Grand Opening of the Rockland Estate Sint Maarten April 11, 2018 Ladies and...

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New dump-fire emits low-hanging smoke

PHILIPSBURG - A fire on the post-Irma dumpsite on Pond Island ignited on Tuesday night and continued to be a nuisance throughout the day on Wednesday. Low-hanging smoke wafted over Soualiga Boulevard and on social media citizens complained about...

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Insel Air embezzlement case postponed

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance postponed the trial against the former station manager for Insel Air in St. Maarten and a sales ticket sales agent to an unspecified future date because there is no clarity about the amount of money the...

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Hillside Christian School Wins. Goes to Regional Finale...

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - The UNICEF Children's Rights Film Festival project has been in process for more than two months and included more than 100 students in the age category of 9-13 years old done collaboration of the Dutch Recovery Fund SXM ...

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SCDF Lauds Motorworld for Saving Carnival.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Motorworld has answered the call of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) for the private sector to assist with the staging of Carnival 2018. The SCDF on Wednesday announced that the company "has literally saved...

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Heineken Regatta Raises $75000 for Hurricane Relief

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - It's been more than a month since the world-class sailing and music event, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta took over the island of St. Maarten. The 38th edition of this annual event was dedicated to raise funds for...

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SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Honda is going to great lengths to ensure the safety of Honda (and Acura) vehicle owners. In particular, there are select Honda and Acura vehicles (2001-2016), that are equipped with recalled Takata airbag inflators,...

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Several Merchants reclaim looted goods

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, April 6th, 2018, a number of rightful owners of confiscated items, which were looted during and in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, were able to reclaim their goods, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) announced on...

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Police take additional temporary traffic measures...

PHILIPSBURG - As additional temporary traffic measures in connection with the ongoing trench work on the W.G.

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PHILIPSBURG - The Police Force of Sint Maarten is without any doubt doing its utmost, to protect you, your family and your property, in combating crime and criminals. The Public Relations Office of the Sint Maarten Police Force is therefore...

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Preventive searches during Carnival

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten, will carry out preventive searches during the 2018 Carnival season.

In accordance with the Firearm Ordinance, at predetermined locations, vehicles, bags and clothing of individuals will be searched for firearms.

This measure is being taken in consideration of the high number of illegal firearms in circulation on the island and past statistics which point out an increase in robberies before and during the Carnival season.

The Public Prosecutors Office Sint Maarten and KPSM are mindful that such a measure will impose on the privacy of residents and visitors. However it is in the interest of the general public and tourist visiting the island to heighten safety and security during the upcoming festive season. Entertainment News
"Porkchop" to Play Priest in Carnival Thanks to TelEm

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Popular reveler, Lewis Lambert Richardson, aka "Porkchop" will be fully clad in a priest's habit this Carnival with a little help from the TelEm Group of Companies. "Porkchop", who will be 70 years old this year, has...

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Kenyo Baly Tops ACT Awards 2017

HNP bags Lifetime Achievement Award, Teen Queen Tasyanna Clifton is Person of the Year. SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Kenyo Baly won in the Music Category and also took the Song of the Year title to top the Annual Culture Time (ACT) Awards for 2017. ...

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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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CN Express Flights to Continue (For Now)

29 By Harald Linkels The Hague - The lifting by the Dutch government of the ban on civil servants with InselAir has -at least in the short term- no consequences for the flight operations of the so-called CN Express. "The agreement for the CN...

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Outdated Penal Code BES Can Lead to Acquittal for Sexual...

1 By Harald Linkels Kralendijk- The outdated penal code on the BES islands can, in some cases, lead to the acquittal of suspects of sexual offenses. This becomes clear from information provided by the Public Prosecutor's office BES. A specific...

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Extra support for Opportunities for all children 2018...

6 The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) is offering not for profit organizations on Saba and St. Eustatius extra support with applications for subsidy through Opportunities for all Children. Nina Den Heyer will assist social not for ...

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Cybercrime in the spotlight on Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - More than 150 people from all over the region participated today in the successful Caribbean Cybercrime Conference in Curaçao. The guest speaker was security expert Deon Olton. He is the director of the Caribbean Cyber Security...

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Carnival License Application Process Extended to April 13

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunications) Department of Economic Licenses hereby informs that the deadline to apply for roadside vending licenses for the upcoming Carnival Season has been...

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GEBE temporarily closes Reverse Osmosis Water Tank at...

PHILIPSBURG - NV GEBE in a press release indicated that the (RO) Reverse Osmosis Water Tank located on Soualiga Boulevard in front of the Festival Village will be out of use as of April 16 for approximately 3 weeks. The closure of this tank is...

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CPS: Less Salt, More Health

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Consuming excess salt contributes to high blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for death from heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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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Education has lost 27 million guilders

WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Education has lost 27 million guilders. Money that was reserved in 2010 for maintenance of schools. After the Schotte cabinet took office, that money was no longer used for that purpose, but for what purpose it was...

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ETA Motorcycle Cruises visiting "Dushi" Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The riders of ETA Motorcycle Cruises (ETA) have enjoyed another Curaçao road trip. ETA members can take a cruise and use their own motorcycles to get around at each port of call. One of ETA's favorite ports is Curaçao, and they have...

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Inspection finds families who live in a school building

WILLEMSTAD - The Inspection Service discovered something very remarkable yesterday. In the classrooms of a former school in Steenrijk, five families were found living with children. None of the parents has a job and most are on a waiting list of...

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The first four 'Metal Sharks' to substitute the Super Rhibs

WILLEMSTAD - The first four 'Metal Sharks' to replace the Super-RHIBs were launched this morning at the Naval Base in Parera. After the registration and inspection process, the future crew will follow a driver course that will take about two...

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64-Year-Old Man Charged with Threatening to Kill President

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday April 11, 2018 - Police in Guyana have charged a 64-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill President David Granger last month. Motilall Balkaran faced two charges connected to the threat, when he appeared in...

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International Community Ramps Up Action on Venezuela...

One year into the most recent series of protests and a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight, international groups have called for action to help protect Venezuelans. A complex political and economic crisis in Venezuela has left millions...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday April 11, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) April 12, 2018 ...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY... WEATHER: Tonight through Thursday evening:...

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Health insurers track web visitors, pass info to Facebook

Health insurance companies Menzis and ONVZ say they have immediately removed a plug-in from their websites which fed information on visitor behaviour back to Facebook. An investigation by broadcaster NOS found that 18 of the 40 health insurance...

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Technology more popular among girls as a school subject...

Girls are increasingly opting for technology-based courses but the trend stops at higher education level, new CBS figures over the school year 2017/18 show. The number of girls in the pre-college (havo) and pre-university (vwo) streams opting for ...

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Police arrest woman, 19, following dead baby find on balcony

The police have arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the finding of a dead baby in a plastic bag on a balcony in Schiedam at the weekend. The woman lives in the building where the baby was found. Police say it is 'extremely likely'...

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