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Posh Productions Presents Pageantry Plans for Carnival 2019

PHILIPSBURG - On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018, in the conference room at the House of Parliament, Anna Richardson, the director of Posh Productions presented the organization's pageantry plans for Carnival 2019 as a part of the St. Maarten's golden...

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Dear Reader

Not all news is bad news. Some good news don't make the headlines.

But bad news always attract the most attention. It is the nature of the business we are in. Attention is important.

However, we choose to not only focus on news that grabs the most readers' attention, but also we choose to headlight news that has an important social aspect, especially for our youth and seniors and their families and caregivers.

Therefore, we ask your attention and support for the candidates who will be participating in next year's pageantry shows. Corporate sponsorship is crucial to the pageants' success and candidates will be soon approaching institutions for assistance. Please support them in their endeavors.

Read our indepth report and watch the video report of the presentation of the pageantry plans of Posh Productions for the 50th anniversary celebrations of carnival in 2019.

We also would like to take this opportunity to wish Miss Teen St. Maarten, Shakainah Arrindell, good luck in representing St. Maarten at the Miss Teen International in West Virginia, USA, this month.

She will be bringing awareness to the diseases of Alzheimer's and dementia as her topic during the pageant segment on social issues.

Join us in wishing her much success via her Facebook page as well.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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First US$55M Grant from the Sint Maarten Trust Fund ...

PHILIPSBURG - July 12, 2018 - Sint Maarten Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and World Bank Country Director, Tahseen Sayed, signed yesterday the first grant of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund funded by the...

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Bar operators want a solution to "poor upkeep of lavatories"

PHILIPSBURG - Tourism Minister Stuart Johnson has pledged to "correct the callous and of public lavatories at the Kim Shaw Beach in Simpson Bay" where most of the beach-loving cruise passengers who visit our shores have congregated since...

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Council of Ministers meets Committee on Kingdom Relations

PHILIPSBURG - On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the full Council of Ministers met with the standing Committee on Kingdom Relations of the Dutch House of Representatives. The committee comprised of Alexander Pechtold (D'66, chairman), Ronald van Raak...

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Understanding our Parliamentary Democracy Government...

The nullifying of the political crises/dilemma ~ By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney ~ With the swearing in of the Council of Ministers on June 25, 2018, the ruling United Democrats/St Maarten Christian Party coalition government found itself in...

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Conversations while swimming

by Chris Morvan The woman I'm talking to is almost naked and so am I. So is everyone else in the vicinity, for that matter. But the woman and I can't see much. Just each other's head, really, and arms wafting around. The rest is a dull,...

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The big To-Do about failing Caribbean airlift

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ In past three weeks, politicians and industry leaders at a number of summits in the Caribbean have expressed the urgent need for better air connections and more reasonable prices. Sorry folks. That's an old hat to say the...

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Video News: Presentation Post Productions Pageantry Plans

Posh Productions Press Briefing - Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - on their Pageantry Plans for Carnival's 50th Anniversary in 2019 with a series of pageant shows including the new Kings and GQ pageants.

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School Bus Annual Inspection Starts on July 30

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Inspectorate of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT), Section School Bussing, announces that the Annual School Bus Inspection will take place from July 30th to August 2nd, 2018....

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Front Street to be closed on Friday for beautification works

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday, July 13 for infrastructure...

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Reminder Annual hurricane season clean-up underway

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby informs the community that the annual hurricane season clean-up continues in the month of July by the various waste...

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WIB Staff donate license plates to Animal Welfare Foundation

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Staff of Windward Islands Bank donated their 2017 license plates to the St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation. The St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation is a non-profit organization with dedicated volunteers and...

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Business Professional Women of Concordia Ceremony

ST. MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Business and Professional Women (BPW) Concordia St. Martin annual Candle lighting ceremony was held on July 7th 2018, at the CCISM in Marigot. 'The Candle Lighting Committee chaired by Ms. Natasha Ortega would like to thank ...

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WIB Supports "Back to School Drive"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) supports the "3 rd annual Back to School Drive" spearheaded by student Ki-Mani Olivacce, who has called upon the community to donate school supply items for children in need. WIB...

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Parliament invites the public to nominate persons for...

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Parliament invites the public to send in nominations for the Annual President of Parliament Award. The application documents are on the Parliament's website. Persons have until August 15, 2018 to submit their...

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Dutch King not allowed to put solar panels on palace

King Willem-Alexander wants to install solar panels on palace Huis ten Bosch, but can't due to a law that states that you can not change the appearance of national monuments. He is not giving up though and will continue to look for a way, he said ...

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Tackling serious crime biggest task new mayor Amsterdam

As mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema sees her three "biggest tasks" as tackling serious crime, connecting citizens from all parts of the city, and protecting individual identity. "Whether it is a young transgender or an Islamic homosexual.

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Man critically injured after 'gang warfare' shoot-out

One man is critically injured and another two are wounded after a gunman opened fire on a group drinking in a café in Amsterdam late on Thursday night. The Parool named the seriously wounded man as 'Saqib', a man of Pakistani origin thought to be ...

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Young United Women book club launched

ST. MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Reading is universal, no matter what gender, age, or social setting. When we read, our minds open, but there are also today, a variety of genres directed specifically to young people. It is through the dynamism and...

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is happy to announce to all Sport, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Businesses on the island that the...

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CARILEC continues to promote renewable energy in the region

SINT MAARTEN/ST. LUCIA - The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation's (CARILEC) training department is currently facilitating a programme in photovoltaic systems. The course, officially entitled "Certified Solar Photovoltaic Systems...

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First in-house Taxation Risk Seminar July 23-27

PHILIPSBURG - The manager of Prudential Tax Services formerly known as Prudential Small Business Services, Natasha Manuela-Gumbs hereby invites the business community of Sint Maarten to attend an important Tax Seminar for the week July 23-27,...

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Benjamin & Parker Risk Auditors highlight difficulties...

SINT MAARTEN/COLOMBIA - Benjamin & Parker's (B&P's) Regional Director has been visiting Sint Maarten patients in Colombia when in Cali and has spoken too many that disclosed several inconveniences that they are confronted with after they are at...

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WIB Cole Bay Branch Closure as of July 16

COLE BAY - The Windward Island's Bank (WIB) via the following notice announces the closure of its Cole Bay branch. Read for more details.

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World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates England chants during...

Chants of a "possible discriminatory" nature by England fans during their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, are being investigated by Fifa. It relates to the chanting of "no surrender" by England fans and other potentially discriminatory...

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World Cup 2018: Who is your team of the tournament?

With thrilling games, superb individual performances and huge shocks, Russia 2018 has been a classic World Cup. But which players impressed you enough to make your team of the tournament? And how many of the England regulars in their run to the...

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Children with genetic spinal disease entitled to medicine

An expensive spinal muscular atrophy medicine for children will be covered for by Dutch health insurance from August. The NOS reported on Thursday that health minister Bruno Bruins has agreed an 'acceptable price' with manufacturer Biogen for the ...

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CPS: Stay cool and hydrated during extremely hot weather

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards that have a significant impact on society, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and...

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CPS Advises: Ensure your Vaccination Status is Up to Date

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Considering circulated news about various infectious and vaccine preventable diseases internationally and regionally, citizens are requested to take preventive actions. There have been international reports and...

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The lack of physical activity is seen as a health threat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active; one in four adults and four out of five adolescents are ...

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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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Legal case SMS lottery Dos Santos halted

WILLEMSTAD - The legal case on appeal between Smartplay of lottery boss Robbie dos Santos and the telecommunication company UTS has been provisionally held. Dos Santos still has not paid the court fee of 15 thousand guilders. Smartplay provides...

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Passport error can cause delays

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - There is an error in about 5000 recently made Dutch passports and identity cards. One of the electronic security features does not work and that can cause delays. At an airport, for example, the electronic gate can no...

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Prime Minister meets with U.N. Secretary-General

NEW YORK, WILLEMSTAD - Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath had the distinct opportunity and pleasure to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. They discussed several topics including climate change and...

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Serious health and safety concerns at hospital in St. Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia - Occupational health and safety hazards now add to multiple issues at the St Jude hospital in Saint Lucia, which is housed at the George Odlum National Stadium in...

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Haitian government non-responsive to offer of French ...

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor ~ PORT-AU PRINCE, Haiti - Just days after widespread violent protests and riots last week in Haiti caused the government to reverse its plans for removing fuel subsidies,...

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British newspaper blasts Nevis over financial secrecy

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England - Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday that some 70,000 companies incorporated in Nevis were leaked as part of the Paradise Papers investigation, and has painted Nevis as the "worst...

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Tourism arrivals to Belize continue on upward trend

BELIZE CITY, Belize - The latest statistics for the middle of 2018 shows that tourism arrivals to Belize continue to register groundbreaking levels and moving on a steady upward trend. Overnight tourism arrivals in June registered double digit...

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All-New Sandals Montego Bay Is Jamaica's Newest Resort

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An inspiring story from Trinidad and Tobago - Caribbean...

By Eve George Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Animals and people share the earth. In surprising psychological and philosophical facts, substantially more people are said to become distressed over the pain and...

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CDB, PAHO train regional mental health professionals ...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - As the region prepares for possible impacts from the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have embarked on a project to build resilience and...

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Letter: Fake tourism news and sloppy journalism...

Dear Sir: The field of journalism has developed an increasingly bad reputation in recent years though, if truth be told, the origins of this go back to the invention of the printing press. But the growth in recent decades of tawdry tabloids full...

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Commentary: CARICOM skin in the Haiti game

By Sir Ronald Sanders ~ Haiti's current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots setting back the country's already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean Community and Common Market countries (CARICOM) that..

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Bolstering disaster preparedness in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - On July 10 and 11, the United States William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies co-hosted a humanitarian assistance and disaster response seminar with US Southern Command and the Caribbean Disaster and...

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Three potential storms/hurricanes between now and mid-August

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - According to Crown Weather, the long-term weather model forecast has that storm/hurricane activity will be down for the next seven to 10 days until early August. The potential for any storm/hurricane development will...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) July 13, 2018 Tonight through Friday evening: Fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a passing shower possible. Forecast High: 32°C / 90 °F...

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€100m to combat drugs and organised crime

The Dutch government is investing €100m in operations to crack down on illegal drugs trade and organised crime. Justice minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus announced more details on the coalition government measure in a parliamentary briefing on...

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Air France KLM staffers, unions want no interference gov...

Staffers and unions of Air France KLM have told the French government they want no interference in the alliance's problems. Otherwise, they said, the Franco-Dutch carrier will suffer the same fate as Alitalia, Sabena, Malev and other European...

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Dutch police reveal sorry saga of the runaway groom

You've heard of the runaway bride - but the police in Leiden Noord have told the tale of a runaway groom. The force revealed in a Facebook post that a local man missed his own wedding after speeding through a police check.

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