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Formateur Heyliger: "This was my last election"

By Hilbert Haar PHILISPBURG - Formateur MP Theo Heyliger will not run in the next parliamentary elections. In a reaction to a request for an update about the formation of the new government, Heyliger informed "Well one thing...

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Dear Reader

He has stated it to this publisher off the record before, but now he has confirmed it to Hilbert Haar on the record.

Theo says “ This was my last election”.

Read the full story online here.

Also, find out which coalition combination is most likely to be formed. Or not.

It is Friday, people. The end of the week. Aren't we glad that is over. The weekend will bring us the opening night of the theater show "Moana". See you there!

The Publisher

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External interference in Caribbean elections is real

Before getting into the thrust of the serious and threatening matter that lies at the heart of this commentary, I declare that I was an integral part of the management of the campaign of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) for the March...

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Only 1 of the 4 commercial developers of Indigo Bay bankrupt

INDIGO BAY - On Monday, March 12th, a bankruptcy notice was published in The Daily Herald announcing that by decision of March 6th, 2018, the Court in First Instance of St. Maarten declared Indigo Bay Development Corporation N.V. bankrupt. A...

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It is better to arrive than to travel

By Chris Morvan Those who were stuck here for a while after Irma because of air travel disruption, and all of us who are now trembling at the thought of paying exorbitant prices (which we pray will eventually come down) may have forgotten the...

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Bell ready to rumble in Colombia

Great Bay - In the field of Judo, the name Bell certainly rings a bell on St. Maarten. We are talking about Michaelangelo Bell, one of the athletes that has been selected to compete in the Central American & Caribbean Games (CAC) that will be...

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St. Maarten sending delegation to CAC Games

Great Bay - In their quest to have St. Maarten represented in the Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 15th to August 3rd. The St. Maarten Sports & Olympic Federation have been busy...

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Delplanaque and Pigeon are overall winners Sunset Triathlon

Maho Bay - For the 5th straight year, Gregory Pigeon has proved that he is still a force to be reckoned with when he emerged as the overall winner of the Sunset Triple Mini Triathlon. Joining him on the podium for the grand prize in the female...

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LU records highest score in Primary Schools Soccer match

Cay Hill - Saturday, March 17th, will be a day the ACE Foundation will always remember, it was the day when some key soccer players from the Learning Unlimited team took full advantage of their skills by scoring 16 goals without conceding one....

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Minister De Weever says Sint Maarten has to be ready

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Friday, March 23 marks the annual global observance of World Meteorological Day (WMD) under the theme, "Weather-ready, climate smart." Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and...

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Minister Ferrier irritated by Cft-letter

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Finance Mike Ferrier has expressed his irritation about a letter from financial supervisor Cft that contains complaints about deadlines St. Maarten is not meeting with regards to the 2018 budget and the annual financial...

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Cft criticizes financial management again

PHILIPSBURG - Financial supervisor Cft has advised Minister of Finance Mike Ferrier to hire external technical assistance to put the government's financial administration and financial management in order. Cft-chairman Raymond Gradus gives the...

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Minister VSA Lee Addresses Concerns of Dismissal Committee

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLNAD) - Minister VSA (Public Health, Social Development and Labour), Emil Lee recently countersigned the National Decree appointing the new members to the Dismissal Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is an advisory body that...

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Introducing to the Business Community

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The National Employment Services Center (NESC) plans to continue with various initiatives to introduce our first premier recruitment tool to be commissioned by the Government of Sint Maarten. NESC, and by extension...

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Grade 6 Students Receive Motivational Talk from PM

SINT MAARTEN (HOPE ESTATE) - On Thursday morning, the Grade 6 students of the Marie Genevieve de Weever School in Sucker Garden that are currently preparing to sit the FBE exams later this year received a motivational talk from Prime Minister...

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Night of the Hit Makers offers more giveaways, free top-up

SINT MAARTEN (MIDDLE REGION) - The Carnival fever is heating up with more deals from 'Night of the Hit Makers' producer, Bertaux 'Mr. Rude' Fleming, who will be releasing 125 tickets for one hour on Friday, March 23, for just $25.

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Application period for Carnival vending is now open

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16 singers slated for Nagico Senior Calypso Competition

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is ready to host two exciting nights of social commentary from some of the islands most veteran Calypsonians. The Nagico Senior Calypso Competition is back and following...

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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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SXM Airport Opens Temporary Arrival Pavilion Friday

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten - Just over a month following the opening of its Temporary Departure Pavilion, the Princess Juliana International Airport - SXM can now boast of the successful completion of its Temporary Arrival Pavilion. The experience...

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Deportation can take place without legal assistance

WILLEMSTAD - The immediate deportation of illegal Venezuelans without legal assistance is not against the law. This is according to the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie. The deportation order that illegal immigrants can take place...

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Prime Minister invites Venezuelan Minister to Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - This week Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath held several conversations on and off the record with people, institutions, groups and media about the situation in Venezuela. A complicated subject, but important for the country and the...

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Information on the Effects of the GDPR Data Protection Law

2 Kralendijk, - As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect for the whole of the European Union (EU). The GDPR applies to all organizations large and small, as well as to independents with no staff...

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Aruba government has plans for Integrity Chamber

THE HAGUE/ORANJESTAD - The Aruba Government plans to introduce an Integrity Chamber along with several other measures to promote good governance. Aruba Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes announced in a press release on Wednesday that the Aruba...

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The Statia vs Holland Political Dilemma: The Beam In The ...

Up to this day, the existing constitutional and political dilemma between the island of St. Eustatius ("Statia") and the country of The Netherlands ("Holland") has been approached as an "or/or" issue, as a choice between two premises which many...

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CPS Invites Parents/Guardians to Vaccination Outreach...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is inviting parents and guardians to its Vaccination Outreach on Saturday, March 24th. Saturday's Vaccination Outreach will be held at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg from...

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SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Ministry VROMI (Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure) is currently accepting application forms pertaining to the UNDP's (United Nations Development Programme) "Cash for Work, Community...

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SSSD organizes free workshop on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PHILIPSBURG - The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is organizing an interactive and inf...

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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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SHTA-ORCO Bank Young Professionals Mixer Boasts 206 persons

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Friday March 16th, 2018, the second St. Maarten Young Professionals Mixer hosted by SHTA and ORCO Bank was held at St....

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Tzu Chi completes repair, beautification of damaged house

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation joyfully and with gratefulness celebrated a milestone on Sunday, March 11, 2018 when it marked the completion of repairs, beautification and furnishing of a historical house on Bush...

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ROA CN launches 'Leermeester 2.0: The Next Level'

4 Kralendijk- Since 2012, ROA CN has been a bridge between vocational education (mbo) and the labor market on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba contributing to an alignment between the supply of vocational education and the demand from employers...

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MBO and VMBO in Bonaire Now Meet Basic Quality

17 Kralendijk- This week the Inspectorate of Education on Bonaire was to assess the quality of the MBO and VMBO school programs. After an extensive inspection, both Scholengemeenschap Bonaire (SGB) units have been given the 'basic quality'...

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Central Bank organizes two-day conference

WILLEMSTAD - The two-day conference titled "Addressing challenges to achieve a higher growth path in small open economies" organized by the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) started in Willemstad. Keynote speaker Sebastian Acevedo...

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Credit rating agency S&P more negative about Curaçao...

WILLEMSTAD - Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S & P) has become more negative about the prospects for the creditworthiness of Curaçao. The rating agency believes that the economic and budgetary uncertainty in this autonomous country within ...

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Fly Jamaica Airlines Employee Nabbed With Cocaine at JFK

NEW YORK, United States, Thursday March 22, 2018 - A crew member on Fly Jamaica Airways recently discovered that he could not get a leg up on US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in his attempt to transport illegal drugs into the...

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ABLP Returned to Government After Early Elections in Antigua

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, Thursday March 22, 2018 - It wasn't the clean sweep he was hoping for, but Prime Minister Gaston Browne yesterday led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) into another term in office, winning 15 out of 17 seats in a...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

DATE ISSUED: Thursday March 22, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) March 23, 2018 WEATHER: This evening through Friday evening: Partly cloudy to cloudy with passing showers possible. Forecast High: 28°C / 82°F...

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Man tries to commit suicide in Dutch parliament...

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - The man who jumped from the public balcony in the lower house of parliament in The Hague on Thursday had tried to commit suicide, broadcaster NOS said. Television footage shows the shocked reaction of MP Arno Rutte...

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Dutch French firm wins contract to make post Brexit passport

Dutch French firm Gemalto has won the contract to produce the new blue British passports which will be used by British nationals after Brexit, much to the fury of many people in Britain. The decision to award the €560m contract to the European...

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Unilever boss earns 292 times the average Unilever worker

The disparity between executive pay and the average no-frills salary at major Dutch listed companies is again in the public eye following the publication of new research focusing on Dutch companies. Unilever, for example, awards its CEO Paul...

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