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Insurance company Ennia under emergency regulation

PHILIPSBURG–The Court of First Instance in Curaçao on Wednesday pronounced an emergency regulation with regard to insurance company Ennia. A request for such measure was submitted Tuesday afternoon by the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten,..

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Dear Reader

Trust in the financial sector is a precious commodity.

The complete banking, insurance and financial industry runs on trust.

It has been known for quite some time that the finances at Ennia's group of companies were precarious.

Now that the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has stepped in with emergency measures to protect the rights of stakeholders, trust becomes an even more important factor. Trust that creditors and pensioners can be protected and their claims guaranteed.

What the consequences this all may entail for the Mullet Bay property on St. Maarten is a burning question we would like to ask Mr. Richard F. Gibson Sr., as he is now President and General Managing Director and representing ENNIA in that capacity.

We would also like to ask MP Rolando Brison a few questions as well as 'Giving Mullet Bay back to the people' was one of his key campaign platform issues.

Stay tuned for more news as we monitor the developments in this area.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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Woman facing prison time for kicking out mother-in-law's eye

PHILIPSBURG--A 31-year-old woman is facing a prison sentence of eighteen months, six of which are to be suspended, on three years’ probation, for seriously injuring her elderly mother-in-law with a shoe.

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Press Release CBCS: Emergency measure for ENNIA

Willemstad/Philipsburg - After having identified that Ennia Caribe Leven NV, Ennia Caribe Schade NV and Ennia Caribe Zorg NV, (ENNIA), has been non-compliant with applicable laws and regulations, the Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten...

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Central Banks should take lead in financial innovation

Willemstad/Philipsburg - 'There's an important role to play for central banks in adopting a proactive approach and giving direction to the changes and innovations that are currently affecting the financial sector", the acting president of the...

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Minister to attend Central Bank's Strategic Plan Session

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Finance Minister of Sint Maarten Perry Geerlings held his first official talks on Tuesday with the three St. Maarten representatives of the Supervisory Board for the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten CBCS ahead ...

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Law Enforcement Council criticizes 911 control room

WILLEMSTAD - 'Although the Curaçao Police Corps (KPC), according to the development plan, has a joint control room for the police, the fire brigade and the ambulance service, this was not yet the case at the time of the investigation.' The Law...

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Female civil servant sold residence permits ...

WILLEMSTAD - A 49-year-old Curaçao woman stood before a judge in the Valencia case yesterday. She is suspected by the Public Prosecution (OM) of abusing her position as a clerk at the "intake" department at the Admission Organization. In 11...

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Shouting sweet nothings

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GZE is gone, questions linger

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Woman robbed by two men

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Man arrested with stolen vehicle

On Sunday July 1 police arrested a man identified with initials S.B. who was driving a light blue car during a routine control. During the control the suspect could not produce the necessary documents for the vehicle or give an acceptable statement..

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Domino Pizza robbed

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4 Suspects Arrested

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'Size does matter': Dutch police get longer batons

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Government is making progress in the review of ESF 7

Following the workshops held in May 2018 for the Emergency Support Functions 'Evacuation, Shelters, Relief & Mass Care' (ESF 7), Disaster Management experts Robert Verhoeven and Viola van Baardwijk of VNG International held two table-top...

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Johnson, SCDF discuss improving Carnival marketing ...

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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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Caribbean Cinemas St. Maarten Now Open

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Megaplex 7 Movies Schedule for July 4th to July 11th, 2018

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Oasis 96.3 Getaway Giveaway radio contest to Curacao...

Oasis 96.3 in collaboration with the Curacao Tourist Board will be hosting the annual getaway give-away radio contest to one of the top class Caribbean festivals this year, the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival 2018. A winner and a guest will have...

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Fun Miles teams up with Rainforest Adventures

PHILIPSBURG - Fun Miles can now be redeemed to enjoy the spectacular attractions at Rainforest Adventures at Rockland Estate. This eco-adventure park offers sensational ziplines, a scenic chair lift with breathtaking views, a fun tubing ride, a...

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President of Parliament receives 2017 Ombudsman Year Report

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The 2017 Ombudsman Year Report was presented to President of Parliament Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams at the House of Parliament today. This year's report highlights the Ombudsman's focus during the latter part of the...

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Shark Killed Illegally Within Man of War Shoal Marine...

The lifeless body of a juvenile Caribbean Reef Shark was confiscated by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation after divers reported it on a reef just within the Man of War Shoal Marine Protected Area. The intentional hunting and harming of sharks...

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21 participate in EPIC sunset kayak event

Twenty-one participants enjoyed the beauty of Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon. While the pace was relaxed, skilled and novice kayakers had the opportunity to join a fun race at the Causeway Bridge. Later, there were drinks and stories to...

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Art Saves Lives welcomes back Jeffrey Kizomba for sixth...

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Art Saves Lives Orientation this Saturday ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Art Saves Lives Foundation will kick of its sixth annual Summer Intensive under the theme: "WE ARE RESILIENT PEOPLE", with an orientation event scheduled for this Saturday July 7 th at 11AM at the Philipsburg Cultural ...

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Port St. Maarten sees 15 percent growth in cruise numbers

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WIB Cole Bay Branch Closure as of July 16

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Prestigious Global Awards given at 360 Breakfast

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Primary schools searching 'day and night' for teachers

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Nurses attended International Caribbean Nursing Conference

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Obesity rate 2.5 times above 1980s level in the Netherlands

More people than ever in the Netherlands are morbidly obese despite a fall in the overall obesity rate, according to latest official figures. Around 100,000 people, or 0.9 per cent of the population, are classed as having the most severe of the...

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

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CPS: Get vaccinated against measles and rubella ...

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Stinapa: No eating of Fresh Lobster Outside Season

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MAN wants an explanation about Klein Curaçao

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