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NAGICO says they have acted in good faith from inception

PHILIPSBURG - We must as NAGICO respond to a largely inaccurate and misleading article that appeared in The Daily Herald newspaper on 8 March 2018 regarding the Princess Juliana International Airport's hurricane claim. Furthermore, NAGICO have...

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Dear Reader

We have an amber alert once again for a missing child. See the police report below in this edition.

On March 8th, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday received a second update from the informateurs, Mrs. Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and Mr. J.J. Beaujon, on the progress of the information process. 

The informateurs held meetings with representatives of political parties and the relevant stakeholders and emphasized that the discussions were constructive and positive. The next few days the informateurs will be concluding their meetings. They have informed the Governor that will finalize and submit their report to him as planned on Monday, March 12, 2018.

In the meantime, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams gives an elucidation on what a national broad based representative government means. See article below.

What that we would like to wish all our female readers a happy International Women's Week.

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Sarah on what a national broad based government means...

National government, broad based, representative government: what do we mean when we call for such? The process to form the next government as initiated by the Governor, H. E. Eugene Holiday is taking its course. In fact the "information" phase...

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The perils of doing it yourself

By Chris Morvan, With all the rebuilding and repairing that has been going on here since Irma, there has no doubt been a collective surge in blood pressure, a lot of bad language and a mixed bag of results as people honed their DIY skills.

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International Women's Day reflections

by President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams International Women's Day, March 8th, is a day to reflect on the achievements of women all around the world as well as ponder on the goals and objectives yet to be achieved that would bring us...

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Sinister minister

There seems to some kind of behind-the-scenes coordinated effort to make out former VROMI-minister Christophe Emmanuel to be some kind of 'sinister minister'. Here at we often receive information, documents and other material...

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Grace period granted for motor vehicle inspection til July 1

POND ISLAND - The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications, based on art. 13 verordening op de keuring van motorrijtuigen (hereafter "the ordinance"), informs the general public that considering the socio-economic...

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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin travels to Curacao on...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin left the country on Wednesday on a working visit to Curacao where she will be meeting with Curacao's Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath and several other ministers with respect to...

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Minister Lee and De Weever exploring cruise sector jobs...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Emil Lee, said on Wednesday that he has spoken to Acting Minister of Tourism Cornelius de Weever about employment opportunities for Sint Maarteners to work on...

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Minister Ferrier thanks Red Cross. Gives Update on...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier says there is a lot happening, but some things are not moving fast enough, however, things are heading in the right direction. During the Wednesday Council of Ministers press...

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Y.E.S Foundation Sponsors Free Community Event

BELAIR - The Youth Empowered for Success Foundation, (Y.E.S.) will sponsor a free Motivation Speech in celebration of National Women's Month for the St. Maarten community titled, "Queens You Deserve the Whole Loaf" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

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Fun Miles supports SXM DOET

PHILIPSBURG - Fun Miles is happy to support SXM DOET, the Kingdom's biggest volunteer initiative, which is to take place on March 9 and 10, 2018. Numerous volunteers will work hard to complete projects that range from rebuilding a damaged...

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St. Maarten's House of Parliament recognizes female staff

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten's House of Parliament recognizes female staff for their dedication and service on International Women's Day. Female staff members at the Secretariat and Faction offices at the House of Parliament each received a token of ...

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Peridot Foundation Founder Arrindell on Press for Progress

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Gracita R. Arrindell, Founder of the Peridot Foundation on the eve of International Women's Day (IWD), to be observed on Thursday, March 8, "Press for progress or in other words, push forward for progress in order to...

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NAGICO Insurances says they have acted in good faith...

PHILIPSBURG - We must as NAGICO respond to a largely inaccurate and misleading article that appeared in The Daily Herald newspaper on 8 March 2018 regarding the Princess Juliana International Airport's hurricane claim. Furthermore, NAGICO have...

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TelEm Group taking major steps to improve quality of service

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group this week put into service new hardware and software that will greatly enhance the quality of service it provides to fixed and mobile voice and data customers.

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STB attends ANATO Tradeshow. Copa Airlines returns June 2

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) which falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), recently attended the ANATO Tradeshow in Bogota, Columbia ...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Celebrates Mortgage Month.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - CIBC FirstCaribbean has added a new event to its bank's calendar, Mortgage Month, a celebration of home ownership. The month which was celebrated across the bank's regional footprint throughout February was aimed at...

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Young boy goes missing after running away from foster home

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten police force is relentlessly searching for 12-year-old Joseph Prince, who on March 5th was placed in foster care and ran away from his foster home on March 6th, 2018.

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Chinese restaurant robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night

COLE BAY - Last night at approximately 11.00 pm, an armed robbery took place at the Garden Dragon restaurant on the Union Road, Police announced on Thursday. Two masked men, dressed completely in black stormed the establishment at closing time...

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Once again maritime and aerial blockade by Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, ORANJESTAD - The Venezuelan National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC) implemented a complete blockade between Venezuela and the ABC Islands, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. This is according to a report from the Aruban site,...

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#MeToo Curaçao

As we reflect on Women's Day this year, men and women can be grateful of the many strides we've made on women's rights. Long gone are the days that Friar (Frater) Radulphus on behalf of the Church declared that women were too stupid to vote....

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Fly AllWays cancels flights between Curaçao and Santo...

PARAMARIBO, WILLEMSTAD - The Surinamese Fly AllWays has canceled the planned flights to Santo Domingo for the time being. The airline does not fulfill the conditions for obtaining permission from the Curacao government to carry out the flights....

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Ultimo Notisia is now really bankrupt

WILLEMSTAD - Ultimo Notisia is now really bankrupt. The judge has appointed a curator to settle the matter with creditors. The bankruptcy has been requested by a daughter of the former owner, Chicho Jonkheer. He says that there is a considerable...

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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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Nature Foundation Presents at Disaster Preparedness...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Managing Director of the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation presented at the Disaster and Preparedness Seminar hosted by the US State Department in Trinidad and Tobago. Bervoets presented on Ecosystem and Environmental...

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Jasmine Payne to Speak at VLF Leadership Summit

SINT MAARTEN (BELAIR) - In commemorating International Women's Day under the theme: #Press for Progress, Jasmine Payne, the developer of ServiceBrandi...

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38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta St. Maarten Strong:...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta wrapped up on Sunday, March 4 with hundreds of sailors gathering at the event's "Regatta Village" at Princess Port de Plaisance in St. Maarten to celebrate victors in the event's...

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The mini RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) organized this last weekend organized by Rotarian Jon Hart (chair Person) Rotaractor Micaela Hart, Rotarian Henna Budhrani and Assistant Governor Marcellia Henry exceeded ...

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New Partnership Between Caribbean Development Bank and FAO

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations' Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean kicked off yesterday with the signing of an agreement between the Caribbean...

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Chinese-owned Alumina Plant in Jamaica Aims for Exports

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 8, 2018 - Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), the Chinese entity that owns and operates the Alpart refinery in Jamaica, is aiming to upgrade the plant and increase its capacity to facilitate the exportation...

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Dutch employers want privacy law changes, to test staff...

The two main Dutch employers organisations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland have called for changes to the privacy laws to allow companies working with chemicals and radioactive products to test staff for drink and drugs. They say employers in sectors...

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Foreign students dominate in 210 Dutch university and...

Dutch students are increasingly in a minority in Dutch university lecture halls and foreign students dominate in some 210 different courses, the Volkskrant said on Thursday. In 70 courses, foreign students account for 75% of the total number of...

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ING goes against trend, plans to hike chairman's salary...

ING is planning to increase the salary of board chairman Ralph Hamers by more than 50% to €3m, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Thursday. The pay rise will take his basic salary to 30 times that of the average bank employee.

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