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Strengthening of police force and law enforcement in SXM

PHILIPSBURG - 48 Marines who boarded the naval vessel Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman came to St. Maarten, as of today they will be deployed in guarding borders and maintaining public order in St. Maarten. "The Marines have all been tested negative for the...

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INSIDE St. Maarten news magazine - The Zero Edition

INSIDE is a new news magazine for St. Maarten INsiders with news from INside St. Maarten, including INdepth articles, INteresting INterviews, INtertaining stories and INspiring columns. Read our first edition: the zero edition - COVID-19 special.

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Two motions for paycuts presented; only one approved

PHILIPSBURG - Reluctantly, Parliament accepted a motion tabled by National Alliance MP Solange Duncan to cut salaries of parliamentarians and ministers, while it rejected a further-reaching motion with the same objective, tabled by the PFP....

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MP Brison: "Central Bank has not done near enough"

PHILIPSBURG - "The Central bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten has not done near enough to assist the people of St. Maarten," chairman of parliament MP Rolando Brison said during the meeting of parliament about the 2020 budget. "It is crucial that...

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MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now

PHILIPSBURG - Ten thousand people in St. Maarten are smoking marijuana and they spend $20 to $30 a day on it, MP Christophe Emmanuel said during his plea for legalizing the soft drug the budget debate. If Emmanuel's numbers reflect reality this...

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NAGICO donates PPE Gear to the Police & Justice Chain

GREAT BAY-- NAGICO Insurances made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) yesterday to the Justice Department as we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The equipment provided included hundreds of surgical masks, N95 masks,...

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Lions Club Visited the Police station

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The members of the Lions Club paid a courtesy visit to the Police Station on Monday April 27 th around 02.00 pm, where they recognized and extended appreciation to the law enforcement officers for their tireless...

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GRACITA: "SCHOOL DEEP-CLEAN PLAN URGENTLY NEEDED PRIOR TO - COVID- 19 RE- OPENING" "ESTABLISH SCHOOL FOR AUTISTIC STUDENTS" Philipsburg, April 27, 2020 Gracita R. Arrindell states: "Education remains a key factor in the development of our nation. ...

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Anguilla COVID-19 Free. Back to Business on Wednesday

ANGUILLA (THE VALLEY) - The Government of Anguilla announced on Tuesday that the island is COVID-19 free, meaning, there are no active or suspected cases, but that they should not become complacent. All regulations restricting movement and...

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Port St. Maarten says Thank You to Maritime frontliners

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten Management would like to say thank you to the maritime workforce that comprises of and not limited to, pilots, stevedores, crane operators, truck drivers, forklift operators, port operators, security staff,...

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Prime Minister & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs...

People of St. Maarten, I hereby address you as Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in an update for today, Monday, April 27, 2020, as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the...

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In the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 it is important to establish who is actively infected or was infected with the causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. By doing so adequate treatment can be provided, preventive measures can be taken, epidemiological...

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Four Persons fined for breaching the border in Oyster Pond

SINT MAARTEN (OYSTER POND) - The police patrol was sent on several occasions to the border in Oyster Pond for person's who were breaching the border crossing without permission, the police said on Wednesday evening. It appears that residents of...

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CPS meets with Pastors/Spiritual Leaders ...

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - In its continuous efforts to reach out to different stakeholders within the community, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development...

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Police Warning: Persons continuing to break the traffic laws

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Police Force previously issued a warning regarding persons who are unnecessarily speeding on the roadways during the curfew hours, but to no avail, the police said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

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Panneflek: April 30th is Not a Public Holiday

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The public is hereby informed that the designated public holiday customarily known as Carnival Day and celebrated on April 30th, has been amended, a press release from the cabinet of the Minister of Public Health...

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Statia prepares Hurricane COVID 19 strategy

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius - On Friday April 24th the Public Entity of St. Eustatius began talks with the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade to discuss the preparation for a joint hurricane COVID 19 strategy. "Early preparation is...

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Overview Saba support measures during Covid-19 crisis

Wage subsidy entrepreneurs ~ Entrepreneurs suffering a turnover loss of at least 20 per cent per March 13th, can apply for a wage subsidy to help cover the costs of their employees. Entrepreneurs can receive a compensation of up to 80 percent of...

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Julian Woodley Knighted in the order of Orange Nassau

Oranjestad, Eustatius- Former Island Council member, acting Island Governor of St. Eustatius and former Member of Parliament Julian Woodley has been appointed Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau. Woodley (68) has been of service to the...

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Dutch will decide on face mask strategy as soon as possible

The Dutch government will decide in the next few days if the use of face masks can or should be extended beyond the healthcare sector, prime minister Mark Rutte told a short press conference on Wednesday afternoon. 'I understand the frustration...

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Experts warn as shops begin to reopen

The Bijenkorf department store group is reopening its seven stores from Wednesday, but customer numbers will be limited and the catering and make-up departments will remain shut. The Bijenkorf is the second big retail group to open to physical...

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Dutch coronavirus death toll nears 5,000

A further 76 people have been admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the Netherlands, down on the 88 reported on Tuesday, the public health institute RIVM said in its Wednesday update. However, the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths rose by ...

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Versterking van de politiemacht en het grenstoezicht op SXM

PHILIPSBURG - 48 mariniers die afgelopen vrijdag aan boord van het marineschip Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman naar St. Maarten kwamen, worden vanaf vandaag ingezet bij de bewaking van grenzen en handhaving van de openbare orde op St. Maarten. "De mariniers ...

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Venezolanen in St. Maarten hopen op snelle repatriëring

PHILIPSBURG - Door het coronavirus zitten Venezolanen vast op St. Maarten, zonder geld en zonder vooruitzicht op hulp. "In Venezuela hebben we meer overlevingskansen dan hier," zegt Carlos (40), namens een groep Venezolanen zonder papieren. "We...

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Inwoners Sint-Eustatius boos en bezorgd...

ORANJESTAD - In de Caribische gemeente Sint-Eustatius luiden inwoners de noodklok. Ook tijdens de coronacrisis hebben ze maar een paar uur per dag water uit de kraan. Inwoners maken zich zorgen over de volksgezondheid en willen dat politiek Den...

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Voedselbank: van 100 naar 8000 voedselpakketten in één maand

WILLEMSTAD - Van 100 voedselpakketten in maart reikt de Voedselbank nu in april 8000 pakketten uit, vertelt voorzitter Stacia Illidge. "En dan hebben we nog niet voor iedereen." door Kim Hendriksen Eerder nam het aantal voedselpakketten dat de...

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Uitvaart met social distancing: 'Dit is traumatisch'

WILLEMSTAD - In de begrafeniscultuur op Curaçao wordt vaak in grote groepen afscheid genomen en speelt fysieke en persoonlijke contact een belangrijke rol. Door het coronavirus is dat niet meer mogelijk. Hoe gaan nabestaanden en de uitvaartwereld ...

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