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Government-owned banks under pressure

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD - Following the recent bank run on the partly government-owned Girobank in Curaçao, some of the clients of the fully government-owned PSB bank also withdrew their deposits. Management of PSB bank, which has offices in both...

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Publisher enters politics; joins SMCP

"Terrance Rey is a qualified, experienced, committed and passionate candidate" ~ PHILIPSBURG - The words qualified, experienced, committed and passionate describing the number 12 candidate on the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) list is none...

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"What SMCP stands for" by Linda York

Dear Editor, SMCP, letter for letter, stands for the following: 1) S / Smart and Stable persons 2) M / Management, Managing their Motivational Movements 3) C / Consciously, Considering their Communications 4) P / Properly Preparing the People...

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Only one party published manifesto in timely manner

Philipsburg - The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, the political parties ...

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Election candidates are running for office in Parliament

Reminder: election candidates are running for office in Parliament, not to become a minister in government. Each political party that obtains proportional representation in Parliament via its candidates and is invited to form part of a majority...

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Law Enforcement Council again rings alarm bell regarding PBP

Urges follow-up action of the recommendations of the Council and CPT regarding detention facilities~ Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - Review inspections and the monitoring by the Law Enforcement Council show that the situation at the Pointe Blanche...

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Health Minister Gordon-Carty made official visit to the MHF

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - On Monday the Minister of VSA Pamela Gordon-Carty, accompanied by her Secretary General (SG) Joy Arnell and her Executive Assistant Brenda Anthony, visited the facilities of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) where she ...

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support course held at SMMC

CAY HILL, Sint Maarten - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently hosted an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course to further equip their staff with the most updated, evidence-based training and education as it pertains to patient care....

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NIPA Becomes Member of National League of Nursing

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) is following the current trend of upward trajectory in accreditation after the launch of the new School of Nursing. Their most recent accomplishment is that they ...

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Road closures in connection with funeral proceedings ...

PHILIPSBURG - In connection with funeral of police officer C.J.L Carolina which is scheduled to be held on Thursday December 19 th, 2019 the Police Department is giving the following information regarding road closures. At 11.15 a.m. the deceased ...

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A lousy day in Downtown Philipsburg

GREAT BAY - The decrease in cruise ship arrivals in St. Maarten is clearly felt by businesses in Philipsburg. Since November 1st, the start of the tourist high season, fewer of the mega-sized cruise ships have docked in St. Maarten. Relatively...

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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY - After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month's rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities announced that St. Maarten is seeing 'a ...

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Hustled and harassed in Philipsburg

GREAT BAY - To visit Philipsburg today is to see how the declining benefits of cruise tourism and lack of government support have turned the city into a hustlers' arena. Hundreds of street advertisers and vendors, many of them illegal immigrants, ...

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Dutch Quarter Road works to be finished Wednesday night

SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH QUARTER) - Minister of VROMI, Christopher Wever announced during a town hall meeting held at the Dutch Quarter Community Center last Friday night that road works on the main road in Dutch Quarter will commence on Tuesday,...

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Knops: Slow progress rebuilding local politicians own fault

THE HAGUE - The fact that the rebuilding efforts on Sint Maarten are taking so long is due to local politicians themselves. That is the reply of minister Raymond Knops to questions posed by Parliament. Parliament is concerned about the state of...

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