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After seven years Keith Franca returns to consulting

PHILIPSBURG - After a seven year-tenure Keith Franca (64) left his position as managing director of the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) per the end of 2019. His successor is 30-year old Makhicia Brooks. Franca led the fund since its inception ...

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Embezzling former courthouse branch manager has to pay $1M

PHILIPSBURG - The suspension and subsequent dismissal of the former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, is justified, the Common Court of Justice said in a ruling dated January 21. James-Christina has to...

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Jetair to start scheduled service on the SXM-CUR route

PHILIPSBURG - Jetair has received its permit from the Sint Maarten authorities to start two weekly flights to and from Curaçao, the airline said on Thursday in a press statement. "The 1st commercial flight will take place on February 2nd. The...

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Finance Minister Irion met with Central Bank board

PHILIPSBURG - During the course of this week Minister of Finance, the honorable Ardwell Irion, met with member of the supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Dennis Richardson and with the board of the CBCS. During ...

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MP Re-elect Drs. Rodolphe Samuel wishes to thank all who came out and voted for him.
Rodolphe Samuel is Committed to Serve - Opinion
Protect your assets (Opportunity makes the thief)

By Hilbert Haar ~ The mindboggling case of the now former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, should function as a cautionary tale to all companies and organizations where somebody is entrusted with money. If...

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COM has introductory meeting with Integrity Chamber

PHILIPSBURG - The Council of Ministers met with the newly-established Integrity Chamber of Sint Maarten for an introductory meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Present were the three current members Mrs. Rian Vogels, President, Mr. Rafael...

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The Question Hour in Parliament

By MP Wycliffe Smith ~ On Monday, January 20th the Parliament of Sint Maarten held its first Question Hour (QH) for the parliamentary year 2019-2020. This QH was the fourth held thus far since it was instituted in 2017, after Hurricane Irma,...

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Lifeless body discovered in Cay Hill home

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The police patrol and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the Hisap Road in Cay Hill area on Thursday January 23 rd, 2020 at approximately 08.00 am where a lifeless body had been discovered in a home, police said on...

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Police announces Carnival 2020 Vehicle Inspection Schedule

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In an effort to inform the general public in a timely manner please see below for the Carnival 2020 Vehicle Inspection information of the Sint Maarten Police Force. Please be advised that this is mandatory for all...

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19yr. Old male charged for Accessory to Murder,...

ANGUILLA - A 19 yr. old male was arrested and charged on Friday 17th January 2020 for the offences of Accessory to Murder, Conspiracy to Robbery and Attempted Robbery. The accused appeared before the Magistrate Court today Monday 20th January...

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The Ministry wishes her all the best in her new position as the Jubilee Library~ PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - On January 15, 2020, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport bid Mrs. Davis farewell after over three decades of service. She ...

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MP Duncan Requests Information on Government's Plans for ...

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - Member of Parliament Solange Ludmila Duncan recently submitted a number of questions to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), respectively,...

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APS hosts information sessions on pending pension reform

Cayhill, Sint Maarten - The Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) has commenced a series of information sessions for its members on the changes to be expected if the pension reform plan is successfully passed in Parliament. The information...

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Port St Maarten and EY partner to Develop National Port Plan

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten Management is resolute in ensuring that the destination maintains its relevance in the ever-challenging cruise tourism market, and therefore has partnered with Ernst & Young (EY) Advisory Services, a reputable...

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Vestigingsmanager rechtbank Sint Maarten terecht ontslagen

PHILIPSBURG - Dinsdag, 21 januari 2020, heeft de Ambtenarenrechter in hoger beroep uitspraak gedaan in de zaak van het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie tegen voormalig vestigingsmanager van de rechtbank van Sint Maarten. De rechter heeft...

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Sygnus neemt aanzienlijk belang in Aruba Wine & Dine

ORANJESTAD - Eén van de toonaangevende horecagroepen van Aruba, Aruba Wine & Dine, is een strategische alliantie aangegaan met Sygnus, een Jamaicaanse regionale investeringsgroep, via zijn private equity-fonds, Sygnus Deneb Investments. Sygnus...

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Premier Sint-Maarten: 'geen tijd om lang te onderhandelen...

PHILIPSBURG - De Nationale Alliantie (NA) van partijleider Silveria Jacobs heeft weinig tijd nodig gehad om tot overeenstemming te komen met een coalitiepartner. Binnen twee dagen na de verkiezingen tekende Jacobs een overeenkomst met de...

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Keith Franca wordt na zeven jaar weer consultant

PHILIPSBURG - Na een dienstverband van zeven jaar stapte Keith Franca eind 2019 op als directeur van het St. Maarten Ontwikkelings Fonds (SMDF). Zijn opvolger is de 30-jarige Makhicia Brooks. Franca leidde het fonds sinds de oprichting in 2012....

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