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MP Wescot-Williams questions function books saga

PHILIPSBURG - United Democrats MP Sarah Wescot-Williams expressed her surprise about a press release from Justice Minister Anna Richardson about her effort to be informed about the process to arrive at the establishment of the function books for...

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Airport to open on August 1 to American flights

GREAT BAY - The Council of Ministers decided to have a reduced schedule of flights from the United States to St. Maarten starting August 1. Minister responsible for Tourism Ludmilla De Weever stated that any changes to this decision would be...

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MP Wescot-Williams wants clarity about liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG - United Democrats MP Sarah Wescot-Williams questions the measures the government is taking to meet the requirements for receiving the second tranche of liquidity support. She points in particular to the Cft's position that pension...

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Opening of schools depends on the pandemic

GREAT BAY - At Wednesday's Council of Minister's press briefing, the minister responsible for Education, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel said the opening of schools on the island depends on the Coronavirus situation. According to Samuel, this information...

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All passengers aboard repatriated flight tested negative

The Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Richard Panneflek announced that the 21 passengers aboard the repatriation flight from the Dominican Republic on Monday, July 20th, have tested negative for COVID-19. All...

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Bak Organizes Policy Writing Workshop

To strengthen and upgrade the policy capacity within government, the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK) - through the established policy platform - organized a policy writing workshop for all policy workers. Since its inception,...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

At 5pm, strengthening of TS Gonzalo is forecast during the next couple of days and is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday. This system currently poses no direct threat to St. Maarten.

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Be Prepared for a Busy Hurricane Season...

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready and to review their plans of action for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The...

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Confrontatie in Staten dreigt

Statenvoorzitter Pauletta (PAR): Niet het moment voor partijpolitiek Oppositieleider Pisas (MFK): Deze regering moet opstappen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De geloofsbrieven van Shaheen Elhage zullen morgen in een vergadering van de...

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Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for...

PHILIPSBURG - With the peak of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season approximately three weeks away, coastal residents living near beaches as well as businesses that are located along coastal areas, are advised to have plans in place for possible...

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School Bus Transportation available for Exam Students

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) informs all parents of students with secondary exams that school bus transportation has been arranged for the transportation of students for the ...

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Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

The service of the Certificate of Conduct (CoC) also known as Police Record has been suspended since the COVID Lockdown. We apologize for the inconvenience this has resulted for the public that this service has not yet resumed. As we return to...

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DCOMM intensifies COVID-19 and Hurricane Season PSAs

The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaigns for COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Observations have been made where there are some persons within the community who are not adhering to...

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St. Maarten airport to open August 1st to USA with reduced flights. Good or bad?
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Coronavirus spreads among under-30s

People in their twenties are the most likely group to be infected with coronavirus according to the latest RIVM figures. Nearly 23% of all positive tests since July 1 were from people aged 20 to 29, compared to less than 7% in March.

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Study suggests face masks needed in bars ...

As coronavirus infections almost double in a week, initial tests for a University of Twente study suggest that it could be vital to wear face masks in bars and cafΓ©s, reports the AD. Detlef Lohse, professor of the physics of fluids, is leading a...

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General hospital care 'nearly back to normal'

The number of patients treated at Dutch hospitals is almost back to pre-corona levels, according to the Dutch Healthcare Authority NZa. It has found in a new study that the number of referrals from general practitioners to hospitals is almost...

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KLM to retire its three remaining Boeing 747s

Dutch airline KLM will retire its last three Boeing 747-400s in October, the company confirmed to In March, KLM announced it would retire the seven total passenger airplanes that were in its fleet, a move prompted by the coronavirus crisis.

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