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Border closure exposes cross-border social security fraud

PHILIPSBURG - The temporary closure of the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island has brought to light the magnitude of fraud with the French social security system, committed by people living on Dutch St. Maarten. The...

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Prime Minister Jacobs sends complaint letter to PM Rutte

PHILIPSBURG -- On June 16th, 2020, State Secretary Knops held and chaired a meeting regarding several urgent matters, including the conditions for further liquidity support from the Kingdom Council. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and the Minister ...

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PFP questions immigration-initiative Minister Richardson

PHILIPSBURG - Justice Minister Anna Richardson has issued a press statement about the status of temporary residence permit-holders, warning them to arrange the extension of their permit or run the risk of deportation. MPs Melissa Gumbs and...

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PFP Requests Clarity from Justice Minister on Announcement

Concerned about Compliance with International Human Rights Standards PHILIPSBURG - PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to Minister Anna Richardson, following the Minister's announcement that the...

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UD, USP and PFP Factions Want Urgent Meeting on SSRP

and about the Assistance by the Government of the Netherlands to Fund these Programs ~ PHILIPSBURG - Three factions in Parliament have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to hear from the Government regarding the SSRP payroll and...

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PFP faction submits old and new questions to Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG -- On June 16, 2020, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to the Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) ...

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MP Grisha: "Put our local heavy equipment to work first."

PHILIPSBURG- Faction Leader for the United People's Party in Parliament of St. Maarten, the honourable Grisha Heyliger-Marten, is demanding that government "put our local contractors and companies to work first." In a press release issued Tuesday ...

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UD board: Serious times require strong forward-thinking...

"We are in serious times, that require strong forward-thinking leadership," says UD board PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United Democrats (UD) held an urgent meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the latest developments and issues affecting our...

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How curaçao is being bullied into a deep recession

by Dr. Hensley D. Tromp ~ The Corona RMR walks and talks like the pre-Corona RMR ~ With unmatched exuberance, the Curaçao government announced the Rijksministerraad (RMR) decision of March 27, 2020, to exempt Curaçao from complying with the...

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SBOD Telem Group request Shareholders Meeting with COM

POND ISLAND - The Supervisory Board of Directors of the Telem Group of Companies has recently requested a shareholders meeting with the Council of Ministers; specifically, with the Shareholder Representative and Prime Minister, Ms. Silveria...

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"Stop littering our beaches," says St. Maarten Tourism Buro

Philipsburg -The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau urges beachgoers to keep beaches clean and to adhere to the guidelines outlined on the signs present on beaches. These guidelines exist to educate beachgoers about the code of conduct when visiting a...

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Opening of Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten

Harbour View - The Cabinet of the Governor will resume regular office hours as of Monday, June 15, 2020. To provide a safe environment for visitors and the staff a COVID-19 prevention and safety plan was prepared and measures were put in place...

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SSRP Helpdesk available at the Government Building for...

The Ministry of Finance would like to remind all of the SSRP applicants for COVID-19 Unemployment Support that the Helpdesk at the Government is open on Monday through Friday to help with applications for individuals who are unable to upload the...

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IMA donates non-perishable and dry goods for food packages

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) has donated in total to-date 500 food packages for the most vulnerable in society. A team consisting of 30 plus volunteers packed and distributed food packages every weekend ...

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Panneflek: FIGHT BACK, collective plan for Mosquito Control

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Honorable Minister Richard Panneflek announces that the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will be executing a Vector Control...

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June 30 deadline submission 2019 annual report of parties

Philipsburg - The Electoral Council hereby wishes to inform all registered political parties that in connection with Covid-19, the April 1, 2020 deadline for the submission of the 2019 annual report has been extended to June 30, 2020. This notice ...

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Hurricane Pass Application Process Ends June 30th

The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season commences on Tuesday, June 2nd. There are two types of passes, the Disaster Pass and the Hurricane Pass. No passes will be issued to business owners in ...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) June 18, 2020 WEATHER: Tonight through Thursday evening: Fair to partly cloudy with a few brief showers possible.

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NIPA signs agreement for Nursing Program with institutions

Institutions sign scope of service agreement for NIPA Nursing Program~ CAY HILL, Sint Maarten- Now, more than ever, the world has been forced to wake up to the significance of healthcare workers. To address the need for more nurses locally,...

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SMMC restarts construction activities new hospital

CAY HILL: St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will be restarting the construction of the new hospital - St. Maarten General Hospital - per today June 15th, 2020 after construction activities were temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 imposed...

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CPS says thank you to all volunteers who participated in ...

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), would like to thank all volunteers who participated over the two past two months in its COVID-19 Community Outreach Campaign that concluded on the fourth weekend of May. A special thanks is also extended...

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Ministry VSA reminds business community of COVID-19 measures

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) is reminding the business community especially bars and restaurants that they must implement and adhere to the COVID-19 Preventive Measures. Controls of business...

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Frugal four call for responsible Covid aid

The Netherlands and its partners in the 'frugal four' group of European countries have again reiterated their support for loans to aid economic recovery and warned that all spending must be responsible, this time in a letter in the Financial Times.

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Dutch coronavirus death toll inches up by four...

The overnight death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by four to 6,074, the public health institute RIVM said on Wednesday. A further four people were admitted to hospital and 119 more people tested positive for the disease. That...

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Call for jail terms of up to four years for face mask fraude

The public prosecution department has called for jail terms of three and four years for two men who are suspected of trying to defraud 'a foreign government institution' by claiming to be able to deliver 11 million face masks for €4.4m.

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Pressure grows to reopen secondary schools ...

The cabinet is working on further simplifying the rules for combatting coronavirus, but the 1.5 metre rule will remain, sources have told broadcaster RTL Nieuws. The aim is to make the rules clearer and easier to understand, so that more...

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Sint-Maarten wacht nog steeds op toerist

PHILIPSBURG - Terwijl de meeste toeristische bestemmingen in het Caribische gebied hun grenzen openen om toch nog wat toeristen binnen te krijgen, is dat voor Sint-Maarten nog steeds niet duidelijk. Het eiland leeft nog altijd van toerisme....

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De hel van Pointe Blanche

Hij ligt er mooi bij, maar laat u niet misleiden door het plaatje: Pointe Blanche, de gevangenis op het Caribische eiland Sint Maarten wordt ervaren als een verschrikking. Er mogen maar zeventig mensen hier verblijven, maar er zitten momenteel 75 ...

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Nederlandse miljoenen voor noodhulp over paar maanden al op

ORANJESTAD/PHILIPSBURG - Het gaat hard met de miljoenen euro's die de Nederlandse overheid aan de eilanden schonk voor noodhulp vanwege de coronacrisis. Op Aruba hebben bij het Rode Kruis ruim 12 duizend mensen om hulp gevraagd. Op Sint-Maarten...

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