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EZ-Air files court case against Winair flights

PHILIPSBURG - Dutch news site reports that the Bonaire-based airline company EZ-Air does not want Winair to transport passengers between the ABC islands. According to a petition filed by the airline company's legal...

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PM brings back 7 million euros for 2 multi-purpose shelters

Prime Minister Romeo Marlin meets with European Commission Director of Development Cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - On Tuesday September 3rd, the Honorable Prime Minister & Regional Authorizing Officer for...

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Minister of VROMI Chris Wever tackling beach cleaning

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Christopher Wever says, "there is no time to joke about the environment especially considering the monstrous storms the region...

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Joint controls held in the Point Blanch prison

PHILIPSBURG - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, at 6am, the personnel of the Pointe Blanche Prison together with KPSM conducted a cell search in the house of detention. During the cell search, different makeshift weapons and drugs were found. The...

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Winair generated US$850K in profit during fiscal year 2018

POND ISLAND - On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Winair conducted its annual general meeting of shareholders in the Council of Ministers meeting hall. Main agenda point was to review the 2018 fiscal year financial results. Present at the meeting were...

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A unique achievement by Winair

Dear Editor, A remarkable report about aviation and government caught my eye in your online publication recently. It is a global phenomenon that small airlines are generally not profitable. In the Caribbean they are almost never profitable....

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MP Frans Richardson issues statement

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, through his attorney Sjamira Roseburg on Wednesday said that he definitely feels targeted and fully intends to fight for his freedom and innocence. Richardson is in restrictive custody and...

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How politics failed in the BTP-case

By Hilbert Haar ~ When I read that the anti-corruption taskforce (TBO) has started an investigation into the shenanigans at the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) I was not in the least surprised. Finally, I thought, somebody is taking action...

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BTP under serious investigation by TBO team

Multiple house searches ~ PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - An investigating team consisting of detectives of the Anti-corruption Watch TBO/RST led by the Prosecutor's Office of Sint Maarten, started an investigation of the Bureau Telecommunication and ...

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TBO searches in various locations on Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - As part of an ongoing criminal investigation of the TBO, the Anti-corruption Taskforce, a home and various office buildings were searched this week The investigations of the TBO focus primarily on corruption and fraud. ...

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Rotten to the core

By Hilbert Haar ~ Suppose I wrote that St. Maarten's political system is rotten to the core. What would the predictable reaction be? Here are some ideas: I am a Dutchman, I don't even live in St. Maarten, the Dutch have an agenda ... And of course...

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Screening: a step in the right direction

By Hilbert Haar ~ Is screening candidates for positions on supervisory boards of government-owned companies a good idea? Definitely. In fact, I am almost taken aback by Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin's decision to amend the national decree that...

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Dear Editor, The integrity filled TBO (Team Betterment Oppression) that is being permitted to create havoc here. This team of Dutch investigators have a modus operandi (MO) which can be qualified as abuse of the law. There is a difference between ...

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Dear Editor, TBO is the team for betterment of oppression. That is the true meaning of the abbreviation. There is no interest of discovering the truth. The only objective is to get a story plausible enough to go before a judge, with a conviction...

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Dear Editor, Divide and conquer used to be the tool by which the Dutch acquired colonies and controlled them. This principal is well known as is the savvy with which it has been applied through the years . Even long after the Dutch Kingdom agreed ...

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