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MHF gets permit to operate as private mental institution

PHILIPSBURG - Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) has designated the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) as the place for taking psychiatric patients in custody in urgent situations. The ministerial decree, dated August 11, 2017, was published in the...

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The theme of Sunday's Balloon Jump Up parade was "Too Cool to Loot".

Here is an interview with representatives from the Department of Youth, UNICEF and National Institute of Arts, NIA, prior to the start of the 5th annual Survivors Kids Balloon Jump Up under the theme "Too Cool to Loot"...

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Cover up: here come the new Victorians

by Chris Morvan For decades the tourism world has been pandering to the lowest common denominator, accepting the money of anyone who can afford to visit them and putting up with the behavior of the mindless, boorish element. After all, which bar...

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A legacy for Dexter Kalla

Last Saturday morning, looking in my book case for a legal hand book in connection with a complicated case I was working on, I saw this book by the cardiologist Pim van Bommel "Eindeloos Bewustzijn" (Dutch for "Infinite Consciousness") wickedly...

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Government Offices re-open. Civil Registry remains closed

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of General Affairs hereby informs the public that all departments that render service to the public will re-open on Tuesday April 10 th with the exception of the Civil Registry Department. Work on the full restoration...

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Minister of Economic Affairs De Weever says Job Fairs...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, says job fairs are stepping stones to employment opportunities, but also at the same time, an...

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Minister of Labour Lee Encourages Persons to register...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Emil Lee encourages all persons seeking employment to register on and attend the ongoing job fairs.

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Venezuelans find their way to Saint Martin

MARIGOT - The deteriorating situation in Venezuela started having its effect already in 2016 on the French side of the island. According to data released by the prefecture, there were 345 requests for asylum in 2016, 300 more than in 2015. More...

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Red Cross to assist 2,000 families in the rebuilding of...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Netherlands Red Cross, through its St. Maarten branch, has launched its home repair programme which will assist 2,000 families in the rebuilding of their homes, damaged by Hurricane Irma. Through the provision of...

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Cruise passengers volunteer in the aftermath of Irma

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The shore coordinator of the Silverseas Cruise line reached out to Rainforest Adventures and the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise seeking assistance in organizing a community service project for a group of their...

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SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Honda is going to great lengths to ensure the safety of Honda (and Acura) vehicle owners. In particular, there are select Honda and Acura vehicles (2001-2016), that are equipped with recalled Takata airbag inflators,...

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Companies with Professional Websites More Credible...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 5, 2018 - Barbadian consumers tend to view companies with professional websites as being more credible than those without. This is one of the revelations uncovered in a recent Antilles Economics/ Blueprint...

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Police take additional temporary traffic measures...

PHILIPSBURG - As additional temporary traffic measures in connection with the ongoing trench work on the W.G.

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PHILIPSBURG - The Police Force of Sint Maarten is without any doubt doing its utmost, to protect you, your family and your property, in combating crime and criminals. The Public Relations Office of the Sint Maarten Police Force is therefore...

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Preventive searches during Carnival

The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten, will carry out preventive searches during the 2018 Carnival season.

In accordance with the Firearm Ordinance, at predetermined locations, vehicles, bags and clothing of individuals will be searched for firearms.

This measure is being taken in consideration of the high number of illegal firearms in circulation on the island and past statistics which point out an increase in robberies before and during the Carnival season.

The Public Prosecutors Office Sint Maarten and KPSM are mindful that such a measure will impose on the privacy of residents and visitors. However it is in the interest of the general public and tourist visiting the island to heighten safety and security during the upcoming festive season. Environment
Nature Foundation: Sint Maarten amongst least clean

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - A lack of local food production, unrestricted and uninspected development, a lack of the use of renewable energy, significant solid waste issues, no terrestrial conservation areas, and ineffective public transport have...

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Grand Opening Rainforest Adventures in St. Maarten on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018.

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Orient Beach is slowly coming back to life

ORIENT BAY - The scars Hurricane Irma inflicted back in September of last year on Orient Beach, once the island's prime tourist destination, are still visible but the place is slowly coming back to life. Tourists are returning and small...

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Our Electoral System

Democracy is a system of government in which the citizens exercise their power directly by electing representatives via political parties, to form a governing body, such as Parliament. An electoral system is the set of rules outlining how...

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Divers Guide shares every dive on Bonaire with the world

4 Kralendijk (April 9th, 2018) - The Diver's Guide wants to share every dive on Bonaire with the world. Especially with young people! All dive logs can be followed on tv-screens in a growing number of hotels and dive centers on the island, while...

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CHTA meets Bonaire Culinary Team on island

4 "Bonaire's culinary side is very strong and shows local talent, very impressive", says Mr Frank Comito, CEO / Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), who brought a visit to Bonaire the weekend of 24 March. Mr...

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Knops responds to Van Putten warning

THE HAGUE - Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops seems unimpressed by the warning of dismissed Member of the St. Eustatius Island Council Clyde van Putten of the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) that actions...

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Statia projects to take off soon

THE HAGUE - Preparations are in full swing for several larger infrastructural projects in St. Eustatius, State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops informed the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday. The...

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Poll results (49) - Which coalition combination is most likely to be formed?

UD-USP - 43%
US-SMCP - 37%
UD-NA-SMCP - 20%

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Will MP Frans Richardson be obligated to give up his seat in Parliament?
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Carnival License Application Process Extended to April 13

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunications) Department of Economic Licenses hereby informs that the deadline to apply for roadside vending licenses for the upcoming Carnival Season has been...

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CPS: Less Salt, More Health

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Consuming excess salt contributes to high blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for death from heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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Fire at Emilio Wilson Park early Monday morning

CUL-DE-SAC - At around 6:30am this morning, just before the sun rose over the Cul de Sac basin, a blazing fire was captured on camera by a Saunders' resident. The blazing fire was in the Emilio Wilson Park and a huge billow of smoke was emanating ...

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Carnival Adds 20 Cruises To Cuba

"Our Cuba cruises have been met with phenomenal guest response since we began sailing to the island last year and we're thrilled to add yet another 20 voyages to this fascinating and sought-after destination," said Christine Duffy, president of...

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Anguilla Reopens...

WEST END, Anguilla, Monday April 9, 2018 - Following months of restoration after Hurricane Irma impacted Anguilla last September, Four Seasons has reopened in the small British overseas territory, providing jobs for hundreds of employees, and a...

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First official flight Aruba Airlines after reopening border

VALENCIA - In the presence of the Venezuelan Minister of Transport Carlos Osorio and the Governor of the State of Carabobo Rafael Lacava, Aruba Airlines officially inaugurated its first flight from Venezuela to Aruba. This event took place at the ...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday April 09, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) April 10, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming occasionally cloudy with isolated showers. Forecast...

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Suppliers hit as supermarkets take longer to pay their bills

Dutch supermarkets are now paying their suppliers between two and four times more slowly than they did seven years ago, according to new research by the Financieele Dagblad This means the stores chains have hundreds of millions of euros to play...

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Dutch councils use algorithms to identify potential fraude

Several Dutch local authorities are using algorithms to predict if welfare benefit claimants are likely to be committing fraud, the NRC reported on Monday. The algorithms are based on personal details which have been collected by government...

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New construction crisis looms due to high costs and shortage

Building projects all over the Netherlands are at risk of stalling because of rising costs and a shortage of qualified workers, the AD reported on Monday. The downturn in the construction sector during the crisis years and the knock-on effect on...

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House prices keep on rising; ABN Amro sees average of 8%

House prices in the Netherlands are set to soar a further 8% this year, as the squeeze on the supply side continues, according to economists at ABN Amro bank. The shortage of homes for sale pushed sales in the first three months of this year...

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