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Enemy of the People

By Hilbert Haar ~ A giant murderer, a toxic monster and we need immediate action. Minister Miklos Giterson used all these words in January and February of this year when he spoke about the dump. It is now August and everybody knows what happened....

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Dear Reader

Browse our news publications in today's issue of our email newsletter featuring the headline opinion piece by Hilbert Haar about the dump being center stage in a lawsuit brought on by concerned citizens in joint cooperation with the lawfirm BZSE.

According to breaking news from our colleagues over at , an armed robbery went bad at Monte Vista in Point Blanche tonight, resulting in one person said to be dead. More news will be published once information is known.

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SMDF delivers yet another home

CAY BAY - Junior Cannegieter was the happy recipient of keys to his newly built bunker-style and hurricane-proof home handed over during a brief ceremony by SMDF Director, Keith Franca, in the presence of Chris Johnson of the Dutch...

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Citizens take Government to Court regarding the dump

On August 24, 2018, Mrs B. Cannegieter, Mr C. Koster and the law firm BZSE Attorneys at Law/Tax Lawyers filed a petition for an injunction against Country Sint Maarten and the operator of the dump. The plaintiffs request the Court to order...

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Nature Foundation sounds alarm about diesel oil dumping

COLE BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has been responding to an ongoing diesel Fuel Spill in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. On Sunday the Foundation was alerted to a large amount of fuel entering the Simpson Bay Lagoon from a channel in Cole Bay ...

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Nature Foundation seriously concerned about Kim Sha Beach

PHILIPSBURG - The Nature Foundation carried out water quality tests at seven sites surrounding St. Maarten. These tests, which were conducted for the first time since the passage of Hurricane Irma, were carried out in order to determine the...

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Central Bank warns of counterfeit banknotes in circulation

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG - The Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) recently announced in a public statement that it had been informed that counterfeit 100 guilder banknotes are currently in circulation in Curaçao. The CBCS alerted the...

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The great train journey - part two

By Hilbert Haar ~ On a Thursday at 3 o'clock in the morning our train rolls into the main station in Irkutsk, with around 600,000 inhabitants one of the largest cities in Siberia. Finally we are out of the digital wilderness - we've had no internet..

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The Great Train Journey - part one

By Hilbert Haar ~ This is how it began on a Sunday morning in Moscow. We took a taxi to the Kazanskaia station; that was already quite a little trip through town, but it only set us back 300 roubles, roughly $4.50. While I am sitting on a little...

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Homeless by choice

By Hilbert Haar ~ My life as a global nomad began on June 26 when I stepped on a plane in Grand Case headed for Paris. Reality did not kick in immediately: I traveled with my wife Myriam from Paris to Amsterdam with the Thalys, then moved on to...

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Suspect in attempted casino robbery turns himself in

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, August 23rd, 2018, during the evening, the second suspect in the attempted armed robbery of the Coliseum Casino identified as Samuel Oliver Smith also known as "Chris" voluntarily turned himself in at the Police...

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CPO keeps Town hall meeting

PHILIPSBURG - On the Saturday August 25th 2018 at 18:30 pm a town hall meeting was held for the residents of Oyster Pond, Dawn Beach, Tamarind Hill and Ocean Terrace. A presentation was given by the Community Police Officer Felix Richards to the...

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Parliament unanimously supports NRRP National Recovery Plan

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Monday, August 27th the Parliament of Sint Maarten approved the National Recovery & Resiliency Plan (NRRP) as well as the Temporary Ordinance on the National Recovery Program Bureau. "I am very pleased that these...

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Maso - Redefining the Impossible, Giving Hope to Others

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - "An ultimate test of my character, forcing me to trust my heart and reach deep inside for that strength and willpower." said founder of the Still Beautiful Foundation, this year's partner of CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk...

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STAT to Implement new Data Collection and Processing System

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Department of Statistics (STAT) is informing statistics users and the public that it will not publish Consumer Price Index (CPI)/Inflation rate results for 2018. This is due to STAT implementing a new...

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Johnson shares vision for the future with TEATT staff

PHILIPSBURG-While sharing his vision for the future of his Ministry, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic & Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson made it clear to over 100 civil servants on the afternoon of Wednesday August 8th, that ...

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PHILIPSBURG - On Monday, August 20th, Member of Parliament and SMCP Faction Leader, Mr. Claude "Chacho" Peterson and Faction Staff Mr. Benjamin Bell, met with the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ronald Halman and Secretary-General, Mrs. Joane...

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Appointment of Maria Van der Sluis-Plantz to Raad van State

SINT MAARTEN/THE HAGUE - On Friday August 24, 2018 the Kingdom Council of Ministers approved Sint Maartens nomination of Maria C. Van der Sluijs-Plantz for appointment to the Kingdom Council of State by, the King of the Netherlands, His Majesty...

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The Public Prosecutor's Office is investigating the dump

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School Bus Drivers and School Children: Observe rules...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Section School Busing of the Inspectorate of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication, would like to remind all school bus drivers and school children riding on public school busses, that it is not allowed for ...

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By Fabian Badejo ~ Just recently, my daughter told me, "on St. Martin, you are guilty until proven innocent and even then, you still remain guilty." Her statement jolted my memory and then it came back to me: eight years ago, I had written an...

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Casino staff asks: "Where's the Government?"

Dear Editor, Foreign Investment is of paramount importance for the future of St. Maarten. Not only does it involve money, jobs and development but for local communities it means stability, growth and an overall better standard of living and...

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Rainforest Adventures St Martin nominated Shorex of the Year

PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN (August 22, 2018) - Rainforest Adventures is pleased to announce that Rockland Estate St. Maarten's The Flying Dutchman has been chosen as a finalist for the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Award for "Innovative Shorex of the Year." ...

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Wesley Cheung wins TOP Prize in Kooyman Summer Raffle

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Wesley is gifted with a "Staycation" package including: Including a Weekend Hotel Stay at the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, lunch at the famous "I Love SXM" Beach Bar and a Sunset Sail with Aqua Mania Adventures. But...

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Topper's Rhum celebrates International Rhum Day

PHILIPSBURG, SINT MAARTEN - AUGUST 16, 2018 - Topper's Rhum Distillery celebrates international rum day in a big way by hosting Everything St. Maarten / St. Martin JMB Website Supporters Summer 2018 Island Party. The well-attended cocktail party...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG (Monday, July 23, 2018) - Today, NAGICO Insurances unveiled a new insurance product called the NAGICO Hurricane Xtra Policy. It's designed as a supplemental coverage to insure uncovered expenses that may arise following a hurricane as ...

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SINT MAARTEN/WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAHO/WHO) - While 34 Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) remain measles free, endemic transmission of the virus has now been reestablished in Venezuela. To stop further spread of measles...

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Review LuminAID Packlite Max, a Solar Powered Phone Charger

ST. JOHN'S ESTATE - The Wizards, specializing in computer repairs and onsite services, is now the official reseller for an environmentally-friendly product that has a very unusual feature: A solar powered LED lantern that is a phone charger as...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) August 28, 2018 Tonight through Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers. Forecast High: 31°C / ...

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Yes, the Private Sector should take the initiative
Yes, we need to start Reducing, Reusing & Recycling (RRR)
No, Garbage is a Collective Problem
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Malaysian police file criminal charges against fugitive...

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts - On Friday, Malaysian police filed criminal charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, who is wanted in connection with a multibillion-dollar money laundering scandal at the Malaysian...

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New Aviramp Big Step Forward for Less Mobile Passengers

Kralendijk- Wheelchair Passengers at Flamingo Airport in Bonaire can finally board or deplane in a more humane way, thanks to the purchase by the airport of a movable 'aviramp'. Until now, passengers who were not mobile (enough) had to be...

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Aruba Hosts Record-Breaking 500 Guests At Vows Renewal

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Friday August 24, 2018 - Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural vow renewal ceremony held in 2017, touted hundreds of amorous lovebirds from around the world on the panoramic, powdery-white sands of Aruba's...

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Cayman Islands speaker denies working with China...

By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - Former premier and current speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, has denied that his consulting firm is working with or consulting for China...

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Man guilty of sending death threats to coalition leaders

A man who e-mailed death threats to the leaders of all four coalition parties has been given a suspended sentence of four months and ordered to undergo clinical treatment. Stefan M., 26, sent threatening messages to prime minister Mark Rutte,...

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Couple set off for south pole in solar-powered truck

A Dutch couple are aiming to reach the south pole in a home-made truck constructed from recycled plastic and powered by solar panels. The Solar Voyager set off on Monday for the Caribbean on the first leg of its journey to Antarctica, which its...

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