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Oath of Office Ceremony for Parliamentarians

Focus on addressing the broader and higher revival ideals of our society ~ Oath of Office Ceremony for Parliamentarians Address by The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. Eugene B. Holiday April 2, 2018 Falcon Drive 3, Philipsburg, Sint...

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Divided by a common language

by Chris Morvan ~ This island is a complex place. Almost bewildering in some respects - not least as regards language. The guide books and online information don't prepare you for this. I was expecting to find a community where everybody spoke...

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St. Maarten sending delegation to CAC Games

Great Bay - In their quest to have St. Maarten represented in the Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games which will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 15th to August 3rd. The St. Maarten Sports & Olympic Federation have been busy...

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Spirit Airlines to commence weekly flights May 5

POND ISLAND - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, recently led a delegation that met with officials from Spirit Airlines regarding airlift into the country...

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Police officer suspended after being assaulted by colleague

The Daily Herald Newspaper St. Maarten - The leading newspaper for St. Maarten and the Northeast Caribbean. News from St. Maarten and surrounding islands. We offer Digital subscriptions classified ads, obituaries, Island news, regional news,...

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Community Councils express their concerns to Prime Minister

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Thursday afternoon March 29, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin hosted a meeting of the District Community Councils at the Government Administration Building in preparation for the upcoming Hurricane Season 2018.

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Members of Parliament sworn in ...

PHILIPSBURG:-- The 15 Members of Parliament that were elected on February 26th took the oath at the Governor’s Office on Monday, April 2nd. Those that were sworn are 7 MPs coming from the UD, 5 from the NA, 2 from the USP and 1 from the SMCP.

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April 3rd Deadline submission 2017 annual report of parties

Philipsburg: The Electoral Council would like to remind all 13 political parties that were registered at the Electoral Council in 2017, that the final day to submit the annual reports of the political parties is Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. A...

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5 candidates did not meet donations registration deadline

Philipsburg - At the end of the deadline, Monday, March 26, 2018, at 18:00 hours, eighty-eight (88) of the ninety-three (93) political candidates, who contested the recently held parliamentary elections, have formally submitted their donation...

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Homeowner confronted by armed robber outside home...

PHILIPSBURG - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place on Sunday April 1 st at approximately 12.40 a.m. on Honey Dew road. According to the victim she had just arrived home and parked her car in front...

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Town Hall Meeting a success. Safety tips and crime...

SINT MAARTEN (EBENEZER) - The residents of the St. Peters, South Reward, Ebenezer, St. Johns and Saunders area, were invited to a Town Hall Meeting which was held on Wednesday March 28th 2018 at 7 PM until 9 PM at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE...

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Man stabbed several times during midnight fight

PHILIPSBURG - Detectives are investigating the stabbing of a man identified with initials L.A.S.M. which took place on Saturday March 31 st shortly after midnight on the A. Th. Illidge road in the vicinity of China bar and restaurant. According...

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EPIC Campaigns for Protected Areas

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - To this day St. Maarten has no land-based protected areas. On a small island like St. Maarten, marine and terrestrial eco...

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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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Winair, Liat and Air Antilles working on CaribSKY

25 Philipsburg- Three important regional carriers, Air Antilles, Liat and Winair are working on an initative to make interregional traffic more efficient. Under the name 'Caribsky' the three carriers want to provide better connections to...

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Saba Needs Sound Recycling Plan

8 The Bottom, Saba- Head of Economic Affairs at the Public Entity of Saba and generally critical Saban, Dave Levenstone, feels that more efforts should be undertaken to achieve meaningful recycling efforts on the island. Levenstone by means of a...

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Crisis Venezuela high on agenda Minister Blok

WILLEMSTAD - Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs travels today for a visit to Sint Maarten, Aruba, Curaçao and Colombia where he will mainly talk about the worrisome situation in Venezuela. Venezuela is in a deep crisis. Because of the...

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CPS calls on community to adhere to hand hygiene and...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on the community to practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette in order to prevent the spread...

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Seven-day hurricane forecast and new satellite for 2018...

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, will start to experiment in-house during the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season with a seven-day model forecast. Current forecasts covers a five-day period. 24-hour...

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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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Police working to identify decomposed body of male found ...

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 02, 2018 - Police on Monday confirmed that a body was found on Sunday in the mountainous area of Wingfield Road, Old Road, six miles west of the capital. In response to the report, police said the scene was visited...

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Boat captain who smuggled Indians jailed in St. Thomas ...

Basseterre, St. Kitts, - A United States Virgin Islands boat captain, who assisted Indian nationals who travelled from India to St. Kitts and then boarded commercial flights to Tortola, British Virgin Islands to enter the United States Virgin...

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Internet orgs team up to curb climate impact on networks

SINT MAARTEN/PUERTO RICO - A new initiative to make Caribbean Internet infrastructure less vulnerable to the impact of climate change and natural disasters is gaining momentum across the region. Several Internet organisations recently held talks...

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Hurricane damage scope measurement

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - "Benjamin & Parker Corporation in its duty to inform the SXM (Ed Sint Maarten) business community on how to manage the 2017 financial statements and the extraordinary calculations necessary to allocate the precise...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

DATE ISSUED: Monday April 02, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) April 03, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy to cloudy, with isolated showers possible. Forecast High: 28°C / 82°F...

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Big Dutch cities go for 'broad coalitions' following...

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - In both Rotterdam and The Hague, where populist parties topped the results in last month's local elections, local leaders are pinning their hopes on broad coalitions to form new city administrations. In Amsterdam...

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Mine to be removed from Amsterdam port waters on Wednesday

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - An unexploded 600-kilo German mine dating from World War II is to be removed from the waters of the IJ in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The German mine has been at the bottom of the IJ near Java Island since the war and...

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Prostitute-run brothel in Amsterdam on verge of closure: ...

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - A city centre brothel set up with the help of Amsterdam city council to help sex workers take charge of their own affairs is on the verge of closure, the Parool reported this weekend.

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