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De Weever requests independent investigation by AG

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Minister of Justice, Cornelius de Weever informs that a preliminary inquiry has taken place in how the passport of Theodore Heyliger could have been reported 'stolen' with the Unites States Consulate in Curacao,...

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Special Report: The complete backstory on the passport issue

The story unfolded when on Sunday, June 16, 2019, Grisha Heyliger-Marten issued a release to the press stating that her husband, Theo Heyliger, was being blocked from leaving the island for his cancer treatment. His ESTA had been revoked! How? Why?

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Ministry of General Affairs targets optimization of services

PHILIPSBURG -- The priority of the Ministry of General Affairs for the 2019 National Budget would be focused on maximizing opportunities and optimizing public services, as emphasized by General Affairs Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin during the ...

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Minister Geerlings: "Unable to maintain current expenses"

PHILIPSBURG -Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings painted a dramatic picture of the country's financial position during the handling of the draft 2019 budget on Monday. "An example of the way of thinking in St. Maarten is that we like to spend...

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MP Mercelina tackles national health insurance plan again

PHILIPSBURG - MP Luc Mercelina (United Democrats) repeated his objections against the introduction of a National Health Insurance (NHI) plan during the handling of the draft 2019 budget in parliament on Monday. "This will become the nightmare of...

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Man arrested in connection with shooting death of Canadian

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - A man was arrested around noon today, Monday, on Soualiga Road in relation to the shooting death of a Canadian visitor earlier this month, 721 News has learned. Police arrested the man in the vicinity of the scrap metal ...

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By Hilbert Haar ~ A salary cut for members of parliament is part of the debate about the draft 2019 budget. It is obviously an inevitable measure though it is more meaningful as a symbolical gesture than it is in terms of cost cutting. A ten...

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