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Black payments come to haunt local jeweler in court ruling

PHILIPSBURG - KRK Corporation, a company, doing business as Diamonds Forever and Milano Diamond Gallery, is on the ropes because it paid two former employees black ('zwart') on top of their regular income. The court ordered the company to pay one ...

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INSIDE St. Maarten news magazine - The Zero Edition

INSIDE is a new news magazine for St. Maarten INSIDERS with news from INSIDE St. Maarten, including INdepth articles, INteresting INterviews, INtertaining stories and INspiring columns. Read our first edition: the zero edition - COVID-19 special.

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"Businesses and the middle class will be the hardest hit"

PHILIPSBURG - When it comes to crisis analysis in post-disaster situations, Clifford Illis is our go-to expert. After hurricane Irma in 2017, Illis' analysis of the subsequent insurance crisis that unfolded and his detailed explanation of the...

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Timeshare-owners win final battle against Alegria

PHILIPSBURG - After years of legal battles, the Timeshare Owners at Caravanserai Association (TOCA) has claimed victory over the Alegria Resort. The Supreme Court's Attorney General Valk writes in his conclusion published on March 11 that the...

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Could GEBE do more for its clients?

BES-islands get subsidy to waive fixed tariffs ~ PHILIPSBURG - Saba Electric, the distributor of electricity in Saba, Statia and Bonaire has waived the fixed tariff for all customers until the end of the year. The Dutch government has granted the ...

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Central Bank warns against solidarity tax in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - The government's plan to impose a solidarity tax on all income above the ceiling for healthcare and accident insurance premium (5,781 guilders or $3,230) will have a negative effect on the economy of Curacao, the Central Bank for...

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Ferrier: "Call out these morons for what they are."

PHILIPSBURG - Former Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier has expressed his displeasure with the attitude of the head of the labor department, Peggy Ann Dros towards the private sector. "To have a loud mouth constantly riling up employees against...

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Marijuana in Parliament

Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space in your publication. On April 28, 2020, I read an article on the website with the headline "MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now". While I am pleased to see this discussion taking...

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Outside St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar ~ It's been two years since I left St. Maarten. Yeah, I left because I never wanted to experience another hurricane again, so if you want to interpret that as a lack of stamina that's just fine with me; I don't care. But while I...

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The Caribbean can bring fresh ideas to the world

By ir. Damien Richardson ~ Actions speak louder than words. It is pivotal to use Caribbean data as a new communication tool to let leisure and opportunities lead to new regional ventures. The Caribbean should begin executing a regional vision and...

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Remembrance Day commemoration 2020

HARBOUR VIEW - Today, May 4, 2020, we observed 2 minutes of silence in remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives in the fight to protect our democracy and freedom during War and Peacekeeping Missions. Our yearly commemoration is a...

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Psychological services of APAP members available online

PHILIPSBURG - APAP, Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals St.Maarten, would like to inform the general public that the private Psychological Practices of APAP members are available and currently offering their services online...

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Four persons fined for breaching the border in Oyster Pond

OYSTER POND - The police patrol was sent on several occasions to the border in Oyster Pond for person's who were breaching the border crossing without permission, the police said on Wednesday evening. It appears that residents of both sides of...

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NAGICO donates PPE Gear to the Police & Justice Departments

GREAT BAY-- NAGICO Insurances made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) yesterday to the Justice Department as we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The equipment provided included hundreds of surgical masks, N95 masks,...

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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and water BES-islands

PHILIPSBURG - Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to help the population of the islands meet...

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KLM makes face masks a requirement on all flights

Dutch flag carrier KLM is making face masks compulsory of all flights from Monday May 11. The airline said it is assuming passengers will make sure they have their own protection and that the requirement will run until August 31 at least. Masks...

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Dutch official coronavirus death toll rises by just 26

The official Dutch coronavirus death toll rose by 26 on Monday, but the figures do not include all weekend developments, the public health institute RIVM said in its daily update. The new figures take the official death toll to 5,082 although,...

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Anti-5G activists in court to end roll-out

A group of anti-5G activists went to court on Monday in an effort to stop the nationwide roll-out of the faster telecommunications system. The group, Stop5GNL, argues that the government is taking a gamble by sanctioning the roll-out even though...

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50+ MPs accuse Henk Krol of back stabbing and ship jumping

Former colleagues of Henk Krol have accused him of 'seat snatching' after he walked away from 50Plus to form a new group, the Party for the Future (PvdT). Krol, 70, teamed up with Femke Merel van Kooten, who defected from the Animal Rights Party...

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Nederland geeft Aruba opnieuw een renteloze lening

ORANJESTAD - Aruba mag 49,4 miljoen gulden (bijna 25 miljoen euro) lenen van Nederland. Dat heeft de Rijksministerraad vandaag besloten, zegt de Arubaanse premier Evelyn Wever-Croes. Het is de tweede keer in de coronacrisis dat Nederland Aruba...

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Geen wettelijke basis NOW

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Voor de Noodmaatregel Overbrugging Werkgelegenheid (NOW), waarmee per maand een bedrag van 42 miljoen gulden is gemoeid, ontbreekt nog de wettelijke basis. Verschillende juristen wijzen deze krant daarop....

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Versterking van de politiemacht en het grenstoezicht op SXM

PHILIPSBURG - 48 mariniers die afgelopen vrijdag aan boord van het marineschip Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman naar St. Maarten kwamen, worden vanaf vandaag ingezet bij de bewaking van grenzen en handhaving van de openbare orde op St. Maarten. "De mariniers ...

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Venezolanen in St. Maarten hopen op snelle repatriëring

PHILIPSBURG - Door het coronavirus zitten Venezolanen vast op St. Maarten, zonder geld en zonder vooruitzicht op hulp. "In Venezuela hebben we meer overlevingskansen dan hier," zegt Carlos (40), namens een groep Venezolanen zonder papieren. "We...

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