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Justice stakeholders meet to discuss prison concerns

PHILIPSBURG - Joint concerns about the lack of prison cells and the poor quality of prison life on Sint Maarten were discussed between the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Law Enforcement Council, Point Blanche Prison Supervisory Board and the...

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MP Brison wants police paid before Christmas

PHILIPSBURG - MP Rolando Brison on Tuesday stressed that he wants to see police officers paid before Christmas 2019. The MP said the funds derived from the sale of St. Maarten's shares in UTS which he facilitated through the related initiative...

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Occam's razor

By Hilbert Haar ~ On August 29, 2017, I wrote an opinion about Parlatino for the Today newspaper that contains the following paragraphs. "The ties between the island - via the former Netherlands Antilles - and Parlatino are old: they go back to...

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EU faces challenge of funding water treatment plant

Philipsburg - The European Commission expects the 10th EDF planned for St Maarten from 2008-2013 to be finalized before the end of 2019. According to EU's Interact, "following the blocking of diplomatic relations as a result of a border dispute...

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'Identify the challenges shared by the whole island'

Saint Martin advocates joint approach ~ Philipsburg - Whereas St. Maarten has done little to secure funding from the European Union, the State and Collectivité of Saint Martin successfully applied for grants, amounting to tens of millions of...

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Johnson continuing efforts to improve public transportation

PHILIPSBURG:---The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), is finalizing a Comprehensive Plan of Action for taxi and bus service on St. Maarten. The goal is "to foster job creation and income generation by...

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Two persons lost their life and two others injured...

MIDDLE REGION, Sint Maarten - The police dispatch center received various call on Monday afternoon, October 28th 2019, approximately, 04.45 pm, concerning a shooting that was taking place on the Middle region road in the vicinity of Samuels...

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A Business News

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Customer Service Mobile Academy, (CSMA) the affiliate company of Training Professionals International Firm, (TPI) will be facilitating the " Customer Service Academy of Excellence Program," for the Tax Administration...

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Five Qualify for the Finals of the 8th Annual Spelling Bee

PHILIPSBURG - Last Sunday The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle and the Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise hosted the 8th Annual Rotary/Rotaract Spelling Bee 2019 at the Belair Community Center. The ten Semi-finalists representing seven...

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SMMC hosts successful clinical breast screenings

CAY HILL - On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, the St. Maarten Medical Center hosted its annual clinical breast screenings in collaboration with the Positive and the Elektalytes foundations. The well-attended event saw a total of 111 women being...

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How Holland House built back better on its own after Irma

PHILIPSBURG - When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay Beach, and some of them were able to...

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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown farm

PHILIPSBURG - Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals - like...

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