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MP Emmanuel announces motion of no confidence

Minister Johnson absent from airport-debate ~ PHILIPSBURG - On the fringes of the parliamentary debate about the financing of the airport's reconstruction National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel called Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin on Monday ...

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Dear Reader

There is a saying: you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

Member of parliament Frans Richardson questions the executive branch's ability to negotiate.

The discussions in parliament yesterday partly centered around the fact that conditions upon conditions upon conditions are being set as negotiations for financing continues with the Dutch government.

There is another saying that comes to mind: "Give them a finger and they take the whole hand."

But MP Theo Heyliger pointed out that 'beggars can't be choosers". Yet another saying.

Our own Hilbert Haar questions why none of the MPs have shown any gratitude for the financial assistance that is being made available to the airport. Develop an attitude of gratitude, is his point.

We end with a quote from Confucius: “I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.”

Something to think about.

In the meantime, read our edition of the Monday news.

Happy readings!


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By Hilbert Haar ~ The funding of the airport's reconstruction via the World Bank trust fund was practically guaranteed to light the fire under the opposition in parliament and members of the National Alliance and United St Maarten party factions...

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SXM Airways Receives ICAO Designator Code

Philipsburg- Sint Maarten youngest carrier, SXM Airways, last week received their ICAO three letter designator (3LD) and SXM Telephony designator : St. Maarten. According to Management, the designator is in line with their Mission Statement...

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Trustee places lien on InterCaribbean's fuel

PHILIPSBURG--On behalf of InselAir, the trustee has placed a lien on the fuel of an aircraft of InterCaribbean Airways at PJIA Airport on Saturday afternoon. The aircraft had to remain on the ground, much to the surprise of crew and passengers.

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Edible Fruit Arrangements/Edible Bouquets Now On Sale Again

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Saba opens new medical center but wishes for a new helipad

THE BOTTOM - After almost a year of renovating, Saba with its nearly 2000 inhabitants, will have a new medical center. The Netherlands allocated 1.2 million dollars (about 1.1 million euros) for this project. The new medical center has eight beds ...

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Record number participants in 2019 Hell's Gate triathlon

The Bottom, Saba - With a record number of participants, some 70 in total, another successful edition of the Hell's Gate Triathlon took place on Saba on Saturday January 19. The unique sports event contained a new element this year: running...

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Van Putten: "Bosman and van Raak are feeling the pinch"

Letter to the editor ~ Dear editor, Dutch Parliamentarians Andre Bosman and Ronald van Raak pride themselves on being very experienced and knowledgeable about Kingdom relations, the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles, and "het Statuut"....

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Wescot-Williams: "My role is not to assuage the opposition"

Philipsburg St. Maarten, January 21, 2019 - "I started my New Year's address with a quote from Hal Borland: 'Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.' - I mention this to...

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Custody of Sprott Extended with 8 days

Philipsburg - The detention of PJIA Airport Security Manager, Jerry Sprott, has been extended for another 8 days. This was communicated by the prosecutor's office today in a short statement to the press. Sprott was arrested on Wednesday, January ...

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INSO, Italian govt. want to proceed with hospital project

CAY Hill--General contractor for the construction of the general hospital for St. Maarten Inso and the Italian Government have a “strong desire” to start with the construction of the new hospital in February in line with the original planning.

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FCCA PAMAC Platinum Members on Cruise Summit to visit...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Members of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council Cruise Summit (PAMAC) will be visiting the destination on January 23 as part of their summit work sessions during the...

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SZV welcomes Dr. Ruth Douglass as control doctor

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday January 20th, 2019) - Social & Health Insurances SZV has welcomed Dr. Ruth Douglass as a new control doctor within the organization. Dr. Ruth Douglass joined the SZV team on January 15, 2019. As a family doctor...

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Air France / KLM Code Share renewal audit at Winair

Philipsburg, January 18, 2019 -According to internal policy and international EASA standards both Air France and KLM were obliged to perform the Codeshare renewal audit at Winair. This audit must be done Bi-annually. With an audit team of 6...

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Legendary Performance of The Jacksons at Heineken Regatta

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world's top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, The Jacksons - Jackie,...

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NCB Global seeks opportunities for financing in St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Finance Minister, the Honourable Perry Geerlings, received a briefing from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NCB Global Finance Limited on that company's interest in offering financing options to St. Maarten where...

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CCSU Committee of Unions reviews parts of function book...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU), formerly known as the GOA held a consultative meeting with the honorable Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever on Friday January 11, 2019. The purpose of this meeting...

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Tourism minister announce 350K subsidy for Heineken Regatta

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Perhaps the second largest single event for St. Maarten each year, the Heineken Regatta, has again received support from the Government of St. Maarten because of its over 5,000 visitor impact and high level of...

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New CPI System to calculate Basket of Goods announced

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Economic Affairs on St. Maarten the honourable Stuart Johnson has announced that the Department of Statistics has a modernised CPI methodology and system to produce better quality price indices and...

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USM continues to visit exam and pre-exam high school

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Throughout this week, the team at USM has been going into the different high schools on the island visiting the pre-exam and exam students in hopes to bring awareness on the programs that the University has to offer.

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Minister Smith voices support for UNICEF's Child Rights...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Early this week, the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Honourable Wycliffe Smith met with UNICEF Netherlands regarding the progress of the Situation Analysis (SitAn) into the rights of children on...

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Rutte about social minimum: a job is better than welfare

KRALENDIJK - During a short visit to Bonaire, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte emphasized that a person who is living in poverty is best helped with a job and not a higher welfare payment. And that's why lowering poverty on the BES islands is not...

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Dutch Premier in a Curaçao that wants more help

WILLEMSTAD - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is from Sunday to Tuesday in Bonaire, Curaçao and Aruba to promote trade. The visit comes at the moment that Curaçao wants more help because of the ongoing flood of refugees from neighboring Venezuela...

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Multi Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes spreading...

The Weekender has been keeping track of various offers, and has taken a particular interest in one MLM programme that has gained the most popularity by far: Total Life Changes (TLC).

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Former Bonaire Politician Toon Abraham Has Passed Away

Kralendijk- One of the most influential politicians that Bonaire has known is no more. Laurenso Antonio (Toon) Abraham, former leader of the Democratic Party Bonaire (PDB), passed away last night. Abraham, brother of former PDB leader Jopie...

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About 25% of Employees on BES-islands Earn Less Than $1000

Kralendijk- According to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for the BES-islands, about 25% of employees on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba earned less than a 1000 dollars per month in the year 2017. According to the same CBS...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) January 21, 2019 Tonight through Monday evening: Fair to partly cloudy with a few brief showers possible. Forecast High: 28°C / 82°F Forecast...

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SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Regatta Organizers are proud to announce two expanded initiatives to its Regatta Village during the upcoming 39th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The " EcoPark" and "ArtPark" will be open from the Regatta ...

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SXM Festival Announces Phase Two Lineup for March 13-17

SINT MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN - Today SXM Festival, underground electronic music's premiere destination getaway, has announced the phase two lineup for its March 13-17 return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, festival organizers...

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NAGICO and Swiss Re-sign reinsurance treaty renewal at sea

PHILIPSBURG - NAGICO Group and Swiss Re have renewed their Excess of Loss (XoL) reinsurance treaty with symbolic signing 1,500 miles from land on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. The treaty, which became effective on 1 January 2019, was signed by...

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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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SXMNBA Presents: The Mega Lotto Basketball Tournament....

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SXMNBA will be hosting its first ever Basketball tournament sponsored by The Mega Lotto. The two have partnered in order to give a $500 cash prize to the winning team of the tournament. This tournament is unique...

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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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Motion of No Confidence to be tabled against Minister of TEATT Stuart Johnson. Agree?
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Earthquake rattles several Caribbean countries

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The OAS dangerously in disarray

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4 dead, 12 injured in Haiti as truck crashes near border

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Guyana opposition party outlines priorities should it be ...

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St Kitts opposition party calls for IMF report release

The main opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) says the decision by the government in refusing to make public the latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the economic performance of the twin island Federation "flies in ...

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Barbados assures no reported case of HINI virus

Barbados health authorities are assuring the public that there have been no cases of the HINI virus despite a neighbouring Caribbean island reporting three deaths from the virus recently. "There has been no increase in cases of respiratory...

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Child deportations to continue, VVD refuses to relax...

The ruling right-wing VVD is refusing to change its position on the deportation of child refugees, despite the other three coalition parties calling for a rethink of the amnesty rules. The four parties met on Monday morning to discuss the issue...

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Uber ups taxi driver age from 18 to 21 after Amsterdam...

Uber has agreed to raise the age for taxi drivers in the Netherlands from 18 to 21 following the involvement of company drivers in several fatal accidents in Amsterdam in recent weeks. In addition, the agency will only accept drivers with at...

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Blood moon visible for early risers over most of the NL

Early risers in most of the Netherlands were treated to a perfect view of a lunar eclipse on Monday morning. The 'super wolf blood moon' is a combination of a lunar eclipse, when the earth's shadow passes over the moon, and a super moon, which...

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40,000 sign 'keep XS4All' petition, company to meet...

Almost 40,000 people have signed a petition calling on telecoms group KPN not to drop its XS4All brand, and company officials have now agreed to meet the protestors for talks, the AD said on Monday. KPN announced earlier this month that it would...

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