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Real estate agent urges government to resolve Kadaster issue

COLE BAY - In an interview with, well-known real estate agent, Arun Jagtiani, founder, owner and broker of Island Real Estate Team lamented the present status of backlogs at the Kadaster in processing deed registrations. A...

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Dear Reader

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the civil law notaries (Marlène Mingo, Meredith Boekhoudt, Faride Tjon Ajong) issued the following notice to the general public.

Due to certain problems at the St. Maarten Land/Mortgage Registry (Kadaster / Openbare Registers), the civil law notaries in Sint Maarten are presently unable to register property transfer Deeds and mortgage Deeds.

The civil law notaries in Sint Maarten are therefore compelled to temporarily postpone the execution of such Deeds until the problem at Kadaster has been solved.

The civil law notaries apologize for the inconvenience.


In our next edition we will be publishing an extensive report on the situation at the Kadaster office.

We have sent an email with a series of questions to the minister of Finance, Mr. Perry Geerlings, as he was also a former chairman of the Kadaster foundation board. We hope have some answers in time for our next edition.

In the meantime, do have a great day, people!

Best regards,

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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STA Board provides clarity on initial draft STA law

STA Foundation responds to concerns on STA draft law ~ Philipsburg - The Board of the STA foundation has taken note of the published concerns of the owners of the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, a resort represented by both the SHTA and SMTA, and is...

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Wreath laid on Dr. A.C. Wathey's 92nd birthday

PORT ST. MAARTEN - On Tuesday, July 24, Port St. Maarten Management and Staff laid a wreath at the statue of the late Dr. Claude Wathey in front of the Cruise Terminal Building on the occasion of his 92nd birthday. The vision of Port St.

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MP Peterson has orientation meeting with the SER

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday, July 23rd, Member of Parliament, Mr. Claude Chacho Peterson and Faction Staff Mr. Benjamin Bell, representing the SMCP faction within the coalition, met with the Secretary-General of the St. Maarten Social Economic...

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Appointed ministers sign declaration with Electoral Council

Philipsburg - All recently appointed Ministers have complied with Article 53 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties within 30 days of their appointment. By signing the declaration, the Ministers have declared...

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Oyster Bay owners angered by changes to STA statutes

PHILIPSBURG-A change in its statutes to make government companies pay 3% of their revenue to the St. Maarten Tourist Authority STA, and to give the association power to impose taxes has irked hoteliers who say the board has strayed from the...

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St. Maarten to be represented on 26th and 27th July in USA

Miss Tean St. Maarten Shakainah Pompier Arrindell left St. Maarten on Saturday, July 21st, to represent the island in the Miss Teen International pageant in West Virginia at the pageant to be held on July 26 and 27, with the finals on July 28, 2018.

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Bible University to Host Orientation on Thursday Night

PHILIPSBURG - Grace Hill Bible University (GHBU) SXM Campus will be hosting an Orientation Night on Thursday July 26 at 7:00 pm at Heaven's Touch International Church in Hope Estate, opposite the SOL Service Station in Suckergarden. The 12 year...

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Junior Kingdom Business Program a Success

SINT MAARTEN (BISHOP HILL) - HalleluYah Assembly of Messianic Believers conducted a Kingdom Business Summer Program with its Junior class. Five children ages 3 to 10 years old received small investments to start their own businesses for two weeks.

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License plate controls commence on August 6

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Tax Administration, div: Receiver's Office, hereby informs the general public that in cooperation with Police Dept. (KPSM), controls on payment for Motor vehicle taxes 2018 will commence as of Monday, August 6 th, ...

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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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WIB Supports "Back to School Drive"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) supports the "3 rd annual Back to School Drive" spearheaded by student Ki-Mani Olivacce, who has called upon the community to donate school supply items for children in need. WIB...

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Philipsburg Jubilee Library closed for inventory August 6

PHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be closed on Monday July 30 th, Monday August 6 th & Monday 13 th, 2018, from 8 am to 5pm, to continue salvaging materials before the peak of the Hurricane season and the possible departure of...

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Recall for certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - There has been a voluntary recall in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands by Mondelez Global LLC, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products. According to Mondelez Global LLC, there is ...

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"Rio goes Green" - regular plastic cups banned from parade

PHILIPSBURG - the 7th Annual Lighted Parade - "Destra Edition" which will take place on August 18th, 2018, in Philipsburg, is promised to be the "Greenest" parade ever, as the Management of Rio Productions has decided to completely ban regular...

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United Academy for student athletes; sports summer camp

St. Peters, St. Martin (July 25, 2018)-The "sports and academic support program" United Academy will host a "mix and mingle" on Friday, July 27, at SoIL to introduce its program, "geared at student athletes," and its school vacation camp, said...

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'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon' Comes to the Big Stage

SINT MAARTEN (SUCKER GARDEN) - Better Opportunity for Talent (BOFT) will on Saturday, August 11, 2018 stage the highly-anticipated biblical love drama, 'The Rise and Fall of King Solomon', at the L.B. Scot Sports Auditorium.

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is happy to announce to all Sport, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Businesses on the island that the...

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COCI: To Introduce Business Orientation Program in July

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Executive Director Anastacio Baker, says COCI will introduce a 'business orientation program' in July. According to Baker, staff at COCI will be assisting new entrepreneurs by...

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Kooyman Launches Summer Fun Raffle! Three Weekly Winners

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Kooyman Megastore St. Maarten celebrated the launch of their summer raffle by selecting the first round of winners on Saturday July 21 st. These 3 lucky winners received FUN prizes such as: A dinner for Two at the newly...

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First in-house Taxation Risk Seminar July 23-27

PHILIPSBURG - The manager of Prudential Tax Services formerly known as Prudential Small Business Services, Natasha Manuela-Gumbs hereby invites the business community of Sint Maarten to attend an important Tax Seminar for the week July 23-27,...

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'InselAir bankrupt without One Laser Group'

WILLEMSTAD - The next three or four months will be extremely important for InselAir's continued existence. This was declared by Etienne Ys, chairman of the committee that is negotiating with Laser Cargo. The One Laser Group wants to invest in the ...

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Construction new power plant progressing steadily

WILLEMSTAD - The construction work for the new 39 MW power plant at Aqualectra on the Dokweg is progressing steadily. According to plan, the delivery of the power station, which involves an investment of 70 million guilders, must take place in...

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Former employees Sehos want their money

WILLEMSTAD - 781 former employees of the Saint Elizabeth Hospital (Sehos) will seize the assets of the hospital if it does not pay them. In total, this amounts to more than 20 million guilders. That is the number of premiums that have ever been...

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CPS: Prevent Drowning this School Holiday Season

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising parents and guardians to be vigilant when their children are at the...

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CPS: Stay cool and hydrated during extremely hot weather

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards that have a significant impact on society, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and...

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CPS Advises: Ensure your Vaccination Status is Up to Date

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Considering circulated news about various infectious and vaccine preventable diseases internationally and regionally, citizens are requested to take preventive actions. There have been international reports and...

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The lack of physical activity is seen as a health threat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active; one in four adults and four out of five adolescents are ...

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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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CPS calls on communities to clean-up mosquito breeding sites

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, to clean their yards and remove debris in order to prevent mosquito breeding sites.

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Workers find 700 kilos of cocaine in banana boxes

Workers at a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Uitgeest have found 700 kilos of what is thought to be cocaine...

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Poll results (12) - " St. Maarten is filthy. Do you agree?"

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A cultural icon - 17%
An inspiration to many - 8%
A man from French Quarter - 8%
All of the above - 42%

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Should Dutch Minister Blok resign?
No. His apology is acceptable. - Regional News
Caribbean Financial Action Task Force ...

ST JOHN'S, Antigua - The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has given Antigua and Barbuda one of the best reports of regional countries so far in its fourth round evaluations. The 2018 Mutual Evaluation Report, published by the CFATF,...

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Venezuela's Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent

CARACAS - Venezuela's inflation will skyrocket to 1 million percent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money to cover a growing budget hole, the International Monetary Fund predicted on Monday. The crisis is comparable to ...

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Barbados Records Increase in Visitor Arrivals for Half 2018

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday July 25, 2018 - New airlift, new experiences and refreshed product are already translating to increased tourism business for Barbados. Newly released figures show that Barbados is continuing its path of positive...

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Bermuda, Bahamas, Curacao, Guatemala and Havana top...

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor [email protected] NEW JERSEY, USA - Cruise Critic, an online cruise line industry review brand, boasting of having the largest cruise community in the world, has published its "Cruisers'...

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New York Times slams Guyana as too "corrupt" and too slow

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FAO warns climate change will significantly impact...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday July 25, 2018 - A new research report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) cautions that climate change is expected to significantly reduce fisheries globally by 2050, including in ...

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Britain's Foreign Affairs Committee to review the future OTs

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England - Britain's Foreign Affairs Committee is to launch a new inquiry into how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability of the UK's 14...

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Cable and Wireless reaffirms commitment to the Caribbean

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The CEO of the recently established Liberty Latin America, Balan Nair, and CEO of its subsidiary company, Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), Inge Smidts, underscored their continued commitment to drive the region's...

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Street in Namibian Capital Renamed in Honor of Marcus Garvey

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday July 25, 2018 - The Government of Namibia has named a street in the African nation's capital, Windhoek, in honour of Jamaica's first national hero, Marcus Garvey. The street renaming ceremony took place on Tuesday...

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Tropical weather in the Netherlands unfavorable for Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao can still suffer from the tropical weather in the Netherlands. Especially the last-minute bookers opt for holidays in Europe or stay at home, says the VakantieDiscounter. Outside Europe, the Dutch prefer to go to Morocco or...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday July 25, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) July 26, 2018 Tonight through Thursday evening: Fair to partly cloudy, breezy and hazy with brief showers possible. Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F...

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Parents fly to Cuba to hunt for Anouk, missing since July 21

The parents of a 19 year-old Dutch girl who has disappeared on Cuba are flying out to the island on Wednesday morning in an effort to find their daughter. Anouk van Luijk, from Hellevoetsluis, a small town south west of Rotterdam, was supposed to ...

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Shock blog told to pay tv celeb damages for sex film

Shock blog GeenStijl and a twitter user known as Eendevanger have been ordered to pay television personality Patricia Paay €30,000 for placing a sex video featuring the singer online. Paay had demanded €450,000 in damages after stating the...

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Youth, 18, arrested in vicious Rotterdam rape case

An 18-year-old youth has been arrested in Rotterdam in connection with the vicious rape of a 21-year-old Indonesian exchange student...

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