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Photo reportage Silent March

PHILIPSBURG - On an overcast Wednesday morning on August 29th, 2018, starting at the old Government Administration Building, protesters delivered signed petitions to various government institutions and offices condemning what they called...

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Silent march leaders hand over petition letter to Dutch Rep

PHILIPSBURG - A small group of persons of the silent protest was let upstairs to the offices of the Dutch Representation of The Netherlands in Philipsburg (VNP) on the morning of Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. Elton Jones handed over a petition...

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With the many institutions, do we need an Integrity Chamber?

Dear Editor, It might be nothing new for us, but it is embarrassing to be constantly reading and hearing about members of the highest governing body on our island being corrupt. Yes, there is corruption worldwide, however when the comparison is...

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Minister Johnson kicks off SXM regional hub improvement

PHILIPSBURG - Tourism Minister for St. Maarten, the honourable Stuart Johnson, traveled to Saba on Monday for several meetings to discuss the solidifying of St. Maarten's hub function relationship with its neighbouring partner and foster joint...

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UPDATE: St. Maarten Nature Foundation Dealing With Spill

COLE BAY - The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has been responding to an ongoing diesel Fuel Spill in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. On Sunday the Foundation was alerted to a large amount of fuel entering the Simpson Bay Lagoon from a channel in Cole Bay ...

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Nature Foundation Analyzes the Impacts of Hurricane Irma

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Reef monitoring data has been scientifically analyzed to assess the impacts of hurricane Irma and Maria on Sint Maarten Coral Reefs following the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) guidelines. The hurricanes...

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SXM BJJ is proud to announce that Special Needs Self Defense classes for students with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PPD-NOS) will return on...

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The great train journey - part two

By Hilbert Haar ~ On a Thursday at 3 o'clock in the morning our train rolls into the main station in Irkutsk, with around 600,000 inhabitants one of the largest cities in Siberia. Finally we are out of the digital wilderness - we've had no internet..

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The Great Train Journey - part one

By Hilbert Haar ~ This is how it began on a Sunday morning in Moscow. We took a taxi to the Kazanskaia station; that was already quite a little trip through town, but it only set us back 300 roubles, roughly $4.50. While I am sitting on a little...

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Homeless by choice

By Hilbert Haar ~ My life as a global nomad began on June 26 when I stepped on a plane in Grand Case headed for Paris. Reality did not kick in immediately: I traveled with my wife Myriam from Paris to Amsterdam with the Thalys, then moved on to...

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Suspect in the Marigot Hill Road shooting has been arrested

PHILIPSBURG - In connection with the shooting that took place in the morning hours on Monday August 6th, 2018, on Marigot Hill Road in St. Peters, a suspect with initials R.F has been arrested. R.F. was arrested on Monday August 28th 2018, once...

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Traffic accident under investigation

The Police Traffic Department is presently investigating a traffic accident which took place on Wednesday August 29th at approximately 04:50 p.m. involving...

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Attempted armed robbery gone bad/one suspect shot dead

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating what seem to an attempted armed robbery which went wrong leaving one of the suspects dead. The incident took place on Monday August 27th at approximately 11.05 p.m. on Chin...

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"TRUCK IT" Mobile Truck Show with Motorworld & WIB

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Windward Islands Bank (WIB) and Motorworld Group of Companies (MWG) have partnered to present the "TRUCK IT" mobile truck show, featuring a showcase with a distinct selection of top quality and durable truck models. This ...

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WIBs doing it again. Check it Out on Thursday - "Truck It"

PHILIPSBURG - It's all happening on Thursday from 8.30AM to 3.00PM at WIBs Philipsburg branch. Make sure you check it out and see what "Truck It" is a...

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Public Health, Social Development and Labor Comm. meeting

PHILIPSBURG - The Committee of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will meet in a session on Thursday, August 30. Representatives from the Mental Healthcare Foundation will be present. The Committee meeting is scheduled for 10:00 hrs. in...

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300+ participate in Oasis96.3 getaway giveaway radio contest

SINT MAARTEN (MADAME ESTATE) - Friday August 24 th, 2018 was a happy day for Ms. Renate M.C. Urgert when she answered the telephone to hear from Mercedes "Elektra" van der Waals- live on Oasis 96.3 that she was the lucky winner of the getaway...

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Book: A Caribbean plant kingdom" in Ti Koko and Kush Kush

PHILIPSBURG/MARIGOT:---There is a place where the land curves into the wide smile of a bay. A place where lush, green, tropical vegetation thrives next to a white sand beach, which is gently licked by blue waves of the sea.In this paradise of a...

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Minister of TEATT Johnson follows up with Bureau IP

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson, follows up with the Bu...

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Minister Plenipotentiary of St. Maarten host info session

THE HAGUE - The Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary was the location for the informative session between the three Cabinets of the Ministers Plenipotentiary and the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations. The purpose of this...

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Audit Chamber reviews pension fund financial statement

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit: 2016 Financial Statements of the General Pension Fund Sint Maarten ( Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten - APS) on August 28, 2018, to...

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MP Egbert Jurendy Doran visits Milton Peters College

Encourages students of all schools on the Island to strive for excellence Member of Parliament Egbert Jurendy Doran, who is also Vice-chair of the Education Committee of Parliament, visited and spoke to pre-examination students at Milton Peters...

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Rotary Club - Mid Isle donates basketball uniforms

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The St. Maarten Rotary Club - Mid Isle, recently donated lady's basketball uniforms to the National Sport Institute for school and Organizational usage. Rotary club member Femke Jansen recently contacted the Department...

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UK Author Jacky Rom Speaks to Rotary Mid Isle

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - United Kingdom (UK) author Jacky Rom paid a visit to The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle as their guest speaker, the civic club said in a statement on Tuesday. "Jacky grew up in Romford Essex and qualified as a...

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SMMC launches state of the art Eye Care Clinic

CAY HILL - In line with St. Maarten Medical Center's (SMMC) continuing mission of providing 'Quality Care, Close To Home', a new medical specialty Ophthalmology (Eye Care) will be available at SMMC as per September 3rd 2018. An impressive team of ...

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Kidz At Sea recent sponsor visit from Essilor Vision

PHILIPSBURG - On June 21st through 23rd, Kidz at Sea Foundation welcomed a team of Essilor of America employees and volunteer eye care professionals to St. Maarten to perform free eye exams to those in need. These volunteers have been providing...

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SHTA and Private Sector Partners Launch New Tradeshow

PHILIPSBURG - The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), in conjunction with ORCO Bank, Global Resourcing, the Chamber of Commerce and Industries (COCI), The University of St Martin (USM) and 360 Innovation have launched a new...

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Cost-U-Less Grand Opening Saturday September 1st

CUL-DE-SAC - Cost-U-Less, the warehouse superstore, officially reopens on Saturday, September 1; nearly a year after being destroyed by Hurricane Irma and then plundered in the looting that following. Photo caption: Although Cost-U-Less is slated ...

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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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September 6: National Day of Reflection - #906reflections

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On September 6, 2018, the Government of St. Maarten wants the general public "to stand" as a nation as we reflect on the passing of Hurricane Irma/Maria. We are now calling on the nation to come together, to stop,...

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SINT MAARTEN/WASHINGTON, D.C. (PAHO/WHO) - While 34 Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) remain measles free, endemic transmission of the virus has now been reestablished in Venezuela. To stop further spread of measles...

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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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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) August 30, 2018 Tonight through Thursday evening: Generally cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, and a...

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Son of St Kitts' Government Minister Gunned Down

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Wednesday August 29, 2018 - Police are hunting down the men who fatally shot the 32-year-old son of St Kitts and Nevis' Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Ian 'Patches' Liburd on...

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Defence Force Officers in St Kitts Get Police Powers

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Tuesday August 28, 2018 - Officers of the St Kitts and Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) now have policing powers, as government steps up its campaign against crime. Governor General Sir S. W.

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Airport Bonaire Receives 3 Bids for Short-Term Repairs

Kralendijk- Bonaire International Airport (BIA) has recently closed off a public bidding phase for short-term improvements to be made at the airport. Three of the five selected contractors have decided to submit a bid. The envelopes with the...

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KLM to delay the retirement of its Boeing 747-400 fleet

SCHIPHOL - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines currently operates a dozen Boeing 747-400 Jumbos. The carrier is due to receive seven new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the Air France-KLM order for 25 of the type. The A350s and new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners...

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Urgent announcement ENNIA

The implementation of new payment procedures has caused a slight delay in the processing of pension payments. Anyone receiving an ENNIA pension will receive their pension payment no later than August 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this...

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Almost half of Dutch prisoners re-offend within two years

Almost half the people who have served time in prison go on to re-offend within two years of their release, the new chief of prisons Gerard Bakker has told the Telegraaf. Bakker told the paper more needs to be done to prevent re-offending, partly ...

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Man arrested for planning a terrorist attack on Muslims

A 43-year-old man from Lingewaard, south of Arnhem, is suspected of planning a terrorist attack on Muslims, the public prosecution...

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