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Port-inquiry: Minister Pantophlet broke every rule ...

PHILIPSBURG - Romeo Pantophlet broke every rule in the book of corporate governance after his appointment as Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs in 2012. This appears from the petition the Public Prosecutor's Office submitted to the Common...

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Only with hindsight do you understand certain decisions or put them into perspective.

Why do political parties during formation talks always want the ministry that controls the harbour? Or VROMI, for that matter. “ Because that’s where the money is.” Read Hilbert Haar's opinion piece titled " Corporate Governance" to understand what we are talking about.

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Corporate Governance

By Hilbert Haar It sounded good when the government established the Corporate Governance Council back in February 2010, but history shows that it was predominantly a paper tiger. "The council will advise the government on important matters, like...

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An island is not a rock

by Chris Morvan There's a blog that I follow, called Women Who Live On Rocks. It's a jovial, whimsical thing, started by a yoga instructor, a good-looking, bikini-wearing type who looks great in photographs. I don't know how she came to be living ...

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MP Brison Presents at IPKO on Environmental Issues and...

THE HAGUE - As part of the presentations at the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) members of Parliament took the floor. There was an emphasis on the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the island, particularly since the...

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Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary held "Meet and Greet."

The Hague:---The Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary, the honorable Hasani Ellis along with his staff, were the hosts f a Meet and greet on the occasion of the visit of the Sint Maarten Parliamentary delegation under the firm leadership of the...

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Irma's power equalled 18 hurricane seasons

PHILIPSBURG - The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University has predicted a slightly above average hurricane season. Research scientist Phil Klotzbach expects fourteen named storm, of which seven will become hurricanes. Three ...

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STB proud partner and major sponsor of St. Martin Book Fair

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) which falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), has been a proud partner and major sponsor of the Annual St. Martin...

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Fantasies - Love-making poems by Fabian Badejo

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Fantasies - Love-making poems by Fabian Adekunle Badejo has just been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said the indie press president Jacqueline Sample. The newest book by Badejo, a well-known St.

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Brooks bestowed Area Director of the Year Award

SINT MAARTEN/HAITI - The Caribbean Toastmasters conference which took place in Haïti this year included meritorious moments for Toastmasters from the Territory of St. Martin. Brenda Maynard of the Soualiga Corporate Toastmasters Club delivered a...

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Suspect in SMMC parking lot shooting arrested on Monday

CAY HILL - The suspect in the shooting at the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) on Sunday May 27 th at approximately 7.00 a.m. was arrested by detectives on Monday May 28 th 2018. This shooting which left the victim in a very serious and life...

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Suspect arrested in ongoing robbery and kidnapping case

DUTCH QUARTER - In connection with an ongoing armed robbery and kidnapping investigation which occurred in 2017, detectives conducted a house search at a home in Dutch Quarter early on Tuesday morning May 29th. During this house search several...

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Office of Disaster Management: Prepare your Disaster Kit

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - It only takes one storm to change your life and community. We live in the hurricane belt, and therefore you need to be prepared. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starts officially on Friday, June 1, but we have already seen ...

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CPS: Watch Your Salt Intake

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The main source of sodium in our diet is salt, although it can come from sodium glutamate, used as a condiment in many parts of the world, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public...

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Incubators sponsored by COSME set to transform St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, ST.MAARTEN - 22 May, 2018 - COSME, a European Union funded programme, has launched the online business incubator CaribConnect in four of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba and Cayman....

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Our Country is often referred to as a State of Law (Rechtstaat). This means that our Country is governed by the rule of law, and that every formal decision of the state must be based on a law and the authority provided by law to make such decisions.

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Liens from Ballast Nedam on Sona and institutions lifted

WILLEMSTAD - The third-party attachment placed by Ballast Nedam International on the financial institution Sona under the government, the Central Bank and various local banks was lifted yesterday by the Court of First Instance in a summary...

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Minister Blok: Bankruptcy PdVSA is a realistic option

THE HAGUE - A bankruptcy of the Venezuelan state oil company PdVSA is a real option. This is what Minister Blok writes in a letter addressed to the House of Representatives in preparation for the Wednesday debate with the parliamentary committees ...

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Genoil receives approval to continue in Curaçao

Genoil and Pemex agree on upgrading and desulfurization demonstration procedures for upcoming testing to be performed at UFA Scientific Research Institute of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry. WILLEMSTAD - Genoil Inc. announced today that it...

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Poll results (16) - " Should Old man Paben get a statue".

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Does it make any sense for MPs with integrity issues to go to Holland for IPKO meeting?
No, they should resign
Mosquito Breeding Site Cleaning Up for Pick Up on May 30

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Residents of the districts of St. John's Estate, Mary's Fancy, Saunders, Betty's Estate, Ebenezer and St. Peters, are requested to have any yard/garden debris placed in front of their home to be picked up on Wednesday, May 30 ...

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Income Tax Form submission deadline is May 31

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Tax Administration Sint Maarten, (Inspectorate Department), would like to remind the general public that the deadline to file the Income Tax forms 2017 is the 31 st of May 2018.

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Social & Health Insurances SZV is actively reminding companies of their obligations in accordance to the Federal Ordinance for Sickness and Accident Insurance. One of those obligations being the monthly declaration...

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WILLEMSTAD - The Haitian airline is expanding its wings and making its home port a true hub. It is now possible to travel from Curaçao to Havana Cuba with Sunrise Airways. There is only one stop in Port au Prince, Haiti. You will have to wake up...

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CBS: Six in 10 Caribbean Dutch are overweight

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - One in six inhabitants of the Caribbean Netherlands are smokers, one in eight are heavy drinkers and over six in ten are overweight. Half of the population are getting sufficient exercise. Women smoke and drink much less than ...

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Experts: Probable 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - Venezuelan officials in the government of President Nicolas Maduro have committed crimes against humanity, a panel of experts said Tuesday, recommending their finding be forwarded for possible prosecution. Luis Almagro, Secretary...

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True Flip strengthens business by obtaining Curaçao license

WILLEMSTAD - True Flip, a blockchain fair games developer and operator, has verified its compliance with the strict standards of the international iGaming market by obtaining a Curaçao Gaming License. The advantages of the Curaçao Gaming License...

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Trudeau Says U.S. Borrowing Is Unsustainable

U.S. government borrowing is not sustainable and divisive social policies will ultimately exacerbate tensions that will disrupt American business profitability, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Asked in an interview how his government ...

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ABC drops Roseanne show after racist tweet

"Abhorrent, repugnant" - and cancelled. ABC drops Roseanne's show after star's racist tweet about an Obama aide

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De Beers admits defeat over man-made diamonds

De Beers launched a new jewelry brand on Tuesday that features synthetic diamonds, a major reversal for a company that had implored consumers to stick with "real" stones. The brand, called Lightbox, will offer synthetic diamonds at a fraction of...

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First Storm of Atlantic Hurricane Season Drenches Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Monday May 28, 2018 - Subtropical Storm Alberto dumped 12 centimetres of rain on Cuba's Artemisa region in less than eight hours, as it made its way north through the Gulf Coast yesterday. Alberto formed in the Gulf of Mexico last...

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Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday May 29, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday evening (18:00 LST) May 30, 2018 Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with a few isolated showers. Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy with...

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Dutch foreign minister urges Russia to come clean on MH17

Foreign minister Stef Blok has called on Russia to cooperate with the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 three years ago at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York. 'In establishing what happened to MH17, no state has 'the...

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Unions, employers agree on pension reform ...

After years of talks, the employers and trade unions have finally reached agreement on overhauling the current company pension scheme system, which includes a slow-down in the increase in the pension age, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday. In...

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Sales of e-bikes take off, as do internet bike sales,...

Dutch consumers are buying more e-bikes and increasingly fewer traditional bikes, according to a study published on Wednesday by ABN Amro. Sales of e-bikes soared by 75% over the past seven years and one-third of all new bicycles are now powered...

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One in five Dutch have a foreign parent

One in five Dutch people have at least one parent who was born abroad, the government's academic council for government policy WRR said on Tuesday. In 1972, 9.2% of the population had at least one foreign-born parent but that had risen to 22.1%...

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