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Gittens speaks in Saba for Oath of Office Ceremony

The Bottom, Saba - On Wednesday, March 27, 2018, the Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba held an official Oath Taking ceremony, for their valued civil servants. The event focused on the importance and seriousness of the Oath of Office and ...

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Dear Reader

The unions have a right to question the austerity measures to be imposed on civil servants. See the SXM Daily Report of the press briefing given by the unions below in this newsletter..

Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) representative Riegnald Arrindell wondered whether the cuts would include slashing the “handsome compensation” Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) “are currently enjoying”.

History has shown that such proposed cost-cutting measures never include the salaries of those proposing the cost-cutting on others' salaries.

But Sir Richard Branson rightfully points out that companies should always take care of the employees first because then they will take good care of the customers. The same goes for government and the civil service. Who are the customers in this case? Exactly! The taxpayers.

It's time ministers and parliamentarians start showing some concern for the taxpayers and their tax monies they so generously pay themselves and stop focusing on finding ways to cut the salaries of those who have to provide the actual services to the taxpayers.

Focus should be on generating more income revenues sources. That will ultimately benefit all, including the tax collector.

Have a good day, taxpaying citizens.

Terrance Rey

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Divided by a common language

by Chris Morvan ~ This island is a complex place. Almost bewildering in some respects - not least as regards language. The guide books and online information don't prepare you for this. I was expecting to find a community where everybody spoke...

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Bell ready to rumble in Colombia

Great Bay - In the field of Judo, the name Bell certainly rings a bell on St. Maarten. We are talking about Michaelangelo Bell, one of the athletes that has been selected to compete in the Central American & Caribbean Games (CAC) that will be...

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Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs pays Courtesy Visit

PHILIPSBURG - On Tuesday April 3rd, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephanus Blok paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin at the Government Administration Building. During the meeting, the two Ministers discussed Post...

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Unions oppose cost-cutting against civil service

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Boards of financial supervision visit the Netherlands

SINT MAARTEN/THE HAGUE - From March 26 th to 28 th the Boards of financial supervision visited the Netherlands. There they spoke with Dutch State Secretary of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations, the Minister of Finance, members of the First...

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PWR 'Tech' Hour A Huge Success

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, more than 70 entrepreneurs and innovators came together to learn about the affordable tools a...

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CC1 St. Maarten raffling Carnival Season Passes

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - CC1 St. Maarten, with whom would you like to go Carnival with? Ever year Carnival comes around and every year Coca-Cola raff...

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Hurricane damage scope measurement

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - "Benjamin & Parker Corporation in its duty to inform the SXM (Ed Sint Maarten) business community on how to manage the 2017 financial statements and the extraordinary calculations necessary to allocate the precise...

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Traffic improvement measures for trench works

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Department in consultation with the Ministry of VROMI and Independent Consulting Engineers N.V., is making the following known to the public, a police report said on Tuesday. "In connection with the ongoing project of the ...

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Volunteers and Donors Support Amuseum Naturalis Relaunch

ST. MARTIN (GRAND CASE) - This year, non-profit association Les Fruits de Mer is working on an ambitious project to relaunch their free museum, Amuseum Naturalis. The Amuseum's new home is the site of the former Old House museum between French...

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EPIC Campaigns for Protected Areas

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - To this day St. Maarten has no land-based protected areas. On a small island like St. Maarten, marine and terrestrial eco...

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Editorial The Daily Herald "No-brainer"

The initiative by EPIC to have formally established land-based protected areas deserves support. While terrain suitable for building development is at a premium, what little remains of St. Maarten’s basically unspoilt nature should not be sacrificed.

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MSC Seaside Next Generation Ship makes Inaugural Call

PORT ST. MAARTEN - MSC Cruises next generation cruise ship Seaside will be making its inaugural call on Wednesday, April 4 th to destination St. Maarten. MSC Seaside, which is part of the new Seaside Class described by MSC as a game changer,...

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Orient Beach is slowly coming back to life

ORIENT BAY - The scars Hurricane Irma inflicted back in September of last year on Orient Beach, once the island's prime tourist destination, are still visible but the place is slowly coming back to life. Tourists are returning and small...

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The Netherlands gives away lucrative Curaçao route to Qatar

SCHIPHOL - KLM and Schiphol will soon receive a formidable competitor on the route to Curaçao. With a new aviation treaty, Qatar Airways will be allowed to fly unlimited to the island. As a result, Asian passengers can choose the Middle East...

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InselAir gets new Chairman

Jan Heppener: "Let's make it happen together!" WILLEMSTAD - Mr. Jan Heppener has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Managing Board of InselAir International B.V. He will succeed Gilles Filiatreault, who held the post for over a year, in...

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Spirit Airlines to commence weekly flights May 5

POND ISLAND - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, recently led a delegation that met with officials from Spirit Airlines regarding airlift into the country...

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Winair, Liat and Air Antilles working on CaribSKY

25 Philipsburg- Three important regional carriers, Air Antilles, Liat and Winair are working on an initative to make interregional traffic more efficient. Under the name 'Caribsky' the three carriers want to provide better connections to...

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Dutch Army to Train in Bonaire

4 Kralendijk- In the context of maintaining the operational readiness of the 27th Army company placed in the West, The Dutch Army will be holding an exercise will be held on the island between April 10 and April 17, 2018. The aim of the exercise...

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Venezuelan fruit boats not welcome

WILLEMSTAD - As long as President Nicolas Maduro keeps the borders closed with Curaçao, Venezuelan fruit vendors are not welcome in Curaçao. This is according to a statement made by the Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath Boats that...

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Venezuelans escape from police custody

WILLEMSTAD - Thirteen Venezuelans escaped from their cell in Rio Canario last Thursday. In a major search in the neighborhoods of Buena Vista, Suffisant and Muizenberg, four of them were taken into custody again. The 13 managed to escape through...

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GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent epidemiological report about yellow fever in the Americas, says between January 2016 and 13 March 2018, seven countries and territories ...

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CPS calls on community to adhere to hand hygiene and...

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on the community to practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette in order to prevent the spread...

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Seven-day hurricane forecast and new satellite for 2018...

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, will start to experiment in-house during the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season with a seven-day model forecast. Current forecasts covers a five-day period. 24-hour...

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PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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Red Cross is reaching out to communities about relief...

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - In collaboration with Community Councils, the Netherlands Red Cross, through its St. Maarten branch, is organizing information sessions about "our current recovery programs in the nine neighborhoods the Red Cross has...

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4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Occurs off Haiti

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Oil Exploration Offshore Barbados To Start Soon

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday April 3, 2018 - Exploration of Barbados' potential offshore petroleum resources is expected to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration,...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday April 3, 2018 - Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin is urging Guyanese to ignore the doom and gloom being peddled by some about the oil and gas sector. He wants them to focus on the benefits the evolving industry will...

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DATE ISSUED: Tuesday April 03, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday evening (18:00 LST) April 04, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Wednesday evening: Generally cloudy with isolated showers. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low:...

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Finance minister plans tighter rules on bankers' pay

Finance minister Wopke Hoekstra is planning to tighten the rules on bankers' pay in the wake of the row that blew up over ING's proposal to raise its chief executive's salary by 50%. Hoekstra said he was considering three measures aimed at...

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Mystery as petrol station roof collapses on A58 in Holland

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