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Y.E.S Foundation Sponsors Free Community Event

BELAIR - The Youth Empowered for Success Foundation, (Y.E.S.) will sponsor a free Motivation Speech in celebration of National Women's Month for the St. Maarten community titled, "Queens You Deserve the Whole Loaf" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

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Dear Reader

There seems to some kind of behind-the-scenes coordinated effort to make out former VROMI-minister Christophe Emmanuel to be some kind of ' sinister minister'.

Here at we often receive information, documents and other material with the intention to expose certain irregularities, for instance in government or government-related entities, institutions or corporations.

Ofcourse, the validity of these documents have to be checked and the provider of these documents have to be a credible source as well.

However, sometimes we have to ask ourselves what agenda is being served here.

Quite recently we were provided with information - that when viewed as is - painted a certain picture, but when we double-checked the 'facts' as provided, we find that certain information is left out or not provided. Is this on purpose? Or is this a matter of an overzealous 'whistleblower' who wants to 'buss the pot' as is often excitedly claimed here on St. Maarten when it comes to these so-called exposures?

So what is really going on here? We think there is more to this story...

We will invite former minister of VROMI, Christophe Emmanuel to tell his side of the story, from all the events after hurricane Irma up until just prior to elections with the results after the elections painting a different picture than was expected.

In the meantime, do keep on sharing information, documents, news, views, pictures and images with us. See our email address below.

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Father and son released after threats against policeman...

PHLIPSBURG - The prosecutor's office ordered on Wednesday the release from pretrial custody of a father and son who were involved in a ruckus after a head on collision that took place on Sunday around 1.45 a.m. near the Dale Extra supermarket in...

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Checkmate Security director released again

PHILIPSBURG - Checkmate Security director O'Neal A. was released from custody on Tuesday after he was arrested a week earlier on Wednesday as a suspect in the Squid-investigation. The director remains a suspect in the case. Squid is an...

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Unlawful search leads to acquittal

PHILIPSBURG - A man who was caught with counterfeit American dollars on March 13 of 2017 was acquitted of that charge due to an unlawful search by the police, but he received a 150 guilders fine in the Court in First Instance on Wednesday for the ...

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Court acquits man of possessing counterfeit money

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance acquitted a man on Wednesday of the possession of counterfeit money, a firearm and ammunition. Levy W., 39, was at the parking lot of the Westin Hotel on May 29, 2016 were a rip deal resulted in a...

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The perils of doing it yourself

By Chris Morvan, With all the rebuilding and repairing that has been going on here since Irma, there has no doubt been a collective surge in blood pressure, a lot of bad language and a mixed bag of results as people honed their DIY skills.

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Bathroom woes

By Hilbert Haar ~ Seemingly inconsequential events at times make quite an impression on me. Such was the case on Wednesday, when I was on my way to pay a visit to the bathrooms in Holland House where I was having lunch. Just ahead of me was a woman..

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SXM Airport gets Rescue Boat and ICAO Standards Fire Truck

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Rescue and Firefighting Department of the Princess Juliana International Airport (R&FF) now has a rescue boat and an ultra-modern structural fire truck. In 2017, the Rescue and Firefighting department met with the St.

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Governor Holiday receives update information process

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On March 6, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday received an update from the informateurs, Dr. R.J.A. Arduin and J.J. Beaujon, on the progress of the information process. Since their...

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Massive Effort to Rid Bonaire Coast of Sargassum Seaweed

13 Kralendijk- There is an ever bigger effort and a rush against time to rid the coast of Bonaire of Sargassum, before the unwanted seaweed start to take a toll on marine life in the affected areas. According to volunteers, the amounts of...

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AIVD: Concerns about unstable Venezuela

THE HAGUE - The unstable situation in Venezuela has a negative effect on the regional security situation and may therefore also have consequences for the stability in Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba. The General Intelligence and Security Service...

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Should the present interim cabinet be asked to stay on?

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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PM Romeo Marlin meets with Donner of Council of State

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Vice-President of the Kingdom Council of State Piet Hein Donner met with Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin at her cabinet recently. Discussions centered around the appointment of a representative of Sint Maarten...

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CAY HILL - Two robbers found themselves in the hospital with injuries after attempting to rob two other men at the tennis court across from the St. Maarten Medical Center. During the attempt, the victims surprisingly fought back the assailants...

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SMMC to celebrate World Kidney day March 8

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The St. Maarten Medical Center will be celebrating World Kidney day on Thursday March 8.

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Information session held on housing project for school staff

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Thursday, March 1 st, 2018, the Cabinet of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport hosted an information session for all staff of the Public and subsidized school boards' staff with representatives of...

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Jasmine Payne to Speak at VLF Leadership Summit

SINT MAARTEN (BELAIR) - In commemorating International Women's Day under the theme: #Press for Progress, Jasmine Payne, the developer of ServiceBrandi...

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Business Professional Women Concordia to Celebrate...

ST. MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Business Professional Women Concordia (BPWC) in connection with International Women's Day (IWD), released the following message on the eve of IWD by Danielle Chance-Glasgow, Vice President of PR for BPWC: 'We know that...

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The Importance of the "Debate" between Lebron James and...

Dear Editor, Two weeks before the NBA All-Star Game which took place last February a storm without peer broke loose in the basketball world and arguably also in the larger field of international sports and such especially because of the turn it...

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Amsterdam freight train link to China will cover 11,000km...

Amsterdam will have a freight train connection with China starting on Thursday . The rail link to Yiwu China from the port's Amerikahaven is 11,000 km long and will take 16 days to traverse, Trouw said on Wednesday . The route passes through...

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Car thefts go down, but fewer stolen vehicles are recovered

There was a 14% drop in the number of cars stolen in the Netherlands last year, but the recovery rate also continues to decline, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday. In total, 8,670 cars were stolen last year, a drop of 40% on 2010.

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Cashless payment trend moves to Dutch town halls,...

At least eight town halls in the Netherlands have stopped accepting cash payments for passports and driving licences and the number is expected to rise rapidly, the Volkskrant reported on Wednesday . The 'pin only' policy has been apparent in...

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