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A lousy day in Downtown Philipsburg

GREAT BAY -- The decrease in cruise ship arrivals in St. Maarten is clearly felt by businesses in Philipsburg. Since November 1st, the start of the tourist high season, fewer of the mega-sized cruise ships have docked in St. Maarten. Relatively...

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Government signs long-overdue funding agreements ...

PHILIPSBURG - In February MP Frans Richardson of the United St. Maarten party (USp) declared during a debate about funding for the reconstruction of the airport terminal in parliament that "The agreement with the World Bank is the worst agreement ...

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Just a pipe dream

By Hilbert Haar ~ Wow, the funding agreements for the airport-reconstruction with the World Bank and the European Investment Bank have finally been signed by the current government. That's good news and a feather in the cap of.. yeah, of who exactly?

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Central Bank spends millions on effort to rescue ENNIA

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD - The court in Curacao has increased the advance payment to the Central Bank for expenditures related to the restructuring of insurance company Ennia to 15 million guilders, the Antilliaans Dagblad reports. The newspaper...

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Somersall meets with the World Sustainable Fund ...

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE - Although out of function, Michael Somersall, former Deputy Minister of Plenipotentiary for the Sint Maarten Christian Party, SMCP, in The Hague, The Netherlands, is still busy working on finding solutions for the many...

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Community service for violating Zero Tolerance policy

PHILIPSBURG - The election campaigns are in full swing and with this in mind the public prosecutor's office has issued the rules of engagement under its Zero Tolerance Policy. Identifying fifteen possible violations, grouped under general rules,...

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Royal visit of Princess Beatrix to the island

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The Sint Maarten Police Force would like to take the opportunity through this press release to inform the general public of the short visit of Princess Beatrix to the island from today Wednesday 11th December 2019. On...

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Postal Services St. Maarten N.V. has been facing challenges

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - There is no secret that Postal Services St. Maarren N.V. has been facing challenging times since 10-10-10. However, even though these challenges Management and Staff being a resilient body, prevailed. As if being...

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Condolence book for colleague Officer Carolina available ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In connection with the passing of their colleague and friend, Cernick Jan Lionel Carolina on Saturday 30 th November 2019, the management of the Police Force (KPSM) would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to...

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BIP SXM attends IPCA's 5th Annual Meeting

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In November 2019 the Director, Mrs. Vincentia Rosen-Sandiford, as well as the Deputy Director, Mrs. Aarti Jusia-Ramdihal of the Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (BIP SXM) attended the 5 th Annual General...

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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY - After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month's rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities announced that St. Maarten is seeing 'a ...

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Hustled and harassed in Philipsburg

GREAT BAY - To visit Philipsburg today is to see how the declining benefits of cruise tourism and lack of government support have turned the city into a hustlers' arena. Hundreds of street advertisers and vendors, many of them illegal immigrants, ...

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SMMC Pediatric nurses attend International Neonatology...

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Two pediatric nurses from St. Maarten Medical Center recently attended the 43 rd Annual International Neonatology Conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Nurse Corazon Landicho and Nurse Carina Celestijn spent three days...

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Volunteers needed for Sunday CleanUp Campaign of Mullet Pond

SINT MAARTEN (MULLET BAY) - On Sunday December 15th, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean foundation (EPIC) is organizing a cleanup of Mullet Pon...

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SOG & First Response support "Stop School Fights"

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - President of the Foundation for Government Buildings ( SOG) and former MPC student Kurt Ruan announced on behalf of the Board of SOG on Tuesday December 10 th that SOG will make the Festival Village available for the...

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Zero to Hero Have Introduction to Sail Making

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - St. Maarten Sail & Canvas N.V. have coordinated with local business' in helping to train students from the Foundation 'Kidz at Sea', to develop their skills in the Marine Industry A fun and lively group of eleven...

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