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Financial position airport is "extremely fragile"

PHILIPSBURG - After a parliament meeting that lasted close to three hours and fifty minutes, Christian Party MP Claude Peterson's motion that aimed to assure bondholders about the caretaker government's authority to sign off on loans from the...

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The blame game

By Hilbert Haar ~ The parliament meeting about funding for the airport reconstruction was rather bewildering - at least, that was my experience. Finance Minister Perry Geerlings made clear that the bondholders refuse to sign off on the loan...

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Parliament approves of Mullet Bay parliamentary inquiry

PHILIPSBURG - Parliament unanimously approved the initiative of MP Rolando Brison to conduct a parliamentary inquiry into issues concerning the Mullet Bay property. An amendment presented by MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, geared towards narrowing down ...

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World's Largest In-Water Boat Show Reveals Opportunities ...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - A delegation from Port St. Maarten and other local stakeholders recently returned from the flagship marine event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of...

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8th Annual Rotary & Rotaract Spelling Bee 2019 Final

Last Sunday the five finalists that had qualified for the 8th Annual Rotary & Rotaract Spelling Bee headed to the Belair Community Center to go head to head to determine the champion. The five finalists were from the Mac Browlia F. Maillard...

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St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E. To Host Open House

EBENEZER - The St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E is proud to announce that we will be hosting our "Open House" on November 7th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at our Ebenezer campus. The school has been busy for the past couple of months improving their ...

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Fun Activities with Birds and Heritage at Free Bird Festival

November 5, 2019-French Quarter, St. Martin-People of all ages are invited to learn about amazing traveling birds at the seventh annual Migratory Bird Festival this Saturday. They can also share their memories of the island to help preserve local ...

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Mr Cool sponsors project Keep a Cool Head

First three MPC classrooms to be air-conditioned in November ~ SOUTH REWARD - Mr. Cool, refrigerator & air-conditioning supplier in Cole Bay, sponsors project Keep a Cool Head in kind by providing six inverter units. The units will be installed...

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DCNA convention 2019: Youth participation, in Bonaire

Kralendijk - The DCNA convention on Bonaire was recently the backdrop for the start of a new phase of international nature management in the Dutch Caribbean, with a special focus on the future. The recently held convention was a resounding...

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SMMC to host Sleep Apnea and Snoring Public Session

CAY HILL - On Friday, November 8th, 2019, St. Maarten Medical Center will host a public session on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring at the University of St. Martin at starting 7:30 pm. The sessions will be facilitated by our very own,...

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SMMC recruits House Officer Dr. Liqui Lung via Fred Expo

CAY HILL - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently welcomed Dr. Feyemy Liqui Lung who is working as a House Officer at the hospital and was recruited via the Dutch Caribbean Recruitment Expo, FRED. Dr. Liqui Lung is no stranger to St. Maarten...

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Aircraft hijacking alert at Schiphol was a false alarm

A major security scare at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening has turned out to be a false alarm. Military police said shortly after 7pm they were investigating a situation which involved an Air Europa flight due to leave for Madrid ...

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Tuesday marked World Tsunami Awareness Day

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Wednesday, that Tuesday, November 5 marked World Tsunami Awareness Day. In the last century, Tsunamis according to United Nations (UN) figures,...

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Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown farm

PHILIPSBURG - Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals - like...

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Hurricane shelter project closes in January – and its residents have nowhere to go. Click here to watch the video interview about this on Facebook and like, comment and share this video by Tim van Dijk.

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