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NAGICO to distribute over 2,500 free reusable shopping bags

GREAT BAY- NAGICO Insurances has decided to help create awareness about being environmentally friendly by providing an opportunity for persons to reduce their usage of single-use plastic bags on our island. As a practical step, NAGICO Insurances...

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Dutch Parliament targets St. Maarten's law enforcement

PHILIPSBURG - A large majority of the Dutch Second Chamber (107 out of 150 possible votes) supported the motion Van Dam on Tuesday - a decision that is bound to create confusion if not outrage about what could be interpreted as the next attempt...

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Razor-thin motivation

By Hilbert Haar ~ The motion of CDA parliamentarian Chris van Dam that calls for Dutch involvement in law enforcement on St. Maarten comes across as a fine example of Dutch meddling in our island's affairs. That is won't happen anyway does not...

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PM Smith responds to query by MP Marlin

PHILIPSBURG - In a recent media publication President of Parliament, MP William Marlin, queried whether the Council of Ministers voted on former Prime Minister Leona Marlin representing the island as a "Private Citizen" at a function being held...

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Staff Domain Affairs protest decision of Minister of VROMI

PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday, October 16, staff of the Department of Domain Affairs sent a letter to the Minister of VROMI, Christopher Wever, protesting his decision to relieve Raeyhon Peterson of his responsibilities as Acting Department Head of...

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Johnson rejects "false claims" regarding new casino license

PHILIPSBURG - The claims that Minister of TEATT, the honourable Stuart Johnson, issued a license for the establishment of a casino on Back Street in the former Super Plaza Building as Caretaker Minister, has been flatly refuted by Johnson as the...

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CTO launches Caribbean Calling campaign in the UK

LONDON, UK (16 Oct. 2019) -The Caribbean Tourism Organization UK Chapter in association with headline partner BA Holidays and destination partners Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Pure Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Tobago launched the 'Caribbean...

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Island Gems provides sports equipment to ASA

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten - Thanks to the Island Gems Charity, the children of the No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation's after-school activities are having a bit more fun and exercise with the recent donation of various kinds of sports balls,...

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Voters asked to update their information at civil registry

PHILIPSBURG - The Civil Registry Department would hereby like to invite all eligible voters in connection with the upcoming parliamentary elections to update their voter information. Citizens are invited to visit the office between Tuesday,...

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Amuseum Naturalis Reopens for the 2019-2020 Season

Photo Caption: Over 300 people have volunteered to help build Amuseum Naturalis. French Quarter-October 15, 2019-Amuseum Naturalis has reopened after its break and is ready for visitors! The free museum of St. Martin's nature, heritage, and...

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The Upcoming Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Convention...

Kralendijk - The upcoming convention of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) will be taking place on Bonaire this year and will focus on youth participation, marine park management, coral restoration, research, and strategic planning. All...

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Police investigates robbery, makes arrests, and confiscates

PHILIPSBURG - Over the weekend, police have been working on various crimes - investigating the robbery at the restaurant in A.Th. Illidge, and confiscating the counterfeit bags found in numerous marketplaces in town. They've also managed to make...

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How Holland House built back better on its own after Irma

PHILIPSBURG - When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay Beach, and some of them were able to...

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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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