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Meyers goes independent; fate of two ministers in his hands

PHILIPSBURG - MP Franklin Meyers has declared himself an independent member of Parliament. A copy of his signed letter to the president of Parliament has not reached our news desk as yet. However, sources close to him have confirmed this to...

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PM Romeo Marlin clarifies position airport financing

PHILIPSBURG - During the Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday September 11th, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin took the opportunity to clarify the position of the Council of Ministers on the financing of the Airport Reconstruction...

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Republic Bank one step closer to taking over Scotiabank

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) is now one step closer to expanding its reach within the Caribbean region. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has approved the application for the transfer of the assets...

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A News in Review
SMILE pre-event hosted by the Cabinet of the MinPlen SXM

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - On the 10th of September, the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), facilitated a special pre-SMILE lunch event.

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Port St. Maarten Calls on Business Community to Register

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten Management is calling on the business community to sign-up for the 26 th Annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference & Tradeshow, which is taking place from October 21-25 at the Puerto...

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Port St. Maarten delegation Prepares to Travel to Seatrade

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten representatives are preparing to attend Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention in Hamburg, Germany this week, joining more than 5000 stakeholders from the cruising community. Seatrade Europe is the...

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Two arrested and released in Aquamarine investigation

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday September 2, 2019, a member of parliament of Sint Maarten was detained by agents of the Anti-Corruption Taskforce (TBO). He is suspected of accepting bribes, (co)committing official coercion and abusing his position. In...

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USP Leader Frans Richardson released from pretrial detention

PHILIPSBURG:--- PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the USP and Member of Parliament Frans Richardson has been released from pretrial detention today Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 confirmed spokesman for the TBO Roderick Gouverneur. MP Richardson who was ...

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Op-Ed about the merits of recruitment in the selection process for supervisory board member candidates by Hilbert Haar ~ I recently had to have a document certified by the Dutch consulate in Cambodia to prove that I am still alive. Pension funds...

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Screening: a step in the right direction

By Hilbert Haar ~ Is screening candidates for positions on supervisory boards of government-owned companies a good idea? Definitely. In fact, I am almost taken aback by Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin's decision to amend the national decree that...

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Decision to screen supervisory board members commendable

Dear Editor, The decision by the Prime Minister to screen appointed members to the Supervisory Board of Directors of government-owned companies is commendable and should be welcomed by all. In executing this decree the Prime Minister should also...

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