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Knops signs Agreeent with Government in Bonaire

Kralendijk - This afternoon, the Government Agreement between The Hague and Bonaire was signed by State Secretary Raymond Knops on behalf of The Netherlands and the Island Governor, Edison Rijna, on behalf of Bonaire. The signing of the...

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Dear Reader

While police in Aruba are presently investigating a possible murder on the cruise ship Royal Princess where the ship's security footage apparently captured the moment in which a man had pushed a woman over the railing, authorities in St. Maarten rule out foul play in the recent incident of a woman falling from a building.

The Public Prosecutor has ruled out any suspicion of foul play in the case where seemingly a woman jumped or fell from a seventh story building in the Cupecoy area two weeks ago. Earlier in a report it was suggested that the woman was apparently pushed off the building and fell to the ground. After the fall the woman had to be transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center for treatment before she was sent off island for further treatment. The Public Prosecutor is said to have closed the investigation since there has been no suspicion of foul play.

We now go over to the order of the day as Parliament will be holding an urgent meeting regarding the dump today at 2pm this afternoon.

In the meantime, we hope our newsletter will be both newsworthy and informative.

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Satirical Cartoon: "Sarah 'Thanos' Wescot-Williams"

Sarah Wescot-Williams as the All-Powerful Chairlady of Parliament while the late Stan Lee who passed away on Friday, November 9th, 2018, makes a cameo appearance as the Third Vice President of Parliament.

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SZV Supervisory Board Members on SZV paid sick leave?

On Nov. 9, 2018, the VSA Minister Emil Lee along with SZV Director Glen Carty presented to MPs the current financial status of SZV and the revenue losses post-hurricane Irma and Maria. Absent were the members of the board. What happened to them?

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A Special Report
Academy school board gets most of the blame for dispute...

PHILIPSBURG - The situation at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE (Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education) remains volatile now that the board led by former Justice Minister Roland Duncan has refused to remove principal Lavern Nelson from her...

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FAVE board has to pay big for wrongful dismissal court case

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) has to pay 94,000 guilders gross ($52,514) to guidance counselor and job training coordinator Zeynep Sabahoglu for firing her without a valid reason. The board ...

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The responsibility of school boards

By Hilbert Haar ~ The case of the dismissed guidance counselor by the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) shows once more how irresponsible the board members of such organizations are when it comes to their responsibilities.

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Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22, 2018

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No scheduled meeting with Van Putten and State Secretary

PHILIPSBURG/ST. EUSTATIUS-The visit of the Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops is not expected to include a meet with the Leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten during his visit this weekend for the Statia Day ...

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Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD ~ One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled "Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden" for Mr. Bijnsdorp's Dutch class. Though I hated the class (not because of the teacher, but because I hated writing essays in Dutch)...

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Government Agreement Signed in Bonaire Today

This afternoon, the Government Agreement between The Hague and Bonaire was signed by State Secretary Raymond Knops on behalf of The Netherlands and the Island Governor, Edison Rijna, on behalf of Bonaire. The signing of the...

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Six men arrested for human trafficking and smuggling ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Five men, all nationals from India and one man from the French side were arrested by police in Philipsburg in the vicinity of former Suki Supermarket on Tuesday November 13 th at approximately 6.45 p.m.

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17-Year old Teen arrested for fighting in public

PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday November 14 th a youngster with initials D.A.H. (17) was arrested by Detectives from the Youth and Morals Department in connection with a fight which on Saturday November 9 th at approximately 8.15 p.m. on Back Street...

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Second Lifeless Body found at Lucas Bay in Oyster Pond

MARIGOT -- Gendarmes are busy pulling out another dead body at Lucas Bay Oyster Pond. Colonel Sebastien Monzoni confirmed that a second body has been found and law enforcement officers are busy retrieving the corps. He said the body is that of a male

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Lifeless Body pulled from beach enroute to Oyster Pond

Oyster Pond:--- A video circulating on Social Media shows Gendarmes pulling a lifeless body out of the sea. The male seems to have drowned. Colonel Sebastien Manzoni confirmed that the body was found in the sea on the way to Oyster Pond.

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Police investigating possible murder on Royal Princess

ORANJESTAD - Police in Aruba is investigating a fatal incident that occurred onboard the Royal Princess while the cruise ship was sailing from Willemstad to Oranjestad. According to reports by Cruise Law News a female passenger was pushed or fell ...

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Four men found dead in possible drugs-related killing

Four men have been found dead in a commercial property in Enschede which, according to chamber of commerce information, was home to a company selling equipment for growing marijuana. Police said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that...

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Nature Foundation Organizes a Second Reduce and Reuse...

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature foundation will organize a second Reduce and Reuse night, as due to heavy rainfall previous Reduce and Reuse night attendance was limited. Therefore, everyone has another option to learn about the harmful...

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Are You Reddi (Ready)? Aruba's 65th Carnival 2019

PHILIPSBURG - The Chuchubi Foundation is doing it again! The Chuchubi Foundation in collaboration with Winair has organized a DIRECT charter flight from St. Maarten to Aruba for Aruba's 65 th Carnival Celebration under the theme Chuchubi is alive ...

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The Separation of Powers to be profiled by Council of Advice

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In an effort to increase awareness and understanding of good governance as well as stimulate the discussion amongst our population in the hope of promoting active citizenry, the Council of Advice extends an invitation ...

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Traffic diversion in Dutch Quarter. Motorists advised to ...

SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH QUARTER) - In connection with the ongoing road works presently taking place in Dutch Quarter (Lower Princess Quarter), road closures and traffic diversions are taking place, the police announced on Monday. The section of A. Th.

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Four Sint Maarten NGOs make it to 'Apples of Orange'...

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Every year the Oranje Fonds, from the Netherlands, hosts the 'Appeltjes van Oranje' (Apples of Orange) award, all highlighting NGO-work and accomplishments, mainly work that is focussed on connecting people and ensuring...

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VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson attended GeoSpatial Forum

Ministry to develop national spatial data infrastructure plan for St. Maarten ~ POND ISLAND - Last week, VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson, along with his Secretary General Louis Brown, attended the Latin America GeoSpatial Forum in Mexico City. The ...

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Urgent Parliament Meeting regarding the Dump

Urgent Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding the Dump fumes and the health hazards this carries PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent plenary public at 2pm today, Thursday, November 15, 2018,..

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten inducted RBC's Country Manager, Cheryl Pantophlet, on November 7, 2018 at its regular meeting. Mrs. Pantophlet has resided on Sint Maarten since 1987. President of the Rotary Club of...

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Leo Club hosts talent show for Sister Basilia Center Clients

SINT MAARTEN (ST. JOHN'S ESTATE) - The St. Maarten Alpha Leo Club hosted their Annual talent show with the clients of the Sister Basilia Center on Friday November 2nd at the St. Maarten home, the Alpha Leo Club said on Wednesday. "Clients as well ...

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten Lions Club members are fervently preparing for their fundraiser "Annual Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo...

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Schedule interruption InselAir flights from Nov. 14 to 16th

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Passengers Traveling 14-16 November 2018, unfortunately, InselAir has been forced to cancel flights between Wednesday, November 14th until Friday, November 16th due to aircraft maintenance, InselAir announced in a statement ...

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Winair receives 4th aircraft

Philipsburg – WINAIR has received a 4th Twin Otter Aircraft for the upcoming 2018/19 season. With several airline recommencing service to St. Maarten, there will be increased demand for flights to and from our hub at P.J.I.A.E. in St. Maarten.

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SXM Airport #2 most popular private jet destination

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The website recently announced its Top 10 Airports. The section is called, 'The Caribbean By Private Jet: The Top 10 Airports.' SXM Airport came out as #2 most popular private jet destination....

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Takeover candidate InselAir suffers from growth scares

WILLEMSTAD, PROVIDENCIALES - The intended acquisition candidate of InselAir, the inter-Caribbean Airways based on Turks and Caicos, is struggling with considerable growth scares and therefore also with a sub-optimal flight operation. This is...

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Team APS at 31 St Maarten's Day Around the Island Relay Race

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 14 November, 2018 - The Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) was represented at the 31st Annual St. Maarten's Day Around the Island Relay Race. Team APS has participated for 3 consecutive years. APS encourages...

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SMMAF held their third martial arts competition on Nov. 10

St. Maarten Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) held their third martial arts competition on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at MPC Gym in St. Peters. The event showcased two martial art for adults and...

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Internal investigation at Curaçao Refinery; Director on ...

WILLEMSTAD - The Supervisory Board (RvC) of the Refineria di Kòrsou N.V. (RdK), or Curaçao Refinery requested the statutory director of this company, Mr van Kwartel and two other employees, on November 14 to take a mandatory leave of absence. The ...

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MP asks about Pedowatch after incident with one year old ...

WILLEMSTAD - The political party MAN wants the Pedowatch to be introduced on Curaçao. The reason is the abuse in a shop in Buena Vista last week. Member of Parliament for MAN, Elsa Rozendaal wants to know what the status is of such the so-called...

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Natural death German tourist at Campo brothel

WILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday an autopsy was performed on the body of a German tourist who died last weekend at the Campo Alegre brothel. The autopsy by the pathologist has shown that the man died due to natural circumstances. He had heart problems....

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Parliamentary debate on expanding electoral law

WILLEMSTAD - Can foreigners who have lived in Curaçao for over 10 years vote for the parliamentary elections? They can if it is up to the opposition party MFK. Parliament is debating this for the first time today. The Constitution must, in any...

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SMOC: The distribution of money within the RdK N.V.

WILLEMSTAD - RdK N.V. (Refineria di Korsou N.V.) collects the meager rent of the Isla. A meager rent because for the maintenance of the refinery and the more environmentally friendly operation - an objective of RdK N.V.- which requires a lot of...

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IMF: Weak growth, vulnerabilities persist in Curacao and SXM

WILLEMSTAD, PHILIPSBURG - Weak growth and underlying structural vulnerabilities persist in both Curaçao and St. Maarten, magnified further by large negative external shocks, including spill-overs from one of Curaçao's largest trading partners and ...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean supports utility development as the...

As one of the Lead Arrangers in ANG 375 million financing to Aqualectra WILLEMSTAD - The production and distribution of reliable and affordable electricity and water is the backbone for improving the lives in our Caribbean communities and growing ...

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Three million Venezuelans have already left their country

CARACAS - Since 2015, three million Venezuelans have fled from the economic and political crisis in their country. That is what the United Nations (UN) says. Neighboring country Colombia received by far the most Venezuelans: one million. Peru...

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The number of Venezuelan women on boats is decreasing

WILLEMSTAD - The number of women intercepted on boats from Venezuela is decreasing. That is what the Public Prosecution Service (OM) says. The OM is currently conducting an active discouragement policy in Venezuela and in Curaçao. A special...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) November 15, 2018 ...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... Tonight through Thursday evening: Partly...

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TelEm Group getting all 'Wacky' for Nov 23 Blowout Promotion

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group's Marketing & Sales team are getting all "Wacky" again with plans to turn St. Maarten's annual Black Friday sales into a "Wacky Telco Friday" bonanza for customers and friends.

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SZV notice: Pension survey closed this afternoon (Tuesday)

PHILIPSBURG - November 13th: Due to heavy rainfall the pension survey location in Hope Estate will be closed this afternoon. Weather permitting, the s...

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Nominations underway for COCI Board. Deadline Nov. 14

PHILIPSBURG - Three positions on the Board will become vacant as of January 1st, 2019 and these positions will be filled by three (3) candidates chose...

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NAGICO launches the Hurricane Xtra Policy

PHILIPSBURG (Monday, July 23, 2018) - Today, NAGICO Insurances unveiled a new insurance product called the NAGICO Hurricane Xtra Policy. It's designed as a supplemental coverage to insure uncovered expenses that may arise following a hurricane as ...

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Library Closed Monday November 19 between 10am-12pm

Staff will be attending an awareness workshop from 10.00am to 12.00pm. PJL apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and will continue services as usual on Monday from 12.00pm to 5.00pm.

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CPS invites health care providers to register for AMR...

SINT MAARTEN - (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) - Health care providers are being asked to register to attend the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Information Session. The information session will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 6.45pm at the Vineyard Office...

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Review LuminAID Packlite Max, a Solar Powered Phone Charger

ST. JOHN'S ESTATE - The Wizards, specializing in computer repairs and onsite services, is now the official reseller for an environmentally-friendly product that has a very unusual feature: A solar powered LED lantern that is a phone charger as...

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CPS: Advises persons at risk to get their flu vaccine

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) - It's that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more predominant. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and...

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CARILEC & InCarib Announce a New Partnership

SINT MAARTEN/ST. LUCIA - The Caribbean Electric Utilities Corporation (CARILEC) and announce a new partnership to ensure improved access to infrastructure suppliers across the region for sustainable energy development and disaster...

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Islamic Bank to open regional office in Suriname ...

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Turks and Caicos police sign historic partnership with MBPD

MIAMI, USA - During the week of November 5, 2018, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) commissioner of police, James Smith, travelled to Miami to meet fellow Chief of Police Daniel Oats of the Miami Beach Police Department, following months of...

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CDB champions call for more resilient energy sector ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Dr James Fletcher, the former minister of sustainable development of Saint Lucia and the ministerial chair of the Caribbean's negotiating team for the Paris Agreement on climate change, told an international conference...

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Elected mayors a step closer as key senate vote likely...

The senate - the upper house of the Dutch parliament - is set to vote in favour of plans to remove the way mayors are named from the constitution, a measure which clears the way for the introduction of elected mayors.

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Job vacancies reach new record as unemployment continues ...

The number of job vacancies in the Netherlands reached 262,000 at the end of September, a new record high, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday. With unemployment shrinking to 3.8%, there is now one vacancy for every 1.3 workers - ...

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VVD support drops in new poll of polls, PVV and Labour...

Support for the ruling right-wing liberal VVD has dropped in the latest poll of polls but has gone up for the anti-Islam PVV and the Labour party. The poll of polls, an amalgam of six separate opinion polls, puts support for the VVD at between 24 ...

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Government gets tough on human trafficking

The government's new strategy for tackling human trafficking includes making it easier for foreign victims to get a residency permit, putting more money into investigations and providing better information for the hotel and holiday park industry...

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Anti Piet campaigners lose case to ban 'racist elements'

Anti-Zwarte Piet campaigners have lost their attempt to have 'all racist characteristics' removed from the character's appearance at Saturday's Sinterklaas parade in Zaandijk, north of Amsterdam. A group calling itself the Majority Perspective...

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