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Incoming MPs must take case to court

The Credentials Crisis - How to solve the newest Constitutional Crisis in St. Maarten ~ by Terrance Rey - The only solution for the incoming members of Parliament, Tamara Leonard and Claude "Chacho" Peterson, is to take the case to court and...

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Dear Reader

This week we successfully published two newspapers for One on Monday, June 25th, and the second on Thursday, June 28th.

The first was the 0-edition of the newspaper version of This trial version was the culmination of a life-long ambition of mines to get into the newspaper business.

To that end, I would like to thank Mr. Richard F. Gibson, Sr., for giving me the opportunity to manage the Today newspaper company and publishing the Today newspaper for almost a year before hurricane Irma saw it fit to destroy the home of the newspaper editorial, graphics, layout and sales departments, including the building that housed the printing machinery.

Out of the demise of the Today newspaper rose the internet-based version of The latter made possible by the invaluable writing contributions of Hilbert Haar, a man who has the amazing ability to produce endless streams of news articles, editorials and opinion pieces on an almost daily basis and who has the uncanny ability to write on demand, an ability I gratefully made use of over the past nine months that he was reporting and writing for To him I dedicate this first edition. A true dedication because, except for his encore opinion piece, he had absolutely no hand in the production of this newspaper.

Finally, I would like to thank The Daily Herald for printing the newspapers and special thanks to the graphics and layout designer, Fredrena Pemberton, for helping produce and publishing this first edition of St. Maarten News dot com.

There are many more people I wish to thank - you know who you are - but the space here in the publisher's note section is limited. Thank you nonetheless.

For the time being, you can download the digital version of our first newspaper online by clicking here...

Thank you for reading our newspaper and do enjoy reading this week's recap via our email newsletter.

Terrance Rey
The Publisher

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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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Carrefour Market looking to bounce back in 60 days

Read the full news report inside with an official statement from co-owner and general manager of Carrefour Market, Mr. Anil Sabnani. ... Some articles are restricted exclusively for our registered members and paying subscribers. Please login here ...

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Police impress public with live reporting of Carrefour fire

PHILIPSBURG - According to a police report issued by the office of Police Spokesman, Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson, on the morning of Thursday, June 21, at approximately 7:35 a.m. the first call came into the emergency dispatch center via 911...

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Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin leads new Government...

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday June 25th, the new Council of Ministers lead by Prime Minister Leona Romeo - Marlin were sworn in by the His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday marking the start the new governing period 2018 -2022. Prime Minister...

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Speech Appointment and Swearing in ceremony new Cabinet...

SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES TO REBUILD A SUSTAINABLE SINT MAARTEN REMARKS AT THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY OF THE NEW GOVERNMNET by His Excellency drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor of Sint Maarten Chairperson of Parliament, Members of Parliament...

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Government Formed: Amidst the threat of obstruction

By Political Analyst, Julio R. Romney ~ As a scholar of Comparative Government & Politics and political analyst the intent here is to merely ask the tough and intriguing political questions and highlight potential political anomalies and let you...

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It's not the winning that counts

by Chris Morvan You can tell when the World Cup is on because suddenly the world goes Brazilian. People who you know for a fact have never been within 1,000 miles of Rio de Janeiro have got that distinctive flag flying from their car. And why do...

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Self-insurance as a financial planning option

We wrote an article inspired by the debate about the payout and settlement policies of insurance companies on St. Maarten in the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Should Self-Insurance now be an option worth considering for those who have the resources?

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NL working visit police chiefs of St Maarten and ABC islands

Last week the Board of Police Chiefs, consisting of the police chiefs of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the BES islands, was on a working visit in the Netherlands. The visit of the police chiefs also included a visit to the Royal Marechaussee...

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Missing teenage girl

On Tuesday June 26th a missing person report was filed with the police department by Guicindy Glasgow, the guardian of 17 years old Majandra Shanae Danica Duzong also known as Danica. According to her guardian Danica is mentally challenged and...

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Public Prosecutor's Office and the Joint Court of Justice...

The Public Prosecutor's Office Sint Maarten and the Joint Court of Justice on Sint Maarten on Monday, June 25th, 2018, made a start with the digitalizing of criminal proceedings. Incoming files will be scanned and processed digitally. The...

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Minister Johnson Statement regarding Qredits

On Tuesday we read the headline in the daily paper, "Qredits discontinues soft-loan programme." The information in the newspaper was based on a press release that was issued by Qredits in the Netherlands. I was sworn in as Minister of TEATT the...

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Minister Johnson on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Day

POND ISLAND - Sint Maarten - Last year on 27 June, the international community celebrated for the first time the Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. These are enterprises, which generally employ fewer than 250 persons based on...

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Inspectorate TEATT requests businesses to display documents

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Inspectorate of TEATT (Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications) is requesting all businesses to have their documents on display as required by law in the event of an inspection. ...

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Minister of Justice Message on World Day Against Drugs

POND ISLAND - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 marks International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The theme for 2018 is: 'Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.' Minister of...

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Education Minister Congratulates Oranje School Graduates

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honorable Whycliffe Smith celebrated the success of the Oranje School's Graduating Class of 2018 at their school leaving exercise held at the Dutch Quarter Community Centre on Thursday, June...

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Sint Maarten represented at UNDP Crisis Preparedness

PHILIPSBURG - On June 13th, Rodney Richardson, Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin, represented Sint Maarten at the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Crisis Preparedness and Resilience Workshop in Barbados. The objective ...

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Grand Opening July 4th, 2018. Check out the scheduled line up of new movies.

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Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 in Cole Bay

COLE BAY - Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 at Cole Bay, St. Maarten Caribbean Cinemas announced the re-opening of the Cole Bay cinema complex in St. Maarten, which was closed for 10 months due to the damages caused by Hurricanes...

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VIDEO: Car on fire in Philipsburg

Car on fire in Philipsburg - Monday, June 25, 2018 - The owner reported that the fire started in the dashboard of his car and after he jumped out of the car to safety, the car burst into flames, as can be seen in this video on our Facebook page.

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TelEm Group closed Thursday afternoon due to passing Jr Lake

TelEm Group colleagues on Thursday mourned the sudden passing of beloved colleague, in the Finance & Accounting Department, Mr. Junior Lake (right) pictured here with his characteristic smile. Pond Island - Emotions ran high amongst TelEm Group...

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Travel Planners continues to show confidence in Teen Times

The company on Thursday donated two travel vouchers that will go towards the to-be-crowned Prom King and Queen at Teen Times' upcoming Prom Night. The event will be the 21st annual Prom which has grown into one of the most anticipated end of the...

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Information meeting for the Educational Sector on SDGs

Great Bay - St. Maarten - On June 21th, members of school boards, school managers and academia, have visited a presentation given by the department of the Interior and Kingdom Relation, BAK, on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its...

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Teen Times reminds Heyliger of his promise for Arts Center

With the news that the old Government Administration Building is to be torn down, the crew of Teen Times jumped at the opportunity to remind MP Theo Heyliger of his promise to St. Maarten's youth and young artists in 2014 to construct a...

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On Friday June 24, 2018, members of the Sint Maarten Lions Club were on hand to donate a cheque for US$ 2,500 to a young Charlotte Brookson student Mr. Jeremiah David. About 1 month ago Mrs. Claudette Forsythe - Labega, the director of CBA,...

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Registration Now Open for EXPO section at #SPORTSMATTER...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Institute (NSI) is happy to announce to all Sport, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Businesses on the island that the...

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Sarah tells LU graduates to use Irma experience to...

Twenty four high school seniors of Learning Unlimited (LU) graduated on Thursday, June 21 and, including securing scholarships at prestigious colleges and universities the world over, will also forever be known as the class that had to persevere...

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Bird Festival Inspires Youth Across the Caribbean

"We're so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!" Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean....

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Great Turnout for the Shark Week Rum Tasting Event ...

The Nature Foundation organized an excellent Shark Week Rum Tasting Event at Buccaneer Beach Bar last week with about a hundred people joined the Shark Week event. The Shark Week Rum Tasting was sponsored by Buccaneer Beach Bar and Bacardi Rum...

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Great Bay - St. Maarten - The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. The United Nations' (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and...

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Coach Jami Eloi earns Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

PHILIPSBURG - Renzo Gracie St Maarten (SXM BJJ) Coach Jami Eloi was promoted to the rank of purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Wednesday June 20th by Head Instructor Melissa Bardfield. 20-year-old Jami Eloi is an assistant coach to both the...

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Dutch State Secretary Visits the SMMC

On Wednesday, June 27th, the St. Maarten Medical Center received a visit from the State Secretary of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, Mr. Paul Blokhuis. Mr. Blokhuis and his team of representatives met with the Management Team...

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CPS Men's Health 2018: Living a healthier life and more...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The lack of physical activity is seen as a health threat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around the world, not enough people are active; one in four adults and four out of five adolescents are ...

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CPS: Get vaccinated against measles and rubella ...

GREAT BAY - Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is calling on those who plan to travel to the 2018 FIFA World Cup during the next four weeks to ensure that the are up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the...

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Secretary of State Knops rewards Saba with more independence

THE HAGUE - While the Netherlands is taking over the management of St. Eustatius, the Saba authorities will gain more independence in the near future, state secretary Raymond Knops of Kingdom Relations declares. The government praises the local...

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Statians Need at Least $1,070 per month to Survive;...

The Hague- The report about the level of subsistence on the BES-islands has, after many delays, finally been made public. The study, executed by Regioplan, looked into the amounts that inhabitants of the islands need, in order to survive. The ...

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Substantial improvements for residents of BES islands

Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba need to get better. The costs of basic expenses such as rent, food and drink are high now for many people, in relation to their income. That is why the government is taking concrete measures to...

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InselAir Hopes to Rebuild Network With Leased Conviasa Jet

Willemstad- The embattled Curaçaon airline InselAir will be deploying an Embraer E190 Jet on the route to Sint Maarten and Paramaribo, leased from the Venezoalan state-owned airline Conviasa. This was made public by the carrier today. The...

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Blokhuis: 1 Million Dollars for Battle Against Health Issues

The Bottom, Saba- State Secretary Paul Blokhuis had quite some good news to share in a press conference he held during his visit to Saba. The island will receive 150.000 dollars for public health care issues, and an additional 120.000 euros...

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Port St. Maarten Cargo records double-digit growth in...

PORT ST. MAARTEN - In the post-Irma era, cargo operations at Port St. Maarten have been showing double-digit figures - close to 20 per cent increase in imports double digit increase in trans-shipment - in 2018 in comparison to the first quarter...

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Windstar Cruises to Homeport as of December 1st

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Port St. Maarten Senior Management and staff met with Windstar Cruises Executive Sander Groothuis at the Cruise Terminal Building recently to assess the current situation on the Island in preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019...

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Bonaire Culinary Team brings home 7 medals

Competing with other national culinary teams from the Caribbean islands in the "Taste of the Caribbean 2018 in Miami" the Bonaire Culinary Team takes home no less than 7 medals, including the title for Best Rum Cocktail and the "Tony Mack...

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Former President Central Bank to appear before the judge

WILLEMSTAD - Former bank president Emsley Tromp is again before the judge today, it is a pre-trial session. Earlier, Tromp was acquitted of deliberate million fraud. But the Public Prosecution (OM) appealed and thinks that Tromp did indeed...

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Government places the economic cart before the horse

You know there's something terribly wrong when your country starts facing the real possibility of capital flight. This is a process that usually takes place quietly as people export their savings to foreign countries. It wouldn't surprise me that ...

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Pence: Crisis in Venezuela threat to US, regional security

WASHINGTON - The crisis in Venezuela poses a threat to the security of the United States and countries in the region, US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters Thursday, and "the US will not stand idly by while Venezuela collapses." The Vice...

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Antigua and Barbuda Confronts US at WTO Over Gaming Dispute

GENEVA, Switzerland, Friday June 22, 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda is losing hope that "a sense of justice and fairness would prevail" in its 15-year dispute with the United States. And now it may ask the Director-General of the World Trade...

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Masses of Seaweed Assaulting Caribbean Islands

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday June 26, 2018 - In retrospect, 2011 was just the first wave. That year, massive rafts of Sargassum-a brown seaweed that lives in the open ocean-washed up on beaches across the Caribbean, trapping sea turtles and...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

DATE ISSUED: Friday June 29, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) June 30, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Saturday evening: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy. Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F...

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Parliament decides to look into its own rules on integrity

A Dutch parliamentary working party is to look into the way integrity issues are dealt with by MPs, following the publication of a critical report by the Council of Europe's anti-corruption body Greco.

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Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte on EU migration deal

European leaders have reached an agreement on dealing with the flow of African migrants after a marathon 10 hour meeting in Brussels, and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says the deal is 'good news'. Details of the agreement are still sketchy but ...

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Dutch refugee groups disappointed in EU migration deal

Refugee organisation Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland said on Friday it is disappointed with the results of the EU summit in Brussels, at which leaders discussed ways to solve the issue of African migration. 'It is extremely disappointing that the EU...

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Police investigate after van drives into Telegraaf building

Police in Amsterdam are investigating what appears to be an attack on the Telegraaf newspaper after a van drove into the building at around 4am and then burst into flames. No-one was injured in the attack, although the damage to f ront entrance...

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Video: Telegraaf releases security camera footage of attack

The Telegraaf newspaper has released security camera footage of Tuesday morning's attack on the company's editorial offices near Sloterdijk station in Amsterdam. The footage shows the white van making two attempts to plough into the building...

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