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GEBE's SBOD contest Daniel-appointment - again

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance declared utilities company GEBE on Friday inadmissible in a lawsuit that aimed to force its sole shareholder - Country St. Maarten - to suspend the appointment of Sharine Daniel as Chief Executive...

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Shareholder to continue to address current situation at GEBE

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - NV GEBE and their two (2) remaining members of the Supervisory Board of Directors lost both of the cases they filed against Country Sint Maarten on Friday, September 10th, 2021, the Cabinet of the Ministry of...

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Embezzling notary goes to jail today

WILLEMSTAD - Eighteen months of imprisonment and a 5-year ban on functioning as a public notary. That is the punishment the Court in First Instance handed down on Friday to Johnny Kleinmoedig for stealing around 1.4 million guilders (a bit more...

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Appointment of confidential advisors not forthcoming

PHILIPSBURG - In 2014 the government appointed fourteen confidential advisors for a period of two years. After their tenure ended, no new appointments were made. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs expressed her government's commitment to implement an ...

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COCI wants to dissolve more than 500 companies

PHILIPSBURG - The Chamber of Commerce has announced its proposal to dissolve more than 500 businesses and thereby taking them off their registry. The complete list of affected businesses has been published in the National Gazette of September 3....

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Mr. Wit reappointed as President of the Constitutional Court

PHILIPSBURG - Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday has confirmed the reappointment of Justice Bob Wit as the president of the Constitutional Court in a national decree dated August 19. The decree lists Bob Vermeulen as the Court's newly appointed...

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Central Voting Bureau members sworn in

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, September 3, 2021 the recently appointed new members and substitute members of the Central Voting Bureau were sworn in by His Excellency Governor drs. Eugene B. Holiday at his cabinet. These members and substitute members ...

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Financial situation social security funds is untenable

PHILIPSBURG - The financial situation of St. Maarten's social security funds is untenable, financial supervisor Cft writes in a reaction to the country's second execution report for the year 2021. The deficits at the ZV-fund (healthcare...

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This will certainly be an interesting case with an interesting debate inside and outside the legal profession. Because the judge has basically ruled that the NV GEBE SBOD sued the wrong entity. Not the Government, but is NV GEBE they are supposed to be suing. Hence this third injunction case now. But if the shareholder chose to sit in the driver's seat when it comes to the operation of the company, the shareholder can be directly held responsible for the consequences of their action. Now we see a situation in court where the interim manager will be representing the company NV GEBE in court regarding an issue that he basically agrees with, namely that the proposed CEO should not be hired. The only party that wants that done is the shareholder and the shareholder of NV GEBE is the Government of Sint Maarten, represented by the COM, the Council of Ministers, who the judge ruled is not a party to the issue at hand. Are you still able to keep up? Let's simplify a bit more. A supervisory board of a company now has to sue the management board of the same company about an issue they are both in agreement with. TOTAL SCHIZOPHRENIA! Community News
Dutch side taxi associations join forces to clean up sites

PHILIPSBURG - On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, a group of taxi drivers representing the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association, Airport Taxi Association and Down Town Taxi Association came out to help clean up the Harold Jack lookout point that is...

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Qredits clean up 911 project in Dutch Quarter

DUTCH QUARTER - Representatives of the Qredits organization and several volunteers braved the 90-plus degree weather in an effort to help clean up the Dutch Quarter district. The Qredits organization focused on the emergency homes in the district ...

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Ministry of VROMI Visits Ebenezer Community Space

PHILIPSBURG - Recently, the Minister of Public Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), Egbert J. Doran along with members of the Ebenezer Community Council Foundation, visited the Ebenezer Community Space - one of six...

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson establishes VSS

PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, the Victim Support Sint Maarten Foundation (VSS) was officially established under the leadership of the Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson. The Foundation's board members include Ms. Cassandra...

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Ministry of VROMI finalizes New Building Codes and Norms

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Members of Association of Dutch Municipalities VNG-International handed over final reports of Building Codes and Technical Norms to Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs and Minister Hon. Ardwell Irion, on behalf...

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The Sint Maarten Disaster Management Organization

On August 26th, Disaster Management Coordinator and Fire Chief Clive Richardson, Section Head Disaster Management Paul Martens, and Emergency Support Function (ESF) 9 Governmental Affairs representative Angelique Gumbs made a presentation to...

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Summit event 'Doing business in Sint Maarten' well attended

DEN HAAG/PHILIPSBURG - On June 23, 2021, the Sint Maarten House in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) organized the first virtual Summit event 'Doing business in Sint Maarten'. During this event, RVO...

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New TEATT Minister Promotes Agri-Tourism

Sunday, September 5, recently sworn in Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Roger Lawrence met with the management team of Sint Maarten?s newest five-star luxury boutique hotel ?The Morgan? to...

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SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Despite a slight decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases on the territory of Saint-Martin, the health situation remains tense with 107 new cases of contamination in week 35 (from August 30 to September 5, 2021) and this...

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10 New Positive COVID-19 on Saturday. 31 Recoveries.

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 11th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, thirty-one (31) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred nineteen (219). The total number of...

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Caribbean Wellness Day Sept. 11: 'In it Together!...

Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 11 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health,...

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Flow supports Vaccination Fair with Free Chippie credit

Company collaborates with Ministry of Health to encourage vaccination - Flow & the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor have partnered to encourage vaccinations on St. Maarten in the drive to reach the 85% vaccination goal. The ...

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Traffic Department needs assistance regarding fatal accident

SINT MAARTEN SIMPSON BAY) - On September 05, 2021, between time of 06.15 pm and 06.30 pm a traffic accident had taken place on the Causeway Bridge where a motorcyclist was severely injured and later passed away in the hospital on the French side. ...

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Jeep overturned on the Long wall road

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Wednesday morning, September 8, 2021 at about 10:40 a.m. Central Dispatch received a report of a jeep that overturned on Long Wall Road. At the scene it later emerged that the driver of a beige Suzuki Vitara for...

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117 fines issued by police on 1 day for various infractions

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Police KPSM warns motorists once again that they must have their vehicles in technical working order and have their car registration documents in their vehicle when driving on public roads. In a...

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Another scooter rider struck and injured again

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - A scooter rider suffered a fracture of the right thigh after a collision on Nisbeth road yesterday afternoon, the police said in a statement on Friday. At approximately 06:30 pm on September 09, 2021, Central Dispatch ...

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Frauderende notaris Kleinmoedig krijgt claim van 1.4 miljoen

Willemstad - De Curaçaose notaris Johnny Kleinmoedig moet niet alleen meteen de hem opgelegde gevangenisstraf uitzitten, maar kan ook een claim van het Openbaar Ministerie tegemoet zien voor de door hem verduisterde ruim 1,4 miljoen gulden....

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Bonaire bijt van zich af: Cft is inconsequent

Kralendijk - Het Bestuurscollege van Bonaire verwijt het College financieel toezicht inconsequent te zijn. Het geeft tegenstrijdige adviezen en gaat in zijn mededelingen voorbij aan door het BC verstrekte informatie en gemaakte afspraken. Kritiek ...

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Tip cyberaanval CBCS kwam van Interpol

Vertrouwelijkheid CBCS-gegevens bij wet geregeld ~ Van een onzer verslaggeversWillemstad - Door een waarschuwing afkomstig van Interpol werd de Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) op de hoogte gesteld van een mogelijke cyberaanval op...

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Bericht uit Sint Maarten: "Een les uit het verleden"

In de zondagse estafetterubriek 'Bericht uit...' belichten columnisten uit de Caribische delen van het Koninkrijk bij toerbeurt de kanten van hun eiland waarvan zij vinden dat die de aandacht van alle koninkrijksburgers verdienen. Vandaag komt...

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COLUMN - In het mediazonnetje

Wat bezielt ministers van Curaçao, Aruba en Sint Maarten toch om de aandacht te willen van de media in Nederland? Waarom leggen zij zich er niet bij neer dat deze totaal niet geïnteresseerd zijn in op niets gebaseerde mooiweerpraatjes van...

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26th Anniversary of Luis and fourth anniversary of Irma

Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of dangerous Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic damage to the country on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, when it made landfall. Sunday, September 5th also marks the 26th anniversary of...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Sunday, September 12, 2021 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) September 13, 2021 WEATHER: Tonight through Monday evening: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated...

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SOS: Season of Storms presented to Prime Minister Jacobs

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs received SOS: Season of Storms here on Wednesday from the book's author, Fabian Adekunle Badejo, said his publisher House of Nehesi (HNP). The new poetry collection, presented to Prime...

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ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Recheck supply kits.

The 13-named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Mindy, formed this week in the Gulf of Mexico, which indicates that the season continues as we move through the fourth month of the six-month hurricane season. According to weather...

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Do not give in to cynicism and fatalism: Rutte at 9/11...

Prime minister Mark Rutte has appealed for people not to give in to cynicism and fatalism, even if many Nato ambitions in Afghanistan 'proved impossible'. At an event at the Grote Kerk in The Hague to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow, ...

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Opinie: Unemployment and grit

Newly arrived immigrants in Curaçao rarely seem to be unemployed in Curaçao. Thus, a lack of job opportunities cannot possibly be the cause of unemployment." 'Grit' is a personality trait consisting of perseverance of effort and a passion for a...

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Facemasks on public transport should stay

Caretaker health minister Hugo de Jonge has said facemasks on public transport should not be scrapped because the danger to vulnerable people would be too great. The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) has been briefed to look into the advisability of ...

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