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Government still struggles with conditions for liquidity aid

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten has a fundamental difference of opinion with financial supervisor Cft about the conditions attached to the second tranche of liquidity support, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion said during last week's online Council of...

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COVID-19 has now risen to 253 confirmed active cases

PHILIPSBURG - As of August 25th St. Maarten has confirmed ten new cases of persons (10) who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of positive cases now stand at 418. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention...

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Postal Services St. Maarten informs of its first COVID case

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The management of the Postal Services Sint Maarten (PSS N.V.) was informed earlier this morning Tuesday, August 25, 2020, that one (1) employee has been tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is currently...

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Urgent changes to the Rules of Order need to be discussed

MP S.A. Wescot-Williams requests a meeting of Faction Leaders to discuss urgent changes to the Rules of Order to better serve the people in these unprecedented times ~ Philipsburg, St. Maarten, August 25, 2020 - "It would appear that in the past...

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Police investigating several robberies that took place...

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The Sint Maarten Police Force was kept busy yesterday, August 24th, 2020 with an armed robbery of an individual in the Cay Hill area as well as an attempted robbery on a lottery booth on the L.B Scott Road.

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Two separate arrests made in connection with suspicion...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The KSPM police patrol was directed to the Bush Road area on Tuesday evening, August 24th, 2020 for what the dispatchers described as a suspected vehicle that had been reported stolen which was spotted. While...

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Man arrested for his involvement in drug smuggling

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - In an ongoing investigation into drugs smuggling via the Princess Juliana International Airport PJIA) and the Harbor, the Alpha Team arrested a man with the initials G.D. on Monday August 17 th, 2020.

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The deadline to collect confiscated vehicles has now passed

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Police Force has officially closed the period for persons to collect previously confiscated vehicles and scooters. The vehicles and scooters have been parked at the Philipsburg station for some time...

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Man arrested for ill-treatment one-month later

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - On Tuesday morning August 25th, 2020 around 9:00 am, the personnel of the detective department arrested a man with the initials D.C.M.J. in the area of Cay Hill. An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect in connection ...

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Dutch Covid patient gets coronavirus again

The Netherlands has one case of a coronavirus patient being infected for a second time, virologist Marion Koopmans has told broadcaster NOS, following news of a case of re-infection in Hong Kong. The Dutch patient was elderly with a poor immune...

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Hong Kong man 'first case' documented of getting C19 twice

A 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong had coronavirus infections twice this year, according to preliminary research.

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From Lockdown to Police State: The "Great Reset" Rolls Out

Mayhem in Melbourne On August 2, lockdown measures were implemented in Melbourne, Australia, that were so draconian that Australian news commentator Alan Jones said on Sky News: "People are entitled to think there is an 'agenda to destroy western ...

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Overheid blijft doorgaan met illegale afvalpraktijken

ORANJESTAD - Uit het vonnis van de zaak van omwonende Anouk Balentina tegen de overheid om de overlast van vuilstorten Parkietenbos en Ser'i Teishi en de nieuwe verbrandingsoven aan te pakken, blijkt dat de Arubaanse overheid illegaal bezig...

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Premier Aruba: Nederland is onze enige kans

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Aruba heeft dit jaar nog 682,4 miljoen florin nodig om het hoofd boven water te houden. ,,Onze enige kans is om dit geld te lenen van Nederland", zei minister-president Evelyn Wever-Croes tijdens een digitale...

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New 'Resources 4 Community Resilience' project ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - R4CR is a recently signed project, financed under the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund (SX...

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Nature Foundation Alarmed about the Deterioration of Reefs

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation St. Maarten is very concerned about the state of the local coral reefs, which is one of the most important ecosystems for St. Maarten; as it is providing coastline protection from storms, delivering ...

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First Junior Ranger Program with Local Student Participants

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation St. Maarten selected five local students to participate in their first Junior Ranger Year Program with support of the 'Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Caribisch gebied', Yacht Club Port de Plaisance, the ...

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Busy Day at FDR Airport

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- The FDR Airport of St. Eustatius saw a busy morning today, with the presence of 2 EZ Air Beechcraft 1900s as wel as the PJ-SAB 'Britten-Norman Islander' plane of SXM Airways. While EZ Air transported ZVK...

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RIVM reports sharp drop in new Covid-19 infections, but...

The number of positive coronavirus tests in the past seven days fell by 425 to 3,588 compared with the previous week, the public health institute RIVM said on Tuesday. The number of tests was up, at over 140,000, taking the positive rate down...

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Jobless rate will take five years to recover

It will take five years for the Dutch unemployment rate to return to 'normal' levels, even if a coronavirus vaccine is in widespread use by next year, the government's macro-economic forecasting agency CPB said on Tuesday.

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Payroll agency told it can't get paid twice

A staffing agency which claimed government help to pay workers and then charged its clients the full rate has been told by a court in Arnhem that it is being unreasonable and must stop doing so.

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