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Invest in monuments

Government should invest in monuments. It is the perfect investment for Country Sint Maarten. Monuments were back front and center in last week's Parliament's meeting when Minister of Culture, Drs. Rodolphe E. Samuel gave a presentation about the ...

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Monument Fund is almost there

PHILIPSBURG - The creation of a Monument Fund is almost completed, Minister Drs. Rodolphe Samuel (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport) told Parliament members last Thursday during a meeting about the state of the monuments in St. Maarten....

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How to preserve our monuments historical heritage

By Achken Roberto Richardson ~ Supposing Government wants to preserve building monuments, then the Country should be the owners of these properties, a policy which I can understand and do support, given the culture, Sint Maarten's families history,..

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MP Emmanuel: A "crying shame" if Pasanggrahan is sold

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel said it would be a "crying shame" if government allows the Pasanggrahan Royal Guest House, a recognized monument, to be sold without even an attempt from government to save it. Emmanuel...

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Answers to questions about BTP will have to wait until 2021

PHILIPSBURG - Monday's Parliament meeting about the financial status of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) produced many questions, but no answers yet because Minister Ludmilla de Weever needs time to prepare them properly. Hence the...

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Emmanuel wants clarity from BTP on telecom quality

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Monday posed several questions concerning the status, current and future outlook of Bureau Telecommunications and Post (BTP) St. Maarten. Speaking during a Central Committee meeting called ...

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An opportunity to shine

By Hilbert Haar ~ The much anticipated meeting of Parliament about the financial status of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) has not yet provided much clarity but especially questions asked by MP Claudius Buncamper indicate that the...

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MP Buncamper questions Minister of VSA on illegal dismissals

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament (MP) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, posed a number of questions to the Minister of labor, Richard Panneflek, in regards to the number of recent...

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TelEm subcontractors working with illegal immigrants

ST. PETER'S - TelEm's Fiber to Home project is a source of contention for local workers. In St. Peters, the hiring of illegal immigrants by contractors led to protests in the neighborhood. Residents who years ago laid the cables for telephone and ...

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MP Buncamper questions TelEm subcontractor with illegals

PHILIPSBURG - On Tuesday, Member of Parliament, (MP) Claudius Buncamper, of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) faction in Parliament, sent a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs addressing the local sub-contractors who were left without...

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Justice workers to their unions: no confidence in minister

Wants Parliament to summon her in for questioning ~ PHILIPSBURG - Justice chain members of the NAPB, ABVO and WICSU/PSU unions informed union Presidents that they have lost all confidence in Justice Minister Anna Richardson and mandated the...

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MP Christophe Emmanuel goes Independent

PHILIPSBURG - It was long in the making, however, Member of Parliament for the National Alliance (NA), Christophe Emmanuel, finally announced his resignation from the NA party today, Friday, December 4, 2020, declaring himself an Independent...

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SXM Daily News December 8, 2020

SXM Daily News December 8, 2020

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"The role of the Ombudsman is misunderstood"

PHILIPSBURG - Statements by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson about the Ombudsman's investigation into the country's parking and towing policy show that "the role of the Ombudsman is misunderstood," Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel said during a...

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Police force intensifying investigation into car theft

PHILIPSBURG - The Police of Sint Maarten (KPSM) has been continuously working towards putting a halt to the increase in car thefts taking place on both sides of the island. A meeting between KPSM and our French counterparts was held last week to...

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Ombudsman: "There is no proper towing policy"

PHILIPSBURG - The government's towing and parking policy is a mess, and in parts nonexistent, and the public prosecutor's office has failed to collect approximately 1.3 million guilders ($758,855) in fines over the years 2015-2019. This appears...

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How do we tackle the issue of trash everywhere on St Maarten

How to deal with litterbugs? ~ What do you do when you see people littering? ~ Many people are seen littering the streets and beaches despite there being bins for the same. Throwing light on this, we interviewed people responsible for throwing...

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Reisadvies voor Curaçao code oranje

Den Haag - Het reisadvies voor Curaçao voor Nederlandse vakantiegangers is vandaag op oranje gegaan. Dit is te zien op de website van de rijksoverheid. De reden die wordt gegeven is dat er een verhoogd risico is door de...

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'Code oranje zal een negatieve impact hebben op Curaçao'

Willemstad - De vandaag door Nederland afgegeven code oranje zal een negatieve impact hebben op de economie van Curaçao. Dat laat minister van Economische Ontwikkeling Steven Martina vandaag weten. Vooral de toeristische sector...

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'Tsunami van annuleringen'

Chata zeer teleurgesteld: Code oranje was niet nodig geweest Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - ,,Er is een ware tsunami van annuleringen op gang gekomen", zegt Hans Slier, voorzitter van de branchevereniging Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism ...

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TUI en KLM blijven vliegen

'Verantwoordelijkheid ligt bij reiziger' Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Ondanks dat Curaçao nu van Nederland code oranje heeft gekregen, blijven TUI en KLM toch vliegen. In principe volgens schema, zegt Rick van der Pluijm, hoofd TUI...

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'Black-out door corona'

Aqualectra kampt met onderbezetting door uitval personeel Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Curaçao kampte gisteren vrijwel de hele dag met een totale 'black-out'. Iets voor 9.00 uur 's ochtends viel de stroom uit en al gauw bleek dat het...

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'Disruptief voor economie'

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - ,,Een black-out is altijd te betreuren vanwege de disruptie die het veroorzaakt in de maatschappij en de economie." Zo reageert Economieminister Steven Martina (MAN) op vragen van het Antilliaans Dagblad.

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REFLECTIES OP 10 JAAR 10-10-10 Het op 10 oktober 2010 tegelijkertijd opheffen van het land Nederlandse Antillen, het stichten van de nieuwe landen Curaçao en Sint Maarten en Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba tot bijzondere gemeenten van...

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St. Maarten now accepting Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests

The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card is the newest rapid antigen test approved for entry to St. Maarten as of Wednesday, December 9th. Travelers to St. Maarten are reminded to complete a mandatory health authorization application via the...

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Three guests for Christmas dinner, and tougher measures...

The coronavirus infection rate in the Netherlands does not allow any relaxation in social distancing rules, and that means no more than three guests over the age of 13 for Christmas dinner, prime minister Mark Rutte told reporters at Tuesday...

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Rising Covid cases will hit Christmas plan

It now seems unlikely that the government will extend the Christmas school holidays by a week in an effort to get coronavirus under control, officials have told Dutch media following talks between the cabinet and virus experts.

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Many nurses uneasy about Covid vaccine

One third of the members of nursing union Nu'91 say they will not accept being vaccinated against coronavirus, according to a new poll. In total, 3,300 out of 30,000 union members took part in the survey, which highlights the different attitudes...

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Coronavirus cases increased by 27% in first week of December

The first week of December brought an 'worrying rise' of 27% in the number of coronavirus cases, the public health agency has said. In the seven days to Tuesday 43,103 positive tests were recorded, compared to 33,949 the week before.

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