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Take the survey: Online Shopping, is St. Maarten ready?

PHILIPSBURG - On behalf of one of our local business partners, we are asking our readers to take the following online survey to determine the interest in 'Online Shopping' on St. Maarten. Survey: The...

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NEW: AirSXM to launch Shared Charters between ABC-islands

NEW: AirStMaarten to launch Shared Charters between the ABC-islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Prices start from $359 US Dollars per seat. For reservations submit a booking request online at:

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PPS: November Madness Month further explained
The whole month of November 2020 will be November Madness Month as we have a "November Madness Banner Advertising Sale" on our website.
All banners on the Homepage, on the Article Page and on the Archive Page are up for grabs. All banner 35 spots must go for the November Madness. You can bid as low as $10 dollars for a banner spot. Email us your bids and your banners and these will be immediately published once payment is received.

The whole month of November is November Madness Month because we have St. Maarten Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is going to be one mad, crazy, wacky month with all kinds of banners on the website. It's first come, first served. Only 35 banners spots available in total. This special offer last for the whole month of November 2020. Start your bid at $10. MHF Dossier
Eileen Healy: "Not enough money for mental health care..."

PHILIPSBURG - The 2020 budget for the Mental Health Foundation from SZV is Naf 5,455,424. During the meeting with Parliament on Monday morning, November 17, former interim director of MHF Eileen Healy stated the budget was 4 million guilders. "It ...

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What's on the Menu Today?

Whatsapp us via +1-721-588-0800 to get the latest menus from our selection of daily chefs and caterers delivering delicious dishes of food to your door. Here is our pick for today: KREATIVE JUICES CATERING ▪︎*▪︎ Lunch for Delivery Monday, Nov 16.

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Mismanagement at MHF continues

CAY HILL - During a presentation in Parliament on Monday, November 17, 2020, Dr. Kitty Pelswijk described how psychiatric care in St. Maarten is rather uncertain. "One psychiatrist is currently at home and I am the only other psychiatrist. If I...

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Worrisome trend in mental health issues

PHILIPSBURG - Monday's meeting of the parliamentary committee for Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor about mental health did not pay a lot of attention to the relationship between the Mental Health Foundation and Fredericka Ford's company...

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Interviews & Election News
Jorien Wuite: with a bold move on her way to Second Chamber

PHILIPSBURG - Earlier this year, former Minister Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite became a member of the Dutch political party D66. Now she is the number 19 (out of 65) on the party's so-called advice-list of candidates for the parliamentary...

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Political party programs for the 2021 elections in Holland

Parties that have published their election programme indicated that they want more manoeuvring space for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, but also more attention for the social minimum and poverty eradication. "We set a social minimum that...

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Slachtoffer van auto-ongeluk SXM krijgt eindelijk erkenning

PHILIPSBURG/ARNHEM - Meer dan een jaar na dato krijgt Patricia Lynch naar eigen zeggen eindelijk erkenning: de Nederlandse marinier die haar in de nacht van 4 mei 2019 meesleepte in een auto-ongeluk op Sint-Maarten, krijgt drie maanden militaire...

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UTS: prepaid bellen is verliesgevend

Willemstad - Prepaid bellen is verliesgevend. Dat zegt UTS in een rechtszaak over behoud van het beltegoed. Klanten van UTS eisten gisteren in kort geding dat hun beltegoed niet eerder wordt afgepakt, dan de gebruikelijke...

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Rechter kan UTS nog niet aanpakken om inkorten beltegoed

Redactie 103 0 Willemstad - UTS mag zelf bepalen hoe lang beltegoed geldig blijft. Althans, individuele klanten kunnen dat niet aanvechten bij de rechter. Dat is de uitkomst in kortgeding van één zo'n klant. Alleen partijen die...

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Seven (7) cruise ships in port today, Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

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SXM Daily News November 17, 2020

SXM Daily News November 17, 2020

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Take the survey: Online Shopping, is St. Maarten ready?

PHILIPSBURG - On behalf of one of our local business partners, we are asking our readers to take the following online survey to determine the interest in 'Online Shopping' on St. Maarten. Survey: The...

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Police News

Police patrols were kept busy over the weekend. Read the reports online here.

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Na akkoord Aruba nu zelf aan zet

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Aruba en Nederland hebben na vier maanden onderhandelen een politiek akkoord getekend over de Nederlandse miljoenensteun aan het eiland. Hoeveel het eiland gaat krijgen, blijft afhankelijk van hoe snel Aruba de ...

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Curaçao wil fair deel iGaming

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De online gaming-sector (iGaming) van Curaçao behoort tot de grootste in de wereld, maar het Land Curaçao zelf verdient er nauwelijks aan. Dit kan niet langer zo voortduren, zegt minister Kenneth...

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Opinie: Modernisering iGaming is koersvast

In een gisteren uitgebracht 'statement' (persverklaring) laat minister Kenneth Gijsbertha (MAN) weten: ,,Ons eigen initiatief tot modernisering van de iGaming-sector is koersvast." Hij is 'tevreden over de vooruitgang' die sinds het begin van dit ...

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Zes vluchten per dag tussen Curaçao en Bonaire

Redactie 2713 0 Willemstad - Vanaf deze week kun je weer regelmatig naar Bonaire vliegen. Zes keer per dag met Divi Divi en EZ Air. Dit is het gevolg van de versoepeling van de coronamaatregelen door Bonaire. Lees ook: Volgens gezaghebber Edison...

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Klacht tegen 'uitmelken'

Ftac aangeschreven over 'prijsafspraken en misbruik' door KLM en TUI fly Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De Fair Trade Authority Curaçao (Ftac), de lokale mededingingsautoriteit ofwel concurrentiewaakhond, heeft een klacht ontvangen over ...

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KONINKRIJK OP EIEREN - Download uw eboek hier

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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CPS Reminder advises persons about flu-shots

It's that time of the year when influenza, better known as the flu, becomes more prevalent, and the Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising...

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Inspectors warn 16 hand sanitiser firms

Government inspectors have warned 16 companies which started making disinfectant gels and washes to cash in on the coronavirus crisis that their products are not up to scratch and one has been fined for making an unsafe sanitiser.

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Drowned sailor identified after 25 years

A sleepless night in Sweden has led to the identification of a man whose body washed up on the small island of Razende Bol between Texel and Den Helder in 1995, the Telegraaf reports. DNA evidence has shown that the man, who was dubbed 'the...

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Plan to make coronavirus tests compulsory for tourists

People visiting the Netherlands from abroad should be required to take a coronavirus test before travelling, health minister Hugo de Jonge has told parliament. De Jonge wants to change the law to make it obligatory for travellers arriving from...

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Dutch won't compromise on EU deal

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has told parliament that the Netherlands cannot accept any attempt to water down conditions for the EU's new budget and coronavirus recovery fund, despite the threatened veto by Hungary and Poland. The compromise...

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Coronavirus in the Netherlands: What you need to know

The tougher coronavirus measures imposed two weeks ago - such as the closure of museums and swimming pools - will be lifted again on Wednesday at midnight and are likely to be in operation until mid December. However, ministers hope to be able to ...

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Still too early re: what Christmas coronavirus options are

It is still too early to say if the current coronavirus rules can be relaxed during the Christmas and New Year period, prime minister Mark Rutte told a press conference on Tuesday evening.

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