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Law enforcement officials confiscated six illegal guns

PHILIPSBURG - Public Prosecutor's Office in St. Maarten has issued a press release stating that six illegal guns have been confiscated in the past 16 weeks. According to the press release these weapons are related primarily to armed robberies...

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Central Bank: Economy back to pre-pandemic levels in 2024

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten's real Gross Domestic Product declined by 22.4 percent in 2020. Curacao saw a drop of 19.3 percent it appears from the 2020 annual report of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS). "During the second quarter...

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Central Bank-report details pandemic's economic damage

PHILIPSBURG - Stay-over arrivals dropped by 66.7 percent in 2020 and cruise arrivals fell 77.3 percent last year, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) states in its annual report. "Cruise tourism performed relatively well in the...

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Internal Auditor Sharine Daniel fired by NV GEBE

An internal memo circulated within NV GEBE has found its way on to social media. The memo in question was signed by GEBE's Temporary Manager, Mr. Mauricio Dembrook.

In the memo, management stated that Mrs. Sharine Daniel, as the head of the Internal Audit department, is no longer employed with NV GEBE since Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

The internal notice goes on to state that unless approval is given by Management, it is strictly prohibited for employees of GEBE to provide internal documents and/or information of NV GEBE to a third party, including employees that are no longer employed at the company. Employees requested to do so, are urged by Management in the internal notice to refrain from providing internal documents and/or information of NV GEBE to third parties.

Mr. Dembrook further elaborated in the memo that should Management become aware that internal documents and/or information of NV GEBE has been shared with any third party, including Mrs. Sharine Daniel after the end of her employment agreement, without permission of Management and outside of the scope of the job of an employee, disciplinary action will be taken against the employee or employees that shared internal documents and/or information.

This is a developing story and will be bringing you more news as this story develops. We expect to hear an official statement about the situation at NV GEBE in the next Council of Minister's (COM) press briefing.

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FAA will Assist Mexico to reclaim Category-I

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide technical assistance to Mexico's civil aviation regulator (Agencia Federal de Aviacion Civil - AFAC) to help the country reclaim its Category 1 safety rating, Mexico's Ministry of ...

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EZ Air Executes Demo Flight to St. Eustatius

Oranjestad- EZ Air on Friday executed a training and demo flight between Bonaire and St. Eustatius. The plane landed at 1.15 local time at the FDR Airport. The new 34 seater Saab340 plane was only received by EZ Air on Wednesday...

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EZ Air Receives first 30-seater Saab

Willemstad- Local carrier EZ Air today received their first bigger airplane: The Saab340. The first Saab 340B+ touched down Wednesday afternoon at Curaçao International airport. The new aircraft, which has a capacity of 34 passengers is...

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COM and Union members meet. Discuss alternative measures

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) -Philipsburg - On July 26, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; TEATT, Ludmila de Weever; and Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs. Rodolphe...

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In depth investigation launched into passing of MHF patient

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Respect and consideration for the family of a patient of the Mental Health Foundation, who passed in a designated cell at the House of Detention in Philipsburg, must be observed in their time of bereavement. The...

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Voluntary Recall Notice Mc. Cormick Italian Seasoning

McCormick & Company, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank?s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella is...

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Last week of Mass Vaccination against COVID-19

The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) encourages everyone who hasn't been vaccinated to come in this week to one of the administering locations, as it is the last opportunity to come in while the Pfizer vaccine is still available on a walk-in...

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17 confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of July 29th, there were seventeen (17) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to seventy eight (78). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand seven...

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What entrepreneurs need to get their projects off the ground

Now more than ever entrepreneurs need to know what it takes to get their business startup projects off the ground. invited Clifford Illis to once again share his expert opinion with our readers. Illis is an experienced accountant...

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Silvania opent aanval op SVB

Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - In een reeks plaatsingen op zijn Facebookpagina heeft minister van Financiën Javier Silvania (MFK) gisteren de aanval geopend op de Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) en zijn directeur Philip Martis.

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'Blijvende schade' covid reëel gevaar

Doornbosch: Investeringen in onderwijs en aansluiting arbeidsmarkt nodig Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De crisis als gevolg van de coronapandemie zou de lokale economie op diverse wijzen blijvende schade kunnen toebrengen. Dit zegt...

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Klokkenluider uit kritiek op RCN-unit SZW

KRALENDIJK - Masoumah Hosseini, een SZW-medewerkster die tot 15 april belast was met het in goede banen leiden van de besteding van geld uit de COVID-noodregeling, luidt de noodklok. Hosseini, die inmiddels ontslag heeft gekregen dat door gebrek...

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Reële groei BBP 0,1% in Curaçao en 3.4% in Sint Maarten

Willemstad/Philipsburg - De coronacrisis heeft de monetaire unie van Curaçao en Sint Maarten is zwaar getroffen. "Hoewel de twee landen er door strenge maatregelen vrij goed in zijn geslaagd de lokale verspreiding van het virus in te dammen, ging ...

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COLUMN - De ultieme broedermoord

Wat zou 'toxische mannelijkheid' zijn? Quinsy Gario schijnt er last van te hebben. Of beter gezegd: niet hijzelf, maar de dames die het voor het zeggen hebben bij BIJ1: partij- en fractieleider Sylvana Simons, partijvoorzitter Jursica Mills en...

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COLUMN - Sint Maarten kent geen grenzen

In de zondagse estafette-rubriek '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. Door Terrance Rey

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Construction Co, Builders and Trenching Contractors Be Ready

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Ministry of General Affairs Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM), is appealing to the building sector, to have storm-ready plans in place for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Construction...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Sunday, August 01, 2021 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) August 02, 2021 WEATHER: Tonight through Monday evening: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy, becoming cloudy ...

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Tribute to poet "Big Ray" Helligar "under the mango trees"

SAINT-MARTIN (BELLEVUE) - The tribute concert with 25 poetic performances for the late Raymond Helligar takes place here at The Gardens on Saturday, August 7, said organizer Sabrina Charville. The open-air program "under the mango trees," which...

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Netherlands unlikely to introduce compulsory vaccination

Dutch employers and unions will not be lobbying for compulsory vaccination against coronovirus because the high vaccination rate in the Netherlands would make such a controversial move unnecessary, Dutch media report. The reaction came as Google...

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New coronavirus infections, hospital admissions decline

A total of 3,463 new coronavirus cases were reported to the public health institute RIVM in the 24 hours to Friday morning, below the average of 4,160 per day over the past week. At the same time, fewer people were admitted to hospital - 68...

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Police raid 'most professional' crystal meth lab ever

Dutch police have discovered what they say is the biggest and most professional laboratory for the production of highly addictive crystal meth ever found in the Netherlands. The lab, raided on the basis of information gleaned from an encrypted...

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Kiran Badloe takes windsurfing gold

Windsurfer Kiran Badloe has delivered the Netherlands' fourth Olympic gold after leading for most of the competition. Badloe, 26, takes over the windsurfing title from fellow Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe who won gold in 2012 and 2016. In the ...

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De weg naar goud in Tokio begon voor Kiran Badloe op Bonaire

Tokio - De route naar de gouden medaille waarop windsurfer Kiran Badloe (26) vandaag in Tokio beslag legde, is begonnen op Bonaire. Daar maakte hij kennis met windsurfen en behaalde ook zijn eerste kampioenschap, zoals hij op zijn website...

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