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Judge to rule in airport hearing on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG - The Judge in the Court of First Instance will hand down a preliminary judgement in the case regarding the dismissal of the Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo on Wednesday upcoming. According to reports, Mingo was fired by the Board ...

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Justice Minister has 4 weeks to take decision in police case

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday, May 10, 2021, the court decided in 11 police officers' cases to allow the present Minister of Justice four weeks from that day to take a decision on a settlement agreement that the previous Minister of Justice made with...

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No satisfaction for BearingPoint in tax project dispute

PHILIPSBURG - After the change of government in 2019 nothing has been done about plans to transform the country's tax system. "The current government does not consider fiscal transformation opportune," the Court in First Instance writes in a...

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Former branch manager courthouse gets 27 months

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance sentenced the former branch manager of the courthouse in Philipsburg, Maritsa James-Christina (63) to 27 months in prison for embezzling more than $1.1 million from the court and for forgery. She also has ...

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Attorney Merx obtains right to hear 15 witnesses

PHILIPSBURG - The Common Court of Justice has set December 9 as the date for the continuation of the appeal in the Pompeii-trial against Etienne 'Toochie' Meyers, Dulcea Felomina Florentina and Louealla Marinella Abigail Rog. The decision is a...

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Court snubs Pro Soualiga Foundation

PHILIPSBURG - The Pro Soualiga Foundation initiated a "completely redundant" lawsuit against the State of the Netherlands, the Court in First Instance ruled on Friday, adding that the foundation does not have any urgent interest in its demands...

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Cupecoy has to pay for unlawfully terminating management

PHILIPSBURG - The Porto Cupecoy Owners Association has to pay $353,100 to Invest Assured Management and Consulting because it terminated the management contract with Invest unlawfully. The Court in First Instance declared its decision executable...

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Audit Chamber report: Personalized License Plates

PHILIPSBURG -- The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled "Mini audit: Implementation of personalized license plates" to Parliament today. The report highlights the possibilities of implementing an additional structural revenue...

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National Detectives Agency doesn't meet standards

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The National Detectives Agency (Landsrecherche) doesn't comply with the most essential preconditions (financial, material and personnel resources) in order to properly function. The Law Enforcement Council (hereafter: ...

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Schiphol threatens to terminate airport cooperation

PHILIPSBURG - The Royal Schiphol Group threatens to terminate its cooperation agreement with the Princess Juliana International Airport per July 15 unless the holding and the exploitation company take certain measures by May 26 to correct...

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PFP: Schiphol Group Letter Worrying, But Not Shocking

PHILIPSBURG - PFP members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson expressed concern, but not surprise, at the May 6th letter sent by Schiphol Group to the Government of St. Maarten. In the letter, Schiphol Group makes it clear that until ...

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Schiphol alarmed about airport's corporate governance

PHILIPSBURG -- Schiphol International director Kjell Kloosterziel expressed his "profound concerns" about the corporate governance of the Princess Juliana International Airport and about the airport holding. The letter is dated April 9 and...

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Minister Irion demands former Ministers to be held liable

Dear Editor, In response to a question about holding Ministers personally liable for impacting government's coffers, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion (NA) stated: "I personally believe that former Ministers must be held accountable by making an...

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St. Maarten requests follow up on loan agreement

PHILIPSBURG -- Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs questions follow-through from the Netherlands on liquidity support and requests Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte's intervention to address unnecessary delays and have the loan agreement ...

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Sewage system to be updated via Windward Roads $2M fine

FOGA, Sucker Garden - The construction of a new sewerage pumping station at Foga with a pressure line to the A. Th. Illidge Road wastewater treatment plant is one of three major projects to directly benefit the people of St. Maarten via a US $2...

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Dutch Ministry recruits waste-management advisors

PHILIPSBURG - The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations intends to hire three advisors on a one-year contract for the development of a waste processing strategy in St. Maarten. The ministry has opened vacancies for a legal, a technical...

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US $1.7 million distributed to help restore local small biz

PHILIPSBURG - To date, US $1.7 million has been disbursed to enterprises within the St. Maarten small business community who have taken advantage of the combination grant/loan financial assistance offered through the Enterprise Support Project...

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One man is dead and another arrested after a shooting

SINT MAARTEN (DAWN BEACH) - Several patrol officers and the ambulance were dispatched around 9:30pm to Dawn Beach after several calls about a shooting in the area. Upon arrival they found a man in a vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot...

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Shooting in the Simpson-Bay area

Central dispatch of Police KPSM received several reports on Saturday, May 1, 2021, around 10:30 a.m. of a shooting in the vicinity of a restaurant in Simpson Bay. According to the information obtained by the patrol who first arrived on the scene, ...

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Traffic Department investigating a serious road accident

The personnel of the traffic Department are investigation a serious accidents that took place on Late Sunday evening May 2nd 2021 around 10.30 pm. Upon investigating into what transpired, it was discovered that the rider of a Yamaha motorcycle...

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Driver dies after vehicle capsizes in lagoon

The Sint Maarten Police Force is investigating an accident that left one person dead. The accident occurred on Airport Road around 1:00am Saturday, May 1 2021. From the preliminary investigation, it appears that the driver of a dark blue...

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Premier van St. Maarten Jacobs vraagt Rutte om hulp

Sint Maarten wacht nog op vijfde tranche liquiditeitssteun Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Philipsburg - Premier Silveria Jacobs heeft minister-president Mark Rutte gevraagd in te grijpen en 'onnodige vertragingen' aan te pakken die de levering in ...

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Politiek Sint Maarten overschrijdt grenzen

Het hartgrondig oneens zijn over het principiële punt of een donor (Nederland) voorwaarden mag verbinden aan het op grote schaal renteloos verstrekken van liquiditeitssteun aan een eiland (Sint Maarten) in nood, is één.

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Functioneren Landsrecherche Sint Maarten onvoldoende

Philipsburg - De Landsrecherche Sint Maarten (LSM) voldoet niet aan de meest essentiële randvoorwaarden (financieel, materieel en personele middelen) om te kunnen functioneren. Tot die conclusie komt de Raad voor de rechtshandhaving in zijn...

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Reiswereld: 11 mei mogen Nederlanders weer op vakantie

Dick Drayer 959 0 De reiswereld houdt rekening met een opheffing van de huidige reisbeperkingen in Nederland. 11 mei is de verwachting dat minister de Jonge tijdens de persconferentie aankondigt dat Nederland weer gaat overstappen naar een...

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Three New Positive COVID-19 cases on Monday. 30 active

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of May 10th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, three (3) persons have recovered. The total active cases remain at thirty (30). The total number of confirmed cases is now two...

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Minister of VSA Ottley thanks Vaccination Team Manager

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Minister of Public Housing, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Omar Ottley, has officially thanked Henk Veerdig for his contributions to the vaccination campaign over the last three months as the...

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COVID-19 Vaccination Panel Discussion Set for Tuesday...

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination, or do you want more information about the purpose and goal of the vaccines? Make sure you watch the second edition of the COVID-19 Vaccination...

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White & Yellow Cross celebrates Carnival 2021

SINT MAARTEN (ST. JOHN'S ESTATE) - Thursday, April 29th, the White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) celebrated Carnival with their vaccinated staff and clients on the WYCCF premises. The troupe, which danced outdoors around the different...

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Belair Community Center now offers extended opening hours

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Belair Community Center has extended its opening hours for vaccine walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays to 8:00 PM. The decision was made by the Vaccination Management Team (VMT) to keep both locations open...

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Mark Rutte admits mistakes in tv interview

Prime minister Mark Rutte has no plans to 'do all sorts of things differently' even though he admits his mistakes have led to a crisis of confidence in parliament, he told television show Nieuwsuur in an interview on Monday night.

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How many people have actually died from coronavirus in NL

Earlier this week, CBS Dutch statistics office reported that from March 2020 until the end of January 2021, 24,484 people died in the Netherlands from the coronavirus. But this is not a measurement that is anywhere to be found on the government's ...

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Police investigate attack on PSV player's family

Police have released descriptions of the two men who attacked the family of PSV striker Eran Zahavi in Amstelveen over the weekend and are calling for witnesses to come forward. Zahavi received a telephone call from police telling him of the...

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