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Knops: "There will be no Dutch take-over"

PHILIPSBURG - "There is not and there will not be a Dutch take-over," State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops said at a press conference in Maho at the end of his flash visit to St. Maarten. "All these stories, all these fairytales are simply not...

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Union reps picket at Knops' press conference

PHILIPSBURG - Union representatives picketed in front of the Maho Resort where State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops gave a press conference at the end of his visit to the island. They did not get an audience with Knops, who said during the press...

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19 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

PHILIPSBURG:--- As of January 7th, there were nineteen (19) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, seven (7) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to one hundred and ten (110). The total number of confirmed cases is...

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Update on fatal traffic accident on A.J.C Brouwers Road

PHILIPSBURG:--- Police traffic department officers are still investigating the deadly accident which took place on A.J.C Brouwers Road, Wednesday, January 6 at about 2:30 pm. Two scooter riders collided and one of the victims lost his life.

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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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SMMC welcomes permanent Cardiologist Dr. Han Spierenburg

CAY HILL:--- St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) recently welcomed a new permanent Cardiologist Dr. Han Spierenburg to its Cardiology team. Dr. Spierenburg joins SMMC Cardiologist Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake bringing the number of permanent Cardiologists...

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Emmanuel tells IPKO: Parliament has no info.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday told his colleagues attending the virtual IPKO that he could not engage in any discussion with them on the COHO because the Parliament of St. Maarten has to date not ...

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No fundamental changes after debate about IPKO-statement

PHILIPSBURG - MP William Marlin announced during a preparatory meeting for the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) on Tuesday that "no fundamental changes" would be made to the draft of a presentation he was going to make on the first ...

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St. Maarten will be leading the discussions with BZK

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced at the Council of Ministers press briefing that St. Maarten will be leading the discussions that are to take place with BZK and its visiting delegation that is expected to start this week,...

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Annual National Day of Prayer 2021 goes virtual January 10

PHILIPSBURG - The Government of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Christian Council, St. Maarten United Ministerial Foundation, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church will host the annual National Day of Prayer. The annual event is ...

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Government expresses condolences on passing Stewart Gordon

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of TEATT wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the Stewart family and the wider Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts family on the passing of Gordon "Butch" Stewart OJ CD, founder of Sandals...

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Parliament's Justice Committee to meet with Justice Minister

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Justice Committee of Parliament will meet in an urgent meeting on January 8, 2021. The committee meeting, which was adjourned on December 14, 2020, will be reconvened on Friday at 10.00 hrs. The Minister of...

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Open letter regarding financial support WINAIR

An open letter from Supervisory board member Mr. Hans de Jong regarding the financial support provided to WINAIR ~ The granting of financial liquidity support by the Dutch Government in the form of a $3 million loan has apparently already brought ...

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The CARIBAVIA Vision for Caribbean Airlift

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY - by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert) - A vision is the catalyst to raise aspirations for what can become, and to release energies to get there. In 2015, a visiting British aviation journalist suggested to me that I would be the...

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Ophef over NL-staatssteun aan Winair

Door Hans de Jong ~ De toekenning van financiële liquiditeitssteun door de Nederlandse regering in de vorm van een lening van 3 miljoen dollar heeft in het Caribisch deel van het Koninkrijk kennelijk nogal wat teweeggebracht. De media, zowel in...

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Knops: 'Van de zomer moet Aruba zelf alle bijstand en... "

ORANJESTAD - Een kwart van de Arubaanse bevolking is afhankelijk van voedselhulp. Maar vanaf de zomer moet het eiland zelf weer in staat zijn om deze groep en ook andere mensen die leunen op bijvoorbeeld de bijzonder bijstand (Fase) door de...

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OM en fiscus voeren druk op

Vanaf nu inzet Team Inlichtingen en Opsporing Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Met ingang van 2021 zullen ondernemers die geen gevolg geven aan schriftelijke waarschuwingen over hun belastingaangifteachterstand een bezoek kunnen krijgen...

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Belastingdienst tijdelijk gesloten

Van onze correspondent Kralendijk - Het kantoor van de Belastingdienst en douane op Bonaire is in verband met quarantainemaatregelen van 6 tot en met 24 januari gesloten voor bezoekers. Om de klanten snel en goed van dienst te kunnen zijn, blijft ...

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Antigua spends 500K a month to keep LIAT flying

The Gaston Browne administration is spending a whopping $500,000 a month to keep LIAT flying.

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Dutch politicians say storming of the Capitol is a warning

Dutch politicians and leader writers have been responding to the overnight violence in Washington and the death of at least one person as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Prime minister Mark Rutte said on Twitter while the Capitol was still...

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Extra scrutiny for parliamentary security in The Hague

Security at the Dutch parliament complex is being put under the spotlight in the wake of the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump supporters earlier this week, broadcaster NOS has reported. Parliamentary chairwoman Khadija Arib says she wants...

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De Jonge too optimistic about vaccine delivery dates

Some 1.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine which health minister Hugo de Jonge is counting on for the first three months of the year will not arrive before the end of March, broadcaster NOS said on Friday.

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Dutch coronavirus cases hit two-week peak

New coronavirus cases in the Netherlands reached their highest level for almost two weeks on Thursday as 9,737 new positive tests were recorded by the public health agency RIVM. The figure was more than 2,000 higher than the average for the last...

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