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Leaked GEBE-documents disqualify Daniel for position of CEO

PHILIPSBURG - A rather astonishing 66 pages of internal documents of utilities company GEBE - letter, emails and other documents - have been leaked to the media through SX Leaks from a Gmail address with the same name. While the company may want...

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CX Pay B.V. partners with Cybersource for growth

MIAMI/WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao based CX Pay B.V. announced that the FinTech company has selected the payment and anti-fraud platform CyberSource, a Visa solution, to broaden its service offering, while further increasing its application's...

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Power struggle at GEBE turns ugly

PHILIPSBURG - Working at utilities company GEBE remains a minefield. That much is clear after the recent court case against Sharine Daniel and the even more recent dismissal of temporary manager Mauricio Dembrook. The forces behind the scene that ...

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Wie zwijgt stemt toe

By Hilbert Haar ~ I honestly cannot remember a moment when there was no trouble at all at utilities company GEBE and I have followed the developments in energy-land closely for more than ten years. Being the managing director at GEBE seems to be...

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EXCLUSIVE- Letter to Council of Ministers Pokes Holes in ...

Exclusively on SXM Talks, articles by Ralph Cantave ** In newly surfaced documents, the Council of Ministers was sent a letter on October 15, 2021 regarding the employment disputes of N.V. GEBE and the head of the internal audit department,...

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Airport taxes may cause economic strangulation

Passenger taxation is 'swamp taxation' because no one besides the tax receiver wants it, and it sucks. They may opt for visiting a different island destination that doesn't have the taxes, yet does have the same sun, the beaches and the palm trees.

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Passenger tax - a tax on their vacation dreams

What the Caribbean region needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost just as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry and the governments. The...

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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn't we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife Carol Stone. Everyone knows him as..

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Just a dime on its side

By Terrance Rey ~ Whoever doesn't bother to pick up a dime on the street is certainly doing well in life. But it can also turn out differently. If you leave money on the street, you also miss out on many opportunities in life. It is the same with ...

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USP seeking clarification on proportional representation

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United St. Maarten Party Party (USP) will seek further clarification into what it deems as a serious constitutional issue after both of its MP's, Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell, declared themselves as...

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MP Christophe Emmanuel: Coalition seeking greener pastures

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel is of the opinion that government's lack of empathy towards the people of St. Maarten and its disconnect from the common man has been re-enforced through its words...

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2nd day Inter Expo Congress

THE NETHERLANDS - On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the " Ten Years after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles" Congress and Trade Mission, continued at the Nieuwspoort in The Hague. On Thursday the Congress opened with a presentation by Ms....

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Central Committee of Parliament regarding the draft budget

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on December 13, 2021. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday at 9.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat ...

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SOL Antilles donates to Peridot Foundation

PERIDOT FOUNDATION STATES: "GOOD CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP, ENSURES LIGHTS AT THE CHURCHILL-ROUNDABIUT ARE ON FOR THE HOLIDAYS" Philipsburg - Peridot Foundation expresses immense gratitude towards Sol Antilles and its local General Manager Mr....

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WITU honors Claire Elshot-Aventurin

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - The board of Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) honored its former President Claire Elshot-Aventurin in a small ceremony last week at it's office in Madame Estate. Elshot-Aventurin served as the WITU's President...

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Approximately 70 Wrecks Identified for Removal

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) has identified approximately 70 wrecks in the Great Bay, Upper Prince's Quarter, and Cul de Sac areas since...

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New Uniforms Immigration and Border Protection Mobile Unit

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Immigration and Border Protection Services Mobile Control Unit have received newly designed work uniforms on Monday, December 6th. The uniform change, which carries the organizational logo, were as a result of the ...

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Life Insurance, the why and the why not

Life insurance is insurance based on a specific payment to one or more beneficiaries upon the passing of the insured. The reasons that motivate people to take out insurance on their lives can be many and have far-reaching consequences. First,...

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Philipsburg Property For Sale

Photo caption: Property located on the Backstreet no.18 in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Property located on the Backstreet no.18 in Philipsburg, St. Maarten and is registered at the Cadastre office with Certificate of Admeasurement number PB...

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T-MO & Bell to highlight "Philipsburg Becomes Magical" event

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Philipsburg will come alive this upcoming weekend when the "Philipsburg Becomes Magical" holiday event is expected to instill special seasonal energy in the capital of St. Maarten. With legendary singer King T-MO...

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New Around the Island Record: 1h12m by Julien Quentel

SAINT-MARTIN (ORIENT BAY BEACH - By Margot Mesnard) - This Sunday was the last race of the Caribbean foiling Championships edition 2021 with the famous around the island race. A precedent record was to beat for the kitefoil professional category, ...

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Around Tintamarre Island Race for the second day ...

SAINT-MARTIN (ORIENT BAY BEACH - By Margot Mesnard) - For this second day, riders completed a lap around Tintamarre island, a qualifying race for the last race of around the island taking place on Sunday. A great way to test skills, equipment and ...

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Begroting 2022 Sint Maarten niet sluitend

Wel verbetering wat betreft overzichtelijkheid en onderbouwing Van een onzer verslaggeversWillemstad/Philipsburg - De ontwerpbegroting 2022 van het Land Sint Maarten is voor wat betreft overzichtelijkheid en onderbouwing verbeterd ten opzichte...

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Schuldquote stijgt tot 93%

Van een onzer verslaggeversWillemstad - De overheidsschuld van Curaçao is in het derde kwartaal van 2021 met 184 miljoen gulden toegenomen en komt eind september uit op 4.212 miljoen (ruim 4,2 miljard). Dat schrijft het College financieel...

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'Parlementsvoorzitter Aruba overrulet waarnemer'

Van onze correspondentOranjestad - Parlementsvoorzitter Edgard Vrolijk (MEP) heeft vanuit Nederland het Arubaanse parlement opgeroepen voor een bijeenkomst over het gascontract dat tussen Water- en Energiebedrijf (WEB) en Eagle LNG (gas) is...

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Kerstticketprijzen KLM en TUI weer fors omlaag

WILLEMSTAD - De ticketprijzen van KLM om tijdens de feestdagen naar Nederland te vliegen zijn weer terug naar normaal. In ieder geval betaal je aanmerkelijk lager dan in oktober, toen je soms wel tot 10.000 gulden voor een...

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Bestuurders en toezichthouders moeten bij het uitoefenen van hun taak altijd het belang van de organisatie en zijn stakeholders voor ogen houden. Zij mogen in een naamloze vennootschap niet (vrijwel) uitsluitend het belang van de aandeelhouders...

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COLUMN - Bericht uit Curaçao - Grote schoonmaak

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. Vandaag komt...

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OPINIE - Aruba is een rechtsstaat behalve voor de overheid

Door mr. Anouk Balentina Wat is een rechtsstaat? Een rechtsstaat is een staatsvorm waarin wederzijdse rechten en plichten van burgers en overheid zijn vastgelegd in wetten. De overheid, regering en individuele ministers, ontlenen hun gezag op...

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Minister of Labour Ottley Encourages Job Seekers ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Saturday December 18th, Ballast Nedam International Projects in collaboration with the Ministry of VSA, the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) and the National Institute for Professional Advancement...

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This Holiday Season: Shop Smart, Shop Safe

Every year the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), as part of its annual calendar of observances, highlights and creates awareness about safe...

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St. Maarten/St. Martin Babe Ruth Baseball Christmas Clinic

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - The St. Maarten/St. Martin Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Association is hosting its first 'Babe Ruth Christmas Clinic' starting Saturday 18 December 2021 thru Friday 24 December 2021 at the Little League Ballpark, the ...

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Verstappen wins Formula One title with dramatic last-lap

Max Verstappen is the Formula One world champion after passing Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of a dramatic last Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton looked to be cruising to victory - and a record eighth world title - with four laps remaining ...

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PSV overtake Ajax and Feyenoord with last-gasp winner

PSV Eindhoven have gone top of the Eredivisie, a point clear of Ajax, following a dramatic late comeback against NEC Nijmegen. Carlos Vinicius tapped in a 90th-minute winner for PSV, 10 minutes after substitute Yorbe Vertessen had headed in an...

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80 Omicron cases found in the Netherlands

Public health institute RIVM has said that 80 cases of the Omicron virus have so far been identified in the Netherlands, including the 18 people on two flights from South Africa at the end of November. Of the 62 new cases, 53 involved people who...

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Christmas hampers more lavish this year

Employers are spending more on the traditional kerstpakket this year as lockdown measures begin to bite and companies put Christmas party cash into gifts instead. Some seven million people will be be given a traditional Christmas hamper this...

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