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Man of the Year: Claude 'Chacho' Peterson

PHILIPSBURG - While elected politicians wasted their time on lost battles he kept his eye on the ball all the time. He created Facebook government (FBGov) and described the sources for his always accurate information as "schoolchildren." In doing ...

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39 New Positive COVID-19 Cases. 92 Active Cases

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of January 5th, there were thirty-nine (39) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, fifteen (15) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to ninety-two (92). The total number of confirmed...

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IPKO January 2021 to be hosted virtually

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On January 6th and 7th, 2021 a delegation from the Parliament of Sint Maarten will participate virtually in the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO), with Aruba as host country. Delegations from 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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EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Gumbs preferred CEO candidate Harbor

PHILIPSBURG -- Alexander Gumbs a former employee of the Harbor Group of Companies is the preferred candidate that will be taking up the vacant position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Harbor Group of Companies.

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Chris: Govt. and MP's playing dangerous game with Dutch.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Members of Parliament are playing a dangerous and irresponsible game with the lives of the people of St. Maarten by hinting that they intend to accept funds from the Dutch, but not support the law that supports the COHO and the...

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Prime Minister Jacobs New Year's Message

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The cabinet of the Minister of General Affairs released the New Year's message of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday evening. The address to the nation reads as follows: "We are now about to bid 2020...

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30 million euros set aside for new prison

PHILIPSURG - The government of Sint Maarten and the Netherlands have reached a political agreement on the cusp of 2021: 61,2 million Antillean guilders (30,6 million euros) in budgetary support for a period from July 1st till December 31st 2020....

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EZ Air to Operate Larger Planes

Kralendijk / Willemstad - Local carrier EZ Air will be adding larger aircraft to its existing fleet of two 19-seater Beechcraft aircraft and one 9-seater Britten-Norman Islander. The larger aircraft will reinforce the fleet around...

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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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Analyse: Miljoen dollar staatssteun per toestel

Goed moment voor structurele aanpak vliegconnectiviteit De Bovenwindse luchtvaartmaatschappij Winair vervult een 'essentiële rol' in de verbindingen tussen de eilanden in het Nederlands-Caribisch gebied. Daarom krijgt het vliegbedrijf van de...

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Geen verplichte quarantaine meer voor reizigers naar Curacao

Inge Poorthuis 823 0 Per 1 januari 2021 is het inreisbeleid op Curaçao aangepast. Reizigers hoeven niet meer 14 dagen in verplichte quarantaine bij aankomst op Curaçao. Ook hoeven reizigers uit hoge risicolanden, zoals Nederland en de Verenigde...

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Dutch more willing to be vaccinated against coronavirus

An increasing number of people in the Netherlands now say they are willing to be vaccinated against coronavirus, according to a new survey by Ipsos on behalf of broadcaster NOS. Around half the representative group of 1,000 people said they would ...

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Miljoen extra nodig voor verkiezingen Curaçao vanwege corona

WILLEMSTAD - Om de gezondheidsprotocollen vanwege corona te kunnen naleven, is voor de organisatie van de parlementsverkiezingen op 19 maart in Curaçao een miljoen gulden (Naf) extra nodig. Dat laat Pacheco Römer, voorzitter van het...

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Lockdown effect still to be felt as cases fall but...

The national lockdown has still not made a serious impact on the levels of coronavirus infection after three weeks, despite a 16.2% drop in the number of positive tests, latest weekly figures show.

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We were not agile enough, health minister says of Dutch...

The Netherlands could have started vaccinating people against coronavirus earlier but was not agile enough when decisions were taken in November, health minister Hugo de Jonge has said, ahead of a parliamentary debate on vaccination strategy.

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