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Court dissolves Mingo's contract without compensation

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance has dissolved the labor contract of Mark Mingo with the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company. The company does not have to pay its former director any compensation. The court decision reveals the salary...

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Medical liability issue gets attention from government

PHILIPSBURG - The government, led by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, wants a St. Maarten version of the Dutch Individual Health Care Professions Act (Wet BIG). This is stated in the NA-UP Governing Program 2020-2024(*) that was published on...

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Psychiatric patient dead in solitary confinement

CAY HILL - Nobody knows what happened that night. The next morning, August 25, 2020, Caulette Julien was found dead in the isolation cell of the Mental Health Foundation. She was 43 years old. The responsible physician, Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, was...

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MHF response to article September 22

Dear Publishers, On behalf of the foundation, our interim director Eileen Healy would like to rectify allegations stated in an article titled "Medical recognition divisive issue at Mental Health Foundation" published by on...

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Medical recognition major issue at Mental Health Foundation

CAY HILL - The board of the Mental Health Foundation has elected a new interim director whose name does not appear in the BIG register. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, who also acts as medical coordinator, is not officially allowed to use the title of doctor ...

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Mental Health Foundation in turmoil

CAY HILL - Amidst a growing need for a national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak, interim-director Eileen Healy of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has submitted her resignation effective September 30. Against the wishes...

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Interim Director responds to publication about MHF turmoil

Dear Publisher, As interim director I would like to inform the general public of St. Maarten that the reason for my resignation is the fact that per September 30th, 2020, my contract ends. After hurricane Irma I was asked to return for a year...

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15 Recoveries today

PHILIPSBURG - As of September 25th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, there were a recovery of fifteen (15) persons; reducing the total active cases to seventy-three (73). The total number of confirmed cases...

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Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs

PHILIPSBURG - "St Maarten's Government Crazy Phone Bills" is the headline heading up an article on the website of our colleague in the media business, Mervin Hanley of THG News Today. That one certainly caught our attention. The St. Maarten...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Alegria in timeshare case

The Hague/Philipsburg, 25 September 2020 - Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ruled in favor of Alegria in the TOCA timeshare case. On 25 September 2020, the Supreme Court handed down it's ruling (ECLI:NL:HR:2020:1499) in the case of ...

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French & Dutch sides meet to discuss joint health protocols

MARIGOT/PHILIPSURG - On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs, Head of Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Eva Lista-de Weever and Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Patrice Gumbs together with President ...

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'Eis Nederland gaat te ver'

RvA: CBCS kan info financiële instellingen niet afstaan Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Nederland kan niet eisen dat de Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) gegevens verstrekt aan welk(e) ministerie, instelling of persoon dan ...

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Initiatiefwet homohuwelijk lijkt van de baan

WILLEMSTAD - "De initiatiefwet om een huwelijk tussen twee mensen van het gelijke geslacht mogelijk te maken kan niet rekenen op voldoende draagvlak in de Staten", zegt parlementariër Giselle Mc William (MAN). Daarom zal ze de initiatiefwet niet...

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Landbouwbeleid Curaçao blijft steken

WILLEMSTAD - "Ik ben teleurgesteld in het landbouwbeleid van Curaçao. Daarom zoek ik mogelijkheden buiten het eiland." Dat zegt boerin Mayra Martis van Curaçao Future Farming. De agrarisch-ondernemer heeft een brief geschreven aan een Nederlands...

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Gebe stopt versoepelingen per 1 oktober op Sint Maarten

Van een onzer verslaggevers Philipsburg - Ruim 20.000 huishoudens moeten vanaf 1 oktober weer de gebruikelijke Gebe-tarieven gaan betalen. Het nutsbedrijf beëindigt ook, na zes maanden, zijn betalingsversoepelingen in verband met de...

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St. Maarten Commemorates SDGs Action Day

PHILIPSBURG - On the 25th of September 2015, all 193 UN Member States adopted the 2030 SDG Agenda, with at its core the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a non-binding declaration that addresses all current global ecological, social...

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WIB Closed September 28

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) will be closed due to an upcoming holiday. See notice below for additional information.

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Tips for closing down a business

Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some articles or...

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SZV announces application open for July Business Payroll ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SZV announced on Monday that the July business payroll support application process is now open. For additional information read the notice below.

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Certificates of Conduct Delay Notice

POND ISLAND - The MINISTRY OF JUSTICE hereby informs you that the application process for requesting certificates of conduct is experiencing a prolonged delay due to staff shortages. The entity responsible for providing the information for the...

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Medical Analysts from Suriname have Departed for Statia

Zanderij, Suriname- According to the Surinam newspaper De Ware Tijd (DWT), medical analysts Tefanja Saidam and Simone Trouw have departed towards St. Eustatius. The two analysts will be providing assistance at the Labaratory in St....

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Block Work for New Airport Terminal Statia Completed

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- An important phase in the construction of the new Statia Airport building is coming to an end, now that the floor and the roof are ready. The next phase, now that the rough construction phase has been completed, ...

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Positive tests rise again, 16 more die

A total of 2,552 new positive coronavirus tests were registered with the public health board RIVM in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, the fourth day in a row that new infections have increased. The infection rate has risen to 13.6 per 100,000,...

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Coronavirus boosts online shopping

Dutch shoppers spent a record €6.36n online in the second quarter of this year, according to sector association, as the coronavirus pandemic kept people home. While the overall increase was 12%, excluding services such as plane...

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Lloyds closes bank accounts of Brits in NL

British citizens living in the Netherlands have been contacted by Lloyds bank to say that their accounts are being closed because it cannot support them post-Brexit. According to advice from the DNB Dutch banking supervisory body, after 2020 it...

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Trials start for fast coronavirus tests

Utrecht's UMC teaching hospital has started trials of fast coronavirus tests, in the hope of establishing how effective they are. The trials are taking place at the city's drop-in test centre. People who take the fast test are also given a more...

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