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Minister Ludmilla De Weever to take her seat in Parliament

PHILIPSBURG -- Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic, and Transportation (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever has decided to take up her seat in Parliament. "After careful consideration during this delicate time and after close consultation with...

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Judge quashes American court ruling about lease-planes

PHILIPSBURG -- The court in Philipsburg does not acknowledge a ruling from the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma that ordered the operator of a local air ambulance company, to pay more than $544,000 in...

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Appeal Court agrees to hear witnesses in the Mark Mingo case

PHILIPSBURG -- The Appeal Court agreed to allow 5 of the 6 witnesses proposed to be heard in the case of former Harbor Group of Companies CEO Mark Mingo by the Judge of Investigation. The Attorney General only admitted 3 witnesses but the Appeal Court overruled the decision of the Attorney General. Attorney for Mark Mingo, Mr. Cor Merx in an invited reaction told that he was very happy for his client to have gotten the main players in the Harbor case to be questioned by him via the Judge of Investigations. The court case is scheduled - in principle - for the 25th of October this year.
An unprecedented 15 witnesses to be heard in Pompeii case

PHILIPSBURG -- In the case of Pompeii wherein El Capitan and Petit Chateau are accused of human trafficking, the judge agreed with all the 15 witnesses requested to questioned by attorney Cor Merx. According to Merx the judgment against his clients was more or less only based on statements without the defense lawyer having had the possibility to verify the content of these witness statements. In the first instance the Judge of Investigation was not able to trace these witnesses because the police wiped out the names and the addresses of the women involved. Merx was never able to find these women and question them. Merx and his client are very satisfied with this decision of the appeal court. The court case will be continued on the 9th of December of this year. Politics
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Ombudman submits salary cutting laws for review in Court

PHILIPSBURG - The office of the Ombudsman has submitted three national ordinances that regulate salary cuts for employees in the (semi) public sector for review to the Constitutional Court. The Ombudsman asks the court to void these ordinances...

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MP Buncamper questions ramifications of Ombudsman's action

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Taking into account that the 2020 Budget amendment which includes the cost cutting measures established by national ordinance in December 2020 which have been reviewed by the ombudsman, who in turn submitted the 3...

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Ministry of Justice applies a Restrictive Immigration Policy

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, the Minister of Justice published, in the National Gazette ('Landscourant'), a Ministerial Decree that constitutes a number of enhancements to the Guidelines of 2012 ('Richtlijnen 2012') ...

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Change of venue for Law Program offered by the UoC

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) is offering its Law Program in Sint Maarten since 2018, according to a press release from UoC. This Law Program is the same as offered in Curaçao, which has...

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NAGICO Holdings announces changes to its Board of Directors

PHILIPSBURG - NAGICO Holdings Limited today announced that it has appointed Mr. Marlon Matser as Chairman, succeeding Mr. Imran Amjad who served as Chairman since January 2014 and will remain on the Board. Four independent directors from diverse...

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Businesses will be able to Open Until 2.00AM within short

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry of TEATT), Ludmila de Weever, said on Wednesday that the Ministry of TEATT and the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development...

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Stern Warring to organizers of unauthorized Jouvert Jump-up

Police are preparing to take firm action against any attempts to flout established covid-19 protocols by groups intending to organize Jouvert style Jump up events. Police have received reliable information from multiple sources that various...

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Six arrested in connection with various infractions

During the past week police officers of KPSM arrested the following persons: * A man with the initials A.S.S. was arrested for aggravated assault that took place in the month of December 2020. His victim suffered a broken jaw and several...

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Two person arrested in connection with drug smuggling

On Monday afternoon April 26th 2021, the Alpha Team arrested two suspects in connection with an ongoing drug smuggling investigation. The suspects were arrested for their involvement which took place on March 5th 2021 at the Princess Juliana...

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Knops: Liquiditeitssteun aan Sint Maarten wordt hervat

Den Haag - Staatssecretaris Knops (BZK) neemt genoegen met de toelichting van die voorzitter Brison van de Staten op Sint Maarten heeft verstrekt naar aanleiding van de bij de Verenigde Naties ingediende klacht tegen Nederland. Dat blijkt uit de...

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'Petitie Staten SXM niet gericht tegen Coho'

Van onze correspondent Den Haag - De Rijksministerraad (RMR) heeft vorige week akkoord gegeven voor de vijfde tranche liquiditeitssteun voor Sint Maarten. Voor het tweede kwartaal van 2021 krijgt Sint Maarten 39 miljoen gulden. Dat blijkt uit een ...

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'IMF in, Coho out'

Nieuwe MFK/PNP-coalitie: Landspakket met IMF-keurmerk Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - Niet het Caribische Orgaan voor Hervorming en Ontwikkeling (Coho) moet zich ontfermen over het hervormingsprogramma van Curaçao, maar hiervoor moet...

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Advocaat Peterson aangesteld als formateur

Willemstad - Gouverneur Lucille George-Wout heeft advocaat Chester Peterson verzocht om als formateur over te gaan tot de vorming van een kabinet dat de steun heeft van de politieke partijen Movementu Futuro Korsou (MFK) en de Partido Nashonal di ...

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Knops: 5,9 miljoen naar BES-eilanden ter compensatie van ...

Den Haag - Het kabinet maakt op korte termijn 5,9 miljoen euro over aan de openbare lichamen Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba om de eilandbesturen te compenseren voor de extra kosten die de coronacrisis met zich meebrengt. De bijdrage geldt voor...

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COLUMN - Bericht uit Sint Maarten

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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CPS & Belair Community Center extend opening hours ...

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) decided on Monday, April 26th, to extend the opening hours of both vaccination administering locations from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on...

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Four New Positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday. 16 Active...

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of April 29th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to sixteen (16). The total number of confirmed cases is now...

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Seven Seas Water observes World Day for Safety and Health

SINT MAARTEN (POINT BLANCHE) - Social corporate responsibility is important for Seven Seas Water, and as such the company gives special attention World Safety Day by hosting its own World week for Safety and Health which is observed in week 17 of ...

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Rotaries Sunrise and Sunset Donate Fetal Monitor to SMMC

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Two local service clubs, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise and the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset collaborated to donate a state-of-the-art fetal heart monitor to the Maternity Ward at the Sint Maarten Medical...

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Temporary number in place to reach CPS Youth Health Care ...

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform clients of CPS Youth Health Care and the Baby Wellness...

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Curfew was necessary but did not cut hospital admissions

Three months of curfew have not had any effect on the number of coronavirus-related hospital admissions in the Netherlands but the measure was needed to slow the spread of the virus, the head of the Dutch intensive care association has said.

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New coronavirus infections slow, but hospitalizations up

A total of 7,344 new coronavirus infections were registered with the public health institute RIVM by 10am on Thursday, down 1,338 on Wednesday. Wednesday's figure was inflated by computer errors earlier in the week. Nevertheless Thursday's total...

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Are you really at home? MPs doubt quarantine policing works

A draft law imposing a compulsory period of quarantine for people travelling to the Netherlands from countries with a high proportion of Covid-19 from May 15 has been criticised by MPs for being inefficient and impossible to police.

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