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Former Minister Johnson frustrated Ombudsman...

PHILIPSBURG - Former Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs (TEATT) Stuart Johnson actively frustrated an investigation by the Ombudsman into the procurement policy at the Princess Juliana International Airport. This appears from the...

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Publisher's Note

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which deals with financial transactions have issued a positive report on St. Maarten for successfully completing its third round of mutual evaluation. According to Justice Minister Anna Richardson during the Council Of Ministers Press Briefing the negative statement that was issued regarding St. Maarten will now be retracted.

The minister mentioned that the third round of mutual evaluation is a critical part in keeping the community safe to conduct business, the prevention of money laundering and financial terrorism.

On exiting the third round of the mutual evaluation St. Maarten will now move onto the forth phase of the evaluation.


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COVID-19 has now risen to 49 confirmed

PHILIPSBURG - As of July 30th, at 17:00, St. Maarten has confirmed two additional cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 128. Of the active cases, the Collective...

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Public order measures regarding the coronavirus...

POND ISLAND - According to the Police Kingdom Act, the Minister of Justice is responsible and accountable for both the public order and assistance tasks as well as for the judicial tasks of the police. Pursuant to Article 1 of the General Police...

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Covidist Richardson's urgent advice for governments

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG - Countries need knowledgeable leadership and they must make evidence-based medical decisions. That is the message from Lt. Colonel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, a COVID-19 researcher from Anguilla who currently works at ...

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Entrevista con el Covidista Dr. Leonard Richardson

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG: los países necesitan un liderazgo bien informado y deben tomar decisiones basadas en la evidencia. Ese es el mensaje del teniente coronel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, un investigador de COVID-19 de Anguila que...

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SXM Daily News Feature Episode
SXM Daily News July 30, 2020

SXM Daily News July 30, 2020

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Opening SXM Airport for US flights continues scheduled

GREAT BAY - The Princess Juliana International Airport's opening will continue as scheduled for August 1, despite the concerns by the government representatives on the French side of the island. Minister responsible for Tourism, Ludmila De...

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Travelers to St. Maarten must submit health declaration

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of Health recently launched a website to streamline the process for visitors coming to St. Maarten to submit a mandatory health authorization application. "Travelers to St. Maarten must submit a health authorization...

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St. Maarten to re-open to the US with a strict protocol

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten will open on August 1st, 2020, to travelers from the US. The safety of visitors and residents remains the top priority for the country. In preparation of opening, site inspections took place at all lodging facilities to...

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St. Maarten Successfully Completes CFATF's Third-Round

PHILIPBURG - The Minister of Justice has received a letter from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) on July 24th, 2020, indicating that St. Maarten has successfully completed the Third-Round of Mutual Evaluations. The CFATF extended ...

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Tzu Chi helps student pursue tertiary education

PHILIPSBURG - Young St. Maartener Nikita Ambrose is now better equipped to start pursuing her tertiary studies in the Netherlands thanks to a donation she received from the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation earlier this month. Nikita is the daughter ...

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Anguilla with Stern Warning about Unauthorized Travel

The Valley, Anguilla- The Governor and the Permier of Anguilla have issued a stern warning to travelers out of Sint Maarten who may consider to travel to the island. "Many of you will have heard a voice clip allegedly from someone in St. Maarten...

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Domestic violence in Sint Maarten requires integral approach

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The necessary policies, protocols, criteria, and procedures to properly address domestic violence in Sint Maarten are not finalized or are currently lacking. The execution of tasks and procedures in practice also...

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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near the Southeastern Bahamas by late tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Tropical Storm Warning discontinued

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued as of 5:00 AM. Today, Thursday is a regular business day for the private sector. Government services will also resume as normal and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Rodolphe...

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Pijlen Moses op Pauletta

Moses: Statenvoorzitter liet zaak escaleren Pauletta: Elke dag weer nieuwe argumenten Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Statenvoorzitter Ana-Maria Pauletta (PAR) heeft gisteren alle fractievoorzitters opgeroepen voor een individueel...

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Geen 'ja' PAR/MAN- regering

Fòrti reageert met mix van standpunten op pakket Nederland Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De regering van Curaçao heeft afgelopen week officieel gereageerd op het Nederlandse voorstel in verband met de (consensus)rijkswet Caribische...

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ANALYSE: Staaltje Arubaanse belangenpolitiek

De komende, verwachte afzetting vandaag van de Arubaanse POR-minister Marisol Lopez-Tromp lijkt een ernstig staaltje belangenpolitiek. Zij weigert blijkbaar 'opdrachten' van de grote POR-bazen (Otmar Oduber en Andin Bikker) uit te voeren en...

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Sint Maarten wil langer over orkaanfonds beschikken

Van een onzer verslaggevers Philipsburg - Premier Silveria Jacobs probeert uitstel te krijgen voor de vervaldatum van de resterende, niet gebruikte fondsen uit het Sint Maarten Trust Fund. Dat meldt The Daily Herald. Het gaat om een bedrag van om ...

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This movement started in June 4th, 2013, by a vibrant young lady by the name of Zahira Hilliman Marmar who had a vision and passion for growing what you eat and eat what you grow. Today the group consist of more than 3k members that share their progress in the garden, shares information concerning gardening, ideas, creativity all garden related. Today we see the group expansing to many categories such as, animal husbandry, honey farmer, garden help, plants for swap, just to name a few.

We enjoyed swapping/ bartering/exchange of plants, seedlings, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Even at times we sit and chat in small groups sharing ideas and solutions. At times end products are also given in this process of exchange/barter, etc., for free.

However on August the 1st, 2020...
We have organized an event where we are encouraging entrepreneurship for both the existing businesses and entering businesses to make extra cash.
In difficult times like these when the economy is in recession, young entrepreneurs are birthed. It has been proven to be the jump start of the economy over and over again. We are not reinventing the wheel. We are just waking up the existing ambitious and creative mind laid down as building block from our ancestors.

We are encouraging the public to come and support the individuals by purchasing a fruit, a plant, some seeds or by products. And if you want to trade, we have the traders right there too. This encouragement will help the Home Grower cover there cost for planting and personal needs.

On the 1st of August, 2020, support the local people who will be selling their products. And if you have excess of plants, come also to trade with the Home Growers of SXM.

And if you want to sign up to trade, sale or just buy our T-Shirt in supporting the home growers, just click on the following links that may suit your interest.

Click below and thanks for supporting the Home Growers Of SXM. (Don’t forget your walk with your mask.)


To register to SELL

To register to SWAP (FREE)

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Hurricane and Disaster Passes are Only Valid for the Holder

The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season concluded at the end of the June. There are two types of passes, the Disaster Pass and the Hurricane Pass. Hurricane passes are issued to essential...

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CPS reminds community of COVID-19 Hygiene Measures

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents and visitors to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Prevention Measures that have been promoted to...

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Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for...

PHILIPSBURG - With the peak of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season approximately three weeks away, coastal residents living near beaches as well as businesses that are located along coastal areas, are advised to have plans in place for possible...

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School Bus Transportation Schedule up to August 4th

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) informs all parents of students with secondary exams that school bus transportation has been arranged for the transportation of students for the ...

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Certificate of Conduct (CoC) Application

The service of the Certificate of Conduct (CoC) also known as Police Record has been suspended since the COVID Lockdown. We apologize for the inconvenience this has resulted for the public that this service has not yet resumed. As we return to...

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Is it worth it to re-open the island for American tourists?
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Face masks to be 'compulsory' in busy parts of some cities

Face masks are to be made compulsory in busy parts of Amsterdam and Rotterdam from August 5, and people who refuse to comply could be fined, city officials have confirmed. The move was widely expected following the government's decision not to...

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KLM to cut workforce by up to 5,000

KLM is to cut its workforce by between 4,500 and 5,000 full time jobs in the coming years as income plummets due to the coronavirus crisis, the Dutch flag carrier said on Friday. Some 1,500 temporary contracts will not be renewed and some 2,000...

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Award-winning Dutch short story writer Maarten...

Short story writer Maarten Biesheuvel has died aged 81 after a short illness at his home in Leiden, Dutch media report. Biesheuvel's debut In De Bovenkooi (1972) earned him critical praise and he went on to write some 200 more short stories.

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Online newspaper kiosk Blendle is taken over by French...

Dutch digital news aggregator Blendle is being taken over by French peer Cafeyn for an undisclosed sum. Blendle launched in 2014 as an online news platform that collected articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sold them on a...

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