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PM Jacobs: "I never-ever flip-flopped"

PHILIPSBURG - MP Solange Ludmilla Duncan chairs the permanent parliamentary committee on Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization but during an interview on the USp-radio talk show The Review hosted by Khalil Revan it appeared that she was badly ...

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Office space mini audit leaves many questions unanswered

PHILIPSBURG - The General Audit Chamber submitted its mini audit "Efficiency of government's office space" to Parliament on Tuesday, March 30 with a rather embarrassing conclusion: the auditors were unable to analyze whether the current use of...

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St. Maarten and the Netherlands meet over liquidity support

Philipsburg -- On Monday, March 29, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and her support staff were invited to a meeting arranged by the Dutch representative's office with State Secretary Knops. The meeting was amicable, however, State Secretary...

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While the grass is growing, the horse is starving

Dear Editor, We are about over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact of this disease on our island nation has been nothing short of disastrous. The impact has meant 2134 confirmed infected cases with 27 deaths. Thousands have been pushed...

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Emmanuel questions what PM meant with "enough liquidity"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - A statement on St. Maarten's liquidity position by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and a non-statement by Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion on the same subject, is resulting in more confusion from the NA/UP government, ...

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MP Ottley demands urgent attention to housing ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Member of Parliament for the United People's UP Party MP Omar Ottley says the public housing situation on St. Maarten is in urgent need of attention. He has also called on the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial...

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MP Emmanuel: Why is the PM running from saying yes or no?

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday questioned why Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is running from answering yes or no on the question of the UN petition on decolonization. Emmanuel...

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PM Silveria Jacobs travels abroad due to family reasons

PHILIPSBURG - Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is traveling for unavoidable family-related matters today, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Doran will assume responsibility along with the Council of Ministers during her absence. ...

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Immigration and Border Protection Services (IBP) is hereby informing the public that we are working closely with the Prosecutors office to curb the act of submitting fraudulent documents with the intent to obtain...

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Continuation Central Committee Airport meeting of Parliament

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on April 1, 2021. The Central Committee meeting which was adjourned on March 5, 2021 will be reconvened on Thursday at 10.00 hrs. at the House of...

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SXM Daily News March 31, 2021

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Emmanuel seeks to amend pension law for seniors

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel will be submitting an amendment to the Old Age Pension Law that would see pensioners receive their monthly funds a few days prior to the first of every month....

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SMMC expands Radiology Services with MRI Suite

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce the expansion of their Radiology services with the opening of the new, state-of-the-art MRI Suite. This is the first time that SMMC is able to offer this...

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Introducing St. Maarten's new dental hygienist: Esmee Bakker

By Terrance Rey ~ Esmee Bakker is an oral hygienist or what is known as a dental hygienist. She is 41 years of age, married and has two sons, 6 and 9 years old. Esmee is a new dental hygienist on the island of St. Maarten.

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Jorien Wuite woordvoerder Koninkrijksrelaties

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Analyse: EWC heeft haast, terwijl integriteit op Aruba...

'EWC', zoals premier Evelyn Wever-Croes (MEP) van Aruba ook bij haar 'codenaam' wordt genoemd, was er dinsdag - opvallend - als de kippen bij om het ontslag van haar kabinet aan te bieden; nadat kort daarvoor het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) bekend...

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Kabinet Aruba stapt op: coalitiepartner POR verdacht ...

ORANJESTAD - Amper een uur nadat het Openbaar Ministerie bekendmaakte dat het coalitiepartij POR onderzoekt voor verduistering van publiek geld, biedt het Arubaanse kabinet Wever-Croes zijn ontslag aan. "Omdat een coalitiepartner wordt onderzocht ...

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Covidcijfers rijzen de pan uit

Avondklok naar 19.00 uur / Rhuggenaath: Blijf thuis en laat je vaccineren! Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De covidcijfers op Curaçao rijzen de pan uit. Op alle fronten gaat het mis. Te veel nieuwe besmettingen, te veel...

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CMC heeft nú personeel nodig

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Het Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) heeft dringend meer medisch personeel nodig. Het ziekenhuis houdt rekening met een grote toename van het aantal covidpatiënten en verwacht dat op korte termijn moet worden...

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Premier Jacobs: NL verplaatst doel steeds

Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Philipsburg - Premier Silveria Jacobs en haar ondersteunend personeel waren deze week uitgenodigd voor een bijeenkomst met staatssecretaris Raymond Knops van Koninkrijksrelaties. Knops benadrukte wederom het belang...

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Commentaar: Laat je vaccineren!

De coronacrisis duurt al twaalf maanden en twee weken, maar niet eerder werd Curaçao qua gezondheidssituatie zo op de proef gesteld. Het grootste eiland van het Caribisch deel van het Koninkrijk loopt letterlijk tegen grenzen aan....

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Jeems road project near completion

SINT EUSTATIUS (ORANJESTAD) - The Jeems road project is expected to be completed in May 2021. Some of the roads have already been made accessible to the public. Work is currently being executed at the drain outflow which will be connected to the...

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Child safety in the Caribbean Netherlands is better...

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The safety of children always comes first. Especially within a family. That must be clear, both in the European Netherlands as in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba). That is why, it is added to the...

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Should the Jacobs cabinet also resign?
No, they just need to recall the UN petition
No, Government just needs to find a new majority in Parliament to support it.
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MPs debate chaotic start to coalition talks ...

MPs will on Thursday debate the chaotic start to the coalition formation process following their demand on Wednesday that all documents relating to the negotiations so far are made public. The debate had been due to take place on Wednesday but...

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Corona antibodies in 21% of blood donors

More than a fifth of blood donors in the Netherlands have developed antibodies against coronavirus, according to the latest analysis by blood bank Sanquin. The figure of 21% is up from 18.6% in February and 13% in January. The presence of...

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Online gambling takes off in NL

Some 40 gambling companies are expected to apply for a licence to offer online betting and other games from October when new legislation will take effect, broadcaster NOS said on Wednesday. The Netherlands was one of the few European countries...

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D66 heavyweights advocate nuclear power

A group of D66 heavyweights are calling on the cabinet to consider nuclear energy as part of the energy transition towards a CO2 neutral future, but the party is divided on the subject, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

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