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Union threatens TelEm with legal action over savings plan

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Communication Union (SMCU) threatens to take legal action if telecom provider TelEm sticks to its decision to discontinue its contributions to the group savings plan per February 2021. "You are taking decisions that...

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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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22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases; 1 new death

PHILIPSBURG - The Honorable Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) Richard Panneflek expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the person who succumbed to COVID-19 today. He wished the family much...

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Justice Minister and Cabinet Staff currently COVID-19 free

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - A notice issued by the cabinet of the Ministry of Justice states that: "In the Daily Herald's newspaper published today, September 23, 2020, an article mistakenly states that the Honourable Minister of Justice Anna E. ...

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Ministry of Finance seeks board members

Mortgage Guarantee Fund board to be established shortly ~ POND ISLAND - The Ministry of Finance is seeking members to join the board of the Mortgage Guarantee Fund. The St. Maarten Mortgage Guarantee Fund is of great importance to the housing...

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Workshop today on 'Applying to Schools in the Netherlands'

PHILIPSBURG - Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is continuing to equip students, who want to continue their studies abroad, with the proper information despite the global pandemic. On...

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Machete wielding suspect still at large. Victim still suffer

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in connection with the serious assault with a machete. The assault took place in Philipsburg, Down Street on Sunday, August 9th, 2020, the police announced...

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Officers in training conduct traffic controls in Philipsburg

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In the continuous efforts of the Sint Maarten Police Force to upgrade and further develop the training of its newly recruited officers in training classes, the BPO4 class held yet another traffic control in the...

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Overheid gaat verder met delen geheime patiënteninfo corona

ORANJESTAD - Medische en persoonlijke gegevens van mensen die coronatesten doen, blijven gedeeld worden door de overheid, onder meer met een commercieel bedrijf. Dat blijkt uit informatie waarover Caribisch Netwerk beschikt. Eind augustus lekte...

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'Mullet Bay op papier grootste bezit'

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - In maart 2009, vlak nadat Hushang Ansary's vertrouweling Abdallah Andraous aan taxateur Valkenburg had gevraagd het land van Mullet Bay op Sint Maarten opnieuw aanzienlijk hoger te waarderen - namelijk het ...

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55 Miljoen nadeel door 'investering' Mullet Bay

Ansary wendde SunResorts aan om grote bedragen aan Ennia te onttrekken Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De Curaçaose verzekeringsmaatschappij Ennia heeft in het verleden, als gevolg van een transactie met betrekking tot een 'investering'...

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Licentiegeld online gaming verdubbeld

Sector moet meer bijdragen aan Landskas Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Masterlicentiehouders op Curaçao voor zogeheten buitengaatse hazardspelen (online gaming) moeten voortaan 240.000 gulden per jaar betalen voor hun vergunning. Dat is ...

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'Zonder onze Caribische eilanden, had WOII langer geduurd'

DEN HAAG - Wat weten we eigenlijk over de rol van onze Caribische eilanden tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog? "Veel te weinig", vindt oud-marinier Jos Rozenburg. Hij deed jarenlang onderzoek en schreef daar een boek over. "Met de rest van Nederland, ...

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'Plaza Hotel ontwikkelen'

Nieuwe eigenaar APC in vergevorderd gesprek met Heritage Plaza Consortium Van ~ een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Het Algemeen Pensioenfonds Curaçao (APC), sinds vorige week de nieuwe eigenaar van Plaza Hotel in Punda, voert in verband met de...

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40% Meer aanvragen onderstand

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Uit de regeringscijfers valt op te maken dat de bijstandsaanvragen op Curaçao na maart 2020 - toen de coronacrisis losbarstte - met meer dan 40 procent zijn gestegen ten opzichte van het afgelopen jaar.

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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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Governing Program 2020-2024 now online

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Sint Maarten Government has posted the Governing Program 2020-2024 on the website and that of their Facebook page. The name of the document is entitled: Stimulating Sustainable Economic...

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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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VIP Diving Bonaire first 'Blue Destination Certified'

65SharesKralendijk- VIP Diving in Bonaire is the first company on the island which has been awarded 3 stars as 'Blue Destination Certified'. VIP Diving has received this award because it meets 99% of the criteria. The criteria are based, among...

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Coronavirus cases top 100,000 in the Netherlands

The number of positive coronavirus tests in the Netherlands topped 100,000 on Wednesday, with a new daily total of 2,357, according to figures from national health institute RIVM. As on previous days, most positive tests in the 24 hours to...

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Ministers under fire over coronavirus failures

Eight more regions are this week likely to be added to the list of areas where the rise in coronavirus cases is worrying, prime minister Mark Rutte has told MPs. But as yet no decision has been taken about new measures and talks are ongoing with...

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Abu Dhabi lab to process Dutch Covid tests

Health ministry officials are working on a deal which will see swabs taken during coronavirus tests in the Netherlands sent to labs in Abu Dhabi for analysis, broadcaster NOS said on Wednesday. The deal between Dutch lab Saltro, its sister lab in ...

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Dutch police bust 65 labs in six months

Police in the Netherlands dismantled 65 drugs labs in the six months to July this year, compared with 40 in the same period last year, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday. The increase, police told the paper, is partly due to information gleaned from ...

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Celebs say no to coronavirus measures

Campaign group Viruswaarheid, which opposes the government's measures to deal with coronavirus, is behind a campaign in which a number of Dutch pop stars and minor celebrities have announced that they will no longer be part of efforts to combat...

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