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Roger Lawrence sworn in as Minister of TEATT

PHILIPSBURG - Today, Thursday, August 26, 2021, former Senior Manager of Port St. Maarten Roger Lawrence was ceremoniously sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT) at the cabinet of His Excellency...

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NAGICO Insurances promotes safety awareness in schools

PHILIPSBURG - Given the emergence of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, NAGICO Insurances has launched a project to help promote safety awareness in schools. The awareness campaign will see child friendly, colorful posters and...

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Bridgetown, Barbados, 25 August 2021 - CIBC FirstCaribbean has officially extended its partnership with The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for three years. The agreement, which...

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PJIAE N.V. and Ballast Nedam sign reconstruction agreement

Simpsonbay, St. Maarten (August 24, 2021) - On Tuesday August 24, 2021, an official signing with the General Contractor of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project, the Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. (BNIP), was held at the former...

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Minister Richardson welcomes expert to improve Justice chain

Simpson Bay - On Monday, August 23rd, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson visited the Princess Juliana International Airport to welcome the arrival of Mr. Alvin Daal from Curacao. During her work visit to Curacao last...

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Notary plays a false note and faces profession ban

WILLESTAD - Renowned composer and piano player Johnny Kleinmoedig is facing an 18-months prison sentence (with 6 months suspended) and a ban from practicing as a public notary for five years. The public prosecutor holds Kleinmoedig responsible...

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New York - The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) strongly criticizes the distinction that the Kingdom of the Netherlands makes in the corona support between the country of the Netherlands on the one hand and Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten on the other.

The committee notes in a report that it is concerned about the conditions that the Netherlands imposes on the aid, which makes it less favourable. The Committee also expresses concern about obstacles for residents of CAS countries to fully exercise the right to self-determination.

The Committee recommends that the State of the Netherlands promote equality between Dutch citizens born in the Caribbean part and their European kingdom partners. will be publishing an analysis of this report. In the meantime, you can read the full report online at Political News
Sarah tables the unfair taxation of the mental health profs

Philipsburg - Member of Parliament, Sarah A. Wescot-Williams in a recent statement stated that "It has been some months now that the Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals (APAP) has approached me regarding challenges faced by its...

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MP Gumbs reflects on opportunities for collaboration (IPKO)

PHILIPSBURG - Taking an opposing stance to several Sint Maarten Members of Parliament (MPs), Party for Progress (PFP) MP Melissa Gumbs came out of the recently held the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultations (IPKO) reflecting on the...

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Constitutional Court to deliberate and present judgement ...

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - The Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten, sat on Friday, August 20, in the case of the Ombudsman versus the Government of Sint Maarten in connection with three ordinances that were adjusted based on conditions...

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Minister of Justice hosts information session for CCSU...

On August 16th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson welcomed representatives of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) to a follow-up information session on the topic of existing policies and procedures related to...

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Jacobs updates on country package & implementation agenda

On Wednesday, August 18, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs updated Members of Parliament (MPs) on the country package and the implementation agenda during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament. Information concerning the country package...

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On Sint Maarten there is still no clarity about the...

PHILIPSBURG - On St. Maarten there is still no clarity about the cost-cutting measures the island's government implemented in 2020 regarding the employment benefits of public and semi-public civil servants by 12.5%. Last week St. Maarten's...

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Traffic officer suspended for failing to follow procedures

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - A police officer attached to the Traffic Department of the Sint Maarten Police Force KPSM has been suspended for his failure to comply with prescribed procedures in response to a serious accident. He also failed to...

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UPDATED: Investigation Underway into Tragic Fatal Accident

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - UPDATE - A young motorbike rider lost his life as a result of a serious accident Wednesday night on L.B. Scott Road. J.A.P. was pronounced dead at Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) due to his severe injuries. This...

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Police write up 38 tickets for traffic violations in town

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Police officers handed out 38 tickets to drivers for various traffic violation on Wednesday, August 25, as part of traffic controls on Front Street and Codville Webster Street. The controls are part of the measures...

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Man Traveling from D.R. arrested for trying to enter island

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - A man with initials R.L.G. travelling from the Dominican Republic (D.R.) was arrested by Immigration Officers on August 21 for attempting to enter the country with a false French residence permit. The Alpha...

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30 confirmed COVID-19 cases today; one more death recorded

PHILIPSBURG - The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby extends his sympathy to the family and friends of Sint Maarten's 47th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family peace and...

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Varying factors fuel vaccine reluctance

Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with research representatives contacted by the RIVM and VWS of the Netherlands, to discuss the findings of a randomized survey done to better understand the vaccine...

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Sint Maarten's health minister is 'happy with every new...

PHILIPSBURG - Like Aruba and Curaçao, Sint Maarten has been dealing with an increase in the number of corona infections for several weeks. This causes an increase in the number of corona patients in hospital. The island is doing a lot to keep the ...

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Winair presented audited annual account for fiscal year 2020

Simpson Bay - On August 19th, 2021, Winair's board conducted its annual general meeting of shareholders presenting the audited annual accounts for fiscal year 2020. The report was delivered with a clean or unqualified opinion by the auditors,...

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Winair audited annual accounts for 2020 approved

On Thursday, August 19, a shareholders meeting of Winair Airline was held with all shares represented as Winair?s board presented the audited annual accounts for fiscal year 2020. Present at this meeting were the Sint Maarten shareholder...

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Integriteitskamer presenteert jaarverslag 2020

Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Philipsburg - Premier Silveria Jacobs heeft woensdag een 'vruchtbaar gesprek' gehad met de bestuursleden en directeur van de Integriteitskamer Sint Maarten om het jaarverslag 2020 en updates van de organisatie in...

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Impasse CBCS doorbroken

Ys: Dankzij stap RvC naar president Hof Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De stap van de raad van commissarissen (RvC) van de CBCS om de president van het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie in te schakelen, heeft de impasse doorbroken. Een ...

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'Debat over dollarisatie'

IMF: Invoering dollar of euro op zichzelf geen wondermiddel Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Een eventuele dollarisatie - in plaats van de huidige eigen Antilliaanse gulden als munt - is een majeure verandering en moet zeker niet licht...

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IpKo eindigt in opperbeste stemming

Kralendijk - Met het ondertekenen door de delegatieleiders van een (lange) afsprakenlijst is op Bonaire het Interparlementair Koninkrijksoverleg in opperbeste stemming afgesloten. Het was voor het eerst sinds januari vorig jaar dat de...

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RST Cariben zet drugsbaron Ferry in voor wervingscampagne

Willemstad - Het Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) dat zich richt op de bestrijding van ondermijnende criminaliteit in het Caribisch deel van het Koninkrijk zet drugsbaron Ferry Bouman in om personeel te werven. Ferry is de hoofdfiguur in de...

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Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), says that even though World Breastfeeding Week recently came to an end, women should continue to breastfeed throughout the...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) August 27, 2021 WEATHER: Tonight through Friday evening: Partly cloudy and breezy with brief isolated...

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ODM: Your pets and livestock also need to be protected

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) which falls under the Ministry of General Affairs said on Thursday, that households and livestock owners also need to plan for their pets and cattle/goats this hurricane season. ODM adds, if you leave your...

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Rutte still backs Afghanistan mission although ending is ...

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has expressed his regret at having to leave behind a number of Dutch nationals and others who have supported the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

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Buses carrying Dutch evacuees enter Kabul airport,...

Three buses reportedly containing some 120 Dutch nationals have managed to enter Kabul airport after having been held up at the entrance for over 24 hours, the foreign ministry has confirmed to broadcaster NOS. Seven people who did not have...

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Coronavirus infections still rising slowly

Coronavirus infections are continuing to creep upwards, with another 2,651 cases reported on Thursday by the public health agency RIVM. The figure was 193 lower than on Wednesday but represents a 6.6% increase from last Thursday's figure. The...

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