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MP Ludmilla De Weever: "Fastest-growing stayover recovery.."

Former Minister of TEATT and now Member of Parliament Ludmilla De Weever says: "St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic." ~ PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten is clearly on the rebound ...

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St. Maarten shows strong growth in stay-over arrivals

PHILIPSBURG - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to its knees, but the latest numbers issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) show that St. Maarten is getting out of this slump in a hurry. Out of 24 destinations...

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Doubts about BTP-director's integrity trigger suspension

PHILIPSBURG - Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP)-director Anthony Carty has been suspended for the duration of the criminal investigation against him that started back in 2019. After the completion of the investigation, the Minister of...

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Central Voting Bureau members sworn in last Friday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Friday, September 3, 2021, the recently appointed new members and substitute members of the Central Voting Bureau were sworn in by His Excellency Governor drs. Eugene B. Holiday at his cabinet. These members and...

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CBCS operational network subject to cyberattack

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) has been subject to a cyberattack. On Thursday, September 2, 2021, in the afternoon, the CBCS received intelligence that the CBCS's operational network might have been...

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SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Despite a slight decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the territory of Saint-Martin, the health situation remains tense with 167 new cases in week 34 (from August 23 to 29, 2021) and despite a decrease in the...

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Alpha Team investigation takes down criminal links

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - "NAOS", an extensive investigation concerning international drugs and weapons trafficking conducted by the Alpha Team, under the leadership of the Prosecutor's Office, has led to the severing of criminal links and the ...

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Relative and friends of Minister involved in altercation at Kimsha beach

KIMSHA — Unconfirmed reports reaching our news desk tonight, Sunday, September 6, 2021, indicate that the well-known brother of a minister in the Jacobs II government together with friends were involved in an altercation at Kimsha beach whereby according to rumors a gun was pulled. reached out to a police spokesperson, however was unsuccessful in getting a response before publication of this newsletter. The only source of further information was a food stand owner on the scene at the time.

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MP Heyliger-Marten seeks update from PM on decolonization

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha S. Heyliger-Marten Faction Leader UP faction and Second Vice-Chair of Parliament, has penned a letter to the Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs dated September 4th, 2021, related to...

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MP Heyliger-Marten concerned about the Pointe Blanche prison

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) -The plight of the Pointe Blanche Prisoners, who expressed their sufferings through a letter to the Editor of The Daily Herald, has caught the attention of the Faction Leader for the United People's Party UP-Party in...

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26th Anniversary of Luis and Fourth anniversary of Irma

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of dangerous Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic damage to the country on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, when it made landfall. Sunday, September 5th also...

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Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard introduced to COM

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Last Thursday the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) director, Frank Boots and a delegation paid a visit to the Council of Ministers, the DCCG said in a media statement on Saturday. During this visit the DCCG director ...

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Major Hurricane Larry being Closely Monitored by ODM....

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson, said on Saturday that the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is closely monitoring major Hurricane Larry several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The...

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Ministry of Justice and General Affairs hold symposium today

The Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, in collaboration with the Ministry of General Affairs has organized a National Youth Delinquency Symposium with the theme: ?A Call to Action; The State of Our Youth.? The community is invited to join the...

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosts Essay Contest

Today, Monday, August 30, Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted the Justice Sector Essay Contest Ceremony for 6 secondary school students at the Government Administration Building who all won a chance to spend a day at their chosen...

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Minister Lawrence: Together Everyone Achieves more

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Roger Lawrence would like to acknowledge and celebrate the work and dedication that has been put into the recovery of the Princess Juliana International...

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27 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday; another death recorded

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 57th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Prayers go out to the family during their time of grief ...

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Minister Ottley: The Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) online

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley hereby informs the public on the launch of the Digital COVID Certificate (DCC). The Digital COVID Certificate is an EU initiative which will help citizens move freely...

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43 COVID-19 recoveries Friday

As of September 3rd, there were twenty two (22) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however forty three (43) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to two hundred thirty six (236). The total number of confirmed cases is now ...

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Four St. Maarten civil servants achieve certification ...

On Tuesday, August 31, four civil servants of the Department of Legal Affairs graduated from the University of Curacao?s School of Law Sint Maarten Division. The ?Certified Legislative Lawyer? course completed by the civil servants was organized...

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'Applying to Schools in the Netherlands' workshop Sept. 9

Students looking to continue their studies in the Netherlands are urged to sign up for and attend the free online workshop organized by Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and entitled...

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Kabinet-Pisas akkoord met Coho; is er kiezersbedrog gepleegd

DEN HAAG - De nieuwe regeringspartijen op Curaçao beloofden nog vóór de parlementsverkiezingen in maart om opnieuw met Nederland te gaan onderhandelen voor de financiële hulp, zodat Den Haag minder te zeggen krijgt op het eiland. De vraagt rijst...

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Alsnog consensus over Coho

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Kreeg de Gevolmachtigde minister Carlson Manuel gisteren nog een instructie mee van de regering uit Willemstad om in de Rijksministerraad (RMR) naar voren te brengen, deze moest al gauw worden gewijzigd...

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8.041 Personen met onderstand

Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Premier Gilmar Pisas (MFK) sprak tijdens een ingelaste persconferentie over de noodzaak van Nederlandse financiële steun, want zonder dat geld - zo zei hij - zou onder meer de onderstand voor 15.000...

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Cft: Tekorten zorgfondsen op Sint Maarten onhoudbaar

Philipsburg - De tekorten van de zorgfondsen op Sint Maarten zijn door het uitblijven van ingrijpen door het kabinet Jacobs in een jaar tijd met 13% opgelopen naar 328 miljoen gulden. Het College financieel toezicht spreekt van een "onhoudbare...

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'Financieel beheer schiet tekort'

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - Aruba moet meer hervormingen en bezuinigingen doorvoeren om goede zorg en sociale zekerheid te kunnen blijven garanderen. Het CAft spreekt van 'ernstige tekortkomingen in het financieel beheer'. Het College...

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Richardson: Remain Vigilant. Your Personal Responsibility

Fire Chief and National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, is once again appealing to the community of Sint Maarten to be prepared as the country is now in the peak period of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At this point in time,...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday


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More tropical cyclone activity forecasts for coming weeks

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On average, the 12th named storm (Hurricane Larry) forms on October 11th (using the 1991-2020 climate normal period), so this is really exceptional, according to Brian McNoldy, Senior Research Associate at University...

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Thousands at Amsterdam coronavirus demo

Amsterdam officials have urged people to stop coming to the Dam in the centre of the city to take part in a demonstration against the coronavirus rules because it is already too busy. Several thousand people - up to 10,000 according to city...

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Max Verstappen wins first Dutch Grand Prix in 36 years

Max Verstappen has won the first Grand Prix to take place in the Netherlands for 36 years. Roared on by a crowd of 70,000 overwhelmingly Dutch fans at the Zandvoort track, the Red Bull driver kept ahead of his British arch-rival and world...

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Mixed response to return of Zandvoort GP

Thirty-six years after the chequered flag fell for the last time on a Dutch Grand Prix, the circuit in the dunes is back on the Formula One calendar. Some 67,000 racing fans will pack the stands hoping to witness a titanic battle between world...

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Medical care minister Tamara van Ark resigns for health

Caretaker medical care and sport minister Tamara van Ark has resigned on health grounds. The minister announced on Twitter that she had been trying to recover from chronic neck problems but has not regained her health sufficiently to return to work.

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