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An audit at Mental Health, but no death investigation

PHILIPSBURG - Health Inspectors from the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) performed an audit at the Mental Health Foundation yesterday, and will continue to audit personnel for compliance with workplace policies...

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MP Akeem Arrindell meets with Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG - United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell met on Monday with representatives of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to discuss the way forward his party wants to undertake to improve the overall welfare...

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New coin commemorating 10 years since 10-10-10

Willemstad/Philipsburg - The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010. The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime...

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New Contactless Bankomatiko Smart Card is here!

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - It is with great pleasure that WIB announces the launch of its new Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card, which can be used worldwide. the Windward Islands Bank (WIB) said in a press release on Monday. The WIB...

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Report Progress Committee on KPSM: "Dark clouds emerging"

PHILIPSBURG - "The situation at the police force is less rosy than in our previous report," the Progress Committee writes in its 37th progress report about the plan of approach for St. Maarten's men and women in blue. "The return of the national...

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Pointe Blanche prison remains stuck in its own quagmire

PHILIPSBURG - To say that things are not going well at the Pointe Blanche prison is a serious understatement. In reality it is a mess and in spite of ten years of monitoring the Plan of Approach, in spite of by now 37 reports and numerous advices ...

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9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases; no patients hospitalized

PHILIPSBURG - As of October 7th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to eighty-four (84). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and ninety-eight (698). The Collective...

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Minister Doran denies Alegria's water rights

POND ISLAND - On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, denied the request of Alegria Real Estate N.V. (hereafter: Alegria) for rights...

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What's on the Menu Today?

Whatsapp us via +1-721-588-0800 to get the latest menus from our selection of daily chefs and caterers delivering delicious dishes of food to your door. Here is our pick for today, October 8, 2020: KREATIVE JUICES CATERING Lunch for Delivery.

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Proposal to make vitamin supplements free for all seniors

PHILIPSBURG - Legislators will soon debate a proposal by Faction Leader for the United People's Party in Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, to add vitamin supplements to the SZV package for Senior Citizens, fulfilling a campaign promise and...

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Staatskas Sint-Maarten bijna leeg: 'Veel bedrijven dicht'

PHILIPSBURG - Op Aruba, Curaçao en in Nederland kunnen werklozen en ondernemers op financiële steun rekenen van de overheid. Maar onder Sint-Maartenaren heerst op straat het gevoel dat de overheid ze in de steek laat. En wat als de staatskas...

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Groen licht voor CHE/OHO

Politiek commitment regering Curaçao voor aangepaste consensusrijkswet Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - Na intensief te hebben onderhandeld over de begin juli voorgestelde Caribische Hervormingsentiteit (CHE), ligt nu een 'gebalanceerd ...

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Wever-Croes: Wees niet te optimistisch

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - De Curaçaose premier Eugene Rhuggenaath is optimistisch over het akkoord met Nederland dat dichtbij zou zijn. Maar minister-president Evelyn Wever-Croes verklaart tegenover de Amigoe dat Aruba een maand geleden ...

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Meerderheid Staten vóór OHO / CRE

PAR en MAN in Staten gaan overstag, overige fracties nog te veel vragen Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - Er heeft zich een verschuiving voorgedaan in de Staten, waarbij de meerderheid (PAR en MAN) zich nu wel kan vinden in het nieuwe...

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MAN kan zich vinden in voorstel OHO / CRE

Van een onzer verslaggeefsters Willemstad - De MAN - die zich sinds het begin fel had uitgesproken tegen de CHE - kan zich vinden in het nieuwe voorstel dat nu op tafel ligt, namelijk het Orgaan voor Hervorming en Ontwikkeling (OHO). Dat heeft...

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Geestesziek? Boeien en bidden voor de bezetene

Op zondagen na de dienst vraagt Alfred Kumi altijd even de aandacht van zijn Ghanese kerkgenoten. „Als jullie familieleden hebben die wat stiller zijn of zich plots anders gedragen, weet dan dat ze mentale problemen kunnen hebben." Dan het...

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Due to hot weather, CPS advises public about heat illnesses

With the extreme heat that the country has been experiencing during the past couple of weeks, residents and visitors are requested to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within...

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CPS calls on the Community to Prevent Mosquito Breeding

Due to daily rain events, the community is being reminded to take a proactive approach in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around your yard, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public...

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SXM Daily News October 7, 2020

SXM Daily News October 7, 2020

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Trump returns to Oval Office and says diagnosis a blessing

President Donald Trump said his coronavirus infection was a "blessing from God" because it educated him about potential drugs to treat the disease in a video meant to demonstrate his return to work after several days in the hospital.

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More than 1,000 coronavirus patients in Dutch hospitals

The number of coronavirus patients currently being treated in Dutch hospitals has topped 1,000, patient coordination centre LCPS said on Wednesday. Of them, 210 are in intensive care. LCPS chief Ernst Kuipers said on Monday he expected the number ...

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CDA: Accident victims should not be filmed

People who put videos of victims of an accident online should face a fine of €21,000 or up to one year in jail, Christian Democrat MP Madeleine van Toorenburg says in new draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

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Dutch American guitar legend Eddie van Halen dies at 65

Dutch American guitar player Eddie van Halen has died of throat cancer in the US at the age of 65. Van Halen, founder of rock group Van Halen along with his brother Alex, was born in Amsterdam, and the family moved to Nijmegen shortly afterwards.

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Early voting needed in NL, MPs say

D66 and Pvda MPs are calling on home affairs minister Kasja Ollongren to consider opening some polling stations two weeks ahead of the next March general election. In particular, they say, polling stations should be open earlier in busy places,...

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