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The Hague freezes liquidity support for St. Maarten

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten needs 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) in liquidity support for the second quarter of this year but the Kingdom Council of Ministers is not going to provide these funds until there is unequivocal support...

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Now we're in the dog house

By Hilbert Haar ~ Is anybody surprised about the decision by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to freeze liquidity support for St. Maarten? I saw this coming along time ago. The inevitable you-know-what has hit the fan and the responsibility for...

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COHO draft law triggers questions about compatibility...

THE HAGUE - An earlier report on about the advice concerning the draft kingdom law Caribbean Reform and Development Entity (COHO) stated incorrectly that the Kingdom Council of State considers the proposal to be a...

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Council of State criticizes COHO draft law, but supports it

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Review of the Raad van State advice (in Dutch)

Dinsdag berichtte Dossier Koninkrijksrelaties dat de Raad van State een vernietigend oordeel heeft geveld over de ontwerp-Rijkswet voor de oprichting van het Caribisch orgaan voor hervorming en ontwikkeling (COHO) dat de regie moet voeren over en ...

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Raad van State: Rijkswet COHO strijdig met Statuut

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Dead or alive

By Hilbert Haar ~ Reactions in St. Maarten to the negative Council of State-advice about the draft kingdom law COHO were jubilant and that is understandable. But the COHO, the Caribbean Reform and Development Entity, is far from dead, and therefore..

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Jacobs and Marlin defend position on draft COHO-law

PHILIPSBURG - "We can only come to consensus if the advice from the Kingdom Council of State is followed," Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said at a press conference hosted by the National Alliance about the status of the draft consensus kingdom...

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Emmanuel on COHO: I told you so

Says govt an embarrassment onto itself ~ GREAT BAY - Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Tuesday had only four words in response to reports that the Council of State has determined that the COHO is in contravention of the...

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PM Jacobs and Préfet Gouteyron discuss synchronization

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs attended a high-level meeting together with Préfet Délégué for Saint Martin and St. Barths Serge Gouteyron and his support staff. Joining Prime Minister...

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Six New Positive COVID-19 cases on Friday. Active Cases 33

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of March 26th, there were six (6) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. There was a recovery rate of zero (0) cases today. The total active cases are thirty-three (33) and the total number of confirmed cases is ...

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USP MP's get presentation on operations of ATS

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Members of Parliament (MP's) of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper and their support staff met with the Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) on Tuesday, February 24, 2020 to...

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SXM Daily News March 26, 2021

SXM Daily News March 26, 2021

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Yacht Club Port De Plaisance launches Farm to Yacht Program

What A Success - On March 24th, 2021, Yacht Club Port De Plaisance, hosted their first Farm to Yacht Program - local Farmer's Market in the beautiful Oasis Garden, from 8:30am to 10:30am. The overwhelming support YCPDP received from the attended...

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STB Launches "Spring to St. Maarten" travel campaign

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) has launched a Spring social media campaign under the banner, "Spring to St. Maarten." As the travel industry continues to show signs of recovery with travelers showing positive...

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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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'Voor zomer aangepast Coho-voorstel'

Van een onzer verslaggevers Den Haag - Demissionair staatssecretaris Raymond Knops verwacht vóór het zomerreces een aangepast Coho-voorstel plus 'nader rapport' aan de Tweede Kamer en de Staten van Curaçao, Aruba en Sint Maarten te kunnen bieden. ...

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CMC naar hoogste alarmfase

Martina: Daarna uitwijken naar Sehos Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Het Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) maakt zich klaar om op te schalen naar de hoogste fase van de noodsituatie. Want ook met nog ongeveer 40 covid-bedden extra komt de...

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Curaçao schaalt zorgcapaciteit op: 't gaat verkeerde kant op

WILLEMSTAD - "Covid is geen spelletje, het is heel serieus", vertelt een man die is besmet met Covid-19 en op de Intensive Care (IC) ligt van het Curaçao Medical Center (CMC). Hij krijgt extra zuurstof toegediend en doet zijn verhaal voor de...

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Statia Business Bubble Flight to St. Maarten

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius -The Public Entity St. Eustatius is working to accommodate travel to St. Maarten for business purposes. Statian residents who require this type of service, can send an email to Please...

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Saba Legal Desk starts back

The Bottom, Saba - The Saba Legal Desk has started back per March 1, 2021. Initially, the Legal Desk will function mostly digital, but when policy to enter Saba changes per May 1, Nathalie Tackling will again come to the island for...

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Is Knops right to drop the hammer on St. Maarten
No, it is an abuse of power
What about Article 36 of the Kingdom Statuut?
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Coalition talks resume after Thursday's chaos

Talks on forming a new coalition government will restart on Friday following Thursday's debacle involving a positive coronavirus test for Kajsa Ollongren and a photograph of her discussion notes. Ollongren and Annemarie Jorritsma stood down after ...

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Noord-Brabant wants to go nuclear to meet climate goals

The province of Noord-Brabant wants to investigate using more nuclear energy because it would take up far less space than wind and solar power but would reduce harmful emissions, report Dutch media. In an online press briefing, regional council...

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