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Third tranche of liquidity support remains elusive

THE HAGUE - The outcome of the Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting of Friday cannot come as a surprise to anyone. "As long as St. Maarten does not agree with the core of the package, a fruitful discussion will not be possible," State Secretary Drs.

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MP Buncamper questions Minister of TEATT on Economic Plans

PHILIPSBURG - On Thursday the USP faction leader in parliament, MP Claudius "Toontje" Buncamper, forwarded a letter to the minister of TEATT, the honorable Ludmilla de Weever. MP Buncamper's letter to the minister is prompted from the fact that...

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The mother of all challenges

By Hilbert Haar ~ Our island is facing the mother of all challenges - and even that is an understatement. The COVID-19 crises has laid bare what decision makers have known for a very very long time: it is dangerous to put all your eggs in one basket.

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Nature Foundation Research Solutions for Invasive Monkeys

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation started a new project in order to find solutions for the continuing issues created by the invasive monkey species on the island, especially agriculture performers experience negative setbacks due to ...

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100 SXM Entrepreneurs to Benefit from Mega MentorFest

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - On August 27, 2020, MicroMentor by Mercy Corps and Bacardi along with its local consultants on the islands of Bahamas, US V...

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NTBC provides financial assistance to over 40 students...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - More than 40 students attending both Primary and Secondary schools on the island, received financial contributions towards the new academic year, 2020-2021 from the New Testament Baptist Church (NTBC) and some...

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Public Outreach Campaign offers info disclosure on Airport

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - The Airport is prepared to embark on a 107-million-dollar renovation development despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The trailblazers of the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Princess...

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Rotary St Martin Sunrise donates Five internet Subscriptions

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - With online education extended for one (1) month and with at least 44 SVOBE students lacking internet connections, Rotary St Martin Sunrise came to the rescue, Saskia Kliphuis, innovation coordinator at the SVOBE...

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Aruba wants to borrow on the open financial market

Oranjestad - The government of Aruba is not confident that an agreement can be reached with the Netherlands on a new corona loan in the short term and is now looking for financing outside The Hague.

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Former minister also convicted on appeal

WILLEMSTAD - The former Minister of Health of Curaçao, Jacinta Constancia, was sentenced by the court on appeal to 21 months in prison on Thursday. The case concerns fraud with face masks and took place in the period of her ministerial term,...

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Navy intercepts cocaine and monkey near Aruba

Oranjestad - The Dutch navy intercepted 445 kilos of cocaine off the coast of Aruba, There was also a small monkey on board the speedboat that contained the drugs. It has been handed over to a shelter for exotic animals.

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Ministers Curaçao krijgen er op jaarbasis bijna 22.000 bij

Ministers op Curaçao gaan er door de corona-crisis 21.733 gulden per jaar op vooruit. Ondanks de Nederlandse voorwaarde voor coronasteun om te bezuinigen op hun arbeidsvoorwaardenpakket. Staatssecretaris Raymond Knops sprak er zijn ongenoegen...

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Opinie: Waarom de salarissen van ministers omhoog moesten

Door Laurens KeesenHet zal u niet ontgaan zijn dat de ministerraad op 22 juli 2020 heeft besloten hun eigen salarisschalen te verhogen. Dit heeft nogal wat stof doen opwaaien, omdat bijna niemand begreep waarom dit nodig was.Eerst kwam er een...

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Aruba draagt eigen verantwoordelijkheid

Van onze correspondent Oranjestad - ,,Het is geenszins de bedoeling onze hand op te houden, maar om onze eigen verantwoordelijkheid te dragen om beter uit deze crisis te komen." Dit zegt minister-president Evelyn Wever-Croes in deze beschouwing...

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'Voorstel 12,5% herzien'

SER ziet meer ruimte voor korten van salarissen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER) is van mening dat het voorstel van de regering om 12,5 procent te korten op het arbeidsvoorwaardenpakket van onder andere...

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Wat jonge nieuwkomers in de Curaçaose politiek verwachten

WILLEMSTAD - Jongeren hebben zich de afgelopen maanden flink laten horen op straat én in de politieke arena van Curaçao. Verschillenden willen ook meedoen aan de verkiezingen volgend jaar. Wat is hun visie op hoe Curaçao met de huidige crisis om...

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Kans op goed pensioen op Curaçao wordt steeds kleiner

De kans dat jij straks je pensioen krijgt waarop je gehoopt had wordt steeds kleiner. Pensioenfondsen en leven/pensioenverzekeraars hebben mogelijk onvoldoende in kas. Het risico daarop is in ieder geval reëel en erg groot. Reden is de in het...

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Caribbean Wellness Day to be Observed on September 12

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) will be observed across the region on Saturday, September 12 to promote good health and well-being of the whole of society, the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department...

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Income Support and Unemployment Support Deadline

Income and Unemployment deadline is September 15th The Ministry of Finance would like to remind you to apply to the 'Income Support for Sole Proprietors, Vendor License Holders, Bus and Independent Taxi and Tour Drivers' and COVID-19 Unemployment ...

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WIB Extension Moratorium Extended. Opt-in Deadline is 18SEP

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has extended its financial relief for customers. Read below for more details:

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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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Theoretical driving exams suspended until September 21

The Inspectorate of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), hereby announces that due to circumstances beyond its control theoretical driving exams are suspended until September 21, 2020. This ...

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Fire Chief Clive Richardson: "Remain Vigilant."

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) - 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 2020 Atlantic hurricane...

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Costs of internet will be reduced with structural subsidies

The cost of internet on on the public entities of Bonaire, Statia and Saba can only be lowered to an acceptable level with structural subsidies from the government. State Secretary Mona Keijzer links this conclusion to an investigation that she...

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Prison sentences for Whatsapp fraudsters

Two men from Deventer have been jailed for 2.5 and 3 years respectively for conning people out of money via social media messaging service Whatsapp. The two pretended to be relatives in urgent need of money using photographs lifted off the...

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€620m in subsidies to build 51,000 homes

National, provincial and local government have reached agreement on spending €620m to realise 51,000 new homes in the short term, housing minister Kajsa Ollongren has told MPs. The projects - 27 in total - could not be realised without subsidies...

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Covid-19 fine is likely to be cut to €99 in new legislation

MPs from three of the four coalition parties want the fine issued to people who accidentally fail to keep 1.5 metres from others to be cut from €390 to €99 - which means they would no longer end up with a criminal record.

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