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Three months in solitary confinement, then deported

CAY HILL - Before the late Caulette Julien was locked up in the isolation cell of the Mental Health Foundation, another woman was in this cell. 29-year old F.L. was released on April 6th this year after three months in solitary confinement and...

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Solitary confinement belongs in the Middle Ages

By Hilbert Haar ~ The tragic story of Caulette Julien who died at the Mental Health Foundation on August 25 after spending almost three weeks in solitary confinement has triggered many questions that are still waiting for answers. These questions...

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10x the next 10 years

As we commemorate today, 10-10-20, 10 years of Country Sint Maarten since 10-10-10, we must inexorably conclude: "We have nothing to be proud about!" The past weeks we have reviewed the state of the mental health of our country. A countty is...

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Minister Panneflek: Your Mental Health matters

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - World Mental Health Day is internationally recognized on October 10th of each year. Many people underestimate the severity of mental health issues, until they have been directly impacted by a tragedy. According to the ...

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Constitution Day Messages
Police Union NAPB Public Message for Police Day

PHILIPSBURG - On Saturday, October 10, 2020, the Police Force of St. Maarten is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On the occasion of this Police Day ('Korpsdag'), the police union, NAPB (Nederlandse Antillen Politiebond), is extending the...

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WICSU-PSU Union Constitution Day Reflection

Are the workers better off today than ten years ago? ~ PHILIPSBURG - The labor Union WICSU-PSU is reflecting back on the last 10 years of St. Maarten being a 'Country'. The question that comes to mind is What do we have to look back on?

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Who is the Onion Thief?

by Emsley D. Tromp ~ In a letter dated October 6, 2020, to the Chairperson of Parliament Ms. A. Pauletta, Prime Minister E. Rhuggenaath on the one hand, and in a recent press conference, the leader of the MAN party, Dr. I. Martina, on the other...

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Creative brains in overdrive

By Hilbert Haar ~ That opportunity makes the thief became once more clear from the case of a man who scammed Social and Health Insurances SZV in three years time for almost $190,000 - thus creating a handsome but illicit net monthly salary of more...

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Four new positive COVID-19 cases; active cases drops to 59

PHILIPSBURG - As of October 9th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however there was a recovery of two (2) persons; bringing the total active cases to fifty-nine (59). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven...

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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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USM to launch lecture series for critical reflection Oct. 10

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Saturday, 10 October, the University of St Martin (USM) will begin a virtual lecture series dedicated to the significance of the political disintegration of the Netherlands Antilles and Sint Maarten receiving its...

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Oud-premier Antillen: ‘Ze hebben er een potje van gemaakt’

WILLEMSTAD - "Goed onderwijs, een goede gezondheidszorg en een oude dag voor de bejaarden", dat was de droom van Emily de Jongh-Elhage meer dan tien jaar geleden toen zij begon aan de ontmanteling van de Nederlandse Antillen. Nu tien jaar later...

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Nieuw online immigratieproces Aruba

Redactie 575 0 Aruba beschikt over een nieuwe, online immigratieprocedure. Vanaf heden moet de ED-Card (instap/uitstap kaart) online worden ingevuld. Ook moeten reizigers naar Aruba, als onderdeel van de nieuwe online immigratieprocedure, een...

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10 jaar 10-10-10: De teleurstelling overheerst

Sylvia de Leon 415 1 Den Haag - Voorzitter Pieter van Vollenhoven van het Comité Koninkrijksrelaties, staatssecretaris voor Koninkrijksrelaties Raymond Knops en de gevolmachtigde ministers van Curaçao, Aruba en Sint Maarten Anthony Begina, Eddy...

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Rechter kan niet ingrijpen in politieke besluitvorming

De rechtbank van Sint-Maarten heeft vrijdag de Fundashon Pro Soualiga niet-ontvankelijk verklaard in een kort geding tegen de Nederlandse Staat. De organisatie is tegen de plannen van Nederland om in ruil voor coronasteun een Caribische...

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Boek over tien jaar 10-10-'10

Na unieke operatie overheerst de teleurstelling Van onze redactie Den Haag - De Gevolmachtigde ministers van Curaçao, Aruba en Sint Maarten - Anthony Begina, Eddy Paris (plaatsvervangend) en René Volenius - hebben samen met staatssecretaris voor...

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SMDF and WIB donate to soup kitchen

SINT MAATEN (WEYMOUTH HILL) - The Victory Temple COGOP's soup kitchen is the most recent program to benefit from a fruitful partnership between the SMDF and WIB. Most recently, the soup kitchen received a new 6-burner stove and refrigerator....

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Motorworld Group of Companies Donates Tablets

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Many schools throughout St. Maarten are continuously expanding their online e-learning classrooms. However, several students are still facing challenges due to the lack of proper resources to actively participate in...

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LIAT Could Return In November

Pointe Express: It is almost certain now that the Antigua-based regional carrier, LIAT, will return to the skies, perhaps as early as next month. This is the latest update from Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas, who...

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Dutch coronavirus figures are 'very bad', Rutte says

New coronavirus measures cannot be avoided in the Netherlands if there is no improvement in the number of new infections in the coming 24 to 72 hours, prime minister Mark Rutte told reporters after the weekly cabinet conference.

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Council of State criticizes exit tax plan for multinationals

The Dutch government's most important advisory body on new legislation has criticised a plan to effectively fine multinationals which leave the Netherlands to compensate the treasury for lost tax income. The Council of State, which is required by ...

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Gov't to debate helping sick children die

The Dutch government is discussing whether to change or clarify the law to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die. In a cabinet meeting earlier this week, health minister Hugo de Jonge raised the issue of a 'grey area'...

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Dutch may back postal votes for election

The cabinet is working on plans to ensure the general election in March can take place safely and this might include postal voting, sources have told the AD. Home affairs minister Kasja Ollongren said earlier that postal voting is one of the...

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