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Tourism thesis: Time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM - Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled "Small Island Tourism Economies and the Tourism Area...

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Medical recognition major issue at Mental Health Foundation

CAY HILL - The board of the Mental Health Foundation has elected a new interim director whose name does not appear in the BIG register. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, who also acts as medical coordinator, is not officially allowed to use the title of doctor ...

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Mental Health Foundation in turmoil

CAY HILL - Amidst a growing need for a national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak, interim-director Eileen Healy of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has submitted her resignation effective September 30. Against the wishes...

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Interim Director responds to publication about MHF turmoil

Dear Publisher, As interim director I would like to inform the general public of St. Maarten that the reason for my resignation is the fact that per September 30th, 2020, my contract ends. After hurricane Irma I was asked to return for a year...

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Active cases decreased by 10

PHILIPSBURG - As of September 21st, seven (7) persons tested positive for COVID-19. However, seventeen (17) persons recovered, bringing the total active cases to sixty-six (66). The total number of confirmed cases is now five hundred and...

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Car wrecks cleanup campaign starts Monday, September 21

POND ISLAND - The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, announces that an island-wide cleanup of the car wrecks will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020. Car wrecks are...

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SIBA elects new president and Board

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) has elected Dwayne Elgin to lead its new Board that was installed after elections held on 15th September 2020. Elgin succeeds Neil Henderson who has led the...

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SMCC: US$77 million of ENNIA Premium moneys disappeared...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition (SMCC) in a recent statement said that in the Vigilante newspaper in Curacao of Tuesday September 15, 2020, on page 7, one could read the results of an investigation of ENNIA...

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SMCC - The new normal: why handling of requests take...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition (SMCC) stated in a statement that with the COVID 19 pandemic a lot of entities are promoting online handling of requests for services. "We hear entities explaining that workers are ...

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St. Maarten Participants start Legislative Writing Course

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Education, the honorable Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, issued a statement informing the general public that a total of nine persons - seven civil servants and two external candidates - have enrolled from St. Maarten to...

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Conferences will change and opportunities for the Caribbean

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - "Under the current circumstances, conferences will change. We have seen that a large number of major conferences and conventions had to be cancelled. Disappointment is one thing, at what expense, is another," says...

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Residents living near Sint Maarten's dump have to move

PHILIPSBURG - The dump and surrounding land that overlooks Philipsburg in St Maarten is home to almost two hundred people that live in shacks and shipping containers. The Dutch Government allocated funds to redevelop this landfill after Hurricane ...

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PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this - One Island, One People, One Destiny - came together as One and with One Voice sent One Message to the one person that was showing pure disregard for the unique cultural heritage of...

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Successful protest forces border opening

PHILIPSBURG - After citizens of both the Dutch and French part of St. Maarten protested again against the border closure, the French authorities decided to lift the closure. Soualiga United, a movement with leaders from both the Dutch and French...

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Aruba's decision to borrow locally is like "printing money"

PHILIPSBURG - Aruba has reportedly a deal with a consortium of local banks for a loan in an attempt to get away from the conditions the kingdom has attached to the provision of liquidity support. Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes said last...

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Lawyer warns against dire consequences exchange restrictions

PHILIPSBURG - "If this ship sinks we all sink together," is the conclusion of an opinion HBN Law attorney Michelle Wever wrote about the potential consequences of measures the Central Bank of Aruba took back in March to limit the flight of...

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Knops: human rights are St. Maarten's responsibility

THE HAGUE - "It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem requires a decisive approach and the cabinet has offered assistance on several occasions," State Secretary Knops writes ...

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Arkenbout: "Can we count on each other?"

The worldwide crisis due to COVID-19 has hit the islands in the Kingdom relentlessly hard, notes Erwin Arkenbout, representative of the Netherlands in Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten. "The past few months have been intense and have led to a...

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Schade Ennia 700 miljoen

CBCS: Ansary kan dit snel oplossen door schade te compenseren Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Door de geleden schade van 700 miljoen gulden te compenseren zou Ennia-eigenaar Hushang Ansary aan een snelle oplossing kunnen bijdragen. Dat...

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'Excessieve betalingen'

Ansary smeet met Ennia-gelden-Richard Gibson streek 7,5 miljoen op ~ Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - Hushang Ansary heeft geen goed woord over voor toezichthouder de Centrale Bank CBCS, maar de in verband met de aansprakelijkheidsprocedure.

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Externe tussenevaluatie wederopbouw Sint Maarten

Van onze correspondent Den Haag - Nog dit jaar start een doorlichting van het Nederlands beleid bij de wederopbouw op Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius en Saba na orkaan Irma in 2017, waarvoor 550 miljoen euro werd gereserveerd. Hiervoor wordt een...

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Geen wet betekent voor meeste kinderen geen onderwijs

KRALENDIJK - Sohaima M. is moeder van een zevenjarig meisje met gedragsproblemen. "Het ging vrijwel gelijk mis met mijn dochter op een reguliere school. We waren allebei doodongelukkig." Maar alternatieven zijn er haast niet en dat komt omdat op...

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Lichte lockdown schudt Bonaire weer wakker

KRALENDIJK- "Ik ben zelf niet bang om het coronavirus op te lopen. Ik vermijd grote groepen mensen, maar ik vrees voor mijn zoon. Hij werkt bij het vliegveld", zegt Stanislao Valentijn. De 64-jarige Bonairiaanse vindt het wel goed dat de...

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Zeven nieuwe gevallen Covid-19 op Bonaire

Toeristen boeken vakanties om vanwege code oranje Van onze correspondent Kralendijk - Er zijn gisteren zeven personen positief getest op het coronavirus. Dat brengt het totaalaantal actieve gevallen van Covid-19 op 37. Een deel van de nieuwe...

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Bewoners rondom vuilnisbelt Sint-Maarten moeten weg

PHILIPSBURG - Rondom de vuilnisbelt net boven Philipsburg, wonen ongeveer tweehonderd mensen in krotten en zee-containers. De Nederlandse overheid heeft fondsen beschikbaar gesteld om het gebied op te knappen maar de werkzaamheden kunnen niet...

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Tips for closing down a business

Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some articles or...

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SZV announces application open for July Business Payroll ...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SZV announced on Monday that the July business payroll support application process is now open. For additional information read the notice below.

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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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Fedex Plane makes Emergency Landing in St. Eustatius

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- A Fedex Cessna 208B 'Grand Caravan' cargo plane on route from St. Kitts made an emergency landing at Statia's FDR Airport after developing in-flight problems. After taking off from the airport in St. Kitts, and...

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Dutch firm sold facial expressions technology to China

Dutch company Noldus Information Technology has sold advanced surveillance technology to China, highlighting gaps in the European Union's export regulations, Amnesty International says in a new report. Wageningen based Noldus Information...

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ING embroiled in Russian money laundering network

An ING subsidiary in Poland has for years helped its clients to move large amounts of money out of Russia, the FD, Trouw and investigative journalism platform Investico said on Monday. The claim is based on leaked documents from the American...

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Human remains found in wreckage of wartime bomber

A team recovering the wreckage of a Second World War bomber that crashed in the Markermeer lake in 1943 have found human remains at the site. The BK716 Short Stirling bomber was shot down by a German pilot on its way back from a bombing raid on...

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