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Consumer organizations on St. Maarten give opinions on role Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG -- Yesterday we published the announcement from the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) that on March 28, 2018, More...

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Recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

The Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor informs that Kellogg’s company in the United States has issued a More...

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New banking ordinance to strengthen supervision financial products

  PHILIPSBURG — According a recent announcement by the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten on March 28, 2018, the National More...

MP Emil Lee

Minister Lee acknowledges World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018

PHILIPSBURG — Friday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018. Boardmember of the St. Maarten Seniors and Pensioners Association, More...

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Jessurun observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2018

PHILIPSBURG/CALI -- Friday, June 15th, 2018, was International Day of Awareness Against Elderly Abuse. Raymond Jessurun, ambassador More...

Chris Morvan

It’s not the winning that counts

by Chris Morvan You can tell when the World Cup is on because suddenly the world goes Brazilian. People who you know for a fact have More...

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Dutch and local Ombudsman join forces to help vulnerable citizens

PHILIPSBURG – National Ombudsman in the Netherlands Reinier van Zutphen and St. Maarten’s Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin have joined More...

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Climate change threatens St. Maarten’s existence

PHILIPSBURG – “We are among the most vulnerable Caribbean tourists destinations between 25 and 50 years from now,” Governor More...

Dollarize yes, but…

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It snuck back in quietly, but Dollarization is back on the political agenda. With Ferrier’s announcement that we have just two years worth of guilder banknotes left, the More...

What school children know

StMaartenNews Editorial

When you don’t know, you don’t know. But the school children always know. What school children have been saying for years is now a subject of investigation: the costs More...

Smartphone addiction

StMaartenNews Editorial

According to a news report on DutchNews.nl, almost three in 10 youngsters aged 18 to 25 say they are addicted to social media and keep their phones with them at all times. More...

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A Delta Plan for St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar Actions speak louder than words; that thought came to mind during the seventh annual Governor’s Symposium, this time with climate change as its central theme. The More...

TSIS: a little history lesson

By Hilbert Haar Seven years ago, USONA invested 1.63 million guilders for St. Maarten in TSIS – the Tourist Statistical Information System. The money is gone, but the system More...

It’s not the winning that counts

Chris Morvan

by Chris Morvan You can tell when the World Cup is on because suddenly the world goes Brazilian. People who you know for More...

Keeping up with the Phoneses

Chris Morvan

by Chris Morvan I don’t know how attached you get to things like laptops and phones. Maybe they’re just functional More...

Cor Merx 20171116 - HH Consumer organizations on St. Maarten give opinions on role Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG -- Yesterday we published the announcement from the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten...

Stabbing2 The Detective Department is presently investigating a case of ill-treatment with a weapon

The Detective Department is presently investigating a case of ill-treatment with a weapon which took place...

false travel documents Man tires to enter country using false travel documents.

A South African man on Sunday June 17th arrived on Sint Maarten with a Jet Blue...

Navy Commander De Vin: “Maintaining public order should have been our priority”

Dutch Navy Commander for the Caribbean De Vin visit PM Leona Marlin-Romeo

PHILIPSBURG – With hindsight, the Navy had its priorities wrong when it came to the rescue in Sint Maarten More...

What becomes of St. Maarten in a Unites States of Europe?

HILVERSUM – What will happen with the Caribbean countries in the Kingdom if Europe became a republic? Rik Haverman examined this..

Thumbs up to PM Marlin-Romeo from PM Rutte

PHILIPSBURG – The visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to St. Maarten seems to mark the beginning of a better..

Port St. Maarten Management pleased with Court Ruling

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PORT ST. MAARTEN — June 14, 2018, the Joint Court of Justice rendered a provisional judgment with regard More...

Court postpones decision about civil inquiry at port companies

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice postponed on Thursday morning a decision about a civil inquiry at the Harbor Holding..

Double murder trial set for September 12

PHILIPSBURG – Kathron Fortune, the convicted murderer who escaped from the Pointe Blanche prison on February 15, 2016, is at the..

Roundabout statues are important symbols

Bell statue and flag - 20180613 HH PHILIPSBURG – The statues at local roundabouts are important symbols but they are not official monuments, Minister Jorien Wuite (Education, Culture,..

Tzu Chi inspires at triple celebration

Tzu Chi An appreciative crowd of 1,470 persons gathered at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium on Sunday, May 26, to mark the St...
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MP Brison suggests enviro-tax to finance waste processing

PHILIPSBURG – Covering the $11.2 million financial burden of garbage collection and processing with fees charged to the approximately 7,000 households..
Dutch Navy Commander for the Caribbean De Vin visit PM Leona Marlin-Romeo

Navy Commander De Vin: “Maintaining public order should have been our priority”

PHILIPSBURG – With hindsight, the Navy had its priorities wrong when it came to the rescue in Sint Maarten after Hurricane..
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COCI: New Businesses Opening while Closures are Down. Prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Executive Director Anastacio Baker, says that COCI statistics for the 1st..
 
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Antillean guilder will “eventually disappear”

PHILIPSBURG – The monetary union of Curacao and St. Maarten has returned to the political agenda. This is because the supply..
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Act. Minister of VROMI De Weever says dumping boat wrecks on the landfills not permitted

POND ISLAND — Sint Maarten — Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever, who also acts in the absence of the Minister..
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Man tires to enter country using false travel documents.

A South African man on Sunday June 17th arrived on Sint Maarten with a Jet Blue flight originating from New York..
 
Port SXM Logistics Training Outpost Meeting

Port St. Maarten to launch Regional Human Resource Training Outpost for Logistical Excellence

PORT ST. MAARTEN — Port St. Maarten will be establishing a human resources training outpost in the third quarter of 2018.  Recent..
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On the reconstitution of USM

By Antonio Carmona Báez, Ph.D.* My recent appointment as President of the University of St. Martin has been accompanied by a..
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First official group of WorldCoaches of Sint Maarten

Phillipsburg — The Sint Maarten Football Federation, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), via their WorldCoaches program, and UNICEF, set up..