State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

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PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday. The measure goes into force on Sunday, April 5, for a period of two weeks. Nobody will be allowed More...

by The Publisher | Published 11 hours ago
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State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday. The measure goes into More...

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With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for two More...

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PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s...

Front Street Dead Street - 2020040401 JH State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday....

Prisoners Charter Plane - 20200331 Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the...

The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

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PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s More...

Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the detainees on March 28, 2020,..

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