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Two arrested in “Albacore” investigation; more expected

PHILIPSBURG — Two suspects, J.L.La P. (41) and M.J.P. (42) were arrested this morning on charges of bribery in an investigation More...

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Sint Maarten represented at UNDP Crisis Preparedness and Resilience Workshop in Barbados

PHILIPSBURG — On June 13th, Rodney Richardson, Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin, represented Sint Maarten More...

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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, 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...

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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...

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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...

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...

Theodore Heyliger and the governor Governor receives final report from Theodore Heyliger

Philipsburg — Harbour View — On June 22, 2018, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten,...

Hurrican Irma Damages Caribbean Cinemas Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 at Cole Bay

COLE BAY — Grand Re-opening! Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 7 at Cole Bay, St. Maarten Caribbean Cinemas...

emergency plan Ministry of ECYS introduces Safety and Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools

Philipsburg — The official ‘Safety and Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools’ (SERG) was dispatched this week...

Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Discipline with financial management Bonaire is troublesome”

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Kralendijk — During its visit to Bonaire on June 19th, the Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint More...

Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Budget control and related risks is insufficient; without additional measures a new deficit for 2018 is unavoidable”

Willemstad — During its visit to Curaçao, the Board of financial supervision of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) indicated that more..

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..

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..
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Governor receives final report from Theodore Heyliger

Philipsburg — Harbour View — On June 22, 2018, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the..
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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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Prime Minister’s address to Parliament on National Recovery & Resilience Plan

PHILIPSBURG, June 21, 2018 – Madam Chair, After months of intensive preparations, I’m pleased to present two important documents to Parliament..
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Annual hurricane season clean-up underway

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby informs the community..
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A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region.

This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of..
 
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Ministry of ECYS introduces Safety and Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools

Philipsburg — The official ‘Safety and Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools’ (SERG) was dispatched this week by The Ministry of Education,..
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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..
World Coaches Award Ceremony Group

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..

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