Container cells arrive, budget-deficit for housing inmates in the Netherlands

HMS Pelikaan arrive in St. Maarten 20190907

PHILIPSBURG – The navy support vessel Hr. Ms. (His Majesty’s) Pelikaan delivered eleven of the 22 container-cells from Bonaire to St. Maarten last week. The containers will be placed in the yard of the Pointe Blanche prison and facilitate the return of inmates that are currently behind bars in the Netherlands and elsewhere. After Hurricane Irma More...

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Banco del Orinoco
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Chaos at Banco del Orinoco

~ Central Bank CBCS intervenes with the application of the emergency regulation ~ WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — Banco Del Orinoco N.V., established in Curaçao since 1987 as as international bank of Venezuelan More...

Banco del Orinoco N.V.
By The Publisher On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Emergency measure for Banco del Orinoco N.V. imposed at the request of the CBCS – UPDATE

WILLEMSTAD, PHILIPSBURG — The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) was forced, in view of deficiencies at Banco del Orinoco N.V., to petition the Court of First Instance of Curaçao to adopt More...

School Bags photo SIGE (Curacao, Caribisch Netwerk)
By The Publisher On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Many children in Curacao without school supplies

WILLEMSTAD – Caribisch Netwerk writes that the new school year has started and again it appears that quite a few families can urgently use help with the purchase of school supplies. “My grandson is More...

Bob Traa avatar pic
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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CBCS Traa during VBC luncheon: Supply side of the economy requires more attention

WILLEMSTAD — During a luncheon of the Curaçao Business Association (“Vereniging Bedrijfsleven Curaçao”), Mr. Bob Traa, acting president of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), sparked More...

KPSM Presentation Progress Committee SXM - 30 Jul 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Police Force receives work-visit from Progress Committee

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday July 30th the Police Chief Carl John and Management team received a scheduled work-visit from the Progress Committee. During this visit Chief John gave the committee an extensive More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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A thoughtful expose

By Hilbert Haar Running a country is not a profitable business. If the Netherlands, or St. Maarten or Curacao for that matter, had been private sector businesses they would have had to close their doors a long time More...

MinAGZ SXM House The Hague MP Luc Mercelina visits Cabinet
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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MP Dr. Mercelina pays a courtesy visit to the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten and her Cabinet

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Member of Parliament (MP) L.F.E. Mercelina, during a private visit to the Netherlands to attend a medical symposium, made use of the opportunity to pay a visit to the Cabinet More...

Casino gambling roulette table
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Volkskrant describes St. Maarten as money laundering center

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten made headlines in the Volkskrant on Tuesday and the news was not good. “An attractive island for tourists – and for criminal gangs that launder money,” correspondent Kees More...

Knops and Marlin-Romeo - 20180208 - HH
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Kingdom imposes conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — St. Maarten will only get liquidity support from the Netherlands in 2019 if it complies with several conditions the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put in place. “These conditions see – More...