Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten

Red Cross officials St. Maarten

~ The Government of The Netherlands has asked the Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — The consequences of the corona pandemic can be felt everywhere. The impact in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom is significant. The islands are largely dependent on tourism, which has come to a complete More...

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The Bottom, Saba
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...

Central Bank building Curacao Scharloo
By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020

Central Bank warns against solidarity tax

WILLEMSTAD – The government’s plan to impose a solidarity tax on all income above the ceiling for healthcare and accident insurance premium (5,781 guilders or $3,230) will have a negative effect on the economy More...

Police controls Cay Hill roundabout - Fly4U SXM
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Versterking van de politiemacht en het grenstoezicht op St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – 48 mariniers die afgelopen vrijdag aan boord van het marineschip Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman naar St. Maarten kwamen, worden vanaf vandaag ingezet bij de bewaking van grenzen en handhaving van de openbare More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020

Dutch support for vulnerable citizens (UPDATED with Video)

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands made €16.5 million ($17.82 million or around 32 million guilders) available on Friday in immediate assistance for the most vulnerable citizens in St. Maarten, Curacao, Aruba and More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Kingdom approves call for financial support – with VIDEO

PHILIPSBURG – The Kingdom Council of Ministers will honor the requests for financial support from the BES-islands, Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, Minister Raymond Knops (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) said More...

Raymond Gradius - Chairman Cft
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

CFT board members revolt

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time since its establishment almost ten years ago there is a public row among the board members of the Board financial supervision (Cft). The Cft-members representing St. Maarten (Russell More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, April 6th, 2020

Dutch fly in medical assistance

PHILIPSBURG – A C-17 transport plane has arrived in St. Maarten with emergency aid and equipment to treat corona-patients in the Caribbean part of the kingdom. The supplies and the equipment are not exclusively More...

Staatssecretaris Raymond Knops - cn js
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Confusion and uncertainty about help from The Hague

PHILIPSBURG – “We are one Kingdom, we are all in the same boat and will help each other,” said Minister Raymond Knops (CDA) of the Interior and Kingdom Relations ten days ago. But after the reunion More...

Coastguard Curacao
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020

Family’s round-the-world sailing trip turns nightmare – UPDATED

A Norwegian family which sailed from St. Maarten to Curaçao last Sunday and arrived there last night, is refused by the Curaçao authorities due to COVID-19 lockdown. The Coast Guard threatens to tow the ship More...