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Bank says farewell with USD$25000 gift to marine project

Willemstad, Curaçao, July 15, 2024 – As CIBC Caribbean, trading as FirstCaribbean in the Dutch Caribbean, completed the transfer of its assets to Orco Bank N.V last month, the bank made a parting gift of USD$25000 to support key marine projects in Curaçao. The bank made the donation to Seacology which is involved in two projects in Curaçao, More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, July 12th, 2024
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Letter to the Editor: Urgent Call for Environmental Leadership in Sint Maarten’s Upcoming Snap Elections

Dear Editor, With the snap elections set for August 19th, 2024, it is crucial for the residents of Sint Maarten to thoroughly evaluate the candidates and political parties vying for our votes. Our island’s More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 28th, 2024
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Court rules against developer in land swap dispute

PHILIPSBURG -- Tesi NV is a project developer and a part of the Port de Plaisance Group. In a notarial deed dated June 8, 1998, it obtained the right of long lease to several parcels of land located in Simpson More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
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European millions available for energy transition

PHILIPSBURG — “It is imperative for St. Maarten to look into renewable energy sources and alternative energy sources. The COVID-19 crisis has shown St. Maarten that making deep structural changes and reforms More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 14th, 2024
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Seizing the Green Energy Opportunity for St. Maarten

Letter to the Editor by Tadzio Bervoets As St. Maarten grapples with an ongoing power crisis, the call for robust solutions has never been more urgent. Recent discussions by our Prime Minister about reaching out More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Plenty of options to improve energy supply, but nothing is happening

By Hilbert Haar The issues NV GEBE is experiencing to the dismay of many of its clients is not something that fell unexpectedly out of the blue sky. On the contrary, the issues the country has with its energy production More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Solar systems offer a solution to frequent power cuts

PHILIPSBURG -- Is there a way to combat the persistent power cuts plaguing Utilities Company GEBE and its customers? David Salomon, who won 68 votes as the number 10 candidate for the Party for Progress (PFP) during More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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Industry standards be damned!

Utilities company NV GEBE had to do something quick to answer to the growing frustration about the power cuts that have been plaguing everybody’s life on St. Maarten these days. So, they put out a press release. See: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
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Sint Maarten Must Pivot to Sustainable Development Amid Environmental Concerns and Climate Uncertainty

Dear Editor, In the face of an increasingly devastating hurricane season and ongoing environmental degradation, the need for Sint Maarten to adopt sustainable development strategies has never been more urgent. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 18th, 2024
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Nature Policy Plan implementation lags: Minister Doran admits lack of measures to halt unsustainable development

PHILIPSBURG — In a stark revelation, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure, Egbert Doran, admitted on Wednesday that the St. Maarten government lacks sufficient measures More...