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Civil servant and police-employee sentenced for fraud with French-side welfare system

MARIGOT — Two women – one employed by the police force and one by the government in St. Maarten have been sentenced to conditional prison sentences in the court in Marigot for fraud with social allowances. They collected money from the French welfare system for years without declaring their income on the Dutch side of the island. The first More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Serial killer Fortune finally sentenced for Chauviré-murder

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) sentenced Grenada-born Kathron Fortune in October to 30 years of imprisonment for the rape and murder of Angélique Chauviré in 2006. Fortune is currently More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One Destiny – came together as One and with One Voice sent One Message to the one person that was showing pure More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Borderless

I follow the trails in the kochia bushes And find the age-old footprints of the Diamond 26 and the dew-fresh shoe prints of sobbing children escaping to go to school, backpacks caught in the prickly thorns of the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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French/Dutch border restrictions do not apply to pedestrians

BELLEVUE — French St. Martin reported sixteen new COVID-19 cases today. Officially, the border between the Dutch and the French side has been closed since July 31, a day before St. Maarten welcomed American More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Border closure has taken on a European context, says MP Wescot-Williams

MP Wescot-Williams: “St. Maarten/St. Martin’s border closure has taken on a European context and should be elevated to a Kingdom level.” Philipsburg, St. Maarten, August 2, 2020 – MP Wescot-Williams: More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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St. Barth follows strict protocols for entering the island

Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy — In these difficult times around the health concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, there are many confusing reports in the region and abroad about borders opening or More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Recovery plan and European budget: major advances for overseas territories like St. Martin and St.Barth

FRENCH SAINT MARTIN — The agreement reached this week at the European Council marks an important step in the recovery of Europe: the budget of the European Union for the period 2021-2027 is increased to €1,074 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Competition coming up for KLM/Air France and TUI

PHILIPSBURG — Air Belgium intends to fly to the former Netherlands Antilles in the course of next year. The Belgian airline announced this yesterday during a press presentation. Air Belgium is ready to expand More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Border closure brings cross-border social security fraud to light

PHILIPSBURG – The temporary closure of the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island has brought to light the magnitude of fraud with the French social security system, committed by people living More...






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