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Family tragedies inspired stockbroker to embezzle a small fortune

KINGSTON — Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is not the only one who has been scammed by an employee of the Jamaica-based company Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL). There are thirty other potential victims and the total losses for these SSL-investors add up to $1.2 billion, according to a January 18-report by Chris Hatler in Runner’s More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 5th, 2023
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South-American scammers fooled American journalist with bogus information about Natalee Holloway

ORANJESTAD — Almost seventeen years ago, on May 30, 2005, Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared without a trace during a stay on Aruba. Her body was never found and the authorities have never been More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
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Victory for investigative journalist Cramm against Curacao’s gambling industry: sublicensing is illegal

WILLEMSTAD — Investigative journalist Nardy Cramm scored a decisive victory in her fight against Cyberluck, a company that issue sublicenses to the operators of online gambling sites. Cramm has described More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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Democracy gradually returns to Statia

ORANJESTAD — The Progressive Labor Party has appointed Glenville Schmidt and Derrick Simmons as Commissioners, marking the gradual return to democracy in Statia, after the Kingdom intervened in 2018 by sidelining More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 4th, 2022
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Corruption-riddled UNOPS making international headlines

~ Involvement with new Point Blanche prison-project remains to be seen ~ PHILIPSBURG -- Plans for the development of a new prison in cooperation with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, have More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Islandpreneur offers local businesses a window on the world

PHILIPSBURG — Local entrepreneurs have the tools for growth at their fingertips due to the activities of Islandpreneur, an initiative founded by Ife Badejo, president of the Foundation INFOBIZZ and founder More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 20th, 2022
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Girls in Aviation Day touches down in St. Maarten

New initiative launched to introduce opportunities in avionics to local girls. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Women in Aviation International (WAI) Girls in Aviation Day is a new collaborative effort by WAI and More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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European Union continues its relationship with OCTs

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten appears not to be the brightest bulb on Broadway where securing funding from the European Development fund (EDF) is concerned. But the relationship between St. Maarten – with More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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CIBC FirstCaribbean to sell its banking assets in four OECS countries and Aruba

Bridgetown, Barbados 12th October 2021. FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited (“FCIB More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 28th, 2021
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UN Committee urges the Netherlands to promote equality

PHILIPSBURG — “Formal equality does not equate material equality.” That is one of the conclusions of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination after the evaluation of the Dutch 22nd More...