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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 Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila De Weever. The initiative is one that focuses on exposing young girls to career opportunities available in More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 12th, 2021
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Kudos from President Biden for St. Maarten’s Alexina Beauperthuy

PHILIPSBURG — On July 1, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden spent three hours with the families of victims of the Surfside apartment building that collapsed on June 24, killing 98 people. The visit More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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How Dutch is Ballast Nedam?

PHILIPSBURG — Ballast Nedam is generally recognized as a Dutch construction company. There is however nothing Dutch about the chairman of the board or about Ballast Nedam’s parent company. The chairman More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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NAGICO urges preparation as NOAA warns of active hurricane season

PHILIPSBURG — The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1st and NAGICO Insurances is urging everyone to get ready for what has already been forecasted by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), to be ‘a More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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Airport holding puts reconstruction funding at risk

Photo caption: SXM Airport. Photo by Duncan van Heyningen. PHILIPSBURG — The airport holding is putting financing for the terminal reconstruction project at risk if it continues with efforts to dismiss Chief More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Hibernators may be excluded from compulsory Covid insurance

PHILIPSBURG — Many foreign condo owners and renters on St. Maarten have doubts about hibernating on the island this year. The cost of mandatory COVID-19 insurance can run up to several thousand dollars for More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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IMF-team paints dark picture of road to recovery

PHILIPSBURG —  St. Maarten’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will drop 25 percent this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This appears from a note written by a team of the International Monetary fund More...