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An eventful week: Governor’s Cup, royal decoration and traffic accident

Great Bay — After remaining undefeated in the preliminary matches, Teddy Berry emerged as the undisputed champion when the curtains went down on the 2022 Governor’s Cup Table Tennis competition Friday evening at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium. The Governor, Drs. Eugene Holiday, was not present at the event as he had traveled to the Netherlands, More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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CFT gives green light for revoking salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG — The government has met the requirements that allow it to revoke the 12.5 percent salary cut for employees in the (semi) public sector. This appears from a letter CFT-chairman Raymond Gradus 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 Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Tourism remains the focal point of St. Maarten’s economy

PHILIPSBURG — Making St. Maarten less dependent on tourism? But how? That is the headline above an article published on the website of the Dutch newspaper NRC. The author, Denise Retera, poses the question More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 30th, 2022
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Pro Soualiga demands retraction of Statia’s mediation-report

PHILIPSBURG — The Pro Soualiga Foundation recommends in a letter dated July 27 to the island Council of Statia and to the kingdom representative to withdraw a report written by mediators Suzy Camelia-Römer More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 22nd, 2022
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Kingdom puts liquidity support on hold

PHILIPSBURG / THE HAGUE — St. Maarten has started to pay out vacation allowances without a positive advice from financial supervisor Cft and without permission from the Kingdom Council of Ministers (KCoM), More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Factsheet: “Only a small minority prefers complete independence”

PHILIPSBURG — Is St. Maarten completely decolonized or is there still work to be done? That is the central question in a factsheet three experts put together for the Dutch Second Chamber. The answer remains More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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Kingdom decides Friday about retraction of salary-cut for civil servants

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom Council of Ministers decides next Friday, June 24, whether St. Maarten gets permission to terminate the 12.5 percent pay-cut for civil servants. For a positive outcome, the government More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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Agreement about draft COHO-law seems highly unlikely

PHILIPSBURG — What are the chances that the four countries in the Dutch Kingdom reach an agreement about the draft consensus kingdom law COHO? If you look at the criticism from the Caribbean side of the ocean, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 19th, 2022
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The Hague is concerned about undermining criminality; St. Maarten isn’t

  PHILIPSBURG — “There are many indications that the underworld and legitimate society in St. Maarten are structurally intertwined.” On September 11, 2015, this statement by Attorney-General Guus Schram More...