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SCDF announce pageant prizes, will  make shows less costly for contestants

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is hard at work preparing for the local shows of Carnival 2022 and over the weekend announced the prizes and main approach for the Carnival Queen Pageants. All four of the SCDF’s pageants are on the schedule for Carnival 2022: The Junior, Teen, Senior and Mature Carnival Queen More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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Carnival returns with strict safety protocols

PHILIPSBURG — After a hiatus of two years Carnival is once again on the calendar for 2022. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced 24 days of Carnival events, beginning with the opening More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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SER policy-brief about dump: Turn Pond Island into residential area – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — The landfill on Pond Island, commonly referred to as the dump, remains a bone of contention now that 200 residents who live near it have to be relocated. The government has done basically nothing More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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Chamber of Commerce ceases Business Inactivation Status with immediate effect

PHILIPSBURG — As part of the ongoing efforts to maintain accuracy of the trade registry and ensure compliance among the business community, the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) has taken More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 15th, 2021
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MP Buncamper took 600,000 in bribes, prosecution charges

PHILIPSBURG -- The trial against parliamentarian Claudius Buncamper (United St. Maarten party, USp) is the result of an investigation into corruption that began in July 2018. The first court hearings were on September More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 8th, 2021
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Law Enforcement Council gets authority to control Crime Fund

PHILIPSBURG — The available capacity for the execution of measures from the country package in St. Maarten remains a continuous source of concern. The capacity in St. Maarten is even more limited than in More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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More prison time looms for former MP Frans Richardson

PHILIPSBURG — There is more trouble on the horizon for former parliamentarian Frans Richardson, the founder of the United St. Maarten party (USp). On November 16, the Court in First Instance will hand down More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
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Minister Ottley’s insurance-plan draws criticism

PHILIPSBURG — The announcement by Minister Omar Ottley (Public Health) that he intends to increase the salary-ceiling for insurance under SZV from 67.816 to 120,000 guilders (from $37,886 to $67,039) per More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
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Dutch Marines conduct military exercises at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex

GREAT BAY — The Dutch Marines stationed in Aruba conducted a military exercise at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex on Tuesday morning. The exercise named “Windward Express” included marines stationed More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 25th, 2021
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We as a country can manage our own Central Bank

Dear Editor, I am not a person of the media, but as a born St. Maartener and professional, I have decided to speak out on this matter as I am feeling very belittled and insulted by the comments made by MP More...






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