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Dutch subsidy for Makana ferry service

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK) has made €1 million ($1.1 million) in subsidies available to support the Makana ferry service that connects Statia and Saba with St. Maarten. This appears from a letter State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen sent to the Dutch parliament. Statia and Saba want to continue More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 17th, 2023
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When a speedboat charter to St. Barths is your best option

PHILIPSBURG — On a day like today, Sunday, December 17, 2023, a family’s worst nightmare is coming true. They were scheduled to arrive on Air France flight AF 498 at 2:50pm. Air France is 2,5 hours More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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A vision plan for Quarter Development? Where have we heard that before?

PHILIPSBURG – The Council of Ministers recently approved a “vision plan” for the development of what is now called the Quarter Development, situated next to the A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility. Minister More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Supreme Court puts civil inquiry at harbor companies to rest

PHILIPSBURG — The Supreme Court has firmly closed the door on a request from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to order a civil inquiry into the St. Maarten Harbor Holding company and twelve associated businesses. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Sol Antilles hosted oil spill response training

PHILIPSBURG — Eighteen energy professionals received their specialist certificates from the international industry cooperative Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL) upon completion of their large-scale oil spill More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 12th, 2022
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Real estate deals at the port are entangled in a complex web

PHILIPSBURG -- The role of financial manager Ron Elferink in real estate transactions at the port have remained unclear for a long time. When he was asked about it as a witness in the Zebec case on June 22, 2021, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 11th, 2022
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MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever met with representatives from Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), namely Vice President of Destination More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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Causeway bridge again in trouble

PHILIPSBURG — The causeway bridge over the Simpson Bay Lagoon has a checkered history that includes stories about bribery and technical malfunctioning. Currently, the swing bridge is out of commission again, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Zebec claims over Dutch Village in courts now

~ Defense lawyers to present case September 6 ~ PHILIPSBURG -- Real estate developer Zebec was in court on Wednesday with its demand of $97 million in compensation from the Harbor Group of Companies and others More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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Theo Heyliger even deeper involved in Port activities (Part 2)

PHILIPSBURG — The involvement of former minister and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger in the import of goods at the port goes even deeper than previously described in our article ‘How Heyliger delivered More...