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CFT expresses concerns about future of old age pensions

PHILIPSBURG — Financial supervisor CFT has expressed its concerns about the future of the old age pension (AOW) in St. Maarten. In a press release, the Cft notes that, starting in 2029, premiums will not be sufficient to cover AOW-payments to an ageing population. It advises the government therefore to take measures. Another serious concern is More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2024
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Aruba is dragging its feet with same-sex marriage legislation

ORANJESTAD — The Aruban Parliament is dragging its feet with the handling of an initiative law that aims to make marriage between partners of the same sex possible. Coalition-partner RAIZ and opposition party More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
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Dr. Richardson presents book for Mother Tongue Language Day

~ More and more English is now being used  in court to support language rights ~ Great Bay, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 19, Dr. Linda Richardson officially presented her book “Trilingual Terminology More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 12th, 2024
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St. Maarten insurance brokers honoured at awards ceremony

CAY HILL, St. Maarten – The Insurance of the West Indies (ICWI) Ltd hosted its first Annual Broker’s award ceremony on Friday, February 2, 2024, to celebrate excellence and recognize the outstanding More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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MP William Marlin bids politics farewell with a flourish

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance stalwart MP William Marlin said farewell to his political career in a speech during his last appearance as an MP on Friday, February 9. The family-tradition will continue though, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Island Council Bonaire grabs almost half a million with controversial decision

KRALENDIJK — The Island Council of Bonaire approved on October 3 a dramatic increase of $480,000 for its five factions but not everybody is happy with the 255 percent increase. State Secretary Alexandra van More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 9th, 2024
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Uruguay-based company wins bid for design of new prison

PHILIPSBURG — CSI Engineers from Uruguay has won the bid for the design of the new prison in St. Maarten, the Ministry of Justice announced in a press release. CSI, established in 1980, lists a global presence More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 8th, 2024
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Court orders release of undocumented person in landmark decision

PHILIPSBURG — In a significant ruling on February 1, 2024, the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten ordered the immediate release of Mr. R.J., a Haitian national residing in St. Maarten, marking a pivotal More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
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Governor Baly appoints Formateur Mercelina

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG — Considering the results of the January 11, 2024 elections, the information received following the informateur consultations, His Excellency Governor Ajamu G. Baly, LL.M. has requested More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
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VidMedia Solutions Wraps Up Successful Election Coverage

ST. PETERS — VidMedia Solutions, the video production company behind the groundbreaking ‘Election Watch: St. Maarten Decides’ coverage for the 2024 Parliamentary elections, concluded its final More...