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Millions in subsidies available for sustainable projects

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen has made more than $23 million in subsidies available to St. Maarten for projects that strengthen the country’s sustainable ability to generate income. The objective of the subsidy-regulation is to contribute sustainably to the economic development of the country with a system of guarantee-regulations More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2024
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A Man of Integrity; A Man of His Word

Known to the people as Chacho, Claude Alfred Hans Peterson is the son of retired Police Affairs and Naturalization Department Head, Hans Peterson, and retired School Principal/Union Leader/Politician Aline Choisy. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Ship jumper MP Kevin Maingrette in problems with bribery-allegations

PHILIPSBURG — The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) searched the house and the workplace of an outgoing Member of Parliament, 721news.com reported. According to the report, the investigation focuses on the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Taxi drivers express concerns about additional licenses

PHILIPSBURG -- Taxi permit holders are up in arms about the 120 licenses the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication issued at the end of last year. The permit holders published a More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Supreme Court validates same-sex marriages in Curacao and Aruba

THE HAGUE – Curacao and Aruba – and by extension St. Maarten – have to allow partners of the same sex to marry, the Supreme Court stipulated in a ruling dated December 22, 2023. The ruling is the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
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Central Bank says it has become pro-active after Girobank disaster

PHILIPSBURG — The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has learned some valuable lessons from the downfall of the Girobank and from the report Deloitte Netherlands produced about this situation. In More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 8th, 2024
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Comissiong makes strong case for slave trade reparations

PHILIPSBURG — Attorney David Comissiong made a strong case for the payment of reparations for harm caused by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade at the Governor’s Symposium in June, but a quote from a letter More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 8th, 2024
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Claude A. H. Peterson, SAM Party Candidate, Calls for Serious Electoral Reform to Ensure Stable Government

Philipsburg, St. Maarten — Claude A. H. Peterson, the number 4 candidate on the Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) party list, has issued a strong call for immediate and comprehensive electoral reform as the critical More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 7th, 2024
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Container generators to arrive this month

PHILIPSBURG — Utilities Company GEBE has made a down payment for renting container generators with an output of 10 MegaWatt. Prime Minister Luc Mercelina stated in a press release that these containers are More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 7th, 2024
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Minister Heyliger-Marten opposes new contract for airport director Brian Mingo

PHILIPSBURG — Outgoing Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Grisha Heyliger-Marten opposes the renewal of the contract of airport director Brian Mingo, it appears More...