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The potential and benefits of geothermal energy for the islands (incl. St. Maarten)

~ The Leeward Islands Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project and it’s benefits to Country Sint Maarten/St Martin ~ From our French-side correspondentMARIGOT — The Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project for Leeward Islands is a project that is co-finance by the European funding agency Interreg Caraibes. As of 2022, the More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 21st, 2022
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St. Maarten benefits from increased traffic to St. Barths

PHILIPSBURG — The important role of Princess Juliana International Airport as a hub, and that of local airline Winair as the main carrier for flights to and from St. Barths were confirmed by data released More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 16th, 2021
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Curacao also puts liquidity support at risk

WILLEMSTAD — Just like St. Maarten, Curacao is also playing a poker game with Dutch liquidity support. If incoming Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas sticks to his refusal to participate in the Caribbean Development More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Elections changed nothing; Statia still has a long way to go

ORANJESTAD – “We have to prevent at all cost that the situation on the island from before the intervention reappears after a return to a regular administrative administration,” is one of the observations More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Heyliger extends congratulations to St. Eustatius

~ Says: “Free and Fair elections allow democracy to reign.” ~ PHILIPSBURG— “Democracy at work,” were the words, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten used to describe her sentiments More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Explosion of corona-infections: Curacao and The Bahamas take action

PHILIPSBURG – Despite the official figures published, the latest reports indicate that there are now 35 active corona-infections on St. Maarten – and the number keeps trending upwards. Epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Recovery plan and European budget: major advances for overseas territories like St. Martin and St.Barth

FRENCH SAINT MARTIN — The agreement reached this week at the European Council marks an important step in the recovery of Europe: the budget of the European Union for the period 2021-2027 is increased to €1,074 More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Court orders Schotte to repay Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has to pay 1,844,190 guilders ($1,030,274) to the government of Curacao, the Common Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. The ruling confirms a decision by the Court More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 8th, 2020
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St. Barths wants to reopen for international tourism

PHILIPSBURG – Unlike St. Maarten, the island of St. Barth’s has all its ducks in a row for reopening to tourism. But regulations put in place by the French government frustrate these efforts. Collectivité More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 20th, 2020
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EU funds special facility to support the Caribbean OCTs facing COVID-19 crisis challenges

PHILIPSBURG — The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Guyana, for Suriname and with responsibility for Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten is announcing a More...