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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 in the law that aims to address the gross neglect of duties by the island government of Statia.  More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Guyana new Consular Offices to be opened

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana will be opening its Consular Offices at the D&B suite of offices (below the law firm) on Cannegieter Street in Philipsburg as of April 1. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 20th, 2019
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Insufficient evidence against Robbie dos Santos

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD – Lottery king Robbie dos Santos has been released from prison today. This morning the Court of Appeal in Curaçao ruled that the Public Prosecutor’s Office has not provided sufficient More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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The National Ombudsman will visit Bonaire, Saba and Statia in November

CARIBBEAN –This November, the National Ombudsman’s team will be visiting the Caribbean Netherlands. Three times a year, the researchers come to Bonaire, Saba, and Statia to assist residents with their More...