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More than 6,500 people under the poverty line on Saba, Statia and Bonaire

PHILIPSBURG — More than 6,500 inhabitants in Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, Statia and Bonaire) are living under the poverty line. This appears from a study by the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), entitled Monitor Broad Welfare and Sustainable Development Goals. The study deviates from listing income per capita by presenting the median More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
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MP Brison turns to the “low-hanging fruit” of stray animals

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Edward Joonho Lee, a board certified anesthesiologist base in Sarasota, Florida, intends to set up a “pop-up vet clinic” in St. Maarten for the treatment of stray animals, dogs and cats More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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The Prins Bernhard Culture Fund awards NIA for its efforts in the fields of Arts and Culture on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — On November 9th, 2022, His Excellency, Mr. Ajamu Baly, Governor of St. Maarten addressed the attendees at the Prins Bernard Culture Funds Caribbean Region award ceremony for the National Institute More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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MP Brownbill addresses high food prices by stating that, ehh, food prices are too high

PHILIPSBURG — Rising food prices pose a huge problem for many families on the island and the government is feverishly looking for alternatives. Recently, Minister Ottley (Economic Affairs and Tourism, as More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 10th, 2022
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MP Angelique Romou promoting Literacy with her ‘Reading Is LIT!’ program

PHILIPSBURG — MP Angelique Romou on Wednesday issued a press statement in time for the commemoration of International Literacy Day on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, announcing the launch of her “Reading More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Shocking details in UNICEF-report about children’s rights

PHILIPSBURG — UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, has so far conducted two studies into the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten. The first report was published More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Ministry of Finance receives updates on Republic Bank’s corporate responsibility plan

Republic Bank pledges a more proactive approach in the future. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten— The Ministry of Finance was recently the recipient of a courtesy visit from the General Managing Director of Republic More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
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Dance Theater of Harlem compliments dancer Eliane Berwers

PHILIPSBURG / NEW YORK — It’s over. Eliane Berwers has completed her three-week summer intensive program at the Dance Theater of Harlem. And what a three weeks it has been. Eliane proved herself as a committed More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 9th, 2022
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Dancer Eliane Berwers prepped for strict discipline at Dance Theater of Harlem

NEW YORK — Teenage Dancer Eliane Berwers is enjoying herself at the summer intensive program of the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York. “I love the classes and I love meeting and spending time with other More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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Local dancing queen Eliane Berwers off to Dance Theater of Harlem

PHILIPSBURG — Eliane Berwers has left the island of St. Maarten for a three-week summer intensive program of the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York this month. Not only due to the 15-year old’s determination More...