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Venezuela does not allow repatriation of Venezuelans

PHILIPSBURG — The reopening of the St. Maarten border on July 1 will not allow Venezuelans on the island to respond to Justice Minister Anna Richardson’s call for illegal immigrants to voluntarily return to their home countries. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has extended the nationwide lockdown to July 12. Remigration and repatriation More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Border closure brings cross-border social security fraud to light

PHILIPSBURG – The temporary closure of the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island has brought to light the magnitude of fraud with the French social security system, committed by people living More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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PFP questions immigration-initiative Minister Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Anna Richardson has issued a press statement about the status of temporary residence permit-holders, warning them to arrange the extension of their permit or run the risk of deportation. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Patios in trouble; MP Buncamper wants cleanup

PHILIPSBURG — A few hundred meters away from the Government Building on Pond Island, on government land next to the dump, a human drama unfolds. Residents are starving, and some had no running water or electricity More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten

~ The Government of The Netherlands has asked the Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — The consequences of the corona pandemic can be felt everywhere. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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Group of Good Samaritans to the rescue

PHILIPSBURG — There is a small group of people organizing and delivering food boxes to people in the communities. Since late March, they have been out silently helping. The group started the initiative when More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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Venezuelans continue to cry for help

PHILIPSBURG – A little more than a week after some of them received help from some Good Samaritans, scores of Venezuelans on Dutch St. Maarten are without food still and begging for help. A group in Cay Hill More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Psychological services of APAP members available online and/or by phone

PHILIPSBURG — APAP, Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals St.Maarten, would like to inform the general public that the private Psychological Practices of APAP members are available and currently More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Venezuelans in St. Maarten are hoping for quick repatriation

PHILIPSBURG — Because of the coronavirus, Venezuelans are stuck on St. Maarten, without money and without prospect of help. “In Venezuela we have more chances of survival than here,” said Carlos, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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ECLAC explores role of Caribbean Ministries of Social Development during COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — Social protection systems are coming under considerable pressure with the implementation of mitigation strategies to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean. Efforts to mitigate the negative More...