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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to help the population of the islands meet their basic needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the tourism-dependent economies of the More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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New lamp posts on Philipsburg boardwalk

PHILIPSBURG — Utility company GEBE has been commissioned by the Minister of VROMI to provide the boardwalk in Philipsburg with new lighting. From Walter Plantz Square to Bobby’s Marina, the ornamental lamp More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Governments of the Dutch, French side working on Doppler Radar Weather Station

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of St. Maarten and that of St. Martin has joined together to establish a Doppler weather radar (station) on the South side of the island. Head of the Meteorological Department, Walter More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Not going solar: how St. Maarten ignored its own energy policy

PHILIPSBURG – On April 24, 2014, the Council of Ministers approved a rather unique document: the National Energy Policy for Country Sint Maarten. The document has an ambitious subtitle: Towards a sustainable development. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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WAKING UP IN PARADISE?

By ir. Damien Richardson When Adam woke up that first day in paradise, as his eyes, hears, nose, and all of his body senses began to be activated; that must have been an unbelievable experience. But I am sure that More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Outer Space: New Economic Opportunities and Revenues for Government

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY By Roddy Heyliger) – The Government of Sint Maarten continues to face financial challenges due to the damages caused by Irma and Maria almost two-years ago. As the rebuilding effort More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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UTS takeover biggest privatization deal ever in Dutch Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO — Cable & Wireless Communications, part of the Liberty Latin America listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market, has acquired all shares in United Telecommunication Services held by the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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“Don’t send UTS to the cemetery”

PHILIPSBURG – “Make sure that you don’t send UTS to the cemetery and let it function as a real private company.” That was the message UTS-director Glen Carty had for members of the central committee More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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TelEm emergency shutdown shot down by BTP

POND ISLAND — Telem Group announced Monday, October 29, 2018, that they would be shutting down their communications network for important upgrades to the system. The maintenance window for these urgent upgrades More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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TelEm Group rejects BTP fines of alleged poor service SXM Cable TV

POND ISLAND — TelEm Group says it is taking “very seriously” the actions being taken by the Bureau of Telecommunications and Post (BTP) to impose fines on the company for allegedly not providing adequate More...