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Tag archive for ‘COVID-19 crisis’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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IMF-team paints dark picture of road to recovery

PHILIPSBURG —  St. Maarten’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will drop 25 percent this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This appears from a note written by a team of the International Monetary fund More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

AIRPORT — As international aviation publications publish ICAO’s projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is a wise and justified decision. According More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Delta Airlines repatriation flight carries home 150 Americans from St. Maarten

~ Exclusive interview with two American couples about their bittersweet departure ~ PHILIPSBURG — US citizens who had been vacationing in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, were able to fly home on a humanitarian More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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COVID-19 Income Support only for permit holders

PHILIPSBURG – The deadline for application for COVID-19 Income Support for vendors and taxi drivers for the month of April 2020 expired on Sunday, May 10th. Payments will commence from next Friday, May 15th. More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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St. Maarten informal economy grounded to a halt

~ St. Maarten’s underground economy has been grounded to a halt. StMaartenNews.com brings you an analysis ~ The current population of St. Maarten is 42,797 as of Tuesday, May 4, 2020, based on the latest More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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SOL Petroleum sends home Regional Manager

CAY BAY — The Regional Manager of SOL Petroleum David Antrobus was asked to go into retirement as of April 1, 2020, following the huge drop in oil prices in Russia and Saudi Arabia. Since the Covid-19 pandemic 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 Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Flags flying half-mast at government buildings

~ In solidarity with the pain and suffering that many on the island are enduring during this period, the Council of Ministers has decided that the flags at government buildings on St. Maarten will fly at half-mast More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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What’s next?

There is a meme on social media depicting COVID-19 as a tsunami wave while behind that wave is a bigger tsunami wave with the name “Recession”. We think this an appropriate way of how we see things developing More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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New York Times foresees “months of duress and uncertainty”

Photo caption: Holland House Beach Hotel also completely shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. PHILIPSBURG – Most of the 51 units at the Princess Heights Boutique Condo Hotel in Oyster Pond are empty these More...





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