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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Force Majeure: The Liability Question

Our local accountant had some very interesting things to say wherein he gave us his opinions about the demands SZV was imposing on some of his clients. Companies are utilizing a loophole by filing zero for the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Force Majeure or not?

~ Legal jurisprudence needed whether lockdown is force majeure or not ~ PHILIPSBURG — We asked local accountants to provide us with their Top Three Tips for businesses on St. Maarten to survive this economic More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Inmates worried about COVID, says prison is ticking time bomb

PHILIPSBURG — Inmates at the Point Blanche prison sounded an even louder alarm this weekend urging the powers-that-be to get serious about restructuring the prison system or risk facing a situation they will More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Is there a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel?

We were asked the other night whether there will be another lockdown of the island. Our answer was that we do not think so. The good news tonight is that the number of active cases has further dropped to 198. See: More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Covidist Richardson urges governments to make evidence-based decisions

BALTIMORE / PHILIPSBURG – Countries need knowledgeable leadership and they must make evidence-based medical decisions. That is the message from Lt. Colonel Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Richardson, a COVID-19 researcher More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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St. Barth follows strict protocols for entering the island

Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy — In these difficult times around the health concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, there are many confusing reports in the region and abroad about borders opening or More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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NAGICO Branch Office to reopen on Wednesday following Government’s announcement of Reopening Plan

PHILIPSBURG — NAGICO Insurances will reopen to the public as of Wednesday; May 13, following the announcement by the Prime Minister and Head of EOC, Silveria Jacobs on Sunday, of government’s plan to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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SMMC releases its COVID-19 response video

CAY HILL — In keeping the general public of St. Maarten and surrounding islands informed about the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic so far, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) released a 2- minute More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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SMMC expects surge in local COVID patients

CAY HILL — St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is preparing for more suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients that need to be admitted to the hospital. Based on case studies and data analysis from other COVID-19 More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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What about testing?

With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for two weeks. While the purpose of this More...