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Front Street Dead Street - 2020040401 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday. The measure goes into force on Sunday, April 5, for a period of two weeks. Nobody will be allowed to be More...

Supermarket Shopping Cart Groceries in Aisle
By The Publisher On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Pandemic drives up food prices

PHILIPSBURG – Price increases in supermarkets trigger a storm of complaints on social media. Food shoppers post pictures of items that cost a lot less two weeks ago than they do now. “They are killing More...

Government Administration Building - 20200223 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Cracks in the coalition

By Hilbert Haar The Indian Merchants Association (IMA) is among the private sector organizations that chose the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) not even a week ago “to speak on its behalf More...

Philipsburg Aerial Photo by Aarti Baran
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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IMA fears economic doom with mass closures and layoffs

~ Economic Doom, Mass Closures and Layoffs on the Horizon for Sint Maarten. ~ PHILIPSBURG — In reference to the proposed draft Stimulus Plan, which was made public, the Indian Merchants Association (IMA), More...

Corona Virus Daily Stats - 26 March 2020
By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Prime Minister & Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs Updates on COVID-19 Developments MARCH 27, 2020

People of St. Maarten, both here and abroad, I hereby address you, as Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), in an update for today Friday, March 27th, 2020, as part of the process to More...

Governor Eugene Holiday - Story
By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Governor receives final report from formateur Silveria Jacobs

Harbour View – On March 26, 2020, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the updated final report from formateur S. Jacobs. The formateur has accepted the commission to form More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Stimulus Plan only contains proposals

PHILIPSBURG – Plans for emergency measures to mitigate the effects of the corona-virus so far do not include the key recommendations proposed by private sector organizations. The government published its so-called More...

Minister Emil Lee - File Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Recommendations for Our Challenging Times Ahead

Dear Editor, In these challenging times, we must come together to help our country of St. Maarten and her people get through yet another crisis.  The impact of COVID-19 on St. Maarten likely will be far more devastating More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Lobbyists demand strengthening central bank management

PHILIPSBURG – The governments of Curacao and St. Maarten have to appoint one or two “international heavyweights” to strengthen the management of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS). That at More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 on French Saint Martin

~ Population reminded to step-up with handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquettes ~ POND ISLAND — The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs on Sunday morning activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in connection More...