St. Maarten’s COCI seeks public discussion about the reduction of commercial interest rates

COCI Baker and Lint

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is seeking a public discussion with respect to the reduction of interest rates.  COCI prepared a 'White Paper' for discussion and sent it to various stakeholders as unsolicited advice. Stanley Lint, President of the Board of COCI, said it was an important issue and the premise More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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For Cuba’s transnational families, a little internet goes a long way

HAVANA - Gathered around a tablet at a public outdoor Wi-Fi hotspot in Cuba’s capital city, Havana, a family of six takes turns in front of the screen. They each talk quickly, fearing the call might cut out. “Brother,” More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Dutch police to stay longer in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - The Dutch government intends to continue the support the Dutch National Police Force provides in St. Maarten after September 1, to help secure safety on the island. The Dutch Ministry of Justice and More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Venezuelan president implicated in US investigation of €160 million laundered through Malta

MIAMI - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been implicated in an American investigation for having laundered some €160 million through an unnamed Maltese private investment firm, according to a Homeland More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Cuba’s travel industry takes 6 percent dip

HAVANA - According to a Cuban tourism expert there was a drop in Cuba’s tourism this year because of the travel restrictions imposed by the U.S. President Donald Trump and hurricanes. So far, the country received More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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UN: Estimated 2.3M people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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US Coast Guard repatriates 60 migrants to Cuba and Dominican Republic

MIAMI - The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 17 migrants on Monday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, while the Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Venezuelan exodus reaches record levels; UN refugee agency steps up aid

GENEVA - One of the largest population movements in Latin American history is under way from Venezuela, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which on Friday confirmed that it is increasing assistance to neighbouring More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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St. Maarten: Electronic monitoring company plans to sue government for negligence

PHILIPSBURG - The Justice Ministry owes Fennix Global Technologies close to US $500,000 in outstanding fees for the maintenance and upgrade of 25 electronic ankle bracelets purchased in 2015 which were never used More...

Cargo Platform Area Top View for Resurfacing
By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Cargo repairs underway as Port St. Maarten builds back better for continued operational excellence

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The resurfacing of 4000 square meters at Port St. Maarten's cargo container terminal is currently underway for an investment of approximately US$400,000. The contract was awarded after evaluation More...