Venezuelan exodus reaches record levels; UN refugee agency steps up aid

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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 Ecuador, where more and more Venezuelans are arriving each week. Amid ongoing social and political upheaval in the South American 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...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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IDB to join new Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to facilitate $1 billion of investments

WASHINGTON - The Inter-American Development Bank will partner with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to program and implement the additional $1 billion in funds that it pledged for climate smart-investments More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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St. Maarten prosecutors investigate law violations at dump

PHILIPSBURG - Prosecutors have been investigating the situation at the dump since April, the Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday in response to statements made in social media concerning the latest fire at the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Virgin Group-backed company buys and is rebuilding hurricane-damaged Caribbean clean energy project

NEW YORK - Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is revamping a hurricane-damaged solar facility in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). BMR Energy, a developer, owner and operator of clean energy projects in the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Heyliger’s fate in the hands of Joint Court

PHILIPSBURG - The Prosecutor of St. Maarten held a hearing with the Joint Court of Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten on Tuesday seeking permission to bring criminal charges against Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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CCJ President says rule of law crucial for a new oil-rich Guyana

GEORGETOWN - The rule of law and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) influence will play an important part in making sure the benefits of Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector are widespread and sustainable. That’s More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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St. Maarten: Investigation into possible human trafficking

PHILIPSBURG - The police’s Unit of Trafficking /Human Smuggling is conducting a criminal investigation under the direction of the prosecution into possible trafficking in human beings, which has affected three More...

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By Edition On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Cuban economy grows 1.1 percent in first half of 2018

HAVANA - The Cuban gross domestic product grew 1.1 percent at the end of the first half of this year, when the county faced shortages in hard currency, said President Miguel Diaz-Canel. In a speech in the National More...