All about Hurricane Irma

Nico-Schoof
By Edition On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Nico Schoof new head of St. Maarten mission

THE HAGUE - St. Maarten Progress Committee Chairman Nico Schoof will become the new head of the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations’ BZK’s civil mission in St. Maarten in the start-up of the More...

Anthony-Begina-Eugene-Rhuggenaath
By Edition On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Curaçao committed to helping St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - Curaçao is committed to assisting St. Maarten in the reconstruction phase. Curaçao provided concrete support after Hurricane Irma and will be available to do so again, said Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath More...

Hurricane Irma_SXM
By Edition On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Red Cross in St. Maarten might do second round food voucher relief after residents complain

PHILIPSBURG - The Red Cross might do a second round of its country-wide food voucher relief programme if its resources permit, Netherlands Red Cross Communications Delegate Kathy Mueller said on Tuesday. Mueller’s More...

Statia-De-Quill
By Edition On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Statia has US $39M in hurricane damage

THE HAGUE/STATIA - Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused an estimated $39 million in damage in St. Eustatius. The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT fears the financial consequences for the St. Eustatius Government More...

UTS SXM
By Edition On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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34 million guilders in damages for UTS after Irma

WILLEMSTAD - After Hurricane Irma, it took a few weeks before telephone communication was possible in Sint Maarten again. There was also considerable damage to Internet traffic. Telecom Provider UTS is now disclosing More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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William: EU to provide aid for joint projects of Dutch and French sides

PHILIPSBURG - The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide assistance to the island for joint projects that would benefit both Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin, Prime Minister William Marlin said at a press More...

Marlin
By Edition On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Update: St. Maarten Government agrees to Dutch conditions based on suggestions from Council of Advice

And Knops willingness to be flexible with St. Maarten PHILIPSBURG - The Government of St. Maarten did an about-face in its stance on the conditions set by the Dutch Government for recovery aid for St. Maarten and More...

SXM-hurricane_military
By Edition On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Mission accomplished, Army continues to phase out presence

PHILIPSBURG - The Netherlands Army mission to provide assistance to the St. Maarten Police Force to stop looting after Hurricane Irma and to safeguard essential areas on the island is complete and military personnel More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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UN team to conduct damage, loss assessment in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - A 15-person team from the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will be conducting a damage and loss assessment exercise in St. Maarten from October 22 More...

One-Love-SXM
By Edition On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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405,000 guilders collected for Sint Maarten

WILLEMSTAD - The final amount of the 'One Love SXM' action is 405,000 guilders. The money has been donated to the Red Cross. They will, in turn, use it for the reconstruction of Saint Maarten, Saba and Saint Eustatius. During More...