All about Hurricane Irma

Theo Heyliger
By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Heyliger requests US $50M from recovery fund as airport loan

PHILIPSBURG - Allocate a US $50-million loan from the Hurricane Irma recovery funds to Princess Juliana International Airport to jolt the rebuilding of the terminal building and related facilities to save its hub More...

Dutch Communities
By Edition On Friday, April 20th, 2018

Dutch Municipalities Association helps St. Maarten with disaster management

THE HAGUE - Committed to assist St. Maarten and its Government in the reconstruction phase following Hurricane Irma, the international unit of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities VNG International has More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Signing St. Maarten Trustfund imminent

THE HAGUE - The Dutch Government will sign the agreement with the World Bank to set up the St. Maarten Reconstruction Trust Fund on the eve of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary More...

By Edition On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Lower stipend for World Bank

THE HAGUE - The Dutch Government has made a new arrangement with the World Bank which will bring down the price that the organisation will receive for managing the Trust Fund for St. Maarten’s reconstruction by More...

St. Maarten_rebuilding
By Edition On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

According to the CBCS: Both the public and private sectors are responsible for the reconstruction of Sint Maarten

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – Following Hurricane Irma, the Dutch government has made €550 million available in reconstruction aid to Sint Maarten to be managed by the World Bank. However, both the public and private More...

By Edition On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Ferrier, Knops sign loan agreement

THE HAGUE - Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten’s looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane More...

By Edition On Monday, November 27th, 2017

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...

By Edition On Friday, November 24th, 2017

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

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...

By Edition On Monday, November 6th, 2017

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...