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By Edition On Monday, January 15th, 2018

Sixth Annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure raises 35.000 guilders in Curaçao

The bank raised over usd $450 000 across the region despite impact of two major hurricanes WILLEMSTAD - Two devastating hurricanes slowed down but could not derail the fundraising momentum of the region’s largest More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

St. Maarten: Way cleared for NAf. 67M Dutch liquidity injection

PHILIPSBURG - Room was officially made in the 2017 budget to prepare for a liquidity injection of NAf. 67 million from the Dutch Government. Parliament voted ten to zero Friday afternoon on several budget amendments More...

By Edition On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Boasman asks Dutch to start releasing aid

PHILIPSBURG - Caretaker Prime Minister Rafael Boasman has asked the Dutch Government to start releasing hurricane recovery aid now, as St. Maarten has complied with both conditions for release: acceptance of more More...

By Edition On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Hurricane-battered Puerto Rico now officially open for tourism

SAN JUAN - Puerto Rico is open for tourism as it kicks-off its winter season on December 20, and just in time for the holidays. More than 100 hotels are open and operating. More than four thousand restaurants are More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 18th, 2017

CBCS: Rebuilding needs joint effort and restoration of political stability

PHILIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - The reconstruction of St. Maarten post-Hurricane Irma should be driven by a concerted effort of the public and private sectors with financial and technical support from the Kingdom, said More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Post-Irma clean-up expected to cost 16.4 million guilders

PHILIPSBURG - The clean-up of the country post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria will cost taxpayers some NAf. 16.4 million if the figures given to Parliament by caretaker Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. are on point. Gibson More...

By Edition On Monday, December 11th, 2017

St. Maarten Airport interior demo work to start this week

PHILIPSBURG - Demolition of the mold-infested interior sheetrock walls of Princess Juliana International Airport’s terminal building is to start this week after a contractor is selected on Tuesday. The airport More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 4th, 2017

St. Maarten politician calls for building site safety inspections

PHILIPSBURG - The country is on a slow road to recovery, but Government must give attention to safety and security, especially along roadways frequently used by large numbers of residents and visitors, to ensure More...

By Edition On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Hurricanes to cause Caribbean hotel insurance rates to increase by up to 40 percent

FLORIDA - Caribbean hoteliers have been advised to plan now for an increase in insurance premiums, anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

ARIN backs Caribbean Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Of all the problems unleashed by recent hurricanes, the failure of communications networks is one of the most worrying issues for Caribbean territories grappling with uphill recovery efforts. Among the islands hardest More...