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aquaponics
By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Aquaponics: New ways to help reduce the OECS food import bill

CASTRIES - Tackling the region’s high food import bill and improving food security is increasingly being explored through aquaponics or the production of food that combines aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics More...

COCI Baker and Lint
By Edition On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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St. Maarten’s COCI seeks public discussion about the reduction of commercial interest rates

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 More...

internet
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...

SXM-politie-police
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...

Havana Cuba
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...

Venezuelan refugees
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...

Refugees_Colombia
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...

Cornelius-de-Weever
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...

Maduro3
By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Drone attack or no, Venezuela’s Maduro regime is probably here to stay

An alleged assassination attempt by drones. A thwarted coup attempt. Calls for an international military invasion. Severe economic sanctions. Bankruptcy. Massive, nationwide daily protests. Regional isolation. More...