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By Edition On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Suitcases left behind; passengers angry at Winair

WILLEMSTAD - Passengers who traveled to Curaçao with Winair from Sint Maarten yesterday were unpleasantly surprised when they were told on arrival that all suitcases for passengers with destination Curaçao had More...

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By Edition On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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St. Maarten acting Prime Minister meets US Ambassador

PHILIPSBURG - The United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra, met with Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for St. Maarten Perry Geerlings on Wednesday this week. The Ambassador More...

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By Edition On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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St. Maarten contractors and builders advised to have plans in place to have building sites storm-ready

PHILIPSBURG - The rebuilding of Sint Maarten is underway post hurricane Irma.  There is a lot of construction activities taking place around the country. Construction materials can be found around building sites More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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The abandoned yachts on St. Maarten

Ten months after the disaster with Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten is still in ruins. Between the rubble of broken houses, roads and cars, lay expensive yachts that have been thrown onto the land by the hurricane and More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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First US $55M of Trust Fund released for projects

PHILIPSBURG/WASHINGTON - The World Bank has assigned the first US $55 million grant from the St. Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund financed by the Dutch government to assist the island after More...

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By Edition On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Dutch assistance needed for St. Maarten detention system

THE HAGUE - The St. Maarten Progress Committee remains extremely concerned about the Pointe Blanche prison. The committee deems the situation “hopeless” and is pressing for a mutual arrangement with the Netherlands More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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Emmanuel threatens to take Van Raak to court

THE HAGUE - St. Maarten Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel of the National Alliance (NA), through his lawyer Roland Duncan, has summoned Dutch MP Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) to immediately More...

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By Edition On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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St. Maarten’s court nullifies Minister’s decision not to grant prisoner’s conditional release

PHILIPSBURG - The Court of First Instance, on Tuesday, nullified a decision by the Minister of Justice to deny a request for conditional parole submitted by an inmate of the Pointe Blanche prison. The prisoner in More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Number of sex workers to be heard in ‘Pompeii’ case

PHILIPSBURG - Six witnesses in the so-called “Pompeii” investigation involving charges of human trafficking, exploitation of brothel workers, deprivation of liberty and illegal employment against brothel owner More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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CFT: Tax compliance of utmost importance to reduce the deficit

PHILIPSBURG - Cost-cutting measures, broadening the tax base and increased tax compliance are of the utmost importance to limit the country’s budgeted deficit, was the essence of the message of the Committee for More...