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Efforts to increase tax compliance fail

Audit Chamber report Optimizing Tax Revenue St. Maarten – All efforts to increase tax compliance and tax revenue during the past three years have failed. This appears from the performance audit Optimizing Tax Revenue the General Audit Chamber pu

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 Lake on Gebe outages: “We can’t continue to live in the dark ages”

St. Maarten - “We can’t continue to live in the dark ages,” Vromi Minister Maurice Lake noted as he cited the current location of NV Gebe’s water transformer house in Cay Bay as a reason for the lengthy utility outage in the wake of hurrican

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Affected residents not sure what happens next

Affected residents not sure what happens next

Constancia Eduardo Illidge, points to the damage to her the roof of her apartment on Madrid Drive in Dutch Quarter during the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo on Monday evening. Today Photo/Milton Pieters.St. Maarten / By Milton Pieters - A few res

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Gonzalo leaves Simpson Bay Lagoon badly damaged

Gonzalo leaves Simpson Bay Lagoon badly damaged

A yacht which was run aground during Hurricane Gonzalo. Credit: St. Maarten Nature Foundation/Tadzio BervoetsSt. Maarten - In the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, Tadzio Bervoets, ecologist and manager of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation, and his tea

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Disaster officer says: “Local community must get themselves hurricane ready”

St. Maarten - The local community have a responsibility to get themselves hurricane ready all through the hurricane season according to Paul Martens of the office of disaster management within the fire department. Martens invited comment comes on

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St. Maarten shelters its shark populations

St. Maarten - In its annual report for 2013, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), which is a regional network of protected areas whose goal is to safeguard nature in the Dutch Caribbean, reported that sharks are no longer human prey in the wa

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Last Power Hour merged with GEW

St. Maarten - The last of the Power Hour events original carded for today October 17 has been cancelled and will now be merged with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) carded for November 17-23.  The power behind both the Power Hour and local pa

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St. Maarten Airport springs back into operations after Gonzalo

St. Maarten - The airport sprang back into operations early on Tuesday morning following the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo on Monday. St. Maarten airport shut down at noon on Monday as a precautionary safety measure consistent with international n

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Insurance broker Neil Henderson: “Gonzalo damages won’t exceed $5 million”

St. Maarten -“All in all, between property damage, damage to boats and business interruption, I don’t think it will exceed 5 million dollars in losses,” said Neil Henderson, CEO of Henderson Insurances, when asked for an assessment of the dama

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Surrender illegal firearms now: Stop-Drop-Go action begins

St. Maarten – The office of the attorney general has announced that the Stop-Drop-Go action to collect firearms has begun and that it will continue until the end of the month. Citizens who want to get rid of their illegal firearms are able to drop

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Stupid decisions, lenient sentence

St. Maarten – Roandy Anthony Jano made a couple of bad decisions in May – and he was the first one to admit that this was so. The Court in First Instance sentenced the 22-year-old yesterday for fencing a car and for firearm possession, but Judge

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PJD2 am will join sister station

St. Maarten -The 175 feet PJD2  am tower in Hope Estate came crashing down on Monday as a result of winds sustained from hurricane Gonzalo. The tower crashed onto a car and management of PJD2 dismissed earlier reports that the tower had crashed o

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Cleanup effort continues

St. Maarten - Cleanup of the Beach Promenade and Great Bay Beach are carded to begin today and the EOC team has vowed to make all efforts to have this completed by the end of the day on Friday. Clean up of Front Street took place yesterday and the c

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Court adjourns trial about traffic accident

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial against Kurt R. because the prosecution wants to hear two police officers at the Judge of Instruction about what really happened on March 28 on the Pondfill Road. The 46-year-old def

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Ganja costs Martinois community service

St. Maarten – A 27-year-old Martinois who raced away from the police on July 18 and who was found in the possession of 201 grams of marijuana received a 6-week conditional prison sentence with 2 years of probation in the Court in First Instance ye

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Prime Minister urges cooperation, in aftermath of Gonzalo

GREAT BAY—St. Maarteners are being encouraged to work together to bring the island back to its feet in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo by Prime Minister Sarah Wescott-Williams. The PM’s comments come in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo wh

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Hurricane Gonzalo throws migratory birds off course

St. Maarten -With the celebration of the arrival of these birds to the island just days before at the St. Maarten Migratory Bird Festival, St. Maarten’s migratory birds were subject to hurricane-force winds late Monday afternoon and well into the

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Water restored in all areas

St. Maarten — Water was restored to all consumers by 7.00pm, Wednesday evening, according to information from the office of disaster preparedness. Twelve water storage tanks were filled to capacity while the country’s three water plants are work