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St. Maarten News - Posted by on July 10, 2015

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Housing foundation SMHDF suffers defeat in court

More than 100,000 guilders compensation for two ex-employees St. Maarten – Housing foundation SMHDF has to pay two former employees more than 100,000 guilders in compensation, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday. The court granted forme

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Buncampers sold the right of long lease to SBS - on paper

Buncampers sold the right of long lease to SBS – on paper

  The site of Sint Maarten Building Supplies on Pond Island. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   By Hilbert Haar / St. Maarten– It appears that former Minister of Public Health Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius sold the

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New invasion underway of Sargassum seaweed

New invasion underway of Sargassum seaweed

  Sargassum seaweed is piling up on Orient Beach in the vicinity of Mont Vernon. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar Nature Foundation sounds the alarm GREAT BAY - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is again warning for a significant influx of the

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Birds dominate annual report Windward Islands Bank

Birds dominate annual report Windward Islands Bank

  A picture of Binkie van Es in the WIB annual report. Photo contributed Bank increased sponsorships by 20 percent in 2014 St. Maarten – The Windward Islands Bank spent 20 percent more on sponsorships in 2014 than it did the year befor

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Bomb threat damages estimated at $150,000

No comment on investigation St. Maarten – The investigation into the bomb threat at Princess Juliana International Airport last Friday is in full swing, but the prosecutor’s office declined to provide any information. Insiders estimate the da

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CHTA report about opening of Cuba: “Impact on cruise industry will be immediate”

CHTA report about opening of Cuba: “Impact on cruise industry will be immediate”

  Will cruise lines drop St. Maarten for Cuba? Photo today / Milton Pieters   St. Maarten – “Relatively little effort has been spent on turning the most tourism dependent region in the world into the most tourism competent,”

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No control on right of long lease by Council of Ministers 

  Former Minister Lake: “I am not aware of this” St. Maarten – There is no control over the rules that apply to buying and selling rights of long lease by the Council of Ministers. This appears from a reaction by UP-MP Maurice Lake

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Stabbing victim dies

St. Maarten- A 32-year-old man, identified as M.G.F. who was involved in a big fight near A&A Building Supplies on the A.T. Illidge Road on Sunday has died in the Dominican Republic from a stab wound to his neck. “The victim was flown to Sa

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C Lounge wins battle in court against Alegria (ex-Caravanserai Resort)

C Lounge wins battle in court against Alegria (ex-Caravanserai Resort)

  The C Lounge on the Alegria property in Beacon Hill closed down in June of last year, but it will reopen once repairs are completed. Photo today / Hilbert Haar Resort owner ordered to repair property St. Maarten – Jimy’s NV, the

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Gebe-Maduro ruling postponed

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance has postponed the ruling in the summary proceedings of utilities company Gebe against its suspended Chief Operating Officer Rennie Maduro until a later date. The ruling was scheduled for this afternoon at 2

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St. Maarten Government outsources cleaning of public toilets

St. Maarten – The government has published a public tender for the management of the six public restrooms in Philipsburg in an announcement that appears of the government information page today. An information meeting was already held last week Mo

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Bank license fees bring millions in revenue

St. Maarten – Since 1996, bank license fees in St. Maarten have generated 365.2 million guilders in revenue. Between 1996, when the 1-percent levy replaced the former 1.3 percent foreign exchange tax, the banking fees netted on average 16.7 million

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Bank license fees bring millions in revenue

St. Maarten – Since 1996, bank license fees in St. Maarten have generated 365.2 million guilders in revenue. Between 1996, when the 1-percent levy replaced the former 1.3 percent foreign exchange tax, the banking fees netted on average 16.7 millio

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Steel pan school could be ready by end of next year

St. Maarten - Construction work is still pending for the soon to be build steel pan school says Isidore York also known as Mighty Dow. The first phase of the project is expected to start in December for completion by the end of 2016. Member of P