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St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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TelEm revenue drops, profit close to 7 million guilders

TelEm revenue drops, profit close to 7 million guilders

TelEm Group Chief Financial Officer Helma Etnel addresses staff during a meeting at the Belair Community Center. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The TelEm Group has reported a profit of close to 7 million guilders for the year 2015

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Change of the guard at Royal Marechaussee

Change of the guard at Royal Marechaussee

  From left Ewout van der Heiden, Christian Hesen, Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo, Brenda Bruggeman and Danny Posthuma. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - During a short ceremony last Friday three new members of the Royal Marechauss

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Former airport-director Labega at aviation conference: “Airports are gateways, not destinations”

St. Maarten News – Former airport director Regina Labega spoke about sustainable tourism as a key for Caribbean airports at the first Caribbean Aviation conference hosted by the government of Dominica earlier last week in Rousseau. Sustainable to

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Gracita Arrindell leads PPA in elections: Has orange become the new green?

  St. Maarten News – “Lack of leadership, not sticking to commitments and turning their back on the people of St. Maarten,” said Gracita Arrindell yesterday about her reasons for leaving the United People’s Party and returning to the

Opinion - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Opinion by Miguel Arrindell: Obedience

Dear editor, Obedience is one of the most difficult challenges in life. For all humans obedience determines their success and quality of life if they choose to do what is right. I myself was very ignorant to this fact until I realize that if I was

Opinion - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Taxing soft drinks

Though our government may not be shooting for higher taxes, as Finance Minister Richard Gibson said on Friday during the tax summit at the Westin, there may be one levy that makes sense: a tax on soft drinks that contain sugar or artificial sweetener

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Minister Gibson at tax summit: “Tax reform is absolutely necessary”

Minister Gibson at tax summit: “Tax reform is absolutely necessary”

  Prime Minister William Marlin (left) and Finance Minister Richard Gibson during the tax summit. To the right is Minister Emil Lee. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – “No drastic fiscal steps are necessary to improve revenue,”

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Pathfinders treat police officers on Father’s Day

Pathfinders treat police officers on Father’s Day

  The pathfinders pose for a picture in front of the police station with several police officers. Photo KPSM St. Maarten News - The Philipsburg Pioneers Pathfinders treated the morning shift at police headquarters yesterday to with a

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Discovery Farm announces six weeks of summer camp

  St. Maarten News – The Discovery Farm at the Seaside Nature Park in Cay Bay hosts summer camps for children aged 3 to 5 and aged 6 to 10 during six weeks that begin on July 6 and conclude in the week of August 8. The activity program inc

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Ihndhira Richardson-Marlin receives cultural prize

Ihndhira Richardson-Marlin receives cultural prize

  Ihndhira Richardson-Marlin receives the award from Governor Holiday. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop St. Maarten News - The Prins Bernhard Cultural Fund awarded Ihndhira Richardson-Marlin for her contributions to the Arts and Dance at th

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Lagoonies regatta this Saturday

St. Maarten News - Competitive sailboat racing, live music and fun are all part of the mix at the second annual Lagoonies Regatta this upcoming Saturday. The Regatta will feature a full day of events from morning to night. The racing will be held fro

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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St. Maarten in USA Today newspaper advertisements

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association - SHTA, announced this weekend that it has managed to secure four USA Today Newspaper ad insertions in the coming weeks boosting St. Maarten as a top vacation destination. The marketin

French St. Martin News, St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Gasoline price on French St. Martin 20 percent cheaper

St. Maarten News – While the price of unleaded gas on the French side has been a steady $0.87 for months, the price on the Dutch side goes up once again today, from 1.763 to 1.868 guilders (from $0.984 to $1.044). Gas is now $0.174 per liter more e

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 21, 2016

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Winair increases flights during the summer

St. Maarten News – Winair will offer an expanded summer schedule this coming season in addition to the regular services to Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barth, Dominica – Douglas Charles Airport, St. Kitts, Nevis and Tortola. From June 20, Winair wil

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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Opinion: Vote of no confidence

Research by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Curacao returned a near fatal blow for the country’s politicians. Only 2.3 percent of the respondents among 2,620 households said that they trust their politicians. In other words, 97.7 percent do not

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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IB-students to Dominica to rebuild nursery school

  St. Maarten News - Six students of the St. Dominic High School International Baccalaureate diploma program class of 2017 will travel today to Dominica to assist with the rebuilding of the Charlotte Nursery school that was damaged by Tropic

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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Securing National Development theme Governor’s Symposium

St. Maarten News - Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday announced Securing National Development as the theme for this year’s Governor’s Symposium. The event will be held next week Friday June 24, at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. This year’

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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The checkered past of AVA Airways chairman Arrindell

  Hallucination airline or the next big thing? St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – Is Olivier Arrindell at it again? The controversy about his ghost airline AVA Airways is gaining momentum with the bitter exchange of opinions with bus

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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Minister Lee discussed hospital with Minister Plasterk

St. Maarten News - Minister Emil Lee (Public Health) headed a delegation that included Kees Klarenbeek, Director of SMMC, Henk de Zeeuw, Managing Director of corporate finance KPMG St. Maarten, and Perry Geerlings, Director of the Cabinet of the Min

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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Dean Phillip at Annual Islands of the World Conference in Lesbos

St. Maarten News - Following a competition, the Island Resources Foundation presented the University of St. Martin’s Dean of Academics Genѐve Phillip, with a partial scholarship to attend the 14th Annual Islands of the World Conference on the Gre

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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St. Maarten Port establishes economic cruise association

St. Maarten News – Just over a month ago, on Monday May 9 at the Cruise Terminal Building, Port St. Maarten, THE President of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Michele Paige and cruise line executives briefed business officials about

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 17, 2016

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Minister Gibson warns against unexpected effects of de-risking

St. Maarten News –A delegation put together by the Central Bank that included Finance Minister Richard Gibson addressed the “vexing issue” of de-risking in the United States in an attempt to prevent that the islands fall to the same level as Be

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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About the law To be or not to be refurbished

  By Cor Merx, attorney at law Before I arrived in Sint Maarten - 15 years ago – I never heard of the word “refurbished” because this was not taught in my school-English. In Sint Maarten there was a discussion about this issue bet

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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No smoking and drinking for bus and taxi drivers

St. Maarten News – Be dressed properly at all times, don’t treat passengers rudely, don’t drink or have alcohol in your possession and don’t have a cigarette, cigar or pipe in your mouth while driving. Those are just four of the rules that ap

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Winair signs interline deal with British Airways

St. Maarten News - Winair and British Airways have announced the successful implementation of an interline agreement between both carriers. As British Airways serves Antigua, this will greatly assist passengers to and from any Winair destinations

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Kingdom Ombudsmen meet in St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - Ombudsman, Dr. Nilda Arduin and her colleagues from Curaçao and the Netherlands will facilitate workshops for the civil servants on Sint Maarten on June 27 and 28. As a follow-up to agreements made last year in Aruba to meet

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Library director Alberts gets award in Haiti

  PORT-AU-PRINCE - At the annual conference of the Caribbean Library Association Acuril in Haiti last week, Sint Maarten’s library Director Monique Alberts was recognized by her fellow professionals for her “excellent leadership in develo

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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FD targets Central Bank Director Emsley Tromp

WILLEMSTAD – Following its report about insurance company Ennia last Friday, the Financieele Dagblad (FD) struck one more time last Saturday with a report that targets the president of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten, Dr. Emsley Tromp.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Bosman gives antillean-immigration legislation another shot

THE HAGUE – VVD-parliamentarian André Bosman is giving his initiative law aimed at keeping underprivileged citizens from St. Maarten. Curacao and Aruba out of the Netherlands. The Telegraaf reports that Bosman will submit his adjusted initiative l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Dutch politicians want clarity about Ennia Insurances

THE HAGUE – Politicians in The Hague demand clarity about the situation at insurance company Ennia and the role of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten and the Dutch National Bank, John Samson reports on Caribisch Netwerk. The Financieele

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 15, 2016

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Winair adds fourth plane for the summer season

Winair adds fourth plane for the summer season

Winair staff poses for a picture with the additional airplane. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – Winair has acquired an additional DHC-3 aircraft for the summer season. This aircraft will allow the company to serve new markets and will

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2016

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Minister Lee impressed with St. Maarten House

Minister Lee impressed with St. Maarten House

  From left: Parveen Boertje, Kelly Busby, Minister Emil Lee, Perry Geerlings, Margie van Gijn and Carol Voges. Photo contributed THE HAGUE - Minister Emil Lee (Public Health, social Development and Labor) paid a courtesy visit to t

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2016

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School bus operators defrauded government

St. Maarten News – School bus operators defrauded the government between 2003 and 2006 for more than one million guilders, by invoicing for trips they did not make, Minister Silveria Jacobs told the parliament on Thursday. There are currently 36

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2016

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Heirs fight politician Mock over Back Street property

Heirs fight politician Mock over Back Street property

  St. Maarten News – Hope-politician Jacinto Mock and his wife Teresita are fighting in court with the joint heirs of Preston Levi Richardson over the ownership of a property on Back Street. The Court in First Instance ordered yesterda

St. Maarten News - Posted by on June 13, 2016

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Ennia reacts to alarming FD-article “Interests of all policy holders are sufficiently guaranteed”

St. Maarten News – Insurance Company Ennia regrets an article published in the Financieele Dagblad of yesterday. Under the headline ‘Antillean insurer sucked dry’ the article suggests that Ennia does not have sufficient reserves to cover the da

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