St. Maarten News - Posted 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 on June 15, 2016

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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 on June 13, 2016

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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 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 on June 13, 2016

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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 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

St. Maarten News - Posted on June 13, 2016

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Gas station killer gets 22 years

St. Maarten News – The Court in First Instance sentenced Runald Orlando Robinson to 22 years of imprisonment for the armed robbery at the Tacking Gas Station in Cole Bay on November 30 of last year, whereby he fatally shot pump attendant S. Gerard.

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Shoot Hoops completes projects in St. Peters

  Youngsters brighten up the hood in St. Peters. Photo contributed St. Maarten News – The Shoot Hoops Not Guns campaign continued with a rewarding weekend of community projects in St. Peters. After listening to the community’s dreams,

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Minister Meyers: Process for the establishment of zoning plans will continue

St. Maarten News - The process to establish zoning plans will continue, Vromi-Minister Angel Meyers announced in a press release.  Up to now, only draft zoning plans for Simpson Bay, Cul de Sac and Cay Hill – Little Bay were placed on public revie

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Theo Heyliger criticizes government for repeated power outages

  Some Gebe generators are in a bad condition. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar   St. Maarten News - The seemingly extensive mechanical and other problems faced by the Gebe power plant are taking a toll on the economy and putting additi

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Thirteen St. Maarten students to summer intensive programs in the US

  These students will go to the United States this summer. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts says that thirteen of its students have been accepted into summer intensive programs in

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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MP Frans Richardson sounds the alarm: Social media messages: kill the prime minister

St. Maarten News - Messages on social media suggest killing the prime minister, members of parliament and their corrupted friends, MP Frans Richardson said during a meeting of parliament about vote buying. While Richardson considered there threats fa

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Dispute over illegal building at Bobby’s Marina continues

  [caption id="attachment_34355" align="alignnone" width="550"] DCIM100MEDIADJI_0017.JPG[/caption] The illegal filling in of Great Bay by Bobby’s Marina. Photo contributed Vromi-ministry’s term to answer Dock Maarten expires nex

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Largest cruise ship in the world Harmony of the Seas to St. Maarten in November

Harmony of the Seas. Photo RCL St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten will welcome the Oasis class cruisxe vessel Harmony of the Seas, now considered the world’s largest cruise ship of Royal Caribbean Lines in November when it makes its inaugu

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Breast health session at the university

  St. Maarten News - Collective Preventation Services (CPS) and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in collaboration with the Positive Foundation host a breast cancer awareness information session entitled “Bre

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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PM Marlin at 175th anniversary celebration: “The Catholic Church has shown tremendous faith in St. Maarten”

  Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday with Bishop Secco, Prime Minister William Marlin and a second church dignitary. Photo contributed   St. Maarten News – Prime Minister William Marlin addressed the congregation of the Catholic Chur

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 25, 2016

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Nature Foundation survey shows: Forty percent seek medical assistance after dump fires

  The toxic fumes from a landfill fire on April 15 loom over Philipsburg. Photo courtesy Nature Foundation / Robert Cijntje   St. Maarten News – A survey by the Nature Foundation among 500 respondents has confirmed what everybod

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Nature Foundation concerned about parking on the beach

Aerial shot of cars parked on Great Bay Beach. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation is concerned about increased parking and driving on Great Bay Beach, particularly during turtle nesting season. The vibrations

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Enthusiasm about school tennis project

St. Maarten News - The Country Club at Port De Plaisance in collaboration with the school manager Stuart Johnson of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School teamed up for a special physical education project that began on February 2. Since th

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Dr. Cherina Fleming obtains PhD at Erasmus University

Dr. Cherina Fleming receives her PhD from the panel of nine professors. Photo contributed St. Maarten News - By Michael R. Granger - In the presence of her family, daughter of the soil Cherina Fleming obtained her PhD in molecular medicine from th

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Brothels balk at interim solution country offers

  Clubs are desperately low on girls St. Maarten News – The Court in First Instance will pronounce its verdict in the dispute over work permits for prostitutes between nine brothels and the government next week Friday. After almost a mo

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Richard Branson comes to St. Maarten for shark conservation talks

St. Maarten News – Sir Richard Branson, the iconic founder of the Virgin Group, will be in St. Maarten on June 15 for a conference about shark conservation. The conference is a follow up to the PEW Charitable Trusts conference Branson organized in

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Many questions about hurricane pass policy

St. Maarten News – The Office of Disaster Management that falls under the Ministry of General Affairs, has received many queries related to the change in policy regarding requesting a hurricane pass. The change in policy is to improve safety on

St. Maarten News - Posted on May 23, 2016

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Sunwing Group wants large all-inclusive hotel on St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism and Economic Affairs) is negotiating with the Sunwing Group about the construction of a 450-room 5-star all-inclusive hotel in St. Maarten. The minister mentioned the project as one of many e

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