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Dutch Government funds SMDF project for elderly

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PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE--Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk, on behalf of the Dutch Government, recently released 1.9 million guilders to the St. Maarten Development Fund (‘SMDF') to carry out a project geared towards the needs of the elderly residents of St. Maarten. The funds for this project which are part of the remaining funds from the Antillean Co-Financing Organisation AMFO, have now been transferred in full to the SMDF.

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InselAir takes austerity steps

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WILLEMSTAD--Due to changing market conditions Curaçao airline InselAir says it's forced to make some organisational and operational changes to adapt to these new parameters.

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$80,000 spent on Govt. Christmas decorations

6 min 37 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG--During the handling of the draft 2017 budget discussion in the Central Committee meeting on Monday, Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard requested information on the amount spent by Government for Christmas decorations this year.

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NAf. 10 departure tax pending for country

9 min 40 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG--A departure tax of NAf. 10 is pending for the country. This tax, when implemented by Government, will affect all passengers leaving the country, except cruise ship passengers. Finance Minister Richard Gibson anticipates this tax will raise some NAf. 9 million annually for Government’s coffers.

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Budget amendment with CFT measures for approval today

13 min 8 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers is expected to approve today, Wednesday, a package of measures related to the draft 2017 budget now before Parliament. The debate on the draft budget started in the Central Committee of Parliament on Monday and will continue today at 11:00am in Parliament House.

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St. Dominic student ranks 2nd regionally for CXC math

16 min 1 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG--St. Dominic High fifth former Atul Pereppadan has tied regionally for the second spot with seven other students in Caribbean Examinations Council CXC mathematics exam, earning him a distinction in the subject.

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Lawyer: ‘Stay of execution’ for Turner until season ends

41 min 13 sec ago

MARIGOT--Tropical Wave Restaurant proprietor Patrick Turner will be allowed to operate his restaurant at Le Galion throughout the 2016-2017 season, his wife Tracey disclosed on Tuesday, quoting their lawyer.

A recent rumour of an eviction coming into force in 15 days was not true, she said.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Tuesday

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:04

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Long-time union leader Elshot arrested Monday

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:50

PHILIPSBURG--Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) President Claire Elshot and her son V.E. were arrested by police at their home in Cole Bay on Monday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Little Switzerland employees protest over unsigned CLA

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:47

~ Company says it’s ‘negotiating in good faith’ ~

 

PHILIPSBURG--A group of just over 20 Little Switzerland workers from the establishment’s Front Street and Port St. Maarten locations engaged in protest action for about two hours on Monday to send a strong message to management that they would like their Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) to be finalised and signed post haste. Failure of management to take quick action in finalising the CLA will result in workers possibly continuing their action indefinitely, Workers Institute for Organised La ... Read more

Port registers loss of US $9 million

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:45

PHILIPSBURG--Port St. Maarten has registered a US $9 million loss, a shortfall Government will have to cover, disclosed Finance Minister Richard Gibson.

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Gibson: Economy greatly impacted by loss of ships

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:41

PHILIPSBURG--The loss of calls by two major cruise lines and the skyrocketing growth of online shopping have been listed as major contributors to the loss of Government revenues, in particular turnover tax (ToT). The loss of the ships amounts to NAf. 90 million.

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Dutch Caribbean heritage goes digital

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:01

~ Documents up to 1954 widely accessible ~

LEIDEN--The Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform of the Leiden University and the University of Curaçao with more than half a million scans that were made of old books, magazines, articles, manuscripts, newspapers, photos, maps and charts went online on Saturday.

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MLK teachers fed up with lack of attention

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:57

PHILIPSBURG--Teachers at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School in Dutch Quarter are fed up with the lack of attention the Ministry of Education is giving to their school. Teachers have been requesting immediate attention for short- and long-term solutions to the school’s problems since the previous school year.

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Police nab Caribbean Gems robber

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 03:39

PHILIPSBURG--At 2:37pm on Monday, a man dressed in black wearing a cap, walked into Jewelry store Caribbean Gems and pointed his firearm at the workers demanding that they hand over their merchandise.

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Thanksgiving Service hosted at new Government Building

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 01:50

The gathering outside the new Government Administration Building on Sunday for the 18th annual Thanksgiving Service and Lighting Ceremony. (Andrew Dick photo)

 ~ ‘St. Maarten is truly blessed,’ says Marlin ~

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Monday

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:51

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Govt. to start Back Street emergency repairs tonight

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:44

Back Street emergency repairs begin tonight.

 

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure VROMI will be conducting emergency road repairs ... Read more

Little Switzerland staffers down tools over unsigned CLA

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:26

PHILIPSBURG--A group of just over 20 Little Switzerland workers from the establishment’s Front Street and Port St. Maarten locations downed tools in protest action for a about two hours on Monday, to send a strong message to management that they would like their Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) finalised and signed post haste. Failure of management to take quick action in finalizing the CLA will result in workers continuing their action indefinitely.

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‘St. Maarten is truly blessed,’ says Marlin

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 23:47

PHILIPSBURG--Giving thanks with a grateful heart was the order of the day on Sunday when persons gathered in front of the new Government Administration Building celebrating the eighteenth annual Thanksgiving Service and Lighting Ceremony

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