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PJIAE N.V. awards Ballast Nedam contract for “Package 2” SXM Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

By   3 days ago

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (July 20, 2020) – Following a thorough selection process launched by the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE N.V.), Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. was selected as the general contractor for the St. Maarten Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project. This international contracting company has vast experience building large-scale and complex projects worldwide, including ports, hospitals, and […]

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Ministry of VSA and Justice sign policy to combat domestic violence, child abuse and gender based violence on Sint Maarten

By   4 days ago

On June 30th 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson together with the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley signed off on an official policy that was commissioned by both Ministries to strengthen government?s response to combat Domestic Violence (DV), Child Abuse (CA) and Gender based Violence […]

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Indigo Bay Development one step closer

By   4 days ago

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley signed a scope of service agreement (SOS) with Indigo Shores Developments B. V. The SOS brings the vision of this luxurious hotel one step closer to reality. The scope of service agreement ensures not only economical benefits for Sint Maarten but also the […]

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Sol announces steps to further energize St. Maarten’s community

By   1 week ago

CAY BAY — Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol), the Caribbean’s leading provider of petroleum-based energy solutions has taken a major step towards further energizing the island of St. Maarten. This comes with the recent acquisition of Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) integrated fuel marketing business in St. Maarten, the Texaco-Branded Network, which involves retail, commercial, marine, […]

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World Bank Country Director Burunciuc pledges commitment to St. Maarten

By   1 week ago

?Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the […]

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson pleased with the results of Justice Conference

By   1 week ago

On Monday, July 12, 2021 through Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the Honorable Minister Anna E. Richardson hosted a Conference commemorating Justice Week 2021 at the Simpson Bay Resort. The conference served as an opportunity for each department and external partners of the Ministry to discuss topics related to their operations which included their legal basis, […]

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VMT secures new shipment of Pfizer vaccine and extends the possibility to get first dose

By   1 week ago

At the Festival Village on Friday, July 9th, and Sucker Garden on Saturday, July 10th, combined, 783 persons got vaccinated, of which 630 persons came for their first dose. After this great turnout at the last two vaccination popups, the Vaccine Management Team (VMT) decided to extend the possibility of getting the first dose of […]

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Collective Food Program – St. Maarten update

By   2 weeks ago

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley would like to reiterate to the public that the Collective Food Assistance Program coordinated by the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) is still open and actively accepting new registrations. Persons who were previously beneficiaries of the Red Cross version of the program received a […]

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Minister Anna E. Richardson tours Victim Support Services Curaçao & Bon Futuro Prison

By   2 weeks ago

On Thursday, July 8th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson made a visit to the Victim Support Services (VSS) of Curaçao where she was welcomed by Director Milouska Everitz. This visit was one of keen interest for Minister Richardson as VSS Sint Maarten is in the final phases of being established for […]

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Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor makes a decision in favor of students going abroad to study, civil servants and the Public

By   2 weeks ago

Minister Ottley along with VMT and the Ministry of VSA has set up extra community vaccination pop-ups and is urging all students who are going abroad in the pursuit of higher studies to come out on July 9th and 10th 2021, to receive their first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. This decision should […]

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    BIP SXM submits the Audited Financial Statement 2020 for approval to the Minister of TEATT

    By   4 days ago

    The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau or BIP SXM) met with the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Ms. Ludmila de Weever last Friday, July 16th, 2021, to present the audited Financial Statement 2020 and to discuss other pending items. The Bureau is pleased to announce […]

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    Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Honorable Silveria Jacobs Nelson Mandela Day Message

    By   6 days ago

    I greet you on behalf of the government and people of St. Maarten on this momentous occasion of the global celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. I am grateful to the organizers for the invitation to have the honor to share this platform with illustrius dignitaries from the Caribbean and the Americas. Today, we celebrate […]

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    World Bank Country Director Burunciuc pledges commitment to St. Maarten

    By   1 week ago

    ?Today, Thursday, July 15th, new World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries Lilia Burunciuc and World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Michelle Keane paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs. During the discussion, Burunciuc pledged her commitment to the progress and finalization of the […]

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    Prime Minister of Sint Maarten condemns shooting of journalist De Vries in the Netherlands

    By   2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Jacobs condemns the act of violence against freedom of speech and stands in solidarity with the people of the Netherlands. The shooting of celebrity Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter Peter R. de Vries occurred on Tuesday, July 7th, in Amsterdam city sending shockwaves throughout the Kingdom. De Vries remains in critical condition. […]

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    Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor makes a decision in favor of students going abroad to study, civil servants and the Public

    By   2 weeks ago

    Minister Ottley along with VMT and the Ministry of VSA has set up extra community vaccination pop-ups and is urging all students who are going abroad in the pursuit of higher studies to come out on July 9th and 10th 2021, to receive their first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. This decision should […]

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    Government of Sint Maarten extends condolences to the Haitian community

    By   2 weeks ago

    It is with great sadness and shock that the Council of Ministers learned about the tragic assassination of the President of Haiti, Honorable Jovenel Moïse at his residence early this morning. The assassination of President Moïse is a loss not just for Haiti but for its diaspora. The Government of St. Maarten stands in solidarity […]

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    Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom hold first Ministerial Consultation

    By   2 weeks ago

    On Monday, July 5th, a Ministerial Consultation was held with all four Prime Ministers of the Dutch Kingdom for the first time in the past years. The high-level meetings came about on request of St. Maarten as a result of the meetings recently held in The Hague. The intention is to foster positive relations within […]

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    Minister Anna E. Richardson continues to build bridges with Curaçao?s Justice Ministry

    By   2 weeks ago

    The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the Military Academy Marine Kazerne Suffisant today, Tuesday, July 6th, in Curaçao. Minister Richardson was welcomed by Mr. Frank Boots – Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean who doubles as the Director of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard at the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Steven […]

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    Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Emancipation Day Address

    By   3 weeks ago

    ~ ?No More Auction Block!? ~ 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on July 1st, 1863 Good morning to everyone here in this space and within the sound of my voice. Last evening, I heard one of our Honorable Members of Parliament on the floor of Parliament, and she?s here today, […]

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    Nightlife curfew re-extended to 2am

    By   3 weeks ago

    As of June 28, 2021, the number of reported active cases dropped to less than 50. The intended goal was to achieve the 85% vaccination rate on Dutch Sint Maarten. However, the number of vaccinated adults within the Sint Maarten population has increased sufficiently. In this regard, the Minister has deemed these figures to be […]

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      PJIAE N.V. awards Ballast Nedam contract for “Package 2” SXM Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

      By   3 days ago

      Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (July 20, 2020) – Following a thorough selection process launched by the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE N.V.), Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. was selected as the general contractor for the St. Maarten Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project. This international contracting company has vast experience building large-scale and complex projects worldwide, including ports, hospitals, and […]

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      BIP SXM submits the Audited Financial Statement 2020 for approval to the Minister of TEATT

      By   4 days ago

      The Bureau for Intellectual Property Sint Maarten (the Bureau or BIP SXM) met with the Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (Minister of TEATT), Ms. Ludmila de Weever last Friday, July 16th, 2021, to present the audited Financial Statement 2020 and to discuss other pending items. The Bureau is pleased to announce […]

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      Indigo Bay Development one step closer

      By   4 days ago

      The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley signed a scope of service agreement (SOS) with Indigo Shores Developments B. V. The SOS brings the vision of this luxurious hotel one step closer to reality. The scope of service agreement ensures not only economical benefits for Sint Maarten but also the […]

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      Sol announces steps to further energize St. Maarten’s community

      By   1 week ago

      CAY BAY — Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol), the Caribbean’s leading provider of petroleum-based energy solutions has taken a major step towards further energizing the island of St. Maarten. This comes with the recent acquisition of Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) integrated fuel marketing business in St. Maarten, the Texaco-Branded Network, which involves retail, commercial, marine, […]

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      Be Prepared for a Busy Hurricane Season. Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready

      By   1 week ago

      The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready and to review their plans of action for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Operators and owners of the aforementioned should be prepared to secure their properties in the event of a storm/hurricane […]

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      ODM advises Coastal Residents & Businesses to have plans in place for potential flooding

      By   2 weeks ago

      The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that five named storm systems have formed up to July 7th including the first hurricane, Elsa. Elsa passed through the Caribbean last week causing considerable damage to some islands. On Thursday, the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Weather & Climate Research released its third Atlantic seasonal […]

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      Nightlife curfew re-extended to 2am

      By   3 weeks ago

      As of June 28, 2021, the number of reported active cases dropped to less than 50. The intended goal was to achieve the 85% vaccination rate on Dutch Sint Maarten. However, the number of vaccinated adults within the Sint Maarten population has increased sufficiently. In this regard, the Minister has deemed these figures to be […]

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      Doing Business in Sint Maarten

      By   1 month ago

      The Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten (KGMSXM) & The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will host a Doing Business in Sint Maarten summit on June 23, 2021. Entrepreneurs from Sint Maarten or the Netherlands and who are interested in exploring business opportunities on Sint Maarten should attend this summit in order to learn […]

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      AUDIT TEAM SINT MAARTEN STARTS BUSINESS COMPLIANCE TOUR

      By   1 month ago

      The Audit Team Sint Maarten (ATS) has started a general compliance control tour within the Business Community. The compliance control tour is an opportunity for ATS to work together with the Business Community to ensure correct processing of calculations and payment of social premiums. The tour consists of inspections on new and existing companies, controls […]

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      Acceleration of Implementation of Corporate Governance Improvement Plan Airport

      By   2 months ago

      On Wednesday, June 2, both the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating (PJIAE) and Holding Company (PJIAH) were invited to an information session as an introduction to the implementation of the Corporate Governance Improvement Plan for the Airport. The virtual sessions were opened by the Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, who, while still in the Netherlands, emphasized […]

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        Audit Chamber report on Financial Statement 2017 of St. Maarten

        By   3 weeks ago

        Philipsburg – The General Audit Chamber presented its audit report entitled Compliance Audit: Financial Statements of St. Maarten 2017 to Parliament today. The General Audit Chamber is required by law to examine whether Government was legally compliant and effective in its spending of St. Maarten’s public funds. The 2017 financial statements should have been drafted […]

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        St. Maarten to receive 5th tranche of liquidity support

        By   1 month ago

        The Government of St. Maarten has learned via the media that the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) of the Netherlands will be paying the much-needed NAf 39 million of liquidity support to St. Maarten as soon as possible. Government has taken note of a letter sent on June 17, by caretaker State […]

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        Parliament approves all three laws presented to enforce cost-cutting measures

        By   6 months ago

        ~ A sacrifice was made, but salaries ensured ~ PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs together with Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion presented the three publicly debated legislative amendments to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on the cost cutting measures. The first being the Temporary National Ordinance to standardize the top incomes and reduce the […]

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        APS lends IGY Marinas USD 16 million for expansion

        By   6 months ago

        CAYHILL — Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) and IGY Marinas agreed on the terms of a loan for the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol (IDS) in Simpson Bay. The loan will enable IDS to increase their clientele, complete the restaurant enhancement project in the marina, and refinance existing agreements to more favorable conditions. It […]

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        St. Maarten negotiations on the 3rd tranche of liquidity support start today

        By   8 months ago

        POND ISLAND — The discussion on the third tranche of liquidity support commenced this morning, Friday, November 13, 2020, after the Kingdom Council of Ministers (RMR) meeting, wherein State Secretary Knops expressed the willingness of the Netherlands to engage in discussions with St. Maarten on the third tranche for liquidity support. St. Maarten has been […]

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        CBCS is upgrading to the next generation of payments

        By   9 months ago

        WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — The world of technology is rapidly advancing and is affecting more and more aspects of our lives. This also includes the way we do our daily payments such as groceries, gas, electricity bill, etcetera. Electronic payment is an essential part of our lives and our national payment system is the foundation of a […]

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        Central Bank announces new bond issue for St. Maarten

        By   9 months ago

        ~ Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten announces a new bond issue on behalf of the government of the Country of Sint Maarten ~ Willemstad/Philipsburg – On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, there will be a bond issue on behalf of the country of Sint Maarten, the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) […]

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        Unfinished business: financial management still a priority

        By   10 months ago

        Philipsburg – October 9th, 2020. The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled “Retrospective: 10 years General Audit Chamber” to Parliament today. The report presents findings and conclusions about the most influential audits of the General Audit Chamber, from the past decade. An analysis of the audits from the past reveals that on some topics, […]

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        Commemorative coin on the occasion of ‘10 years of structural reforms’

        By   10 months ago

        Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) issued a unique commemorative circulation coin to mark 10 years of structural reforms since October 10, 2010. The CBCS officially presented the coin to the prime ministers and the ministers of Finance of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In Curaçao, the officials received the coin […]

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        Small businesses receive financial assistance through the Enterprise Support Project

        By   10 months ago

        Philipsburg – Entrepreneurs Lesley and Shirly Bruce of Kenny’s Car Rental & Management N.V. and Stephane Habichdobinger of Procontech are all smiles as the first small business owners to receive direct financial assistance from the Enterprise Support Project. Both had applied via Qredits and on Wednesday, September 29th, were acknowledged in the presence of Minister […]

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          Ministry of VSA and Justice sign policy to combat domestic violence, child abuse and gender based violence on Sint Maarten

          By   4 days ago

          On June 30th 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson together with the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley signed off on an official policy that was commissioned by both Ministries to strengthen government?s response to combat Domestic Violence (DV), Child Abuse (CA) and Gender based Violence […]

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          Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson pleased with the results of Justice Conference

          By   1 week ago

          On Monday, July 12, 2021 through Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the Honorable Minister Anna E. Richardson hosted a Conference commemorating Justice Week 2021 at the Simpson Bay Resort. The conference served as an opportunity for each department and external partners of the Ministry to discuss topics related to their operations which included their legal basis, […]

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          Minister Anna E. Richardson tours Victim Support Services Curaçao & Bon Futuro Prison

          By   2 weeks ago

          On Thursday, July 8th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson made a visit to the Victim Support Services (VSS) of Curaçao where she was welcomed by Director Milouska Everitz. This visit was one of keen interest for Minister Richardson as VSS Sint Maarten is in the final phases of being established for […]

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          Minister Anna E. Richardson continues to build bridges with Curaçao?s Justice Ministry

          By   2 weeks ago

          The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson visited the Military Academy Marine Kazerne Suffisant today, Tuesday, July 6th, in Curaçao. Minister Richardson was welcomed by Mr. Frank Boots – Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean who doubles as the Director of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard at the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Steven […]

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          Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson makes first work visit to Curaçao

          By   3 weeks ago

          On Sunday, June 4th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson travelled to Curaçao to meet with various justice officials, agencies, and institutions to discuss development opportunities between the two countries as it relates to law enforcement services. Upon arrival, Minister Richardson received a warm welcome by the Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. […]

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          Government meets with the Unions over vacation allowance

          By   3 weeks ago

          ~ To await Constitutional Court decision ~ On Tuesday, June 29th, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs. Rodolphe Samuel; and Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley met with the Committee for Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) members; WICSU-PSU, WITU, ABVO […]

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          Ministry of Justice & Unions: NAPB-ABVO-NRPB

          By   3 weeks ago

          On Saturday June 26th, 2021 representatives of the NAPB,ABVO unions and a member of the Lands recherché joint with a representative of the Ministry of Justice in a work session on the function books relating to different divisions within the Ministry of Justice. During this work session the function books were reviewed once again and […]

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          KG SXM v Unions' Court Case Outcome

          By   4 weeks ago

          On June 25th, 2021, the Court in First Instance prohibited the ABVO and NAPB unions to organize meetings, work interruptions, and public manifestations, as long as these harm the proper functioning of Government, for a period of one week. A full judgment will follow on Friday July 2nd, 2021. Prior to granting Country Sint Maarten?s […]

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          Injunction filed by government against police unions

          By   4 weeks ago

          In order to ensure the safety and security of the people and visitors of Sint Maarten, on Tuesday June 24, 2021, Government filed an injunction with the Court in First Instance against the police unions NAPB and ABVO, and against the president of the NAPB, as the public leader of the current police protests. The […]

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          Kick-off event SJIB Community Service Project

          By   1 month ago

          St. Maarten, Cul de Sac – The Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten (SJIS) and the (4C) Foundation/NPOwer are hosting a Kick-Off virtual meeting for Not for Profit Organizations (NPO’s), in an effort to engage more organizations in signing up for participation in the Judicial Community Service program of the SJIS. SJIS consists of a government-subsidized […]

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            Free resume and cover letter workshop to be facilitated by Mr. Mose Harris IV

            By   2 weeks ago

            The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM) will be offering a free resume and cover letter writing workshop facilitated by Professional Development Consultant Mr. Mose Harris IV on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. This workshop will be held at USM in […]

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            Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor makes a decision in favor of students going abroad to study, civil servants and the Public

            By   2 weeks ago

            Minister Ottley along with VMT and the Ministry of VSA has set up extra community vaccination pop-ups and is urging all students who are going abroad in the pursuit of higher studies to come out on July 9th and 10th 2021, to receive their first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. This decision should […]

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            Minister Ottley visits NIPA

            By   1 month ago

            Honorable Minister Omar Ottley conducted an exploratory visit to the NIPA ? National Institute for Professional Advancement on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. His Cabinet Officers, the NIPA Supervisory Board of Directors and the Central Management team of the NIPA, accompanied him. The Minister emphasized the objective of the visit to be exploratory as it relates […]

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            Training of Safety & Emergency Teams of schools commences

            By   1 month ago

            Training of Safety & Emergency Teams (SETs) of elementary and secondary schools on St. Maarten starts on June 17, 2021 under the auspices of the Student Support Services Division and supported by UNICEF Netherlands. In 2018, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) developed the ?Safety and Emergency Response Guidelines for Schools? with […]

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            Seven Seas Water donates to Sundial School breakfast program

            By   8 months ago

            ~ Seven Seas Seas sponsors 300 faces masks for kindergarten schools ~ Great Bay, Saint Martin — In continuing what has now become an annual tradition for Seven Seas Water (St. Maarten), the company recently made a monetary donation to the Sundial School for its breakfast / lunch program. The Sundial School breakfast program was […]

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            A Back to School Message from the Ministry of Justice and KPSM

            By   8 months ago

            As our students are being welcomed back to their respective school premises today, Monday, November 16th, 2020, the Ministry of Justice is placing certain measures into effect for the overall benefit and protection of the community at large, before, during and after school hours. In addition to the necessity for everyone to adhere to the […]

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            Wever, STM donate hand sanitizers to Catholic School Board

            By   8 months ago

            PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister Christopher Wever and Stanley Lint of STM Shipping on Friday donated 1,100 12oz bottles of hand sanitizers to the Catholic School board. Also donated was a 55-gallon drum in order to refill the bottles. The donation was made in collaboration with Andrew Cadwell of Cadwell Inc. located in Florida. It was […]

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            Minister of Education received reports from four school boards informing of seven cases of COVID-19

            By   9 months ago

            PHILIPSBURG — Today, Monday, November 9, 2020, makes exactly three weeks since schools on St. Maarten began the phased implementation of in person instruction. The process began with Exam students and Special Education Students on October 19th, 2020, and continued with the return of vulnerable students as per October 26th, 2020. Students of these three […]

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            Sint Maarten Trust Fund Supports Education and Child Protection Systems

            By   9 months ago

              PHILIPSBURG — The Child Resilience and Protection Project, a new US$5 million project funded by the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund, has been approved. The Trust Fund is financed by the Government of the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank. The project was developed under the leadership of the Ministry […]

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            Minister of Education provides further update on schools’ readiness for Oct. 19

            By   9 months ago

            PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport would hereby like to provide the general public with a further update regarding schools’ readiness to resume face-to-face instruction on upcoming Monday, October 19th, 2020. As of today, October 16th, 2020, the safety plans and inspection reports of several other schools were approved by the […]

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              10 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   2 days ago

              ?As of July 20th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty four (44). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred eighty seven (2687). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty one (41) people […]

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              8 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   2 days ago

              As of July 21st, there were eight (8) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however eight (8) persons have recovered. The total active cases remain at forty four (44). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred ninety five (2695). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty two (42) people […]

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              Over 500 children between 12-17 receive COVID-19 vaccine in the last two weeks

              By   2 days ago

              Since the Vaccination Management Team (VMT) announced two weeks ago that children 12 years and older are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19, over 500 children received their vaccine. The VMT also reminds the public who have not yet received or registered for their COVID-19 vaccine that the vaccination campaign will transition into the maintenance […]

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              10 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   4 days ago

              ?As of July 20th, there were ten (10) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty four (44). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred eighty seven (2687). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring forty one (41) people […]

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              CPS Reminds Community to Step Up and maintain COVID-19 Public Health Safety Measures as increase in cases observed in various countries

              By   4 days ago

              The Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is making an urgent appeal to the public of Sint Maarten, to maintain COVID-19 Public Health Preventive measures such as correctly wearing of face masks, maintaining social distance, and frequently sanitizing your hands. This appeal is […]

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              13 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   4 days ago

              As of July 19th, there were thirteen (13) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty six (36). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred seventy seven (2677). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring thirty two (32) people […]

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              UPDATED TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS; DELTA VARIANT

              By   6 days ago

              Considering the increase in cases in several countries, the now rapidly spreading dominant Delta COVID-19 strain in those countries along with the amount of breakthrough cases; the entry requirements for Sint Maarten will be updated as of 18 July at 12:00 A.M. The travel requirements that will be updated due to the rapid surge of […]

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              5 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   6 days ago

              As of July 17th, there were five (5) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however six (6) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty nine (29). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred sixty four (2664). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty five (25) people […]

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              3 confirmed COVID-19 cases today

              By   1 week ago

              As of July 15th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19. There was no recoveries recorded today. The total active cases has increased to thirty (30). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand six hundred fifty nine (2659). The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring twenty seven (27) people […]

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              VMT hosts two Vaccination Pop-Ups at the Festival Village on Friday and the Kimsha Beach parking lot on Saturday

              By   1 week ago

              On Friday, July 16th, there will be a vaccination Pop-Up at the Festival Village, Pond Island, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Additionally, on Saturday, July 17th, another vaccination Pop-Up will be organized on the Kimsha Beach Parking lot in Simpson Bay from 9:00 AM until supplies last. The Vaccine Management Team (VMT) would like […]

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                CPS Reminds Community to Step Up and maintain COVID-19 Public Health Safety Measures as increase in cases observed in various countries

                By   4 days ago

                The Collective Prevention Service (CPS) a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is making an urgent appeal to the public of Sint Maarten, to maintain COVID-19 Public Health Preventive measures such as correctly wearing of face masks, maintaining social distance, and frequently sanitizing your hands. This appeal is […]

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                CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

                By   4 days ago

                The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on residents to make use of the opportunity to clean up their yards and surroundings in connection with the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and to help prevent mosquito breeding habitats. Waste disposal companies have announced […]

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                Be Prepared for a Busy Hurricane Season. Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready

                By   1 week ago

                The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready and to review their plans of action for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Operators and owners of the aforementioned should be prepared to secure their properties in the event of a storm/hurricane […]

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                Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay open for 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday and Thursday

                By   1 week ago

                The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) decided on Monday, July 12th, to extend the opportunity to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. On Wednesday July 14th, and Thursday, July 15th, Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay will be offering vaccines against COVID-19 to all residents of Sint Maarten 12 years and older. More than 1100 […]

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                ODM advises Coastal Residents & Businesses to have plans in place for potential flooding

                By   2 weeks ago

                The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that five named storm systems have formed up to July 7th including the first hurricane, Elsa. Elsa passed through the Caribbean last week causing considerable damage to some islands. On Thursday, the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Weather & Climate Research released its third Atlantic seasonal […]

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                Tropical Storm Elsa a Stark Reminder to Be Prepared for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

                By   3 weeks ago

                The Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Thursday that the fifth named storm of the season Tropical Storm Elsa, is a stark reminder that you have to be prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season in the event that a storm system forms. According to the Meteorological Department of Sint […]

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                Friday last opportunity to get your COVID-19 vaccine at Caribbean Cinemas. Belair Community Center Reopens on July 5 for Vaccines

                By   3 weeks ago

                On June 15th, the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay opened up as a temporary replacement for the Belair Community Center for the administering of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday, is the last day that you can get your COVID-19 vaccine at the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay. After the weekend, on Monday, July 5th, the […]

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                Coastal residents & Businesses: Have plans in place for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season for potential flooding

                By   4 weeks ago

                The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that emergency plans should have already been formulated by residents who live along the country?s coastal areas or flood-prone environs. If the aforementioned is not the case, ODM is urging (coastal, flood prone environs) residents to start making emergency evacuation plans now, ahead of the arrival […]

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                Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay remains in use as COVID-19 vaccination location until July 2nd

                By   4 weeks ago

                On June 15th, the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay opened as a temporary replacement of the Belair Community Center. It is open for walk-ins from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and will be available until Friday, July 2nd. Since the start of last week, almost 300 persons got their vaccination at […]

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                It is hurricane season. Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after Rainfall events

                By   4 weeks ago

                The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is reminding the community to remain proactive in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around the yard or place of business after any rainfall event. We are now in the hurricane season, and the country will see […]

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                  CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

                  By   4 days ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on residents to make use of the opportunity to clean up their yards and surroundings in connection with the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and to help prevent mosquito breeding habitats. Waste disposal companies have announced […]

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                  VMT hosts last two Vaccination Pop-Ups at the Festival Village on Friday and Melford Hazel

                  By   2 weeks ago

                  As the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 transitions into a maintenance phase in August, this weekend will be the last opportunity to come for your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and your second dose before the end of July. On Friday, July 9th, there will be a vaccination Pop-Up at the Festival Village, Pond Island, […]

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                  CPS Closed for COVID-19 Testing on Friday but Open on Saturday. Baby Wellness Clinic Also Closed Friday

                  By   3 weeks ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), would like to inform the public that its offices at the Vineyard Office Complex will be closed on Friday, July 2nd for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. The Baby Wellness Clinic will also be closed on Friday, […]

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                  Tropical Storm Elsa a Stark Reminder to Be Prepared for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

                  By   3 weeks ago

                  The Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Thursday that the fifth named storm of the season Tropical Storm Elsa, is a stark reminder that you have to be prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season in the event that a storm system forms. According to the Meteorological Department of Sint […]

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                  Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay remains in use as COVID-19 vaccination location until July 2nd

                  By   4 weeks ago

                  On June 15th, the Caribbean Cinemas in Cole Bay opened as a temporary replacement of the Belair Community Center. It is open for walk-ins from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and will be available until Friday, July 2nd. Since the start of last week, almost 300 persons got their vaccination at […]

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                  It is hurricane season. Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after Rainfall events

                  By   4 weeks ago

                  The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is reminding the community to remain proactive in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around the yard or place of business after any rainfall event. We are now in the hurricane season, and the country will see […]

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                  Emancipation Day 2021, will be celebrated with the theme ?No More Auction Block!?

                  By   4 weeks ago

                  This year Emancipation Day on July 1st, will mark the 158th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Abolishment of Slavery on Sint Maarten. The Minister of Culture Youth & Sport, Honorable drs. Rodolphe Samuel will be hosting the celebration event, which will take place on July 1st, starting at 7:30 am starting with an Ecumenical […]

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                  Civil Registry Department Closed on Monday and Tuesday

                  By   1 month ago

                  The Civil Registry Department offices at the Public Service Center Government Administration Building in Philipsburg and Simpson Bay, are closed for Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22. The closure is in connection with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the public will be updated with respect to when the offices will reopen; the contact number in case […]

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                  Kick-off event SJIB Community Service Project

                  By   1 month ago

                  St. Maarten, Cul de Sac – The Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten (SJIS) and the (4C) Foundation/NPOwer are hosting a Kick-Off virtual meeting for Not for Profit Organizations (NPO’s), in an effort to engage more organizations in signing up for participation in the Judicial Community Service program of the SJIS. SJIS consists of a government-subsidized […]

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                  VMT to host Pop-up Vaccination in St. Peters on Saturday at the Jose Lake Ballpark

                  By   1 month ago

                  The Vaccination Management Team (VMT) encourages everyone who hasn’t received their vaccination yet to come to the vaccination Pop-Up at the Jose Lake Ballpark on Saturday, June 19th, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or until the supply lasts. All the persons who received their first dose three weeks ago, are invited to come for […]

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                    Sol announces steps to further energize St. Maarten’s community

                    By   1 week ago

                    CAY BAY — Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol), the Caribbean’s leading provider of petroleum-based energy solutions has taken a major step towards further energizing the island of St. Maarten. This comes with the recent acquisition of Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) integrated fuel marketing business in St. Maarten, the Texaco-Branded Network, which involves retail, commercial, marine, […]

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                    STB says preparations continues for the Real Madrid sports clinics

                    By   3 weeks ago

                    The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) said over the weekend that preparations are underway for the Real Madrid sports clinics that is planned for July. The Football clinic will be led by the coaches of the Real Madrid team. Local coaches, 18 years and older with minimum three years of experience were offered to apply […]

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                    Nightlife curfew re-extended to 2am

                    By   3 weeks ago

                    As of June 28, 2021, the number of reported active cases dropped to less than 50. The intended goal was to achieve the 85% vaccination rate on Dutch Sint Maarten. However, the number of vaccinated adults within the Sint Maarten population has increased sufficiently. In this regard, the Minister has deemed these figures to be […]

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                    Traffic Alert: Partial Lane Closure of Causeway Bridge on Thursday to Sunday

                    By   1 month ago

                    The Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), announces that one lane will be closed to motorized traffic on the Causeway Bridge. On Thursday June 17 and Friday June 18, the traffic lane leading from the Airport road to Cole Bay, will be closed to motorized traffic from 10:00PM to […]

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                    More than 300 books donated by community to help furnish prison library

                    By   1 month ago

                    On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Ministry of Justice launched a book drive aimed at furnishing the prison library and providing additional educational resources for the inmates at the Point Blanche Prison and Detention Center. In an effort to expand the selection of programs and activities available to the inmates at the prison, the Honorable […]

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                    CARIBAVIA will gather airlift stakeholders on St.Maarten

                    By   2 months ago

                    SIMPSON BAY — On June 15-17, the 5th annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup, CARIBAVIA for short, will be held on St.Maarten at the Simpson Bay Resort. It will be the third time that the conference is held in St.Maarten. In previous years, the event was also held in Dominica and The Bahamas. The CARIBAVIA conference is […]

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                    Maagical St. Maarten pacesetter for large-scale homeporting operations in NE Caribbean

                    By   2 months ago

                    The launch of the largest homeporting operation that the destination has ever seen will commence on Saturday, June 5 at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities in Point Blanche when Celebrity Cruise Lines 2200-passenger capacity Celebrity Millennium departs for a one-week cruise out of Port St. Maarten. Celebrity Millennium will be a landmark […]

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                    2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

                    By   2 months ago

                    Message by Deputy Prime Minister Egbert J. Doran to the Nation My Fellow Sint Maarteners, June 1st marks the opening of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This season the forecasters have predicted that it will be a very dangerous and active one, and therefore we need to be prepared. Everyone has a responsibility to prepare […]

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                    Government to establish inter-ministerial covenant to tackle immigration loopholes

                    By   4 months ago

                    On Friday 27th, 2021, the Ministries of Justice, VSA and TEATT met to lay the foundation of establishing a working agreement or covenant to tackle the various loopholes used to defraud the system to acquire certain things like residency permits. Ministers? support staff and relevant department heads engaged in a highly-anticipated meeting to identify issues […]

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                    Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

                    By   4 months ago

                    On Saturday March 27th 2021, officers of the Immigration and Border Protection Services together with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and the Prosecutors Office arrested the captain of a vessel by the name of “Anansi”. Officers of IBP were alerted by a concerned citizen to the presence of a foreign vessel docked […]

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