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APS lends IGY Marinas USD 16 million for expansion

By   /  January 29, 2021  /  Finance, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on APS lends IGY Marinas USD 16 million for expansion

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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Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  Business, Government, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

PHILIPSBURG (13 December 2020) – The Integrity Chamber Sint Maarten has wrapped up introductory meetings with the supervisory boards and management of the “big four” government-owned companies. These virtual meetings were aimed at sharing the tasks assigned to the Integrity Chamber based on its governing ordinance and to learn more about the companies. Separate meetings […]

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Isolation units now allow for safe transport of contaminated patients

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Isolation units now allow for safe transport of contaminated patients

PHILIPSBURG — The Ambulance Department’s ability to safely transport patients suspected of being contaminated by naturally occurring disease outbreaks, pandemics or industrial accidents has been strengthened with the addition of seven new patient isolation units. These units were procured by the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) through the Dutch funded St. Maarten Trust Fund. The […]

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Virtual 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Service on Sunday, December 6, 2020

By   /  December 4, 2020  /  Community, Culture, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Virtual 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Service on Sunday, December 6, 2020

Philipsburg – St. Maarten celebrates her Twenty-first Annual Thanksgiving Day. A Thanksgiving born out of our cultural traditions and practice. As far as traditions go, it is a new one, only introduced in 1999. However, it has all the markings of a tradition that will grow to last. Immediately after the record-breaking winds of hurricane […]

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Seven Seas Water donates to Sundial School breakfast program

By   /  December 4, 2020  /  Civic, Education, Local News  /  Comments Off on Seven Seas Water donates to Sundial School breakfast program

~ 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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Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Legal Matters, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman concludes investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force

 PHILIPSBURG — Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded an investigation into the towing policy of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) and its execution in practice. The absence of a parking policy plan is addressed in the report as well.  In the report the Ombudsman concludes that parking in Philipsburg is not adequately organized. There is […]

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Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Justice, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

  POND ISLAND — in recent weeks an alarming number of serious accusations were levied against members of the Sint Maarten Police Force, claiming their alleged involvement in selling and driving of seized stolen vehicles. The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson has observed these serious and what she has deemed as potentially damaging […]

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Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

By   /  November 26, 2020  /  Health, Local News  /  Comments Off on Audit Chamber recommends rapid COVID-tests but warns against a false sense of security

PHILIPSBURG – “The pandemic will last for a while longer and the challenge is to find the right balance between health and the economy,” the General Audit Chamber writes in its mini audit The Possibilities of Rapid Testing on St. Maarten. “Rapid testing is not a panacea. Regular testing can lead to a false sense […]

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Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

By   /  November 20, 2020  /  Civic, Community, Social  /  Comments Off on Resources 4 Community Resilience launches US$452K in local projects

PHILIPSBURG —  The Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) project was officially launched during a Zoom meeting and Facebook livestream on Wednesday November 18. The ceremony was hosted by radio personality Kevin “Suppa” Petrona (who is also the local R4CR Communication and Outreach expert) and Jose Sommers (R4CR Capacity and Training Manager). The R4CR program is […]

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INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

By   /  November 18, 2020  /  Business, Health, Infrastructure, International News, Local News  /  Comments Off on INSO bought by Italian giant, Fincantieri Group

~ SMGH construction continues as normal under new ownership ~ CAY HILL — It is with pleasure that SMMC has taken note of the news emerging from Italy that INSO, the general contractor for the St. Maarten General Hospital (SMGH), has been sold to the Fincantieri Group recently. The sale includes Fincantieri’s commitment to take […]

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