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Government committed to the continuity of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

By   /  April 15, 2021  /  Aviation, Government, Labor, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Government committed to the continuity of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

POND ISLAND — The Government of Sint Maarten remains committed to the continuity of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project. The internal changes within the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company’s management staff (PJIAE NV) have no bearing on this commitment. This means that the project will continue according to the current financing agreement in place. […]

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Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

By   /  March 30, 2021  /  Island Life, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

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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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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Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Government, Local News  /  Comments Off on Economic controls aimed at fairness and the public good to continue

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of TEATT announced recently that it would step up general controls to ensure that businesses are adhering to St. Maarten’s economic rules and regulations. Many of these controls are in response to public complaints received for various infractions. TEATT has diligently worked to restore economic activities during the crisis, but […]

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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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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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