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2,096 referred abroad for medical care in 2014

PHILIPSBURG--The number of Social and Health Care Insurances SZV patients who were refereed abroad for medical care was slightly higher in 2014 compared to the year before, according to figures provided by Acting Minister of Health Rita Bourne-Gumbs during the recent meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on the draft 2015 budget.

There were 2,096 SZV referrals abroad in 2014 compared...

Westin changes its tune on beach access

DAWN BEACH--The blocking of public beach access by The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa changed quickly...

Marlin changes his tune on leasing EWE to Rainforest

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) leader Member of Parliament William Marlin was in favour of leasing Emilio Wilson...

Parliament adopts ‘skeleton budget’

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament passed the 2015 budget with an 11-4 vote on Thursday night with just two days to spare before...

Princess Heights 1st to Green Key Eco-label

DAWN BEACH--Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel has become the first and only property on the island to be...

Gov’t instructed to raise fee on money transfers

PHILIPSBURG--Increase or create an international transfer fee to be levied on money transfer services such as...

Armed man in Dutch NOS building, demands airtime

HILVERSUM--A man wielding a pistol forced his way into the studios of Dutch national broadcaster NOS on Thursday...

Extra money for shark protection

page4d211PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD--Dutch lottery "Postcode Loterij" has approved a grant of US $1.9 million for a three-year...

SMTA calls for summit, decisive action on Timeshare Ordinance

SIMPSON BAY--"The time for decisive action is now," says St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) chairman Marcel...

Miss Lalie Centre teaches boys about responsibilities

CAY BAY--Staff members at the Miss Lalie Youth Care and Rehabilitation Centre MLC are happy and sad at the same time...

Gov’t paid NAf. 1.31 million mobile phone bill to TelEm

page1a211~ Budget debate continues today ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government spent NAf. 1,131,844.78 last year in mobile telephone...

Gumbs wants healthy debate on pension age increase

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs said he looked forward to a "healthy debate" on the increase of the pension...

Hospital director confirms patient not carrying Ebola

MARIGOT--Fears that a case of Ebola had entered the island yesterday were categorically dismissed as untrue by...

Advice to examine BT&P 16M claim on St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--The Settlement Committee of Assets and Liabilities of the Country the Netherlands Antilles is advising a...

Westin reportedly blocking public access to Dawn Beach

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A quiet Dawn Beach in front of The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa.

 

DAWN BEACH--Two...

Sea rescue foundation says their boats are operational

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation Operational Manager Frans Nieuwenhoven confirmed Tuesday that "Rescue...

Cyclist severely hurt in accident

PHILIPSBURG--A 46-year-old woman was severely injured on Tuesday around 9:45am as she was cycling down the Link One...

Newark, New York flights cancelled

AIRPORT--Flights to and from Newark and New York airports were cancelled January 27 in connection with blizzards in...

D66 asks about reported volcanic activity in Saba

THE HAGUE--Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Wassila Hachchi of the democratic D66 party wants...

Crew member dies in Statia boat accident

page12a210ST. EUSTATIUS--One man died after a fishing boat capsized in the waters between St. Eustatius and St. Kitts on...

2,265 employment permits requested in 2014, 353 denied

~ NAf. 3.5 million given in aid ~

PHILIPSBURG--Government received a total of 2,265 employment permit requests in...
2,096 referred abroad for medical care in 2014
Friday, 30 January 2015
PHILIPSBURG--The number of Social and Health Care Insurances SZV patients who were refereed abroad... Read more...
Westin changes its tune on beach access
Friday, 30 January 2015
DAWN BEACH--The blocking of public beach access by The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa... Read more...
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Suriname and Islamic Bank explore funding expansion
Friday, 30 January 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname--On Monday, a delegation from the Islamic Development Bank IsDB was in... Read more...
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Vietnamese company to invest in special development zone in Cuba
Thursday, 29 January 2015
HAVANA, Cuba--Vietnam's Thai Binh Investment Trading Corp expects to build plants to produce... Read more...
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John McCain calls protesters 'scum,' tells them to shut up
Friday, 30 January 2015
WASHINGTON-- U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest... Read more...
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Obama's attorney general pick aims to smooth DOJ ties with Congress
Thursday, 29 January 2015
WASHINGTON-- Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, on Wednesday sought... Read more...
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Gas truck blast rocks Mexico hospital; 2 dead, 66 injured
Friday, 30 January 2015
MEXICO CITY-- A gas truck explosion decimated large parts of a maternity hospital on the western... Read more...
US armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps
Friday, 30 January 2015
WASHINGTON-- The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run... Read more...
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Ford results highlight pressure on margins
Friday, 30 January 2015
NEW YORK-- Ford Motor Co has two big challenges in 2015 - narrowing its loss in Europe where it... Read more...
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Fed upbeat on economy, cites strong job gains
Thursday, 29 January 2015
WASHINGTON-- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace"... Read more...
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Caravanserai/timesharing needs a solution, not a bandage
Friday, 30 January 2015
Dear Editor, For the last four months, I have been silently watching the island government be... Read more...
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Upset
Friday, 30 January 2015
Dear Queenie, My boyfriend and I were talking about marriage and he told me he would never promise... Read more...
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St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation
Friday, 30 January 2015
President of the St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation David Forsythe donates game balls to... Read more...
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Murray books fourth final, Serena to face Sharapova
Friday, 30 January 2015
MELBOURNE-- After three heart-breaking trips to the final, Andy Murray secured another shot at... Read more...
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'Puppy Bowl' highlights adoptions at Super Bowl
Friday, 30 January 2015
PHOENIX-- As dozens of fans cheered, the players tussled over the ball as they neared the end-zone... Read more...
Actress Lindsay Lohan's community service questioned in court
Thursday, 29 January 2015
LOS ANGELES-- A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday gave a prosecutor more time to investigate whether... Read more...
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Discovery Farm
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
New family attraction at Seaside Nature Park Discovery Farm and Garden, St. Maarten's newest family... Read more...
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Superbowl XLIX
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
See Seahawks and Patriots battle it out at Casino Royale on Mega Screen Chicago based psychic... Read more...
Editorial - Not too much
Friday, 30 January 2015
Judging by his statements in Parliament, the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs will be... Read more...
Editorial - Essential
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Figures regarding employment permits published in Wednesday's paper might prove useful in the... Read more...
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Notices January 29
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Saturday, January 31 ANNUAL A-THON Organized by the PTA of the Sr.Regina Primary School. Venue: Sr.... Read more...
Notices January 28
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Tuesday, January 27 CHILD DEVELOPMENT "Fostering Your Child's Speech, Language and Cognitive... Read more...