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Amsterdam under threat of Dutch state supervision

page8a065AMSTERDAM--A series of financial missteps may result in Amsterdam being placed under Dutch state supervision guardianship. This may likely be the case if the Dutch capital does not submit proper annual financial statements for 2015, something city hall has major concerns about. The financial statements have to be ready early 2016.

This is according to a risk assessment commissioned by the...

Twelve places of detention for Saba and St. Eustatius

page13a065ST. EUSTATIUS--The police station in St. Eustatius will be extended with a detention facility for 12 inmates from...

D’shnay Mathew York crowned queen in Saba

page1b065SABA--St. Maarten’s D’shnay Mathew York was crowned queen at the first-ever Miss Dutch Caribbean Islands Pageant...

Minister reports significant progress with water supply

page17a065ANGUILLA--Improvements are being made all the time to the water supply, and by October 1 this year, there will be a...

Banks clarifies $2 fee increase

ANGUILLA--Chief Minister Victor Banks has explained the US $10 fee that will be charged to each passenger manifested...

French Ministry pumps another 2M euros into Sargassum battle

PARIS--Conscious of the potentially disastrous consequences to the tourism-dependent islands of the French Antilles...

Prison expansion delayed, CFT non-approval of budget a snag

page4a065POINTE BLANCHE--The eagerly-awaited extension of the Pointe Blanche Prison to add an additional two levels on top of...

Friday July 31, 2015 St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast

rb-lDATE ISSUED:  Friday July 31, 2015 @ 12:00 Lst (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL:  Saturday midday (12:00 Lst)...

Public Service Centre to introduce online services

page3a064SIMPSON BAY--Online services and online appointments for various services are amongst the improvements the Public...

Teen battling illness got Aruba adventure

page15c064ARUBA--Standing atop an outcropping of rock with a pool of brilliant blue water below her, 17-year-old Autumn Paolini...

‘Musical Chairs’ movie sends powerful message

musicalchairsMARIGOT--St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance for Equality (SAFE) hosted a successful screening of the very entertaining...

Through a railing

page4a064This small Kia car went through a railing and on to the pavement next to the BDAF Bank in Marigot at around 7:00am...

St. Maarten rocked by 3.8-magnitude quake

earthquake-magnitudePHILIPSBURG--It started as a low rumble then everything started to shake. This was the general description from...

SER draws attention to teen pregnancy in advice to govt

AdviceBoostSintMaartenPHILIPSBURG--The Social Economic Council SER drew attention to the issue of teenage pregnancy in its advice to...

Tourism Authority foundation in limbo

page3b064~ Awaiting government action ~

PHILIPSBURG--The long-awaited and widely publicised St. Maarten Tourism Authority...

SER: Only 20 per cent live below poverty line

HARBOUR VIEW--Only 20 to 25 per cent of the country’s population can be tagged as living below the poverty line by...

400,000 euros earmarked for Sandy Ground, French Quarter

page4a063MARIGOT--A contract signed recently in the Préfecture between President of the Territorial Council Aline Hanson and...

‘Scary Movie’ gangster to remain behind bars

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Wednesday denied a request for conditional release of an inmate at the...

Lake: Talk of Govt falling ‘distracting,’ non-productive

PHILIPSBURG--Government, its workers and civil society are constantly “distracted” and investors are becoming...

‘Mighty Bomba’ proud winner Youth Road March competition

page13c063ST. EUSTATIUS--Sporting a Batman outfit, Dantez “Mighty Bomba” Daniel (12) was crowned winner of Sunday’s Youth...

WYCF: Urgent attention needed to develop health care affordable to all

PHILIPSBURG--White and Yellow Cross Foundation (WYCF) official Bregje Boetekees says urgent attention is needed to...
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Amsterdam under threat of Dutch state supervision
Friday, 31 July 2015
AMSTERDAM--A series of financial missteps may result in Amsterdam being placed under Dutch state... Read more...
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Twelve places of detention for Saba and St. Eustatius
Friday, 31 July 2015
ST. EUSTATIUS--The police station in St. Eustatius will be extended with a detention facility for... Read more...
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Caricom, Vatican establish diplomatic relations; Haiti-DR issue already raised
Friday, 31 July 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana--There is now, for the first time ever, a Vatican Ambassador to the Caribbean... Read more...
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One of most rare seabirds rediscovered in Dominica 150 years after last seen
Thursday, 30 July 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--More than 150 years after it was believed to have been wiped out in Dominica, the... Read more...
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Jeb Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise
Friday, 31 July 2015
NEW YORK--The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's Super PAC, made public... Read more...
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Earth's magnetic personality older than previously thought
Thursday, 30 July 2015
WASHINGTON--Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar... Read more...
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Palestinian toddler killed, Jewish arsonists suspected
Friday, 31 July 2015
DUMA, West Bank--Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on... Read more...
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After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for four-month epidemic response
Friday, 31 July 2015
GENEVA--The World Health Organization is creating a "blueprint" to improve the medical response to... Read more...
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Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration
Friday, 31 July 2015
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory... Read more...
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In rural China, shoppers go online - with a little help
Friday, 31 July 2015
TONGLU, China--Cheng Yonghao left his village in central Henan province almost 20 years ago, not... Read more...
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Elderly reader
Friday, 31 July 2015
Dear Queenie, One of our close friend’s children is getting married for the second time. We are... Read more...
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New law firm
Friday, 31 July 2015
Dear Editor, In your paper of today, page 9 you, have an article about a new law firm being... Read more...
St. Maarten to host CONCACAF U-15
Friday, 31 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG—St. Maarten will host the CONCACAF Boys Under 15 Championship Tournament August 7 to... Read more...
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Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry
Friday, 31 July 2015
TURNBERRY, Scotland-- Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world... Read more...
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Facebook CEO, wife expecting a baby girl
Friday, 31 July 2015
SAN FRANCISCO--Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are... Read more...
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"Spot the fake!" Mirren meets herself in triplicate wax works
Friday, 31 July 2015
LONDON--"Spot the fake!" British actress Helen Mirren joked as she posed with not one but three wax... Read more...
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Bird Watch SXM
Friday, 31 July 2015
By Mark Yokoyama   Bird Study Skins   Study skins are – as you may have guessed –... Read more...
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Ready Set Sail in the Caribbean Part 5
Friday, 31 July 2015
~ Visiting saints and a butterfly ~   By Laura Bijnsdorp   From Dominica, we sailed... Read more...
Editorial - Local solution
Friday, 31 July 2015
As foreseen, the continued problems with the budget are starting to have an effect on the public... Read more...
Editorial - Put up or shut up
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Parliamentarian Maurice Lake has a point (see Thursday paper). The persistent rumours that... Read more...
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Notices August 1
Friday, 31 July 2015
Pool Closure Carib Swim Team, Cole Bay will be closed for renovation during the month of August... Read more...
Notices July 31
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Spay/Neuter Campaign St. Maarten Animal Welfare Continuing through August their $25 pet spay or... Read more...