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WIB registered growth in loan portfolio in 2014

page1b043PHILIPSBURG--Windward Islands Bank’s (WIB’s) total net loans and advances to customers in 2014 stood at NAf. 527.6 million.

This represented a two per cent increase in the bank’s total portfolio, the bank said in its 2014 annual report, a copy of which was e-mailed to the media on Monday.

The portfolio increase was realised despite the challenging economic times in St. Maarten and...

Robbers wear uniforms of delivery companies

PHILIPSBURG--Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson is calling on businesses and residents to be on...

Report on Wiels out

WILLEMSTAD--In her final report, Curaçao's Ombudsman concludes that Minister plenipotentiary in the Netherlands...

Nature Foundation concerned about seaweed effects on nesting sea turtle

page5d043COLE BAY--Residents living on the beach-front and beach-goers should brace for a significant influx of the invasive...

No replacement, candidate yet for Kadaster Director

PHILIPSBURG--No replacement has been found for Kadaster Director Clemens Roos since he was arrested recently, and...

59 kilos of cocaine seized, 3 drug traffickers arrested

MARIGOT--Three drug traffickers thought to be part of an international trafficking ring were arrested on July 2 and...

Authorities investigate whether any link between bomb threats

PHILIPSBURG--Authorities will be investigating whether there is any link between Friday’s bomb threat at Princess...

Monday July 06, 2015 St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast

rb-lDATE ISSUED:  Monday July 06, 2015 @ 12:00 Lst (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL:  Tuesday midday (12:00 Lst) July...

Island Gems assists with SESSAD new playground

page5d042MARIGOT--With children and education at the core of its criteria for grants, Island Gems Charity Foundation recently...

Connor talks aviation, maritime matters with Curaçao and Aruba

PHILIPSBURG--Issues related to aviation and maritime affairs were discussed when St. Maarten’s Minister of Tourism...

Four honoured for years of service in public health

PHILIPSBURG--Four retiring staffers from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA were...

Car hits woman, damages 5 parked cars in accident

page4a042CAY HILL--A pedestrian was seriously injured when a car slammed into her and then damaged five parked cars on A.J.C...

Jacobs chalks up another win for Chalk Dust at Ram contest

page1b042MARIGOT--Francis Jacobs continued his record-breaking run of wins at the fifteenth Annual Ram Beauty Contest in...

Income tax reduction rate for hotel renovations increased

MARIGOT--A decree concerning a new income tax reduction rate applicable to the hotel renovation sector was published...

Men stab each other, pregnant woman beaten in ‘major fight’

PHILIPSBURG--Two men stabbed each other with knives and a pregnant woman was beaten during a “major fight” on A.Th...

US and Dutch Caribbean partnerships praised on Fourth of July anniversary

WILLEMSTAD--The fruitful partnership, especially in combating crimes, was highlighted at the Fourth of July...

Sargassum weed phenomenon addressed at marine park forum

page4a041MARIGOT--Managers of protected marine areas of the French Antilles took part in the third annual forum at the Mercure...

Fantasy Lottery car prize never received

page6a041PHILIPSBURG--Henry Job, who won a new Hyundai I-30 by raffle at the end of Carnival, has still not received the car...

Police want to rule out crime

WILLEMSTAD--Curaçao police are conducting a comprehensive investigation into the disappearance of the American...

Swift action, evacuation for 2nd KLM bomb hoax

page6e041AIRPORT--Another KLM plane was the target of an apparent bomb-scare hoax on Friday afternoon. An anonymous caller...

Court orders Housing Foundation to pay damages to Kalmera, Williams

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) was ordered by the court on Friday to award damages...
Robbers wear uniforms of delivery companies
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson is calling on businesses and... Read more...
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WIB registered growth in loan portfolio in 2014
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Windward Islands Bank’s (WIB’s) total net loans and advances to customers in 2014... Read more...
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Guyana says it will continue relations with Venezuela despite border dispute
Monday, 06 July 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Guyana will continue commercial and cultural relations with Venezuela,... Read more...
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Son of opposition party activist gunned down at Trinidad mosque
Monday, 06 July 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The 28-year-old son of a well-known People's National Movement (PNM)... Read more...
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US to increase support for Syria’s opposition
Monday, 06 July 2015
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in... Read more...
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Chicago's July 4 rituals: fireworks, gun deaths
Monday, 06 July 2015
CHICAGO--Late in the evening on July 4 a haze of smoke from backyard fireworks hung over Chicago.... Read more...
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Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church
Monday, 06 July 2015
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador--Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his... Read more...
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Gaza children emotionally shattered year after conflict
Monday, 06 July 2015
LONDON--The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict... Read more...
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Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
PARIS/ATHENS--France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals in order... Read more...
Surveillance software maker gets taste of its own medicine
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by... Read more...
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How to stop the spread of rabies
Monday, 06 July 2015
Animal Defenders SXM was very surprised to read that pet owners are advised to vaccinate their dogs... Read more...
Mr. Sneek lost it, again
Monday, 06 July 2015
Dear Editor, On Friday, July 3, 2015, the headlines of this well-read newspaper stated: "Koos Sneek... Read more...
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FISU World University Championships
Monday, 06 July 2015
Felix Brown, from St. Martin, front row seventh from left, is in Korea on the French University... Read more...
 St. Maarten’s Bodybuilders place at Trinidad Invitational
Monday, 06 July 2015
TRINIDAD--Cleopatra Carti and Desmond Patterson from St. Maarten placed at the Sportworld Classic... Read more...
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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City
Monday, 06 July 2015
NEW YORK--The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of... Read more...
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Buffett donates record $2.84 bln to Gates, other family charities
Monday, 06 July 2015
   NEW YORK--Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway... Read more...
Refrain from labelling students
Friday, 03 July 2015
By Terry Nisbett   The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that... Read more...
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Steam locomotives helped open the United States
Friday, 03 July 2015
You know the sound, chu-chu-chu and the high whine of a whistle blowing smoke. The sound is... Read more...
Editorial - A little boost
Monday, 06 July 2015
The increase in St. Martin’s income tax reduction rate for hotel renovations (see Monday paper)... Read more...
Editorial - To be continued
Monday, 06 July 2015
The verdict in the case brought by two staffers of St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation... Read more...
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Notices July 7
Monday, 06 July 2015
Educational Scholarship Be the Change Foundation has set up the first Erika Cannegieter Dream Big... Read more...
Notices July 6
Monday, 06 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...