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STAT begins 2018 Labour Force Survey
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:22:08 +0000

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Department of Statistics (STAT) started today with its annual Labour Force Survey (LFS). This survey is used internationally and locally to collect recent labour market data, which includes the number and characteristics of persons who are employed, unemployed and not in the labour force. Department Head of STAT, Makini […]

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Attorney Bary:  Her client is wrongfully accused in Triggerfish investigation
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:02:16 +0000

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In an exclusive interview 721news had with attorney Zylena Bary she told us that her client wants the following known about the so-called investigation into alleged discrepancies discovered at the Courthouse of Sint Maarten. After having my client arrange the trip for the persons conducting said internal investigation to come […]

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Nature Foundation Applauds Legal Decision to Not Allow Parking on Great Bay Beach  Despite Ongoing Trend of Increase in Parking on Kim Sha Beach
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:40:54 +0000

  Cole Bay-The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is applauding the court decision last week in which the court found that parking on Great Bay Beach close to the Walter Plantz Square as illegal. Despite the ruling the Foundation is continuing to observe residents and tourist alike both parking and driving on beaches on the island, […]

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The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY – Pt. 2
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:33:50 +0000

  By Fabian A. Badejo It’s September 22, 2018. Saturday, 11:00am in Great Bay. There’s no space in the parking lot, so I ended up parking at a short distance from the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. From the outside, it didn’t look like it had been damaged much by Hurricane Irma, until I drew closer and […]

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Central Committee meeting of Parliament regarding the state of affairs with the claim and or settlement regarding PJIA
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:32:15 +0000

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. Management of NAGICO Insurances N.V. will be present. The agenda point is: […]

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Minister Geerlings receives director Tax Administration Caribbean Netherlands
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:32:06 +0000

  ‘Further talks on collaboration as part of the restructuring Tax Office’ Philipsburg – Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings received Nichalin Martina, Director of Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland (B/CN) at the Ministry of Finance. The visit was initiated to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for St. Maarten as it undergoes the process of revamping […]

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Persons with Respiratory Challenges should take precautionary measures from Saharan dust
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:29:48 +0000

  GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Sahara dust that has been plaguing the North eastern Caribbean including St. Maarten on an annual basis and becomes more prevalent during the summer months affecting persons with allergies and respiratory problems. The dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa causes sneezing, nasal congestion, respiratory problems, eye itching and other allergy symptoms. The dust in the Caribbean region is common around this time of […]

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Road Paving/Patching Project progressing
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:16:58 +0000

PHILIPSBURG – VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson was updated on the progress of the ongoing road paving/patching project by his Department of Infrastructure Management on Friday, September 21st. The project, which started the first week of September, is focused on the repaving and re-patching of a number of roads in the different districts, beginning with the […]

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The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Needs a New Home, URGENTLY!
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:31:41 +0000

  By Fabian A. Badejo Among the many catastrophes Hurricane Irma unleashed on us is the damage of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Like a wounded lion, the Library has taken staggering steps to get back on its feet again, thanks to the dedication and commitment of its staff, however, it urgently needs to be relocated […]

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3,144 POUNDS OF TRASH COLLECTED DURING ENGAGE CARIBBEAN GEMS TRASH RUN – MISSION COMPLETED
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:34:57 +0000

  Philipsburg, St. Maarten, — Engage Foundation had a mission to clean St. Maarten one run at a time. That mission was completed on Sunday morning during the First Annual Engage Caribbean Gems Trash Run. Six teams collected a total of 3,144 lbs. of trash. Manu Budhrani of Caribbean Gems aptly reminded participants that “it […]

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