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DH | COVID-19 Delta variant dominant in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been the dominant variant in St. Maarten in the past two weeks with 71.4 per cent of the positive tests being attributed...

DH | ‘CFT’s suggestion to impose land tax is anti-local people’

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament and United People’s Party faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten commemorated the late Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey on July 24 for his contribution to the growth and development...

DH | Funds for removal of hurricane debris along the island’s shores

PHILIPSBURG--Kidz at Sea has received a grant from the second round of the Resources 4 Community Resilience (R4CR) Quick Win Grant Schemes to execute the SXM Coastal CleanUp Project...

DH | Hundreds protest Saturday against mandatory vaccinations, health pass

MARIGOT—The protest organised by movement Saint-Martin Resistance against President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron’s order to implement mandatory vaccinations and a sanitary health pass proceeded as planned early Saturday...

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DH | Mental health patient dies in holding cell

PHILIPSBURG--L.T. (48) was found dead on Thursday morning, July 22, in a cell at the Philipsburg police station assigned to the Mental Health Foundation. Police spokesman Ethelwoldus Josepha said...

DH | MP Emmanuel questions how Ballast Nedam won airport bid

PHILIPSBURG--In response to the news that Ballast Nedam has been awarded the contract for the airport reconstruction project, independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel questioned how Dutch...

DH | Sea turtle laid several eggs on Dawn Beach

PHILIPSBURG--After receiving a call from the Westin Hotel security team about a sea turtle on Dawn Beach, a Nature Foundation St. Maarten team rushed to the scene and determined...

DH | BIJ1 to expel Quinsy Gario

THE HAGUE--The BIJ1 political party in the Netherlands is moving to expel Curaçao-born artist and activist Quinsy Gario. Gario, who spent his youth in St. Maarten, was number two...

DH | Emmanuel asks about Doncher’s reported resignation, new board

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Sunday publicly called on Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs to clarify reports that airport holding company Managing Director Dexter Doncher has...

DH | Pond Island residents voice concerns over resettlement

POND ISLAND--Several residents of Pond Island stand firm against leaving their homes as part of the National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) Emergency Debris Management Project (EDMP). St. Maarten Consumers Coalition...

DH | Three prime ministers, Knops discuss COHO

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--Prime ministers of the three Dutch Caribbean countries on Thursday met with Dutch caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops to discuss the Caribbean...

DH | Young assassin sent to prison for 30 years

PHILIPSBURG--A 22-year-old hitman involved in murder, attempted murder and manslaughter between October 2019 and January 2020, was sentenced to thirty years by the Court of First Instance on Thursday....

DH | Yachting sector in St. Maarten ‘too private’ for data collection

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten is a top port of call for superyachts and their billionaire owners, yet the government pays little attention to the yachting sector. “While the yachting sector plays an...

DH | Corona travel documents app for St. Maarten passengers on KLM

AMSTELVEEN--Passengers travelling to St. Maarten and Curaçao on Royal Dutch Airlines KLM can now have the necessary coronavirus COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. KLM’s COVID-19 check | [email protected]

DH | Windward Roads builds new sewage system as repayment

PHILIPSBURG--The construction of a new sewerage pumping station at Foga is progressing with infrastructural work started at the site. This project is one of three major projects through which...

DH | PJIA welcomes low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines

SIMPSON BAY--Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines officially launched its first route network with non-stop flights to St. Maarten from Miami and Orlando, Florida, at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on...

DH | Constitutional Court to hear Ombudsman’s case Aug. 20

PHILIPSBURG--The Constitutional Court will be hearing the case filed by the Ombudsman of St. Maarten April 26 for review of three national ordinances in connection with cuts to...

DH | Knops has faith in Aruba’s future

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--During his last official visit to Aruba on Wednesday, caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops expressed confidence in the island’s future, and in...

DH | CFT chairman Raymond Gradus to government: ‘Extra expenses? There is no room for that’

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten needs to cut government spending and increase revenues as soon as possible, said Raymond Gradus, chairman of the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT. “Given the deficit of...

DH | Prime Ministers initiate quarterly consultations

PHILIPSBURG--At the request of Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, a ministerial consultation with all four prime ministers of the Dutch Kingdom took place on Monday, July 5. The reason was...

DH | Funding for food aid covers programme until end of September

THE HAGUE--The Dutch government has allocated 14.1 million euro to secure the food aid programme in Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten in the third quarter of 2021. Caretaker State Secretary...

DH | Rutte has no issue with decision to defer fifth tranche payment

THE HAGUE--Dutch caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Mark Rutte has no objections to the decision of caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops to defer...

DH | MPs urge government to request debt cancellation in unanimous motion

PHILIPSBURG--Encouraging the government of St. Maarten to prioritise requesting debt cancellation from the Dutch government is the premise of a motion passed unanimously in Parliament late Wednesday evening, in...

DH | Amsterdam makes formal apology for slavery past

AMSTERDAM/THE HAGUE--Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema on Thursday, Emancipation Day, made formal apologies for the city’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. For the Dutch government a formal apology is...

DH | Attorney Bloem heads to Prosecutor in GEBE saga

PHILIPSBURG--Law office Bloem, Bonapart Aardenburg has been discredited to realise certain appointments in utilities company NV GEBE, at whatever cost, says attorney Jairo Bloem partner at Bloem, Bonapart and...

DH | Potential tropical cyclone five advisory number 1

The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines. ...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN THE ATLANTIC BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ISSUED FOR...

DH | Ceremonial groundbreaking for new Blowing Point Ferry Terminal

ANGUILLA--A major step in the development of and access to Anguilla took a major leap forward on Monday, June 28, when key government officials and associated key players gathered...

DH | St. Maarten now has 44 active COVID-19 cases

PHILIPSBURG--One person tested positive for COVID-19 and five persons had recovered on Tuesday, June 29. The country’s total number of active cases is 44. The total number of confirmed...

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