28 C
Willemstad
• zondag 16 januari 2022 18:47

SXM-Daily Herald - Laatste Nieuws

DH | UPDATE: Airport closure 9:00pm today

AIRPORT -- The Princess Juliana International Airport has announced a scheduled closure at 9:00pm on Saturday, January 15. This to ensure safety due to limited staff at the Air...

DH | VSA reports 2,643 COVID-19 cases

PHILIPSBURG--A confirmed 183 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 and 137 persons have recovered as of Friday, January 14. The total active cases is now 2,643 of which 2,023 are...

DH | St. Eustatius has 117 active COVID cases

ST. EUSTATIUS--Health officials counted eight new cases of COVID-19 in St. Eustatius on Thursday, raising the number of active cases on the island to 117. These persons are in...

DH | Rapid spread of COVID-19 confirmed with 3,366 active cases in St. Martin

MARIGOT--Regional Health Agency ARS in its January 3-9 bulletin (week one) reported 2,561 new COVID-19 cases in St. Martin while as of January 10 (week two in progress), a...

Meer - SXM-Daily Herald

DH | Richardson signs contract with new provider of electronic monitoring

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Justice Anna Richardson signed a three-year contract with a new electronic monitoring (EM) provider company, Buddi Ltd., on Monday, January 10. From February 1, the company will lease...

DH | New cabinet lines up with the King

THE HAGUE--Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s fourth government was sworn in on Monday, a record 299 days after the last election and a year after his previous administration was...

DH | Knops disappointed not to be in new government

THE HAGUE--Caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops said on Friday that he was disappointed “to a certain extent” to not be reappointed in the...

DH | Jacobs seeks meeting with new Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs is seeking a virtual meeting with new Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitalising Alexandra van Huffelen once she has been sworn in. The new...

DH | Air Canada cancels flights to St. Maarten

AIRPORT--Air Canada will be suspending flights to St. Maarten and other sun destinations from January 24 until April 30, 2022. This in light of the current pandemic context, released...

DH | Buncamper’s suspension as MP in effect, Voting Bureau to decide on substitute

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper’s suspension according to Article 50, Paragraph 2, of the constitution, is in effect. He is expected to receive a letter to...

DH | SNSM in rescue attempt to find fisherman who fell overboard

MARIGOT--French-side sea rescue service SNSM was called out on Sunday morning, January 2, to locate and save a fisherman who had fallen overboard from his vessel some twenty nautical...

DH | Mark Rutte to meet all 29 new cabinet members one-by-one

THE HAGUE--The new Dutch government includes the participation of many more women than the outgoing third Rutte cabinet. Fourteen of the 29 cabinet members are women, including ten out...

DH | School continues with in-class instruction on Monday

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Rodolphe Samuel says schools will resume on Monday, January 3 with face-to-face instruction. This was stated by the minister in a letter...

DH | First murder recorded for 2022, 13 yr old dies from stab to chest

PHILIPSBURG--The country recorded its first murder for 2022, when a thirteen-year-old girl succumbed to stab wounds to the chest reportedly inflicted by an eighteen-year-old girl. The stabbing took place...

DH | Story of the Year – The protests in St. Martin

MARIGOT--2021 was a dramatic year for protests and social unrest on the French side, much to the dismay of the Dutch-side neighbours who again had to put up with...

DH | Martijn is new Ocan director

THE HAGUE--Lionel Martijn (62) has been appointed director of Foundation Ocan, the organisation for Dutch Caribbean persons in the Netherlands, per January 1, 2022. Martijn’s appointment was approved...

DH | Over two hundred COVID-19 cases in St. Maarten

St. Maarten’s active COVID-19 cases have increased sharply in the past week to 236 as of Tuesday, December 28. This is an increase by 185 infections over seven days....

DH | Simpson Bay bridge lit up for holiday season

SIMPSON BAY--The Simpson Bay bridge came to life for the holiday season on Christmas Eve after it was decked out with thousands of lights transforming one of the nation’s...

DH | Omicron variant found in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD--The omicron variant of COVID-19 has officially been detected in Curaçao. Epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth announced this during a press conference. The arrival of the virus mutant comes as no surprise....

DH | PM: There is willingness to discuss way forward

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister (PM) Silveria Jacobs said on Wednesday that there is willingness by caretaker Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops “to discuss the way...

DH | No mercy for Aruba

THE HAGUE--The extension of the protocol for the supervision on Aruba’s public finances is not a new condition, but a “logical consequence” of the lack of clear budget norms...

DH | AA announces daily flights Miami-Anguilla from April

ANGUILLA--More good news for Anguilla comes with the announcement from American Airlines (AA) of a daily flight from Miami, Florida, to Anguilla starting in April 2022. Minister of Infrastructure and...

DH | Knops: Jacobs was incorrect

~About there being a carte blanche for new conditions~ THE HAGUE--St. Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs erroneously stated that the Netherlands in the future will receive a carte blanche to...

DH | CBCS repeals capital restriction as of January 1, 2022

PHILIPSBURG--The Central Bank for Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) decided to repeal the capital restriction effective January 1, 2022. This restriction was introduced on March 20, 2020, to limit...

DH | Kingdom Council of Ministers approves Julisa Frans, Hans Hoogervorst for CFT

PHILIPSBURG--The Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday, December 17, approved the appointment of Julisa Frans and Hans Hoogervorst as members of the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT. Frans, who will...

DH | Ferry service late start not fault of ministries

THE HAGUE--The late start of the new ferry service between St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten was not caused by the involved ministries in The Hague or lack of...

DH | Wuite suggests: ‘Make climate change an affair of kingdom’

THE HAGUE--Should climate change become a matter that needs to be regulated at a kingdom level? That was the main question to a mixed panel of politicians and scientists...

DH | Romance movie being filmed in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--Silver Peak Production based in Utah, United States (US), is currently on the island filming a full-length romance movie titled “The Beauty and the Billionaire”, a take-off of “Beauty...

DH | Emmanuel asks who choose Lara Mateo to represent country in Miss World

~ Takes issue with delegate sitting on flag ~ PHILIPSBURG--Spain-born Lara Mateo’s representation of St. Maarten in the upcoming Miss World Pageant came under question on Monday when Independent Member...

DH | Dutch US $1.5M loan for Winair

THE HAGUE--The Dutch government is giving Windward Islands Airways International WINAIR another loan of US $1.5 million, Dutch caretaker Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Barbara Visser announced last...

DH | Four vessels homeporting this weekend

PHILIPSBURG–-The month of November closed off as being one of the busiest since business returned after the no-sail order was lifted for the cruise industry in connection with the...

DH | Governments sign ‘13+’ cooperation agreement

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS--The public entities in the Caribbean Netherlands and five departments of the Central Government signed the cooperation agreement 13+ on Wednesday, December 8. The signing means that the various...

DH | PM: French authorities doing best considering human aspect

PHILIPSBURG--Authorities in French St. Martin are doing their utmost as it relates to the unrest in that part of the island given the human aspect, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs...

DH | Child abuser opposes his extradition from Scotland

PHILIPSBURG--Almost three years after he was sentenced by the Court of First Instance in St. Maarten to seven years in prison for a large number of crimes, among...

DH | Statia takes first place in 2021 Saba Day Wahoo tournament

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS--Team Rum Lucky from St. Eustatius took first prize in the 2021 Saba Day Wahoo Tournament on Saturday, December 4. Team Rum Lucky and their boat the Highliner...

DH | Air traffic increasing by the numbers this high season

SIMPSON BAY--Management of Princess Juliana International Airport operating company PJIAE forecasts an increase of air traffic this upcoming high season, up to around 85 per cent of the last...

DH | Lo-Fo-Wong: Country needs to be adaptable, keep markets efficient

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten needs to become adaptable and keep its markets efficient, fair and attractive in an ever-evolving and innovative environment, remarked Director of the Central Bank of Curaçao and...

DH | Sandy Ground, Baie Nettle, under siege as Gendarmes battle rioters

MARIGOT—Violence continued for the fourth straight day as the Gendarmerie attempts to quell the rioting in Sandy Ground and Baie Nettle on Thursday. From early morning Gendarmes fired tear gas...

DH | Art teacher’s killer sent to prison for 14 years

PHILIPSBURG--Bernel Louingston Neale (53) was sentenced to fourteen years in prison by the Court of First Instance on Wednesday. He was held responsible for the brutal murder of 49-year-old...

DH | Mullet Bay needs to be developed to pay ENNIA policyholders, says CBCS

with verdict PHILIPSBURG--All options are on the table as it relates to either developing or selling the Mullet Bay property to ensure that ENNIA policyholders get paid, Central Bank of...

DH | Ansary calls ENNIA judgement ‘major miscarriage of justice’

with verdicts PHILIPSBURG--“A major miscarriage of justice,” was the description used by former Chairman of ENNIA Caribe Holding NV Hushang Ansary to describe the recent ruling of the Court of...

DH | Ansary ordered to pay over NAf. 1 billion in damages

with verdict WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance in Curaçao gave a verdict on Monday in the liability case of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten CBCS on behalf...

DH | Revised COVID-19 rules for travel France to St. Martin

MARIGOT--The following decree n°2021-1521 of November 25, amending decree n°2021-699 of June 1, prescribing the general measures necessary for management of the end of the health crisis modifies the...

DH | Irion gives insight into reform measures for Finance Ministry

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Ardwell Irion on Thursday gave Members of Parliament (MPs) an insight into the reform measures for the Finance Ministry in the country package. The country package focuses on...

DH | Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital can now offer cancer treatment

MARIGOT--After a very long wait, Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital has finally obtained authorisation to treat cancer, a release from the hospital disclosed. The hospital now has a “clean” room specifically...

DH | Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital has 90 per cent vaccination rate

MARIGOT--Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital Director Marie Antoinette Lampis has told French media that the vaccination rate at the hospital is at ninety per cent, despite protests against mandatory vaccination among...

DH | Six cruise ships expected in Port St. Maarten today

PHILIPSBURG--Today, Wednesday, marks the first six-ship day for the 2021-2022 cruise season, a scene that is very much welcomed by the country’s business community. The two cruise piers...

DH | Chris asks Irion whether Doran will be held liable for Alegria penalties

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Monday asked Finance Minister Ardwell Irion whether he will make an example of VROMI Minister Egbert Doran and hold him...

DH | Alegria claims quarter million dollars for promised water rights

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran failed to comply with the judgment of the Court of First Instance on September 4, 2020. As...

DH | Philipsburg getting busier

Sections of Philipsburg were abuzz with activity on Wednesday with a number of tourists walking around town, dining at several restaurants, enjoying the beaches and browsing stores. Roving photographer John...

DH | Buncamper declares himself independent over US Party’s shift for independence

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper on Thursday declared himself an Independent MP, over the United St. Maarten’s Party (US Party's) move to readjust its platform to focus...

DH | ‘Ruby investigation is politically motivated’

~ Buncampers plead not guilty ~ PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Claudius Buncamper and former Head of the Infrastructure Management Department of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and...

DH | Prosecutor calls for three years for Buncamper in ‘Ruby’ case

~ Maria Buncamper facing 12 months ~ PHILIPSBURG--The prosecutor called for a prison sentence of three years and a three-year ban on working as a civil servant against Member of...

DH | Start of peak season Caribbean cruising

PHILIPSBURG--Port St. Maarten welcomed three cruise ships on Saturday, of which two – Mein Schiff 2 and MS Rotterdam – for the first time since the start of the...

DH | Suspect in deadly beating sentenced to twelve years

PHILIPSBURG--The suspect accused of causing the death of a man who was severely mistreated at the ACE Mega Center parking lot in Cole Bay shortly after 6:00pm on December...

DH | CFT notes ‘significantly lower’ St. Maarten 2021 budget deficit

THE HAGUE--The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT, prior to its visit to St. Maarten last week, sent a letter to St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion in which it...

DH | Police warn road and border blockers to cease and desist

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Police Force KPSM issued a very stern warning to anyone who seeks to or is obstructing the free movement of people on the Dutch-side border...

DH | PM: St. Maarten has lost a hero with Jocelyn Arndell’s passing

~ Condolence book open today ~ PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten has lost a hero whose legacy will remain for years to come, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Thursday in reaction to...

DH | Richardson heirs claim Vineyard: ‘It is time for redemption now’

By Jacqueline Hooftman PHILIPSBURG--45 heirs of the late Alfred Richardson are the owners of the Over the Bank and Vineyard Heights area, liquidator Mylene Imelda Richardson revealed to The Daily...

DH | Brison resigns as Parliament Chair, will evaluate personal life, remain UP leader

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison has tendered his resignation as Chairperson of Parliament and will be taking time to reflect on himself as an individual, focus on his...

DH | PM: Constitutional Court decision is a vindication

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs during Wednesday's briefing PHILIPSBURG--While it is not something to boast about, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs believes the decision of the Constitutional Court is somewhat of a...

DH | Dark clouds gather over Carbon Estates

COLE BAY--Problems seem to be piling up for the developer of Carbon Grove Estates in Cole Bay after the Court of First Instance ruled in favour of money lender...

DH | Ombudsman’s request to quash austerity measures turned down

PHILIPSBURG--The Constitutional Court on Monday turned down the requests filed by the Ombudsman of St. Maarten on April 26 to quash three national ordinances in connection with cuts to...

DH | US Party, UD and Chris call for Brison’s immediate resignation

~ Grisha condemns statements ~ PHILIPSBURG--Chairperson of Parliament Rolando Brison of the United People’s (UP) party came under fire over the weekend over a spliced recording circulating on social media...

Steun Knipsel Curacao

Uw donatie helpt onafhankelijke onderzoeksjournalistiek op de eilanden in stand te houden en zorgt dat wij kunnen doorgaan met dit werk.

Knipsel Nieuwsbrief

Al het Curaçaose nieuws vers en verzameld in uw mailbox

Uw email wordt uitsluitend gebruikt voor het verzenden van de nieuwsbrief

Of volg ons op de socials

16,985FansLike
2,458VolgersVolg
61,453AbonneesAbonneer

Lees de laatste artikelen op uw favoriete social media platform