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Telem hurricane committee
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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TelEm closed until further notice

GREAT BAY – The TelEm Group Hurricane Committee and TelEm Group managers met Monday morning to finalize ongoing hurricane preparedness plans and also to provide information for personnel. A decision has been More...

Tromp
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Central Bank board wants to fire President Tromp

GREAT BAY – The supervisory board of the Central Bank has advised Curacao and St. Maarten to fire the bank’s president Dr. Emsley Tromp. The board considers the current situation unacceptable and damaging to More...

Closed
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Schools closed, curfew begins 8 p.m. tonight

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Prime Minister William Marlin on Monday afternoon chaired his third Emergency Operations Center meeting where he was briefed by emergency support function coordinators about preparations for More...

Closed
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Banks close, airport suspends operations

GREAT BAY – Hurricane Irma is affecting businesses and government operations alike. Here is an overview of closure announcements. All banks will be closed today but most ATMs will remain open until at least 5 More...

today_editorial
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Strength and wisdom

Irma is now a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour. The National Hurricane Center expects further strengthening, so we are in for some really, really bad weather. There is More...

today-newspaper-opinion
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Irma now classified as Category 4: A dangerous hurricane

On the twenty-second anniversary of Hurricane Luis, St. Maarten is once more in the eye of the storm as Hurricane Irma approaches. The last update from the National Hurricane Center at 8 p.m. last night described More...

today-newspaper-opinion
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Limits of elitism

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, should watch his back. Sooner or later, popular uprising will get in the way of his ideological Bolivarian revolution, Jacob Gelt Dekker writes in this column on curacaochronicle.com. More...

today-newspaper-opinion
By Online Editor On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Swift and just

The freshly installed supervisory board of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten has wasted no time in dealing with the embarrassing situation of its fallen President Dr. Emsley Tromp. The call for Tromp’s More...

Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher
By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Minister cancels trip to Seatrade

GREAT BAY – Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher (Tourism and Economic Affairs) cancelled her trip to Hamburg where she was scheduled to attend Seatrade Europe, because of the approaching Hurricane Irma. The minister More...

Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher
By Online Editor On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Controllers on the lookout for price gouging

GREAT BAY – Controllers from the Department of Economic Affairs have been dispatched to investigate reported cases of price gouging, inspired by the approach of Hurricane Irma. Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher More...