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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Refugees from St. Maarten in “bureaucratic nightmare”

HAARLEM – A group of fifteen homeless citizens from St. Maarten has hired attorney Leandro Thomas. He has to make sure that they are able to register in a Dutch municipality, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017

ENNIA pays out insurance claims hurricane Irma

Philipsburg — ENNIA recently paid out the first insurance claims in connection with hurricane Irma through its St. Maarten branch. The insurance company’s chief executive officer, Ralph Palm, confirmed that More...

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By webadmin On Monday, October 9th, 2017

VROMI: Markings on the structures are solely for assessment

Philipsburg – The Inspectors of the Inspection/Permits Department from the Ministry of VROMI are currently assessing all structures post hurricane Irma and Maria. Homes that are deemed unlivable will be marked More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Navy ends emergency assistance to Dominica

GREAT BAY – The navy terminated the emergency assistance by its vessels Zr. Ms. Zeeland and Zr. Ms. Pelikaan to Dominica on Wednesday. The Zeeland docked on Wednesday afternoon next to Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman in More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Fairtransport sails relief for animals to St. Maarten

DEN HELDER – In the port of Den Helder 20 tons of relief goods is ready for St. Maarten; not for people, but for animals, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch Netwerk. “Animals are often forgotten during a disaster, More...

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By webadmin On Friday, September 29th, 2017

Cooperating Foundations donate half a million

GREAT BAY – The Cooperating Foundations for the Caribbean of the Dutch Kingdom donate an amount of Euro 500,000 for emergency relief  to the Red Cross for the by hurricane Irma affected Dutch Caribbean islands More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Pontoon to be removed from ‘tow away zone’ on Boardwalk by Sunday

Great Bay — Almost anyone or any group of people can remove excess waste that washed up along the shoreline in Philipsburg, but removing a 75-ton pontoon, that washed up on to the boardwalk, requires a special More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Economic impact

It is impossible to estimate the economic impact of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten right now. That the impact will be severe is obvious, but how bad is it going to be? With 80 percent of the room inventory destroyed, More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Library needs assistance to get back on its feet

GREAT BAY – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library has been hit by more than one disaster. First Hurricane Irma ripped through the building and then the looters came – not for books but for the computers from the computer More...

Tim Dowling
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Post-Hurricane Irma Interview: “Tim Dowling”

ST. JOHN’S  — “Seeing Hurricane Irma increase in strength on the weather channel just made us worried.” says Tim Dowling, animation illustrator and owner of the art gallery, Art House St. Maarten. Animation More...