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Health Minister answeres health care concerns of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Minister of Health Care the Honorable Rita Bourne Gumbs Wednesday addressed the parliament of St. Maarten on the subject of public healthcare and answered a number of questions posed by the MP’s. MPs posed questions on a number of health care issues including that of the response to infectious disease as well as that of ...

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Health Minister answeres health care concerns of Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Minister of Health Care the Honorable Rita Bourne Gumbs Wednesday addressed the parliament of St. Maarten on the subject of public healthcare and answered a number of questions posed by the MP’s. MPs posed questions on a number of health care issues including that of the response to infectious disease as well as that of ...

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Aruba recovering from protest action, austerity measure still looming

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The island of Aruba is now recovering from the protest action in front of the Parliament building last week that resulted in some structural damage and many arrest. They are also preparing for the impact of planned austerity measures. Among the measures will be transfer tax prompting the business sector to call on their government to ...

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Transportation Minister to meet with bus drivers shortly

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Minister of Transportation the Honorable Claret Connor is now looking forward to meeting with the islands bus drivers. The meeting will be a follow-up meeting to discuss overall changes within the islands transportation industry. Minister Connor also confirmed that he has had meetings with the Taxi Drivers and that the new and corrected taxi fares will ...

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Pan-American Life Shares FATCA Best Practices with Local Insurance Association Members

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Pan-American Life Insurance Company of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, a member of Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), facilitated a discussion yesterday with other members of the local insurance association about the practical implications of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which was introduced in July 2014. “Although FATCA is a federal law of the United ...

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Motorworld and NAGICO support DigiKidz

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Motorworld and NAGICO recently collaborated to become a Major Partner of the DigiKidz project to assist the Foresee Foundation execute this imperative ICT (Information and Communications Technology) driven educational program. The program is aimed at providing students, teachers and management with the ICT/Technology infrastructure, tools and training to make learning and teaching more engaging in a ...

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US Party board members assist with Relief for Dominica

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Lloyd Paul and Cecil Nicholas, both board members of the United St. Maarten Party (USP), are among a group of individuals who have come together in an effort to raise support for the storm stricken Caribbean Island Dominica. Together with former member of Parliament, Romaine Laville, Mr. Serrant and others who have strong ties to Dominica, ...

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Reshuffling and Appointment New Members Gumbs cabinet

HARBOUR VIEW, St. Maarten – On September 2nd, 2015, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received the final report regarding the reshuffling and appointment new ministers of the current Marcel F. Gumbs cabinet. The Prime Minister has nominated the following persons for appointment as new Ministers: Mr. R.A. Boasman, Minister of Public Health, Social Development & ...

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Bare property on steep incline prone for land slippage

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – There are persons who have become fearful of a major landslide event in Cay Hill/Belair. A cleared piece of property on a steep incline located behind the local software company Antek is the area of concern. The cleared land is now being viewed as a land slide risk based on the incline of the property and ...

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State Secretary Dijksma and commissioner Silberie sign Memorandum of Understanding on the development of sustainable agriculture and horticulture on Bonaire

BES Islands – State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma, and Bonaire commissioner Gerald Gilberie, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the development of sustainable agriculture and horticulture on Bonaire. Agreements between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Public Entity Bonaire (PEB) regarding the capacity development at the PEB’S LVV (Dienst Landbouw, Veeteelt en Visserij; Agriculture, Animal Husbandry ...

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