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Only 1 of the 4 commercial developers of Indigo Bay bankrupt

INDIGO BAY - On Monday, March 12th, a bankruptcy notice was published in The Daily Herald announcing that by decision of March 6th, 2018, the Court in First Instance of St. Maarten declared Indigo Bay Development Corporation N.V. bankrupt. ...

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Dear Reader

In bankruptcy cases there are usually no winners. Eventhough those requesting the bankruptcy may feel some form of vindication, the chances of them or other creditors recouping their money is zero to nothing in most cases.

In the case of the Indigo Bay Development Corporation N.V. bankruptcy, the similarities in the names of the companies associated and affiliated with the Indigo Bay development projects may have created much confusion and even slight panic among certain interested parties and stakeholders, An unforeseen side effect for some of the other developers. has attempted to bring some clarity to the case in an interview with the principals of one of the leading development projects of residential homes in the Indigo Bay, namely Indigo Green, the developer of a series of condos and villas on the west side of the bay. This publisher came to do an interview and left wanting to move in. The condos and villas are literally that cool.

But fortunately, these properties are not part of the bankruptcy and luckily for the owners of the properties that were developed by Indigo Bay Development Corporation N.V., they in most part have title to their units already, so they do not lose their properties. Read the full story online here for a detailed explanation.

In this edition we invite you to also read our sports reports by Milton Pieters and we also introduce the Wendell Moore Journal in the video segment below.

With that, you wish a very productive week.

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Crowd attends opening of the "Art Box" art gallery

PHILIPSBURG - Minister Jorien Wuite (Education, Culture, Youth and Sports) did the honours on Thursday evening, performing the ceremonial ribbon cutting together with Zdenka Ciric to mark the official opening of the Art Box, an intimate gallery...

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It is better to arrive than to travel

By Chris Morvan Those who were stuck here for a while after Irma because of air travel disruption, and all of us who are now trembling at the thought of paying exorbitant prices (which we pray will eventually come down) may have forgotten the...

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Delplanaque and Pigeon are overall winners Sunset Triathlon

Maho Bay - For the 5th straight year, Gregory Pigeon has proved that he is still a force to be reckoned with when he emerged as the overall winner of the Sunset Triple Mini Triathlon. Joining him on the podium for the grand prize in the female...

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LU records highest score in Primary Schools Soccer match

Cay Hill - Saturday, March 17th, will be a day the ACE Foundation will always remember, it was the day when some key soccer players from the Learning Unlimited team took full advantage of their skills by scoring 16 goals without conceding one....

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Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin attends Aruba Flag Day Service

PHILIPSBURG - On Sunday morning Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin joined the Chuchubi Foundation at the St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in Philipsburg to commemorate Aruba Flag Day on March 18, 2018. The Chuchubi Foundation played an...

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Build Back Better Week SXM Do-Tank final presentation...

SINT MAARTEN (PELICAN) - Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin on Sunday afternoon attended the Build Back Better Week Sint Maarten (SXM) final presentations and award ceremony of the "Do-Thank" that took place at Simpson Bay Resort. In the Do-Tank,...

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Central Committee meeting on Higher Education Ordinance

PHILIPSBURG - The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Monday, March 19. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The...

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Governor Holiday requests Theo Heyliger to form government

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On March 16, 2018, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Theo Heyliger to form a government as formateur. The Governor met on March 12 and 13, 2018 with the leaders of the...

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Belair Beach Hotel welcomes first guests at Soft Opening

SINT MAARTEN (BELAIR) - Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Acting Secretary General of Ministry TEATT Valya Lake Pantophlet joined the management and staff of the Belair Beach Hotel at their Soft Opening in which they welcomed their first...

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St. Maarten's tourism product in a post-Irma era

In part 4 we point out that the island currently has a new head of the Culture department and a temporary government in place. What better a time for new ideas and new programs to be enacted to build up the cultural strength of the people?

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Ocean Club to Be Demolished? No Assurance of Rebuilding

SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) - "In what must be regarded as one of the most peculiar pieces of customer communications we have ever seen, Eric Loor, developer of the Ocean Club resort on Cupecoy beach, emailed his timeshare owners last week, saying...

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Governor Holiday Visits Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On March 15, 2018, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. Eugene B. Holiday, paid a working visit to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. The visit is part of the Governor's assessment of the post hurricane...

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Drive-by shooting in Statia

ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius - On Friday, March 15 at about 5:30pm, police received notification of a shooting near Paula C. Dorner Road. Witnesses saw 2 men in a car driving by. One had a revolver and fired off some shots, after which they drove...

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Quill Crater Trail in Statia Ready to Welcome Hikers Again

25 Oranjestad- The Crater Trail in the dormant volcano The Quill in Sint Eustatius is open again, after much needed renovation work was completed last week. The Sint Eustatius National Parks Foundation (STENAPA) had closed the trail on the inner...

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STINAPA on Sargassum Crisis: Early Detection imperative

12 Kralendijk- According to Stinapa Director Arjen De Wolff, investing in early detection and prevention is Key when it comes to dealing with crisis such as last week's Sargassum invasion on the Northern shores of island. This was one of the most ...

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New Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Curaçao and Aruba

THE HAGUE - The recently appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok will be visiting Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten in early April. The minister announced this in a meeting with the Dutch Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs, which...

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Venezuelans in Coro protesting against the embargo...

CORO, WILLEMSTAD - The embargo unilaterally imposed by the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro against Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao has become a boomerang for his own people. The Venezuelans in Coro who have family and commercial ties with the...

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Community Mobile Dental Consultations available on Tuesday

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Community dental care will be available from the mobile dental bus once again on Tuesday, March 20 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg where Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department...

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Benjamin & Parker starts Free Tax Online Consultation today

PHILIPSBURG - Benjamin & Parker will start on March 19 to 24, 2018, with its yearly free online consultation program. Due to the existing tax panic in Sint Maarten as described by their associates, the management has decided to address this...

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Deadline submission 2017 annual report of political parties

PHILIPSBURG - The Electoral Council would like to remind all 13 registered political parties that the annual report for 2017 should be submitted to the Electoral Council before April 1 st, 2018, as stipulated in article 27 of the National...

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SSSD organizes free workshop on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PHILIPSBURG - The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is organizing an interactive and inf...

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PHILIPSBURG - Social & Health Insurances SZV has introduced several online services in 2017, including the Employer Portal where companies can submit their ZV/OV declarations digitally. Employers are obligated by law to submit and pay their ZV/OV ...

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Photo Chris Garner featured on front cover FCCA magazine

PHILIPSBURG - "When I first saw the cover, I became so emotional because I was incredibly proud that they would be showcasing the name "St. Maarten" on the cover and with one of my photos. I am not sure what was worse after having found out about ...

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Howard University students volunteer in St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Students from Howard University (HU) in Washington, DC, spent their "spring-break" in St. Martin volunteering at institutions and foundations bouncing back from last year's hurricanes Irma and Maria. The students...

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Residents encouraged to prepare for 2018 Hurricane Season

SINT MAARTEN/USVI - The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a recent notice to the residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), is encouraging the aforementioned to prepare for the 2018 Hurricane Season which begins on...

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Visionary Leaders Needed: VLF Calls for nominations

SINT MAARTEN (BELAIR) - "Visionary leaders are the builders of a new dawn, working with imagination, insight, and boldness. They present a challenge t...

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ORANGE ALERT Remains for Kick 'Em Jenny Undersea Volcano

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - Activity associated with the Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano near the Caribbean island of Grenada, continues to be low with two minor seismic events being recorded on March 17 th, 2018, according to the Seismic Research...

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TelEm Group family mourning sudden passing of Earl Thomas

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group is mourning the sudden passing of Network Engineer, Mr. Earlston Thomas, during the early hours Sunday. He was 48. Management and colleagues have expressed shock at the news of Mr. Thomas' untimely death...

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SXM's King Yen Taekwondo School aiming for gold in PR

SINT MAARTEN/PUERTO RICO - King Yen Taekwondo School Grand Master, Theo Liu, and 12 athletes from St. Maarten are in Puerto Rico this weekend to compete against a host of Taekwondo schools from around the region. In Puerto Rico the athletes will...

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SFC concludes successful working visit after visiting...

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The 'Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben or SFC' (Cooperating Foundations for the Dutch Caribbean) office on Sint Maarten, whic...

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Health Care Providers invited to register for MISP Workshop

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) - Health care providers are invited to register to participate in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) workshop that is sched...

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Solar fades affecting signal to TelEm Group Cable TV clients

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group is advising Cable TV subscribers not to adjust their TV sets if they should happen to experience some brief intervals of interruption of service during the course of the day - The reason could be seasonal...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) March 19, 2018 WEATHER: Tonight through Monday evening: Fair to partly cloudy with a passing shower possible. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast...

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End of February was officially deadliest week since WW2

More people died in the last week of February than in any equivalent period since the end of the Second World War, Dutch government statistics have shown. A combination of freezing temperatures and the peak of a long-running flu outbreak pushed...

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Minister welcomes investigation into teen suicide using...

Health minister Hugo de Jonge has welcomed the public prosecution department's decision to investigate the suicide of a 19-year-old woman using a powder bought on the internet. The young woman from Brabant killed herself three weeks ago and the...

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Dutch police to do more international missions

Dutch police officials will be playing a bigger part in international missions, police chiefs said on website Police chief Erik Akerboom said 'dozens' of extra officials would be sent abroad in the coming years. According to Akerboom,...

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Julio Romney & George Pantophlet on formation

This video is about Julio Romney & George Pantophlet on the formation process.

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