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Ansary: the colorful character at heart of ENNIA-controversy

PHILIPSBURG - The bitter fight between insurance company ENNIA and its major shareholder Hushang Ansary has resulted in several court cases and there are more to come. From the 200-page petition attorneys Karina Keizer and Sabine Altena have...

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Too many drugs: polypharmacy alarming trend at MHF

CAY HILL - Administering two and often more drugs at the same time has been the rule rather than the exception at the Mental Health Foundation for many years. Many patients are given a cocktail of medication. This is called polypharmacy or...

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Medical liability issue gets attention from government

PHILIPSBURG - The government, led by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, wants a St. Maarten version of the Dutch Individual Health Care Professions Act (Wet BIG). This is stated in the NA-UP Governing Program 2020-2024(*) that was published on...

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Psychiatric patient dead in solitary confinement

CAY HILL - Nobody knows what happened that night. The next morning, August 25, 2020, Caulette Julien was found dead in the isolation cell of the Mental Health Foundation. She was 43 years old. The responsible physician, Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, was...

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Medical recognition major issue at Mental Health Foundation

CAY HILL - The board of the Mental Health Foundation has elected a new interim director whose name does not appear in the BIG register. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, who also acts as medical coordinator, is not officially allowed to use the title of doctor ...

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11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

PHILIPSBURG - As of September 27th, there were eleven (11) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; increasing the total active cases to ninety (90). The total number of confirmed cases is now six hundred and forty-four (644). The Collective...

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Supreme Court sends Alegria/TOCA timeshare case back

PHILIPSBURG - The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Friday that Alegria Real Estate does not have to honor the rights of timeshare-owners at the former Caravanserai Beach Resort. The timeshare-owners, united in the Timeshare Owners at...

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Stop Government Phone Abuse

Dear Editor, People need to be made seriously and individually accountable. It must hurt them ultimately in their own pocket if they so wish to abuse the phone system at their place of work. Read: Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs ...

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Unpaid Advice: How Government Can Cut Phone Costs

PHILIPSBURG - "St Maarten's Government Crazy Phone Bills" is the headline heading up an article on the website of our colleague in the media business, Mervin Hanley of THG News Today. That one certainly caught our attention. The St. Maarten...

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Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raises the SDG flag

POND ISLAND - On September 25th, 2020, Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs raised the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) flag. On this commemorative day, the SDG flag is being raised throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Government of St....

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Coast Guard routine patrols at sea

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard units routinely patrol the waters of St. Maarten and at the bays and around coast lines in keeping with our responsibility for patrol and controls at sea, the coast guard said in a...

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ENNIA is vooral een herkenbaar governance probleem

Ennia gaat procederen tegen haar eigen baas, Hushan Ansary. De Iraans-Amerikaanse miljardair zou de verzekeringsmaatschappij hebben leeggezogen. Door het handelen en nalaten van Ansary en andere functionarissen is Ennia in grote financiële...

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Knops: Sint Maarten werkt wederopbouw tegen

Den Haag - Meer dan Covid-19 wordt de wederopbouw van Sint Maarten opgehouden door de traagheid van de lokale autoriteiten en de bureaucratie bij de Wereldbank. Het is tot nu toe zelfs niet eens gelukt een eigen kantoor van de Wereldbank ...

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'Begrotingskamer nu instellen'

Náást Cft en andere adviesorganen Van een onzer verslaggevers Willemstad - De regering vindt het belangrijk nu al een Begrotingskamer in te stellen 'in het belang van gezonde overheidsfinanciën' en heeft daarom de Landsverordening Begrotingskamer ...

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WIB Closed September 28

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) will be closed due to an upcoming holiday. See notice below for additional information.

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Tips for closing down a business

Close down your business before you are forced to do so. A piece of counter-intuitive advice for dealing with the economic crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ~ LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some articles or...

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SZV announces application open for July Business Payroll

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The SZV announced on Monday that the July business payroll support application process is now open. For additional information read the notice below.

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Certificates of Conduct Delay Notice

POND ISLAND - The MINISTRY OF JUSTICE hereby informs you that the application process for requesting certificates of conduct is experiencing a prolonged delay due to staff shortages. The entity responsible for providing the information for the...

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How to overcome challenges victoriously

If I keep bringing you sad news, does your mind have the time to be happy? If I am always speaking negative around you, is your mind ever able to process the positive? If I keep spreading bad information, will your mind be ever able to contain...

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New coronavirus cases near 3,000, as tougher measures loom

A further 2,999 positive coronavirus tests were reported to the public health institute RIVM in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, ahead of new measures being introduced in a further eight regions where the infection rate has reached alarming levels.

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Ajax and Heerenveen share Eredivisie lead

PSV Eindhoven's first dropped points of the season leave Ajax and Heerenveen as the only teams in the Eredivisie with a 100% record after three matches. An uninspired PSV needed a penalty early in the second half, converted by Philipp Max, to...

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