September 28, 2022

CARILEC urges power companies and consumers to be more energy efficient

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CARILEC, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation has embarked on a project, designed to get its members and the consuming public more energy efficient. This is in keeping with a broader mandate of expediting the move towards the decarbonization of the power sector and increasing energy affordability for Caribbean customers. The financial impact of the […]

Sint Maarten disaster preparedness project launched, PAHO reports

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The EU-funded project will include two multipurpose community centers that will act as emergency shelters and disaster preparedness assistance for government and communities. Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 26, 2021 (PAHO) – Sint Maarten took a step closer to preparedness for disasters and health emergencies today with the launch of a project that will include […]

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]

Governor of Sint Maarten pays courtesy visit to OECS Director General

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Governor of Sint Maarten, H. E. Dr. Eugene Holiday, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS, H. E. Dr. Didacus Jules on May 23rd 2019. The meeting centered on mutually beneficial avenues for cooperation, particularly in the areas of disaster management and emergency response. Dr. Holiday expressed […]

Man arrested in Caribbean on $4.5 million arson indictment after allegedly torching two Denver buildings near Broncos stadium

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By Kirk Mitchell From Denver Post On May 10, Michael Marte allegedly lit two buildings on Grove Street on fire A 53-year-old man recently arrested in the Carribean has been indicted in federal court on arson and fraud charges accusing him of torching two townhome buildings near Broncos Stadium at Mile High last year in […]

Burst of 54 quakes felt in Leeward Islands

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21-hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, […]

St. Maarten Minister Johnson welcomes extension of FCCA ‘Caribbean is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign

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From Government of Sint Maarten The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), has decided to continue with its ‘Caribbean Is Open/Caribbean for Everyone’ campaign, which began in September 2017 after the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign since its establishment has generated more than 5.77 billion impressions and shown a measurable improvement in Caribbean cruise bookings, […]

TCI among overseas territories to benefit from €40m fund

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By Olivia From Turks & Caicos Weekly News THE TURKS and Caicos Islands and 11 other overseas countries and territories (OCTs) will benefit from €40 million earmarked for sustainable energy and marine biodiversity projects. The news came when leaders of several OCTs met at a resilience summit held in St Maarten on October 25. The […]

Introduction of Caribbean florin depends on an eventual decision of the countries

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By Micah George From Extra CW WILLEMSTAD.- One goal in the strategic plan of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten is to begin preparations for the introduction of the new currency in this case the Caribbean florin for both countries. The countries agreed during the restructuring of 2010 when both Curaçao and Sint […]

Dutch Navy intercepts 400 kilos of cocaine on Caribbean

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By Janene Pieters From NL Times The Dutch navy intercepted over 400 kilograms of cocaine on the Caribbean. The drugs were in packages thrown overboard by a boat sailing under the Venezuelan flag, ANP reports. The crew of naval vessel Zr. MS. Friesland noticed that the boat’s sailing behavior was odd and decided to investigate. When […]