November 15, 2019

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 […]

Library Director Monique Alberts President of the Caribbean Library Association

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From Soualiga NewsDay SINT MAARTEN/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Director of Sint Maarten’s Philipsburg Jubilee Library Monique Alberts received the president’s gavel of Acuril, the Caribbean Library Association for the year 2018-2019. The change of board took place on June 7th during the annual Acuril conference in the Dominican Republic. Monique Alberts represents the Dutch Caribbean Library […]

Staff shortages defense can have consequences for presence in the Caribbean

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From Curacao Chronicle THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – Staff shortages at Defense can lead to pressure on the strength of the armed forces that are stationed in Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. Chairman Jean Debie of the trade union for defense personnel VBM has been warning for some time about the consequences of the growing outflow […]