Statia proposes an increase of 10% minimum wage

With the support of the Central Dialogue and the input of the Island Council of St. Eustatius, the public and private sector propose an initial increase of the statutory minimum…

The 12th UNESCO Youth Forum will take place online on 19 November 2021, during the 41st session of the UNESCO General Assembly.

Building on the findings of the global initiative “Youth as Researchers on COVID-19”, this Forum will bring together young people from around the world to discuss how UNESCO’s mandate can…

Dutch Finance Min. must be held accountable for tax avoidance: European Parliament

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament (EP) voted in a resolution calling for more measures against tax evasion and money laundering, following the Pandora Papers. The EP stressed that politicians mentioned in…

Dutch Caribbean students welcomed in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – The Municipality of Amsterdam on Thursday gave some thirty new students from the Dutch Caribbean a warm welcome to the city. This was the tenth time that the welcoming…

Optimism for High-Season intensifies as Port St. Maarten Group and Minister Lawrence confirms possibility of new Homeporting options

PORT ST. MAARTEN – During the Caribbean’s largest and only official Cruise event in the region, the 27th Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) took place in Panama this week, Port St.…

3 COVID-19 recoveries today.

As of October 21st, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty six (46). The…

The General Audit Chamber submitted its report entitled Compliance audit:

APS’ 2020 Financial Statements (General Pension Fund Sint Maarten / Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten) to Parliament. The report addresses findings and conclusions resulting from the review of the pension fund…

Minor consumed marijuana laced cake

On Monday evening, October 18, 2021 Central Dispatch received a report from the St.Maarten Medical Center of a four-year-old child who was brought in who was believed to have consumed…

New Delta variant also found in the Netherlands

MAIN | By Correspondent Oct. 21, 2021 AMSTERDAM – A few cases of the new sub-variant of the coronavirus Delta variant have been diagnosed in the Netherlands, according to the public health institute RIVM,…

Public Health Inspectorate: “Elective care must be resumed”

MAIN | By Correspondent Oct. 21, 2021 WILLEMSTAD – According to the Public Health Inspectorate, the stop of elective care by the Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) as of October 1 is not justified. Inspector…