59 inmates transported off St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Chief of Police Carl John is "very proud" of the successful transport of 59 inmates from the Pointe Blanche Prison to detention centres in Curaçao and the Netherlands.
28 inmates were relocated to Curacao and 31 to the Netherlands.
He commended everyone involved in the operation and thanked the community for their cooperation and patience.
The inmates have arrived safely in Curaçao and the Netherlands and have been placed in assigned correctional institutions where they will be staying.

NAGICO respects arbitrators’ decision

PHILIPSBURG--NAGICO Insurances Chairman Imran McSood said on Thursday that the company accepts the decision of the arbitrators in the case involving Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA).

Dutch Princess Christina, sister of Beatrix, dies at age 72

THE HAGUE--Princess Christina, youngest sister of former Dutch queen Beatrix, has died of cancer at the age of 72. The announcement was made on Friday morning by the Government Information Service RVD.

Negotiations on Oyster Pond border to commence late 2019

THE HAGUE--The actual negotiations regarding the St. Maarten/St. Martin border, including the Oyster Pond area, are expected to start at the end of 2019, confirmed Dutch Kingdom Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok on Thursday.