Port insurance claim St. Maarten tagged at $8 million

PHILIPSBURG - Port St. Maarten’s aggregate claims for damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 will be around US $8 million.
 
Insurance claims are, to a large extent, filed by Port management. Negotiations are still ongoing with the various insurers on the pay-out.
 
The claim covers the damage to Cruise Pier South, port facilities and equipment. Repair work on the damaged section of the cruise pier is ongoing and is expected to be completed by month’s end.
 
“All is going pretty well in that regard. We are waiting for the completion of the works,” according to the Port.
 
(The Daily Herald)

Connor says his appointment as minister affected by court verdict

PHILIPSBURG--United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Claret Connor said on Sunday that his appointment as a minister in the new cabinet that is set to be sworn in today, Monday, was “delayed” because of the verdict in a civil court case.

Four Venezuelans die on boat trip made despite travel ban to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Four Venezuelans attempting to reach the Dutch Antilles island of Curacao despite a travel ban by Caracas, died when their boat broke apart, authorities and family members of the passengers said on Wednesday.

Meeting Parliament Chairs ‘tense but meaningful,’ says Van Putten

ST. EUSTATIUS--The Chairwomen of the First and Second Chambers of the Dutch Parliament paid a working visit to St. Eustatius Sunday.
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