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Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA)
is the airport of St. Maarten. It is located 15 kilometers northwest of Philipsburg and is operated by Princess Juliana International Operating Company NV (PJIAE), a limited liability company, which is wholly owned by PJIAE Holding N.V. which in turn is fully owned by the Island Government of the Island Territory of St. Maarten. Under a concession granted to PJIAE by Government for a period of twenty years – effective January 3, 1997- PJIAE manages, operates, maintains and develops the Princess Juliana International Airport.
The island of St. Maarten / St. Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two nations. The northern side (St. Martin) is governed by the French and the southern side (St. Maarten) is one of the five island territories that make up the semi autonomous country of the Netherlands Antilles, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. While English is the main language on both sides, Dutch is the official language on the southern side and French the official language on the northern side.
Because of its geographical location, the island plays a strategic role in the development of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius (also Netherlands Antilles territories), Anguilla and St. Barths.

As a matter of fact, the Princess Juliana International Airport serves more than the community of St. Maarten and its tourism industry. The airport is the hub that feeds St. Martin and surrounding islands as well.
PJIAE started as a small military base that was built in 1942, and was converted into a civilian airport in 1943, the first in this part of the Caribbean. It has played an important role in the socio-economic transition of St. Maarten, from an agriculturally based economy into one of the major tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Today PJIEA is the second busiest airport in the North Eastern Caribbean, in terms of aircraft movements, behind San Juan, Puerto Rico. PJIEA is the single most important strategic asset of St. Maarten.
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Traveling for Court? What You Should Know Before Hiring an International Court Interpreter

Posted by Steven Johnson on July 20, 2016
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Court interpreters are an important aspect of international law.
Court interpreters are an important aspect of international law.

A lawsuit might force you to travel to a different country. This would not be a problem until you learn that the language spoken in the country you’re traveling is different from what you know. At such times, you should not panic. The best solution would be to hire an international court interpreter. The interpreter is your ally. He helps you to understand what’s happening in the court so that you’re able to respond better to the proceedings.

Before you hire him, you should know a few things first. These include:

  1. Appreciating the different types of interpreting

First, you should be clear about the exact sort of interpreting services you need. The two most common types are simultaneous and consecutive. In consecutive interpretation, the court interpreter has to give the speaker time to finish what he’s saying before interpreting it to your language. Under simultaneous interpretation, everybody wears headphones. The interpreter delivers the speaker’s words into a language that you understand through the headphones.

  1. Choosing the right interpreter

Once you know the kind of interpreter you need, your next goal is to select the right one. If it’s not possible to travel with your own interpreter, you would have to find one who’s professionally qualified in the new country. Seek help from agencies. Ask the agency to pair you with an interpreter who speaks your language. Do this to avoid or eliminate the likelihood of misunderstandings and confusion arising during court cases.

  1. Brief the Interpreter

A new interpreter is unlikely to be familiar with your court case until you brief him. A successful deposition depends on the information you give the interpreter so that he appreciates your goals. He should know what you expect from his services. Handle the interpreter as if he’s a crucial part of the legal team that you have hired. Help the interpreter to know the people who are part of the lawsuit. Give the interpreter, everything he needs to do a good job earlier.

  1. Dos and Don’ts

It’s imperative for you to speak clearly with the interpreter. You should also speak slowly so that he understands everything you’re saying. Don’t use long and complicated sentences. Reduce the jokes and humorous stories or avoid them altogether as they are hard to interpret. Ask your team to make his work easier by taking turns to speak. Don’t interrupt the interpreter. Keep excessive hand movements and gestures to a minimum, as they are impossible to interpret.

  1. Always be ready

Careful planning of your time is necessary. The court process might take twice as long once you decide to involve an interpreter. Be ready with pen and paper in case the interpreter has to take some notes. The interpreter will speak a lot; therefore, you should be ready with some bottled water that he can drink to avoid losing his voice. Once you’re through with the court interpreter’s services, don’t forget to thank him for exemplary work.

An international court interpreter is a great resource to have when traveling outside the country for deposition. He is your ally until the deposition is over. Therefore, take great care to hire only the best. Choose one who understands the languages that will be spoken or used in court. More importantly, choose one who can communicate in languages that you understand. Where possible, let the interpreter meet you right at the airport.

Why Hiring Luxury Cars Is So Special

Posted by Steven Johnson on May 02, 2016
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If you are keen on offering the best to your family as far as vacations are concerned, you must understand the importance of planning well in advance. When we talk about quality holidays, we are referring to something that is worth remembering for a long period of time. We are referring to something which would require traveling a few hundred miles and being away from the sound and pollution associated with modern day urban lives. This is perhaps the best gift that you can give to your wife and children. However, the whole process of holidaying must be planned in advance and there are quite a few challenges and loose ends which must be tied up. This will ensure that the entire holiday goes off well and your family members will have many reasons to celebrate the event and also talk about it to their friends and relatives.

Why Hiring Luxury Cars Is So Special

You will also get that much needed break from the monotony associated with today’s job and career life. When you talk about travelling in style it goes without saying that you must travel in the best of luxury cars. However, it is not possible that most of us would be having our own luxury cars. They are too expensive to buy and they are also difficult to maintain. Hence the best way to make your family travel in a luxury car is to hire a good brand of premium luxury car. There are many professionals who are in the business of luxury car rentals and finding a suitable one should not be a big problem.


However, your job of hiring the right cars will be come easy if you know about a few brands of luxury cars and models which might suit your requirements. For example there could be a few who might be satisfied with models and makes like Audi while there could be others who might be happier traveling in a rented Lamborghini or even Limousines. Hence, depending on the specific needs and requirements it would be better to identify right model and make.


Once the model and make has been finalized you must know how to draw the right agreement which is in your favor. This would require going through the agreement in detail and look for various inclusions and exclusion.  The insurance coverage that is being offered should also be looked at closely and it should form a part of the package and should be treated separately. The insurance amount would depend on the number of persons traveling in the luxury car. However, the insurance costs could be brought down through negotiations or even by looking at third party service providers. Hence quite a few things must be taken into account when it comes to hiring luxury cars.

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