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WILLEMSTAD – “It is not a point of discussion whether we should have a TBS-clinic. The moment you include a TBS-measure in your own penal code, the country has to make sure that the facilities are there,” says Annemarie Marchena-Slot, the dean at the Law Faculty of the University of Curacao. TBS is the Dutch […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:40 am
St. Maarten – The refurbished Raoul Illidge Sports Complex was officially opened with cutting of the ribbon by Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs Patricia Lourens-Phillip on Friday afternoon. The renovation of the facility that is now considered an international sports park was financed by the Dutch Funding […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:39 am
St. Maarten – The reverse osmosis water-production plant in Pointe Blanche goes online today. Minister Cornelius de Weever said in a press release that the plant will be producing at full capacity – 3,700 cubic meters every day. The Minister has a reason to celebrate: today he is exactly three years in office as the […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:37 am
GREAT BAY – Sint Maarten has registered 115 confirmed cases of infection with the chikungunya-virus from the moment the first case was confirmed on December 6 of last year up to February 20. This appears from the surveillance of chikungunya published by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM. Only one of […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:35 am
“Marlin left a mess and we have to clean it up” St. Maarten – Vromi-Minister Maurice Lake says his predecessor William Marlin is making false statements in a press release he sent to the media on Friday. Minister Lake said he met with his legal team today to review the steps he needs to take […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:34 am
Dear editor, If one should analyze the situation in Country St. Maarten today, one would conclude that there are three Ministries of Vromi and that they are situated respectively at the Harbor Group of Companies in Pointe Blanche, at the Princess Juliana International Airport in Simpson Bay and at the Administration Building in Philipsburg. The […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:31 am
The Emilio Wilson Estate saga has now entered the stage where politicians are calling each other to account. The former minister says this, the new minister says that and the citizens who voted their respective parties into office are left watching the show. A political uppercut here or another one there is obviously doing nothing […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:28 am
St. Maarten – The government is under no obligation to pay the cost of living adjustment over the years 2011 and 2012 to civil servants, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday in summary proceedings. The government does not have to index the salaries over these two years by 4.6 and 5.4 percent respectively either. […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:24 am
St. Maarten / By Jason Lista – Most people know Jay Haviser as the island’s resident archeologist. But he is not defined by his profession. He does more. “My mother was an artist,” Jay Haviser said in his office in Madame’s Estate as he sat back in his chair, tracing the influence of art on his […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:23 am
St. Maarten – Robbie’s Lottery operates in St. Maarten without the necessary permits. This appears from a ruling the Court in First Instance pronounced yesterday in a lawsuit of two companies doing business as Robbie’s Lottery – Smartplay NV and Jamaroma Lotteries NV – against competitor My Lucky Day NV. Smartplay and Jamaroma dragged My […]
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 5:14 am
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday March 10th, 2014 at approximately 11:00am, a police patrol was directed to Sol Gas Station on the Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard to investigate an attempted armed robbery. On the scene the patrol spoke to the victim who stated that he was attacked by a man with a knife who tried to rob him of his bag. After resisting quite heavily, the robber did not succeed in taking the bag and fled the scene on foot towards Green House. The patrol immediately started a search in the area and located the suspect hiding at an apartment building in the vicinity of Bobby's Marina. The male suspect with the initials P.D.M. (40) from Jamaica was arrested on the spot and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains in custody pending further investigation by the Special Robbery Unit.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 1:53 am
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force wants to congratulate the organizers, the participants and most of all the entire public for a very successful Heineken Regatta 2014. There were minor incidents that took place during the events held on the Dutch Side that were related to the Heineken Regatta. These incidents lead to three persons being arrested. One person was arrested for obstruction and two others for public intoxication.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 1:46 am
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Police Department is informing the general public that traffic controls will commence on Wednesday March 12th, 2014. These controls will be very intense general controls and all drivers should have all necessary documents to operate a motor vehicle on the public roads. These documents include a valid driver's license, valid inspection card for the vehicle he/she is operating, valid vehicle insurance and receipt for paid road tax for the year 2014. All drivers are hereby cautioned, to avoid unnecessary inconvenience, not to operate any motor vehicle without having all required documents in order. Not adhering to this caution will lead to your vehicle being towed and stored by a towing company at your expense. Your vehicle will not be returned to you until: All documentation is in order, the towing and storing charges and the hefty fine has been paid. These traffic controls will cause some traffic back-up and the police is asking all drivers for their cooperation to help alleviate the traffic situation.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 1:44 am
PHILIPSBURG:--- On Monday March 10th, 2014 at approximately 2:30pm, a Philipsburg Police Patrol was directed to the Civil Registry on the Soualiga Boulevard to investigate a case involving a female who arrived at this government institution with false documents in order to present them as original. The civil servant handling them noticed that the documents were false and immediately informed the police. The suspect, a 51 year old female from the Dominican Republic, was arrested on the scene and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 1:41 am
PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (MinTEATT) Hon. Ted Richardson, left the country on Monday to attend the 30th Annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference that is being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center and runs through March 13.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 1:35 am
GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten
(DCOMM) – Annually International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th, this day is observed in many forms and fashion.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:44 pm
MARIGOT, St. Maarten
- The expected amendments to the Organic Law on the French side remain a point of concern for leader of the MAP, former Councilor Louis Mussington. It is for this reason; the former Councilor recently organized a Town Hall meeting to better inform residents on the proposed changes to Article 74.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten
- Member of Parliament of the Faction of the National Alliance, the Honorable George Pantophlet is in the process of submitting a letter to the Chairlady of Parliament, the Honorable drs. Gracita Arrindell.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten
- A meeting of parliament which was scheduled to take place on Friday to discuss developments at the Princess Juliana International Airport did not produce enough MPs to go ahead.
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten
– Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake says the former Minister of VROMI William Marlin is making false statements, referring to a press release that the latter sent out on Friday to the media.
- Recently, members of the Douane Caribisch Nederland intercepted some drugs again.
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten
– A Plenary session of the House of Parliament is scheduled for March 10th regarding developments at the Inspectorate of Taxes as well as the Rules of Order.
Grand Case, St. Martin
-- Residents and tourists of all ages are invited to learn a little about island wildlife every week, at the booth hosted by the Les Fruits de Mer Association at the Mardis de Grand Case street fair each Tuesday.
GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM)
– Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Patricia Lourens-Philip on the occasion of International Women's Day, Saturday, March 8, would like to wish all the women of the country a Happy International Women's Day.
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten
– The President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell would like to congratulate the country's women on the occasion of International Women's Day, Saturday, March 8.