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Caribbean Development Bank President Smith says visit exceeded delegations expectations.

PHILIPSBURG:--- President Dr. Warren Smith from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), concluded their on Wednesday by meeting with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and receiving a tour of Princess Juliana International Airport.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 10:46 pm

"Education, Culture, and Sports Improvement Remain My Focus."

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 9:25 pm

Integrity Investigation Ordered by Council of Ministers Completed --- Government has four weeks to react to the findings.

PHILIPSBURG:---- The integrity investigation commissioned by the Council of Ministers has been completed and the report has been officially handed over to the Government of St. Maarten last week announced Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams. Wescot Williams said government has four weeks to react to the report after which it will be sent to the Parliament of St. Maarten and will also be made public.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 7:43 pm

Editorial: Perceptions (Criminal court cases in the works against politicians)

As our front-page article shows, the UP may have to take a lot of flack in the weeks before the elections on August 29. There is literally a barrage of criminal court cases in the works and they are all in one way or another linked to the green party. Is that a coincidence? Answering […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:22 pm

Mega drug smuggler back to court for new hearing: Supreme Court strikes down denied extradition request

St. Maarten – The Common Court of Justice will have to revisit the request from the United States of America to extradite drug smuggler Jhon Henry Medina. On September 11 of last year, the Common Court concluded, based on the extradition treaty that Medina’s extradition was not permissible and it advised to reject the request. The […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

Prosecution UP Candidate Maria Buncamper-Molanus for Eco Green remains possible  

Candidate #23 Silvio Matser and UP-rep Roy Heyliger also in legal trouble St. Maarten – There is still no decision about the possible criminal prosecution of UP-candidate #21 Maria Buncamper-Molanus, the prosecutor’s office said in answer to a question from this newspaper. The prosecutor’s office maintains that there is no reason not to prosecute the former […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:18 pm


St. Maarten —All five members of the Central Voting Bureau approved the validity of the political parties contesting the upcoming Parliamentary elections slated for this coming August. Even though several of the political parties had received notifications of their omissions, it was all corrected in the time allotted. The Chairman of the Central Voting Bureau Jason […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:17 pm

Reader’s Opinion: There we go again

Just like the different seasons show what time of the year it is…so do the ridiculous, polluting, intimidating , clue-less, expensive political posters, banners, flags and other dazzling ‘talisman’ – objects, tell us that it is that time again….elections -  on ‘Dutch’ St. Maarten to be exact. On face value, it would appear that – […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:17 pm

Reader’s Opinion: Sustainability and the economy

Dear Editor, Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have become catchphrases amongst current and aspiring decision makers. These terms are often used, but their implementation is sadly seldom truly pursued. In order to really develop sustainably and successfully diversify St. Maarten’s economy we need to accept a few facts; St. Maarten […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:16 pm

Opinion: Blogosphere

Could the blogosphere – that realm where bloggers rule – indeed contribute to more transparency and openness and to public debate? A darn good question that is. The internet did not literally burst onto the scene – it evolved over a long period of time. In 1991, the Swiss computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee designed the […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:15 pm

Autism: Something is the matter with my child

By Myriam Haar “Yes, I noticed there is something not quite right with him but I don’t know what it is or what to do about it.” In the course of the emotional coaching I’ve been giving since January 2013 to groups of children facing various challenges in their young life, I’ve come to hear […]
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:14 pm

De Weever deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Joep Lange on MH17.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, Cornelius de Weever, expresses his condolences to the family of the prominent Dutch HIV researcher Professor Joep Lange and all the other victims that were on board of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Prof. Dr. Lange was the distinguished keynote lecturer due to speak at the upcoming 3rd CHART-CCAS-CMLF Joint workshop from August 24th- August 28th at Sonesta Maho. Prof. Dr. Lange, was a world renowned HIV researcher and physician, he was also the former President of the International AIDS Society (IAS), Professor of Medicine, Head of the Department of Global Health at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), the University of Amsterdam, Executive Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), and Chair of the Steering Committee AIGHD. "The HIV/AIDS community has lost a pioneer whose main contribution was the development of antiretroviral therapy and its availability to all. A project that our Public Health department is working on. We will honor his life at the upcoming CCAS meeting and now more than ever will Sint Maarten stride in continuing with the fight against HIV. We have a duty to move his legacy forward." Minister de Weever commented.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 5:30 pm

Police Arrest Three for firearm possession --- Third suspect in Dazzling Gems daylight robbery arrested.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm, during a routine patrol on Rhine Road a police patrol saw a gold colored Hyundai Accent with license plate M-5768 driving in the direction of Mullet Bay. The officers noticed that there were three occupants in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle and the passenger next to driver became quite suspicious when they saw the patrol by pulling down the sunshades in the vehicle when the patrol drove by, in order to conceal their identity. Immediately the patrol followed the vehicle in order to conduct a control of the vehicle and the occupants. After the vehicle was stopped the officers smelled the strong scent of marijuana coming from inside the car. The three occupants and the vehicle were searched, however no drugs were found on the suspects. During the search of the vehicle a 9mm pistol was found in a handbag under the drivers' seat. In connection with this all three suspects with initials B.A.W. (32), S.A.E (20) and V.H. (20) were arrested on the spot for illegal firearm possession. The suspects were all taken to the Philipsburg Police Station and handed over to the Detective Department who will continue this investigation. At the police station the investigating officers received information that a warrant for the arrest of the suspect S.A.E. was issued in connection with the ongoing daylight armed robbery of "Dazzeling Gem" on Front Street.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 5:09 pm

Editorial: Authorities are treating political parties with kid gloves.

There are many ways to look at the general permit the Justice Ministry issued for political parties on July 8. One could argue, for instance, that the permit’s conditions do not apply to every billboard that was already in place before that date. This is because article 1 of the current criminal code states that […]
Posted on 22 July 2014 | 7:58 pm

Validity campaign-permit uncertain

St. Maarten – It is not entirely certain that the general permit for political parties is already in effect. This is because the permit has not been published yet in the National Gazette. If this is correct, it means that all political parties that have placed campaign material on public roads are in violation of the […]
Posted on 22 July 2014 | 7:56 pm

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Democratic Party of St. Maarten presented its Party Platform on Accountable and Effective Government on Tuesday.
Posted on 22 July 2014 | 3:19 pm

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Government of St. Maarten has opened a Condolence Register & a Facebook page where the people of St. Maarten can leave expressions of sympathy for the relatives and friends of the victims of the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH 17.
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DEN HAAG, Holland -…

DEN HAAG, Holland - Prime Minister Mark Rutte has declared Wednesday, July 23, 2014 a day of national mourning. On this day, the first victims of the plane crash of flight MH17 will also arrive in Eindhoven.
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MIAMI, Florida -…

MIAMI, Florida - Following strong consumer response to Carnival Triumph's first-ever longer length voyages from Galveston and San Juan, the cruise line has added three new 10- to 12-day cruises departing in winter 2015 and visiting beautiful and exotic destinations throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America.
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – UPNext, the youth movement of the United People (UP) party, will be hosting a youth panel discussion with a unique twist on Saturday, August 16. The event will be held at the Philipsburg Cultural and Community Center from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Poverty is a root problem in St. Maarten which has reproduced and given birth to more dangerous problems like; crime, illiteracy and teenage pregnancy to name a few.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE), a LGBT organization founded on December 10, 2013, has had a busy first half of 2014.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Several members of the National Institute for Arts (NIA), including teachers and students,are currently in the United States of America receiving rigorous instructions in the fields of dance and performance art.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Public Meeting of the Central Voting Bureau of St. Maarten was held on Tuesday afternoon in the Claude Wathey Legislative Hall of the Government Administration Building.
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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Residents of Curacao are now being paid to turn in their un-licensed guns.
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