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OSPP plans to implement garbage and enviro taxes

53 min 10 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG--The implementation of a garbage tax and an environment tax are on the income-generating agenda of One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP). These ideas are part of the party’s manifesto launched on Monday morning.

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Dutch Kingdom signs MOU with Dominican Republic

1 hour 11 min ago

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC--A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will materialized over several areas of cooperation, including commerce, education, health, regional security, trans-shipment and tourism, was signed by Prime Minister William Marlin on behalf of the country with Dominican Republic Foreign Affairs Minister Miguel Vargas on Monday. The signing comes after three years of discussions.

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Saba’s new power plant is ‘success story,’ says Kamp

1 hour 16 min ago

SABA--The official opening of Saba Electric Company’s (SEC’s) new Elmer Linzey power plant is a “wonderful occasion,” because the new plant is a “success story,” as it serves all four goals of the national energy policy, Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp said Monday.

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GEBE outage ‘corrupts’ TelCell system, service down on Monday

1 hour 22 min ago

POND ISLAND--TelCell mobile and TC-Lite subscribers were unable to make (and in some cases receive) calls from their mobile network on Monday after the phone company’s mobile data system was “corrupted” following a power outage by Utilities Company GEBE in the wee hours of Sunday.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Monday

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 22:25

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) August 30, 2016

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OSPP plans to implement garbage and enviro taxes

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 21:22

OSPP leader Leonard Priest  (centre) with party number three candidate Elton Jones and party deputy leader Leroy Vlaun at the launch of the manifesto.

PHILIPSBURG--The implementation of a garbage tax and an environment tax are on the income generating agenda of the One St. Maarten People Party (OSPP). These ideas are part of the party’s manifesto launched on Monday morning. 

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Declining finances have CFT worried

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:28

PHILIPSBURG/THE HAGUE--The financial figures of the St. Maarten Government over the second half of 2016 are not looking good. The budget deficit will continue to worsen if no measures are taken, warned the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT late last week.

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St. Maarten Morning Weather Forecast for Monday

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:53

DATE ISSUED: Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Tuesday morning (06:00 LST) August 30, 2016

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Grand Case Airport no longer to be managed by SNC Lavalin

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:40

MARIGOT--The airports of Grand Case (Esperance) in St. Martin and Pamandzi in Mayotte in the Indian Ocean are among sixteen French airports to be separated from the Quebec-based Canadian company SNC Lavalin, reports in the Canadian press have revealed.

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Leona questions Gibson over back tax deduction

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:37

PHILIPSBURG--The abrupt deduction of back taxes from civil servants has been queried by independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo via letter to Finance Minister Richard Gibson. She asked in the letter whether Gibson had notified civil servants of this action “as many complained that arrangements for repayment were already in place and no notifications were given” to them.

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Flooded

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:26

It may seem like St. Maarten’s newest adventure attraction, but it’s actually a constantly flooded section of sidewalk alongside Bobby’s Marina. Cruise passengers have to frequently scale the fence, wade though the murky water or walk also in the middle of the road to avoid getting their feet wet or getting splashed by on ... Read more

Parties see independence as right of people, but country not ready

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:20

POND ISLAND--The option of independence for St. Maarten from the Dutch Kingdom is the right of the people, but eight of the nine parties represented at a debate at University of St. Martin (USM) on Sunday night do not have this constitutional move as a priority.

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DP not consulted on move to ask CGC to step down

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:14

PHILIPSBURG--The Democratic Party (DP) said on Sunday that it was not consulted on the decision by Prime Minister William Marlin to ask members of the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) to make their positions available reportedly over matters related to an advice CGC has to provide on Government’s pick for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the TelEm Group.

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Pump failure results in frequent power outages

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 09:10

PHILIPSBURG--The power went out in some districts as many as seven to eight times on Sunday due to a pump failure with an engine at Utilities Company GEBE.

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PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 23:55

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Saturday

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 21:45

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Police arrest 28-year-old man

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:31

ANGUILLA--The Royal Anguilla Police arrested and charged 28-year-old Alphonse Travis Carty of North Hill for possession of firearms and ammunitions on Thursday, August 25.

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Lake to present motion to establish Nature Park, Agriculture Station

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:29

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament Maurice Lake says he intends to table a motion in Parliament to call on the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure to develop a “Nature-Agriculture Park.”

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Bus Association decides on routes for districts

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:26

PHILIPSBURG--The United Bus Association adopted a colour code for its members on Thursday. The new policy was created to organise bus transportation in St. Maarten, according to the Association’s recently-elected president Claud Emus.

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‘Rechtspositie’ signed to regulate legal status, salaries for police

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:23

PHILIPSBURG--A major stride forward was made in the interest of the Police Force on Friday when Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo, the various unions representing police officers and the advisory body on matters related to civil servants GOA signed the long-awaited “rechtspositie” to regulate officers’ legal status and position and to ensure that they are placed in their correct sala ... Read more