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Asher Otto & Itchyfeet to perform at the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

2 hours 54 min ago

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has secured Antiguan musicians Asher Otto & Itchyfeet for the 37th edition. The performance marks the second time the band has performed for the event. Asher Otto first made her regatta debut in 2015 where she rocked the stage and brought the audience to their feet, dancing and singing the night away. The band Itchyfeet will accompany her for the regatta performance, promising to make it another great regatta n ... Read more

Kingdom Govt endorses Dutch proposal Dispute Regulation

4 hours 15 min ago

THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Council of Ministers on Friday approved the law proposal of the Dutch Government to establish a Dispute Regulation (“geschillenregeling”) for the Kingdom. The separate law proposal of the Dutch Caribbean countries was not handled.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Friday

4 hours 46 min ago


DATE ISSUED: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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Baker retains seat on Chamber Board

17 hours 9 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) held its annual election for the small-business representative on the board on Thursday. Vice-President Anastacio Baker was re-elected to the board.

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Gordon Yee back with ‘Come Dance with Me’

17 hours 13 min ago

SIMPSON BAY--Carnival troupe pioneer Gordon Yee is back again for his 22nd year participating in Carnival. “Come Dance with Me” is the theme for his eight-section troupe. He also plans to present the customary individual pieces with queen costumes.

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Woman gets sentence for aggravated assault

17 hours 15 min ago

PHILIPSBURG-A 38-year-old woman was sentenced by the Court of First Instance on Thursday, to forty hours of community service and payment of US $500 in damages for aggravated assault.

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Extradition request for Corallo has been filed

17 hours 17 min ago

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--Italy recently finalised within the forty-day period the paperwork to extradite Francesco Corallo (56) from St. Maarten to Italy to face criminal charges there. The request for the casino boss’ extradition was submitted to the Prosecutor, confirmed Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gino Bernadina.

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Collectivité evaluates progress of several projects during tour

17 hours 45 min ago

MARIGOT--President Aline Hanson recently led a delegation of technicians around the French side to view the projects that are currently under construction to evaluate their progress.

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Matser files for appeal with High Court in his tax case

17 hours 47 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Silvio Matser has filed for appeal with the High Court in The Hague against his tax fraud conviction.

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Prosecutor’s Office to take stronger action

17 hours 50 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office will take stronger action against persons with a court sentence who do not perform their community service or do not comply with the conditions attached to a suspended sentence in a court of law.

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Nadika Stephen fined for verbally abusing officers

18 hours 7 min ago

MARIGOT--The Court in Marigot on Thursday fined Nadika Stephen 1,000 euros for verbally abusing three officers of Police aux Frontières (PAF) during an incident that took place on June 16, 2015.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:08


DATE ISSUED: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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‘Trump Boat’

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:47

This pleasure craft created quite a stir while anchored off Mullet Bay Beach on Wednesday. The boat’s name is TRUE BLUE, but the owner painted the letters MP and a thumbs-up sign on the inside of the swimming gate in such a way that when open it appears to spell “TRUMP.” People were swimming up to the vessel and asking those on board if they lived in the Lowlands villa of the new US President, who is to be inaugurated on Friday.

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Governors sign for extraditions

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:01


WILLEMSTAD--The Governors of St. Maarten and Curaçao, based on articles 6 and 18 of the Extradition Decree of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, ordered the extradition of Rogelio Koeiman (Aruba, 1968), G.T. Felicia (Curaçao, 1978) and R.M. Rietwijk (Curaçao, 1965) to the United States (US).

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Airbnb signed with Curaçao

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:57

WILLEMSTAD--Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Development Eugene Rhuggenaath and Minister of Finance Kenneth Gijsbertha have signed an important agreement with Airbnb that is to help promote the island as a world-class vacation destination.

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Land sale for airport runway extension close to completion

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:53

MARIGOT--Closing the deal on the long running land negotiation with the Laurence family for the runway extension is just a matter of “days away,” new Managing Director of L’Esperance Airport in Grand Case, Daniel Lefebvre, confirmed on Tuesday.

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Marlin: Govt. not informed of quartermaster appointment

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:50

POND ISLAND--The St. Maarten Government has not been informed, officially or unofficially, by the Dutch Government about its recent appointment of a quartermaster for the still-to-be legislated Integrity Chamber.

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Kendal Dupersoy is TelEm new CEO

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:47

~ Three board members appointed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Kendall Dupersoy has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the TelEm Group, Prime Minister William Marlin announced on Wednesday.

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Innocent until proven guilty, says Boasman

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:41

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Justice Raphael Boasman made a plea to the public on Wednesday that everyone should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Teacher from Guadeloupe to start Monday after Lycée students protest at Cité Scolaire

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 01:14

Lycée students protesting at Cité Scolaire on Wednesday (photo Lannig Stervinou/Le Pélican)

MARIGOT—Lycée students at Cité Scolaire studying for their Baccalaureate exams vented their anger at not having a permanent teacher for months by blocking the main entrance to Cité Scolaire in La Savane early Wednesday morning.   The Collège was open as usual but classes were canc ... Read more