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Jewellery store robber, two others arrested with firearm

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:37

CUPECOY--A third suspect for the cowardly daylight robbery at Front Street jewellery store "Dazzling Gems" has been arrested by police. He was together with two other men, who were also arrested as the trio carried a firearm with them. Two other suspects had already been arrested on Friday, July 11, the day of the robbery.

The latest suspect and two other men, in a gold coloured Hyundai Accent with number plate M-5768, were stopped by Police on Tuesday, July 22, around 9:30pm during a routine patrol.

The officers spotted the vehicle on Rhine Road as it was being driven in the ... Read more

SZV board asked to investigate sickness insurance fund spending

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:36

PHILIPSBURG--Health Minister Cornelius de Weever had asked the Supervisory Board of Social and Health Care Insurance SZV to investigate how the funds from the ZV sickness insurance are being spent.

De Weever said he had asked for the investigation "a couple of months ago" after receiving reports "of people spending eight to nine months in Colombia" and "people going to Colombia, shopping and bringing back things from Colombia to sell."

Asked whether these were being done on SZV's tab the minister responded affirmatively.

Government currently owes the ZV fund, which has ... Read more

Police Force becoming centre of excellence in evidence gathering

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:34

page11a056PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Police Force is well on its way to achieving its aim of becoming a leading force in the field of evidence gathering. The force has jumped forward in leaps and bounds since St. Maarten became a country on 10-10-10.

Shortly before the changeover, Inspector Janine Muller-Rijna found herself to be the only person left in the Forensics Unit. The unit did not only have to d ... Read more

All parties’ lists approved, US party, SRP want blue

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:14

PHILIPSBURG--The candidates' lists, placement of candidates and maintenance of party references (name abbreviations) for all six political parties were unanimously approved for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections by the Central Voting Bureau in its first ever public hearing in A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

All five members of the bureau voted by the show-of-hands their agreement that all lists were in compliance with the electoral regulations.

The five of the six parties that submitted candidates' lists and supporting documents on Nomination Day, July 11 ... Read more

All parties’ lists approved, US party, SRP want blue

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:14

PHILIPSBURG--The candidates' lists, placement of candidates and maintenance of party references (name abbreviations) for all six political parties were unanimously approved for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections by the Central Voting Bureau in its first ever public hearing in A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

All five members of the bureau voted by the show-of-hands their agreement that all lists were in compliance with the electoral regulations.

The five of the six parties that submitted candidates' lists and supporting documents on Nomination Day, July 11 ... Read more

SZV registers overall surplus, sickness funds still in jeopardy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:13

~ Willemsberg: Structural solutions needed ~

 

HARBOUR VIEW--While the Social and Health Care Insurances SZV has registered an overall surplus of the five funds it manages, a breakdown of the individual funds shows that at least three are in jeopardy and are operating significantly in the red.

The deficit has the concern of SZ ... Read more

SZV registers overall surplus, sickness funds still in jeopardy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:13

~ Willemsberg: Structural solutions needed ~

 

HARBOUR VIEW--While the Social and Health Care Insurances SZV has registered an overall surplus of the five funds it manages, a breakdown of the individual funds shows that at least three are in jeopardy and are operating significantly in the red.

The deficit has the concern of SZ ... Read more

Police dogs and handlers graduate, Aruba, St. Maarten work together on dog training

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:11

page3b055PHILIPSBURG--Two local police officers of the K9-unit, along with their new sniffer dogs, were awarded certificates by the Justice Training Centre on Aruba, from where they graduated on Friday afternoon.

Igmar Woodley with his dog Rasja and Rechek Moeslikan with his dog Astori were trained in Aruba by certified dog trainer Dick van Leenen. After finishing their course, which entailed a theoreti ... Read more

Police dogs and handlers graduate, Aruba, St. Maarten work together on dog training

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:11

page3b055PHILIPSBURG--Two local police officers of the K9-unit, along with their new sniffer dogs, were awarded certificates by the Justice Training Centre on Aruba, from where they graduated on Friday afternoon.

Igmar Woodley with his dog Rasja and Rechek Moeslikan with his dog Astori were trained in Aruba by certified dog trainer Dick van Leenen. After finishing their course, which entailed a theoreti ... Read more

SRP gets all signatures, wants 1 Parliament seat

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:33

page3c054PHILIPSBURG--Persistence paid off for Social Reform Party (SRP) leader Jacinto Mock when he managed on Monday to court voters to endorse his one-candidate list for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections.

SRP received the 57 signatures needed to be on the ballot for the upcoming elections. The party had only received 81 signatures, falling short of the needed 138, on July 14 when all political pa ... Read more

SRP gets all signatures, wants 1 Parliament seat

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:33

page3c054PHILIPSBURG--Persistence paid off for Social Reform Party (SRP) leader Jacinto Mock when he managed on Monday to court voters to endorse his one-candidate list for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections.

SRP received the 57 signatures needed to be on the ballot for the upcoming elections. The party had only received 81 signatures, falling short of the needed 138, on July 14 when all political pa ... Read more

Higher-priced flight option offered for cancelled charter

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:32

~ No more tickets for Let's Travel charter to Guyana ~

PHILIPSBURG--Frustrated customers who booked a direct-to-Guyana charter flight leaving June 23 through Let's Travel (LT) will either have to cancel their trips or pay around fifty to 100 per cent more through the same agency for an alternative travel option which includes date-and-time changes and the use of a commercial flight.

They had booked more than a month ago and the news came to them two days before their scheduled departure.

LT Chief Executive Officer Terrance Rey said the charges must be passed on, because ... Read more

Higher-priced flight option offered for cancelled charter

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:32

~ No more tickets for Let's Travel charter to Guyana ~

PHILIPSBURG--Frustrated customers who booked a direct-to-Guyana charter flight leaving June 23 through Let's Travel (LT) will either have to cancel their trips or pay around fifty to 100 per cent more through the same agency for an alternative travel option which includes date-and-time changes and the use of a commercial flight.

They had booked more than a month ago and the news came to them two days before their scheduled departure.

LT Chief Executive Officer Terrance Rey said the charges must be passed on, because ... Read more

Armed robbery in Cole Bay, Caribbean Cash targeted

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:32

COLE BAY--Another armed robbery took place in Cole Bay yesterday afternoon, around 1:00pm as the Caribbean Cash lending agency on Welfare Road became a victim of armed robbers.

Two men entered the office, at least one of whom carried a firearm. The men were not wearing masks. They went to the cashier where one of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The cashier responded that he had no access to money, to which the second robber said "kill him." The cashier then offered the robbers the small change which he had access to. The robbers took the cash before hitting th ... Read more

Armed robbery in Cole Bay, Caribbean Cash targeted

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:32

COLE BAY--Another armed robbery took place in Cole Bay yesterday afternoon, around 1:00pm as the Caribbean Cash lending agency on Welfare Road became a victim of armed robbers.

Two men entered the office, at least one of whom carried a firearm. The men were not wearing masks. They went to the cashier where one of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The cashier responded that he had no access to money, to which the second robber said "kill him." The cashier then offered the robbers the small change which he had access to. The robbers took the cash before hitting th ... Read more

Man drives vehicle at police officers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:31

SUCKER GARDEN--Four men were arrested for three different offences at Pendant Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden. Officers were sent to the location around 3:30am on Monday, July 21, to investigate a break-in at an apartment building on the road.

In the immediate area, officers noticed a man that fit the description of the suspect that had been given. The man was questioned by police and he admitted that he had committed the act. The suspect A.R. (29) was arrested on the spot and he was taken to the location where the break-in was reported.

At the location, investigating officers l ... Read more

Man drives vehicle at police officers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:31

SUCKER GARDEN--Four men were arrested for three different offences at Pendant Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden. Officers were sent to the location around 3:30am on Monday, July 21, to investigate a break-in at an apartment building on the road.

In the immediate area, officers noticed a man that fit the description of the suspect that had been given. The man was questioned by police and he admitted that he had committed the act. The suspect A.R. (29) was arrested on the spot and he was taken to the location where the break-in was reported.

At the location, investigating officers l ... Read more

Chance-Duzant: ‘Bring back the historical values of Grand Case’

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:30

GRAND CASE--Grand Case District Council representative Patricia Chance-Duzant threw caution to the wind and laid out in no uncertain terms her vision for Grand Case during the official Victor Schoelcher Fête ceremonies on Monday.

She began her address by encouraging the Collectivité to get English recognised, not only for bilingual education, but as a regional language included in the United Nations charter on regional languages, noting that a French newspaper is hard to come by in Grand Case as most people read The Daily Herald.

The often outspoken lawyer said she gets goos ... Read more

Chance-Duzant: ‘Bring back the historical values of Grand Case’

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:30

GRAND CASE--Grand Case District Council representative Patricia Chance-Duzant threw caution to the wind and laid out in no uncertain terms her vision for Grand Case during the official Victor Schoelcher Fête ceremonies on Monday.

She began her address by encouraging the Collectivité to get English recognised, not only for bilingual education, but as a regional language included in the United Nations charter on regional languages, noting that a French newspaper is hard to come by in Grand Case as most people read The Daily Herald.

The often outspoken lawyer said she gets goos ... Read more

Carnival shimmers through sweltering Rotterdam heat

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:20

page10c053ROTTERDAM--Dutch port city Rotterdam has enjoyed a sizzling Summer Carnival. A mile-long procession of 41 floats and carnival troupes paraded for hours through the sweltering city centre on Saturday.

Small Islands United (SIU), consisting of revellers from the Windward Islands St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba, including stilt walkers Kim Verschueren, Maike van 't Laar and Eric Scott from S ... Read more