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Two isolated fires burn on Sentry Hill

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:35

page5e052SENTRY HILL--The Fire Department closely monitored, but could not actively quell two isolated hilltop bush fires on Sentry Hill that started Thursday afternoon and continued into the night.

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Two isolated fires burn on Sentry Hill

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:35

page5e052SENTRY HILL--The Fire Department closely monitored, but could not actively quell two isolated hilltop bush fires on Sentry Hill that started Thursday afternoon and continued into the night.

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18 persons arrested in human smuggling bust

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:34

PHILIPSBURG--Eighteen persons were arrested by police July 13-14 in an ongoing human-smuggling case being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office.

The arrests concern a group that was smuggling persons via St Maarten to the U.S. Virgin Islands and were made at three locations, according to the police report issued on Thursday. Sea ... Read more

18 persons arrested in human smuggling bust

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:34

PHILIPSBURG--Eighteen persons were arrested by police July 13-14 in an ongoing human-smuggling case being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office.

The arrests concern a group that was smuggling persons via St Maarten to the U.S. Virgin Islands and were made at three locations, according to the police report issued on Thursday. Sea ... Read more

Central Bank President warns against monetary union split

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:33

PHILIPSBURG--"I think it is ill-advised, at this juncture, to have a split in the monetary union," said Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten President Emsley Tromp about the union shared by the two Dutch Caribbean countries since October 10, 2010.

However, the decision to split or stay together is purely "a political decision" Tromp told the press in St. Maarten on Thursday. He was in the country to present the Bank's Annual Report 2014.

Both past and present governments of Curaçao and St. Maarten have expressed their desire to split the Central Bank to create their own f ... Read more

Central Bank President warns against monetary union split

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:33

PHILIPSBURG--"I think it is ill-advised, at this juncture, to have a split in the monetary union," said Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten President Emsley Tromp about the union shared by the two Dutch Caribbean countries since October 10, 2010.

However, the decision to split or stay together is purely "a political decision" Tromp told the press in St. Maarten on Thursday. He was in the country to present the Bank's Annual Report 2014.

Both past and present governments of Curaçao and St. Maarten have expressed their desire to split the Central Bank to create their own f ... Read more

Economy expanded by 1.5 percent, inflation decelerated due to oil price

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:31

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten’s economy expanded by 1.5 per cent in 2014, and inflation decelerated from 2.5 per cent in 2013 to 1.9 per cent in 2014, due to a decline in international oil prices, President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp announced on Thursday, at the presentation of the Bank’s 2014 Annual Report in St. Maarten.

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Economy expanded by 1.5 percent, inflation decelerated due to oil price

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:31

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten’s economy expanded by 1.5 per cent in 2014, and inflation decelerated from 2.5 per cent in 2013 to 1.9 per cent in 2014, due to a decline in international oil prices, President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp announced on Thursday, at the presentation of the Bank’s 2014 Annual Report in St. Maarten.

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Upholstery World holds third annual workshop

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:27

page6b051PHILIPSBURG--Eight students took part in the third Annual Reginald Peters Junior Upholstery Workshop, which took place last week Monday through Friday, and was deemed “a great success” by organisers.

The students, ages 13 through 18, were required to bring their own dining cha ... Read more

Upholstery World holds third annual workshop

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:27

page6b051PHILIPSBURG--Eight students took part in the third Annual Reginald Peters Junior Upholstery Workshop, which took place last week Monday through Friday, and was deemed “a great success” by organisers.

The students, ages 13 through 18, were required to bring their own dining cha ... Read more

RSMA recruit sentenced for armed robbery in Guadeloupe

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:26

MARIGOT--Grégory Hanson de la Rosa, one of many young people recruited in St. Martin to join Régiment Service Militaire Adapté (RSMA) in Guadeloupe, was sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended at a fast-track trial Monday in Basse-Terre. De la Rosa (18) took part in an armed robbery in the town of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe on Friday, July 10, France-Antilles newspaper reported.

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RSMA recruit sentenced for armed robbery in Guadeloupe

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:26

MARIGOT--Grégory Hanson de la Rosa, one of many young people recruited in St. Martin to join Régiment Service Militaire Adapté (RSMA) in Guadeloupe, was sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended at a fast-track trial Monday in Basse-Terre. De la Rosa (18) took part in an armed robbery in the town of Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe on Friday, July 10, France-Antilles newspaper reported.

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Two men get six years for Atlantis casino robbery

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:25

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Thursday, jailed two men to prison for six years each for involvement in the attempted armed robbery at Atlantis Casino on November 16, 2014. A third suspect was acquitted for lack of evidence.

The Prosecutor’s Office had called for 10 years against Bob A.E. Wilkins (22) and eight years against suspects Chris A. Henry (21) and C.M.B. (22), during the June 24 hearing of this case.

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Two men get six years for Atlantis casino robbery

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:25

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Thursday, jailed two men to prison for six years each for involvement in the attempted armed robbery at Atlantis Casino on November 16, 2014. A third suspect was acquitted for lack of evidence.

The Prosecutor’s Office had called for 10 years against Bob A.E. Wilkins (22) and eight years against suspects Chris A. Henry (21) and C.M.B. (22), during the June 24 hearing of this case.

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Coalition to outsource schools to private sector

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:24

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PHILIPSBURG--The private sector soon will be asked to adopt public schools in an effort by the United People's (UP) party-led coalition "to reallocate responsibility to the business community."

This outsourcing seeks to persuade businesses to contribute to the community "in a pr ... Read more

Coalition to outsource schools to private sector

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 04:24

Gov_Program_2014-2018

PHILIPSBURG--The private sector soon will be asked to adopt public schools in an effort by the United People's (UP) party-led coalition "to reallocate responsibility to the business community."

This outsourcing seeks to persuade businesses to contribute to the community "in a pr ... Read more

Gendarmes, Firemen, honoured in Bastille Day pinning ceremonies

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:35

page6d050MARIGOT--The usually predictable format of the Bastille Day programme took on a different twist Tuesday when military medals were bestowed on six Gendarmes and, in a separate ceremony, three professional firemen promoted in rank received their stripes.

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Gendarmes, Firemen, honoured in Bastille Day pinning ceremonies

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:35

page6d050MARIGOT--The usually predictable format of the Bastille Day programme took on a different twist Tuesday when military medals were bestowed on six Gendarmes and, in a separate ceremony, three professional firemen promoted in rank received their stripes.

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Prosecutor’s Office investigating Harbour, building of causeway

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:32

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office has started civil proceedings looking into the affairs of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding NV.

The investigation covers a range of areas, including the construction of the Simpson Bay causeway, which was financed by the harbour. In a press statement issued late last night, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Claret Connor said he hoped the harbour would “fully cooperate” with the inquiry. ... Read more

Prosecutor’s Office investigating Harbour, building of causeway

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:32

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office has started civil proceedings looking into the affairs of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding NV.

The investigation covers a range of areas, including the construction of the Simpson Bay causeway, which was financed by the harbour. In a press statement issued late last night, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Claret Connor said he hoped the harbour would “fully cooperate” with the inquiry. ... Read more