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GEBE to install new light and water lines to Pointe Blanche

2 hours 31 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Utilities company GEBE will install a new twelve-inch water line and high voltage cables from Pond Island to Pointe Blanche in August. The replacement of the existing lines and cables is due to the increased demand for improved services in Pointe Blanche and the need for more water to the Eastern side of the country.

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Police, Coast Guard receive decrees Friday

2 hours 34 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Officers within the Justice Ministry had a reason to smile, as some 39 police officers and coast guard personnel were given a promotion that, according to them, was long overdue.

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Gendarmes return car to car-jacking victim in FQ

2 hours 36 min ago

MARIGOT--Thanks to the cooperation of the Dutch-side police, Gendarmes have been able to return a victim’s car, stolen from him in a car-jacking that took place in French Quarter earlier this week.

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Some 16 pregnant women infected by Zika virus

2 hours 39 min ago

MARIGOT--A total of 16 pregnant women have now been infected by the Zika virus in St. Martin, according to the last bulletin from Institut Veille de la Santé (INVS) on July 13.

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NAGICO picked to insure Justice Ministry personnel

2 hours 41 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Insurance company NAGICO has won the bid to protect all personnel in the Justice Ministry. The coverage is for life, accident and disability insurance for the staff of the Ministry, including those who are part of the Justice administration sectors.

On Thursday, the Council of Ministers (CoM) gave the go ahead to Minister of Justice Edson Kirindongo to use funds to pay the insurer to get the process started. The first phase will focus on insuring the uniformed services while the second phase will add the administrative staff.

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US launches four candidates to contest September elections

2 hours 44 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Four candidates were rolled out by the United St. Maarten Party (US Party) on Friday at the party’s headquarters on the L.B. Scot Road. Raphael Brooks, Martin Wilson, Benjamin Kelly and Chanel Brownbill are the new additions to the party slate, according to leader of the party Frans Richardson.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Friday

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:18

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) July 23, 2016

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Norwegian Escape makes inaugural call on Tuesday

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:24

POINTE BLANCHE--Norwegian Escape, one of the biggest ships of the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Breakaway Plus Class, will make her inaugural call to St. Maarten on Tuesday. The 4,200-passenger ship will head into port two more times in August.

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ING linked to fraud via funds in Curaçao

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:56

WILLEMSTAD--Dutch bank ING was linked to an American fraud investigation in which Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suspected of embezzling over a billion dollars from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts, Het Financieele Dagblad reported.

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Gibbs awards Député’s Medal to Gunslingers’ founder Benjamin

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:52

MARIGOT--Member of Parliament (MP) Daniel Gibbs conferred the Député’s Medal on Gunslingers Steel Band founder Victor Benjamin at the close of his speech during the Victor Schoelcher Fête official ceremonies on Thursday.

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Flanders: “I am a victim of injustice by the police”

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:42

PHILIPSBURG--Lise Coats-Flanders was a victim of a car accident on Little Bay Road at 8:35am June 17. Her car flipped on its side and caught on fire, making it difficult for her to escape from the vehicle. The other vehicle involved in the accident had minor damage.

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Interviews for STA director complete

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:39

~ Final selection announcement soon ~

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA) will soon have its first director, according to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Irania Arrindell.

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GEBE announces work on big engine

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 04:13

PHILIPSBURG--GEBE announced on Thursday that one of its largest engines would be down for a scheduled maintenance repair which is expected to be completed by Monday July 25.

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 01:20

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) July 22, 2016

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Interim work permits for adult entertainers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:02

 

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PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Emil Lee announced on Wednesday that adjustments to the old work permit policy for adult entertainers were made to prevent any abuse and to ensure that Government does not facilitate human traf ... Read more

Minister Lee receives three bids for construction of new hospital

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:01

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten is one step closer to the construction of the new St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).

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Gibson to table policy limiting high salaries

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:59

PHILIPSBURG--Finance Minister Richard Gibson intends to table a policy in the Council of Ministers to limit the salaries of top executives of government-owned companies to match that of the prime minister.

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Minister gives GEBE deadline

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:56

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Angel Meyers wants utilities company GEBE to move towards renewable energy.

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SMCP opens headquarters and presents its manifesto

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:38

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) opened its headquarters on lower Back Street and launched its manifesto on Wednesday, becoming the first party to do so ahead of the September 26 Parliamentary elections.

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Interim work permits for adult entertainers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:34

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Emil Lee announced on Wednesday that adjustments to the old work permit policy for adult entertainers were made to prevent any abuse and to ensure that Government does not facilitate human trafficking.

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