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Press Release: Minister of VROMI - Ring road Open for Grand Parade

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The Ring Road will be open on Grand Parade day, Sunday May 1, 2016 to alleviate traffic. One way traffic  will be able to enter behind Sunny Food and exit in the Area of Blue Point. This road will be open from 9AM to 3PM to bring traffic in a constant flow to Philipsburg. The entrance of the ring road at Sunny Food will be closed at 3PM however the exit will be open from 3PM until. Parking on the ring road in designated areas will be possible. 

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Friday

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Meteorological Department St. Maarten (MDS)

DATE ISSUED: Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) April 30, 2016

WEATHER: This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy, becoming cloudy at ... Read more


1 hour 46 min ago

Because the change in the carnival holiday date from Saturday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 3 was announced so late, The Daily Herald decided to stick to its original publication schedule, which means no newspapers on Saturday and Monday, but there will still be one with all the parades to look forward to on Tuesday, May 3. However, the office closes early Tuesday at 1:00pm and deadline for all advertisements including classifieds, death  announcements, birthdays etc in the newspaper of Wednesday, May 4, but also the Out’ n Abou ... Read more

Shoot Hoops not Guns Project heads to the district of St. Peters

1 hour 55 min ago

St. Peters - Island Hoops and the Soualiga Social Movement Foundations continue their joint project, Shoot Hoops not Guns in the St. Peters community. The campaign was formally welcomed to be hosted in the neighborhood by the St. Peters Community Council and will be executed throughout the month of May.

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One Love concert draws large crowd

11 hours 49 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--One Love Reggae Concert hosted by St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) drew a large crowd at Carnival Village on Thursday. The line-up included super-stars Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Romain Virgo, Demarco and songstress Alaine with music by Mix Master Pauly, BettiV and Master of Ceremonies Shadow Man.

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Huge drugs catch from Curaçao in Rotterdam

12 hours 24 min ago

ROTTERDAM--Rotterdam Customs have discovered an extremely large quantity of cocaine, 2,900 kilos in total with a street value of more than 100 million euros, in a container from Curaçao.

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Minister signs 58 national decrees for Justice staffers

12 hours 26 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Edson Kirindongo says he has signed a total of 58 national decrees (in Dutch: landsbesluits) and proposal letters to regulate the status of Justice Ministry staffers since he took office in late January.

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Fire Department shift leaders get tough training in Europe

12 hours 29 min ago

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS--In order to ensure that all fire fighters perform their job well and safely, the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department BKCN has invested a considerable amount of time and money in professionalising its staff. To this end, BKCN started a shift leaders’ training course in January.

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Nature Foundation reiterates concern about landfill fires

12 hours 32 min ago

POND ISLAND--Nature Foundation expressed deep concern on Thursday about the human health and environmental effects of the ongoing fires on the landfill. There have been constant fires at the landfill causing various districts to be covered and engulfed in toxic fumes for almost two weeks.

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Law to help reduce democratic deficit in Parliament early June

12 hours 34 min ago

THE HAGUE--The law proposal to adapt the Kingdom Charter to eliminate the possibility for the Kingdom Government to issue an independent General Measure of the Kingdom Government AMvRB without a solid, legal ground will be handled in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament early June this year. Under the new law, AMvRBs should be based on a Kingdom Law or the Charter.

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May 3 now public holiday

15 hours 27 min ago

PHILIPSBURG--Tuesday, May 3, has been declared a public holiday by the Council of Ministers. The decision was made in the Council’s meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister William Marlin announced late Thursday afternoon.

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Public Notice: Prime Minister of Sint Maarten.

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:07

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Official Public Holiday


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Huge drugs catch from Curaçao in Rotterdam

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 23:40

The 2,900 kilo cocaine were packaged, placed in crates and hidden in moving boxes from Curaçao. This photo, released by Rotterdam authorities, shows the packages containing the coke along with the crates, and on the right the moving boxes, inside a hall at the Rotterdam harbour.

ROTTERDAM--Rotterdam Customs have discovered an extremely large quantity of cocaine, 2,900 kilo’s in total with a street value of more than 100 million Euros, in a container from ... Read more

Marlin-Romeo queries SMART cancellation

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:55

PHILIPSBURG--The cancellation of the 2016 St. Maarten/St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) just over three weeks before its scheduled start on May 18 has drawn queries from independent Member of Parliament Leona Romeo-Marlin. She has written to Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Ingrid Arrindell requesting an explanation as Government is a stakeholder and contributor to the tradeshow.

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Four royal decorations conferred on King’s Day

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:51

Governor Eugene Holiday flanked by royal decoration recipients Reverend Etton Lloyd Brissett, Dr. Pieter Jan Offringa, Shelly-Ann Alphonso and Veronica Margareth Benjamin-Oliver.


DAWN BEACH--Reverend Etton Lloyd Brissett and Dr. Pieter Jan Offringa were ... Read more

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:54

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) April 29, 2016

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King’s Day free market at Emilio Wilson Park

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:42

Playing a “royal” game at the King’s Day Free Market.


CUL DE SAC--The third annual King’s Day Free Market, or “Vrijmarkt” in Dutch, was held Wednesday at Emilio Wilson Park.

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Suspect acquitted in 2011 rip-deal case

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:33

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Tuesday acquitted a 32-year-old man suspected of involvement in the shooting and killing of Luis “Raul” Cuevas (41) during a violent robbery on Boxing Day, December 26, 2011.

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Lawyer’s requests rejected in toddler strangulation case

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:24

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Tuesday rejected requests for additional forensic investigations and for the hearing of witnesses in the appeal of Nikerson Boireau. The 29-year-old of Haitian descent was sentenced in June 2015 to twelve years for having strangled a two-year-old child who was entrusted to his care on August 27, 2014.

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Researcher to investigate invasive monkey population

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:21

Monkey researcher Sanne Collée.


COLE BAY--Sanne Collée, a master student in International Development, will execute a thorough (participatory) research over the next two months on the socio-economic impact of the invasive Green Vervet monkey population, the Nature ... Read more