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MPs want Prosecutor to come to Parliament

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:15

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) want the Chief Prosecutor to appear before the legislature to give more information about the Asset Recovery Team and about its impact on the community. Whether this call can be executed remains to be seen, as the Prosecutor’s Office is generally only answerable to the Court and Parliament cannot compel a prosecutor to attend a session.Read more

Residents team up to assist Venezuela

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:11

SIMPSON BAY--The Venezuelan community residing on the island is asking for donations to aid in alleviating the increasing fees in Venezuela’s basic health system as well as the overwhelming cost of lives, in the attempt to help restore Venezuela’s democratic institutions.

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UPDATE: Man shot during home break-in

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:08

MIDDLE REGION--Several police patrols, the Forensic Department and paramedics were sent to Philips Drive in Middle Region on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call that a shooting had taken place.

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Doncher signs economic permit to SXM Airways

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:01

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher made history on Tuesday, when she signed the Economic Permit for SXM Airways, making the airline the first locally established airline to acquire such since St. Maarten obtained its new constitutional status.

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CBCS warns consumers of One Life related entities

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:45

PHILIPSBURG--The Centrale Bank van Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has issued a warning to consumers about One Coin, One Life, One Life Banking System, and related entities, since these entities deal in virtual currencies, and are not supervised by the CBCS.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot during scuffle in Middle Region

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:22

MIDDLE REGION--Police patrols rushed to Philips Drive close to 2:00pm on Tuesday afternoon after hearing reports of a shooting in the area. One man was found injured on the floor of his home, according to police.Read more

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Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:33


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Island Council discusses Marine Ordinance and national holidays

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:21

Island Councilwoman for Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Rechelline Leerdam (standing) addressing the Island Council.


ST. EUSTATIUS--Topics such as the Marine Ordinance, Emancipation ... Read more

One million euros available for opportunities for children

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:18

Commissioner Rolando Wilson (standing) speaking to social organisations during the information session on Saba.

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS--Last week, the social organizations on Saba, Bonaire and St. Eustatius were informed about the new funding scheme “Opportunities for all Children” of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment SZW. From 2017 until ... Read more

Probe into fire at Isla

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:16

The day after.

WILLEMSTAD--An investigation will be launched following the massive fire that occurred on Sunday at Curaçao’s Isla oil refinery. The fire at the facility run by Venezuelan state oil company “PetrĂłleos de Venezuela” PDVSA started at one of the crude distil ... Read more

Mother’s Day fundraiser

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:11

A group of women from the Indian community recently came together to celebrate Mother’s Day and raise funds for a good cause. After the festivities that included games and prizes for the best Indian outfits in Newa Chopstix restaurant on Front Street, event organisers Harsha Shivlani and Jaanvi Sadarangani used funds raised to provide a meal for children who form part of the St. ... Read more

Pig feast

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:08

Roaming pigs and piglets continued to wreak havoc on garbage bins and collection points in St. Peters. This single parent and her drove had a fiesta in this garbage pile on Sugar Apple Road on Monday a few hours before the garbage was collected. Aside from pigs making a mess, residents are also concerned about the slow pick up of household garbage. Before collection on Monday, the ... Read more

Ortega on board

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:06

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently welcomed its newest board member Benjamin Ortega. The new member was elected in April to fill the seat vacated by now Member of Parliament Sidharth “Cookie” Bijlani. In photo: Ortega is welcomed by Louis Bute (Treasurer), Peggy-Ann Brandon (President) and Anastacio Baker (Vice-President).

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Haitian community celebrates 214th anniversary of their flag

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:02

A model in traditional wear on stage during the evening to commemorate the 214th anniversary of the Haitian Flag.

MARIGOT--Association Les A organised an event at the Sandy Ground Cultural Center on May 18 to celebrate the 214th anniversary of the Haitian Flag. It was also an occasion to thank the partners of the association and in particular Changes ... Read more

Charlotte Brookson Academy students to compete in France

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:59

PHILIPSBURG--Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performance Arts (CBA) students Faith Peterson, Kiara Vanterpool, Lian Borsje, Ray Angel Boasman and Jeremiah David will be forming part of the National Institute of Arts (NIA) delegation to compete in Champagne, France, May 25-28. The five CBA students are part of a delegation of eight students traveling to France ... Read more

Non-active Coast Guard Officer Illidge shot dead

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:47

WILLEMSTAD--Gregory Bertrand Illidge, born in Aruba on January 8, 1963, was shot and killed in Curaçao on Sunday.

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GEBE meeting on Wednesday

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:45

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) will continue their discussion about the current state of affairs at utilities company GEBE on Wednesday starting at 2:00pm in Parliament House. Energy Affairs Minister and Shareholder’s Representative Christophe Emmanuel will be present for the session together with the management team of GEBE.

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‘La Case Creole’ recreation a highlight of St. Louis FĂȘte

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:20

MARIGOT--The historic cultural grounds of St. Louis hosted the annual Rambaud St. Louis Freetown FĂȘte on Sunday, a reminder that a legacy of cultural activities always existed in this village and who better to revive them than the Rambaud St. Louis FĂȘte Association under the leadership of President Etienne “Rocky” Andrew.

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Boasman: ‘No witch hunt’ will be tolerated from Asset Team

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:18

PHILIPSBURG--No witch hunt will be tolerated from the recently installed Asset Recovery Team, Justice Minister Rafael Boasman assured Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday afternoon. His assurance to Parliament and the community comes on the heels of serious concerns and fear about what appeared to be the far-reaching powers of the team.

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Minister Doncher’s brother tipped to serve on Airport Holding board

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:17

AIRPORT--Businessman Dexter Doncher has been identified as a candidate to fill the Chairman’s position on the Airport Holding Board of Princess Juliana International Airport SXM. The Council of Ministers will vote this week on his appointment.

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