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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Sunday

7 hours 33 min ago

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Monday morning (06:00 LST) June 27, 2016

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Lake wants review of hillside policy

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:40

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake has called on Minister responsible for Spatial Planning Angel Meyers to review the Hillside Policy. He called it “outdated” in a parliamentary session on Thursday. The policy is “20 years old. Within those 20 years a lot has changed on St. Maarten.”

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D66, VVD very concerned about CITGO Aruba deal

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:35

THE HAGUE--The Dutch Government will shortly provide an extensive update to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on the recent deal between Aruba and CITGO Petroleum to reopen and operate the refinery in San Nicolas.

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Sorting bins

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:32

The Collectivité has begun distributing colour-coded sorting bins such, as these installed in Oyster Pond on Thursday. The plan is to install 107 of the bins in all districts by the end of the year. The Collectivité’s long-term goal is to recycle 22kg of waste per inhabitant by 2018. The public is encouraged to protect the environment by using the bins provided.

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St. Maarten’s ability to do more as ‘wealthy country’ questioned

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:31

DAWN BEACH--“Why can’t a wealthy country like you do better?” This was the question thrown out by Arnold McIntyre of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the fifth annual Governor’s Symposium, themed “Securing National Development,” in The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on Friday morning.

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Meyers: Dutch comments should not lead to any delay of election

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 09:27

PHILIPSBURG--United People’s (UP) party deputy leader Member of Parliament (MP) Franklin Meyers, reacting to the Dutch Government’s expressed objections to the draft electoral law, said, “What’s important now is that the Dutch view does not affect the date of elections or the already in motion electoral process.”

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Dying son’s wish inspires launch of new perfume line

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 07:08

By Robert Luckock

MARIGOT—To lose a child to cancer at a very early age must be devastating for any parent, and it was no different for young mother Yolanda Gregoire

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Friday

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 22:11


DATE ISSUED: Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) June 25, 2016

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MHF staffers get certificates for non-violent crisis training

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 20:51

CAY HILL--Mental Health Foundation (MHF) staffers on June 4, received their certificates for successfully completing a non-violent crisis intervention training provided by the Eastern Caribbean Training and Development Centre (TDC) in April.

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MAC pupils excel in FBE exit exams

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:25

PHILIPSBURG--Methodist Agogic Centre pupils performed outstandingly well at the Foundation-Based Education exit exams this year. MAC has two campuses: Browlia F. Maillard Campus (BFM) in St. Johns and Rev. John A. Gumbs Campus (JAG) in Betty’s Estate.

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Romney sentenced for reckless driving

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:22

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance condemned Indira Romney on Thursday, for reckless driving on July 4, 2015, on the A. J.C. Brouwers Road near Premier Supermarket. Romney lost control of her vehicle causing a five-car accident at the same time.

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Flamingo, Royal Palm workers get pay raise

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:20

PHILIPSBURG--The approximately 200 workers at Diamond Resorts’ Flamingo and Royal Pam Beach Hotels will benefit from salary increases under the financial package of a collective labour agreement (CLA) signed between their employer and Workers Institute for Organised Labour (WIFOL) earlier this week.

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Fed-up firemen stage protest on Thursday

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:09

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten’s fire-fighters are fed up with Government and decided to stage a protest on Thursday morning. Close to forty of them gathered at the Philipsburg office of their union, Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU).

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Kingdom Govt. objects to ship-jumping law proposal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:06

THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Government has serious objections to the proposed change to the St. Maarten Constitution to tackle the so-called ship-jumping of Members of the St. Maarten Parliament, and has urged the St. Maarten Government to address these concerns.

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Plasterk not pleased with Integrity Chamber delay

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:35

THE HAGUE--Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk expressed his disappointment and surprise that more than one year after the protocol with St. Maarten, the Integrity Chamber was still not established.

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Seniors to stay in jail

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 22:41

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance decided on Thursday June 23, that two of the three suspects in the Efeze Investigation, V.A.R (81) born in St. Maarten and I.A.F. (55) born in the Dominican Republic will remain in pre-trial detention.

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Fire fighters stage protest

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 22:16

PHILIPSBURG—St. Maarten’s fire fighters are fed up with government and decided to stage a protest on Thursday morning. Close to 50 of them gathered at the Philipsburg office of their union the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU).

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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Thursday

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:02

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) June 24, 2016

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Gibbs announces candidacy for President of Collectivité

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:52

MARIGOT--President of Union for Democracy (UD) and Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Gibbs, announced Wednesday he will run for President of the Collectivité in the March 2017 Territorial Elections to be held in St. Martin.

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ENNIA, CBCS in Kingdom Council

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:49

THE HAGUE--The developments at the Dutch Caribbean Insurance company ENNIA and the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) will shortly be discussed by the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

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