Age Bakker: âAppeal doesÂ not suspend instructionâ
St. MaartenÂ â Financial supervisor Cft âregretsâ that âin the vision of St. Maarten there is a lack of constructive cooperation by the Cft.â Chairman Prof. Dr. Age Bakker writes this in a letter to (now former) Minister of Finance Martin Hassink, dated October 26.
The letter is a reaction to a letter St. Maarten sent to the Cft about the draft 2015 budget amendment and about the instruction the Kingdom Council of Mi ... Read more
St. Maarten â The attitude of party leaders is the main reason for ship jumping, United Peopl ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â The Peopleâs Progressive Alliance (PPA) of Don Hughes will not be allowed to contest the February 9 elections. This appears from a decision by the electoral council.
Already in the day Hughes came to the councilâs offices on Back Street to register the party it appeared that there was a problem. The PPA is registered as a foundation and the electoral law stipulates that political parties must be registered as an association.
âLegal entities other than an association cannot be a political party and cannot be registered as such,â the counci ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson took the empty seats of National Alliance faction leader William ... Read more
St. Maarten – “History surely repeats itself and it seems more so in the formation of the coalition of eight,” United People’s Party (UP) President Sylvia Meyers said in a press statement on behalf of her partyâs board yesterday.Â
“Imagine the UP-led coalition was heavily criticized for not having a full council of min ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â The fifth bomb threat within a year paralyzed traffic to and from th ... Read more
Linda Richardson (right) was one of the women who was recognized for her contributions to society. Photo Today / Andrew Bishop
St. MaartenÂ – Managing Director of Motorworld Car dealership Rena Amjad received the Lifetime Achievement Award in her absence at the Queens Award ceremon ... Read more
The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the islands local bands met last week to continue their new drive to foster closer ties. It was the fourth such meeting since the close of Carnival 2015.
The SCDF, in an effort to increase the recognition and participation of local bands in Carnival, has committed to doing its utmost to realize this goal with the cooperation of the bands. The foundation ârecognizes that increasing support for the bands will not happen overnight and a minds ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â âMy brief term in office has been an accelerating learning experience as well as one of recognizing that there is an urgent need for Government to restructure and optimize its organ ... Read more
Court rejects suspension of government-decision
St. MaartenÂ â Starting tomorrow, Regina Labega is no longer authorized to function as the managing director of Princess Juliana International Airport, but it ... Read more
From left: CollectivitĂ© President Aline Hanson, PrĂ©fĂšte DĂ©lĂ©guĂ© Anne Laubies, Governor EugĂšne Holiday, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, Chief Inspector Denise Jacobs, Franklin Richards, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams, MP Cornelius de Weever, Justice Minister Dennis Richardson and Education Mini ... Read more
Upstart airline SXM Airways received encouraging words of support from Members of Parliament on Tues ... Read more
Belair, St. Maarten –Â The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) facilitated a resonating conference on community and person-centered treatment planning at the Belair Community Centre last Thursday and ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â In 2014, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as Womenâs Entrepreneurship Day. Under the leadership of activist Wendy Diamond the Women Entrepreneurship Day Foundation has identified ambassadors all over the world to further its mission of celebrating, empowering, and supporting women entrepreneurs.
St. Maarten joins this global movement of more than 140 countries as part of Womenâs Entrepreneurship Day Caribbean which supports seventeen c ... Read more
AMSTERDAM – The Slotervaart hospital in Amsterdam has for years made millions of euros profit from the production of heroin under license from the health ministry, according to a new book. The claims are made by two Parool and NRC journalists in a new book tracking the rise and fall of the hospital and its controversial former owner Aysel Erbudak. The heroin is made by a limited company owned by the hospital and is supplied to a group of some 750 addicts under medical supervision. The ministry paid âŹ3 mi ... Read more
Prospective buyers take Sapphire owners to court
St. MaartenÂ â A $10 million deal to purchase the Sapphire Beach Club in Cupecoy from Jean and Philippe Verdier threatens to go horribly wrong for Bruno Sitbon, his wife and two daughters. The family made a $600,000 down payment on the property under a preliminary purchase agreement and spent $300,000 on renovations but when this agreement expired on September 5 of last year, the Verdiers called off the deal and kept the down payment.Read more
St. Maarten â An astonishing number of seven new political parties reported to the offices of the Electoral Council yesterday to submit their request to be registered for the February 9 elections. Among them is the St. Maarten Christian Party, led by Pastor Wycliffe smith. On the other hand, the party of European Dutch residents did not show up, reportedly because they did not have enough time to prepare their documentation.
With the seven new parties â if they get all their formalities in order â the field for the elections will consist of eleven and possibly twelve parties. T ... Read more
St. MaartenÂ â SXM producer, entertainer and musician Bertaux âMr. Rudeâ Fleming teams up with singer songwriters Duane Stephenson and Ziggy Rankin to produce a single addressing the continuous climax of crime in the Caribbean.
The smooth vocals and thought-provoking lyrics of âSafe Inn Mi Yardâ send a compelling message about the preservation of the Caribbean culture and natural way of life.
“The song âSafe Inna Mi Yardâ is truly a voice for our times as it creates a call of action for us all to contribute and do all we can to ensure crime is and remains a ... Read more
St. Maarten â Elias Rampersad also known as The Mighty Magic, who was a member of the famous calypso group the Troubadours and wrote the well known calypso song Obey The Highway Code, was awarded by The Trinb ... Read more