St. Martin News Network

Armed Robbery --KPSM full police report.

4 hours 35 min ago

kpsmlogo21082014PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday February 27th at approximately 02.30 p.m. police and Detectives was directed to a home on Claude Estate to investigate and armed robbery. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to the two victims that were in the house at the time of the robbery. The victims stated that an unknown young man had forced himself into the house with a firearm in his hand. At one point the suspect put the gun to the h ... Read more

Mr. Robert Judd and Bureau of Intellectual Property at POWER HOUR on March 4

4 hours 38 min ago

infobizz01032015INFOBIZZ prepares to for the first GO GET IT Edition of POWER HOUR

Great Bay:--- Foundation INFOBIZZ is preparing for the first POWER HOUR for the year under the theme: GO GET IT. On March 4, 2015 at the Belair Community Centre from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial professionals will be able to learn the basics in how to protect their br ... Read more

Parliament’s Website Revamped

4 hours 42 min ago

parliwebsitecrew01032015PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament's website has been revamped. The new site is back online in a new format as of Monday, March 2 at the same website address:

The Presidium of Parliamen ... Read more

Sundiata Lake on career and skills development in Saba, as WIPM candidate 8

4 hours 45 min ago

slake01032015GREAT BAY:--- Family and friends in his native St. Martin are probably over the shock or surprise that Sundiata Lake is a candidate in the March 18 Island Council election of neighboring Saba.
Lake is the number 8 candidate of the Windward Islands People's Movement (WIPM). "I plan to focus ... Read more

MP Christopher Emmanuel gives Shareholder Representative of SMHGC One Week to Provide Checkmate Contracts.

4 hours 51 min ago

cemmanuel010032015If the Contracts are not Provided Minister Claret Connor and Supervisory Board Should Resign Immediately.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the shareholder representative of SMHGC Minister Claret Connor to provide parliament with the both the old and new contracts between Checkmate Securi ... Read more

Dredging and Filling in Simpson Bay Lagoon Halted

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:01

dredgingsbpond28022015Activity has Consequences on Environment. Recurring Failure to Provide Permits

SIMPSONBAY:--- During a scheduled Nature Foundation Marine Patrol on Saturday February 28th Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets noticed significant dredging and filling in occurring from a barge anchored in the Cole Bay section of the Simpson Bay Lagoon.

Upon further in ... Read more

46 year old Dominica National died in Fatal Road Accident on Bishop Hill.

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:26

Speeding Driver Arrested.

PHILIPSBURG: --- Relatives of a 46 year old national of Dominica are now mourning his sudden death. The victim was killed around 6am on Saturday morning. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson said police was called to the scene of the accident at Bishop Hill just after 6am where they found the lifeless body of the victim lying under an (excavator) backhoe with serious head and body injuries. Nearby residents identified victim as David Charles.
The police spokesman said that ... Read more

St. Maarten wants to buy UTS Eastern Caribbean

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 23:53

dennisrichardson26112014St. Maarten wil UTS Eastern Caribbean kopen

Minister Richardson geeft, als vertegenwoordiging van de aandeelhouder St. Maarten in UTS aan dat de regering van St. Maarten de aandelen van UTS Eastern Caribbean wenst te kopen. Volgens de Minister is dit geen nieuw plan en heeft di ... Read more

Lowlands/Colebay Patchwork Scheduled To Begin March 1st

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:27

PHILIPSBURG:---- Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI) conducted an island wide road assessment for scheduled patchworks, which will commence on Sunday in the Lowlands/Colebay area and continue throughout the other districts from 8PM to 5AM daily per assigned schedule.
The assessment was conducted specifically concentrating on potholes on main roads and secondary roads.
Tending roads in the Lowlands area include: Rhine Road, Jordan Road, Maho area: Beacon Hill Road, Simpsonbay: Airport Blvd, Sr. Patien ... Read more

Suspect arrested for the possession of cocaine

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:25

strippedsccoter27022015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday February 25th at approximately 01.35 a.m. during a routine control by police of a SUV, which was parked on the beach close to La Bamba, one suspect was arrested for drugs possession. The police approached this vehicle in which two unknown men were sitting and as the police got closer these men they started behaving quite suspiciously. When one of the investigating ... Read more

Application period for Carnival vending starts Monday March 2

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:20

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):--- The Department of Economic Licenses announces that persons interested in vending food, beverages, helium balloons and other typical items associated with Carnival, can now apply for these licenses at the aforementioned department located on Zoutsteeg 3, Philipsburg.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday April 10.

Due to safety concerns, the no-vending zones will be strictly applied for Carnival 2015.

As a result of this, lots will be given out to applicants on a first come, first serve basis as of Marc ... Read more

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations to Meet about formulation of questions for Kingdom Council of State

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:18

PHILIPSBURG:---The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations of Parliament will meet in session on March 2.

The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations meeting is set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The two point agenda for the meeting is the decision list regarding committee parliamentary business for the 2014-2015 period no.6; formulation of questions to the Kingdom Council of State.

Members of the pub ... Read more

Academy Celebrates Black History Month

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:17

sharrissxacademybhm27022015CUL DE SAC:--- St. Maarten Academy on Friday celebrated Black History Month with an Art Exhibition as well as a cultural programme, the latter organized by the school's Student Government Association (SGA).
The Black History Month programme created a platform for an array of talent from the student population. Friday's cultural celebrations, which started at 11:30am and ended at ... Read more

St. Eustatius Island Governor Reported To Public Prosecutor

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:16

steustatiusmuseum27022015St. Eustatius:--- The Island Governor of St. Eustatius has been reported to the Public Prosecutor for his order to illegally demolish the first protected monument of the island. The legal offenses are now being investigated by the office of the Public Prosecutor of the Caribbean Netherlands ... Read more

Netherlands navy ship Zeeland visits St. Maarten on Monday.

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:03

PHILIPSBURG:--- Monday the 2nd of March the Royal Netherlands navy ship Zeeland will shortly visit St. Maarten. The Governor of St. Maarten will welcome the ship from Fort Amsterdam.

Traditional salute
At 09:00 am the patrol vessel will perform a sailpast near Fort Amsterdam. The ship will fire the traditional salute to the Flag of The Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the Governor of Sint Maarten. The ship will not enter the port of Phillipsburg, but will return to sea to continue their deployment.

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Price Change Petroleum Products

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:38

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Government of St. Maarten regulates the prices of petroleu m products by imposing a max i mum price at which wholesalers and retailers can sel l these products on St. Maarten. Due to the ongoing developments on the i nternational level , the prices of crude oil have experienced adjustments. Given the aforementioned , the general public is hereby i nformed that as of Friday February 27, 2015, 6:00am the maximum consumer prices of the following petroleum
products have been adjusted as follows:

Unleaded Gasoline (ULG) Diesel ... Read more

MP Lake to look into Expat Ruling. Local professionals need improved incentives

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:30

mauricelake26102014PHILIPSBURG:---  United People's (UP) Party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake is preparing to send a letter through the Chairman of Parliament to the Minister of Finance about getting rid of the expat ruling which is costing Government more than half a million guilders.

"As a country, Government has to get serious with the ex ... Read more

Permanent Committee of ECYS to Meet with Minister Bourne-Gumbs on Friday morning is open to the public

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 23:11

PHILIPSBURG:---  The House of Parliament's permanent Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) that will be held on Friday morning is open to the public, and is no longer a closed door session.

The meeting will be with the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports Hon. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, and relevant department representatives, regarding the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).

The committee will meet at 10.00am on Friday, in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat # ... Read more

’Positive result of 2014 good basis for execution of measures regarding social funds and governmental companies

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 21:40

cftboard26022015Willemstad:--- During the first two months of 2015 Curaçao has worked on reducing the deficits in the social funds and the governmental companies. "2014 is expected to close with a positive result. That is a nice performance. 2015 will have to be dedicated to the managing ... Read more