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SXM Airport Maintains Moody’s Baa2 Stable Rating

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 18:51

pjiaeterminal20082015SIMPSON BAY:---- In its latest credit opinion on the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company, PJIAE NV, Moody’s Investors Service gave the company the same favorable Baa2 rating with a stable outlook it had granted it in 2012, although it noted a number of delays in the execution of the capital improvement program, ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday on Taxation Law with Holland

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 18:46

PHILIPSBURG:---- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on October 27.

The public Central Committee meeting is set for Tuesday, at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is: the establishment of the draft proposal regarding the Double Taxation between the Netherlands and Sint Maarten.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court Ho ... Read more

Attempted Armed Robbery at Starz Casino --- Robber left empty handed (UPDATED)

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 23:34

Cupe Coy:--- A lone gun man entered the Starz casino in Cupe Coy Saturday evening with a weapon and tried to demand money from an employee of the casino.
SMN News learnt that when the gunman realized the approached the wrong person he left the casino. The Armed Robbery Team went to the location to investigate attempted armed robbery.
Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson does not consider armed robberies and broad day light murders to be of importance, especially after hours when he is with his family but collecting a huge salary to provide information to m ... Read more

The Rotary Club St Martin Sunrise calls on parents to vaccinate their children against polio and supports the global effort to end polio

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 20:24

rotarypolio24102015PHILIPSBURG:---- In recognition of World Polio Day on 24 October, Marcellia Henry, President Rotary Club St Martin Sunrise, urges all parents on Sint Maarten to join them in the global fight to eradicate polio by taking their children to the Baby Clinic of Collective Prevention Services, Ministry of Public Health Social Development and Labour, to vaccinate against Polio Myelitis.

According the ... Read more

Nature Foundation Participates in Scientific Survey of Saba Bank

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 20:13

sabanaturef24102015SABA:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently joined with the World Wildlife Fund, the IMARES Research Institute of Wageningen University, the Dutch Institute for Oceanographic Research NIOZ and other scientific and ocean conservation organizations for a week lon ... Read more

Library activist Satia Marshall Orange visits Sint Maarten.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 22:08

statiamarshall23102015PHILIPSBURG:----This week the Philipsburg Jubilee Library will receive a visit by influential and respected retired former Director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Off ... Read more

Plenary Session of Parliament set for Monday morning about Composition of local and Parlatino Committees

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 22:03

PHILIPSBURG:----  The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session on October 26th.

The plenary session is set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The first agenda point is: incoming documents; second on the agenda, is an advice regarding the installation and composition of the Permanent and Ad Hoc Committees of Parliament; the third agenda point, is an advice regarding the installation and composition of the Committees of the Latin American Parliament (Parlat ... Read more

11 Permanent/Ad Hoc Committee Meetings scheduled for Monday for the appointment of Chair and Vice Chair

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 22:02

PHILIPSBURG:---- There will be 11 Permanent/Ad Hoc Committee meetings of Parliament on October 26th.

The Committee meetings are set for Monday, starting at 2.00pm with the last committee scheduled to start at 3.40pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda for all committee meetings of Parliament is the appointment of the Chair person and Vice Chair. Each committee will meet in session for 10 minutes.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary d ... Read more

Gumbs cabinet expected to submit their resignation on Wednesday next week.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 20:55

PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the ousted Prime Minister of St. Maarten Marcel Gumbs will be taking in the resignation of his cabinet latest Wednesday next week.
It is not yet known why the Prime Minister and the other Ministers making up his cabinet choose to stay a few more days in office after being notified of the Governor’s final decision on Wednesday.
SMN News could not reach Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs on Friday for a confirmation on whether or not he will submit the resignation of his cabinet or if he will ... Read more

Civil Servants in uproar, salaries not paid for the month of October.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 20:48

Naf. 250.000.00 Reserved for Artemia to organize St. Maarten’s Day.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Civil Servants working for the country St. Maarten are up in arms with in caretaker Minister of finance Martin Hassink who did not to pay the civil servants but found Naf.250.000.00 to pay Artemia to organize St. Maarten’s Day celebration a one day event.
Some civil servants contacted SMN News on Friday stating that they were supposed to be paid today Friday 23rd but when they checked their accounts their salaries were not paid. The an ... Read more