St. Martin News Network

SCDF and police hold first meeting.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 19:36

scdfmeetswithkpsm18012015PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday January 16th, 2015 representatives of the Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation met with representatives of the police department at the Philispburg Police Station. The meeting was held in connection with the upcoming 2015 Carnival Season. This Carnival season will be longer than the prior carnival seasons and this meeting was held early with the intention ... Read more

PM Gumbs welcomes Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 19:28

mgumbsandrplasterk18012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Marcel Gumbs welcomed Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk to St. Maarten on Sunday afternoon. Minister Plasterk is on a working visit to St. Maarten, Saba and Statia from January 18 until January 21. On Monday morning he will meet in a formal session with Prime Minister Gumbs. Minister Plasterk will also meet with His E ... Read more

PM Gumbs Welcome Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 19:28

pmgumbsplasterk18012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Marcel Gumbs welcomed Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk to St. Maarten on Sunday afternoon. Minister Plasterk is on a working visit to St. Maarten, Saba and Statia from January 18 until January 21. On Monday morning he will meet in a formal session with Prime Minister Gumbs. Minister Plasterk will a ... Read more

Cole Bay Resident Calling on Authorities to take Action.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 19:23

deadcow18012015Neighbor's dead cow making their lives unlivable

PHILIPSBURG:--- Vernice Whatts David, a cancer survivor and resident of Cole Bay is pleading with authorities to take the necessary actions to have her neighbor remove the carcass of a dead cow that died behind her house some eight days ago. ... Read more

It gets better by the day.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 18:18

swescotwilliams24122013PHILIPSBURG:--- Parliament has been asked in an indirect way to give the Government of St. Maarten some time to get its feet wet, but events in rapid succession are demanding Parliament's attention, and government is called to respond with equal urgency.
How else can one explain the sudden outburst by the Bureau Telecommunic ... Read more

Central Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday on Draft 2015 National Budget.

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 18:13

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on January 22.
The Central Committee meeting is set for Thursday at 9:00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda for the meeting is the draft 2015 National Budget.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberation. Copies of the draft budget were distributed to the Members of Parliament on Friday, January 16.

The draft 2015 National Budget is set at Naf. 44 ... Read more

MP Sarah Wescot Williams following up on Questions she posed to former Minister of VROMI

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:28

swescotwilliams24122013PHILIPSBURG:--- On December 16th, 2014 I sent the minister of VROMI via the chairman of Parliament, 5 questions regarding the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation, due to the public uproar regarding this institution, the allegations, the threats etc.
My questions were straightforward. I did not ask for books, I did not ... Read more

Something is not right with this picture: "Govt. must be willing to get concessions fees from companies."

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:18

dplogo23072014PHILIPSBURG:--- The Leader of the government coalition, MP Theo Heyliger is expecting the people of St. Maarten to believe that he has no and will not get any previous knowledge of the budget which has been sent to the Governor and is well on its way to Parliament. Really?
This revelation by MP Heyliger comes after repeated calls by his Minister of Finance for a dividend policy to level the playing field ... Read more

BTPSXM Calls on Government to set the record straight on Fraud Allegations.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:08

BTP Supervisory Board Calls on Government make SOAB Report Public

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Supervisory Board of the BTP SXM, after prior consultation with the Minister TEATT, has decided on this press release as it is evident that crucial available information within Government is not made available to all or considered which leads to the continued unfounded allegation of fraud at the BTP SXM.

In an effort to address these unfounded allegations once and for all the Supervisory Board of BTPSXM wishes to inform all th ... Read more

BTPSXM Called on Government to set the record straight on Fraud Allegations

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:08

BTP Supervisory Board Calls on Government make SOAB Report Public

PHILIPSBURG:---- The Supervisory Board of the BTP SXM, after prior consultation with the Minister TEATT, has decided on this press release as it is evident that crucial available information within Government is not made available to all or considered which leads to the continued unfounded allegation of fraud at the BTP SXM.

In an effort to address these unfounded allegations once and for all the Supervisory Board of BTPSXM wishes to inform all that the l ... Read more

Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation in Aruba covers many topics requiring follow-up by the Four Governments. Debriefing set for Friday morning.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:58

ipkosxmdelegation16012015PHILIPSBURG:--- The outcome of the Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) that took place in Aruba recently, will be a topic of discussion on Friday morning in the House of Parliament when the Permanent Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations Committee will meet for a debrief ... Read more

MP George Pantophlet wants information on Tax Procedures.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:53

george21082009PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament George wants to know how the process on the integration of the Inspectorate of Taxes and the St. Maarten Receiver's office is progessing. There are reports with promises being made to integrate these offices. More than 5 years have expired and no tangible results have manifested. Excuses are many and t ... Read more

TelEm Group 2013 financial statements, 2015 budget approved at Annual General Shareholders Meeting Thursday.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:51

telemshareholders16012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister, The Hon. Marcel Gumbs, officially introduced hi ... Read more

Voice of the Youth registering youngsters for St. Maarten Youth Brigade.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:44

voiceofyouthsybregistration16012015Registration ends Jan 30

PHILIPSBURG:--- Voice of the Youth St. Maarten is currently registering youngsters to be part of the St. Maarten Youth Brigade programme, which is geared towards transforming the lives of participants.
The programme focuses on getting at risk youths back on track as well as strengthening and bols ... Read more

Minister Fleming-Artsen visits Aruba House.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 02:01

josianneflemingartsenatarubahouse15012015PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister Plenipotentiary Hon. Josianne Fleming-Artsen last week visited Aruba House where she met with Minister Plenipotentiar ... Read more

Rotary Mid Isle Resumes meetings in 2015.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:49

majorjosephaatrotarymidisle15012015PHILIPSBURG:--- The weekly meetings of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Mid Isle have resumed in 2015. At the most recent meeting, the club welcomed Major Josepha, the community police office of the Simpsonbay/Beacon Hill/Maho/Lowlands/Cupecoy area to speak to the mem ... Read more

New Complaint Officer gives presentation to Group of 8 Students.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:08

ombudsmaninfosession15012015PHILIPSBURG:--- On January 12 2015, Complaint Officer Carmencita P. Lammar gave a presentation to the Group 8 Students of the Sister Borgia School about the Role of the Ombudsman and the structure of the Sint Maarten Government.
The presentation is the first of many that are to follow this year as part of a 'School Drive', i The initiative began in December 2014 when Ms. Lammar ... Read more

Stolen jewelry returned to rightful owner.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 19:57

PHILIPSBURG:--- In June of the year 2006 a burglary was committed in a house in Nazareth. The home owners reported this burglary with the police department. During the burglary some jewelry was stolen from the lady of the house.
In a later stage a suspect was arrested for several burglaries and multiple pieces of jewelry were found in his possession. They were confiscated by the police.
When this happens, the police always tries to find the rightful owner of the confiscated goods. Sometimes this is very difficult to do, because not that many people re ... Read more

President Richardson meets with Prime Minister Gumbs.

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 19:04

marcelgumbsandlloydrichardson15012015PHILIPSBURG:--- President Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson on Wednesday morning met with Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs to discuss a number of matters.
Richardson and Gumbs have decided to meet on a quarterl ... Read more