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Indie Soul: Baltimore Boxing Renaissance

Bing News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:19
Thursday’s event featured a slew of up and coming boxers from the DMV area, as well as Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ukraine, and St. Maarten. The feature fight of the night featured Tyrieshia Douglas (Baltimore-MD) versus Christina Ruiz ... ... Read more

Plasterk wants ‘sit down’ on integrity recommendations

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:17

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk wants a "sit down" with the St. Maarten Government to talk about the execution of recommendations from the Integrity Reports, particularly the one compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Plasterk's letter stated that he would make "no decision" on government's approach to the recommendations until such a meeting takes place. Government had submitted its "plan of approach" to the recommendations of the reports to the Dutch Government in October.

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Plasterk wants ‘sit down’ on integrity recommendations

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:17

PHILIPSBURG--Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk wants a "sit down" with the St. Maarten Government to talk about the execution of recommendations from the Integrity Reports, particularly the one compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Plasterk's letter stated that he would make "no decision" on government's approach to the recommendations until such a meeting takes place. Government had submitted its "plan of approach" to the recommendations of the reports to the Dutch Government in October.

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Vorst heirs offer a reduced land price

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:15

PHILIPSBURG--Government has been offered the Vorst land in Cay Hill for US $1 million less by the heirs to the property. This now puts the purchase price at US $4.5 million.

Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said the Council of Ministers has not taken a decision on whether to accept the offer. Her preference is to leave the offer for the incoming cabinet to make a decision.

Outgoing Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure VROMI Minister Maurice Lake had come under much fire for opting to purchase the land, instead of following an earlier p ... Read more

Vorst heirs offer a reduced land price

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:15

PHILIPSBURG--Government has been offered the Vorst land in Cay Hill for US $1 million less by the heirs to the property. This now puts the purchase price at US $4.5 million.

Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said the Council of Ministers has not taken a decision on whether to accept the offer. Her preference is to leave the offer for the incoming cabinet to make a decision.

Outgoing Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure VROMI Minister Maurice Lake had come under much fire for opting to purchase the land, instead of following an earlier p ... Read more

Hassink: Govt seeks more tax compliance to generate income

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:14

PHILIPSBURG--Generating income through more tax compliance, rather than increasing taxes continues to be the aim of government. Reducing expenditures is also an integral part making government financially stable, says outgoing Finance Minister Martin Hassink.

Both of those approaches were employed in drafting the 2015 country budget. The budget is deemed "far too late already" to meet all the required deadlines. "This year it was very challenging to handle budget as all the ministries had plans and wish lists that far exceeded the available ceilings," Hassink said.

Some final ... Read more

Hassink: Govt seeks more tax compliance to generate income

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:14

PHILIPSBURG--Generating income through more tax compliance, rather than increasing taxes continues to be the aim of government. Reducing expenditures is also an integral part making government financially stable, says outgoing Finance Minister Martin Hassink.

Both of those approaches were employed in drafting the 2015 country budget. The budget is deemed "far too late already" to meet all the required deadlines. "This year it was very challenging to handle budget as all the ministries had plans and wish lists that far exceeded the available ceilings," Hassink said.

Some final ... Read more

Man tries in vain to get friend’s unclaimed corpse buried after two months in freezer

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:08

~ Issue highlights need for legislation ~

PHILIPSBURG--A man has expressed grave concern and has labelled as inhumane the fact that the corpse of his late friend Dick Brand, a Dutch national who passed away on September 25, has been lying unclaimed in the freezer of a funeral home for two months, although he has been trying to get authorities to help find a solution to bury the body.

The issue has exposed the dire need for legislation to be put in place to outline the exact procedures that should be followed in cases where the next of kin cannot be located for persons who pass ... Read more

Man tries in vain to get friend’s unclaimed corpse buried after two months in freezer

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:08

~ Issue highlights need for legislation ~

PHILIPSBURG--A man has expressed grave concern and has labelled as inhumane the fact that the corpse of his late friend Dick Brand, a Dutch national who passed away on September 25, has been lying unclaimed in the freezer of a funeral home for two months, although he has been trying to get authorities to help find a solution to bury the body.

The issue has exposed the dire need for legislation to be put in place to outline the exact procedures that should be followed in cases where the next of kin cannot be located for persons who pass ... Read more

Alexandre Guerre winner of Heritage Photo contest

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:06

page1a161MARIGOT-- First prize overall in the Heritage Photo competition organised by Association Les Fruits de Mer went to Alexandre Guerre and top honours in the youth competition were awarded to Luna Valenti, it was announced Wednesday.

Their photos, along with many other fantastic entries, will be featured at the upcoming 2014 Heritage Photo Exhibition on December 6 where residents and tourists ali ... Read more

Alexandre Guerre winner of Heritage Photo contest

The Daily Herald - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:06

page1a161MARIGOT-- First prize overall in the Heritage Photo competition organised by Association Les Fruits de Mer went to Alexandre Guerre and top honours in the youth competition were awarded to Luna Valenti, it was announced Wednesday.

Their photos, along with many other fantastic entries, will be featured at the upcoming 2014 Heritage Photo Exhibition on December 6 where residents and tourists ali ... Read more

Minister of Justice Richardson representing Sint Maarten at Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Plenary and Ministerial Meetings in El Salvador.

St. Martin News Network - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:20

dennisrichardson26112014GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- Minister of Justice Hon. Dennis Richardson is currently in San Salvador, El Salvador, attending the Plenary and Ministerial of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) from November 23 to 27.

The CFATF is an organization of states and territories of the Caribbean Basin which have ... Read more

An inside look by Raphael Sorton.

St. Martin News Network - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:58

xblackmandonatesbooktopjl26112014PHILIPSBURG:--- Last week former commissioner of Finance Xavier Blackman presented the Philipsburg Jubilee library with a copy of the book : "An inside look ", authored by Mr. Blackman's uncle Mr. Raphael Sorton. The book is an autobiographical tale of a little boy who grew up on Sa ... Read more

Nature Foundation Pilots Project of Using Natural Alternatives to Combat Dengue and Chikungunya Carrying Mosquitoes in Communities.

St. Martin News Network - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:52

bathouse26112014COLE BAY:--- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has launched a small pilot project using natural predators of flying insects to combat the mosquito population on St. Maarten. For the last few weeks there has been an increase in the mosquito population, which in turn may result in increased cases of dengue fever and chikungunya, amongst the population. The Nature Foundation has therefore launched a pilot pro ... Read more

Please provide more options for higher education in St. Maarten

Bing News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:33
As a student studying abroad I think it’s really difficult to cope with so much. I really wish that St. Maarten can invest in their Education System. This implementation would highly benefit government in its expenditures, to save much more. If the USM ... ... Read more

Please provide more options for higher education in St. Maarten

Bing News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:33
As a student studying abroad I think it’s really difficult to cope with so much. I really wish that St. Maarten can invest in their Education System. This implementation would highly benefit government in its expenditures, to save much more. If the USM ... ... Read more

Vorst Families Submitted New Proposal to Government --- Caretaker Government will not deal with the proposal.

St. Martin News Network - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:29

swescotwilliams26112014PHILIPSBURG:--- Caretaker Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams announced at the Council of Ministers weekly press briefing on Wednesday that the Vorst family has submitted a new proposal for the sale of their property located in Cay Hill. Wescot W ... Read more

Minister of Finance Martin Hassink prefers to be an advisor to government instead of being Minister --- It is sad that St. Maarten still does not have a government in place.

St. Martin News Network - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:41

martinhassink26112014If the candidate fails screening and I am asked to stay on I will only do so for three months --- Hassink.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Finance Martin Hassink informed reporters on Wednesday that his appearance at Wednesday ... Read more

Positive changes for St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Google News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:59

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Positive changes for St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Additional racing, improved logistics and guaranteed Serious Fun at the 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. Here's an update from the regatta organizer… Running the same event year after year can be challenging, especially after 35 years. It is up to ...

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Norwegian Gem Gets 24-Hour Pub

Bing News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:05
St. Maarten and Tortola. From April 24 through Sept. 5, Norwegian Gem will sail seven-day Bahamas and Florida cruises. Introduced in May, the Norwegian NEXT upgrade program is adding signature features introduced on newer ships throughout the fleet. ... Read more
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