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Population requested to step up measures to mitigate mosquito population.

St. Martin News Network - 38 min 52 sec ago

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, is appealing to resident's country wide to step up measures at homes and businesses to mitigate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that is responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya.

This reminder comes due to recent rain showers that the country has been experiencing.

Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever, "Get Checked" campaign, is in line with the appeal for residents, and business owners, to check-in and ... Read more

Closure and Opening of New Parliamentary Year Next Week.

St. Martin News Network - 40 min 56 sec ago

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Closure of the parliamentary year 2013-2014 will take place on Monday, September 8 at 10:00am in the House of Parliament.

The closure will be carried out by the President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell.

On Tuesday, September 10 the new parliamentary year 2014-2015 will be opened by the President of Parliament in a solemn ceremony.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday will deliver the traditional speech at the opening of the new parliamentary year.

This solemn ceremony will be held at 10:00am in the House o ... Read more

Thank you from Emil Lee #4 DP.

St. Martin News Network - 42 min 55 sec ago

I thank my supporters for their confidence in our message of real change and real solutions. While some people claim that our election process is a bit of a popularity contest, but I don't believe that my results are a reflection of my popularity. Our campaign was successful because the message of open government, integrity, and fiscal discipline resonated with the people.

The election process has been both educational and truly enjoyable. Rest assured that if I am given an opportunity to participate in government, the push for a truly open government th ... Read more

Governor Holiday requests Mr. William Marlin to form government.

St. Martin News Network - 1 hour 10 min ago

eholiday14122012HARBOUR VIEW:--- On September 2, 2014, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Mr. William Marlin, to form a new government as formateur.
The Governor, based on the results of two days of consultations, met with Mr. William Marlin today. He requested Mr. Marlin to form a new government, ... Read more

Rainbow Supermarket Robbed --- Police on the hunt for three suspects.

St. Martin News Network - 3 hours 26 min ago

armedrobberyfillin13082012SUCKER GARDEN:--- Police are busy hunting for three suspects that robbed the Rainbow Supermarket on Sucker Garden Road on Tuesday afternoon. SMN News learnt that three armed men entered Rainbow Supermarket on Tuesday afternoon and held up the owners before robbing them of an unknown amount of cash. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson confirmed that the robbery took place but sai ... Read more

Audition For "Forget The Popcorn".

St. Martin News Network - 4 hours 22 min ago

headmade02092014Co-Production Of Headmade Factory & Hm

Directed by Peggy Oulerich and Hans Minnaert


Place: Temps Danse Académie St. Martin
Place du village Orient Bay

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TelEm Group International voice and data circuits back online.

St. Martin News Network - 4 hours 48 min ago

cs2kunit02092014POND ISLAND:--- TelEm Group technicians and engineers have fully restored operation of the company's international voice and data switch following a fire incident Monday.

At 3:00pm Tue ... Read more

Soualiga Soccer Association established.

St. Martin News Network - 4 hours 54 min ago

ssoccerassociation02092014PHILIPSBURG:--- The FC Soualiga Women's Soccer Team is proud to announce that, as of Wednesday the 27th of August 2014, the team is officially notarized as the Soualiga Soccer Association. Present at the signing were Notary Ms. Meredith Boekhoudt, the Associat ... Read more

Deal watch: Cruise the Caribbean for $299 - USA TODAY

Google News - 6 hours 56 min ago


Deal watch: Cruise the Caribbean for $299
Then, drop anchor in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Stroll through cobblestone streets and colonial architecture in Old San Juan or lounge on the beach in the trendy Condado neighborhood. Finish with a stop in Philipsburg on the mountainous island of St ...

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AVS News - 7 hours 39 min ago


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AVS News - 7 hours 47 min ago

Telcell Breakthrough

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AVS News - 7 hours 54 min ago

Tuesday, September 2, 2014   Sint Maarten – United People’s (UP) Party Leader and Member of Parliament Hon. Theo Heyliger and the UP Party Board would like to thank the people of Sint Maarten for exercising their democratic right to vote on Friday, August 29th when over 14,800 persons made use of their right to vote, bringing the turnout close to 70 per cent.

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AVS News - 7 hours 57 min ago

Tuesday, September 2, 2014   -The Leader of the Democratic Party of St. Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams released a statement regarding the outcome of the 2014 elections on Monday. The Prime Minister highlighted the way forward in her statement released amidst ongoing negotiations regarding the formation of Government; “The Democratic Party of St. Maarten wishes to firstly thank the Almighty for his guidance of our people during the campaign and election behi ... Read more

Gas Incident at Smitcoms Building sends international telecoms circuits crashing.

St. Martin News Network - 8 hours 23 min ago

telemshortcircuit02082014POND ISLAND:--- An incident occurred at the Smitcoms Building at approximately 3:30pm today (Monday September 1) causing the crash of TelEm Group's international, landline and internet/data circuits.

A small ... Read more

6 of world's most colorful colonial holdouts

Bing News - 8 hours 35 min ago
More information is available from the official Saba Tourist Bureau website. Winair flies from St. Maarten to Saba daily. The flight takes just 12 minutes. No hotels, just one pub. But the locals on Tristan da Cunha are friendly. Forget what the people of ... ... Read more

Body of Sonesta Great Bay Employee Found Dead in Car Trunk. (UPDATED)

St. Martin News Network - 9 hours 48 min ago

bebabrumant02092014DUTCH QUARTER:--- Police are busy investigating the death of a young girl from the Dominican Republic whose body was found in the trunk of a car early Tuesday morning in the Dutch Quarter area. The victim has been identified by residents as Lizcania Maduro (Liz) aka Beba Brumant (23) an employee (bartender) of Sonesta Great Bay ... Read more

Heyliger: UP parliamentarians to be ‘formidable’ opposition

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:29

PHILIPSBURG--Developments over the past days will see the United People's (UP) party playing its role in Parliament from the opposition benches. UP party Leader Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger said the party and its Members of Parliament (MPs) "will be a formidable force to be reckoned with when it comes to the role of keeping the government in check."

"We are ready to govern, to hold in check and control the decision of the coalition government that is in the making. Our democratic system allows for different political scenarios and those who will have representation in parliamen ... Read more

NA/DP/US divide portfolios, sign declaration for open stable govt

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:25

page1a090~ NA gets PM post; DP gets Parliament President ~

PHILIPSBURG--United St. Martin (US) party, Democratic Party (DP) and National Alliance (NA) agreed to a division of portfolios in a Governing Declaration for an "open and stable" government signed early Monday.

The coalition partners have also agreed that an operational and forensic a ... Read more

Car rental permits moratorium lifted

The Daily Herald - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:24

PHILIPSBURG--The moratorium on the issuance of car rental permits and the expansion of fleets has been lifted effective immediately, the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication TEATT announced on Monday.

TEATT Minister Ted Richardson took this decision that "is within his authority," a press release on the matter stated.

The moratorium was based on an Executive Council decision BC190208 ag. Pt. 30. Copies of the policy can be obtained via government's website under the Ministry TEATT via Department of Economic Affairs, ... Read more

St. Maarten elections 2014: Three-party agreement sends Heyliger to opposition benches

Today Newspaper St Maarten - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:55

Suspects Matser and Buncamper-Molanus in new parliament, Laveist disappears

St. Maarten – A handwritten note signed by NA-leader William Marlin, DP-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams and kingmaker Frans Richardson, leader of the US party, sealed the fate of the United People’s Party – the winner of Friday’s elections – in the early morning hours of Saturday at the Bute Hotel. The UP goes in the opposition with 7 seats, US. The NA-DP-US combination will form a new government.

This way, the National Alliance turned the tables on its political arch rival. In ... Read more

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